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Marla Sweeney
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b. Lowell, MA, 1969

  • EDUCATION

    • 1996

      • MFA in Photography, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
    • 1991

      • BA in Film and Cultural Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 2003

      • Chance Encounters, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2002

      • Portraits, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
      • Home as Found, Fotofest 2002, Houston, TX
    • 2001

      • Home as Found, International Fototage, Herten, Germany
      • Home as Found, Abilene Center for Contemporary Art, Abilene, TX
    • 2000

      • Home as Found, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Portraits, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
      • On the Inside, Nine Gallery, Portland, OR
    • 1999

      • Portraits, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
    • 1997

      • On the Inside, Projex Gallery, Austin, TX
  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 2005

      • Place: Photographs of Environment and Community, Harry Ransom Research
      • Center at the University of Texas, Austin, TX
    • 2004

      • Pool Party, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2003

      • Here and There, Gallery Sink, Denver, CO
    • 2002

      • Social Landscape, Gallery Sink, Denver, CO
    • 2001

      • Social Landscape, Gallery Sink, Denver, CO
    • 2000

      • Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Fotofest, Houston, TX
      • Put Yourself in the Picture, Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
      • Prints from the Permanent Collection, Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
    • 1999

      • Common Boundary, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
      • Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
    • 1997

      • SoHo Photo Gallery’s National Competition, SoHo Photo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1996

      • The 72nd Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • SELECTED AWARDS

    • 2002

      • Photographer’s Fellowship Award, Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
    • 2000

      • Fotofest 2000- Discovery of the Meeting Place
    • 1999

      • Photo Service/Gallerie d’Essai
      • Young Photographer Award, Recontres
      • International de la Photographie, Arles, France
      • Finalist, Friends of Photography/Calumet Emerging Artist Award
    • 1998

      • Top 100 Photographers Golden Light Award, Maine Photographic Workshops
    • 1997

      • First Place Award, Photo Americas Festival
    • 1996

      • Top 100 Photographers Golden Light Award, Maine Photographic Workshops
  • COLLECTIONS

      • Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
      • Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
      • Museu da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
      • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY, CPW Collection, New Paltz, NY
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 2005

      • American Photography Annual 21 Nov. 2005.
      • “Marla Sweeney- Chance Encounters.” La Fotografia Actual Feb/Mar. 2005:pg. 2-5.
    • 2003

      • Aletti, Vince. “Marla Sweeney-Voice Choices.” The Village Voice Feb. 26 2003.
      • Dykstra, Jean. “About the Cover.” Photography in New York International Jan/Feb 2003.
      • Newton, Kate and Christine Rolph, eds. Masquerade – Women’s Contemporary Portrait
      • Photography Cardiff: Ffotogallery, 2003.
    • 2002

      • Checchi, Rosanna. “Marla Sweeney.” Zoom May/June 2002: pg 52-57.
      • Frankfurter, Rundschau. “Focus Auf- Marla Sweeney.” Redaktion Magazin Mar. 2002.
      • Koetzle, Micheal. “Das Wunder von Texas.” Photo Technik International May/June 2002: pg 91.
      • MacMillan, Kyle. “Reality with a Personal Mark.” Denver Post 4 Jan. 2002.
    • 2001

      • “International Fototage Herten Catalog.” Das Bildforum Herten, 2001.
    • 2000

      • Alletti, Vince. “Marla Sweeney: Voice Choices.” The Village Voice 18 July 2000.
      • “Forum Portfolio.” Camera Austria Nov. 2000: pg 58-59.
      • “Fotofest Portfolio.” The Photo Review Spring 1999.
      • “Marla Sweeney: Goings on About Town.” The New Yorker 3 July 2000: pg 16.
      • Zollner, Manfred. “The American Heartland- Marla Sweeney.” Fotomagazin Aug. 2000: pg 140-145.