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William Christenberry    (American, 1936)

 William Christenberry - Coleman's Cafe, Greensboro, Alabama (Photographs) h: 11 x w: 14 in / h: 27.9 x w: 35.6 cm
William Christenberry
Coleman's Cafe, Greensboro, Alabama 1973
 
 William Christenberry - Double Cola Sign, Beale Street, Memphis, TN (Photographs) h: 11 x w: 14 in / h: 27.9 x w: 35.6 cm
William Christenberry
Double Cola Sign, Beale Street, Memphis, TN 1966
 
 William Christenberry - Magenta Car, Havana, Alabama (Photographs)
William Christenberry
Magenta Car, Havana, Alabama 1976
 
 William Christenberry - Side of Red Building in Forest, Hale Co., Alabama (Photographs) h: 11 x w: 14 in / h: 27.9 x w: 35.6 cm
William Christenberry
Side of Red Building in Forest, Hale Co., Alabama 1984
 
  

Biography
1936 Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1954 - 1959 Study at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Bachelor of Fine Arts (1958) and Master of Arts in painting (1959)
1958 - 1959 Christenberry had begun taking pictures with a simple Brownie camera
Teaching at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
1962 Since August as assistant professor of Art at the Memphis State University. Begin of the friendship with William Eggleston. First drawings and paintings for the "Klan Room"
1982 Lyndhurst Foundation
1984 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1989 Alabama Prize
1994 Art Matters, Inc., grant
1998 Honorary doctor of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Lives & Works in Washington, DC
Teaches painting and drawing at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.; Tuscaloosa

Exhibitions
2010 Southern Artifacts, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis Missouri, USA (solo)
2010 William Christenberry, Pace / MacGill Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2010 Vintage Kodak Brownies, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, Washington, USA (solo)
2010 Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970 - 1980, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Ohio, USA
2009 day by day, dkw. Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany
2009 Columbus Museum of Art (solo)
2008 Christenberry, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC (upcoming Fall 2008)
2008 William Christenberry, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
2007 Site/Possession, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (traveling exhibition)
2007 Photographer William Christenberry, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
2007 20/20 Vision, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, USA
2007 The Genius of the Place: Land and Identity in Contemporary Art, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
2006 La trajectoire du regard, Salle d'exposition du quai Antoine ler, Monaco, Monaco
2006 Tendenzen internationaler Fotografie, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
2006 Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (traveling exhibition)
2006 William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961-2005, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, (traveling exhibition)
2006 William Christenberry: 35mm Kodachromes, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
2006 William Christenberry: Trips & Recent Sculpture, Pace MacGill, New York, NY, and Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2006 William Christenberry: Alabama, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2005 William Christenberry, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
2005 In Response to Place: Photographs from The Nature Conservancy's Last Great Places, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
2005 American Classics, Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig, Germany
2005 Regarding the Rural, Mass MoCA Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Missouri, USA
2005 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama (solo)
2004 Picturing the South, Pace / MacGill Gallery, New York, NewYork, USA
2004 Best Of - Blick in die Sammlung, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
2004 Seventies Color Photography, Kennedy Boesky Photographs, New York, NewYork, USA
2003 Southern Images: Six Contemporary Photographers, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, Washington, USA
2003 The American Scene 2000, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
2003 William Christenberry, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
2002 William Christenberry: Disappearing Places
2002 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2001 Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
2001 Changing Landscape - The Source Revisited
2001 The Kreeger Museum of Art, Washington, DC
2001 William Christenberry: Architecture/Archetype
2001 University of Cincinnati, DAAP Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2001 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
2001 In Response to Place: Photographs from The Nature Conservancy’s Last Great Places, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2000 Southern Exposure, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
2000 Open Ends/MoMA 2000, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2000 Visualizing the Blues: Images of the American South, 1962-2000, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA & Dixon Gallery, Memphis, TN
2000 The Art of Family: The Christenberrys, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
2000 American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Innovation and Imagination: 50 Years of Polaroid Photography, The Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
2000 William Christenberry - The Early Years, Belger Art District, Kansas City, MO
2000 The Klan Tableau, University of Kansas City Art Galleries, Kansas City, MO
1999 Carol Ehlers Gallery Ltd., Chicago, IL
1999 Carried to the Heart: Faith and Doubt in Contemporary Southern Photography, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
1998 Southern Stories, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998 William Christenberry: The Early Years (1954-1968), The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL & The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
1997 The Early Years and Beyond, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
1997 Photographien im Dialog, Photographischen Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kulture, Cologne, Germany
1996 The Early Works, 1954 to 1968, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
1996 Reconstruction: William Christenberry’s Art, Center for Creative Photography and The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson. Traveled to the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1995 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Nancy Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC
1994 The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph, MO
1993 The Opelika Arts Association, Alabama
1993 Ehlers Caudill Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992 Southern Views, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
1992 Nancy Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC
1992 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1992 Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
1992 Tartt Gallery, Washington, DC
1992 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT
1991 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1991 Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
1990 Center for Cultural Studies, Gadsden, AL
1990 Southern Exposure, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1989 Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
1989 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
1988 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Memphis Center for Contemporary Art, Memphis, TN
1987 Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
1987 A Southern Perspective, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
1986 New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM
1986 Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1985 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1984 Southern Monuments and Photographs, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
1984 The James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983 Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC
1983 Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
1982 Southern Views, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, TX. Traveled to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1981 Middendorf/Lane Gallery, Washington, DC
1980 Cronin Gallery, Houston, TX
1979 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
1978 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1977 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1977 Sander Gallery, Washington, DC
1977 State University of New York at Albany, University Art Gallery, Albany, NY
1976 Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
1976 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
1976 Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
1973 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Traveled to Baltimore Museum of Art.
1973 The Octagon House, American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC
1972 University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
1971 Henri II Gallery, Washington D.C. (solo)
1963 Memphis State University Gallery of Art (solo)
1961 Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (solo)

Literature
2008 William Christenberry: Working From Memory, William Christenberry, Susanne Lang (Editor), (Steidl, 2008)
2007 William Christenberry.Place, Time, and Memory Southern Spaces September 28, 2007
2006 William Christenberry, Aperture, 2006
2002 Christenberry - Reconstruction,The Art of William Christenberry, 2002
2001 Susanne Lange: William Christenberry, 2001
1991 Walker Evans, William Christenberry: Of Time and Place (by Thomas W. Southall), 1991
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