Resume

 
 

Ian van Coller

2018 Guggenheim Fellow

Professor of Photography at Montana State University

Piece of Cake Collective member since 2014

 

Education

2004

MFA, University of New Mexico, Department of Art and Art History, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Photography

1996

BFA, Arizona State University, Department of Art and Art History, Tempe, Arizona, BFA (Summa Cum Laude)

1991

National Diploma, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa, Photography

 

Public Collections

Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Afriterra Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

Beineke Library, Yale University

California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, California

CalPoly

Clemson University, South Carolina

Durban Art Gallery, South Africa

Fogg Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts

Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California

Harvard Fine Arts Library, Massachusetts

Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, Portland, Oregon

Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Kruizenga Art Museum, Holland, Michigan

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Louisiana State University

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Crusces

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

New York Public Library, New York

Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa

Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona

South African National Gallery (IZIKO), Cape Town, South Africa

Stanford University Ute & Bill Bowes Art & Architecture Library Special Collections

Technikon Natal Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa

Texas A&M University

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Library, Tokyo, Japan

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, Kansas

University of Alabama, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque

University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, Seattle, Washington

University of Delaware Special Collections, Newark, Delaware

Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections, St. Louis, Missouri

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018    The Last Glacier, Arts Center Gallery, Peck School of the Arts, UW Milwaukee

2017

Kilimanjaro: The Last Glacier, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

The Transparency of Ice and the Melting of Deep Time, ASWU Gallery, University of  Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

2015

The Last Glacier, SFO Museum, San Francisco, California

2011

Makarapa and Vuvuzela,  Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

2010

Interior Relations as part of Human: Nature, 2nd Singapore International Photography Festival, 2902 Gallery, Old School, Singapore

2009

Interior Relations, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Interior RelationsHolter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

Looking Forward: Portraits of South African Women, Sol Mednick Gallery, University of The Arts, Philadelphia

Outside, Looking In, Workspace Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

2008

Interior Relations, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, California

Interior Relations, Month of Photography Triennial Festival Four, South African National Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

2006

Ian van Coller, The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina

2005

Memorials to Innocence, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Reliquaries of Memory: Remembrances of a South African Childhood, Fresno Art Museum, California

2004

Natural  Africa, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque

2003

You Travel Far, Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

You Travel Far, John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

2001

Mining Africa, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Acclimatization Chamber, The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1999

The Nature of Displacement, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona

1998

Ian van Coller: Recent Works, The Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio

1997

Ian van Coller: Recent Works, The Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1996

The Colonized Tree: Dialogues of Myths and Science, Durban Center for Photography, South Africa

 

Group Exhibitions

2019

Terra Nostra-The Age of the Anthropocene, Photaumnales, Hauts de France

Thinking of Place, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Petrichor, Old Main Gallery, Bozeman

2018

 Artists and Their Books/ Books and Their Artists, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

 \’at-‘larj\ JDC Fine Art, Sand Diego, California

Our Anthropocene: Eco Crises, curated by Gary van Wyk, Center for Book Arts, New York City

2017

Bienal de Curitiba, curated by Royce Smith, Curitiba, Brazil

Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Met Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

The Incredible Kingdom of Animals – from historic to futuristic interpretations of ‘Fauna’ curated by Tina Schelhorn, Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi Georgia – Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2017

Collections in Conversation: Photobooks at the Arts and Beineke Libraries, Yale University

Collective Thinking, For Freedoms, Aperture, New York, New York

Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida curated by Jeff Beekman

Paradise Road, The Southern Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina curated by Eliot Dudik

2016  

In The Wake, The Houston Center for Photography, Houston Texas

Cycle, Desai|Matta Gallery, The Arts at CIIS, San Francisco, California

The Last Glacier, Passages Bookshop, Portland, Oregon

2015

Artists’ Books | Recent Publications | Related Works, jdc Fine Art, San Diego, California

InFocus: Photobid, 2015 Exhibition and Art Auction, Phoenix Art museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Nascent Site: Sight, Northlight Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

Books @ Art on Paper, Silas Finch, Art on Paper Art Fair, March 6-8, Pier 36, New York City

2014

Schneider Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Photo Lab, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Curated by Katherine Ware

Sill Life, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, Curated by Rebecca Senf

Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & MaryAndrews Hall, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, Curated by Eliot Dudik

A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks,Power Plant Gallery, Duke University, North Carolina Curated by Darius Himes & Larissa Leclair

Indie Photobook Library at PPAC Art Book Fair, Philadelphia, March 29-30, 2014

2013

10×10 American Photobooks, Tokyo Institute of Photography, Tokyo,  Japan

Photogravure: Master Prints from the Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Behold, MSU Photo Faculty Exhibition, Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, Montana

Becoming, 4 person exhibition with Elizabeth Fleming, Denis DeHart, and Rachel Jerome Ferraro, Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts, Pullman, Washington

One of a Kind, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, California

Open Show D.C. #2, Our America. Busboys and Poets, Washington D.C.

The Indie Photobook Library @ Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Uplands of Pier 5, New York

2012  

Captured by a Portrait: 20 PhotoBooks from the Indie PhotoBook Library, Guate Photo, Edificio OEG, Guatemala City Guatemala, Curated by Larissa Leclair and Leslie J. Urea

The 8th Angkor Photo Festival: Program of Slideshows, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Curated by Marco Wiegers and Eddie Marsman

A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks,Carte Blanche Gallery, San Francisco, California. Curated by Darius Himes & Larissa Leclair

Bozeman Survey, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, Montana. Curated by Ellen Ornitz.

Identity/Representation, Student and Faculty Exhibition from the School of Film and Photography at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery

Soft Science, Illges Gallery, Corn Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, Georgia

The Mentors Hand, The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography, Hollywood, California

2011

Photography in the Expanded Field, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Curated by Joshua White

Selections from the Indie Photobook Library, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Curated by Larissa Leclair, Shane Lavalette and George Slade

Butte: Common and Private Spaces, Two person exhibition with Daniel Cornish, The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture, Bozeman, Montana

Wanderlust, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

The Good Colony,  JDC Fine Art, Art Fair San Diego, California

Repercussions: Tides and Time, Collins Art Gallery, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan

2010

Culture and the Body, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

The Art of Photography Show, Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, California, Curated by Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

Flash Forward Festival, exhibition of select photography books from the Indie Photobook Library, Curated by Larissa Leclair. Toronto, Canada

FotoWeek DC, Hillyer Art Space, exhibition of select photography books from the Indie Photobook Library, Curated by Larissa Leclair. Washington, DC

Repercussions: Observations of Time and Place, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

Repercussions: Observations of Time and Place, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Washington, Curated by Alex Emmons

28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Texas.  Juried by Hannah Frieser, Director of Light Work

Perceptual Views: Landscapes in Time, Chicago Art Department , Chicago, Illinois, curated by Abraham Velazquez

Zach Mazur, Greg Sipple, Ian van Coller, and Jian Yang, Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, Washington

Montana State University Biennial Photography Faculty Exhibition, Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, MT

2009

A Glance at Photography, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (3 person exhibition)

Expanded Narrative: The Photographic Image in Mixed Media Constructions, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington

2008

New Acquisitions: The Directors Cut, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque

Print Lovers at 30: Celebrating Three Decades of Giving, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Resurrection: A New Look at Old Photographic Processes, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Art for AfricaUganda Orphans Fundraiser, Emerson Center Weaver Room Gallery, Bozeman, Montana

2007

Hey, Hot Shot! Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, New York

Contemporary Art on Paper, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

Why Collect? New Acquisitions Made by the Iziko Art Department2005–2006South African National Gallery (IZIKO), Cape Town

Right to Print: Segura Publishing Company, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona

Photo Los Angeles, Lisa Sette Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Art and Artifice, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Art and Science, Observation and Imagination, The University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque

Range of Expression II (Montana Artists), Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming

Montana State University Biennial Photo. Faculty Exhibition, Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, Montana

21st Annual Summer Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Memory BoardsCollege of Arts and Architecture Deans Gallery, Bozeman, Montana

2006

Mergers and Acquisitions, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

20th Anniversary Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Experimental Photography, The Emerson Art Center, Bozeman, Montana

2005

Romancing the Shadows, Palo Alto Art Center, California

Memory Barely Satisfies, Museum of Fine Arts: Governors Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Borrowed Curiosities, Emerson Art Center, Bozeman, Montana

2004

A Decade of Democracy: South African Art 1994-2004, South African National Gallery (Catalogue)

Ties that BindDurban Art Gallery, South Africa

Art of the African Diaspora in the Age of GlobalizationSchmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania

IdentityNortlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe

2003 

Art Chicago at Navy Pier, Lisa Sette Gallery, Ilinois

Oculus Photo Folio, Temple Gallery of Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Point of Departure: Contemporary Photographic ExplorationsMagnifico Artspace, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Departure Upon Arrival―Redefining Public Space as ArtspaceAlbuquerque Sunport, New Mexico

Constructed Photography, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

2002

Art Chicago at Navy PierLisa Sette Gallery, Ilinois

CON/TEXT+I.D./OLOGY, Axis Gallery, New York, New York

Private Party, Segura Art, Mesa, Arizona

Prints from Segura, Gallery 72, Omaha, Nebraska

2001

The Fine Art of Collaboration: Segura Publishing Company 20thYear, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona

The 505 SalonJohn Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

2000

Sites Around the City: Art and the Environment, Modified, Phoenix, Arizona

Weather ReportThe South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Urban FuturesMuseum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Collaborative ConsciousnessEtherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

1999

The Original Print, Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, Arizona

Print/Photo: Past/Present, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe

1998

Prints From Segura PublishingQuartet Gallery, New York, New York

1997

Photosynthesis, The National Gallery of South Africa (IZIKO), Cape Town, South Africa. Exhibition toured nationally in South Africa

The 8th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibit, Taipei, Taiwan

1996

NAACP Fund Raiser for Burned Churches Fund, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

Publications

2011

Interior Relations, Monograph book published by Charles Lane Press, New York, NY. Essay by Sindiwe Magona

 

Bibliography

2018   

Artists and Their Books/ Books and Their Artists, The Getty Research Institute

Our Anthropocene: Eco Crises, curated by Gary van Wyk, Center for Book Arts, New York City

2017

Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art, Exhibition Catalog, essay by William Fox, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida

Habitare, Landscape Stories Issue #26, Online Journal (Italy) http://landscapestories.fabiosirna.com/en

2016  

Blur Magazine, Fissure, Issue 48, April/May 2016

2015  

Explore Big Sky, ˜The Last Glacier: An artistic collaboration, by Nancy Mahoney, pg 48, Jan. 23-Feb. 5, 2015

Mountain Outlaw, The Last Glacier Project: Interpreting a Changing Landscape, by Caitlin Styrsky, pgs 68-71, Summer 2015

2014

Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & Mary, Andrews

Hall, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, Curated by Eliot Dudik. Exhibition catalog.

Orion Magazine, Free Range Kids, by Robert Michael Pyle, Photographs by Ian van Coller, 4 photographs used for illustration of article. Nov/Dec Issue Pages 48-55

The Telegraph, London. Commissioned portrait of Walter Kirn for the article Walter Kirn on being conned by a murderer by Richard Grant. Nov. 01, 2014

2013

Ian van Coller: Discoveries, Fotograf Magazine, Czech Republic, pgs 108 & 109

10×10 American Photobooks, Edited by Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich. New York: 10×10 Photobooks and bookdummypress, 2013

Death in Singapore, Financial Times, London, Commissioned images for  Feb 15 Issue.

A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks, Exhibition Catalog, Curated by Darius Himes and Larissa Leclair

2012  

Interior Relations, Sophie Balhetchet, Hotshoe International, Contemporary Photography, London,  Jun/Jul Ed.

Financial Times, London, Commissioned portrait of David Quammen, October 5th, 2012

Blue Sky Gallery,  Exhibition Annual Catalog for 09/10

2011

Harpers Magazine, Homeward Bound II used as an illustration for and essay by Lynn Freed, Keeping Watch: South African Past as Prologue, January, 2011

2010

Human: Nature, 2nd Singapore International Photography Festival,  Singapore, Festival Catalogue

The Garden Path, Fraction Magazine, Quarterly Online Magazine, Issue #10, www.fractionmag.com

Interior Relations,  Bite Magazine, Online Magazine, Curated by Daniel Cuthbert, February 2, 2010

She Runs With Wolves, On Earth Magazine, Commissioned portrait of Laurie Lyman to illustrate an article about her by Todd Wilkinson, February, 2010

2009

The Art of Photography Show, Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, California, Curated by Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Exhibition Catalogue

2008

Emergence & Emergency, The 4th Cape Town Month of Photography, Exhibition Catalogue edited by Jenny Altschuler

Print Lovers at Thirty, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogue curated by Hugh Merrill, Exhibition Catalogue

Resurrection, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Exhibition Catalogue

2007

Photography (9th Edition) by Barbara London (Author), Jim Stone (Author), John Upton (Author) Photography Text Book.

Art of the African Diaspora in the Age of Globalization by Mwangi wa Githinji and Molly Hutton in International Journal of Africana Studies: Volume 12, pgs 103-142, Academic Journal

Right to Print: Segura Publishing Company, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Curator: Cassandra Colbentz with essays by Crista Cloutier and Mark Pascale, Exhibition Catalogue

Range of Expression II: A Montana Invitational, Exhibition Catalogue, Essay by William Kitteridge, Ucross Foundation Art Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue

Going Downtown: 516 ARTS gives Albuquerque a new hub by Wolf Schneider in New Mexico Magazine pgs 29-31, March 2007, Exhibition Review

Cite de la Musique, Paris, France, program for Paris 2008 Cultural Events

2004

A Decade of Democracy: South African Art 1994-2004, edited by Emma Bedford, pgs 128-129, Book Publication accompanying exhibition.

Ties That Bind, Durban Art Gallery, South Africa, Exhibition Catalogue

Art of the African Diaspora in the Age of Globalization, Gettysburg College, Introduction by Mwangi wa Githinji and Molly Hutton, Exhibition Catalogue

2003 You Travel Far: Ian van Coller, The Museum of Southeast Texas, Essay by Geoffrey Batchen, Exhibition Catalogue

1997 Photosynthesis, The National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town, Exhibition Catalogue

 

Reviews

2011

Katy Niner, Photos find South Africa at its Jubilant Best, Jackson Hole News & Guide, March 2, 2011

Aaron Wallis, Visiting Rainbow Nation, Jackson Hole weekly, March 16, 2011

2008

Reyhan Harmanci, ‘Interior Relations’: Ian van Coller’s Photos, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, November 6, 2008

2005

Gussie Fauntleroy, The Shape of Memory, Santa Fe Journal North, April 1, 2005

Kathryn M Davis, Memory Barely Satisfies, THE Magazine (Santa Fe) May 2005

2004

Andy Coughlan, It’s All in the Details, Spot Magazine (HCP), Winter/ Spring 2004

2003

Laurie Farrel, CON/TEXT + I.D./OLOGY, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art #18

Steven Robert Allen, Memories, Albuquerque Alibi, July 10-16

2001

Roberta Fallon, Printed Cheer, Philadelphia Weekly, February 7

2000

Carla Wade, Media Circus, New Times, Phoenix, Arizona, March 23

1999

Joshua Rose, Group Exhibit: Modified, New Times, Phoenix Arizona, September 03

1997

John Dawar, Photographic Exploration of African World View, Business Day, South Africa,  August 1

Wilhelm van Rensberg, Brose Beelde van Afrika Geskep, Die Beeld, South Africa, August 6

1996

Richard Nilsen, 3-Artist Show Pivots on Work by Young South African, The Arizona Republic, September 15

Suzy Bell, Headless Between Two Worlds, The Mail and Guardian, South Africa, August 1, Hot Flashes, The Sunday Paper, South Africa, August 10