Resume

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014   Soldier, Sikkema Jenkins & Co.,NYC.
  • 2013   Suzanne Opton, Linfield College Gallery, McMinnville, OR.
  • 2012   Many Wars, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA.
  • 2012   Soldier / Many Wars, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA.
  • 2011   Soldier / Many Wars, Photostop Gallery, White River Junction, VT.
  • 2011   Vermont, Robert Anderson Gallery,NYC.
  • 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.
  • 2007   Soldier, Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA.
  • 2007   Soldier, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.
  • 2007   Soldier, Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, NYC.
  • 2006   Soldier, CEPA Gallery with 10 street banners, 20 bus shelter displays, Buffalo NY.
  • 2006   Soldier, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY.
  • 2002   Suzanne Opton, SK Josefsberg, Portland OR.
  • 2001   Loose Change, Il Diaframma Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • 2001   Loose Change, Di Qua Dal Fiume e Tra Gli Autobus, Brescia, Italy.
  • 1995   Evening in Scapegoat, Montana, Motel Fine Arts, NYC.
  • 1994   Early Night Hedge, Motel Fine Arts, NYC.
  • 1992   After the Fire, Lowinsky Gallery, NYC.
  • 1990   Night Watch, Lowinsky Gallery, NYC.
  • 1989   Restless Nights, Mira Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014
  • (Dis)comfort Zones, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Blue Sky: Oregon Center for Photographic Arts at 40, Portland Art Museum,Portland, OR.
  • Aspects of the Self: Portraits of our Times, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech,Blacksburg, VA.
  • Affekte, Kunstpalais, Erlagen, Germany; Gemeentenmuseum, Helmond, Netherlands;Culturcentrum, Mechelen, Belgium.
  • Photographic Portraits: Invitation to Stare, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH.
  • Suzanne Opton and Claire Beckett, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.
  • 2013
  • War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and It’s Aftermath, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; traveling to Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles; Corcoran Museum, Washington DC; Brooklyn Museum.
  • Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI.
  • The Nature of Man: Crafting the Real, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspesie, Gaspe Peninsula, Canada.
  • home.front, curator Deborah Jack, Lemmerman Gallery, NJ University, Jersey City, NJ.
  • 2012
  • A Short History of Photography, International Center of Photography,NYC.
  • Visual Traces of the Restless Present, Days of Photography,Darmstadt,Germany.
  • Young People: Set 9 from the Collection FotoMuseum Winterthur ,Zurich, Switzerland.
  • RollenSpiele / Rollenbilder, Museum der Moderne,Salzburg,Austria.
  • 2010
  • US Today after….,Le Bleu Ciel, Lyon, France.
  • New Ways of Seeing, Brighton Photo Biennial, curator Martin Parr,Brighton,UK.
  • Many Wars, Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY.
  • 2009
  • War at a Distance, Ryerson University, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada.
  • Darkside II: Photographic Power and Violence, Disease and Death, Fotomuseum Winterthur,Zurich,Switzerland.
  • China Pingyao International Photography Festival,Pingyao,China.
  • Photo Miami, Miami Basel art fair,Miami, FL.
  • Here’s Looking at You: Variations on the Portrait, Stephen Cohen Gallery,LA.
  • Great Expectations, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'Art Contemporai, Luxembourg.
  • Stigmata, Red Cross Museum, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Contemporary Art Collection, Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, OH.
  • 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.
  • American Identities, 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, Belgium.
  • Grace, Peer Gallery,New York.
  • 2007
  • Photo LA, Art Fair,Stephen Cohen Gallery,Los Angeles,CA.
  • Photo Miami, Art Fair, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Miami,FL.
  • L’autre, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia,PA.
  • By Invitation Only,Kinz/Tillou+Feigen, NYC.
  • Its Our War,Fovea Gallery, Beacon, New York.
  • Face Forward,Gallery 52, NYC.
  • Faccia a Faccia,Forma Gallery, Milan,Italy.
  • 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,NYC.
  • 2003
  • Flowers,SK Josefsberg Studio,Portland,OR.
  • Photo ID, three artist show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins,CO.
  • 2002
  • new york après New York, Musée del'Eysée,Lausanne,Switzerland.
  • 2001
  • Color,Janet Borden Gallery,NYC.
  • 1999
  • Summer Reading,Yancy Richardson Gallery,NYC.
  • 1995
  • Inscrutable Objects,Ansel Adams Center San Francisco.
  • 1994
  • Building, Dwelling, Thinking, Lowinsky Gallery,NYC.
  • 1992
  • The Fire and the Aftemath, Robert Koch Gallery,San Francisco.
  • Landscape Show, Lowinsky Gallery,NYC.
  • Flora Photographica, curated by William Ewing. Serpentine Gallery,London.
  • 1987
  • Il Nudo Maschile Nella Fotografia, curated by Peter Weiermair,Kunstverein,Frankfurt,Germany.
  • 1984
  • Summer Show,Oggi Domani Gallery,NYC.
  • 1982
  • Fleeting Gestures,International Center of Photography,NYC.

GRANTS / AWARDS

  • 2012   Brown Foundation Fellowship: MFA, Houston: Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France.
  • 2009   John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
  • 2009   Cummings Foundation Grant for Soldier Billboard Project.
  • 2008   Fledgling Fund and Cross Currents Foundation grants for the Soldier Billboard Project.
  • 2008   New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fiscal sponsorship for Soldier Billboards.
  • 2008   Festival Voies Off 2008 des Rencontres d'Arles 13th edition, Arles, France.
  • 2007   Fledgling Fund Grant for trip to Jordan to produce Soldier+Citizen photographs.
  • 2006   Honickman First Book Prize finalist.
  • 2006   John Gutmann Fellowship Award nominee.
  • 2006   Central New York Community Foundation Grant for Soldier Billboards.
  • 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.
  • 1976   National Endowment for the Arts Short Term Activities Grant.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

  • Austin Museum of Art
  • Biblioteque Nationale, Paris
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Cleveland Museum
  • Chrysler Museum
  • Fotomuseum Winterthur
  • Hood Museum, Dartmouth College
  • Honolulu Museum
  • International Center of Photography
  • Library of Congress
  • Light Work
  • Michener Museum
  • Musée de L’Eysee, Lausanne
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum
  • Polaroid Collection
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Yale University Art Gallery

RESIDENCIES

  • 2013   Artist-in-Residence, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon.
  • 2012   Brown Foundation Fellowship at the Dora Maar House, Ménerbes, France.
  • 2011   Artist-in-Residence, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • 2009   Blue Mountain Center, The Cost of War, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
  • 2007   MacDowell Colony Fellow, Peterborough, NH.
  • 2005   Artist-in-Residence, Light Work, Syracuse NY.

BOOKS

  • The Photobook: A History Volume III, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, Pantheon, 2014
  • War / Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2012.
  • Soldier / Many Wars, Decode Books (monograph), 2011.
  • RollenSpiele / Rollenbilder, Hirmer Verlag. Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria, 2011.
  • The Unseen Eye, Collection of Bill Hunt, Thames and Hudson, anthology, 2011.
  • Afterward, ed. Nathalie Herschdorfer, Thames and Hudson, anthology, 2011.
  • William Ewing, Face: The New Photographic Portrait, Thames and Hudson, 2006.
  • Vicki Goldberg, Suzanne Opton, chapter, Light Matters, Aperture, 2005.
  • Vicki Goldberg, On Guard: Soldiers Off Guard, Contact Sheet, number 136, Light Work.
  • Loose Change (monograph) with essay by Vicki Goldberg, 2000.
  • William Ewing, Flora Photographica, Simon & Schuster 1991.
  • Peter Weiermair, ll Nudo Maschile Nella Fotografia, Ravena, Italy 1987.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Robin Cembalest, “The Military is Present,” ARTnews, 3/13.
  • Artnews.com
  • ”home.front,” New Jersey City University, catalogue, 2012.
  • “Epilogue,” The Australian Photojournalist,” Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, 2011 edition, “Soldier,” p.152-163.
  • “America’s Hidden Wars,” Forbes Blog, Abigail Esman, Pen and Sword, 9/26/11.
  • Publisher’s Weekly, “Soldier / Many Wars,” 7/25/11.
  • Francis Hodgson, “The Brighton Photo Biennial Takes A Gamble,” Financial Times, 10/18/10.
  • FotoVisura, portfolio, 2009.visuramagazine.com
  • Lens Culture online interview,2008. lensculture.com
  • 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'Insensé, 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.
  • Photography Quarterly, “Imaging War,” 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 portfolio, Milan, Italy, Fall 2007.
  • La Matin, Lausanne, “Des Images Bouleversantes,”9/13/07.
  • Luc Debraine, “Tetes à plat, binettes et regards en coin” La Temps, Lausanne, 9/13-19/07.
  • ”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.
  • Larry List, “Soldier Photographs,” Light Work Annual, 2006.
  • Erica France, “Photo ID: Examining the Figure Through Photography,” Interview with the artists, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO, 2003.
  • ”Mémoire d'un ville blessée,” Musées Lausannois, June-September 2002, page 4.
  • Andy Grundberg, “Inscrutable Objects,” See,” Friends of Photography, Issue 1:2, 1995.
  • Charles Hagen, “Edouard Denis Baldus & Suzanne Opton,” New York Times, Art in Review, 2/7/92.
  • Rune Jonsson, “Serenity of Nature,” Aktuell Fotografi, December 1989.
  • ”Ironic Detachment From Feminine Norms,” Dagens Nyheter, September 26, 1989.

ARTIST TALKS, INTERVIEWS

  • 2013   NPR, Studio 360, on air interview.
  • 2013  Lecture, Portraiture, Linfield College Auditorium, McMinnville, OR.
  • 2012   Lecture, Soldier / Many Wars, Henry Art Gallery, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • 2011   Lecture, SPE Regional Conference, Syracuse, NY.
  • 2010   Artist Talk, “New Ways of Seeing,” Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, UK.
  • 2010   Artist Talk, “US Today, After…” Photo Festival, Lyon, France.
  • 2010   Artist Talk, “Soldier Billboard Project,” Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC.
  • 2008   Artist Talk, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2008   Panel Discussion, Katzen Center, American University, Washington, DC.
  • 2007   Artist Talk, Musée de l'Eysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2007   NPR, Studio 360
  • 2007   NPR, Day to Day, interview with Madeline Brand.
  • 2007   Artist Talk, Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA.
  • 2007   Artist Talk, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.
  • 2007   Artist Talk,ICP Photographer Lecture Series, “The Portrait,” ICP, New York.
  • 2006   Vicki Goldberg lecture at opening of Light Work exhibition.

TEACHING

  • 2013   ICP Photography Workshop Instructor, Fotoenlace, Bogota, Colombia.
  • 2005-2007   Photography Professor, Cooper Union, New York.
  • 1999 - present   Photography Faculty, International Center of Photography, New York.