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Born 1947, Detroit, Michigan.
Professor of Art since 1975, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.


EDUCATION

1969
B.A., English, University of Michigan.

1974
M.F.A., University of New Mexico.

AWARDS

2000
George Gund Foundation Fellowship.

1988
Friends of Photography Peer Award.

1987
National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship.

1986
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

1982
Massachusetts Council of the Arts, "New Works" Grant.

1980
National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship.

1977
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

1976
National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
New work, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Here and Now, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.

2012
Nicholas Nixon, Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris.

2010
Nicholas Nixon: Family Album, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

2009
Nicholas Nixon: City & Self, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Nicholas Nixon: Old Home, New Pictures, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.
The Mapfre Foundation, Madrid, Spain.
Nicholas Nixon: The Brown Sisters 1975-2008, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain.

2008
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Patients, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.

2007
Patients, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Nicholas Nixon: 30 Years of Photography, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO.
The Naked Portrait, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2006
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX.

2005
Nicholas Nixon: The Brown Sisters, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH.
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.

2004
Nicholas Nixon: Recent Work, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Upright Female, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA.
Close and Far, Zabriskie Gallery, New York.

2003
Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
Musrara Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Close and Far, Zabriskie Gallery, New York.

2001
Lovers, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
A City Seen, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.
Couples, Zabriskie Gallery, New York.
Human Experience: Photographs by Nicholas Nixon, Cincinnati Art Museum, OH.

1999
Zabriskie Gallery, New York.

1998
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Zabriskie Gallery, New York.

1997
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Zabriskie Gallery, New York.
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.

1996
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA.

1995
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Nicholas Nixon: Pictures of People, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, France.

1994
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (catalog).
Zabriskie Gallery, New York.

1993
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

1992
Zabriskie Gallery, New York.

1991
San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, CA.

1990
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Zabriskie Gallery, New York.
St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO.

1989
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Nicholas Nixon: Pictures of People, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Milwaukee Art Institute.
Detroit Institute of Arts.

1988
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Zabriskie Gallery, New York.
Museum of Modern Art, New York (monograph).
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

1986
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.
Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago.
Cleveland Museum of Art.

1985
Art Institute of Chicago.
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

1984
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California.
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.

1983
Friends of Photography, Carmel, California (monograph).
Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin.
Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York.

1982
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago.

1981
Light Gallery, New York.

1980
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Light Gallery, New York.

1979
Light Gallery, New York.

1978
Light Gallery, New York.
Vision Gallery, Boston.
Vision Gallery, Boston.

1977
Vision Gallery, Boston.

1976
Museum of Modern Art, New York.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Le Mur, Antoine de Galbert's Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris.

2013
Concrete – Photography and Architecture, Fotomusem Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland.

2012-2013
FRAC Forever, Centre Georges Pompidou Metz, France.

2012
Milwaukee Art Museum, USA.

2011-2012
Photography Calling! Sprengel Museum, Hanover.

2009
New Topographics: Photographs of the Man-Altered Landscape, (traveling exhibition)
- June 13 through October 4, 2009: George Eastman House,
- October 25, 2009 through January 3, 2010: Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
- February 19 through May 16, 2010: Center for Creative Photography,
- July 17 through October 3, 2010: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
- November 10, 2010 through January 9, 2011: Landesgalerie Linz, Austria,
- January 27 through April 3, 2011: Photographische Sammlung Stiftung Kultur, Cologne,
- April 11 through June 12, 2011: Jeu de Paume, Paris,
- July 2 though September 11, 2011: Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, the Netherlands,
- November 2011 through January 2012: Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao.
Staring, Davidson College of Art, Davidson College, Davidson North Carolina.

2005
Museum of Modern Art, New York.

2003
Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum Salem, Massachusetts (catalog).
Cruel and Tender, Tate Modern, London (catalog).

2001
A City Seen, Cleveland Museum of Art (catalog).

2000
How You Look At It, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany (catalog).

2000
People/Places, MoMA.

1999
The Model Wife, San Diego Museum of Art (catalog).

1998
Newly Acquired Works, Seattle Art Museum.

1997
About Faces: The History of the Portrait in Photography, Fogg Art Museum, Boston.

1995
Visions of Childhood, Bard College, New York.
Hidden Faces, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles.

1992
Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalog).
Eadweard Muybridge and Contemporary American Photography, The Addison Gallery of American Art, Massachusetts (traveling).

1992
Fables of the Visible World, Massachusetts College of Art (catalog).

1990
Photography Until Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalog).

1989
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii.

1987
Twelve Photographers Look at U.S., Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Photographs from the Last Decade, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

1986
Variants, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California.

1984
Les Ages et les Villes: Frederick Cantor - Nicholas Nixon, The American Center, Paris.

1982
The Contact Print, Friends of Photography, Carmel, California (catalog).
20th Century Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo (catalog).

1981
American Children, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalog).

1980
Photography and Architecture, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
American Photography in the 70s, Art Institute of Chicago.

1979
American Images, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (catalog).

1978
Mirrors and Windows, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalog).
14 New England Photographers, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Nicholas Nixon/William Eggleston, The Cronin Gallery, Houston.

1977
Court House, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalog).
Nicholas Nixon and Stephen Shore, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts.
New York: The City and Its People, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

1975
New Topographics, International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York (catalog).

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2013

SELKALY Roula, Nicholas Nixon: New Work at Fraenkel Gallery, MOH, June 2013.
Les photographies de Nicholas Nixon à la Fraenkel Gallery, AMA, May 28th 2013.
BARNAS Ed, Nicholas and Bebe, The New York Photo Review, February 6th 2013.
Nicholas Nixon, Here and Now, The Daily Beast, January 2013.

2012
CANITROT Armelle, “The Brown Sisters” de Nicholas Nixon, La Croix, November 21st 2012.
CORDOVA Katia, “Nicholas Nixon, le photographe humaniste”, Focus numérique, November 18th 2012.
Le temps passe, évidemment, Beaux-Arts Magazine, December 2012.
KENNICOT Philip, National Gallery’s ‘Serial Portrait’ show reveals more than faces, The Washington Post, September 29th 2012.
AUGSCHÖLL Daniel and JASBAR Anya, Interview with: Nicholas Nixon, Ahorn magazine.
Close Far, Steidl, Fraenkel Gallery, Pace/MacGill Gallery.

2009
“Live Love Look Last”, Steidl, Fraenkel Gallery, Pace/MacGill Gallery.

2007
“Nicholas Nixon, The Brown Sisters, Thirty-three Years”, The Museum of Modern Art, NY.

2004
“Nicholas Nixon: At Home”, Lodima Press, Ottsville, PA.

2003
“Nicholas Nixon”, TF Editores, Madrid.

2002
“XL Photography 2”, Hatje Cantz Collection, Deutsche Borse, Germany.

2001
“A City Seen”, Cleveland Museum of Art.

2000
“How You Look At It”, Thomas Weski, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.

1999
“The Model Wife”, Arthur Ollman, San Diego Museum of Art.
“The Brown Sisters”, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

1998
“School” Photographs From Three Schools by Nicholas Nixon. Essay by Robert Coles; Bulfinch
Press/Little, Brown, New York.

1994
“Familienbilder: Nicholas Nixon”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.

1991
“People With AIDS”, Bebe Nixon, David R. Godine, Boston.
“Family Pictures: Photographs by Nicholas Nixon”, Smithsonian Press, Washington, D.C.

1990
“Photography Until Now”, John Szarkowski, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

1988
“Nicholas Nixon: Pictures of People”, Peter Galassi, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

1984
“20th Century Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art”, John Szarkowski, Museum of
Modern Art, New York.
“Ars Medica”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

1983
“Nicholas Nixon: Photographs From One Year”, Friends of Photography, Carmel, California.

1979
“American Images”, Renato Danese ed., McGraw-Hill, New York.

1978
“Mirrors and Windows”, John Szarkowski, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
“Courthouse”, Richard Pare ed., Horizon, New York.

1975
“New Topographics”, William Jenkins ed.,International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth
Art Institute of Chicago
Australian National Gallery
Baltimore Museum of Art
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Bowdoin College Art Museum
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cleveland Art Museum
Dallas Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
Detroit Institute of Arts
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
High Art Museum, Atlanta
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House
J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Musee d'art Moderne, Paris
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Canada
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pilara Family Foundation, San Francisco
Pittsburgh Art Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Seagram Collection, New York
Seattle Art Institute
Seattle Art Museum
St. Louis Art Museum
Smithsonian Institution
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum
Tokyo Museum of Art
Toledo Art Museum
The UBS Art Collection, Zurich
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Wellesley College Art Museum

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