Arno Rafael Minkkinen (American, )

Timeline

Arno Rafael Minkkinen was born in Helsinki, Finland in June of 1945 and emigrated to the United States in 1951. He was educated at Wagner College (BA in English, 1967). He studied photography at the New School For Social Research under George Tice, at the School of Visual Arts under Ralph Hattersley and at the Rhode Island School of Design (where he received a MFA in photography in 1974) under Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan. Minkkinen has worked as a copywriter at various advertising agencies and as a lecturer and instructor of photography at MIT, the Institute of Industrial Design in Helsinki, and the Philadelphia College of Art.
Minkkinen is the recipient of numerous awards including, two Polaroid Studio Grants in 1984 and 1987, a New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Grant in 1991 and Rittari, First Class Lion of Knighthood bestowed by the Finnish Republic on the Sesquecentennial of Finnish Photography in 1992. Minkkinen currently resides in Andover, Massachusetts and is a Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Exhibitions

2012
New York, NY, Barry Friedman, Ltd., Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Performing for the Camera - 40 Years of Self-Portraits (solo)
2011
Paris, France, Galerie Agathe Gaillard (solo)
2011
Cortona, Italy, Cortona on the Move: Arno Rafael Minkkinen: A Sentimental Journey, 40 years of Self-Portraits with Women (solo)
2011
Köln, Germany, In Focus Gallery, The Journey of A.R. Minkkinen (solo)
2011
Lyon, France, La Biennale de Lyon, Galerie Vrais Rêves, Galerie Domus, Arno Rafael Minkkinen (solo)
2011
Caen, France, Les Boréales de Caen/ L’Abbaye aux Dames, Arno Rafael Minkkinen (solo)
2011
Lodz, Poland, International Photography Festival, Out of Mind
2011
Paris, France, Paris Metro: Finnish Tourist Board Campaign
2011
Seoul, Korea, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Imagine Earth
2010
The Hidden Self-Portrait, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Selections from the Collection, Foundation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France
2010
Kimu, Finnish Pavilion, Shanghi World Expo 2010, Shanghi, China
2010
Salute to the Masters, SEE + Artspace Gallery, Beijing, China
2010
Dali International Photography Photography Festival and Exhibition, Dali City, China
2010
Torino, Italy, Solo Exhibition
2010
Kuhmo, Finland, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Juminkekko (solo)
2010
Nantes, France, Galerie Confluence, Solo Exhibition
2009
Lahti, Finland: Lahti Art Museum
2009
HOMEWORK: Suomen Kuvat/The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008 (solo)
2008
SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs, Helsinki, Finland: Galerie Anhava (solo)
2008
SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs, Reggio Emilia, Italy: Palazzo Magnani. (solo)
2008
Winnipeg, Canada: Winnipeg Art Gallery (solo)
2007
New York: Barry Friedman Ltd. (solo)
2007
Salo, Finland: Salo Art Museum. (solo)
2007
Paris: Paris Photo. Robert Klein Gallery, Galerie Anhava.
2007
Berlin: Art Forum Berlin. Galerie Anhava.
2007
Bielsko-Biala, Poland: Foto Art Festival.
2007
New York: Phillips de Pury & Company.
2007
Odense, Denmark: Museet for Fotokunst. Brandts Klædefabrik.
2007
C Photo Magazine exhibition (issue no. 5)
2007
Fotografi i Fokus Festival.
2007
Malmö, Sweden: Malmö Museet.
2007
Paris: Paris Art Fair 4. Sonia Zannettacci Gallery.
2007
Brussels: Brussels Art Fair. Galerie Anhava.
2006
Lianzhou (Guangdong Province) China: 2nd Lianzhou International Photo Festival.(solo)
2006
Bratislava, Slovakia: Palace of Art, Month of Photography. (solo)
2006
Bucharest, Romania: Museum of Contemporary Art. (solo)
2006
Quimper, Brittany: Mai-Photographies. (solo)
2006
Galerie Saluden: Le Corps Du Photographe. (solo)
2006
Palm Beach, Florida: Contemporary Art Fair. Barry Friedman Ltd.
2006
Paris: Paris Photo. Robert Klein Gallery.
2006
LA: Photo La. Susan Spiritus Gallery.
2006
New York: AIPAD show. Barry Friedman Ltd., Robert Klein Gallery.
2006
Kristiansund, Norway: Nordic Light Festival.
2006
Charlotte, North Carolina: The Light Factory.
2006
ID: An Exploration of Self-Portraiture in Photography.
2005
Lincoln, Massachusetts: De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park
2005
New York: Tibor de Nagy Gallery
2005
Boston: Robert Klein Gallery
2003
Chicago: Art Chicago
2003
New York: AIPAD show. New York Hilton
2002
New York: Aperture at 50, various citywide venues
2001
Caen, France: Retrospective. Église Saint Georges, Musée de Normandie (solo)
2000
Tokyo, Japan: “The Body as an Expression of the Subconscious.” (solo)
2000
Retrospective. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (solo)
2000
Seattle, Washington: “An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital”. Seattle Art Museum
1999
Paris: Self-portraits, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie
1998
Paris: ”Ten Minutes Past Midnight”. Mois de la Photo (solo)
1998
Helsinki: “Ten Minutes Past Midnight”. Retrospective. Gallen Kallela Museum (solo)
1998
New York: “High Noon”, Barry Friedman Ltd. (solo)
1997
Paris: “Photographie au present,” Bibliothéque Nationale
1997
Montréal: “The Body in the Lens”, Musée des Beaux-Arts
1996
Washington, D.C.: “Bathers”, Washington Center for Photography
1995
Caen, France: “Waterline”. Retrospective. L’Artothèque de Caen; also at Musée de Normandie (solo)
1989
Arles: Fondation Vincent Van Gogh
1988
1988 Paris: “Splendor & Misery of the Body,” Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris
1988
Paris: “15 Years in Front of My Camera”, Galerie Viviane Esders (solo)
1988
Finland: Oulu Art Museum (solo)
1987
Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Artes
1984
“Images/Imaginés”, Musée Rimbaud
1984
anta Barbara, California: “Photography as Phantasy”, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1984
Paris: Galerie Viviane Esders (solo)
1984
Reims, France: Maison de la Culture (solo)
1984
Helsinki: “Ten Years Inside the Photograph”. Photographic Museum of Finland (solo)
1972
Tucson, Arizona: Apeiron Traveling Exhibition. Spectrum Gallery (solo)

Literature

2005
SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.
1999
Body Land, (Motta, Milan, 1997; Nathan, Paris, 1988), Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
1998
Ten Minutes Past Midnight, Musta Taide, Helsinki, Finland
1994
The Waterline Portfolio, Aperture Foundation
1994
Waterline, Marval, Paris; Otava, Helsinki; Aperture, New York
1994
Grand Prix du Livre, 25th Rencontres d”Arles Photography Festival
1993
Elegant Intimacy, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland. With J.H. Lartique and Sally Mann. Also Harry Callahan, Emmet Gowin, Claude Batho, Yves Tremorin
1981
New American Nudes: Recent Trends & Attitudes, Morgan & Morgan, Dobbs Ferry, NY/M.I.T. Creative Photography Gallery
1978
Frostbite, Morgan & Morgan, Dobbs Ferry, New York