Kahn + Selesnick, Biography
Personal Information and Awards
Selesnick: born London, England, 1964.
Kahn: born New York City, 1964.
BFAs from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. 1986
1987 New Jersey State Council for the Arts Grant.
1994 Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, Provincetown, Ma.
1995 Provincetown Arts Council Grant
2000 Artists in Residence, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Ma.
2001 Djerassi Foundation Residency, Woodside, Ca.
2002 Artists in Residence, Princeton Atelier, Princeton University, NJ
2003 New York Book Show, best photography book of 2002 for Scotlandfuturebog
2005 Artist in Residence Grant, NASA.
2007 Green Leaf Award: United Nations Environmental Program, for Best Painting at the Global Warming Show, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway
2008 AICA award for best exhibition in Boston area: Eisbergfreistadt at Pepper Gallery
Solo Exhibitions
2009
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Worlds Discovered Sheboygan Wisconsin, Jan-April.
Untitled (Artspace), Oklahoma City, OK, Apollo Prophecies & Eisbergfreistadt, Feb-April.
Robischon Gallery, Denver Co, Eisbergfreistadt, March- April.
Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles CA, Eisbergfreistadt, Jun-July.
2008
Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels Belgium, Peat, Salt & Moondust, Jan-March.
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ, Eisbergfreistat, April.
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, Eisbergfreistat, May-June.
Hiestand Gallery of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Sept-Oct.
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, Il,Eisbergfreistat, Oct - Dec.
2007
Pepper Gallery, Boston, Eisbergfreistadt, May-June.
Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC, Eisbergfreistadt, Oct- Nov.
2006
Dowd Fine Arts Center, SUNY Cortland, The Art of Kahn and Selesnick, Jan - Mar
Robischon Gallery, Denver CO, 10 Years of Panoramas and Artifacts, a Kahn /Selesnick retrospective, April-May.
2005
Lisa Sette Gallery Scottsdale, The Apollo Prophecies, Nov-Dec.
Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago, The Apollo Prophecies, Nov-Dec.
Martin Irvine Contemporary Art Washington DC, The Apollo Prophecies, Oct.
Berta Walker Gallery Provincetown, Nomadischespuppetheater, Aug-Sept.
Paul Kopeikan Gallery Los Angeles The Apollo Prophecies, Jan-Feb.
2004
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York The Apollo Prophecies, Oct-Dec
DNA Gallery Provincetown, Ma. The Apollo Prophecies, August
Pepper Gallery Boston, Ma. Apollo: a prophecy, April-May
2003
Focus Gallery London, U.K. City of Salt, Oct-Nov
DNA Gallery Provincetown, Ma. Large Images August
Yancey Richardson Gallery New York. City of Salt, May-July
2002
Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago. City of Salt, Oct-Nov
Yancey Richardson Gallery New York. Scotlandfuturebog, Sept-Oct
Paul Kopeikan Gallery Los Angeles. City of Salt, Sept-Oct
DNA Gallery Provincetown, Ma. Aug-Sept
Pepper Gallery Boston, Ma. City of Salt, March-April
Lisa Sette Gallery Scottsdale, Arizona. City of Salt, Jan-Feb
2001
DNA Gallery Provincetown, Ma. City of Salt, July-August
Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson, NY. Scotlandfuturebog, Jan-Feb.
2000
Palo Alto Arts Center Palo Alto, Ca. The REC, Past-Future, Sept-Dec.
DNA Gallery Provincetown, Ma. Schottensumpfkunftig, July.
Lisa Sette Gallery Scottsdale, Arizona. Past and Future, March-April .
David Beitzel Gallery New York. Transmissions from the Schottensumpfkumpftig (Scotlandfuturebog), Feb-March
1999
Pepper Gallery Boston, Ma. Schottensumpfkunftig, Dec-Jan.
Paul Kopeikin Gallery Los Angeles. The Circular River: the Siberian Expeditions of 1944-46, Oct. - Nov.
Monique Knowlton New York. The Circular River, October - January
1998
Eli Marsh Gallery Amherst College, Amherst, Ma. The Circular River, Oct.
Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery Kent, Ct., Sept-Oct.
Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson, NY., June-July
Pepper Gallery Boston, Ma. The Circular River, April-June
1997
Monique Knowlton New York. The Pavillion of the Greenman, Oct-Nov.
East End Gallery Provincetown, Ma. The Burren Expedition, August.
Monique Knowlton New York. The Journals of Peter Hesselbach, March-April
Gallery Camino Real Boca Raton, Fl. Tent of the Mesmer, March-May
Pepper Gallery The Photographic Journals of Peter Hesselbach, Dec-Jan
1996
Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery Kent, Ct. Tent of the Mesmer, Sept-Oct.
East End Gallery The Golden Age of Devonshire Semaphore: Royal Excavation Corps Signal Flag Manouevres 1934-36, September.
Monique Knowlton The Roodloft of the Drunken Beekeeper, April-May.
1995
East End Gallery Zelt der Biscuit Mench, July.
Hudson Walker Gallery Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Ma. Chapel dedicated to the Human Head, an installation of a work in progress, March.
Gallery Camino Real Collaborative Paintings, Dec-Jan 1994-95.
1994
Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery The Eskimo Paintings, Sept-Oct.
East End Gallery The Biscuit Triptychs, July.
1993
Forum Gallery New York. Bog Pastries and Bread Heads from the Archives of the Royal Excavation Corps, September.
East End Gallery Painted Heads, July.
Diana Burke New York. The Delusional Object: Banners and Artefacts from the Royal Excavation Corps, March-April.
1992
East End Gallery Flagman Artefacts, August.
1991
East End Gallery, July.
Owen Patrick Gallery Philadelphia, March-April.
Klein Art Gallery Woodstock, NY.
1980s
The Bergen County Museum of Arts and Sciences Paramus, NJ. A Pictish Bedchamber of the 9th Century, August 1989.
The New End Gallery London, England, August 1988.
The Royal Photographic Society Bath, England, June-July 1988.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2009
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany The Moon, Mar-Jul.
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, France, Miroirs d'Orients, may-aug.
2008
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno Nevada, Eco-Sophia, sept-nov.
Ministry of Culture, Monaco, Melting Ice, Hot Topic, Feb-Mar.
Field Museum, Chicago, IL, Melting Ice, Hot Topic, April-Sept.
2007
Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway, Melting Ice, Hot Topic, June- Sept.
Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels Belgium, Rare Essense, Sept- Oct.
Bozar Museum, Brussels, Belgium, Melting Ice, Hot Topic, Oct- Dec.
Smithonian Institution, Art from NASA's Collection, Dec.
2006
Carrie Haddad Gallery,Hudson NY The Twilight Zone, March.
Hudson Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Ma, Fellows 1994-95, May.
2005
Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan, Wi. Dreamscapes
Woodstock Center for Photography Woodstock, NY. Triennial
Lehman College Art Gallery New York City. The City: Contemporary Views of the Built Enviroment
2003
Arnot Museum of Art Elmira, NY. Re-presenting Representation VI, April-August.
Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, Ca. First Photographs: Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography, March-June
2001
Triple Candie New York. Rumors of War: A Contemporary Exhibition Inspired by the Art of Jacob Lawrence curated by Franklin Sirmans, Dec 01-Jan 02
Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn, NY. Digital: Printmaking Now, June-Sept.
Cape Cod Museum of Art Dennis, Ma. Small Works by Fellows of the Fine Arts Work Center 1985-2000, July-Sept
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Wilmington, DE. Photo-Synthesis: Recent Developments in Contemporary Photography, April-July
Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago, IL. Of Dreams and Dreamers: Art as a Vehicle of Escape., Sept-Oct
Gallery Camino Real Boca Raton, Fl. Photo-Synthesis: Recent Developments in Contemporary Photography, Jan-Feb
David Winton Bell Gallery Brown University, Providence, R.I. False Witness: Joan Fontcuberta Sputnik and Kahn/Selesnick Scotlandfuturebog, with a lecture by David Wilson, director of the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Jan-March.
2000
The Art Museum Florida International University, Miami. American Art Today: Fantasies & Curiousities, Sept-Nov
1999
Addison Gallery of American Art Phillips Academy, Andover, Ma. Referencing the Past: Six Contemporary Artists: Kahn/Selesnick, John O'Reilly, George Condo, David McGee, and Laurie Hogan, Sept-Jan 2000.
Camera Works San Francisco, Ca. Rattling the Frame, 1974-1999, Oct-Nov.
Photographic Resource Center Boston University. Dramatis Personae: A look at role-playing and narrative in contemporary photography, Feb-March 1999.
1998
National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC Faces of Time: 75 years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits, March-August.
Addison Gallery of American Art Andover, Ma. Expanded Visions: the Panoramic Photograph, Jan-April.
The Brush Art Gallery Lowell, Ma. SELF-AMUSED: The Contemporary Artist as Observer and Observed, Feb-March.
1997
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Lincoln, Ma. 10 Artists/10 Visions
Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson, NY. Provincetown in Hudson, Jan-Feb.
1995
Koplin Gallery Los Angeles, December.
Monique Knowlton Inaugural Group Show, Sept-Oct.
Drerup Gallery Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH. 1994-95 Visual Arts Fellows from the Fine Arts Work Center, Nov-Jan 1994-95.
1994
Boston Center for the Arts Boston. Fantasically Real, April-May.
Pepper Gallery Boston. Spirits Unveiled, Sept-Oct.
Robert Brown Gallery Washington DC. Giacometti and Others, Dec-Jan 1994
1993
Tribeca Gallery New York. Bergen Museum in New York, December.
1992
Maxwell Davidson Gallery New York. Sculpture: Colour and Motion, Oct.
Spazi Fine Arts Housatonic, Ma, October.
1991
Commune de Sirmione Lake Garda, Italy. Outdoor Installation. August.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown, Ma. Four Young Artists Here and New, May-June.
The Designer's Guild London, England.
Susan Cummins Gallery Mill Valley, Ca. The History of the Bird, Dec-Jan.
1980s
The Bergen County Museum of Arts and Sciences Paramus, NJ.
The Six - a show of Bergen County's top six fellowship winners, curated by Barbara Haskell, chief curator of the Whitney Museum of Art, 1988.
Detail New York. 1987-89.
Civilisation New York. 1985-87.
The Red Studio New York. Time, December 1984.
Bibliography
Natural World Museum, Art in Action: Nature, Creativity & our Creative Future. hardcover book 2007 contributing artist.
Robert Hirsh Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, 2007 book.
Jan DesLoover, Kahn and Selesnick, Fotomuseum Antwerp Magazine, fall 2007.
Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe, review Eisbergfreistadt, May 13, 2007
Sarah Coleman, Kahn and Selesnick Career Review in PDN (Photo District News), February 3, 2007.
The Apollo Prophecies, Aperture Press, monograph, Sept 2006.
Reproductions and text, The Apollo Prophecies C Magazine November 2005.
Photography Quarterly fall 2005.
Reproductions Sides Magazine pgs 1-2, September 2005.
Jessica Dawson Reflecting on a Cultural Divide The Washington Post Oct 6, 2005.
Jeffry Cudlin Space Evaders City Paper Washington DC Oct. 22 2005.
City of Salt, Monograph. Aperture Press, September 2005.
Review Los Angeles Times Jan, 2005.
Color Reproductions Findings Harper's Magazine pg. 100, July 2005.
Caroline Bagenal, Kahn/Selesnick: The Apollo Prophecies Art New England Oct 2004.
Profile and Interview VOOM! HDTV.
Cate McQuaid, A Lunar Extravaganza The Boston Globe page C16, May 28, 2004.
David Haycock The Extraordinary Findings of Kahn/Selesnick and the Royal Excavation Corps Wraparound cover and pages 26-35, spring 2004.
Photographs, Next Stop, Shangri-La: an Imaginary Photographic Assignment by Collaborative Artists Kahn and Selesnick for the Men's Fashion of the Times The New York Times Magazine pgs. 122-133, Sept. 21, 2003
Sarah Douglas Kahn/Selesnick at Yancey Richardson Gallery The Art Newspaper June 2003.
Profile and Interview Boston Arts WGBH TV and Art Close Up PBS TV, first aired May 14, 2003, national premiere July 6, 2003.
Vince Alletti, More, More, More: the best photography books of 2002 Village Voice Feb. 3, 2003.
Leah Ollman, Power of Illusion and Desire The Los Angeles Times Oct. 19, 2002.
The Stamp Project, Cabinet Magazine pgs 63-65. Fall 2002 issue.
Colour reproductions, Photography Past Forward: Aperture at 50 book, with an introduction by R.H.Cravens. Back cover, page 172. Aperture Press, 2002.
Scotlandfuturebog a monograph, introduction by Ben Marcus. Aperture Press, 2002.
Reproductions and text Provincetown Arts Magazine 2002 issue.
Cate McQuaid, Self Portraits of the Artist as a Man facing Mortality The Boston Globe April 19, 2002.
Miles Unger, Head Games Boston Magazine April 2002.
Rich McKown, Small works from the Fine Arts Work Center at the Cape Museum of Fine Arts Art New England Dec 2001.
Cate McQuaid, Putting Provincetown in a poignant new light The Boston Globe Aug. 4, 2001.
William Jaeger, Reassembled Visions Albany Times Union pg. 12, the Arts and Entertainment section, Jan. 28, 2001.
Linda L. Fenoff, Photographer's Lenses not bogged down by reality The Independent pg. 24, Jan. 26, 2001.
Bill Van Siclen, At the Bell Gallery, reality keeps slipping away The Providence Journal pg. 28, Feb 15-19, 2001.
Photographs, Lost Horizons: an Imaginary Photograph Assignment by Collaborative Artists Kahn and Selesnick for the Men's Fashion of the Times The New York Times Magazine pgs. 106-116, Sept. 24, 2000.
Colour reproductions, Readings Harper's Magazine pg. 38, April 2000.
Richard Nilsen, A Visionary Beauty The Arizona Republic March 23, 2000.
Roberta Smith, Kahn/Selesnick at Beitzel Gallery The New York Times March 10, 2000.
Miles Unger, Tales of Intrigue for a Museum of Unnatural History The New York Times Arts and Leisure pgs. 35 and 38, Feb. 6, 2000.
Eileen Kennedy, Art in Review: Kahn/Selesnick Arts Media pg. 11, Jan 2000.
Kate McQuaid, Funny Phantasm, Emotional Edges, & Realms of Beauty The Boston Globe Dec. 30, 1999.
Leah Ollman, A Provocative Trek into Pseudo-History Los Angeles Times pg. F28, Nov. 12,1999.
Daniel Pinchbeck, Boy's own adventure through Siberia The Art Newspaper pg. 72, November 1998.
Vince Aletti, Choices: Art Village Voice pg. 72. December 1, 1998.
Ken Johnson, Kahn and Selesnick at Monique Knowlton The New York Times pg. 32 November 27, 1998.
Christa Worthington, Mining the Relics of Journeys Past The New York Times pg. 45. November 22, 1998.
Fredrick S. Voss, Faces of Time: 75 years of Time Magazine cover Portraits pgs. 126-27 and cover. Little Brown 1998.
Matt Unger, Kahn and Selesnick at Pepper Art News pg. 163. July 1998.
Grace Consoli, Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick: Panoramic Photographs from the Siberian Expeditions of 1944-46 Arts Media pgs. 18-19. May 1998.
Kate McQuaid, Duo Makes Art by Faking History The Boston Globe pgs. C1, C4. May 9, 1998.
Lucy R. Lippard, Moments of Grace: Spirit in the American Landscape Aperture pgs. 61, 66-67. Winter 1998.
Grady Turner, Kahn / Selesnick at Monique Knowlton Art in America pg. 130. November 1997.
Kate McQuaid, Kahn and Selesnick at the East End Gallery The Boston Globe August 14, 1997.
Aletti, Choices: Art Village Voice pg. 12. April 15, 1997.
Joanne Silver, Visions Exhibit draws a perfect 10 The Boston Herald pgs. 14-15 June 20, 1997.
Selesnick and Kahn, Stranger in a Strange Land: a collaberative work by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick Arts Media pgs. 9-11. November 1996.
Souren Melikian, In Another Orbit International Herald Tribune pg. 6 Oct 5, 1996.
Colour reproductions Harper's Magazine June 1996.
Roberta Smith, Kahn and Selesnick at Monique Knowlton, The New York Times, pg. 55 May 17, 1996.
Front cover Ploughshares Winter 1995-96.
Vivian Raynor, In Kent, Differing Images and Books as Endangered Species The New York Times pg. 20 May 14, 1995.
Front cover and inner gatefold Time Magazine (Man of the Year Issue, Pope John Paul II) pgs. 48-50 Dec. 26, 1994.
Nancy Stapen, The Bold Meets the Soulful on Newbury St. The Boston Globe pg. 57 Sept. 29, 1994.
Ann Wilson-Lloyd, Selesnick and Kahn Collaberate a Clever Conceit Cape Cod Arts & Antiques Pgs. 18-21. August 1994.
K.C. Myers, Trust: the Collaberation of Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick Provincetown Arts pgs. 91-93. Summer 1993.
Robert Taylor, Outer Cape Art: Fresh Daily Catch The Boston Globe pg. 27 July 24, 1993.
Raymond Rigoglioso, A Profile of Two Artists: Bog Pastries and Painted Heads from the Royal Excavation Corps Provincetown Magazine pg. 16-17. July 15, 1993.
Ann Wilson-Lloyd, Gorillas in the Dunes: a Field Report from Provincetown Provincetown Arts pg. 42. Summer 1992.
Ann Wilson-Lloyd, Young Artists, Here & New Art New England pg. 57. May 1991.
Public and Private Collections
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Boston Public Library
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Ma.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Fogg Museum of Art, Boston
National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
Bergen County Museum of Arts and Sciences, Paramus NJ
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Washington Convention Center
Miller, Anderson, and Sherrard Corporate HQ, Philadelphia
International Finance Corporation
Wellington Management Corporation
Fidelity Corporation
World Bank Corporation
Estee Lauder Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Time Magazine
Aperture Magazine
The Prudential Corporation
Dow Jones Corporation
LaSalle Mortage Corporation
Buhl Collection
Jaques Kaplan
Anne Cox Chambers
Micheal Stipe
Gillian Anderson
Omar Vizquel
Dale Chihuly
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