Born 1973, Pennsylvania

Education

2000

  • Master of Fine Arts, Yale University School of Art

1995

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bard College

Awards

2013

  • Finalist, Gardner Fellowship in Photography, Harvard University
  • Short List, Cord Prize, UK

2011

  • Second Place, ArtVerona Prize for Photography, Italy

2008

  • Artist Grant, Connecticut State Culture & Tourism Commission

2005

  • Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers

2003

  • Photo District News’ “30”

2002

  • Distinctive Merit Awards (2), Art Directors’ Club of New York

2000

  • Ward Cheney Memorial Award, Yale School of Art

Residencies/Workshops

2013

  • Chianticom, Tuscany, Italy

2011

  • Third Street Artist in Residence, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

2010

  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire

2009

  • Chianticom, Tuscany, Italy

2008

  • Mt. Tremper Arts Center, Hudson Valley, NY

2007

  • Chashama North, Hudson Valley, NY

2006

  • Hungarian Multicultural Center, Lake Balaton, Hungary
  • Camera Club of NY, Color Printing Residency, NYC

2005

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Workspace Program: 120 Broadway

2001

  • Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of Art

Exhibitions

Solo

2014

  • Photographs, Galerie Robert Morat, Hamburg, Germany (projected)

2013

  • Joe’s Junk Yard, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
  • American Family Portrait, Fulton St. Gallery, Troy, NY
  • Joe’s Junk Yard, Space 1026, Davenport College Gallery at Yale, New Haven
  • Joe’s Junk Yard and Other American Dreams, Drew University, Madison, NJ
  • Photographs, Galerie Robert Morat, Berlin, Germany (projected)
  • Lisa Kereszi: Junkyard, Davenport College Gallery at Yale, New Haven

2012

  • The Party’s Over, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC
  • Joe’s Junk Yard/La Poetica del Rottamaio, Metronom, Modena, Italy
  • Salvage, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
  • Joe’s Junk Yard, City-wide Open Studios Alternative Space, New Haven, CT

2010

  • Allure, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta
  • Lisa Kereszi: Photographs, Davenport College Gallery at Yale, New Haven

2009

  • Fantasies, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC
  • Joe’s Junkyard, Appalachian State University, North Carolina
  • Governors Island, Commanding Officer’s House, Governors Island, NYC (ongoing)

2008

  • Fantasies, Metronom, Modena, Italy

2007

  • Cheap Thrills, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC
  • Icon Project: High Line, Theory Flagship Store, NYC

2006

  • Public Dialogue, Alcott Gallery at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2005

  • The Baum Award, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
  • A Previous Life, Galleries at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • New York Stories, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC

2004

  • Governors Island, (2-person show with Andrew Moore), The Urban Center Gallery and City Hall, NYC

2003

  • Landscape and New Burlesque, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
  • Yale Summer School of Art, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk, CT

2002

  • Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

2001

  • No Live Girls, Todo Con Nada at Show World, Times Square, NYC

2000

  • MFA Thesis Show, Yale University, New Haven
  • Nocturnal Photographs, Williamsburg Mini-Mall, Brooklyn

1999

  • Nocturnal Photographs, Open Space Series, James Fuentes Gallery, NYC

1998

  • Photographs, L Cafe, Brooklyn
  • Facing Addiction, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Group

2014

  • Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861-2008, Wadsworth Athaneum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Chrysler Museum of Art and other venues (projected)

2013

  • Haunted, Shots and Works at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, VA
  • The Distaff Side, The Granary, Sharon, CT
  • The Mythology of Florida, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans

2012

  • Local Color, Mercantile Home, Easton, PA
  • Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Growing Season, Mercantile Home, Easton, PA
  • DIY: Photographers and Books, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
  • Doing Your Dirty Work, Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco, CA
  • Traces of Myth, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011

  • Recent Acquisitions: Photography, Norton Museum of Art, W. Palm Beach, FL
  • People, Power and Places: Reframing the American Landscape, Davidson College Gallery, North Carolina
  • Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC
  • Small Works, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • 9/11 Remembered: A Gallery of Reflection, The New York Times Building Lobby, NYC
  • 9/11 Remembered, in here is new york, International Center of Photography, NYC
  • Visitor Center, National September 11th Memorial & Museum, NYC
  • Sept. 11, 2001: Conn. Responds and Reflects, Conn. Historical Society, Hartford
  • CSC Archive Show, Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco, CA
  • Visions, Chianticom, Greve in Chianti, Italy

2010

  • Hands on Hands Off: Faculty Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • Inspired, Steven Kasher Gallery, NYC (curated by Beth Rudin deWoody)
  • Incognito: the Hidden Self-Portrait, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC
  • Things Fall Apart, Pool Gallery, Berlin
  • Sequins in the Sand: Celebrating 20 years of Miss Exotic World, Burlesque Hall of Fame at Emergency Arts, Las Vegas
  • Matters of Pattern, Conn. Culture & Tourism Gallery, Hartford, Conn.
  • Psychological Interior, Gallery Out of Place. Tokyo
  • Are you a Lucky Artist?, Biblioteca Civica d’Arte Luigi Poletti, Modena, Italy

2009

  • Sept.11, 2001: Conn. Responds and Reflects, Brookfield Museum and Historical Society, Conn.
  • Preview Space, National September 11th Memorial & Museum, NYC
  • Glitz and Grime: Photographs of Times Square, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC
  • Sexy in the City, Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC
  • Peeps, James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

2008

  • Musée de la Photographie, Brussels
  • The Printed Picture, curated by Richard Benson, Museum of Modern Art, NYC
  • Intrepid Unearthed, Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, NYC
  • Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • Balatonfüred/Csopak International Artists Residencies, Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest
  • Properly Past, BRIC/Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • SIGNS, Mt. Tremper Arts Center, Catskills, NY

2007

  • Seeing Things, Dorsky Gallery, Queens, NY
  • Easy Rider, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC
  • The Show on Vegas, M&B, Los Angeles
  • Chashama North, Pine Plains, NY
  • World Trade Center Memorial Foundation Touring Exhibition, various venues
  • Points of Departure, Fox Art Gallery, Logan Hall, Univ. of Penna., Phila.
  • Camera Club of NY, Residency Windows, Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC
  • Come One Come All, 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006

  • Looking Back from Ground Zero: Images from the Brooklyn Museum Collection, Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • The Office In and out of the Box, Dorsky Gallery, Queens, NY
  • Camera Club of NY, Residency Show, NYC
  • 9-11 Memorial Show, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford
  • Bearings: The Female Figure, PS 122 Gallery, NYC
  • Signals from/about Central-Europe II, Works from the Balatonfüred/Csopak International Artists Residencies 1996-2006, Central EU Gallery (KeKi), Budapest, Hungary
  • Storefront Stories, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC

2005

  • An Arm and a Leg, (curated by Beth de Woody) Artek Contemporaries, NYC
  • Equally Vulnerable, Branchville Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
  • On View: Photographing The Museum, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC
  • When We Were Young, Foley Gallery, NYC
  • The Right Light, Lab Gallery at the Roger Smith Hotel, NYC

2004

  • AMP: Flat File Project, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
  • Dreamweavers, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC
  • The Story of the South, Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans
  • Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
  • 6th Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Philadelphia, New Museum, NYC and others
  • Subway Series: The NY Mets and Our National Pastime, Queens Museum of Art, NY
  • Subway Series: The NY Yankees and the American Dream, Bronx Museum of Art
  • From New York with Love, Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL

2003

  • Pictures from Within, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
  • Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, NYC
  • Inside Out, Paul Morris Gallery, NYC
  • A River Half Empty, Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT
  • The Flat Files, University of Southern Maine
  • The Armory Show, (with Pierogi) NYC
  • Works on Paper, Volume 1, Volcker & Freunde Galerie, Berlin

2002

  • Faculty Show, School of the International Center of Photography, NYC
  • Majority Rules, Free Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Exotic Representation, Hunter College Art Gallery, NYC
  • Next Next Wave Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn
  • Ways and Means, Faculty Show, School of the International Center of Photography, NYC
  • Life of the City (Part II), Museum of Modern Art, NYC

2001

  • Here is New York, NYC, Chicago, Arles and others
  • The Body or the Landscape, Clemente Solo Velez Art Center, NYC
  • Tweaked, Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, NYC
  • In the Lake, Malca Fine Art, NYC

2000

  • Common Gaze, Base Art, San Francisco
  • Meat Market Art Fair, (with Pierogi) NYC
  • New Photographs, Baumgartner Gallery, NYC
  • Coriolis, Metro 971, Brooklyn, NY

1999

  • Faculty Show, Yale Summer School of Art, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk, CT
  • Videoforum, Art 30 Basel, (with zingmagazine) Switzerland
  • New Haven Open Studios/Exhibition, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT
  • The Apartment Show: Art for/in/about the Home, Zach Feuer, Boston
  • Salon One: A Photographic Installation, James Fuentes Gallery, NYC

1998

  • MFA Group Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven
  • Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, (with Pierogi Flat Files) Brooklyn Museum, NY

1997

  • Splice, Side Street Projects, Santa Monica,
  • The Affected Landscape, Mc Kinney Arts, NYC

Selected Publications

2012

  • Joe’s Junk Yard. Damiani Editore, Bologna (monograph)
  • “100 Notes — 100 Thoughts (on Dixie Evans)”, dOCUMENTA 13 (catalog), Kassel.

2011

  • New York: A Photographer’s City. Marla Hamburg Kennedy. Rizzoli: New York.
  • “Peepshow Creepshow,” zingmagazine, number 22.

2010

  • Exhibition Catalog, Musee de la Photographie, Belgium, pp. 304-5 & cover.
  • Are You a Lucky Artist. Skina Editore, Modena, Italy
  • “What happens there?” The Believer, January, p. 3.
  • “How to win in Reno.” Esopus, Issue 13, p. 79.

2009

  • Fun and Games, Nazraeli Press (monograph)

2007

  • Fantasies. Damiani Editore, Bologna (monograph)
  • “Peepshow,” Exit 29, Madrid
  • People like you, them & us, love Hijacked. T&G Publishing, Sydney.

2007

  • Central-Europe Through the Eye of International Artists, Hungarian Multicultural Center

2006

  • Woodward, Richard. “Altered States.” Artnews, March, cover & p. 105

2005

  • Governors Island, (exhibition catalog, with Andrew Moore), Public Art Fund

2004

  • Open House: Working in Brooklyn, (exhibition catalog), Brooklyn Museum
  • Lunar Calendar: Julie Atlas Muz, Whitney Biennial (exhibition catalog), Abrams/Steidl
  • Harper’s Magazine, May
  • Subway Series, zing books (exhibition catalog)

2003

  • Lisa Kereszi: Photographs (exhibition catalog) Pierogi Press
  • PDN’s 30,” Photo District News, March
  • Artist in the Marketplace (exhibition catalog), Bronx Museum of Art
  • A River Half Empty (exhibition catalog), Aldrich Museum

2002

  • Pierogi Press, No. 9

2001

  • Art Directors’ Club Annual, No. 81
  • American Photography 18
  • Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs, SCALO
  • Exotic Representation, (exhibition catalog), Hunter College, New York
  • “Lisa Kereszi: King of Photography,” Tokion
  • Turn Shake Flip, Eyestorm
  • zingmagazine, Issue 16, Winter
  • Pierogi Press, Fall
  • Graduate Photography at Yale, New Haven, CT
  • Tweaked (exhibition catalog), F.I.T., NYC

1999

  • zingmagazine, No. 9, Spring

1998

  • The Art of the X Files, Lookout Books/Harper Prism
  • Our Grandmothers, Stewart Tabori and Chang

1998

  • zingmagazine, No. 6, Summer

1996

  • Zoom, Milan, March/April

Selected Collections

  • Altoids Curiously Strong Collection of the New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Bard College Photography Department
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Cleveland Clinic Art Program
  • Dikeou Collection
  • Dow Jones
  • Fried Frank Art Collection
  • Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum
  • Joy of Giving Something Foundation
  • Marieluise Hessel Collection of CCS Bard
  • Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
  • Museum of Modern Art (Study Collection)
  • National September 11th Memorial & Museum
  • Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans
  • Pilara Foundation, San Francisco
  • West Collection of S.E.I. Investments
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • UBS Art Collection
  • University of California at Berkeley Art Museum
  • Yale School of Art and Haas Arts Library
  • Yale University Art Gallery
  • Various private collections

Teaching Experience

2013-

  • Critic and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art, Yale University School of Art
  • Guest Critic, Parsons & Hartford Art School

2012

  • Guest critic, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2006-2012

  • Lecturer and Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies in Photography, Yale University School of Art, Undergraduate Photography Dept.

2011-12

  • Lecturer/Critic, MFA Program in Photography, Yale School of Art

2008

  • Guest critic, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2006

  • Faculty, Summer Residency Program at School of Visual Arts, NYC

2005

  • Lecturer, Yale University, Undergraduate Photography Dept.

2004

  • Lecturer, Yale University, Undergraduate Photography Dept.

2002

  • Faculty, International Center of Photography (through 2005)

2000

  • Teaching Assistant, Yale School of Art, Undergraduate Photo Dept.

1999

  • Teaching Assistant, Yale Summer Program at Norfolk, CT

Lectures

2013

  • Parsons MFA Program, NYC
  • Institute Library, New Haven, CT

2012

  • Colby College, Waterville, Maine
  • Lafayette College, Easton, PA
  • Palm Springs Art Museum at Palm Springs Photo Festival, CA
  • MassArt, Boston, MA
  • Bryn Mawr College, PA
  • Bard College, NY
  • Simon’s Rock, MA

2011

  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
  • Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
  • Commanding Officer’s House, Governors Island, NYC
  • West Collection, Merion, PA
  • Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Drew University, Madison, NJ
  • Panel discussion on women in photography, School of Visual Arts, NYC

2010

  • Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Commanding Officer’s House, Governors Island, NYC
  • Panel discussion on magazine photography, PhotoPlus Expo, NYC

2009

  • Apple Store Soho, APANY Image Makers Lecture Series
  • The Strand Bookstore, NYC
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

2006

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

2005

  • University of Chicago, MFA Program, IL
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Cooper Union, NYC
  • Int’l Center of Photography, NYC
  • East Tenn. State University, Johnson City, TN
  • School of Visual Arts, NYC
  • Teacher/lecture, CEC Arts Link, VisArt Program in Central Asia

2004

  • School of Visual Arts, NYC
  • Yale University, undergraduate photography dept., New Haven, CT
  • New York University MA Studio Art Program, NYC

2003

  • School of Visual Arts, NYC
  • Yale Summer Program in Norfolk, CT

2002

  • School of Visual Arts

2001

  • International Center of Photography

1999

  • Parsons School of Art and Design

Selected Work Experience

  • Freelance photography, magazines include the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, New York, TIME, Harper’s, GQ, Nest, Details, Jane, W, London Telegraph Sunday Magazine, Flaunt, Fortune, Nylon, wallpaper*, Black Book, V, Bust, Newsweek, Orion, Bon Appetit, House and Garden, AARP, Village Voice, and zingmagazine; clients include IBM, Nike, NY Organ Donor Society, Qdoba, Yale University Admissions and Capitol Records, 1996 – present
  • Assistant, Nan Goldin, 1996-97

Miscellany
  • Writer, “There are always the ones that got away,” in: Steacy, Will. The Photographs Not Taken, Daylight Press, 2012.
  • Writer, “The World is Our Studio,” in: Traub, Charlie. The Education of a Photographer sequel. Allworth Press, 2012
  • Curator, 19th Century New Haven Cartes de Visite, Davenport College Gallery, Yale Univ., CT 2011 and the Institute Library, New Haven, CT, Spring 2013
  • Curator, LAND Gallery Artists, Sam’s Space, Yale School of Art, CT, 2011
  • Co-curator, North East Folk, Davenport College Gallery, Yale Univ., CT 2011

  • Review Board, Pratt Photography Program Review, 2010
  • Writer, various articles on photography, Daylight Magazine online, 2010-11
  • Executive Producer, A Steady Grind, feature documentary by Victoria Kereszi, 2009
  • Judge, Miss Exotic World Contest, Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, NV, 2008
  • Co-curator, Sea, Jen Bekman Gallery, NYC, 2003