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Salton Sea (T.V. Antennae)
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Mars & Air Traffic Over Las Vegas 3.12.97 10:26pm - 2:14am
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Golden Gate 9.26.98 6:31 PM
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Richard Misrach
Cloud #503
  Richard Misrach


1949 Los Angeles, CA


2000 "Skies," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
"Golden Gate," Gail Gibson Gallery, Seattle
1999 "View From My Front Porch," Robert Mann Gallery, New York
Diputacion de Granada, Spain
Fraenkel Gallery
1998 "Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach," San Jose Museum of Art;
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
"Nuclear Legacies," Tufts University Gallery, Boston
Catherine Edelman Gallery
1997 "Skies/ Heavenly Bodies [sic]," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
Gail Gibson Gallery, Seattle
1996 "Playboys/Paintings," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
"17 Photographs," Robert Mann Gallery, New York
"The Skies," Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles
"Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, Texas; The Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago
(a traveling exhibition and catalogue)
1995 "The Salt Flats; Clouds," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
"Dead Animals," Westwood Gallery, New York
1993 "Clouds," Robert Mann Gallery, New York
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
1992 "Clouds," Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles
1991 University of Nevada, Reno Friends of Photography, San Francisco
Fotomann, Inc., New York
1990 "Bravo 20: A National Park Proposal," University of Nevada, Las Vegas (traveling)
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles
Les Rencontres d’Arles, France
Parco Gallery, Tokyo (traveling)
The Photographer’s Gallery, London (traveling)
1989 University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Dominican College, San Rafael, California
Fotomann, Inc., New York
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1988 Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Gallery Min, Tokyo
Jan Kesner Fine Arts, Los Angeles
Las Palmas Museum of Art, Mallorca, Spain
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
National Gallery of Art, Wellington, New Zealand ("Desert Cantos," traveling)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Sanata Barbara
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California Seibu Department Store, Tokyo
Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
1987 Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California (sponsoring museum of the traveling exhibit, "Richard Misrach: Photographs of the American Desert")
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1986 "Richard Misrach: Desert Cantos," Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
The Watson Gallery, Houston, Texas
1985 Film in the Cities, Minneapolis
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Light Gallery, New York
Martin Gallery, Washington D.C.
1984 "Richard Misrach: A Decade of Photography," Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Etherton Gallery, Tuscon, Arizona
1983 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
1982 "Guadalajara 82," Madrid, Spain
1981 "Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco
1980 G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles
Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1979 Musee National d’Art Moderne (The Beauborg), Centre National d’Arts
Paris, France
Camera Obscura Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Cronin Gallery, Houston, Texas
1978 University of Oregon Art Museum, Eugene, Oregon
1977 ARCO Center for Visual Arts, Los Angeles
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
1976 Madison Art Center, Oakland, California
1975 International Center for Photography, New York


2001 "Group Exhibition," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
2000 " The Sea & The Sky," Beaver College Art Gallery, PA & the Royal Hibernian Acadamy,
1998 "The Paving of Paradise," Seattle Art Museum
"SEGRAP," Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
"Light as Substance," Cypress College, CA
"Works in Progress," James Danziger Gallery, NY
"Measure of Nature," The Art Institute of Chigago
"Landscape," Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, Washington
1997 "Scene of the Crime," Arm and Hammer Museum of Art, UCLA, CA
"Aerial Perspectives," DC Moore Gallery, New York
"The Great Outdoors," Gimpel Fils, London
"American Art Today: The Garden," The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami
1996 "America’s Arid West," Whitney Museum of Art, New York
"Legacy of Light," Cleveland Museum of Art
1995 "Pulp Fact," The Photographer’s Gallery, London
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
"Group Exhibition," Robert Mann Gallery , New York
"Group Exhibition," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
1994 "Visions of America Landscape as Metaphor in the 20th Century," Denver
Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (traveling exhibition)
"After Art," Henry Art Museum, Seattle
1991 Whitney Biennial (catalogue), Whitney Museum of Art, NY
1990 Whitney Museum Annex, New York (catalogue) (I)
Whitney Museum Annex, New York (catalogue) (II)
"Myth of the West," Henry Art Gallery, Washington D.C.
1989 Musee d’Art Moderne, (Beaubourg), Paris
"Landscape as Thought," Lita Albuquerque and Richard Misrach (catalogue), California State University of Fullerton
"Decade by Decade" (catalogue), Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
"Fire Sites," Columbia College
"Picturing California: A Century of Photographic Genius" (catalogue), Oakland Museum, CA
1986 "Visions of the West" (traveling exhibit), Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1985 "Focus, Santa Barbara," Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
"Mark Klett / Richard Misrach," University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque
"An Eloquent Light: American Photography from 1945-1980" (catalogue), Barbican Art Gallery, London, England
1984 "New Acquisitions: Recent Color," The Museum of Modern Art, NY
"Photography in California: 1945- 1980," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (traveling exhibit) "Construire Les Paysages de la Photographie," Metz, France
"California Photography," Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
"Flash: The Work of Diane Arbus, Weegee, Harold Edgerton, Mark Cohen Larry Fink and Richard Misrach," R.I.T., Rochester, New York
"American Landscape," University of Stores, CT
1981 "Whitney Biennial," (Catalogue), Whitney Museum of Art, NY
"Landscape Photographers and America’s National Parks: A Symbiosis," sponsored by
the National Parks Foundation, Washington, D.C (traveling exhibit, catalogue)
1980 "Recent Color Photography," Stewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX
"Richard Misrach/Debra Bloomfield," The Photographer’s Gallery, London
"Photography’s Recent Directions," Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1979 "Attitudes," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
American Images: New Work by Twenty American Photographers," Corcoran
Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (traveling exhibition and catalogue)
"Color: A Spectrum of Recent Photography - Part II: The Romantic Vision and Beyond," Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
"Beyond Color," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
1978 "Mirrors and Windows," Museum of Modern Art, NY (traveling exhibition, catalogue)
"Photographers in Mexico," Museo Nacional de Historia y de Antropologia, Mexico City
1977 "Night Landscape," Oakland Museum, CA
"Summer Night," Light Gallery, NY
"Young American Photography," Kalamazoo Institute Center for Photography
1976 "Contemporary Photography," Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
1973 "Places," San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


1994 Distinguished Career in Photography Award, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, LA
1992 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1991 Eureka Fellowship, Fleishaker Foundation, San Francisco
1989 Desert Cantos received the Silver Medal at the International Book Design Exhibition in Leipzig, Germany
1988 International Center of Photography Award for Outstanding Publication of 1987 (Desert Cantos, University of New Mexico Press)
Time Magazine, Cover Commission (July 4, 1988)
DIA Art Foundation commission (to photograph Michael Heizer’s, The City)
New York Foundation for the Arts commission: Paper for the Orcas Conference/Creative
Support for the Creative Artist (November 1988); "Bucks and Ethics"
1987 Philadelphia Museum of Art Commission
1986 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Panelist
1984 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Contemporary Arts Forum Commission, ("Focus, Santa Barbara")
1981 A.I.G.A. Graphic Arts Award (For Design of Hawaii poster)
1979 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1978 Bell Corporation Commission, "American Images"
1977 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1976 Ferguson Grant, Friends of Photography, California
1975 Western Book Award for Telegraph 3 A. M. (Cornucopia Press, 1974)
1973 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship


1990 California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, California
1986 University of California, Santa Barbara
1984 University of California, Berkeley


2000 Richard Misrach: The Sky Book, Arena Publications, 2000
1997 Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West, Introduction by May Castleberry, essays by Martha Sandweiss and others, Whitney Museum of American Art
1996 Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, published by Bulfinch Pres/Little Brown and Co. (exhibition catalogue)
1992 Violent Legacies: Three Cantos, Aperture Foundation, New York
1990 Bravo 20: The Bombing of the American West (with Myriam Weisang Misrach), John Hopkins Press, 1990
1988 Richard Misrach: 1975-1987, Gallery Min, Tokyo, 1988 Desert Cantos (Japanese Edition) Treville Corporation Ltd., 1988
1987 Desert Cantos, University of New Mexico Press (first and second editions), 1987
1982 Graecism: Photographs of Ancient Greek and Roman Ruins, a portfolio of 12 dye- transfer prints, edition of 25
1980 Hawaii, portfolio of 12 dye-transfer prints, edition of 50, Grapestake Gallery
(a photographic book), Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco
1974 Telegraph 3 A.M.: The Street People of Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California,
Cornucopia Press, 1974


2000 Aletti, Vince, "Richard Misrach," The New York Times, September 22, p E24
Kazakov, Rafaelo, "Richard Misrach," The New York Art World, October, p. 14,5
Thrift, Julia, "Richard Misrch," TimeOut (London), October 6
Ward, Logan, "Golden Site," American Photo, May/June 2000
1999 ___________, "Photography," (review) The New Yorker, October, 1999
1998 Long, Andrew, "Landscapes in Flux," Art & Antiques, December 1998
Whiting, Sam, "Burning Images in the Desert," San Francisco Chronicle,
September 28, 1998
Maclay, Catherine, "Barren Land Releases It’s Rich Imagery," San Jose Mercury News
October 4, 1998
Baker, Kenneth, "Wasteland With Fingerprints," San Francisco Chronicle, October 3,
1998, pp. E8 Col.1
Bonetti, David, "Bay City Best," San Francisco Examiner Magazine, October 4, 1998
Thym, Jolene, "Just Deserts," The Oakland Tribune, October 3 1998
1998 Mantegna, Gianfranco, "Richard Misrach: Chasing the Light," On Paper, July-August pp.30-33.
1997 Roby, Diane, "Richard Misrach at Fraenkel Gallery," Artweek, July 1997, pp.21
Jenkins, Steven, "A Conversation with Richard Misrach," Artweek, July 1997, pp.21
Pierson, Jack, "Buy!Hold!Sell!," American Photo, March/April 1997, pp. 65
Solnit, Rebecca, "Richard Misrach," Grand Street, Winter, 1997, pp. 203
Mantegna, Gianfranco, "Portrait of Richard Misrach," Graphis, Jan/Feb 1997, p. 66
Arm and Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, "Scene of the Crime, Media Report," Selcted Publications, July 23 - October 5, 1997
1996 McCollum, William, "The Soho Hit List," New Art Examiner, Setp. 7 - Oct 5
Glueck, Grace, "Fertile Images Out of the Desert," The New York Times, Friday September 27
Hicks, Robert, "Recording Desert Devastation," The Villager, September 18
Servetar, Stuart, "Richard Misrach: "Playboys/Paintings" at Curt Marcus Gallery," TimeOut, September 18 - 25
Solnit, Rebecca, "PartI: Cowboys, or Walking into the Picture," Art Issues, September, October, pp. 13-18.
Long, Andrew, "Richard Misrach: Desert Chronicle," The New Yorker, September 16, pp. 22
Appleford, Steve, "Photographic Notes From a Desert Rat," Los Angeles Times, calendar section, September 1, pp. 55
Dewan, Shaila, "The Trouble with Beauty," Houston Press, Vol. 8, No. 33, August,
pp. 48-49
Johnson, Patricia, "Intruders in the Desert," Houston Chronicle, Section D, Tuesday,
June 4, pp. 1
1995 Aletti, Vince, "Richard Misrach," The Village Voice, March 21
Hagen, Charles, "Richard Misrach at Curt Marcus Gallery," The New York Times, Friday, March 10, section C, pp. 20
Ritchie, Matthew, "Richard Misrach: Curt Marcus," Flash Art, Summer, Vol. XXVIII, no. 183, pp. 127
1993 Aletti, Vince, "Richard Misrach," The Village Voice, Voice Choices, June
Hagen, Charles, "Richard Misrach at Robert Mann Gallery," The New York Times, Friday, June 25
"Richard Misrach" (an interview), All Things Considered, Public Radio
The New Yorker, "Photography: Airborne," May 3
1990 "Artworks/Earthworks," KCET TV, Los Angeles
Cool Memories (cover), Jean Beaudrillard, Verso books, London
"Richard Misrach: Bravo 20: The Bombing of the American West," NPR
"Richard Misrach: The Pit," Late Night, BBC TV
"The Tainted Desert," Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, November 4
"Bravo 20: The Park," Outside Magazine, October
Connoisseur Magazine, November Conde Nast Traveler, November
American Photo, March/April
American Photo, September/October
Life, The World’s Best Photographs, 1980-1990
Pacific Discovery Magazine, Winter
1989 "Invention D’Un Art," Cent Cinquantieme Anniversaire de La Photographie, Center Georges Pompidiou, Editions Adam Biro, Paris
"Landscape as Thought: Lita Albuquerque and Richard Misrach," Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton
"Landscapes of Consequence," Outside Magazine, December
Sierra Magazine, July/August
Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazine, July 28 (Egypt Portfolio)
Harper’s Magazine, January
American Photographer, April
American Photographer, August
Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, April
Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, December
"The Tainted Wilderness," by Rebecca Solnit, Artweek, May 6, p.15
"Secrets of the Desert" by Liz Lufkin, San Francisco Chronicle, April 23, p. 14
1988 America, Jean Baudrillard, Verso Books, London
Time Magazine, July 4
Art in America, April (exhibition review)
Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazine, March 11, (Desert Cantos Portfolio)
Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazine, September 13, (Stonehenge Portfolio)
California Magazine, January (Desert Cantos Portfolio)
Los Angeles Times Magazine, May 22 (Desert Seas Portfolio)
Life Magazine, "Princesses Against Plutonium," June
Afterimage, "The Color of Money" (article on refusal of Birmingham Commission)
1987 American Independents by Sally Eauclaire, Abbeville Press
American Dreams by Belinda Rathbone, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Spain
Insistent Object by Jeffrey Fraenkel, Fraenkel Gallery
Botanica, Photo Copies, Paris
Light Years: 1967-87, The Friends of Photography
The Hallmark Art Collection: 1987 Acquisitions (cover) Richard Misrach page
Asahicamera, May, Tokyo (portfolio)
Mother Jones Magazine, "Pictures from a Demolition" by Myriam Weisang May
People Magazine, September 7, (Desert Canto)
History of Photography by Peter Turner, Bison Books
The Museum of California Magazine, March/April (cover) May/June
The Museum of California Magazine, July/August, p.16-18
Harper’s Magazine, July, p. 39
Connoisseur Magazine, October, p. 50-52
Darkroom Photography Magazine, October
U.S. Air Magazine, May
Ansel Adams and the American Landscape, Dallas Museum of Art
Photo District New Magazine, September
Spot Magazine, Fall (Desert Cantos)
Review, Newsletter for the Friends of Photography, September (cover/ book review)
Artweek, "Desert Landscape: A New Ideological Frontier" by Jim Jordan, June 13, Camerawork Newsletter (book review)
1986 Photo Japan, October (portfolio)
Contemporary American Photography I, Gallery Min, Tokyo
1985 New American Photography by Kathleen Gauss, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Spot, interview by Peter Brown, Houston Center for Photography
"Western Spaces," Aperture Magazine
"Richard Misrach" by Owen Edwards, American Photographer Magazine (portfolio), February
"A Spark of Greatness" by Joan Murray, Artweek
Who’s Who in the World, 7th edition, Marquis Publications
Who’s Who in America, 43rd edition, Marquis Publications
1984 Photography: A Critical History by Jonathan Green, Abrams Inc.
Photography in California 1945-1980, San Francisco Museum of Art, Hudson Hills Press
Photometro, San Francisco, California
"Im Dschungel des Henri Rousseau,:" Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazine, Germany, November
International Photography: 1920-80, Australian National Gallery
Construire Les Paysages de la Photographie, Metz pour la Photographie, France
1983 Who’s Who in the World, 6th edition, Marquis Publications
Who’s Who in America, 42nd edition, Marquis Publications
Who’s Who in American Art, Marquis Publications
Flash, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
California Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Landscape, University of Connecticut, Storrs
1981 Structuralism and Photography by Lew Thomas
"Cameravision and the Landscape," NFS Press
Discovery and Recognition: Untitled 25 (cover), Friends of Photography, California
1980 Book Review by David Featherstone, Newsletter of the Friends of Photography, January Volume 3, No. 1
"Misrach’s Metamorphosis," Printletter, Zurich
"Richard Misrach: Words and Images," by Carter Ratcliffe, Print Collector’s Newsletter, January-February
1979 Picture Magazine, April
Photo Magazine, Paris, March
American Photographer, March
California View Portfolio, Landweber Artists
American Images: Twenty American Photographers, Renato Danese, McGraw Hill, NY
Artforum, exhibition review by Hal Fischer, Summer
"Flashes of Brilliance in the New Photography Books" by Alan Cohen, TWA Ambassador Magazine, December
"Portrait: San Francisco," Portfolio Magazine, Alfred Frankensteim, December/January
"The Eighties," Saturday Review Magazine, Owen Edwards, April 28
1978 Mirrors and Windows, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
"Eyes of the West," New West Magazine, November
Outside Magazine, January
"An Interview with Richard Misrach" by Sam Samore, Bombay Duck, San Francisco
1977 "The Photographer and the Drawing," Creative Camera Magazine, August, London
Popular Photography Annual (portfolio)
1976 Exposure Magazine by Irene Borger, Society for Photographic Education
1975 Aura Magazine (cover, Kalamazoo Institute for the Arts, Michigan


ARCO Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Bibliothèque National, Paris
California Museum of Photography, Riverside
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson
Center National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris (Beauborg)
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York
Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
Decordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
de Menil Foundation, Houston, Texas
Denver Art Museum, Denver Colorado
Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Georgia Department of Power, Atlanta
Gilman Paper Company, New York, New York
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
High Museum, Atlanta
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
IBM, San Jose California
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Kalamazoo Institute for Fine Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, California
Shadai Gallery, Tokyo College of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Shaklee Corporation, San Francisco, California
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Illinois
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Western Electric, Chicago, Illinois

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