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My art involves photography, text, installation and performance.

MICHAEL CALLAGHAN

MFA - San Francisco Art Institute

 

Recent Publications:

BLACK & WHITE Magazine, 2018 (forthcoming)

DRAIN Magazine, Dirt, 2017 

DER GREIF Magazine, 10th Anniversary Jubilee Issue, July 2017

UNDER THE INFLUENCE, PhotoIreland, How To Flatten A Mountain, edited by Matthew Thompson, 2017

SOMETHING DIFFERENT - The Big Art Book: Scarborough Arts, 2017

FOSSILS OF LIGHT + TIME: Detroit Center For Contemporary Photography, Edited by Elizabeth Avedon, 2016

BlackFlash Magazine, 2016

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODIES: San Francisco, 1871-1915, SFAI Press, 2015

THE UNREALITY OF UFORA: NOTES ON CONTEMPORARY ART, CreateSpace Publishing, 2014

ZYZZYVA – 2013

 

Awards:

"Optic Nerve 2016": BlackFlash Magazine, 3rd Place

“Anne Bremer Memorial Library 32nd Artists’ Book Contest”: Awardee March 2015

 

Residencies:

The Vermont Studio Center

How To Flatten A Mountain, Cow House Studios

 

Solo Exhibitions:

“A Heap of Broken Images”: Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, California - 2015

“Mortals”: Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, California - 2014

“Events Of Belonging and Isolation”, Paul Sack Gallery, San Francisco, California - 2014

“You Who Read Me, Are You Sure of Understanding My Language?”: Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, California – 2014

“With or Without”: Paul Sack Gallery, San Francisco, California – 2013

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018

“PhotoBook 2017”: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Curated by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography and Karen Davis, Curator & Owner, Davis Orton Gallery  (forthcoming)

“40th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition”: Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Curated by John Armstrong, artist/curator, Jayne Wilkinson, curator/writer and Faisal Anwar, artist/curator (forthcoming)

2017

“PhotoBook 2016”: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Curated by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography and Karen Davis, Curator & Owner, Davis Orton Gallery 

"How To Flatten a Mountain": PhotoIreland Festival 2017, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, Ireland, Curated by Ángel Luis González, Director of PhotoIreland Foundation

"Fairy Tales and Nuclear Bombs": LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Curated by Diane Fenster

"2017 International Juried Exhibition”: Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, Curated by Philip Brookman, Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and formerly Chief Curator and Head of Research and Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

"Antennae": Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, England, Curated by Anna Bleeker, Alessandra Falbo and Claire Damary

“Black and White”: Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Curated by Robin Kingsburgh, Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences/ School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University

"Spectacular Celebrations": Papermill Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Curated by Ann MacDonald, Curator Doris McCarthy Gallery

"150 Years of Light in Canada": Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Curated by artists Anastasia Bettas and Jack Wayne 

“Annual Photography Exhibition”: Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Curated by Doug Fogelson, President of the Board of Filter Photo, Chicago, Illinois and Founder of Front Forty Press

(DES)Fronteiras: Espaço Cultural Feevale, Universidade Feevale, Novo Hamburgo, Brasil

"The Art of Politics": Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Curated by Nathan Heuvingh, Director, Propeller Gallery

2016

'PHOTO LA': Focus Photo LA, The REEF / LA Mart, Los Angeles, California, Curator by Eve Schillo, Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept., Los Angeles County Museum of Art

“FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art”: Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN, Curated by Dr. Eric Avery, printmaker

"Photographs About Nothing + Communion": Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Beth Lilly, Executive Director, Atlanta Photography Group

“PhotoBook 2016”: Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York, Curated by Paul Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum and Karen Davis, Curator & Co-owner, Davis Orton Gallery

"PhotoSpiva 2016": Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin MO, Curated by Sean Kearan, photographer, writer and educator

“PhotoBook2015”: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Curated by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography and  Karen Davis, Curator & Owner, Davis Orton Gallery

“Bright Lights at Night”: Nuit Blanche Toronto, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

“Three Rings and Two Parties; the Election Circus”: Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grant Pass, Oregon

“Sixty”: Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, England

2015

“National Juried Exhibition”: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA, Curated by Nancy Meyer, Curator Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

“Wide Open 6”: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York, Curated by Rujeko Hockley, Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York

 “Ebb / Flow”: Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, Curated by Cesar Garcia, Founding Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles and Naima Keith, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

“PhotoSpiva 2015”: Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, Curated by Shannon Perich, Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of American History

“20th Annual National Juried Competition”: Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York, Curated by Elizabeth Avadon, curator

"Abstract": Filter Space, Chicago, Illinois, Curated by Debra Klomp Ching, Co-owner and Director, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

“PhotoBook 2015”: Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York, Curated by Paul Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum and Karen Davis, Curator & Co-owner, Davis Orton Gallery

“20 x 20 x20”: Union Art Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Curated by Brooke Davis Anderson, Director, Prospect 3, New Orleans, LA

“Thresholds: Presence, Absence, and Territory”: Cross-Sections Art Conference, Ryerson and York Universities, Joint Graduate Program of Communication and Culture, Toronto, Canada

“It’s All Here In Black And White (figuratively speaking)”: tbell Photographic Gallery, Denver, CO, Curated by Rupert Jenkins, Executive Director, Colorado Photographic Arts Center

“A5, Platform Projects”: Art Athina, Athens, Greece, Curated by Lubomirov-Easton Gallery, London, England

"Re-Picturing Photography": Union Street Gallery, Chicago Illinois, Curator by Allison Grant, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

"Master Pieces": Juried International Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

"Hot New Pics": Midwest Center For Photography, Wichita, Kansas

“ethos, pathos, logos”: Gallery 114, Portland, Oregon

2014

 “National Juried Exhibition”: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

 “Photowork ‘14”: Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, Curated by Karen Haas, Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“Wide Open 5”: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York, Curated by Paulina Pobocha, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA New York

“New Directions ‘14”: Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, Curated by Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

“9th National Juried Exhibition”: Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California, Curated by Jenny Gheih, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

“9th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit”: Morpho Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Curated by John Morrison, Columbia College, Chicago

“Body Language”: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California, Curated by George Herms, Artist, Curator

“Same/Different”: New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, Curated by Darren Ching, co-owner Klompching Gallery, New York, New York

“2014 Juried Exhibition”: Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, Curated by Diana Daniels, Curator of Contemporary Art, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

“Looking Out”: New Hampshire Institute of Art, Peterborough NH, Curated by Andrew Lucas, Gallery Director, New Hampshire Institute of Art

“Black and White”: MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Curated by Paul Berlanga, Director Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

“Ecotone: Boundaries, Tensions, Integrations”: Venice Arts Gallery, Venice, California 

2013

“Juried Annual 2013”: Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California, Curated by Naomi Beckwith, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

“New Directions ‘13”: Barrett Art Center, Poughkepsie, New York, Curated by Susan Sayre Batton, Managing Director, Dia:Beacon, New York

“PhotoSpiva 2013”: Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, Curated by Natasha Egan, Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago

“International Juried Exhibition 2013”: Punch Gallery, Seattle, Washington, Curated by Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary Art, Tacoma Art Museum

“Time Capsule”: Core New Art Space, Denver, Colorado, Curated by Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director / Chief Curator, Center For Fine Art Photography

“Photography at the Edge”: Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, Curated by Tricia Hoffman, Executive Director, Newspace Gallery

“2013 Juried Exhibition”: Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, Curated by Dean Brierly, Editor B&W Magazine and Chris Johnson, Professor of Photography for the California College of the Arts

“Open Doors”: Forum Eugenio de Almedia, Almedia, Portugal, Curated by Claudia Giannetti, Professor, University of Évora (Portugal), Visual Arts Faculty

2012

“Small Works 2012”: Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York, Third Place / Curated by Karen Marks, Exhibitions Director, The Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

“Photowork 2012”: Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, Curated by Susan Thompson, Curatorial Assistant, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York

“Wide Open 3”: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York, Curated by Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art

“National Exposure Revisited”: Arc Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, Curated by Charles Osgood, Chicago Photography Center

“8th Annual National Photography Competition”: fotofoto gallery, Huntington, New York, November, Curated by Naomi Rosenblum, curator and recipient of the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement by the International Center for Photography

“Best Shot”: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California, Curated by Susan Spiritus, owner Susan Spiritus Gallery

“Masquerade”: Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Curated by Jack Fischer, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco

“Color”: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York, Curated by Brooke Kamin Rapaport, independent curator

 “PhotoSpiva 2012”: Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, Curated by Andrew Moore, photographer

“Off The Cuff: The Spontaneous and Unrehearsed”: Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Curated by Madeline Yale, curator

2011

“Simulacrum”: Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales, Curated by Richard Billingham, photographer shortlisted for the 2001 Turner Prize

“Urban View / Rural Sight”: Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Curated by David Travis, former Chair, Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago

“Foto: Pushing Boundaries”: Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Curated by Ada Takahashi, Executive Director Robert Koch Gallery (San Francisco)

“Outlandish”:  Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California, Curated by Alison Glass, Curator of Painting & Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

“29th Annual Juried Exhibition”: Houston Center For Photography, Houston, Texas, Curated by Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director Center for Photography at Woodstock

“Paducah Photo 2011”: Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, Curated by Karen Irvine, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago

“37th National Juried Biennial Exhibition”: Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington, Curated by Ann Pallesen, Gallery Director of Photo Center Northwest (Seattle)

“You First”: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA,