Jessica Craig-Martin


Given her background as a press photographer for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and other publications, New York-based photographer Jessica Craig-Martin is granted access to an otherwise inaccessible world of socialites, models, actors, and other elite individuals.  Piquing the viewer’s voyeuristic tendencies, Craig-Martin presents skillfully cropped and angled photographs of glittering individuals shot at various society parties, charity fundraisers, art exhibitions, and other invite-only soirees.  In contrast to all of the champagne, glamorous gowns, sequins, silk, designer duds, and opulent baubles on the individuals that inhabit her work, Craig-Martin’s photographs present moments of flawed beauty and stark reality – a human vulnerability in the otherwise unapproachable privileged world. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the New Museum, the Progressive Corporation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Jessica Craig-Martin

 

Born

 

1963                         Hanover, New Hampshire

 

Education

 

1996-97            International Center of Photography, New York

1995-96            Parsons The New School for Design, New York

1982-84            New York University, New York

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2014                        Answered Prayers, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2012                        Standard Excess, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich, Switzerland

2009                        Privilege, Galerie 64bis, Paris, France

2007                        American Summer, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY

2002                        Christian Dam Galleries, Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

2001                        P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY

Galleria Maze, Turin, Italy

Dorothée de Pauw Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2000                        Gallery Fiction Inc., Tokyo, Japan

Colette, Paris, France

1999                        Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK

White Columns, White Room, New York, NY

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2013                        Best Dressed/Undressed, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2011                        Being American, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

The Art of Wit, Paddle8, New York, NY

Exhibition A, Colette, Paris, France

2010                        Re-Dressing (Family & Friends), Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

Secrets, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, CA

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, The National Arts Club, New York,             NY

 

 

 

Younger Than I’ll Be, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Pull My Daisy, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria

Art, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany

2009            Select Contemporary Photography from the Collection of Lucille and Richard Spagnuolo,             Georgetown University Art Galleries, Washington DC, USA

Slough, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY

The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Weird Beauty, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

From The Archives: 40 Years/40 Projects – an exhibition celebrating the forty year history             of White Columns and 112 Greene Street / 112 Workshop Inc., White             Columns, New York, NY

Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Tate Modern, London, UK

2008            Watermill: A Photographic Survey of an Artistic Community, The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

2006            In Praise of New York, President‘s Clubhouse for The US Open, Flushing, USA

Survivor, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

Welcome to the Limelight, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2005                        The Mom Show, Rivington Arms, New York, NY

Gorgeous Isn’t Good Enough, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome; Milan,             Italy

Summer Sessions, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis, MO

NYC BLING-BLING, Cinema a Luci Rosse, Modena, Italy

2004                        Face-Off, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

PREMAculTURE, Hydra High School, Hydra, Greece

North Fork/South Fork: East End Art Now, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton,             NY

Black & White, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY

2003                         Super You, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

2002                        Excess, Palm Beach Institute, Miami, FL

Voyeur, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Bootleg Identity, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

Art Downtown: New Photography, Wall Street Rising, New York, NY

2001                        In Progress, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Art Transplant, British Consulate General’s Residence, New York, NY

I am a Camera, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

The Privileged Eye, The Apartment, Athens, Greece

 

2000                        Party Pictures: From Studio 54 to Cannes

2000, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg

Van Doren Fine Art, New York, NY

Superpredators, CRP Gallery, New York, NY

The City, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

Innuendo, Dee Glasoe, New York, NY

Sentimental Education, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA

Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA

Psycho, Anne Faggionato, London, UK

1997                        Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

 

 

Selected Bibliography

 

Upchurch, Michael, “Twisted takes on summer wear at Winston Wächter,” The Seattle Times, July 26.

“Being American” Visual Arts Gallery, New York 2011.

“New York: A Photographer’s City.” Rizzoli, New York 2011.

“Jessica Craig-Martin: Privilege.” Images En Manoeuvres Editions, Marseille 2009.

Sokol, Brett, “High-Heeled Hedonists at the Wolfsonian.” Ocean Drive, January, 2008.

Baker, R.C., “Best in Show: Recommendations by R.C. Baker” The Village Voice, 18, September            2007.

Cohen, David, “Peeking In on the Social Set.” The New York Sun, 6, September

2007.

Cohen, David, “Art Starts on September 6.” The New York Sun, 31, July 2007.

Holman, Bob, “Bob Holman on Jessica Craig-Martin.”Bomb, No. 99, Spring, 2007.

Schoeneman, Deborah, “Art Survivor.”  New York Magazine, 24, March 2006.

“North Fork/South Fork: East End Art Now.” The Parrish Art Museum, New York, 2004.

Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review; ‘Face Off’.” The New York Times, 26, November 2004.

Kerr, Sarah, “People Are Talking About This Side of Paradise.”  Vogue, USA, June 2004.

“Exit 5: ¡Esto es una fiesta! This is a party!” Olivares & Asociados S.L., Madrid, 2002,

“Jessica Craig-Martin: Los elementos del estilo.” Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2002.

Atasoy, Sithara, “Jessica Craig-Martin: Die Society-Fotografin.” Bolero, August, 2002.

“Art Transplant: British Artists in New York.” British Consulate General’s Residence, New York             2001

 

 

 

 

“I am a Camera.” The Saatchi Gallery, London 2001

Schwendener, Martha, “P.S.1: Jessica Craig-Martin.” Time-Out New York, 29, November 2001.

“Party Pictures: From Studio 54 to Cannes 2000.” Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York, 2001.

Curto, Guido, “Maze Gallery: Jessica Craig-Martin.” Flash Art, August/September 2001.

O’Brien, Glenn, “Re-make/re-model.” Frieze, Issue 60, June/August 2001.

Goldberg, Vicki, “Reality and Its Discontents in a Photographic Age.” The New York Times, 1, April 2001.

Kornbluth, Elena, “Triple Exposure: Three photographers in focus.” Elle Décor, February/March 2001.

Jones, Jonathan, “The Beautiful and the Damned.” The Guardian, 13, January 2001.

Smith, Roberta, “Party Pictures: From Studio 54 to Cannes 2000.” The New York Times, 29, December 2000.

Blecher, Ian, “Photographer Jessica Craig-Martin Is High Society’s Cockeyed Optimist.” The New York Observer, 15, November 2000.

Canal, Mario, “Cazando Imágenes.” Vogue Spain, September 2000.

Cotter, Holland, “Sentimental Education.” The New York Times, 14, July 2000.

Hayt, Elisabeth, “The Artist Is a Glamour Puss.” The New York Times, 18, April 1999.

Lucas, Michael, “Jessica Craig-Martin.” Artforum, September 1997.

 

 

Collections

 

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, USA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The New Museum, New York, NY

The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield, OH

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY