Timeline

1949
Born
1971
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley
1973
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Photography
1975
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Photography
1977
Masters program in photography, San Francisco Art Institute
1978
Master of Arts in Photography, University of New Mexico
1979
Diesels and Dinosaurs published in the monograph
1981
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship: “Marks and Measures” survey grant
1984
Purchase Award, “Current Works 1984”, Society for Contemporary Photography exhibit at the Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1985
Purchase Award, “Southwest ’85”, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
1986–1990
Taught at Princeton University
1999
Eliot Porter Fellowship, New Mexico Council for Photography
2003
A book of his photographs, "Gone," was published
1990–2012
Teaches photography at the College of Santa Fe

Exhibitions

2012
Diesels and Dinosaurs | Western Landmarks, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011–2012
American Landscapes: Contemporary Photographs of the West, Joslyn Art Museums, Omaha, NE
2009–2011
Red Desert, Green Prairie, Blue Sky: Photographing the West organized by Exhibits USA; travels to Shafer Art Gallery, Breat Bend, KS; Highland CommunityCollege, High- land, KS; Mesquite Arts Council, Mesquite, TX; and Exhibits USA, Kansas City, KS
2009
Inaugural Photography Exhibition in the new Modern Wing, Chicago Art Institute
2008–2009
Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM
2007
The Booth Museum of Western Art, Cartersville
2006
The Nicolayson Museum, Casper, WY
2006
Silver, Houston Center for Photography, TX
2006
Llano Estacado: Island in the Sky, Houston Center for Photography, TX
2006
Making Panhandle Pictures, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
2005
Spectacle and Society, Governor’s Gallery, State Capitol Building, Santa Fe, NM
2005
Sign Language, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
2005
Gone: Photographs of Abandonment on the High Plains the Beach Museum, Kansas Sate University
2005
Boxed Sets: Portfolios of the Seventies, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
2004
Art, Culture, Place: Visual Traditions of the Southwest, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque
2004
Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
2003
Maker’s Marks in the Landscape, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2003
Gone: Photographs of Abandonment on the High Plains, one person exhibition organized by the University of New Mexico Art Museum.
2003
Marion Center, College of Santa Fe
2002
Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940 to 2001, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2002
The Artist and the American West, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2001
Shifting Landscapes, Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2000
Steve Fitch: Recipient of the 1999 Eliot Porter Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1998
The West: Recent Acquisitions, The Art Museum, Princeton University, NJ
1996
The Perpetual Mirage, The Whitney Museum, New York
1995
The Archeology of Abandonment: Photographs from the High Plains, O’Sullivan Arts Center, Regis University, Denver, CO (solo)
1993
Art in the Machine Age, The University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque
1993
Arts ’93, Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM
1992
Personal Portraits/Intimate Photographs, Colorado Gallery, Arapahoe College, Denver, CO
1991
Swan Songs: Images of Love and Lament for the Land, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO
1991
Steve Fitch: Photographs, Art Gallery, The University of New Mexico at Los Alamos
1990
Abandoned Sites: Photographs by Rick Dingus and Steve Fitch, Sol Mednick Gallery The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1990
The Art of Photography: Steve Fitch and Stephen Perloff, James Michener Arts Center, Doylestown, PA
1989
Picturing California: A Century of Photographic Genius, Oakland Museum, CA
1987
Marks and Measures: Images of Rock Art, Colorado Historical Society, Denver
1987
Road and Roadside, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1987; the exhibition traveled to the University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, and to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1987
Photography and the West the 80’s, The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
1987
Heat and Light, Art Galleries, University of Texas at San Antonio
1987
Steve Fitch: Photographs, Art Gallery, University of South Florida, Tampa
1986
New Landscapes, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1986
Crosscurrents II, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
1986
With the Land: A Photographic Survey, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
1986
On the Road, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
1986
New Views: Landscape Photographs from Two Continents, Gallery 210,University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
1985
Interactions with the Land and Its Histories, solo exhibition in the Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver, CO
1985
Neo-Anasazi, solo exhibition in the Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder
1985
Marks and Measures: Linda Connor, Rick Dingus, Steve Fitch, Charles Roitz, Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1985
Southwest ’85, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1985
New Landscapes: Photographs from Two Continents, Tasmania School of Art, Hobart; exhibition traveled to The Developed Image Gallery, Adelaide and The Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia
1984
Exposed and Developed: Photography Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, organized by the national Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution,Washington, D.C.,. Exhibition traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Columbia College, Chicago

Public Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago