Timeline

1969
Born Galesburg, Illinois
Lives and works Atlanta, GA
1993
Instructor: Beginning and intermediate Photography, Emory University
1998–1999
Full-time and Part-time Adjunct Professor, Atlanta College of Art
2000
Keynote speaker: Convocation 2000, Georgia State University
2001
Adjunct Professor, MFA Photography and Related Media, School of Visual Art, New York
Visiting Lecturer, International Center for Photography, New York
Instructor, International Center for Photography, New York
Guest Lecturer, Bard College, New York
Visiting Artist, The Schoolhouse School, Provincetown, Rhode Island
Guest Lecturer, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Jan 1 1901 12:00AM–2001
TEACHING AND LECTURING
Guest Lecturer from 1995-present: Sarah Lawrence College, University of Central Arkansas, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Emory University
 

SELECTED RECORDED MUSICAL WORKS
2001: Cordero: Drummer and Manager. Reviews summer 2001:The New York Times, The Village Voice, TimeOut New York, (featured music act) FOX 5 TV: Good Day New York
2000: 'Bach on a Stick' Bach on a Hook Chris Verene Co-producer, drums, vocals, styling Pearineel Records Featured in the Whitney Biennial 2000 audio tour
1998: Baby, A Little Rain Must Fall The Rock *A* Teens Cover Photograph Merge Records
1997: 'Cry' The Rock *A* Teens artwork, drums, (member and performer 1995-1998) Daemon Records
1996: The Rock *A* Teens CD artwork, drums Daemon Records
1992: 'But Me I Fell Down,' D.Q.E. (founding member with Grace Braun) drums, vocals, manager, promoter Cargo Records/ Feel Good All Over Records/ Hoppilty Hoi Records
1984-1994: 'Pictures of Cliffs' music cassette ' Ride this Ride' music cassette 'N is for Knowledge'music cassette 'Reliability' music cassette 'Masterbation Made A Mess Out Of Me' 7 inch vinyl record

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Whitney Museum of American Art
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN
The Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia
The Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

Exhibitions

2011
First Class/Second Class, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY
2011
COLORIFIC! We Make An Art Rainbow, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Chris Verene, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2010
Chris Verene: Family, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
2010
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection London, London, England
2010
Mirror, Mirror, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Family, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2009
Prairie Jews, The Ninety-Second Street Y Institution, New York City (solo)
2009
Family, Deitch Projects, New York (solo)
2009
Family, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas (solo)
2009
Family, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta (solo)
2009
Family, Gescheidle, Chicago (solo)
2008
Self-Esteem, Gescheidle, Chicago (solo)
2008
Family, ADA Gallery, Virginia (solo)
2008
The Art Of Caring, New Orleans Museum of Art (exhibition travels)
2008
Love, Love, Love, Martos Gallery, New York
2007
June Bride, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
2007
Year 07, Marcia Wood Gallery, London
2007
Gallery Artists, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
2007
Galesburg, Gescheidle, Chicago (solo)
2007
Self-Esteem, Quality Pictures, Portland, Oregon (solo)
2007
Galesburg, ADA Gallery, Richmond (solo)
2007
Galesburg, Yes, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta (solo)
2007
Self-Esteem, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta (solo)
2006
Prairie Jews, from the "Jewish Identity Project" The Skirball Museum, Los Angeles (solo)
2006
Galesburg, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York (solo)
2006
The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
2006
The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography, The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
2006
Shoot The Family, The Cranbrook Art Museum, Knoxville Museum of Art, Western Gallery of Western Washington University, traveling 2006-2009
2005
“Chris Verene,” Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City
2005
“Prairie Jews: New Chapters from the series, “Galesburg,” Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
2005
“Galesburg,” Portugal, Spain (TBA)
2005
”Camera Club,” London (TBA)
2005
“The Self-Esteem Salon the Orphanage,” The Armory Art Fair, The Old Chelsea YMCA- with Frisbee Curatorial Group
2005
“The Self-Esteem Salon The Baptism Series,” Peres Projects, Los Angeles from The Collaboration Lifeworks of Chris Verene and Christian Holstad (TBA)
2004
“Common Ground,” The Jewish Museum
2004
“Chris Verene-Retrospective” The Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
2003
“Chris Verene” Photographs Do Not Bend, Dallas, TX
2003
Nathan Cummings Foundation Show, New York
2003
“American Dream,” Ronald Feldman Gallery
2003
“The Furtive Gaze” (3 Artist show) Contemporary Museum of Photography
2002
“Visions From America: Photographs From the Whitney Museum of American
2002
Art 194- 2001,” The Whitney Museum of Art, New York
2002
“Family” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut
2002
“Sexual Healing: Various forms of sexual photography,” Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam
2002
“Galesburg: Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI
2002
“Galesburg” Ramapo College, NJ
2002
“Galesburg,” Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002
“The Self- Esteem Salon, The Baptism Series,” Deitch Projects, New York (Performance)
2002
“The Baptism Series,” Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta (Performance)
Sep 4 1922 1:43PM–2001
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta Georgia Galesburg, curated by Maxine Payne Caufield, University of Central Arkansas
Sep 4 1922 1:43PM–2001
Vereni, Escapista! Times Square, New York City
Sep 4 1922 1:43PM–2001
PERFORMANCE: Chris Verene and Vereni the Great presented by David Armstrong The Schoolhouse Center, Provincetown, RI
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2001
What's New, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2001
Photographs, Cherry Street Temporaty Gallery, Galesburg, IL
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2001
A Way With Words, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2001
Uneasy, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2001
The Penis Show, Eyedrum, Atlanta
2001
“It’s a Wild Party and We’re Having a Great Time,” Paul Morris Gallery, New York
2001
"What's New," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2001
“Photographs,” Cherry Street Temporary Gallery, Galesburg, IL
2001
“A Way With Words,” Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York
2001
“Uneasy,” Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston
2001
"The Penis Show," Eyedrum, Atlanta
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–2000
Do You Hear What We Hear, Paul Morris Gallery, New York
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–2000
Vereni the Great, Pink Pony, New York
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2000
Because Sex Sells, Nikolai Fine Art, New York
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2000
Tell It Like It Is, Rebecca Camhi, Athens, Greece
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2000
The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2000
PERFORMANCE: Fight Evil with Evil, The Turkey's Nest, Brooklyn, New York
Jan 1 1921 1:43PM–2000
Home Shopping One with Gentle Heights performance at The Fifth International Gallery, New York
2000
“Do You Hear What We Hear?” Paul Morris Gallery, New York
2000
“Because Sex Sells,” Nikolai Fine Art, New York
2000
“Tell It Like It Is,” Gallery Rebecca Camhi, Athens, Greece
2000
“The Whitney Biennial,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2000
“Fight Evil With Evil,” The Turkey’s Nest, Brooklyn, New York
2000
“Home Shopping One with Gentle Heights,” performance at The Fifth International Gallery, New York
2000
2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art New York
2000
New Acquisitions, High Museum of Art Atlanta, GA
2000
PERFORMANCE: Vereni the Great, Threadwaxing Space, New York
2000
The Self-Esteem Salon: The Whitney Museum of Art - A Corollary to Camera Club, The Whitney Museum of Art, New York
2000
Galesburg, curated by Maxine Payne Caufield, University of Central Arkansas (Winter 2001)
2000
Chris Verene Paul Morris Gallery and American Fine Arts Co. Colin De Land Fine Art, New York
2000
Camera Club, Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam
2000
Self-Esteem, Vaknin Schwartz Atlanta, GA
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–1999
Selections from Galesburg, The Cheekwood Museum, Nashville
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–1999
PERFORMANCE: Self Esteem Salon, Vaknin Schwartz & Boho Luxe, Atlanta
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–1999
Vanitas Agnes Scott College, Atlanta
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–1999
Full Exposure: Contemporary Photography, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–1999
New Voice, New Visions, University of California San Diego, La Jolla
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–1999
In Your Face curated by Dr. Robert Shimshak, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–1999
Emerging Artists San Diego Unversity Art Museum, San Diego, Ca
Jan 1 1922 1:43PM–1999
PERFORMANCE: Bach on a Hook and M.I.M.E. performance at Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York
1999
“Vanitas,” Agnes Scott College, Atlanta
1999
“Full Exposure: Contemporary Photography,” New Jersey Center for
1999
“New Voices, New Visions,” University of California San Diego, La Jolla
1999
“In Your Face,” curated by Dr. Robert Shimshak, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1999
Full Exposure, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts New Jersey
1999
“Emerging Artists,” San Diego University Art Museum, San Diego, CA
1999
“Bach on a Hook and M.I.M.E.” performance at Gavin Brown Enterprise,
1999
Chris Verene, Galerie Rabouan Moussin, Paris
1999
Temporary Contemporary: Selctions from Galesburg-Photographs by Chris Verene, Cheekwood Museum of Art Nashville, TN
1998
Camera Club, Paul Morris Gallery, New York
1998
Galesburg, Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta
1998
PERFORMANCE: Self Esteem Salon, Gramercy International Art Fair, New York
1998
“Backstage,” curated by Helen Varola, Serge Sorokko Gallery, New York
1998
“Connections and Contradictions: Modern and Contemporary Art from
1998
“In the Heat of Summer,” Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA
1998
“Photos Emerging,” presented by Liebman Magnan Gallery and CRIA, New York, NY
1998
“Portraits,” Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY
1998
“Peepshow,” John Waters, Cheri Nevers, Ken Probst, Chris Verene,
1998
Backstage curated by Helen Varola, Serge Sorokko Gallery, New York
1998
Connections and Contradictions: Modern and Comtemporary Art from Atlanta Collections Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta GA
1998
In the Heat of Summer Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta GA
1998
Photos Emerging presented by Liebman Magnan Gallery and CRIA, New York, NY
1998
Portraits Paul Morris Gallery, New York
1998
Peepshow: John Waters, Cheri Nevers, Ken Probst, Chris Verene Vaknin Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1998
Galesburg, Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta
1997
Friends Indeed Photography sale benefiting Photographers for Friends, Selected by Tom Cashin, New York
1997
Contemporary American Landscape Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta
1997
Tableaux: Ten Contemporary Photographers Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta
1997
Post Construction, Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta
1997
Sleep James Cox Gallery, Woodstock, NY
1997
Look Back and Get Down: A Celebration of Athens and Atlanta Music 1977-1997 Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta GA
1997
Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern Artists ArtWalk at Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA
1997
To See A World (Eight Georgia Photographers) Georgia Museum of Art
1997
You Should Know Better (Two Artists) Threadwaxing Space, New York
1997
1997 Atlanta Biennial Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
1997
Collectors Collecting Lenox Square Gallery, Atlanta
1997
Nine Southeastern Photographers Peachtree Lofts Gallery, Atlanta
1997
“Friends Indeed,” Photography sale benefiting Photographers for Friends, Selected by Tom Cashin, New York, and NY
1997
"Contemporary American Landscape," Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997
"Tableaux: Ten Contemporary Photographers," Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta, GA
1997
"Post-Construction," Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta, GA
1997
"Sleep," James Cox Gallery, Woodstock, NY
1997
"Look Back & Get Down: A Celebration of Athens & Atlanta Music
1997
"Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern Artists," ArtWalk at Lenox
1997
"To See a World," (Eight Georgia Photographers) Georgia Museum of
1997
"You Should Know Better," (Two Artists), Threadwaxing Space, New York
1997
"1997 Atlanta Biennial," Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
1997
"Collectors Collecting," Lenox Square Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997
"Nine Southeastern Photographers," Peachtree Lofts Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997
Revealing Regionalism, Midtown Plaza Galleries One & Two, Atlanta
1996
Galesburg Used to be an All-American City, Georgia State University, GA
1996
"Olympic Experience, or What I Did in Summer 1996," Bathhouse Show,
1996
"Obsessions," Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
1996
"American Photography Institute," Tisch Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Olympic Experience, or What I Did in Summer 1996 Bath House Show, Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Atlanta
1996
Obsessions Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
1996
American Photography Institute Tisch Gallery, New York
1995
National Association of People with AIDS City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta
1995
Contemporary Southeastern Photography Creadle School of Visual Arts, Winter Park, Florida
1995
Summer Artists Work in Progress Galesburg, IL
1995
November Show Hastings Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1995
"National Association of People with AIDS," City Hall East Gallery,
1995
"Contemporary Southeastern Photography," Creadle School of Visual Arts,Winter Park, FL
1995
"Summer Artists' Work in Progress," Galesburg, IL
1995
"November Show," Hastings Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1995
Portraits of Holly Hollywood, Sylvia's Art of This Century, Atlanta
1994
Proud to be from Galesburg, Atlanta Photography Gallery
1994
Galesburg (Five or Maybe Six Years), Ruth Leitman Gallery, Atlanta
1994
"Electric Blanket" (AIDS Projection Project), High Museum of Art,
1994
"Sex, Love, and Death," Nexus Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1994
Electric Blanket (AIDS Projection Project) High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1994
Sex, Love, and Death Nexus Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Sep 4 2001 1:42PM–1992
My Eye, Your Body Exhibit A Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1992
"My Eye Your Body," Exhibit A Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1991
Chris Verene and Friends, Emory University, Atlanta
Sep 4 2001 1:42PM–1990
Member's Show Atlanta Photography Gallery
Sep 4 2001 1:42PM–1990
Democratic Convention Show Atlanta Photography Gallery, Atlanta GA
Sep 4 2001 1:30PM–1990
Seed Factory Show Atlanta, GA
2001–1990
SOLO EXHIBITIONS/GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1990
"Seed Factory Show," Atlanta, GA
1990
Members' Show, Atlanta Photography Gallery, GA
1990
Democratic Convention Show, Atlanta Photography Gallery, GA

Public Collections

The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, TN
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Literature

2002
A.M. Homes collaboration with PARKETT, New York and Germany
PBS TV 'Egg the Art Show,' National documentary television special
2001
Doonan, Simon 'Simon Says,' The New York Observer April 30
St. Louis, Catherine. 'What They Were Thinking,' The New York Times Magazine, June 17
Kushner, Rachel. 'Openings: Chris Verene,' Artforum March
Harris, Jane. 'Art Review' ,Art in America April
'Artist Feature,' Harper's Magazine p. 30
Lehan, Johanna. 'The Great Verene,' Photo District News April
Baxter, Joell. 'Reviews,' New Art Examiner February
2000
Newhall, Edith. 'The Human Factor,' The New Yorker October 23, p. 120
'Goings on About Town,' The New YorkerOctober 16 & 23 p. 62 (reproduced on page 63)
Zoo Issue 7, November, p. 248
Aletti, Vinice. 'Photo Review,' The Village Voice October 24
Johnson, Ken. 'Art Guide,' The New York Times October 29
'Art in the Back,' Flaunt October p. 192
Korotkin, Joyce. 'Chris Verene,'NY Arts Magazine International Edition October
Dimling, Cochran, Rebecca. 'Chris Verene,' Flash Art Anticipated Fall
'Freedom Fighters,' Bust September
Penderson, Victoria. 'Chris Verene,' Paper September
Chris VereneArtist Monograph, Twin Palms Publishers: New Mexico
'Till Death Do Us Part,' Photo Essay with introduction by Francine Prose, Aperture no. 159, spring
Brittain, David. 'Photography,' Vogue Hommes International Spring/Summer
'Chris Verene/Cheri Nevers,' Elle (Dutch) May
'Chris Verene/Cheri Nevers,' artist catalogue Reflex Modern Art Amsterdam
Homes, A.M.. 'American Pie,' Vanity Fair March
'The Armory Show 1999,' Simon SaysFebruary, vol. 3, issue 6
Turner, Grady T.. 'Sexually Explicit Art,' Flash Art May-June, vol. 33 no. 212
1999
'Art Form Still in the Process of Exposing Itself,' The Sunday Star Ledger May 16
'Prodigal Son,' Emory Magazine back cover, Atlanta, winter 1999
'Heavy Metal,' photo essay, BIG Winter
1998
Yablonsky, Linda. 'Chris Verene, Camera Club,' Time Out New York June 4
Feaster, Felicia. 'Chris Verene,' Art in America October
Cullum, Jerry. 'Chris Verene Galesburg' Atlanta Journal ConstitutionSeptember
1997
'Chris Verene,' Cover Story Feature Creative Loafing, November
'Change is in the Air,' Atlanta Journal/Constitution September 14
'Spare Changes,' Creative Loafing February 3
'Post Time at Vaknin Schwartz,' Creative Loafing October
Smith, Roberta. 'The Celluloid Cave,' The New York TimesJune 27
'Chris Verene/ Robert Beck,' Voice Choices, Village Voice, June 4
'To See A World,' exhibition catalogue, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens
Review of 'Revealing Regionalism,' Atlanta Journal Constitution January 17
Review of 'Revealing Regionalism' Creative Loafing February 3
Atlanta Magazine June
Art Papers May/June, July/August, Sept/Oct.
1996
Feaster, Felicia. 'The Trip to Galesburg,' Creative Loafing April
Todd-Raque, Susan. 'Galesburg and Camera Club,' Art Papers