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ARNE SVENSON

Born in Santa Monica, California. Lives and works in New York City.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 The Neighbors, Western Project, Los Angeles, California The Neighbors, Jullie Saul Gallery, New York, New York

2012 About Face, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2010     The Library, Western Project, Culver City, California

2005   Unspeakable Likeness: Portraits, Western Project, Culver City, California Other People’s Projects: Alba Ballard, White Columns, New York, New York

2004     Sock Monkeys, UMC Art Gallery, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

2003     Sock Monkeys, Colette Gallery, Paris, France

2002     Sock Monkey, Sock Monkey, Sock Monkey, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, California Sock Monkeys, S.K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, Oregon Sock Monkeys, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York Las Vegas, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas

1999 Las Vegas, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1998     Prisoners, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York Prisoners, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, California California Prisoners, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California Prisoners, Mary Aaron Museum, Marysville, California

1997     Las Vegas, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York Occurrences,  S.K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1995 S.K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1994 Faggots, Grey Art Gallery, New York, New York

1991 Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, California Unnamed, Unveiled, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, New York

1987     Clinical Studies, Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 BACON, Western Project, Los Angeles, California Toy Stories, Westport Arts Center, Westport, Connecticut

2010 Trompe L’Oeil, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio Ni Una Mas, Drexel University, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009   Tales of the Flesh, Western Project, Culver City, California Way Out West, Donna Beam Art Gallery, University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada Love Letter to Las Vegas, Michele C. Quinn Fine Art, Las Vegas, Nevada Find Me, Cue Art Foundation, New York Send Me An Angel, Howard House, Seattle, Washington The First Six Years, Western Project, Culver City, California Heads: A Group Exhibition, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York

2007     Body/Booty, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Extraordinary Bodies, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, New Mexico The Show on Vegas, M+B, Los Angeles, California Beauty Is Embarrassing, Western Project, Culver City, California.

2006   Joint Venture, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California Davis, Davis, California, catalogue

2005 Trade, White Columns, New York, New York James D. Phelan Art Award Exhibition, Camerawork, San Francisco, California

2004   Extraordinary Bodies: Photographs from the Mutter Museum, traveling,  Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida; Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

2003     Geometry of the Face, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002 Facing AIDS: Imaging the Global Epidemic, traveling 2002 – 2005, Museums in Barcelona, New York, Washington D.C., Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, catalogue The Mutter Museum, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, New York An Eye for Golf, The Arthur Griffin Center for Photographic Art, Winchester, Massachusetts New Figurists, reddot Gallery, New York, New York Inaugural Show, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York

2001     Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

2000     Wanted, Photographs do not Bend, Dallas, Texas Group Show, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, California Photoanatomic, The Barrister Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

1999     The Cultured Tourist, Carol Ehlers Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1998 In Your Face, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Cultured Tourist, Leslie Tonkonow Projects, New York, New York Neighborhood Watch, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York

1997 Crossing the Frontier, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, catalogue In Visible Light: Photography and Classification in Art, Science and The Everyday, Oxford Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany;  Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden Viva Las Vegas, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1996 Ferocious, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California Tool Show, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon

1995     Ars Medica: Treasures from the Mutter Museum, Thread Waxing Space, New York, New York (as curator) Lines of Flight, Mad River Post, New York, New York Phallic Symbols, 24 Hours for Life Gallery, New York, New York  

1994 Foreign Ferns, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas Animal Farm, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, California Of Science and Humanity, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, California

1993 Animal Body, Calvin Morris Gallery, New York, New York Plant Body, Calvin Morris Gallery, New York, New York Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, New York Foreign Ferns, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York

1992     Group Show, Lieberman and Saul Gallery, New York, New York Memorial, Franklin Furnace, New York, New York

1991 Group Show, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington D.C. Ordinary People, The Guest Room, Los Angeles, California, catalogue

1990     Images from the Front, Photography Challenging AIDS, The Center, New York, New York

1989     Selected Sins, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, California Self and Shadow, Burden Gallery, New York, New York Victoria, Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Books

2012     Strays, Simen Media Works, New York

2011     Chewed, DAP, New York

2010     Unspeakable Likeness, Twin Palms Press, New York

2005     Mrs. Ballard’s Parrots, Harry Abrams, New York

2003     Sock Monkeys (200 out of 1,863), with Ron Warren, Ideal World Books, New York

1997      Prisoners, Blast Books, New York

Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

West Collection, Oaks, Pennsylvania

Goldman Sachs, New York, New York

Swiss RE Capital Bank, New York, New York

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Walt Disney Corporation, Los Angeles, California

Grants

2008 Nancy Graves Foundation for the Visual Arts

2005 James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography

1996 Djerassi Residency Program and Grant

Selected Bibliography

2012 Elbaum, Rachel, "Faceless Kitten Photos: Cute or Kooky?", MSNBC.com, February 28, 2012 Thomas, Mary, "Artist’s portraits a glimpse into a world of autism", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 9, 2012 "Chewed Pet Toys And Their Hilarious, Invented Stories", The Huffington Post, September 23, 2012 SuQi, Rima, "In Chewed, Dog Toys Loved to Pieces", The New York Times, September 28, 2012 Walder, Joyce, "Inviting in the Ghosts", New York Times, December 12, 2012

2010 Aletti, Vince,”Heads”, The New Yorker, January 11

2009 Peterson, Kristen,”An Infusion of Art”, Las Vegas Sun, September 12, 2009 Va Bien, Tout, Review, with reproductions, December 20

2006   The Book on Vegas, Greybull Press, Los Angeles, California

2005 Smith, Roberta.  Exhibition Review, The New York Times, Nov. 25. Halle, Howard. Watch the Birdie, Time Out New York, November 24, w/reproductions Newman, Andrew Adam. CSI: Photography Studio, The New York Times, August 28, with reproductions Hay, David.  Life and Death, The Los Angeles Times, August 30, with reproductions Strausbaugh, John.  A Dreamer and Her Parrot-Schtick Method, The New York Times, April 2, with reproductions Robinson, Andrew. The Way Art Should Work, Gay City News, March 10, w/reproductions

2003 Hancock, Noelle. Exhibition Review, The New York Observer, January 13, w/reproduction Ebony, David. Arne Svenson at Julie Saul, Art in America, May, w/reproduction Ballentine, Sandra. Footnotes, The New York Times Magazine, Feb.23,  w/reproduction Bal, Sumeet. Featured Book of the Week, Entertainment Weekly, April 4, w/ reproductions Time Out New York, Featured Book, May 1, with reproductions 2wice Magazine, Animal Issue, Vol 7, with reproductions Facing AIDS: Imaging the Global Epidemic, Umbrage Editions, w/reproductions Cowan, James, Sock it to Me, National Post, Canada 11/24/03, w/reproductions.

2002 Worden, Gretchen. The Mutter Museum, Blast Books NYC, w/reproductions Wallis, Stephen. Turn Shake Flip, Eyestorm Publications, w/reproductions Smith, John W. Possession Obsession:  Andy Warhol and Collecting, The Andy Warhol Museum, with reproductions Yablonsky, Linda. Portraits of a Simian Subspecies, The New York Times, December 1, with reproductions Pagel, David. Monkey See, Monkey Do at Svenson Exhibition, Los Angeles Times, July 26, with reproductions Blair, Stephen. Monkey Mania, Portland Tribune, August 2, w/reproductions Allen, Angela. Darned Monkey Business, The Columbian, July 16, with reproductions V Magazine 18 July/August, with reproduction Birdsall, Elizabeth. Arne Svenson, Master’s Thesis, University of Virginia

2001 D. Eric Bookhardt.  Exhibition review, Art Papers, April/March issue American Photograph 17, with reproductions

2000 MacCash, Doug.  Bodies of Research, New Orleans Times Picayne, December 1

1999 Carney, Phillip.  Suspects, Creative Camera, issue 355, January, w/reproductions Schaffner, Ingrid. Tourist Snaps, Art on Paper, Jan/Feb,   w/reproduction

1998 Duncan, Michael.  Arne Svenson at Julie Saul, Art in America, January, w/reproduction Aletti, Vince.  Voice Choice-Review, The Village Voice, January, w/reproduction. Coleman, A.D.  Visual Literacy, Photography in New York, March/April, w/reproduction Long, Andrew.  Goings on About Town: Photography, The New Yorker, Jan. 27 Johnson, Ken.  Exhibition Review, The New York Times, January 30 Goldberg, Vicki.  Eliminating the Distance Between Two Points,The New York Times, Nov 27. Chambers, Karen.  Arne Svenson at Julie Saul Gallery, Review, February 1 Ebony, David.  New York Top Ten, ArtNet, January, with reproduction Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara.  Destination Culture:  Tourism, Museums, and Heritage, University of California Press, with reproductions Fine Art Photography 2.  Graphis, Inc., with reproductions American Photography 14, reproductions Beckmann, John.  The Virtual Dimension, Princeton Architectural Press, with reproductions Lind, Ingela.  Nar Foto Forlorade Oskulden, Dagens Nyheter, October 20.

1997 Long, Andrew.  Rogues Gallery, Final Furlough, The New Yorker, Feb. 24, with reproductions Roalf, Peggy.  Just Passing Through, Aperture issue #149: Dark Days: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, with reproductions Roberts, Russell.  In Visible Light:  Photography and Classification in Art, Science, and The Everyday, Oxford Museum of Modern Art Publication, with reproductions Aletti, Vince.  Voice Choice-Review, The Village Voice, May 13 Long, Andrew.  Goings on About Town:  Photography, The New Yorker, April 21 Rugoff, Ralph.  Underworld, Through a Glass Negative, Darkly, Los Angeles Weekly Literary Supplement, Winter, with reproductions Strausbaugh, John.  Making Book, New York Press, October 8, w/reproductions Macleod, Chris.  Art Pick-Review, Manhattan Spirit, April 18, with reproduction Ebony, David.  New York Top Ten, ArtNet, April 12, with reproduction Row, D.K.  The Substance of Quiet, Willamette Weekly, May 7, reproductions Rosenthal, Tom. Dead Interesting, Punch, May 30

1996 Hagen, Charles.  Beyond Ars Medica, The New York Times, December 29 Levin, Kim.  Freak Out, The Village Voice, December 19 Goings on About Town: Art. The New Yorker, December 8 Newhall, Edith.  What’s the Mutter, New York Magazine, December 8 Dery, Mark.  Lost in the Funhouse, World Art issue #2, with reproductions Doran, Anne.  Beyond Ars Medica:  Treasures from the Mutter Museum, Time Out #13, December Gragg, Randy.  The Best Shows of November, The Oregonian, December 1

1994 Aletti, Vince.  Voice Choice-Review, The Village Voice, January 18 Hagen, Charles.  Foreign Ferns, The New York Times, December 17 Kalil, Susie.  The Secret Life of Plants, The Houston Press, May 12 Goings on About Town:  Photography.  The Sensitive Plant, The New Yorker, December 27

1993 Smith, Tracy. The Mirror, New Observations, issue #93, January, w/reproductions Strausbaugh, John. Skin Mirrors, New York Press, vol. 4, #1, w/reproductions

1991 Aletti, Vince.  Voice Choice- Review, The Village Voice, November 12