Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art

William Eggleston

(American, born 1939)

untitled, memphis by william eggleston

William Eggleston

Untitled, Memphis, 2001



Born in Memphis, TN
Went to New York and met Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, and Diane Arbus
Presented his work to John Szarkowski at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Recieved a Guggenheim Fellowship
Appointed Lecturer in Visiual and Environmental Studies at The Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Recieved a National Endowment for the Arts Photographer's Fellowship
Appointed Reasearcher in Color Videa at Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the invitation of Richard Leacock
Accepted one of 54 Master Photographers of 1960–1979 awards from Photographic Society of Japan
Recieved the University of Memphis Distinguished Achievement Award
Accepted Gold medal for Photography from National Arts Club, New York, NY


At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (solo)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA (solo)
William Eggleston: American Photographer, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
21st Century, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
21st Century, Cheim & Read, New York, USA (solo)
Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France (solo)
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1958-2008, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
William Eggleston - David Lynch. Fotografien, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, München, Germany
Hasselblad Center, Goteborg, Sweden
The Menil Collection, Houston, USA
Color Portraits–1974, Photology, Milan, Italy (solo)
Democratic Camera, Photographs and Videos 1961 – 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
L'oeil démocratique, Centre de Photographie de Lectoure, Lectoure, France (solo)
Color Portraits–1974, Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy; Studio Trisorio, Rome, Italy; Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Portfolios, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (solo)
Cadillac Portfolio, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, USA (solo)
Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USA
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, USA (solo)
Spirit of Dunkerque, Lieu d'Art et d'Action Contemporaine, Dunkerque, France (solo)
Nightclub Portraits, 1973, galerie du jour agnès b., Paris, France (solo)
Stranded in Canton, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
William Eggleston, Camera Work AG, Berlin, Germany (solo)
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
BA-CA Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria
Nightclub Portraits, 1973, Cheim & Read, New York, USA (solo)
Albertina, Vienna, Austria (solo)
William Eggleston, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, USA (solo)
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark (solo)
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Dust Bells, and the film Stranded in Canton, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
William Eggleston, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, USA (solo)
Louisiana Project. Photographs 1981–82, Galerie Johannes Faber, Vienna, Austria (solo)
William Eggleston Precolor: The Black and White Photographs, 1959–1974, and the film, STRANDED IN CANTON, 1974, Cheim & Read, New York, USA (solo)
William Eggleston Recent Photographs, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (solo)
Pictures from the Seventies, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Cadillac Portfolio, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA (solo)
Graceland, Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Cologne, Germany (solo)
William Eggleston: Los Alamos, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (solo)

Public Collections

Siemens Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Australia National Gallery
Art Institute of Chicago
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC