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Nigel Poor

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Boston, MA

Birth year

Lives in
San Francisco, CA

Works in
San Francisco, CA


Representing galleries




M.F.A Photography Massachusetts College of Art, MA. 1992
B.A. Photography/Literature Bennington College, VT. 1986

Solo Exhibitions

2006 Haines Gallery, “Do You Have 30 Seconds and Can You Get Your Finger Dirty?” San Francisco, CA.
2005 California State University Sacramento Library Gallery “Do You Have 30 Seconds” Sacramento, CA.
2002 Haines Gallery, “Evidence of Thought” San Francisco, CA.
Institute of Contemporary Art, “Found” San Jose, CA.
2001 Museum of Photographic Arts, “Found” San Diego, CA.
2000 Haines Gallery, “Found” San Francisco, CA.
1999 Charleston Heights Arts Center, “Between the Elements:” Las Vegas, NV.
1998 FotoCircle Gallery, “Between the Elements: Photographs by Nigel Poor” Seattle, WA.
1997 San Jose Museum of Art, “Between the Elements: Photographs by Nigel Poor” (brochure) San Jose, CA.
1996 Sol Mednick Gallery The University of the Arts “Between the Elements” Philadelphia, PA.
West Gallery Oregon State University, “One Person Exhibition” Corvallis, OR.

Group Exhibitions

2008 Center for Visual Arts. “Still” Denver, CO
2007 Center for Contemporary Art, “Currents in Photography” Sacramento, CA
2006 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, “Material Actions” La Jolla, CA.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, “Imposing Order: Contemporary Photography and the Archive” San Francisco, CA.
The Nelson Gallery U.C. Davis, “Flatlanders: A Regional Survey” Davis, CA.
San Francisco Center for the Book, “Photo Books Now” San Francisco, CA.
Cal. State University Library Gallery, “The Photographic Impulse” Sacramento, CA.
2005 deYoung Museum of Art, “Inaugural Exhibit of Contemporary Art” San Francisco, CA.
Haines Gallery, “ Ad Infinitum: The Aesthetics of Repetition II” San Francisco, CA.
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, “Marking Time/Mapping Thought” SF, CA.
2004 Center for Photographic Arts, “Center Awards Exhibition” Carmel, CA.
2002 Corcoran Gallery of Art, “47th Corcoran Biennial” Washington, D.C.
Image Gallery, “Counter Clockwise” Denmark.
2001 Walter and McBean Galleries, “Extra Ordinary” San Francisco, CA.
Friends of Photography, “Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California” SF, CA.
2000 University Art Museum, California State University, “Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California” Long Beach, CA.
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum “Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California” Santa Barbara, CA.
2000 Anne Reed Gallery, “In the Unlikely Event” Ketchum, ID.
1999 Society for Contemporary Photography, “Current Works 99” Kansas City, MO.
Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1997 Vision Gallery Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ.
Fine Arts Center, “Illuminance” Lubbuck, TX.
1996 Fine Art Center Galleries Bowling Green State University, “This is a Set Up: Fab Photo/Fictions” Bowling Green, OH (catalogue).
Mulligan Shanoski Gallery, “Two Person Exhibition” San Francisco, CA.
Todd Kaplan Gallery, “Flora in Photography” Santa Monica, CA.
Z-Space, “Group Show” Paris, France.
Mulligan Shanoski Gallery, “Group Show” San Francisco, CA.
Ansel Adams Gallery, “Garden of Civilization” Napa, CA.
Scott Nichols Gallery, “Gallery Artists Group Show” San Francisco, CA.
1995 Scott Nichols Gallery, “Contemporary Gallery Artists” San Francisco, CA.
Ansel Adams Gallery, “Spirit of Earth” Napa Valley, CA.
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, “Fifth Biennial Photography Exhibition” Logan, UT.
Center for Photographic Art, “Patron Award Exhibition” (two person) Carmel, CA.
1994 Center for Photographic Art, “Focus 94” (Carmel, CA.
1994 Fort Mason, “Alliance of Women Artists International Exhibition” San Francisco, CA.
Scott Nichols Gallery, “Adams to Weston and Everything In Between” San Francisco, CA.
SF Camerawork, “20th Anniversary Members Exhibition” San Francisco, CA.
Scott Nichols Gallery, “Contemporary Women Photographers” San Francisco, CA.

Lectures, Panels, Interviews and Presentations

2008 Center for the Visual Arts, “The Killing Season” Denver, CO.
The Center for the Book, “The Relative Value of Things” San Francisco, CA.
2007 Center for Contemporary Art, “ Counting & Collecting” Sacramento, CA.
The Metropolitan College of Art, “And Counting…” Denver, CO.
2006 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, “Imposing Order” San Francisco, CA.
2006 Crocker Museum, “And Counting….” Sacramento, CA.
2005 Crocker Museum, “Beauty and the Body” Sacramento, CA.
KVIE Public TV “Arts Alive” episode 103 (studio interview) Sacramento, CA.
2005 KFBK Radio, interview “Fingerprint Project” Sacramento, CA.
Cal. State University Sacramento, Faculty Forum, “And Counting…”
KQED Forum Radio Talk Show, “Found Art” San Francisco, CA.
2004 Crocker Museum, “Secret Knowledge”, Sacramento, CA.
2003 PhotoAlliance, “Photographers Speak About Their Work”, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA.
2002 Society for Photographic Education West Region Conference, artist lecture, “Marking Time, Marking Thought” Oakland, CA.
2002 Bowdoin College, artist lecture “Eight Words” Brunswick, ME.
2001 San Francisco Camerawork, artist lecture “Time Keepers” San Francisco, CA.
Friends of Photography, panel discussion in conjunction with exhibition “Beyond Boundaries:
Contemporary Photography in California” San Francisco, CA.
2000 Haines Gallery, artist lecture “Found” San Francisco, CA.

Awards & Residencies

2007 San Francisco Center for the Book, Artist Residency Grant, San Francisco, CA.
2002 Artscouncil Individual Artist Grant, San Francisco, CA.
Artist in Residency, Coastal Studies Center, Bowdoin College, ME.
1999 Excellence Award Current Work 99, Society for Contemporary Photo. Kansas City, MO.
1994 Focus 94 Patron Award, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
1993 Polaroid Artist Support Grant, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA.

Recent Exhibits

Nigel Poor participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2015 The Collectors | Nile Sunset Annex
Haines Gallery
Feb, 2012 Nigel Poor: Remainders: god, sex and animals talking
Haines Gallery
Oct, 2010 Passport 2010 - A DIY Art Collecting Experience
Patricia's Green
May, 2010 Photo/Synthesis
de Young Museum
Jun, 2009 Nigel Poor: The Relative Value of Things
Haines Gallery
Apr, 2009 Community Arts Lecture Series, "And Counting..."
Arts & Consciousness Gallery
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