Stephen Shore's photographs are attentive to ordinary scenes of daily experience, yet through color--and composition--Shore transforms the mundane into subjects of thoughtful meditation. A restaurant meal on a road trip, a billboard off a highway, and a dusty side street in a Texas town are all seemingly banal images, but upon reflection subtly imply meaning. Color photography attracted Shore for its ability to record the range and intensity of hues seen in life. In 1971, at age twenty-three, he became the first living photographer to have a one-person show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His 1982 book, Uncommon Places became a bible for young photographers seeking to work in color, because, along with that of William Eggleston, his work exemplified the fact that the medium could be considered art. Stephen Shore was born in New York in 1947. His work has been exhibited and collected at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Library of Congress, Washington DC, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He currently lives and works in New York.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2017                        Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2016                        C/O, Berlin, Germany

2015                        Gijon Museum, Gijon, Spain

2014                        Fundacion MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain

2013                       “XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography”, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2011                        “Abu Dhabi”, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2007                        "The Biographical Landscape", International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2005                        “Stephen Shore: American Surfaces”, MoMA P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

1992                        Getty Museum [two-person], Los Angeles, CA

1990                        Foundation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France [two-person]

1977                        Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany

1976                        Renwick Gallery, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC

                                Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1971                        Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS

 

2010                        Royal Photographic Society, Honorary Fellow

2010                        German Photographic Society, Culture Prize

2005                        Aperture Award

1980                        American Academy in Rome

1979                        National Endowment for the Arts

1975                        Guggenheim Foundation

1974                        National Endowment for the Arts

 

PUBLIC AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

 

Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia

International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY