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Biography


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2005
Terminal Mirage:
Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY;
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA;
Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA;
Bolinas Art Museum, Bolinas, CA.

2004
The Lake Project:
James Nicholson Gallery, San Francisco, CA;
Fotofest International, Houston, TX;
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR;
Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA;

2003
The Lake Project:
Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY;
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Dangerous Beauty;
Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005
critical Mass; traveling group exhibit organized by Blue Sky Gallery; 10 venues for exhibition throughout the United States.
New Turf; Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont. Curated by Evelyn Hankin.
Paradise Paved Recollection; Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA. Curated by Stephen Perloff.
Monument Recall: Public Memory and Public Spaces; Maisel contributes three public works as billboards situated around the Portland area. Marylhurst College, Portland, OR.

2004
No Man's Land: Contemporary Photographers and Fragile Ecologies: David Maisel, Ed Burtynsky, and Emmet Gowin. Halsey Gallery, Institute for Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, SC. Curated by Mark Sloan.
Monument Recall: Public Memory and Public Spaces; Maisel contributes twelve public works as billboards situated around the Bay Area. SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Laurie Blavin, Paula Levine, and Trena Noval.
reGenerations: Environmental Art in California. Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. Curated by Elise Barclay
Diversions & Dislocations: California's Owens Valley; Center for Land Use Interpretation, Los Angeles. Curated by Matthew Coolidge.
Managing Eden; University of North Texas Art Gallery. Curated by Ariel Shanberg and Kate Menconeri.
Frames of Reference; show of board members of Photo Alliance, a non-profit group dedicated to contemporary photography, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, Ca. Curated by Doreen Schmid.
Edges; a six-person group exhibition Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. Curated by Janet Rindfleisch.

2003
Treading Water; two-person exhibition, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO. Curated by Kathy Aron.
Abstraction and Photography; Von Lintel Gallery, NY, NY; featuring William Eggleston, Adam Fuss, David Maisel, Vik Muniz, Jack Pierson, Andres Serrano, and others.
Managing Eden; Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. Curated by Ariel Shanberg and Kate Menconeri.
H20; Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM. Curated by Diane Karp.
Inaugural Exhibition; James Nicholson Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Center Awards Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, Ca. Curated by Karen Sinsheimer, curator of photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Tim Wride, curator of photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

2002
Picturing the Wilderness: Photographs by David Maisel, Macduff Everton, & Josef Muench; Wildling Museum of Art, Los Olivos, CA. Curated by Karen Sinsheimer, curator of photography , Santa Barbara Museum of Art. New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions; Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Curated by Robert Sobieszek and Tim Wride, curators of photography. Summer Group Show; Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
The Blue Earth; Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA The Peter C. Bunnell Collection; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ. Curated by Toby Jurovics, associate curator of photography.

1995
Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Barbara Millstein, curator of photography.

1991
Landscapes of Consequence; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; Ridgefield, CT. Curated by Robert Mann, guest curator and gallerist.

1990
The New American Pastoral: Landscape Photography in the Age of Questioning; International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY. , and Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York, NY. Curated by Robert Sobieszek.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2005
Terminal Mirage; 20-page catalogue for gallery exhibition; essay by Anne Tucker.

2004
The Lake Project; monograph publication by Nazraeli Press; introductory essay by Robert Sobieszek: Archaeopsychic Vistas: The Lake Project of David Maisel.
Hell from the Air: Turning the Owens Valley into Environmental Art; biographical essay by Amei Wallach, The New York Times, May 9, 2004.
No Man's Land: Contemporary Photographers and Fragile Ecologies: David Maisel, Ed Burtynsky, and Emmet Gowin. Catalogue for exhibition, with accompanying essay, Scorched Earth, by curator Mark Sloan. Halsey Gallery, Institute for Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, SC.
To the Ends of the Earth, by James Crump, Art Review, October 2004. Cover image by David Maisel.
Oblivion, essay by David Maisel with 8 pages of his aerial images; Daylight Magazine, Fall 2004. Back cover image by David Maisel.
Terminal Mirage; Prefix Photo Magazine, volume 10; Fall 2004.
Robert Smithson, catalogue for retrospective exhibition organized by Eugenie Tsai with Cornelia Butler; contributed several images of Smithson's Spiral Jetty.
European Photography; volume 25, summer 2004; cover and six-page feature on Terminal Mirage.
Audubon Magazine; Ghost Lake, by Hillary Rosner, May, 2004. Six page essay with excerpts from The Lake Project.
American Photography, volume 19.
The Boston Globe, Salvaging Beauty from a Valley's Destruction, review of solo exhibit at the Miller Block Gallery; by Cate McQuaid, January 2, 2004.
SFGate (on-line version of the San Francisco Chronicle): review of The Lake Project solo exhibit at James Nicholson Gallery; by Alison Bing.

2003
Immaculate Destruction: David Maisel's Lake Project; essay by Diana Gaston; Aperture magazine, Fall 2003.
The Abstract Aerial Landscape Photography of David Maisel; essay by Marisa Olson; Camera Arts magazine, April/May, 2003;
Harper's Magazine; four images reproduced in the Readings section, July, 2003.
The New York Times, David Maisel at the Von Lintel Gallery; review by Grace Glueck, June 27, 2003.
The New York Times, Abstraction in Photography; review by Grace Glueck, March 7, 2003.
The Village Voice; review of solo exhibit at the Von Lintel Gallery; by Vince Aletti, July 19, 2003.
Art News, David Maisel at the Bolinas Museum; review by Jonathon Keats, April, 2003.
Art Week, David Maisel at the Bolinas Museum; review by Mark Van Proyen, April 2003.
Chicago Tribune; review of solo exhibit at the Schneider Gallery; by Alan Artner, June 13, 2003.
Chicago Reader; Off the Face of the Earth; review of solo exhibit at the Schneider Gallery; by Fred Camper, June 27, 2003.

1995
New York Times Magazine commission; "Burying Our Nation's Radioactive Waste,"Kathy Ryan, photography editor.

1992
New York Times Magazine cover story; "Power Struggle: Flooding Quebec to Light NewYork," Kathy Ryan, photography editor.

1990
The New American Pastoral: Landscape Photography in the Age of Questioning; catalogue accompanying exhibition; published by International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY. Text by Robert Sobieszek, curator of photography.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Bowdoin College Art Museum
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Fidelity Investments
George Eastman House
General Mills
Houston Museum of Fine Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Portland Museum of Art
Princeton University Museum of Art
Rose Art Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
UBS Paine Weber Collection

SELECTED TEACHING AND LECTURING

2005
Featured Lecturer, New Mexico Council on Photography.

2004
Keynote Speaker, Society for Photographic Education, southwest conference, Pasadena, CA.
Featured Lecturer, Photo San Francisco 2004, "The Post-Natural World."
Featured Lecturer, The Great Salt Lake Symposium, "The Post-Natural World."
Gallery Talk, Halsey Gallery, Institute for Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, SC.
Gallery Talk, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.

2003
Landscape Symposium Panelist, Photo San Francisco 2003, "The View From Here."
Lecturer, Photo Alliance, 'Bay Area Photography Now.'
Guest speaker, Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Photography Collectors Group.
Guest artist, Foto-graphix Books, San Francisco, CA.
Gallery Talk, Bolinas Art Museum, CA.
Andů
Class Instructor, International Center of Photography, NY, NY.
Workshop Leader, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Featured Lecturer, public lecture sponsored by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Full-time Faculty, Cambridge School, MA.

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2003
nominated for the John Guttman Photography Fellowship, a fund of the San Francisco Foundation.

2002-2004
Vice President, Board of Directors, for Photo Alliance, a Bay Area non-profit institution devoted to the support and creation of contemporary photography.

2001
SF Camerawork; participating artist in their Fine Print program.

1992
Opsis Foundation Photography Award.

1990
National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts, Individual Visual Artists' Fellowship.

1990
Nominated finalist for Infinity Award, International Center of Photography.

1984
Princeton University, B.A., summa cum laude, department of Art & Archaeology.
Princeton University, Francis LeMoyne Page Award in the Visual Arts.

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