Stephen Shore  (American, 1947) 

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Stephen Shore (American, b.1947) is an American photographer well-known for producing deadpan images of banal scenes. He is a pioneer of colored art photography. Shore was born in New York, NY, and is largely a self-taught artist. He became interested in photography at the age of six when he received a darkroom kit of photography as a gift from his uncle. At the age of nine, Shore was given another photography gift; this time the gift was a 35 mm camera, which he used to start taking photographs right away. Soon after that, he received Walker Evan's American Photographs and was convinced of his photographic abilities so much so that he presented several of his works to Edward Steichen (American, 1879–1973) of the Museum of Modern Art at the age of 14. His interest in photography continued to grow, and when he met Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) at the Factory three years later, he became a regular at the studio, and photographed works and visitors there. At age 24, the photographer held a solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Soon after the solo exhibition, Shore embarked on a series of road trips and took several photographs of the American and Canadian landscapes he crisscrossed. The trip from Manhattan to Amarillo in 1972 proved to be eventful and awakened Shore's interest in color photography. He took a series of photographs of the streets using different types of cameras. Shore received a NEA endowment fund in 1974. and a Guggenheim grant in 1975 that helped him further his work. In 1982, he published Uncommon Places: 50 Unpublished Photographs, a major work in color photography that, together with the works of William Eggleston (American, b. 1939), helped to cement the place of color photography in art. He is believed to have borrowed from the Photorealism works of other artists. Shore also published other books like Essex County and The Velvet Years.

His solo exhibitions include those held at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY, in 2005, and at the Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam, in 1997. Examples of Shore's group exhibitions include those held at Art and Architecture, Palazzo Ducale, Genua, Italy, in 2004, and Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium, in 1998. Shore is represented by Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels, 303 Gallery in New York, and Sprüth Magers in Berlin, Germany, and London, England. Shore currently lives in New York, and is the director of the Photography Department at Bard College.

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Stephen Shore, Presidio, Texas

 

Stephen Shore
Presidio, Texas
1975

Auction: May 8, 2014
Phillips London
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Stephen Shore, August 9, 1973

 

Stephen Shore
August 9, 1973
1973

Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Stephen Shore, July 18, 1973

 

Stephen Shore
July 18, 1973
1973

Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Stephen Shore, July 16, 1973

 

Stephen Shore
July 16, 1973
1973

Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Stephen Shore, Stampeder Motel, Ontario, Oregon, July 19, 1973

 

Stephen Shore
Stampeder Motel, Ontario, Oregon, July 19, 1973
1973-2007

Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Stephen Shore, Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ, August 10, 1973

 

Stephen Shore
Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ, August 10, 1973
1973

Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Stephen Shore, Bible, Room 236, Thunderbird Motel, Bend, OR, July 20, 1973

 

Stephen Shore
Bible, Room 236, Thunderbird Motel, Bend, OR, July 20, 1973
1973-2007

Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Stephen Shore, Hamburger Steak Dinner, Redfield, SD, July 13, 1973

 

Stephen Shore
Hamburger Steak Dinner, Redfield, SD, July 13, 1973
1973-2007

Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Stephen Shore, Room 110, Holiday Inn, Brainerd, MN, July 11, 1973

 

Stephen Shore
Room 110, Holiday Inn, Brainerd, MN, July 11, 1973
1973-2007

Sprüth Magers Berlin London
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Stephen Shore, Main St., Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, 8/18/74

 

Stephen Shore
Main St., Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, 8/18/74, 1974
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Stephen Shore, Victoria Avenue and Alberta Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, August 17

 

Stephen Shore
Victoria Avenue and Alberta Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, August 17, 1974
fujicolor crystal archive print

 

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Stephen Shore, The Giverny Portfolio (25 works)

 

Stephen Shore
The Giverny Portfolio (25 works), 2002
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1947   Born in New York, NY on October 8th
1965 - 1969   Documented Andy Warhol's factory
1973   Took up color photography
1974   Began to use a 8x10 view camera
1974   Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1975   Recipient, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1979   Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1991   Resumed taking black and white photographs
2013   Ken Miller - Gallery Target, Tokyo
Une Affaire De Famille - La Photographie Dans Les Collections De Stephane, Rodolphe Et Sebastien Janssen - Museé de la photographie de Charleroi, Charleroi
The Time is Now - John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012   Uncommon Places - Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
2011   Stephen Shore - MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo
Stephen Shore - Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
The Velvet Years: 1965-1967, Warhol's Factory Photographs by Stephen Shore - Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
2010   Uncommon Places - Sprüth Magers Berlin, Berlin
Stephen Shore - The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Biographical Landscape. Fotografie di Stephen Shore 1969 –1979 - Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Rome
2009   Print-on-demand - G/P Gallery, Tokyo
Stephen Shore - 303 Gallery, New York City, NY
2008   Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969-1979
2007   The Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1968 - 1993, ICP - Internatinoal Center of Photography, New York City, NY
2006   Stephen Shore, 303 Gallery, New York City, NY
2006   The Art of Collaboration with Bottega Veneta
2005   Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005   The Biographical Landscape, Jeu de Paume, Hôtel Sully, Paris, France (solo)
2005   The Biographical Landscape, Presentation House, Vancouver, BC (solo)
2005   Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY (solo)
2005   Stephen Shore: American Surfaces, P.S. 1 (solo)
2005   Sprüth Magers, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2004   The Biographical Landscape, Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, Vienna (solo)
2004   Art and Architecture, Palazzo Ducale, Genua, Italy
2004   Social Creatures: How Body Becomes Art, Sprengel Museum, Hannover Germany
2004   Cakewalk, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
2004   Stephen Shore/ Thomas Struth, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2003   Cruel and Tender the Real in the Twentieth-Century Photograph, Tate Modern, London/ Museum Ludwig, Cologne (catalog)
2003   303 Gallery, New York (solo)
2002   Galerie Kammel Mennour, Paris, France (solo)
2002   Stephen Shore Unpublished Uncommon Places 1973-1978, Galerie Conrads, Duesseldorf (catalog) (solo)
2002   The Velvet Years, Städtisches Museum am Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (solo)
2001   Stephen Shore Uncommon Places, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf (solo)
2000   The Velvet Years, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
2000   303 Gallery, NYC (solo)
2000   Settings & players, White Cube Jay Jopling, London
2000   Places as Landscape, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
2000   Scientifico Technilogico, Marghera, Italy
2000   Identificazione di un Paesaggio, Vega Parco
2000   Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, Germany (catalog)
1999 - 2000   American Surfaces, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1999   Views from the Edge of the World, Marlborough Chelsea, NYC
1999   Andy Warhol: Photography, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
1999   The American Century, 1950-2000, Whitney Museum, New York
1999   The Promise of Photography, P.S.1, New York
1999   Photographic Innovators, 1840s-1990s, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
1998   Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
1998   Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1998   Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
1998   Andy Warhol: A Factory, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
1998   Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
1997   Photographic Resource Center, Boston (solo)
1997   Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam (solo)
1996   George Eastman House, Rochester, NY (solo)
1995   PaceWildensteinMacGill, NYC (solo)
1980   LIGHT Gallery, NYC (solo)
1978   LIGHT Gallery, NYC (solo)
1977   LIGHT Gallery, NYC (solo)
1975   LIGHT Gallery, NYC (solo)
1973   LIGHT Gallery, NYC (solo)
1972   LIGHT Gallery, NYC (solo)
1971   Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC (solo)
  Albertina, Vienna, Austria
  Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal, QC, Canada
  SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
  Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany
  Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
  Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London, England
  MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, USA
  The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA
   Stephen Shore - Uncommon Places - Unpublished Photographs 1973 - 1978- Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf