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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Mark Klett

Dates:  1952, 9 September -
Born:  US, NY, Albany
Active:  US
 
  
American photographer and geologist. - He was chief photographer on the ‘Rephotographic Survey Project‘ (1977-1982) that rephotographed the locations recorded by the nineteenth century survey photographers of the American West. His continuing analysis of historical photographs has taken him to Yosemite (Muybridge and Watkins, Adams and Weston), San Francisco (to record the 1906 earthquake sites), and recently to the Grand Canyon (Adams, Coburn, Weston, Keystone stereos, Detroit Publishing Company).

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As a member of the Rephotographic Survey Project (1977–1979), Klett helped precisely re-photograph 122 19th century western survey sites, pointing out how 19th century photographers saw the landscape and the unfolding interaction of human development and natural transformations over time. The pairing of old and new images showed how photography can display and measure time, establishing a dualistic meaning of time and space, putting viewers into a time machine that permits them to glance between then and now. This became central to Klett’s work as in the Third View project, in which the locations from the first project were re-photographed again in the 1990s. Klett’s photographic mapping of the past and the present illustrates the dynamic interaction of culture and geological forces, reflecting loss, and the encroachment of civilization on the wilderness. 
  
(Author: Robert Hirsch - Independent scholar and writer) 
  
Michael Peres (Editor-in-Chief), 2007, Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th edition, (Focal Press) [ISBN-10: 0240807405, ISBN-13: 978-0240807409] 
(Used with permission) 
  

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Education
 
1977 M.F.A., Photography, State University of New York at Buffalo, Program at the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
1974 B.S., Geology, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
 
Work experience
 
2001- Regents’ Professor of Art, School of Art, Arizona State University
1999-2001 Professor of Art, School of Art, Arizona State University
1996-1999 Associate Professor of Art, School of Art, Arizona State University
1982-1996 Fine Arts Specialist, School of Art, Arizona State University
1978-1981 Assistant Director of Photography, Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, Idaho
1977- Chief Photographer and Project Director, The Rephotographic Survey Project, Third View Project
1974-1976 Geologist and Geologist Field Assistant, U.S. Geological Survey
 
Solo Exhibitions
 
2007 Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
2006 Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2006 University of Georgia, Athens
2006 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 St Lawrence University, Canton, NY
2006 Arizona State University, Computing Commons Gallery
2006 BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison, WI
2005 Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA (with Byron Wolfe)
2005 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2005 Frost Art Museum, Florida International Museum, Miami, FL
2005 DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL
2004 Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
2003 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2002 Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2001 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2001 College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2001 Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
2000 Palm Beach Photographic Center, Palm Beach, FL
1999 The Huntington, San Marino, CA
1998 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1998 photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1998 Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
1997 Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
1996 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1996 Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
1996 George Washington University, Washington, DC
1996 University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
1996 Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Pace Wildenstein MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
1994 National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1994 Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
1994 Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
1994 Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC
1993 Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
1993 El Paso Art Museum, El Paso, TX
1993 Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
1993 Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan
1993 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
1992 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1992 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
1991 Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
1991 North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
1991 Galeria Juana Mordo, Madrid, Spain
1991 Galerie DB-S, Antwerp, Belgium
1991 Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990 Portland School of Art, Portland, OR
1990 Etherton/Stern Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1989 Milliken University, Decatur, IL
1989 Le Moyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, FL
1988 Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
1988 Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, TX
1988 Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1987 Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
1987 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Portfolio Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
1987 Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1986 University of Missouri, Kansas City, MS
1986 Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY
1985 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
1985 Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
1985 University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1985 Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1984 Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA
1984 Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
1984 Film in the Cities, Minneapolis, MN
1984 Lightwork Gallery, Syracuse, NY
1984 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1984 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1983 Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, CO
1983 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
1983 Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1983 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
1982 Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI
1982 Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1981 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
1981 Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, ID
1980 Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, WA
1980 Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
1980 University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1980 Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, ID
1979 Mind's Eye Gallery, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
 
Group Exhibitions
 
2007 “Yosemite: Art of an American Icon,” Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
2007 “The Ephemeral Moment,” Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2007 “Hot and Bothered: Looking at the Landscape/Thinking About the World,” Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
2006 “Yosemite: Art of an American Icon,” Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA
2006 “C on Cities,” 10th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice Italy
2006 “Passing Through, Settling In,” University of Texas, El Paso, TX
2006 “Contemporary Desert Photography,” Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2006 “In Focus: 75 Years of Collecting American Photography,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
2006 “Yosemite in Time,” Walter Arts Center, Tulsa, OK
2006 “150 Works of Art,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006 “Antiphon,” Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2006 “The Grand Canyon: From Dream to Icon,” Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2006 “The Past Made Present, Contemporary Art and Memory,” The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2006 “100 Great American Photographs,” Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2006 “Rephotographed, Photographic Surveys,” Promega Corporation, Madison, WI
2005 “Third View,” The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
2005 “The Altered Landscape: Photography Since the Sixties,” The University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2005 “The Altered Landscape: The Carol Franc Buck Collection,” the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC; and the National Academies, New York, NY
2005 “International Fototage Mannheim/Ludwigshafen,” Das Build Forum, Germany
2005 “The Terrain of Seeing,” Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2005 “Heartfelt,” Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2005 “Looking at the World: photography from the permanent collection, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2005 “Made in the Shade,” Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
2005 “Private Pictures,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2005 Works from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2004 “Wanderers, Travelers and Adventurers: Images of Exploration from MoPA’s Permanent Collection,” Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
2004 “Narrating Time,” The Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2004 “Too Hot to Handle,” Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2004 “The Altered Landscape,” Presentation House, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2004 “Best of the West,” Marks Graphic Center of the Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2004 “Water in the West,” Houston Fotofest, Houston, TX
2004 “Visions of Passage: Photographers, Writers, and the American Scene,” the High Museum, Atlanta, GA
2004 “Masterworks of American Photography,” Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2004 “Do,” Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
2004 “Homage to Aperture,” G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 “The Altered Landscape,” Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Toronto, Canada
2004 “Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism,” George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
2004 “30th Anniversary Permanent Collection Exhibition,” New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM
2003 “Ansel Adams Classic Images,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ
2003 “Yosemite Remembered”(Two Person) Chico Museum, USC Chico, Chico, CA
2003 “The New World’s Old World, Photographic Views of Ancient America” IAXA Gallery, New York
2003 “The Land Through a Lens: Highlights from The Smithsonian American Art Museum” The Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
2003 “Ansel Adams and his legacy” High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
2003 “Outside” Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2003 “Photographers Photographed, The Work of Bill Jay” Segura Art, Mesa, AZ
2003 “Wanderers, Travelers and Adventurers; Images of Exploration from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts” The Gallery at Mumm Napa, Rutherford, CA
2003 Terry Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2002 “Visions from America,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2002 “Photographers, Writers, and the American Scene: Visions of Passage,” Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
2002 “Photography and Perception, Exploring the Western Lanscape,” Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
2002 “The Extended View,” Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2002 “Through the Looking Glass,” Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 “Naked in the Landscape,” Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
2002 “Evidence and Resonance,” Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2002 “Altered Landscape,” Norsk Museum for Fotografi, Horten, Norway
2002 “Series, Set, Sequence,” The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2001 “The Great Wide Open: Panoramic Photographs of the American West,” The Huntington, San Marino, CA
2001 “The Altered Landscape,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2001 “This is North America/Is this North America,” University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2001 “20th Anniversary Exhibition,” Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2001 “Large Land,” G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001 “Between Light and Shadow: Photographs and Prints from the Gary Bettis Collection,” Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2001 “Space: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
2001 “A Collective Tribute to Vision,” pARTs, Photographic Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2001 “Object & Image: Selections from the Richard Laugharn Collection of Photography,” Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2000 "Breathless! Photography and Time," Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2000 "Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, " Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
2000 "Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography," International Center of Photography, NY
2000 "Witness to an Occupied Land," University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
2000 "Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850 to Now," Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
2000 "Our Quarter Century," Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
2000 "New Work by Alumni of the Visual Studies Workshop, " Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY
2000 "The Nature of Things," Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
2000 "Selections from the Permanent Collection," Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2000 "Fifth Biennial Alumni Exhibition," St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
2000 "Water in the West," Humboldt State University, Humboldt, CA
2000 "Shifting Ground: Transformed Views of the American Landscape," Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2000 "Looking into the Collection: Faith," Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
2000 "The Pictures of Texas Monthly: Twenty Five Years," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2000 “Photographs at St. Lawrence University,” St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
2000 "Collaborative Consciousness," Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2000 "Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition," Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2000 "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," Lake Austin Fine Arts gallery, Austin, TX
1999 "UnderConstruction," Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1999 "Innovation, Imagination: 50 Years of Polaroid Photography," Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
1999 "The Altered Landscape," Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
1999 "Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition," Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
1998 "Imga(in)ing Mars," Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
1998 "re:representation," Albright College, Freedman Gallery, Reading, PA
1998 "Telling Stories," George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
1998 "Digital Frontiers: Photography's Future at Nash Editions," George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
1998 "The Paving of Paradise," Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1998 "The Pictures of Texas Monthly 25 Years," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1998 Graham Nash/Nash Editions, College of Fine Art, Jacksonville, FL; Bergstorm Mahler Museum, MN, Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
1997 "Timeframes," Albright College, Reading, PA
1997 Vox Populi, Montreal, Quebec
1997 "Landscape/Land Used," Carleton College, Northfield, MN
1997 "Selections From the Permanent Collection: Depth of Field," Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
1997 "Intrusion: The Contemporary Landscape," G. Gibson Gallery, Washington, DC
1997 "WATER," Pace Wildenstein MacGill, New York, NY
1997 "Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures X1," Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 "Under the Dark Cloth: The View Camera in Contemporary Photography," Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
1997 "Nash's Greatest Hits," The Photographer's Gallery, London, England
1997 Hope Photographs, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
1997 "The Space Closest: Contemporary Western Landscape Photography," College of South Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
1996 Photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996 "21st Annual Art and the Law", Eagan, MN
1996 "The Gun As An Image," Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
1996 "Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 To the Present," San Francisco MOMA, San Francisco, CA
1996 "Images of Excellence," The Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
1996 "Picturing the West," Amador County Arts Council Gallery, Amador, CA
1996 "Black and White 6 Photographers In Mid-Career," Etherton Gallery, Tuscon, AZ
1996 "Four Photographic Artists and Their Western Landscapes," Amador County Art Council Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA
1996 "Perpetual Mirage, "Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1996 "Blue Sky: 20th Anniversary," Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 "Nash Editions - Digital Photography," Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1995 "Terras do Norte," Encontros de Fotografia, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
1995 "The Experience of Place: Travel and Photography," Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MS
1995 "Quest for the Moon and Other Stories: Three Decades of Astronauts in Space," Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1995 "Conde Nast Traveler 100th Issue Exhibition," James Danziger Gallery, New York, NY and Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 "Edweard Muybridge et le Panorama Photographie de San Francisco," Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France
1994 "Tradition and the Unpredictable," Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1994 "Embracing the Stone, "Sky Harbor Airport/City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
1994 "Photography Faculty Exhibition," Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1994 "Annual Awards Exhibition, "Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
1994 "Hidden Faces," Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994 "Between Home and Heaven," Hudson River Museum
1994 "Real Vision: Photographs from the Southwest," Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Littleton, CO
1994 "Beauty in the Beast," National Wildlife Art Museum
1994 "Inspired by Nature," Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, NY
1994 "Footsteps Worth Following," St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
1994 "After Image: Photographs Out of the American Landscape," College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
1994 "Dialogues with Photography: The Monsen Collection," Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1993 "Printed Light: Two Decades of Collecting Photography," High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1993 "In Close Quarters: American Landscape Photography since 1968,” Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
1993 "New Frontiers: American Photography since 1960," The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
1993 "Arid Waters," UMC Fine Arts Gallery, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
1993 "Industrial Effects: Twentieth Century Photographs from the Permanent Collection," Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1993 "Jardins de Paraiso," Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal
1993 "Critical Landscapes," Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
1993 Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 "Dinétah Hajiinei," Peoria Arts Commission, Peoria, AZ
1993 "Motion and Document, Sequence and Time," Presentation House, Vancouver, BC; also the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA ('92); and the International Center for Photography, New York, NY ('92)
1992 "Between Home and Heaven," National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
1992 "Past/Present," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1992 "Patterns of Influence," Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
1992 "Recent Acquisitions," New York Public Library, New York, NY
1992 "Dinétah-Hajiinei: The Place of Emergence," Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
1992 "The Political Landscape," University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1992 "The Faculty Selects," University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
1992 "Pictures of Peace," Brown Gallery, Duke University, IN
1991 "Motion and Document, Sequence and Time," National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1991 "Panorama des Panoramas," Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
1991 "American Photography since 1920," Caixa des Pensionnes, Madrid, Spain
1991 "Patterns of Influence," Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
1991 "Tainted Prospects," Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY
1991 "Dinetah-Hajiinei," Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1991 "Night Visions," Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
1991 "Fourth Wall," Oude Kirk, Amsterdam
1990 "On the Art of Fixing a Shadow, One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1990 "Myth of the West," Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 "Nepal Portfolio," Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
1990 "Arizona Photographers," Phoenix Art Museum, and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
1989 "On the Art of Fixing a Shadow, One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography," National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1989 "L'Oeil de la Lettre," Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
1989 "Evidence of Man," Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1989 "Recent Acquisitions," Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1989 "Decade by Decade," Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1989 "Nature and Culture: Conflict and Reconciliation in Contemporary Photography," Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
1989 "Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures IV," Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989 "Point of Convergence," Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
1989 "New Acquisitions, New Work, New Directions," International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
1989 "Dinétah - Hajiinei: The Place of Emergence," Mesa Southwest Museum, Mesa, AZ
1989 "Focus," de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University , Santa Clara, CA
1989 "American Photography Today," The Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
1989 "Silent Dramas: The Landscape," Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989 "Night Light, An Exhibition of 20th Century Night Photographs," Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MS
1989 University of California, Davis, CA
1989 "19th and 29th Century Landscape and Portraiture," Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1989 "Interpreting the Southwest," Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
1989 "Ten years After," The Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ
1989 Delta College, University Center, MI
1988 "Tradition and Change: Contemporary American Landscape Photography," Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
1988 "Vanishing Point," Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
1988 State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
1988 "Dinétah," Navajo Community College, Tsaile, AZ
1988 "Viewpoints: An Exhibition from the Permanent Collection," Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
1988 "Legacy of Light," DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1988 "Three Photographers," Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1988 "Recent/Ancient Artifacts of the Southwest," Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
1988 "Arizona Bizarre," Mesa Southwest Museum, Mesa, AZ
1987 "Legacy of Light," International Center for Photography, New York, NY
1987 "Visions of the West: Two Views from Two Centuries," Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
1987 "Several Exceptionally Good, Recently Acquired Pictures II," Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 Min Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1987 "American Dreams," Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. Also: Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilboa; Fundacion Juan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
1987 "Photo Environments: Real and Imaginary," University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA
1987 "Non-Traditional Western Art," Virginia Beach Arts Center, Virginia Beach, VA
1987 "American Landscape Photography," Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
1987 "Visions of the West," Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, UT State University, Logan, Utah. Also: Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona; Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa; Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1986 "Views and Visions: Landscapes by American Photographers," Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Also: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
1986 "New Landscape," Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1986 "The Private Landscape," Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
1986 "Awards in the Visual Arts," Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio. Also: Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York: and Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
1986 "The Landscape," Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
1986 "Arizona Cameraworks," Grand Canyon College, Phoenix, AZ
1986 "The Poetics of Space, Contemporary Photographic Works,"Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1986 "Central Arizona Project Photographic Survey," University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona. Also: Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1986 "Contrasting Realities," Humphreys Art Hall, Ohio Weseleyan University, Delaware, OH
1986 "With the Land," Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
1986 "State of the State," Arizona State Capital Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1986 Utah State University, Logan, UT
1986 "New Views: Landscape Photographs From Two Continents," Gallery 210, University of Missouri - St. Louis, St. Louis, MS
1986 "Earth, Air, Fire, Water," Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC
1985 "New Landscapes," University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
1985 "Photography Invitational II," Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
1985 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
1985 "Humanistic Visions," San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1985 "Photo 15," Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
1985 "Western Spaces," Burden Gallery, New York, NY
1984 "The Lens in the Garden," Hudson River Museum, New Yore, NY
1983 "Mountain Light," International Center for Photography, New York, NY
1983 Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1983 "Words and Pictures," Vision Gallery, Boston, MA
1982 "Color as Form: a History of Color Photography," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC also the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
1982 Creative Photography Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1982 "Visual Studies Workshop Graduates," Pyramid Art Center, Rochester, NY
1982 "Words and Images," Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA
1982 Landscape Exhibition, Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL
1981 "Fugitive Color," Slusser Gallery, School of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1981 "Summer Light," Light Gallery, New York, NY
1981 "Contemporary Western Landscapes," The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
1981 "New Landscapes," Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA
1981 "Fergson Grant Recipients, 1972- 1981," Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA
1981 "New Vision," Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, WA
1981 "Light/Color," Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
1980 "New Work," New Art Center, Skidmore College, NY
1980 "Eighteen," traveling group exhibition of 18 Northwestern photographers (through 1981), sponsored by Eastern Washington State Historical Society
1980 "U.S. Eye" Photography Exhibition, sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the winter games in Lake Placid, NY traveling in 1980-81
1979 "... from the Visual Studies Workshop" group exhibition traveling through New York State, sponsored by the Gallery Association of New York
1978 "Color Invitational," Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
1977 "Contemporary Color Photography," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
1977 "Eye of the West: Camera Vision and Cultural Consensus, "Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
 
Awards and fellowships
 
2006 Visual Artist of the Year, Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale, AZ
2004 Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York
2004 Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
2002 Regents’ Professor, Arizona State University
2001 College of Fine Arts Research Grant
1999 Buhl Foundation, Photography Award
1999 Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award, College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University
1993 Japan/US Creative Artist Fellowship, Japan/US Friendship Commission
1993 "Photographer of the Year Award," Peer Award, Friends of Photography
1992 Kraszna-Krausz Award for the Best Books in Photography, Revealing Territory, London
1990 Creative Arts Awards, Citation in Photography, Brandeis University
1990 American Photographic Historical Society, Inc. "Special Award of Honorable Mention, Best Book on the History of Photography " for One City/Two Visions
1986 Awards in the Visual Arts, Fellowship
1984 National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship
1982 National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship
1980 Ferguson Award, Friends of Photography
1979 National Endowment for the Arts, Emerging Artist Fellowship
 
Public collections
 
Albright College, Reading, PA
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Antwerp Museum of Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Australian National Gallery of Art, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Centro Portugues de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal
Chase Manhattan Bank, NY
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Exchange National Bank, Chicago, IL
Hallmark Card Company, Kansas City, MS
Helen Spencer Foresman Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Huntington Library and Art Collection, San Marino, CA
International Center for Photography, New York, NY
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
LaSalle National Bank, Chicago, IL
Lehigh University Art Galleries, Lehigh, PA
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of Contemporary Art, The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
New York Public Library, New York, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA and Amsterdam, Holland
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Sheldon, NE
Sprint Nextel Art Collection
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
UCLA Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts, Los Angeles, CA
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Nebraska, Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
University of Nevada, Reno, NV
University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman, OK
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT  
  
 

Internet biographies

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Gauss, Kathleen McCarthy 1985 New American Photography (Los Angeles: LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art) p.41-56, 124 
  
• International Center of Photography 1999 Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography Collection (New York: A Bulfinch Press Book) p.220 [Includes a well written short biography on Mark Klett with example plate(s) earlier in book.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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