CV

Biography

Born 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
 
Died 2009 in Greenbrae, California, USA.

Education and Teaching

1989 – 2009
Professor of Art, California College of Arts and Crafts
1993 – 1999
Chair, Photography Department, California College of Arts and Crafts
1978 – 1988
Instructor of Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, California
1973
M.F.A., Photography, San Francisco Art Institute
1968
B.A., Political Science, University of California

Grants and Awards

2000
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship (Residency in Italy)
 
United States State Department: International Arts and Lectures Grant
 
Flintridge Foundation Artist’s Fellowship
 
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship
1999
Gerbode Foundation - Faculty Development Grant
1997
Society of Environmental Graphic Design - Award of Merit
1996
Haas Foundation - Creative Work Fund Award
 
Marin Arts Council, Artist Fellowship
1992
National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1991
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award
1989
Fleishhaker Foundation Eureka Fellowship
1988
Englehard Fellowship, ICA Boston
1986
National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
 
Marin Arts Council, Artists Fellowship
1983
Guggenheim Fellowship
1980
National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1978
California Arts Council, Special Projects (with Mike Mandel)
1977
National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1976
National Endowment for the Arts, Art in Public Places (with Mike Mandel)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023
Larry Sultan: Pictures From Home, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA
2019
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
 
Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco, California (with Mike Mandel)
2018
Larry Sultan. Swimmers, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
2017
Larry Sultan. Here and Home, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
2016
Larry Sultan. Here and Home, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2015
Larry Sultan, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
 
Larry Sultan, SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
2014 – 2015
Larry Sultan. Here and Home, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California
2010
Larry Sultan, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
2009
Larry Sultan. Homeland, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
 
Larry Sultan. The Valley, Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Germany
2007
Larry Sultan. Around the House, Alexandre Pallazzon Ltd., London, UK
 
Larry Sultan. The Valley, Domus Artium 002, Salamanca, Spain
 
Larry Sultan. The Valley, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
2006
BAT Campus Galerie, Bayreuth, Germany
 
Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany
 
The Valley, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2005
Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
 
The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK
 
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2004
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
2003
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
2002
Reflex Modern Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001
Janet Borden Gallery, New York
2000
Galerie MK, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1996
Queens Museum, New York
1995
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
Rhode Island School of Design, Photography Gallery, Rhode Island
1994
Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C:
1993
Chicago Cultural Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois
 
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, SanDiego, California
 
Janet Borden Gallery, New York
1992
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
 
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
1990
The Exploratorium, San Francisco, California
1989
Janet Borden Gallery, New York
1987
Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island
1983
University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
1982
Portland School of Art, Portland, Oregon
 
University of Colorado, Art Gallery, Colorado
1981
Light Gallery, Los Angeles, California
 
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1979
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
 
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1978
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
1977
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 – 2024
Don’t Forget to Call Your Mother, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2023
Blick in die Zeit – Alter und Altern im photographischen Porträt, Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg, Berlin, Germany
 
Intimate Strangers, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA
2022
Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising, Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, USA
 
Hollywood, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin, Germany
 
FOMU, Antwerp, Netherlands
2021
Essentials, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
 
American Photography, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
 
Civilization: The Way We Live, Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (MUCEM), Marseille, France
 
LUMA Foundation, Arles, France
2020 – 2021
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
 
Parallel Worlds, Art, Science & Fiction, Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle, Germany
2020
Emotion and Structure, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
2019
Fuzzy Dark Spot, Video Art from Hamburg, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
 
Civilization: The Way We Live, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
 
In the Sunshine of Neglect, California Museum of Photography UCR Arts, Riverside, California
2018
Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia—Selections from the Museum’s Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas
 
No Time, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, California
 
Civilization: The Way We Live, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
 
A Tale of Two Worlds: Experimental Latin American Art in Dialogue with the MMK Collection 1940s-1980s, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany and Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
The House Imaginary, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
 
Constellations, Jewish Museum, New York
2017
Mike Mandel & Larry Sultan: Billboards & Newsroom, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, California
 
Materials and Objects: Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel, Tate Modern, London, UK
 
I remember not remembering, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottscale
2014
Berkeley Eye: Perspectives from the Collection, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, California
 
1000 m2 of Desire, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
 
Public, Private, Secret, International Center of Photography, New York
 
Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
California and the West, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
 
Festival Photo Levallois, Levallois, France
 
Post-Portrait, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
 
(Mis)Understanding Photography. Werke und Manifeste, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2013
Fotografie Total. Werke aus der Sammlung Sammlung des MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
 
PROXIMITIES: WHAT TIME IS IT THERE, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California
2012
Under the Big Black Sun – Californian Art 1974-1981, MOCA at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, California
2011
WUNDER. Kunst, Wissenschaft und Religion vom 4. Jh. bis zur Gegenwart, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
 
CUT, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
 
Here, Pier 24, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California
 
Hyper Real – Kunst und Amerika um 1970, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
 
The Lucid Evidence. Fotografie aus der Sammlung des MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2010
The View from Here, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco California
 
Le paradis, ou presque : Los Angeles (1865-2008), Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France
2009
Royal Botanical Gardens, PhotoEspaña 09, Madrid, Spain (with Mike Mandel)
 
Into the Sunset: Photography’s image of the American of West, Museum Modern Art, New York
 
Art Film / Art Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
 
The Art of Caring, New Orleans Museum of Art,
2008
Seeing Double, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
 
Facebook: Images of People in Photographs from the Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
 
Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi
 
Darkside, FotoMuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
 
Worlds Away. New Suburban Landscapes, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A., Huntington Library, Los Angeles, California
 
Variable Capital, Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool, UK
 
Southern Exposure: Southern California Art from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2007
Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum, San Jose, California
 
Currents in Photography, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California
 
Das Kapital. Blue Chips & Masterpieces, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2006
So the Story Goes: Photographs by Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann and Larry Sultan, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
 
4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art: Of Mice and Men, Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V., Berlin, Germany
 
Click Double Click. Das dokumentarische Moment, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
 
Click Double Click. Het documentaire moment, Palais des Beaux-Arts / Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
2003
Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce in Contemporary Fashion Photography, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
2002
Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
 
Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce in Contemporary Fashion Photography, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
 
House Broken, Rena Branstein Gallery, San Franscisco, California
2001
Settings and Players: Theatrical Ambiguity In American Photography, The White Cube, London, UK and the Prague City Gallery, Czech Republic
 
Picturing Media: Modern Photographs from the Collections, The Metropolitan Museum, New York
 
Points of Departure: Connecting mit Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
 
Color, Janet Borden Gallery, New York
2000
The Persistance of Photography in American Portraiture, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
 
Immodest Gazes, La Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
 
The Path of Resistance. Protest Art in the 20th Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
Made in California, Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, California
 
Beyond Boundries: Contemporary Photography in California, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
 
American Treasures from the Corcoran Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
 
Making Light: Wit and Humor in Photography, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
1999
Modern Starts / PEOPLE, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
Into the 21st Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
 
Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco 25/25 Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California
1998
Police Pictures: The Photograph as Evidence, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York
 
Matrix: 20 Years, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
 
The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life, Centre Canadien D’Architecture, Montreal, Canada
 
Under Exposed, Stockholm Metro Stations, Stockholm, Sweden
1997
HOPE, The National Arts Club, New York
 
Marin Arts Awards Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, California
 
Friends and Family, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois
 
Scene of the Crime, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
1996
The Familial Gaze, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
 
To Keep Her Countenance, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
 
Illustrious History 1871 - Present, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
 
Photography as a Reflection of Time, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1995
AlterEgo, Center for the Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Photography, Stephan Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
 
Home is Where, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
1994
Whose Looking at the Family, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
 
Gesture and Pose, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
Nature and Culture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
1992
Dismantling The Myth of the Family, Betty Rymer Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
 
Parents, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
1991
The Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (travelling exhibition)
 
Prints, Drawings, Photographs: a Summer Selection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
 
Photography as Idea: Conceptual Photography of the 60's and 70's, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
 
Blood Relatives, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
Imaging the Family: Photographs by Tina Barney, Lorie Novak, and Larry Sultan, MIT List Art Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1990
Recent Collaborations, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
 
Re: Memory, The Work of Lorie Novak, George Kruse, Larry Sultan and Anne Turyn, Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
1989
California Photography: Remaking Make-Believe, Museum of Modern Art, New York (travelling exhibition)
 
Real Life Fictions: Photographs of Bill Dane, John Harding and Larry Sultan, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
 
Nature and Culture, The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, California
1988
Collaborations, Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles, California
 
The Swimmers, Janet Burden Gallery, New York
1987
Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
 
and Fort Lauderdale Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1985
American Images 1945-1985, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
 
Playing it Again: Strategies of Appropriation, Center of Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico (travelling exhibition)
 
Family as Subject Matter in Contemporary Art, Washington
 
Project for the arts Art and Advertising, Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
 
Les Immateriaux, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
 
Signs of the Times, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
 
New Color Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
The Swimmers, Pace McGill Gallery, New York
1984
Photography in California: 1945-1975, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California (travelling exhibition)
 
The Collection of Sam Wagstaff, International Center of Photography, New York
1982
20th Century Photography From the Museum of Modern Art, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
 
Beyond Color, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
 
A Few French Gestures, Paris Bienale XIIeme, Paris, France

Selected Bibliography

2021
Pictures From Home, 2nd Edition, MACK Books, London
2018
The Photographer in the Garden, Aperture, New York and George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York
2015
Larry Sultan, exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Bonn and SMAK, Gent, Belgium
2014
Larry Sultan. Here and Home, Prestel Publishing, New York
2012
Thomas Zander (Ed.): Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel, Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Germany
2010
Zander, Thomas / Görner, Veit / Germann, Martin (Ed.): Larry Sultan. Katherine Avenue, Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, Germany
2004
Larry Sultan. The Valley, Scalo Velag, Zurich, Switzerland
1992
Larry Sultan. Pictures From Home, Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York
1989
Headlands. The Marin Coast at the Golden Gate, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New York (in collaboration with Miles DeCoster, Mark Klett, Mike Mandel and Paul Metcalf)
1977
Mike Mandel / Larry Sultan. Evidence, self published

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
 
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
 
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
 
Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon, Arizona
 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
 
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
 
List Art Center, Brown University, Boston, Massachusetts
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
 
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
 
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
 
New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico
 
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
 
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
 
The Jewish Museum, New York
 
The State of Washington
 
University of California Art Museum, Berkeley, California
 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
 
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
 
Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
 
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
 
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
KMS Fine Art Group, Baar, Switzerland