John Chiara  (American, 1971) 


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John Chiara Biography
1995   B.F.A., Photography, University of Utah
2004   M.F.A., Photography, California College of the Arts
2006   Crown Point Press, Artist in Residence, San Francisco, CA
2006   Spark Education Honorarium, KQED, San Francisco, CA
2010   Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence, Marin, CA
2010   Gallery Four, Artist in Residence, Baltimore, MD
  Lives and works in San Francisco
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Twisted Sisters: Reimaging Urban Portraiture, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, Switzerland; San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA
2013   UNIQUE, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
2013   Cardinal (S), Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2013   Staking Claim: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
2013   About Place, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA
2013   Crown Point Press at Fifty, De Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2013   Los Angeles, Rose Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2012   Imagining Memory, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
2012   NINE X NINE, Rose Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012   Suspended Disbelief, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
2012   In Conversation, June Schwartz and John Chiara, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2012   Crestmont at Coral, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2011   Fort at Lime Point, Von Lintel Gallery, NY (solo)
2011   Here, Pier 24 Photography, Pilara Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2011   Science of Sight, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011   San Francisco Views, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
2011   Donde El Tempo se Encuentra, Ana Vilaseco Gallery, A Coruna, Galicia, Spain
2011   Bending the Light, Oakland International Airport Exhibition, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
2011   California Continued: New Approaches to West Coast Photography, Smith Anderson North, Marin, CA
2010   There Is a Way in Which, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010   Edges of Light, Benicia Art Center, Benicia, CA
2010   In Memory of Larry Sultan, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010   You and Me Living Today, Vol. 2 (The Land), Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD
2010   Summer Group Show, Von Lintel Gallery, NY
2010   Alchemy, Southern Exporsure, San Francisco, CA
2010   Front + Center 2010, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2010   Point Bonita, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2009   John Chiara I Sean McFarland, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL (solo)
2009   An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area: San Francsico Plays Itself, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2009   Live and Direct, Ping Pong Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009   Learning the Language of the Realm, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
2008   Summer Group Show, Von Lintel Gallery, NY
2008   Winter Group Show, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
2008   Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2008   Von Lintel Gallery, NY, NY (solo)
2007   Club Sportiva, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2007   Urban Landscapes: Baxter, Chiara, Marioni, Ruscha, Thiebaud, Wiley, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
2007   Visual Alchemy, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
2006   Landscapes: Tom Marioni and John Chiara, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
2006   Awesome: The Contemporary Sublime, curated by Jamie Vasta, Playspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005   The Photograph in Question, Von Lintel Gallery, NY, NY
2005   Lands End – New Work by John Chiara and Liz Walsh, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
2005   Circa ’75 – New Langton’s 21st Annual Art Auction, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
2004   Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003   All College Honors Exhibition, North/South Gallery, Oakland, CA
2003   BUILD Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2002   Pin Up Show, Playspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001   Verd’s Funk / Alternative Space, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2001   Cowboys and Angels / Alternative Space, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2000   Z Program – Infinite, Pamela Z Performance / Collaboration, Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA
1995   Fifth Utah Photographic Biennial, curated by Rodney Slemmons, Nora Eccles Museum of Fine Art, Logan, UT
Selected Public Collections
  Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2013   Aletti, Vince. “UNIQUE.” The New Yorker (July 8, 2013.)
2013   Bush, Bill. “The Shifting L.A.ndscape: This Artweek.LA.” Huffington Post (March 19, 2013).
2013   “John Chiara.” Lenscratch (March 20, 2013).
2013   “John Chiara Debuts Unique Ilfochrome Prints at ROSEGALLERY.” Artdaily (March 28, 2013).
2013   “Unique Exhibition.” Photo District News (May 29, 2013).
2013   “Unique.” Wall Street International (May 24, 2013).
2013   “Longer Ways to Go: Photographs by John Chiara.” Harper’s (July 2013).
2013   “Unique.” Wall Street International (May 24, 3013).
2013   Wolff, Amy. “Photo of the Day: Unique Exhibition.” PDN (May 29, 2013).
2013   “Unique: A Group Show of Non-Editioned Photography Opens at Von Lintel Gallery.” ArtDaily (May 30, 2013).
2013   “Unique at Von Lintel.” DLK Collection (June 28, 2013).
2013   “John Chiara: Los Angeles.” Artweek (March 18, 2003).
2013   Paul, Chantel. “Seeing the Light.” MOPA (March 19, 2013).
2012   Alleti, Vince. “John Chiara.” The New Yorker (January 2, 2012).
2012   Walker, David. “DIY Camera: John Chiara’s Giant Camera Obscura.” Photo District News (February 6, 2012).
2012   “Haines Gallery announces its first solo exhibition with newly represented artist, John Chiara.” Artdaily (April 15, 2012).
2012   Scholz, Zachary Royer. “Crestmont at Coral.” Art Practical (May 3, 2012).
2012   Goodman, Loren. “Inside the Artist Studio.” 7X7 Magazine (November 22, 2012).
2012   DiCenzo, Andrea. “Cool Hunting.” Paris Photo 2012 (November 23, 2012).
2012   Baker, Kenneth. “A Look Back at the Year in Bay Area Art.” San Francisco Chronicle (December 30, 2012).
2011   Brent Foster, Jones. “From New York: Fort at Lime Point.” Art Practical (December 2011).
2011   Photoworld, issue 354 (June 2011): 124-125.
2011   Whiting, Sam. “John Chiara.” San Francisco Chronicle (June 16, 2011).
2011   Goodman, Wendy. “Great Room: The 2,398-Sheet Apartment.” New York Magazine (November 28, 2011): 68.
2011   Roalf, Peggy. “John Chiara at Von Lintel Gallery.” Design Arts Daily (November 2011).
2010   Scholz, Zachary Royer. “Front + Center: Weather Streams.” Art Practical (January, 2010).
2010   Vobis, Annelies. “Alchemy, Group Exhibition.” Art Business (March 2010).
2010   Scholz, Zachary Royer. “Alchemy.” Art Practical (March 2010).
2010   Dawson, Jessica. “Portrait of an Artist as an Old Landscape.” The Washington Post (August 13, 2010).
2010   Johnson, Martin L. “Chewing the Scenery.” Baltimore City Paper (August 25, 2011).
2010   Bamberger, Alan. “Eleanor Harwood: John Chiara.” (November 2010).
2009   “Review, John Chiara and Sean McFarland/Swimming Pool Project Space.” New City Art Chicago (November 2009).
2009   Pearson, Laura. “Review: John Chiara I Sean McFarland” Time Out Chicago (November 2009).
2009   Olubunmi, Ishola. “John Chiara.” SCI Q Magazine (January 2009): 24.
2009   Houston, Johnny Ray. “The Photo Issue: John Chiara.” San Francisco Bay Guardian (August 5, 2009): 14.
2008   Bamberger, Alan. “John Chiara, Land’s End, Starr King.” (August 23, 2008).
2008   Ryan, Christine. “Watch This Space.” 7x7 Magazine (November, 2008): 21.
2008   Bennett, Kim. “John Chiara at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.” Art Week Magazine (November 2008): 15-16.
2008   Helfand, Glen. “Review, John Chiara.” Artforum (November 2008): 359-360.
2008   Aletti, Vince, review, “John Chiara,” The New Yorker, February 25, 2008, p. 16
2008   Blackbook Insider, February 21
2008   “The Weekend Guide: What to Do This Weekend,” Daily Candy New York, February 21, 2008
2008   Baker, R.C., “Best in Show: Big Shots,” The Village Voice, February 12, 2008, ill.
2008   Roalf, Peggy, “John Chiara: Land’s End,” DART Design Arts Daily, January 23, 2008
2007   Blind Spot, issue 36, September/October, pp. 23-30, ill.
2007   Works on Paper Originally in B&W, ZYZZYVA, issue 79, the last word: west coast writers & artists, Spring, pp. 133-135
2007   Kim Bennett, “Imperfect Beauty, A Conversation with John Chiara,” art and the imaginative promise, Summer pp. 2-6
2007   Spark, Television Documentary, “Inside Crown Point Press,” KQED, Channel 9, San Francisco
2007   Jakki K. Spicer, “On the Wall,” East Bay Express, March 21