James Welling - Professor, Photography
Welling has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. His retrospective exhibition James Welling Photographs, 1974-1999, originated at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio and traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1999 he received the DG Bank-Forder Prize in Photography from the Sprengel Museum in Hannover Germany. Solo exhibitions include Regen Projects, Los Angeles; David Zwirner, New York; Maureen Paley, London; Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris; Wako Works of Art, Tokyo; Donald Young, Chicago, and Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna. In 2006, Agricultural Works/Insect Chorus, a collaborative project of photographs and music by the artist's brother Will Welling, opened at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; and in 2010, the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts exhibited his "Glass House" photographs.
Recently Welling's work has also been included in the following group exhibitions: The Pictures Generation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the 2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris; The 80's: A Topology, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal; Tomorrowland, Cal Arts in Moving Pictures, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Éblouissement, Jeu de Paume, Paris; and The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-82, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Welling's books include Glass House (2011); Light Sources published by Steidl/Mack (2011); Flowers (2006); James Welling Photographs 1974-99 (2000); Wolfsburg (1994); Usines de Dentelle (1993); and Les Voies Ferrées/St. Etienne et La Plaine du Forez (1990). In 2004, Welling produced the feature film Easy which screened in Dramatic Competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.