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John Divola

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Los Angeles

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles


Representing galleries

John Divola Biography
1971   B.A., California State University, Northridge, CA
1973   M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1973-1974   National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1974   M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1976-1978   National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1986-1987   John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1987-1988   Mellon Fellowship, California Institute of the Arts
1990-1991   National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1991-1992   Fellowship, Center for Ideas in Society, UC Riverside
1998   Flintridge Foundation Fellowship
1998   California Arts Council Individual Artist Grant
1999   COLA, City of Los Angeles Artist Grant
Selected Exhibitions
2009   “The Conspiracy” Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2009   “Sundown” Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2009   Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2009   “Animal Kind”, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University
2008   “On the Ground in L.A.,” Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles
2008   “This Side of Paradise: Body and Language in L.A. Photography”, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
2008   Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
2007   Edenhurst Gallery, Palm Desert, California
2006   Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2006   “A piece of History from LA…But Not Paris,” Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
2006   “666,” USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California
2006   “Los Angeles 1955-85," Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2005   Arles Recontres De La Photographie, Espace Van Gogh, Arles, France
2004   Charles Cowles Gallery, NY, NY
2004   "Esperando Unha Chamada (Awaiting a Call)," The Centro Galago de Arte Contemporanea, Galicia, Spain
2003   Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002   'Imago 2002', Museo de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
2002   'New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections', Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2002   'Friends of the West', Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2002   G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington (solo)
2001   Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (solo)
2001   Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2001   'Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography 1950 to the present', Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
2001   'Blind Date', Three person Exhibition, Brent Sikkema Gallery, NY, New York
2001   'Modern Times III/ Something Happened', Hasselblad Center, Goteborg, Sweden
2000   'Photography: Process, Preservation, and Conservation', The Metropolitan Museum of Art
2000   'Architecture Hot and Cold', The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2000   'Topophobia: A Sense of Place', Art Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
2000   'Made in California' Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2000   'Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California', organized by The Friends of Contemporary Photography San Francisco, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2000   Janet Borden, Inc. New York, NY (solo)
2000   Palm Springs Museum of Art, Jorgensen Gallery, Palm Springs (solo)
2000   Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1999 - 2000   Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
1999   G. Gibson Gallery, Exhibition of works by John Divola and J. John Priola
1999   'Size Matters', Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1999   'Innovation/Imagination: 50 years of Polaroid Photography', Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
1999   G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
1999   Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR (solo)
1998   Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1998   'Ghost Story', Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
1998   'Recent Acquisitions,' Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1998   John Divola and Wim Wenders, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
1997   'Scene of The Crime', Hammer/UCLA Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
1997   'Ocean View', California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
1997   'Rethinking Topographics', Gallery Ram, Los Angeles, CA
1997   Wooster Gardens, New York, NY (solo)
1997   Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996   Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1996   'Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present', San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, S.F., CA (catalog)
1996   'Location, Location', The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
1996   'Perpetual Mirage: The Desert in American Photographic Books and Prints', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalog)
1996   'About Places and About Faces', Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1996   Gail Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996   'Truths and Trails: Color Photography Since 1975,' The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
1996   'Absence', Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Los Angeles, CA
1995   Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1995   Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1994   Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (solo)
1994   Southeastern Illinois College, IL (solo)
1991   Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (with Robert Adams)
1988   Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL (with Chris Koules)
1988   Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA (with Jack Fulton)
1987   'Intrusions: The Contemporary Landscape', G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
1985 - 1987   'Eileen Cowin & John Divola: New Work,' Jtraveling, (catalog) La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, Aug. - Oct. 1985; Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO, June - uly 1986; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, Oct. - Dec. 1986 HalleSud, Geneva, Switzerland, Jan.-Feb. 1987
1981   Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (with William Paris)
1980   Color Transformations, 'Jo Ann Callis and John Divola', University Art Gallery, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Recent Exhibits

John Divola participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2016 Finissage How Things Shouldn´t Be Done
Galerie Gisela Clement
Jun, 2016 How Things Shouldn´t Be Done
Galerie Gisela Clement
May, 2016 Refenestration
Tif Sigfrids
Apr, 2016 Under a Falling Sky
Laura Bartlett Gallery
Mar, 2016 Dents and Abrasions
Gallery Luisotti
Mar, 2016 Theodore Street Project
Maccarone (Greenwich Street)
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