About

My art involves photography, text, installation and performance.

MICHAEL CALLAGHAN

MFA - San Francisco Art Institute

 

Recent Publications:

DIRT: Drain Magazine, 2017 

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

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

2017

“PhotoBook 2016”: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Juried 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

"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, Juried 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, Juried 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, Juried 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, Juried by Sean Kearan, photographer, writer and educator

“PhotoBook2015”: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Juried 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, Juried by Nancy Meyer, Curator Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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

 “Ebb / Flow”: Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, Juried 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, Juried by Shannon Perich, Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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

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

“PhotoBook 2015”: Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York, Juried 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, Juried 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, Juried 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, Juried 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, Juried by Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Black and White”: MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Juried 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, Juried by Naomi Beckwith, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

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

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

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

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

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

“2013 Juried Exhibition”: Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, Juried 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, Juried by Claudia Giannetti, Professor, University of Évora (Portugal), Visual Arts Faculty

2012

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

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

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

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

“8th Annual National Photography Competition”: fotofoto gallery, Huntington, New York, November, Juried 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, Juried by Susan Spiritus, owner Susan Spiritus Gallery

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

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

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

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

2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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