Ken Graves

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Ken Graves
Boy with balloon, Alameda Naval Station, Ca
Gelatin silver print
Image 7 1/2” x 11 1/2”, Matte 16” x 20”
Ken Graves
Couple with trays, Farmer’s Market, LA, Ca
Gelatin silver print
Image 7 1/2” x 11 1/3”, Matte 16” x 20”
Ken Graves
Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, Ca
Gelatin silver print
Image 7 1/2” x 11 1/3”, Matte 16” x 20”
Ken Graves
Exhibitionist with organ accompaniment, Citrus Festival, Cloverdale, Ca
Gelatin silver print
Image 7 1/2” x 11 1/2”, Matte 16” x 20”
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS  (includes major two-artist exhibitions) 


2016 Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2010 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2004            Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pa.

2003            Paul Robeson Gallery, Penn. State University

2000 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City  

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR 

1995 Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA 

1994 University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

1993 O. K. Harris Gallery, New York City 

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon 

1991 O. K. Harris Gallery, New York City 

Juniata College, Huntington, PA 

1989 O. K. Harris Gallery, New York City 

1988 New York University

Mid-Town Y Photography Gallery, New York City

New York City Arts Club

1987 2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

1985 Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1984 University of California at San Francisco

Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University Park, PA

1983 Portico Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lewis M. Parker Center, Burlington County College, New Jersey

1982 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Cal-State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

1980 Brindle Gallery, Camden, Maine

1979 Focus Gallery, San Francisco, California

Chambers Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University

1978 Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, American Snapshots

Exhibition

1975 Photo Gallery, New York, New York

1974 Bakersfield Junior College, California

1972 Humbolt State College, Arcata, California

1970 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1969-70 The San Francisco Art Institute Touring Exhibition (brochure)

1969 Crown Zellerbach Building, San Francisco, California


GROUP EXHIBITIONS 


2015       “Retrospective”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA 

a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Hybrid: A Collage Show”

2014 Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Somewhere Between Here and There”

2013 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA, Richard Shaw and Ken Graves

2010            SFMOMA, 75 year anniversary

2009            SFMOMA, Recent Acquisitions, Hot Springs

2009            SFMOMA, Picturing Modernity

2008            SFMOMA, Recent Acquisitions Exhibition

2007            The Light Factory: Charlotte, North Carolina, “Weathered Surrealists”

2007            Watermark Gallery: Houston, Texas,  “Beyond the Lens”

2003-4         SFMOMA, “Pirkle Jones and the Changing California Landscape”

2002            Flatfile Gallery, Chicago, “Politically Incorrect”                  

          Flatfile Gallery, Chicago, Dreams and Imaginings

1997 Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, “Pennsylvania Photographers” 

                   Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, “Photo Collage”

1997           SFMOMA, “Picturing Modernity”

1996         Barrett House Galleries, Dutchess County Art Association; Juror: Miles Barth,          Director of the International Center of Photography in New York

1996 San Francisco Art Institute,  “Fifty Years of Photography” 

Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Transamerica”

1995 Allentown Art Museum, PA, “Pennsylvania Photographers,” Juror:  Terence Pitts, Director, Center for Creative Photography, University of AZ.

Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., two photographs from “Boxing” included in Recent Acquisitions Exhibition.

1993 Penn State University, PA, “Photo National” Juror: Charles Stainback

Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Curator: Mike Spano

Artists’ Residents of Chicago Gallery, 6 photographs exhibited from “Boxing”

Allentown Art Museum, “Pennsylvania Photographers” Curator: Mary Foresta

1992 Museum of Modern Art, NY, Recent Acquisitions Exhibition

Springfield Art Museum, MO, “Ways and Means”

1990 Allentown Museum of Art, PA, “Pennsylvania Photographers” Juror: Maria Hambourg of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

1989 Yale University Art School, “The Human Presence” 

Museum of Modern Art, New NY, Recent Acquisitions Exhibition

Mid-Town Y, NY, “Ballroom.” 

Ithaca College, NY, “Photographs of Flight and Magic: International Ballroom Dance Competitions” 

Salon De Artistes, NY, “Photographers Explore Human Sexuality”

1988 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts National Juried Exhibition, Juror:  Ray Metzker

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA, Pennsylvania Artists Triennial Exhibition

Tower Gallery, NY, Pennsylvania Artists Triennial Exhibition, 

Hotel Exhibition, Montreal, “La Classique: Ballroom Dance Competition”

Allentown Museum of Art, PA, “Pennsylvania Photographers”

1987 Allentown Museum of Art, PA, “Pennsylvania Photographers”

1986 Delaware Museum of Art, National Juried Competition

Light Gallery, NY, “99 Years of Fine Art Sports Photography”

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror:  Susan Kismaric, Curator, Museum of Modern  Art, NY.

1985 Allentown Museum of Art, PA, “Pennsylvania Photographers”

Erie Museum of Art, PA, “Pennsylvania Photographers”

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA, Second Regional Triennial Exhibition,

Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas, TX, “People, Places, Panoramas” 

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror:  Bea Nettles, Professor, University of Illinois

1983 Doshi Center for Creative Arts, Harrisburg, PA

Ohio University, “Alternatives” 

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, “The Time Show”

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror:  Carl Toth, Professor of Art, Cranbrook University

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Portico Gallery, PA, “Photography and the Human Figure”

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror:  Duane Michals

1982 Barnes Gallery, CT, “A Photographic Exploration of Young People Today” 

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., “Color as Form, a History of Color      Photography” 

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, “Color as Form, a History of Color Photography”  

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Juried Photography Show, National Competition, Juror:  Tod Papageorge

1981 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror:  Kelly Wise

Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, CA, Ferguson Grant Recipients Exhibition

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Juried Photography Show, National Competition, Juror:  Elaine Mayes

Lancaster Museum of Art, PA

1980 Vassar Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY, “Homemade Masterpieces: American Snapshots Exhibition”

1976 Hanson Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “A Tribute to SFAI”

1975 Fort Worth Art Museum, “Exchange DFW/SFO” 

SFMOMA, “Exchange DFW/SFO”

1974 M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, CA, “New Photography:  San Francisco and the Bay Area”

1972 The Focus Gallery, San Francisco, “Critics Choice;” Selections by Tom Albright 

1971 The Focus Gallery,  San Francisco, “Critic's Choice;” Selections by Margery Mann

SFMOMA, “Three Photographers”

1970 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Metropolitan Middle Class, Juror:  Minor White





PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 

 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Allentown Art Museum

Houston Museum of Fine Art

Museum of Modern Art, New York

New York City Public Library

The National Library in Paris, France

Palmer Museum of Art

New York University

The George Eastman House

Delaware Museum of Art



GRANTS


2009 Pa. Council for the Arts Fellowship. To begin a series of photographs about tattoo conventions

2000     John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, to complete the Male series 

         Faculty Research Fellowship, Penn State University, to continue photographing

             Male series

1999     Faculty Research Fellowship, Penn State University, to begin the male series            

1995     The Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies Fellowship, Penn State Univ. to

             continue a body of photography on the subject of baths in Eastern Europe, 1995

1993   Faculty Research Fellowship, Penn State University, to begin photographing baths in Eastern Europe, 1993

1989   The Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies Fellowship, Penn State   University, to photograph orphanage in Orense, Spain, 1989


1986 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship to continue a series of photographic       collages and to photograph ballroom dancing

1984   The Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies Fellowship, to photograph a school for circus performers

1982 Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship, to photograph public events in      Pennsylvania

1980 Faculty Research Fellowship, Penn State University, to begin a  series of hand-colored photographic collages, 1980

1979 Ford Foundation Fellowships Funds, Penn State University, to develop a body of photographs concerned with Miami Beach,  Florida, 1979.

1975 National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, research for the publication American Snapshots

1975 National Endowment for the Arts Exhibition Grant awarded to the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona.  One-half of the funds were awarded to me to prepare the American Snapshots exhibition.

1973 Ferguson Grant, Friends of Photography, Carmel, California, to photograph pageantry and public events in California

1991-1992 Faculty Research Fellowship, Penn State University, to photograph high school proms

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, 2009

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts National Juried Photography Exhibition:

1st prize 1983, juror:  Carl Toth, Professor of Art, Cranbrook University

1st prize 1984, juror:  Duane Michals, internationally known photographer

1st prize 1985, juror:  Bea Nettles, Professor of Art, University of Illinois

2nd prize 1986, juror:  Susan Kismaric, Associate Curator,  Museum of Modern   Art, New York City

Alternatives: 1983, Ohio State University, National Juried Competition. Juror: Nathan Lyons

Delaware Museum of Art: Wilmington, Delaware, Purchase Award, 1986 

Photography Review Magazine: First Award, Juror: Duane Michals

Artists, Residents of Chicago Gallery: Honorary Award, Juror: Denise Miller-Clark




EXHIBITION REVIEWS OF PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS


1991 Art Forum, New York, NY, May, 1991, by Jennifer Borum

1991 Chicago Tribune, “Photography, Taking It To The Edge,” by Abigail Forestner, Arc Exhibition, 3 photographs reproduced.

1981 The Sunday Peninsula Herald, Monterey, California, August 1981

1974 Los Angeles Times, July 28, 1974

1971 Modern Photography Magazine, October 1971

1969 San Francisco Chronicle, March 30, 1969

1979-1971 Art Week, San Francisco, California:  October 1, 1979; February 28, 1976; March 1, 1975; January 22, 1972 (interview); June 26, 1971  


AMERICAN SNAPSHOTS, REVIEWS AND ARTICLES


1978 New Art Examiner, Chicago, Illinois, July 1978

1977 San Francisco Examiner, December 5, 1977

1977 New West Magazine, Los Angeles, November 1977

1977 Chicago Tribune Magazine, October 16, 1977


BALLROOM, REVIEW AND ARTICLES:


1990 Small Press Review, Southport, CT, May-June, 1990.

Centre Daily Times, State College, PA, March 1990

Washington Post, Sunday Book Review, January 14, 1990.

1989 Sunday Independent, Ashland, Kentucky, December 17, 1989.

Attitudes and Arabesaves, Gett Dance Library, November 1989.

Midwest Book Review, Spring Issue, 1989.

1992 Remark, No. 8, Reviews, Fall Issue, 1992.




AUTHORED BOOKS

Ballroom, published by Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MI, 1989

This book is comprised of 83 photographic reproductions taken by myself and Eva Lipman on the subject of ballroom dance competitions. A text by Sally Sommers, dance critic for the Village Voice, was written as a supplement to the photographs.  This project was made possible with the help from an NEA Fellowship.

Photographs from Ballroom reproduced in other publications:

  • Schwartzweiss 5 Magazine, Germany, 9 photographs reproduced, Feb. 1995
  • Attendant Ghosts, a book of poems by George Looney, Cleveland State University Press, 2000.  Two images from Ballroom, p. 59 and p. 37 inspired two poems.


American Snapshots, published by Scrimshaw Press, Berkeley, California, 1977. 

This project was made possible with assistance from an N.E.A. Fellowship. and represents  a selection of snapshots borrowed from family albums. Introduction by Jean Sheppard, author and playwright.

Photographs from American Snapshots reproduced in other publications:

  • American Magazine, March/April 1978
  • Eastern Review, July 1978
  • Le Nouvel, Observateur, December 1978; March 1979; June 1979
  • Fotografie, Zeitschrift Internationaler Fotokunst, “The Swimmer: a Photographic Anthology of the Human Figure in an Aqueous Environment,” 1980
  • One photograph appearing as a still in the movie Heart Beat, a Hollywood 

          motion picture, 1979

  • Four photographs published in a program for a musical concert in Tokyo, 

Japan, Hakuhodo Advertising America Inc., 1983

  • M.G.M. Records, 1 photograph reproduced for the cover of a Pat Methany 

          album, 1987

  • B.H.N. Graphics, 18 photographs reproduced as illustrations for calendar, 

  1988-89,  1989-90

  • History of Photography, textbook, by Pete Turner, Bison Press, London, 5

  photographs, published 1988

  • American Heritage Magazine, 6 photographs reproduced for 40th 

  anniversary issue, Jan. 1995.

  • A New History of Photography, edited by Michel Frizot.  Citation; pp. 579. French edition 1994, English edition 1998.
  • The Borelais Press Inc., one image used for a greeting card, 2000.



PUBLICATIONS

2003         Public Culture, Society for Transnational Cultural Studies. Vol. 15 No. 39, 

                   12 photographs reproduced, (periodical)

1996 Existentialism: Basic Writings, published by Hackett Publishing Co., one collage used on the cover of the book, 1996

Underworld, one photograph reproduced in a book published by Kelly Klein.  The book includes selected photographs depicting people partially clothed.

Restraint and Surrender, catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA.  19 images reproduced, text by:  Sarah McNear, Curator of Exhibitions, Allentown Art Museum.  This catalogue was funded in part by the N.E.A, 1996

1993 Blue Sky #6, quarterly catalogue, twenty-six images reproduced, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, 1993

1991 The Meaning of Life, Time Life Books, 1 image reproduced in a book, 1991 

People Magazine, one image reproduced as an advertisement for The Meaning of Life book, 1/1/91.

Entertainment Magazine, one image reproduced as advertisement for The Meaning of Life book, 12/27/91.

1990 Sommer, Sally, "Capturing the Ritual of Ballroom Dance:  Time Suspended,” Dance Magazine, New York:  Vol. LXIV, No. 2, February, 1990, pp. 52-57.

1989 Graves, Ken and Eva Lipman, "Ballroom Backstage," Dance Pages, New York:  Dance Pages, Vol. 6, No. 3, Winter Issue, 1989, pp. 21-25.

Fotofolio, eleven images reproduced as postcards between 1989 to present as a continuing contract.

The Penn Stater, article by Linda Smith-Webster, five images reproduced.

1988 On Seeing, periodical, Fall Issue, 5 photographs reproduced on the subject of sexuality; an article I wrote called "A Dance Lesson," (in part) is published in this issue, 1988

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, one image reproduced as a postcard (on press). 

Photography Review Magazine, one image reproduced, 1988

Dance Pages, a periodical on the subject of dance, photographs and text, a collaborative effort

1987 Photography Review Magazine, 1 collage & 1 photo reproduced, Summer Issue 1987 Bruce Teleky Inc., 1 photograph reproduced as a poster, 1989 

Turner, Peter, History of Photography.  London:  Hamlyn Publishing, 1987, 5 photographs published, pp. 76, 79, 82, 84, 85.

1983 Photographies, a French photograph periodical, 1983.  Essay and publication concerning my photography by Jean Claude Lemagny, Curator, National Library, Paris

Fotofolio Inc., New York City, publication of photographs as post-cards

1982-83 Photo Metro, periodical, 12/82 - 1/83, 1 photograph

1982 Popular Photography Annual, 1982, 12 photographs

1980 Personal photographs reproduced as postcards Carioca Novelty Company, San Francisco, California, 1980, 3 photographs

1978 35 mm Photography, Winter Issue, 1978, 4 photographs

1975 Time Life Photography Year, 1975, Time Life Books, 1 photograph

1971 Creative Camera, January, 1971, 6 photographs

1970 Camera, April, 1970, 4 photographs



SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PROFESSIONAL INVITATIONS

Visiting Artist


1995 Slide lecture in conjunction with, Restraint and Surrender exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

1992 Southwest Missouri State, Slide Presentation and  Criticism of Student Photography at Springfield Museum of Art

1989 Invitation to teach a photographic workshop, Art Kane Workshops, Cape May, NJ

1985 Slide Lecture, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon

Workshop Instructor, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR, Summer 1985 

Slide Lecture, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 1985

1983 Drawing 120, lecture series, slide presentation of American Snapshots, a selection of photographs from family albums and the meaning of photographs in snapshot form, Spring 1983

Visiting artist, slide lecture in conjunction with exhibition, Burlington County College, New Jersey, 1983

1980 Invited to participate in a symposium and exhibition on the Family Snapshot and its contribution to the visual tradition of photography, Vassar College of Art Gallery, New York, Fall 1980

Contemporary artist series, Linden hall, Lititz, Pennsylvania,  lecture and slide presentation on American Snapshots, 1980


Juror for Photography Exhibitions


1987 Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival (Photography Exhibition), 1987

1980 Pennsylvania Photographers, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Summer 1980

Student Exhibit, Middletown Branch Campus, Spring 1980

1979 Huntingdon County Arts Festival, Summer 1979

1977-1980 Curator for continuing photography exhibits (212A Arts Building), The Pennsylvania State University, 1977-1980


Television Appearances


1982       Weather World, interview and discussion of photographs resulting from         photographs accomplished during Summer 1982, Pennsylvania Council for the        Arts Fellowship, Winter Term 1982-83

1978       WPSX, The Pennsylvania State University, Talkabout, an interview and visual        presentation concerning American Snapshots, hosted by Nancy Miller, 1978

1970       KQED, National Education Television, San Francisco, California, interview and        presentation of my photographs which were exhibited in the financial district of              San Francisco, 1970



GALLERY AFFILIATION

Clampart, N.Y.C., Chelsea

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA