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Michael Dweck
Chronology
1957
Born Brooklyn, New York, to David and Sydelle Dweck.
 
1960
Family moves to Bellmore, New York, a town on Long Island 38 miles from New York City and close to beaches.
 
1975
Graduates from John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, New York.
 
Studies Architecture at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, then switched to the Communication/Fine Arts Department in 1976.
 
1979
B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
 
1980
Studies with James Wines.
 
1982
Opens Michael Dweck & Co., a communications think tank.
 
1985
Studies with Marshall Blonsky at The New School for Social Research, New York.
 
1992
Opens Dweck & Campbell, later renamed Dweck! (1999), an advertising and creative content company.
 
1998
Awarded Gold Lion at the Cannes International Festival for Arctic Ground Squirrel, Cannes, France.
 
1999
Selected best TV Commercial of The Year, Adweek and Communication Arts magazine.
 
Awarded Agency of the Year by the American Association of Advertising Agencies.
 
2000
Received the AICP Award for Advertising Excellence. Work added to the permanent film collection of the Department of Film, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
Selected to Adweek’s Creative All-Stars.
 
2001
Michael Dweck is interviewed in Comedy in Advertising, a documentary on the subject of humor in advertising.
 
2002
Closed his company and leaves advertising to concentrate on photography full time.
 
Photographs The End: Montauk, N.Y., for his first exhibition and book. An evocation of a real-world paradise lost, the paradise of summer, youth, and erotic possibility.
 
2003
First one-man exhibition at Sotheby's, New York: The End: Montauk, N.Y. It was the first ever solo show for a living artist held at the auction house.
 
2004
The End: Montauk, N.Y., is published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., and sells out first printing in two weeks.
 
Paris Photo, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.
 
2005
Begins photographing his Three project, a series of triptychs composed of images of manmade and natural forms and the human body.
 
Three exhibition opens in Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan.
 
Begins extensive photographing for his Mermaids project.
 
2006
The End: Montauk, N.Y., exhibition opens at Blitz House, Tokyo, Japan.
 
The End: Montauk, N.Y., exhibition opens at Gallery Orchard, Naka-Ku, Japan.
 
The End: Montauk, N.Y., exhibition opens at Nagoya, Tokyo, Japan.
 
Paris Photo, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.
 
2007
Paris Photo, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.
 
2008
Michael Dweck exhibition opens at Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium.
 
Michael Dweck exhibition opens at Delphine Pastor Galery, Monte Carlo, Monaco in collaboration with Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery.
 
Works by Michael Dweck exhibited at Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
 
Works by Michael Dweck exhibited at Arte Fiera Fiera Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy.
 
Works by Michael Dweck exhibited at artparis, Foire d'Art Moderne + Contemporain, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

Second book "Mermaids," published in the Fall.

Mermaids and Mermaids Collector's Edition is published by Ditch Plains Press, a collection of photographs exploring the theme of the female nude submerged in water.

Mermaids exhibition opens at Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, New York.

Mermaids exhibition opens at Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany.

Michael Dweck exhibition opens at Keszler Gallery, Southampton, New York

Mermaids exhibition opens at Blitz Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

 
2009
Mermaids exhibition opens at Gallery Orchard, Nagoya, Japan. January 15-March 15.
 
Begins extensive photographing for his Habana Libre project.
 
2010
Paradise Lost exhibition opens at Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, California.
 
Mermaids exhibition opens at Acte2 Galerie, Paris, France.
 
The Big Picture opens at Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, New York.
 
Works by Michael Dweck exhibited at Show Off at La FIAC, Paris, France.
 
Giant Polaroids: Pin Up exhibition opens at Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium. December 30-February 15, 2011.
 
2011
Habana Libre and Habana Libre Collector's Edition is published by Damiani editore, a contemporary exploration playing on the theme of privilege in a classless society, beauty and art in one of the last communist capitals, Habana.
 
Currently
Michael Dweck lives and works in New York and Montauk.

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