Bio

b. Landshut, Germany, 1966

Education

1992

Hochschule Darmstadt – University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany

1988

Lette-Verein Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Academic Posts

2002–2006

MFA Adjunct Faculty, Photography Department, The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2000–2003

BFA Adjunct Faculty, Photography Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Silent Speed, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

2014

Zero Base, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

2013

Now and a Half, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Condition, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

2011

Line of Sight, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2010

Nature of the Pencil, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

L’Approximatif, John Tevis Gallery, Paris, France

New Pictures 2: Marco Breuer, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2009

Part of Parts, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

2008

Principles of Extraction, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2007

1892–2007, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

2006

The Problem with Photography (z.Zt.), Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Mannheim, Germany

2005

Notes, Queries, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

2004

(Outward Manifestations of) Something Else, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

2003

And/Or, Clifford–Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

Excerpts, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

2002

Errata, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Observations in Color, Roth Horowitz, New York, NY

2001

Scale/6, The Balcony, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada

Circa 1999, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

FAQs, Clifford–Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

2000

Tremors, Ephemera, Roth Horowitz, New York, NY

Pattern and Practice, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA

For Now, Esso Gallery, New York, NY

1999

Subject to Change, Hänel Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

1998

Das Nacheinander der Dinge, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Next To Nothing, Gina Fiore Salon of Fine Arts, New York, NY

Tomorrow Never Comes, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY

1997

E/Z, Halsey Gallery, School of the Arts, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Aufzeichnungen, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany

Von Einem Tag Zum Andern, Kunsthaus Fischinger, Stuttgart, Germany

E/Z, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

1995

Notizen aus dem abgelaufenen Beobachtungszeitraum, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

1994

Sprachsturz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe/Forum Fotografie, Hamburg, Germany

Il Mondo Animale, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2017

Dark Room, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Abstract Photography from the Permanent Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Arlington, NY

2016

Concrete and Generative Photography / Part 2. The Contemporaries, Photo Edition Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Prime Time, Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2015

I am a Lie and I am Gold, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Light Image and Data Image: Traces of Concrete Photography, Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Linear Abstraction, SCAD Galleries, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2014

Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

What is a Photograph?, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2013

Color! American Photography Transformed, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX

Flow, Just Flow: Variations on a Theme, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA

The Black Mirror, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2012

A Short History of Photography: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the International Center of Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Penetration, Michael Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2011

Science of Sight: Alternative Photography, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

2010

The Pencil of Nature, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Burning Desire, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY

2009

Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices, Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY

Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2008

Contemporary Abstractions, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

Matisse and Beyond, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

This Is Karate, Von Lintel Gallery, NY, NY

2007

Statement, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Mannheim, Germany

METHOD: Contemporary Abstract Photography, Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006

Intersections: Atlanta Collects Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Artist’s Choice: Herzog & de Meuron, Perception Restrained, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Depth of Field: Expanding Perspectives in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Photography, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

It’s Not a Photo, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

Home Is Where The Art Is, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

2005

Lines and Traces, Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim, Germany

Picturing Modernity: Highlights of the Photography Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

What We’re Collecting Now, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

The Photograph in Question, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY

FOCUS ON: New Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Handmade, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

2004

Reinstallation of the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Editions Fawbush: A Selection, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY

New Prints 2004/Autumn, International Print Center New York, New York, NY

Drawing a Pulse, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art& Design, Ann Arbor, MI

Relating to Photography, Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Cameraless Photographs 1950–2004, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2003

Prima Facie, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Agitate—Negotiating the Photographic Process, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Visions and Revisions: Art on Paper since 1960, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Abstraction in Photography, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

In the Making: Contemporary Drawings from a Private Collection, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Up Close and Personal: A Collection of Minimalist and Figurative Drawings, Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2002

Copy, Roth Horowitz, New York, NY

2000

Open Ends—Actual Size, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Photographs, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Photography About Photography, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

1999

… Imagine!, Galerie Haus Schneider, Ettlingen/Karlsruhe, Germany

Barely There, Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY

Low Tech, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

Marco Breuer and Ellen Carey, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Phenomena, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, CA

Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1998

Aspects of Photography, Esso Gallery, New York, NY

Photo- , Villa Minimo, Hannover, Germany

Male, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY

1997

Kit, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY

Diverse Visions//photographic perspectives, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

1996

Art On Paper 1996, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

By Any Means, Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN

Der zerteilte Blick, DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany

The Nature of Light, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York, NY

Selections Summer ’96, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Incestuous, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (curated by Carter Kustera and Tiong Ang)

1995

Fotofeis—Festival of Photography: Fairytaile in the Supermarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

Collaborations, Kamin Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

1994

Photography in an Extended Field, White Columns, New York, NY

Breuer/Chamber, changing installation in Chamber 2, New York, NY

1993

Deutsche Fototage—Festival of Photography: Borderlines and Ansichten von Alexandra S., Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Essential Material: Selected Book Projects at Dieu Donné Papermill, HarperCollins, New York, NY (traveled to Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, 1994)

Grants & Awards

2016

Headlands Center for the Arts residency

2015

Larry Sultan Photography Award

2006

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2005

Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship, Japan–United States Friendship Commission/National Endowment for the Arts

2004

Islip Art Museum—Carriage House Residency

2003

MacDowell Colony Residency (also 2001, 2000)

photo-eye Award—Best Photography Books of 2002 (for SMTWTFS)

2000

Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant

Permanent Collections

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins University, Winter Park, FL

Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

International Center of Photography, New York, NY

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Legion of Honor – Achenbach Collection, San Francisco, CA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

New School, New York, NY

New York Public Library – Spencer Collection, New York, NY

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Bibliography

2016

Photo of the Day. “Re-examining the Photo Memento.” Photo District News, 28 December 2016

Yau, John. “After the Storm, and Before.” Hyperallergic, 22 October 2016

Aletti, Vince. “Marco Breuer.” The New Yorker, October 2016

Knoblauch, Loring. “Marco Breuer, Silent Speed @Yossi Milo.” Collector Daily, 18 October 2016

Chickey, David, Ed. One, Radius Books. November 2016. [book]

Kauffman, Vanessa. “'A New Configuration: Marco Breuer in Conversation with Vanessa Kauffman.'” Art Journal Open, 27 September 2016

“Close Encounters, a conversation between Gregory Batchen and Are Flagan.” Objektiv, May 2016

Batchen, Gregory. “Emanations. The Art of the Cameraless Photograph.” Brewster Art Gallery and DelMonico Books, 2016 [catalogue]

Loos, Ted. “Cyanotype, Photography’s Blue Period, Is Making a Comeback.” The New York Times, 5 February 2016

2015

Photography At MoMA: 1960 To Now, Quentin Bajac, Lucy Gallun, Roxanna Marcoci, Sarah Hermanson, 2015 [book]

Harren, Natilee. “'Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography.'” Artforum, September 2015

Light Image and Data Image: Traces of Concrete Photography, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany [book], 2015

Phillips, Christopher. “Experiments in Analog Photography.” The New Yorker, 12 May 2015

Ollman, Leah. “’Light, Paper, Process’ an inventive subversion of photography” Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2015

Gefter, Philip. “This is a… Photograph?” Departures, May/June 2015

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Getty’s Experimental Photographs and Paris Photo” KCRW Art Talk, 30 April 2015 [podcast]

Adamek, Pauline. “'’Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography’ at the Getty – Los Angeles photo exhibition review'” Arts Beat LA, 30 April 2015

Schoener, Allon. “'Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography at The Getty'” Cultural Weekly, 30 April 2015

Wallis, Brian. “'’Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography,’'” ArtForum, 2015

Riefe, Jordan. “Lights! Camera! Bodily Fluids! Photographers bend the rules.” The Guardian, 17 April 2015

2014

Marco Breuer: Col●or, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK [book]

King, Sarah S. “Marco Breuer” Art in America, December 2014

Koestenbaum, Wayne. “Marco Breuer” Artforum, December 2014

Rocco, Vanessa. “What Is a Photograph?” caa.reviews, 19 November 2014

“How Marco Breuer Makes Photographic Art Without Taking Pictures” Vulture, 28 October 2014

Robertson, Rebecca. “A Developing Love Affair with Film” ARTnews, February 2014

Gefter, Philip. “The Next Big Picture” The New York Times, 26 January

2013

Ollman, Leah. “'Critic’s Choice: Camera-free photography with beauty and bite by Marco Breuer'” Los Angeles Times, 18 May

2012

“Marco Breuer.” New Yorker, 18 June

Modern Art Notes Podcast, interview with Tyler Green, 31 May

Yau, John. “A Man Without a Camera.” Hyperallergic, 27 May

Marco Breuer—Condition, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY [catalogue]

2011

Baker, Kenneth. “'Marco Breuer: Line of Sight at the de Young Museum'” San Francisco Chronicle, 28 April

Bowman, Cathy. “Line of Sight at the de Young Contrasts Old, New” San Francisco Examiner, 27 April

2010

McAdams, Shane. “Marco Breuer—Nature of the Pencil” Brooklyn Rail, December

“Marco Breuer.” New Yorker, 8 November

Kerr, Euan. “Photography without a Camera” Morning Edition, Minnesota Public Radio, 24 February

2009

Hunter, Amie Scally. Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices, College, New York, NY, pp.9, 20-21, 32 [catalogue]

“Marco Breuer.” New Yorker, 25 May

Rexer, Lyle. The Edge of Vision—The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, Aperture, NY, New York, pp.179-180, 201-203, 270-272 [book]

2008

Conversations 7–Interview with Carter Foster, Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University [catalogue]

Bryant, Eric. “The New Abstract Photo” ARTNews, March

Blank, Gil. “Early Recordings – Marco Breuer” Whitewall, Winter

Elkins, James. Six Stories from the End of Representation, Stanford University Press, pp.74-75, 77, 144 [book]

2007

Churner, Rachel. “Marco Breuer, Von Lintel Gallery” Artforum, November

“Marco Breuer.” New Yorker, 17 September

“Marco Breuer—fig. 1–9” Blind Spot, Fall/Winter [cover image]

Durant, Mark Alice. Marco Breuer—Early Recordings, Aperture, New York, NY [book]

DeShell, Jeffrey. “Notes, Queries on Marco Breuer’s Notes, Queries” English Language Notes, Fall/Winter

2006

“Chelsea Art Museum – “It’s not a Photo...” New Yorker, 28 August 28

2005

Aletti, Vince. “Marco Breuer, Marked Up” New Yorker, December 26 & January 2

Turner, Elisa. “Behind the Lens” Miami Herald, 1 May

Jäger, Gottfried, Rolf H.Krauss and Beate Reese. Concrete Photography, Kerber Verlag, Germany [book]

2004

Chambers, Christopher. “Marco Breuer – Von Lintel Gallery” Flash Art, March/April

Karapetian, Farrah. “Marco Breuer—(Outward Manifestations of) Something Else” Brooklyn Rail, March

Aletti, Vince. “Marco Breuer” Village Voice, 25 February 25

2003

Bowen, Dore. “Agitate—Negotiating the Photographic Process” Camerawork—A Journal of Photographic Arts, Spring/Summer

Siersma, Betsy. In the Making: Contemporary Drawings from a Private Collection, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA [catalogue]

Marco Breuer—Excerpts, Davidson College, Davidson, NC [catalogue]

2002

Goodman, Jonathan. “Marco Breuer at Roth Horowitz” Art in America, December

Tillman, Lynne. This Is Not It, D.A.P [book]

Jäger, Gottfried, (ed.). The Art of Abstract Photography, Arnoldsche Art Publishers [catalogue]

Princenthal, Nancy. “Artist’s Book Beat” Art On Paper, July/August

Coleman, A. D. “SMTWTFS” Photography In New York, May/June

Mobley, Chuck. “Marco Breuer—Tremors, Ephemera” Camerawork—A Journal of Photographic Arts, Spring/Summer

Aletti, Vince. “Marco Breuer” Village Voice, 23 April

Baker, Kenneth. “'Marco Breuer: Errata'” San Francisco Chronicle, 13 April

Johnson, Ken. “Marco Breuer, Observations in Color” New York Times, 12 April

“Marco Breuer” New Yorker, 8 April

Schwendener, Martha. “Marco Breuer, Observations in Color” Time Out NY, 28 March

Churner, Rachel. “Marco Breuer, Errata at Traywick Gallery” sfstation.com, April

Howard, Richard, Roth Horowitz, Adam Klein, Lynne Tillman, and others, Marco Breuer—SMTWTFS, Roth Horowitz, LLC, NY [book]

2001

Brody, Jacqueline. “Marco Breuer—Counting in Circles” Art On Paper, September/October [cover image]

Arning, Bill. Marco Breuer: Circa 1999, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA [catalogue]

2000

Baker, Kenneth. “'Photographs Whose Subject Is Their Making—Marco Breuer: Pattern and Practice'” San Francisco Chronicle, 18 November

Elkins, James and Roth Horowitz. Marco Breuer—Tremors, Ephemera, Roth Horowitz, LLC, New York, NY [catalogue]

Bindman, Catherine. “'Marco Breuer: For Now'” Art on Paper, July/August

Aletti, Vince. “Space Case—Marco Breuer Investigates Photography’s Outer Limits” Village Voice, March

Marco Breuer—For Now, Esso Gallery, New York, NY [catalogue]

1999

“Marco Breuer” European Photography, Number 64/65

Perrée, Rob. “Marco Breuer” Kunstbeeld, February

Hirsch, Faye. “Rethinking Genres in Contemporary Photography” Art on Paper, January/February

1998

Morgan, Robert C. “Marco Breuer” Review, 15 May

Arning, Bill. “Marco Breuer—Tomorrow Never Comes” Time Out NY, 12-19 February

Aletti, Vince. “Marco Breuer” Village Voice, 3 February

Nahas, Dominique. “Marco Breuer—Tomorrow Never Comes” Review, 1 February

1997

Danicke, Sandra. “Das Abbild der Spucke—Marco Breuers ungewöhnliche Photogramme” Frankfurter Rundschau, 13 March

Diverse Visions//photographic perspectives, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA [catalogue]

1996

Harrison, Helen A. “Photoworks—Omni Gallery” New York Times, 21 July

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC [catalogue]

Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY [catalogue]

1994

Marco Breuer—Sprachsturz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany [catalogue]

“Marco Breuer—Not That I Know” Camera Austria, Volume 47/48

1993

Borderlines, Deutsche Fototage, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, pp. 32-33 and [catalogue]

Curatorial Projects

2015

I am a lie and I am Gold, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

2013

“|môr'talətē|,” published in Dear Dave, issue 13, Spring, pp.14-25

2008

The Innerworld of the Outerworld of the Innerworld, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

2007

Train(s) of Thought, published in Art on Paper, July/August, pp.38-47

Drawing, Thinking, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Marginalia (film screening), Millennium Film Workshop, New York, NY

1999

Spatial Interest, The Work Space, New York, NY

1998

Der Zweifel in der Darstellung, Villa Minimo, Hannover, Germany (curated with Hlynur Hallsson)

1997

Face Value, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY

1996

Austerity Measures, 214 Lafayette, New York, NY (curated with Steven Brower)