Sharon Harper received an MFA in photography and related media from the School of Visual Art in New York. Her work explores the intersection of technology and perception. It is in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, and the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and the New York Public Library among other collections. She has received and attended numerous artist residency fellowships at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, MacDowell, in Peterborough, New Hampshire, the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Virginia, and the Leighton Residencies at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada. She is a 2013 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in Photography. She is currently a Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.

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Galerie Stefan Röpke

Rick Wester Fine Art

Education

1997

School of Visual Arts, New York, M.F.A.
M.F.A. Photography and Related Media

Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
B.A. Literary Studies, cum laude

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014

Sharon Harper: From Above and Below, Hermès Foundation Gallery, New York, New York

Sharon Harper: Shifting Views. Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, New York

Sharon Harper: From Above and Below, Galeria Arnés + Röpke, Madrid, Spain

2013

Sala de Arte Instituto Canarias Cabrera Pinto, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

dnj gallery, Santa Monica, California

Radius Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado

Halsnøy Kloster, Halsnøy, Norway

2012

Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, New York

Halsnoy Kloster, Halsnoy, Norway

2011

Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

2010

Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, New York

Galeria Arnés + Röpke, Madrid, Spain

2009

Proof Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts,

2008

Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim, Germany

Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

Galeria Arnés + Röpke, Madrid, Spain

The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2006

Carpenter Center Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2002

Savage Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2001

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco, California

2000

Goethe-Institut. New York, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

Photography and the Scientific Spirit. John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, WI

VERZWEIGT! - Trees in Contemporary Art. Museum Sinclair-Haus. Bad Homburg, Germany

2014

Skyward. Weatherspoon Art Museum. Greensboro, North Carolina

Artists for Trees. Grand Central Station Pop-Up Gallery. New York, New York
Supported by TD Bank

Heavenly Bodies, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

The National, Fort Wayne Musuem of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Unfolding Images, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Process, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington

Flash of an Instant, New Art Center, Newton, Massachusetts

2013

The National Media Museum, London, England

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York

1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

Griffin Museum, Winchester, Massachusetts

de Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts

2012

Belvédère Museum, Heerenveen, Netherlands

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine

Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas

2011

Samson Projects, Boston, Massachusetts

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York

SCAD Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Harvard University Center for Government and International Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2010

Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, New York

Autry National Center, Los Angeles, California

2009

Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Wallraff-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany

Mills Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

Proof Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2008

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Hampshire House, New York, New York

Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

MassArt, Boston, Massachusetts

2007

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

2006

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2005

Carpenter Center Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2004

sm.ART Gallery, Munich, Germany

Weatherspoon Art Musuem, Greensboro, North Carolina

2003

Work Space Gallery, New York, New York

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

Oxford University Musuem, Oxford, England

2002

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon

Savage Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Philadelphia Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001

UBR Galerie, Salzburg, Austria

2000

Bucknell Art Gallery. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York

1997

Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

White Columns Gallery, New York, New York

Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, New York

Permanent Collections

Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo, New York

New York Public Library. New York, New York

Portland Art Museum. Portland, Oregon

Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, Missouri

Currier Art Museum, Manchester, New Hampshire

Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts

Bayerische Vereinsbank. Munich, Germany

Selected Public and Private Collections

Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo, New York

New York Public Library. New York, New York

Portland Art Museum. Portland, Oregon

Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, Missouri

Currier Art Museum, Manchester, New Hampshire

Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts

Bayerische Vereinsbank. Munich, Germany

Sprint Collection. Kansas City, Kansas

Honors

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Photography

Monastery of Halsnøy, Norway, Residency Fellowship

Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, Residency Fellowship

Film Studies Center Fellowship, Harvard University Film Studies Center

First Prize, Juror’s selection, The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Juror, Stephen Pinson, curator of photographs New York Public Library

Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyoming, Residency Fellow

Yaddo, Meredith S. Moody Residency Fellowship

Vermont Studio Center, Sam and Dusty Boynton Residency Fellowship

Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence

The Aaron Siskind Foundation, Grant

The MacDowell Colony, Resident Fellow

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Resident Fellowships

ArtLink@Sotheby's International Young Art 2000, Semi-finalist

Bibliography

Dan Halm, “Sharon Harper: Portfolio,” Visual Arts Journal, October, 2013: 22-29

Mark Alice Durant, “55 Angels and the Modest Sublime,” Dear Dave Magazine, Spring, 2012: 100-115

Stephen Pinson, “Sharon Harper: Night and Day” (exhibition brochure)

Congyun Liu, “Interview with Sharon Harper,” Photoworld Beijing, Issue 347, pp. 126 – 129, 2010/11

Minna Proctor, “Cover Artist,” The Literary Review, Spring 2010

Minna Proctor, “Artists on Artists,” BOMB Magazine, March 2010

Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, “On My Mind,” foam magazine, December 2009

Helga Aurisch, The Moon: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Museum of Fine Art, Houston, September 2009 (exhibition catalog)

Cate McQuaid, All the Way Down to the Details,” Boston Globe, April 8, 2009

Mark Feeney, “Tracing the Outlines of Time,” Boston Globe, November 28, 2008

Salvador Nadales, “Light in Movement: Reflections on the visual work of Sharon Harper” (exhibition catalog)

Cate McQuaid, “Sharon Harper Plays with Moon and Sky,” Boston Globe, September 28, 2006

R.B. Strauss, “Blurred Images Have a Deeper Message,” Daily Local News, February 29, 2002

Kenneth Baker, “Blur from a Speeding Train,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 12, 2002

Vince Aletti, “Voices Choices,” Village Voice, December 26, 2001

Margaret Loke, “Art in Review,” New York Times, November 2, 2001

Jean Dykstra, “Whitney Launches First Exposure,” Art on Paper, Nov. 2001

Sylvia Wolf, “Sharon Harper: Photographs from the Floating World,” (brochure)

Kenneth Baker, “Fall Arts Preview,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 26, 2001

Suart Horodner, “Flug (Flight),” (brochure)

Krissy Foley, "On Site: Contemporary Photography of Place," (exhibition catalog)

Mira Jacobs, "Walkabout," (exhibition catalog)

Zoe Starling, Interview for artadvocate.com

Publications

From Above and Below, by Sharon Harper, Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2013

Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs by William M. Griswold and Rhoda Eitel-Porter, New York: The Morgan Library and Museum, 2011

Daylight Magazine, Issue No. 9, November 2011

Humble Art Foundation Collector’s Guide, Volume 2, New York, New York, 2010

Der Mond by Andreas Bluhm, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Foundation Corboud, Cologne and Hantje Cantz, 2009

The Meaning of Photography, Edited by Robin Kelsey and Black Stimson, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and Yale University Press, 2008

Visions From America by Sylvia Wolf. Prestel, 2002

Walk Ways, essay by Stuart Horodner. Independent Curators International, 2002

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