Resume

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2012

  • Many Wars, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

2008-10

Soldier Billboards, billboards in eight cities sponsored by the Denver Contemporary Museum, Denver, CO; DiverseWorks, Houston, TX; The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA; Forecast Public Art, Minneapolis, MN; SkyLab, Columbus, OH, Sanctuary for Independent Media,Troy, NY; DC metro stations. SoldiersFace.com

2007

  • Soldier, Musée de l'Eysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Soldier, Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA.
  • Soldier, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.
  • Soldier, Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, New York City.

2006

  • Soldier, CEPA Gallery with 10 street banners, 20 bus shelter displays, Buffalo NY.
  • Soldier, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY.

2002

  • Suzanne Opton, SK Josefsberg, Portland OR.

2001

  • Loose Change, Il Diaframma Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • Loose Change, Di Qua Dal Fiume e Tra Gli Autobus, Brescia, Italy.

1995

  • Evening in Scapegoat, Montana, Motel Fine Arts, New York City.

1994

  • Early Night Hedge, Motel Fine Arts, New York City.

1992

  • After the Fire, Lowinsky Gallery, New York City.

1990

  • Night Watch, Lowinsky Gallery, New York City.

1989

  • Restless Nights, Mira Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

  • War Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • Portraits of Courage, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu Hawaii
  • A Short History of Photography, International Center of Photography, NYC
  • Darmstadt Days of Photography, Darmstadt, Germany

2010

  • Brighton Photo Biennial curated by Martin Parr, Brighton, UK
  • US Today after, IUFM Confluence Gallery, Lyon, France
  • Veteran, Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY.

2009

  • War at a Distance, Ryerson University, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada. (scheduled)
  • Great Expectations, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'Art Contemporai, Luxembourg.
  • Stigmata, Red Cross Museum, Geneva, Switzerland.

2008

  • Optical Illusion in Modern Photography, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
  • Burning Down the House, Elisabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Witness, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Modern Art, Modern Lives: Then and Now, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX.
  • Identities: Faire Faces, Le Bleu du Ciel, Lyon, France.
  • In my Solitude, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels.
  • Grace, Peer Gallery, New York.

2007

  • Photo LA, Art Fair, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • L'autre, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
  • By Invitation Only, Kinz/Tillou+Feigen, New York.
  • Its Our War, Fovea Gallery, Beacon, New York.
  • Face Forward, Gallery 52, New York.
  • Suzanne Opton & James Sprouse, Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, New York.
  • Faccia a Faccia, Forma Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • Facing the Figure, Karen Sanders Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY.

2006

Photo Miami, Art Fair at Miami Basel, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Miami FL. Summer Skin, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles.

2004

Duality/Multiplicity, Roger Smith Gallery, New York City.

2003

  • Flowers, SK Josefsberg Studio, Portland OR.
  • Photo ID, three artist show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO.

2002

new york aprs New York, Musée de l'Eysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.

2001

Color, Janet Borden Gallery, New York City.

1999

Summer Reading, Yancy Richardson Gallery, New York City.

1995

Inscrutable Objects, curated by Andy Grundberg. Ansel Adams Center San Francisco.

1994

Building, Dwelling, Thinking, Lowinsky Gallery, New York City.

1992

  • The Fire and the Aftemath, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco.
  • Landscape Show, Lowinsky Gallery, New York City.
  • Flora Photographica, curated by William Ewing. Serpentine Gallery, London

1987

Il Nudo Maschile Nella Fotografia, curated by Peter Weiermair. Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.

GRANTS / AWARDS

2012

  • Dora Maar House Fellowship, MFA, Houston

2009

  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Cummings Foundation Grant for Soldier Billboard Project

2008

  • Fledgling Fund and Cross Currents Foundation grants for the Soldier Billboard Project
  • New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fiscal sponsorship for Soldier Billboards
  • Festival Voies Off 2008 des Rencontres d'Arles 13th edition, Arles, France

2007

  • MacDowell Colony Fellow, Peterborough, NH
  • Fledgling Fund Grant for trip to Jordan to produce Soldier+Citizen photographs.

2006

  • Honickman First Book Prize finalist
  • John Gutmann Fellowship Award nominee
  • Central New York Community Foundation Grant for Soldier Billboards

2005

Artist-in-Residence, Light Work, Syracuse NY.

2003

Nominee, Santa Fe Prize for Photography, Santa Fe Photography Workshop

1999

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Catalogue Grant.

1978

Polaroid Corporation Equipment and Materials Grant.

1976

  • Vermont Council on the Arts Grant.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Short Term Activities Grant.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

  • Austin Museum of Art
  • Biblioteque Nationale, Paris
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Cleveland Museum
  • Chrysler Museum
  • International Center of Photography
  • Library of Congress
  • Light Work
  • Michener Museum
  • Musee de l'eysee, Lausanne
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City
  • Polaroid Collection
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Yale University Art Gallery

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Fox News, Soldier Photos Spark Comments on Metro, My Fox DC, 3/12/2010
  • 100 Words: Suzanne Opton's Soldier Billboard Project, NPR Blog, 3/18/2010
  • Susan Saulny, Battles Over Billboard Space Precede G.O.P Gathering, New York Times, National News front page, 8/29/08
  • Tyler Coburn, CBS Outdoor Pulls Suzanne Opton's Soldier Billboards During the Republican National Convention, Rhizome at the New Museum, 8/29/08
  • Paul Schmelzer, AMid RNC Paranoia, CBS Outdoor Pulls Soldier Billboards, The Minnesota Independent, 8/27/08.
  • Billboard Co. Says No to Soldier Portraits in St. Paul, Photo District News, 9/2/08.
  • Daniel Nasaw, Billboards of US Soldiers Cancelled in Host City of Republican Convention, The Guardian, 8/28/08.
  • L'Insens?, portfolio, Paris, Fall 2008.
  • European Photography, portfolio, Fall 2008
  • One Hour Empire, portfolio, Fall 2008
  • Review of International Studies (RIS), Cambridge University Press, portfolio and text in issue devoted to art and war, editors Alex Danchev and Debbie Lisle, Fall 2008.
  • Portfolio, Photography Quarterly, Imaging War, 4 page portfolio, Center for Photography at Woodstock, issue #4, Woodstock, NY, Spring 2008
  • Paul Lester, Visual Communications Quarterly, Taylor & Francis, cover image and article, Fall 2007.
  • Alessandro Trabucco, Back Home, Gente Di Fotografia, magazine cover+pg 6-11, Milan, Italy, Fall 2007
  • La Matin, Lausanne, Des Images Bouleversantes,13/07
  • Luc Debraine, Tetes plat, binettes et regards en coin La Temps, Lausanne, 9/13-19/07
  • Luc Debraine, Regards Fixes, La Temps, Lausanne, 9/14/07
  • Shannon Collins, Shooting Her Subjects Off-Guard, Lifestyle, Bucks County, 10/07
  • Faces Da Guerra, BRAVO!, Magazine of Culture, Madrid, 4/07.
  • Vince Aletti, Wartime Portraits, The New Yorker, Feb 12, 2007.
  • Andrea Fitzpatrick, The Silent Dialogue, Border Crossings, page 39-45, December 2006
  • Arta Razboiului, Photo, Romanian Magazine, December 2006.
  • William Ewing, Face: The New Photographic Portrait, Thames and Hudson, 2006.
  • Richard Huntington, Faces of War, September 1, 2006, page 14.
  • Gerald Mead, Face to Face, Art Voice, August, 2006, page 18-19.
  • Peter V. Brinkemper, Dead Men, Dead Women, Still Alive, Telepolis.de 2006.
  • Larry List, Sodier Photographs, Light Work Annual, 2006.
  • Vicki Goldberg, On Guard: Soldiers Off Guard, Contact Sheet, number 136, Light Work.
  • Vicki Goldberg, Suzanne Opton, chapter of Light Matters, Aperture 2005.
  • Erica France, Photo ID: Examining the Figure Through Photography, Interview with the artists, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO, 2003.
  • Alyson Stanfield, Exposed, Fort Collins Weekly, issue 19, page 26, July 9. 2003.
  • Memoire d'un ville blessée, Musées Lausannois, June-September 2002, page 4.
  • Vicki Goldberg, Women, Vases & The Years, Loose Change, 2000.
  • Andy Grundberg, Inscrutable Objects, See, Friends of Photography, Issue 1:2, 1995.
  • Charles Hagen, Edouard Denis Baldus & Suzanne Opton, Neww York Times, Art in Review, 2/7/92.
  • William Ewing, Flora Photographica, Simon & Schuster 1991.
  • Rune Jonsson, Serenity of Nature, Aktuell Fotografi, December 1989.
  • Ironic Detachment From Feminine Norms, Dagens Nyheter, September 26, 1989.
  • Peter Weiermair, ll Nudo Maschile Nella Fotografia, Ravena, Italy 1987.

ARTIST TALKS, INTERVIEWS

2010

Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC, Artist lecture with Susan Reynolds

2009

Visura Online Magazine, portfolio, visuramagazine.com

2008

  • Artist Talk, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Artist Panel, Katzen Center, American University, Washington, DC.
  • Lens Culture online interview, lensculture.com/opton.html

2007

  • Artist Talk, Musée de l'Eysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • NPR, Studio 360
  • NPR, interview with Madeline Brand, Day to Day
  • Lecture, Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA
  • Artist Talk, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
  • ICP Photographer Lecture Series, The Portrait, ICP, New York, icp.org

2006

Vicki Goldberg lecture at opening of Light Work exhibition

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1981-2008

  • Freelance photographer with work appearing in Fortune, Forbes,Barrons, Time, Newsweek, Worth, New York Times, People, Esquire.
  • Corporate clients include Dow Jones, Met Life, Estee Lauder, Mohawk Paper.

2005 - 2007

Photography Professor, Cooper Union, New York.

1999 - present

Photography Instructor, International Center of Photography, New York.