Catherine Opie, Oliver, 2012, 33x25"; Untitled #4, 2012, 40x60"; Mary, 2012, 33x25". (c)Catherine Opie. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Catherine Opie - Professor, Photography

Opie’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Her selected solo exhibitions include shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; St. Louis Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; The Portland Art Museum, Portland; Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York; Art Pace, San Antonio; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Stephen Friedman, London; Barbara Gladstone, New York; Galeria Massimo De Carlo, Milan; Foncke Galerie, Ghent; Peter Lund, Oslo; and Ginza Art Space, Tokyo.

Selected group exhibitions include Age of Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The American Century: Art and Culture 19002000, Whitney Museum of Art; Plain Air, Barbara Gladstone, New York; Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial, Australia; Love’s Body: Rethinking Naked and Nude in Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan; From the Corner of the Eye, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; American Art 19751995, Whitney Museum of American Art; Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 19601997, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark; Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography, Guggenheim Museum, New York and Museum of Fine Art, Boston; Pictures of Modern Life, École des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Black and Blue, Groniger Museum, Holland; Persona, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; Feminine-Masculine: the Sex of Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris; La Belle et la Bête: Art Contemporain Américan, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the 1995 Biennial and the 2004 Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art.

Opie was a recipient of the Julius Shulman Excellence in Photography award in 2013 and a United States Artists Fellowship in 2006. She is currently working on an installation for the new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse, to debut in 2016. In September of 2008, the Guggenheim Museum in New York opened a mid-career exhibition titled, Catherine Opie: American Photographer. In May 2015 The Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio will open an exhibition titled, Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes.

MFA, California Institute of the Arts; BFA, San Francisco Art Institute.


E-mail: csopie@mac.com