MIKE & DOUG STARN
BIOGRAPHY

BORN
1961
Absecon, NJ

Attracted to Light
Stephen Wirtz Gallery 2003-04

Absorption of Light
Stephen Wirtz Gallery 2001-02

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© Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, courtesy of the artist.
SOLO MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2004
"Gravity of Light," traveling exhibition opening at the Färgfabriken Kunsthalle, Stockholm, Sweden
"Behind the Eye," Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY

1997
"Size of Earth," The Friends of Photography / The Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA

1996
"Doug and Mike Starn: Retrospective," Overgaden Ministry of Culture, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994
"Doug and Mike Starn: Sphere of Influence," Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR

1993
"Doug and Mike Starn;" Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
"Marking Time; Doug and Mike Starn Photographs," National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1990-90
"Doug and Mike Starn" (catalogue published by Harry N. Abrams with text by Andy Grunberg and introductory essay by Robert Rosenblum) (exhibit curated by Sarah Rogers Lafferty), traveled to: Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL; Blaffer Gallery, The University of Houston, TX; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH

1988
"Mike and Doug Starn: Selected Works 1985-87," traveled to: Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI; University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1988-87
"The Christ Series," traveled to: Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL.

SELECTED GROUP MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2001
"Ramparts Café," The Jewish Museum, New York, NY. 2000
"Permanent Collection," Museum of Fine arts, Boston, MA

1999
"Musique en Scène," Musée Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

1998-00
"Inner Eye: Contemporary Art from the Marc and Livia Strauss Collection," traveled to: Samuel P. Harn; Museum of Art, at The University of Florida, Gainsville; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Georgia Museum of Art, at the University of GA, Athens; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Neuberger Museum of Art, at SUNY Puchase, Westchester, NY

1996
"Eternal Dialogue, Tower of David Museum," Jerusalem, Israel

1995-96
"Biennale d'Art Contemporain," Musée Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

1994
"30 Years: Art in the Present Tense: The Aldrich's Curatorial History 1964-94," The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
"Lessons in Life - Photographic Work from the Boardroom Collection," The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Contemporary Collection," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
"Myths and Mysticism," Gotlands Konst Museum, Visby, Sweden

1993
"Recent Acquisitions," The Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Image Makers," Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York, (curated by Franklin Hill Perrel)
"The Alternative Eye: Photo Art for the 90's", Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
"Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends," Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY

1992
"Regeneration: Hannah Collins, Mike & Doug Starn," The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (curated by Richard Rhodes)
"Quotations," The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Dayton, OH
Betrayal of Means - Means of Betrayal (Contemporary Art and the Photographic Experience), The Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL; traveled to: Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA; Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Allegories of Modernism, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Lumo 92, Alvar Aalto Museo, Jyvaskyla, Finland

1991
Transparenz / Transzendenz, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
Anninovanta, Gallerie Communale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Boston Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Metropolis, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

1990
International Center for Photography, New York, NY
To Be or Not to Be, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Recent Acquisitions, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
With the Grain: Contemporary Panel Painting, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Fairfield County, Stamford, CT
On the Edge of Sculpture and Photography, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH
Images in Transition - Photographic Works of the 80's, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan
Beyond the Photographic Frame, ATM Contemporary Art Gallery, Mito, Japan

1989
Self and Shadow, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY (curated by Charles Hagen)
L'Invention d'un art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (curated by A. Sayag and J. C. Lemagny)
Invention and Continuity in Contemporary Photography, traveled to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
Selections from the Collection of Marc and Livia Straus, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980's, (curated by Joshua Smith and Merry A. Foresta), traveled to: The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Walker Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
Wiener Diwan: Sigmund Freud Heute, Museum des 20 Jarhunderts, Vienna, Austria
Photography Now, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England (curated by Mark Haworth-Booth)
Art at the End of the Social, The Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden (curated by Collins and Milazzo)
Art of Our Time, The Saatchi Collection, London, England. 2 to Tango, International Center for Photography, New York, NY

1988
Binational: American Art of the Late 80's, traveled through 1990 to: Museum of Fine Arts and Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston, MA; Stadtische Kunsthalle & Kunstammulung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; The National Gallery of Greece, Athens, Greece; Art Museum of the Athenaeum, Helsinki, Finland; The National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
First Person Singular: Self-Portrait Photography, 1840-1987, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1987
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The New Romantic Landscape, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Fairfield County, Stamford, CT.
Portrayals, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
San Francisco Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA
Post Abstract Abstraction, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (curated by E. Schwartz)
The Big Picture: The New Photography, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

1986
The Joe Masheck Collection of Contemporary Art, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1985
Boston Now: Photography, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
New Work from New York, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA (curated by Joseph Masheck)
The Museum School Travelling Scholars Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

SOLO GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

2002
Absorption of Light, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001
I Love New York, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Layered, Anita Friedman Gallery, New York, NY
New Work, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2000
Black Pulse, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Doug and Mike Starn, Grossman Gallery / School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Permanent Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1999
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1998
Blot Out the Sun, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Black Sun Burned, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Helio Libri, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1995
Gallery Bhak, Seoul, South Korea

1994
Spectroheliographs, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan

1992
Yellow and Blue Louvre Floor
A Project, Galerie ThaddaeusRopac, Paris, France
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Multiples, Pace / MacGill Gallery (in cooperation with Leo Castelli), New York, NY

1990
Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA
Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris, France

1989
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Anne Frank Group, Leo Castelli Gallery & Stux Gallery, New York, NY

1988
Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Stux Gallery, Boston, MA

1986
Stux Gallery, New York, NY. 1985
Stux Gallery, Boston, MA.

SELECTED GROUP GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

1996
Up North, Down South, Back East, Out West, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1995
Still Life, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

1994
Summer '94, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Benefit Exhibition for CRIA, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
Redefining the Pop Icon in the Nineties, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York

1993
Vivid- Intense Images by American Photographers, Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany, traveled to: Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
New Moderns, Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, DC
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

1992
Flora Photographica: Masterpieces of Flower Photography, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Constructing Images, Lieberman and Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1991
After Duchamp, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France
Who Framed Modern Art or the Quantitative Life of Roger Rabbit, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Collins & Milazzo)

1990
Constructed Illusions, Pace / MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
The Last Decade: American Artists of the Eighties, Tony Shifrazi Gallery, New York, NY
Pharmakon '90, Nippon Convention Center, Chiba, Japan
Five Artists form New York, Mayor Rowan Gallery, London, England
Group Photography Show, Fernando Alcolea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

1989
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
Pre-Pop Post Appropriation, Stux Gallery, New York, New York (curated by Collins & Milazzo)

1987
New York, New Art, Mayor Rowan Gallery, London, England
Primary Structures, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (curated by Robert Nicas)
Photomannerisms, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Klaus Ottman)
Invitational, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
The Antique Future, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Collins & Milazzo)

1986
Adam Fuss, Mark Morrisroe and The Starn Twins, Massimao Audiello Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Invitational, Stux Gallery, Boston, MA
#2 Smart Art Too, Mercer Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Joseph Masheck).

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France
The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, WA
The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Kitakyshu Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
La Maison Européenne de le Photographie, Paris, France
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Mito Arts Center, Mito, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Soeul, South Korea
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The John and Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL
Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Japan
Obihiro Museum of Art, Obihiro, Japan
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
San Diego Museum, San Diego, CA
The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan
The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan.

AWARDS

Fifth Year Traveling Scholarship
The Medal Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Massachusetts Council on the Arts, Fellowship in Photography
National Endowment for the Arts, Grants
International Center for Photography's Infinity Award for Fine Art Photography.