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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Melissa Ann Pinney

Dates:  1953 -
Born:  US, MO, St. Louis
Active:  US
Website:  www.melissaannpinney.com
 
  
Contemporary American photographer and educator. Her subjects, which are mostly color portraits, address issues of female identity.

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Education
 
1988 University of Illinois Circle Campus, Chicago, IL, Master of Fine Arts in Photography
1977 Columbia College Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography
1971-1973 Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. Liberal Arts Curriculum
 
Teaching experience
 
1984 - present Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Photography Instructor
1995 - 1993 Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago, IL, Photography Instructor
1991 School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, Photography Instructor
 
Grants and awards
 
2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award
2006 Photography Now: One Hundred Portfolios
1999 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1997 LaSalle National Bank, Chicago Marathon Project Commission
1992 Chicago Women in Philanthropy, Mac Arthur Foundation
1989 Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award
1987 National Endowment for the Arts, Midwest Regional Fellowship
1987 Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award
1987 Community Arts Assistance Program, Chicago, IL
1987 Changing Chicago Documentary Project, Chicago, IL
1981 Illinois Arts Council Project Completion Grant
1980 Illinois Arts Council Project Completion Grant
1977 Artist in Residence, Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL
 
Exhibitions
 
2007 "Recent Work" solo exhibition, Alan Klotz Gallery. New York, NY
2007 "Suburban/Domestic" Salina Art Center, Salinas, Kansas
2006 "Middle Ground: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art", Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University NY
2005 "Paris Photo" Le Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris
2005 "Melissa Ann Pinney: Regarding Emma" Blue Sky Gallery, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Portland, Oregon
2005 "Little Rascals: Images of Children in Contemporary Art," Linda Ross
2005 Contemporary Art + Projects, Huntington Woods, MI
2004 "Inside Out: Portrait Photographs from the Permanent Collection," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2004 "Regarding Emma," Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 "Women's Worlds," Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
2004 "Innocence Exposed: Children in Modern Photography," Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
2004 "Pool Party," Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2003 "By The Sea" Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2003 The View From Here: Pictures from Central Europe & The American Midwest, The Stone Bell Gallery of Prague
2002 The View From Here: Pictures from Central Europe & The American Midwest, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2000 "Reconfiguring the Heroic" Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 "The Wedding Show," Alan Klotz/PhotoCollect New York, NY 2000
1997 "Feminine Identity" Photographs by Melissa Ann Pinney, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
1997 "Melissa Ann Pinney: Recent Work" Stuart B. Baum Photography, Chicago, IL
1997 "Photo Forum," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1993 "The Family Seen," SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
1993 "My/Self: Your/Other," Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY
1993 "Summer Pleasures," Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY
1991 "Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1990 "Photographs by Melissa Ann Pinney," Midtown Y Photography Gallery, NewYork, NY
1989 "Changing Chicago-Up Close," Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
1988 "Sunshine & Other States-Photographs 1984-1987," Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 "Changing Chicago: The City Inside & Out," Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1988 "Mothers & Daughters," Aperture Traveling Show, Field Museum, Chicago, IL
1987 "Social Life," Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
1987 "Road & Roadside: American Photography 1930-1986," Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1987 "The Animal Show," PhotoCollect, New York, NY
1986 "New Work-Photographs by Melissa Pinney," Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 "Recent Work-Photographs by Melissa Pinney," Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 "Illinois Photographers '85," Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
1984 "A Year in Chicago's Grant Park," Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
1983 "Remembrances," Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
1982 "Remembrances," Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1982 "Illinois Photographers '82," Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
1981 "The Contemporary Figure," Artists Guild, Chicago, IL
1978 "Melissa Pinney-Portraits of Evanston Artists," Evanston Art Center, IL
1978 "Illinois Photographers '78," Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
1975 "Breath of Vision: Portfolios of Women Photographers," Fashion Institute of Technology Galleries, New York, NY
1974 "Exposure '74," The Darkroom Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Collections
 
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL
George Eastman House; Rochester, New York
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
LaSalle National Bank, Chicago, IL
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
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
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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