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David Graham Biography
Tirelessly traveling the United States, Graham captures the colorful, sometimes surreal, and often bizarre, in the thoroughly American landscape.  Graham seeks out subjects which celebrate our singular freedom of expression in colorful roadside attractions and general oddities: toys and trompe l'oeil signs found in suburban settings, idiosyncratic sculptures like the California dentist and his mammoth Amazon warriors, and eccentric scenes such as the Dallas hamburger stand that features a life size statue of Lenin.  Chronicling the American scene with his unique sensibility and acknowledging popular forms of American photography: the snapshot, the family portrait and vacation pictures, Graham brings relevance to the creativity and dreams of the common man.


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SOLO EXHIBITIONS, selected
  • Wessel+O’Connor, Lambertville, NJ 2015
  • Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC 2015
  • Gallery 339, Phila, PA 2014
  • Shooters, Phila., PA 2009
  • Gallery 339, Phila, PA 2008
  • Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2008
  • Gallery 339, Phila, PA 2007
  • Philadelphia International Airport, Phila, PA 2005
  • Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago IL 2004
  • Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA 2004
  • The Print Center, Phila., PA 2003
  • Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC 2003
  • Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA 2002
  • Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC 2002
  • Paul Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA 2002
  • James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA 2001
  • Burden Gallery, NY, NY 2000
  • Institute for Contemporary Art, Phila, PA 1999-2000
  • Snyderman Gallery, Phila, PA 1999
  • Menschel Gallery, Syracuse University, NY 1998
  • Locks Gallery, Phila., PA 1994
  • Institute for Contemporary Art, Phila, PA 1991
  • Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY 1991, 1989, 1987
  • International Center of Photography, NY, NY 1987
  • Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA 1986
  • Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA 1986
  • Armstrong Gallery, NY, NY 1985
  • Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH 1985


GROUP EXHIBITIONS, selected
  • Tete a Tete, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA 2016
  • Kentucky Captured, Speed Art Museum, L’ville, KY 2016
  • Small Things Considered, Laurence Miller Gallery 2016
  • Alone Together, ASAP, Bar Harbor, ME 2015
  • Artificial Light, Philadelphia Museum of Art 2014
  • Seeing America, Palmer Library, Penn State 2014
  • Small Things Considered, Laurence Miller Gallery 2014
  • Past Imperfect Time, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2014
  • Phila Photographers 1975-85, Bannon, Bethlehem 2014
  • William Eggleston and his Circle, PDNB, Dallas, 2013
  • Man Made Color, Laurence Miller Gallery NY 2012
  • Flora & Fauna, Salt Gallery, Phila., PA 2011
  • The Unseen Eye, GEH, IMP, Rochester, NY 2011
  • Take 5, Salt Gallery, Phila., PA 2011
  • Flora & Fauna, Salt Gallery, Phila. PA 2011
  • Hidden Treasures, PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX 2010
  • Spectacle, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA 2009
  • Eyes on the Road, CWJ Museum, Bernardsville, NJ 2007
  • Pop Art, Wired Gallery, Bethlehem, PA 2007
  • Contemporary Photography, Woodmere Art Museum, 2006
  • Engulfed by Katrina, NYU, NYC 2006
  • Heartfelt, Florida State University 2005
  • Common Ground, Corcoran Museum of Art, 2004
  • Water, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NY,NY 2004
  • Wirklich Wahr, Ruhrland Museum, Essen, Germany 2004
  • Home Ricco/Maresca, NY, NY 2003
  • Maine ASAP, Northeast harbor, ME 2003
  • Elvis, Howard Greenburg Gallery, NY, NY 2002
  • Re/viewing Photography, Uarts, Phila., PA 2002
  • Bucks County Portraits, Doylestown, PA 2002
  • Pretty, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NY, NY 2001
  • Family, Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY 2001
  • Murals, Deutsche Bank, NY, NY 2001
  • Open Ends, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY 2000
  • Bienniel 2000, Delaware Art Museum,Wilmington, DE 2000
  • Wonderland, Noorderlicht Fotofest, Netherlands 1999
  • Four American Photographers, Athens, Greece 1998
  • BANG! The Gun as Image, Florida State Univ. 1997
  • Las Vegas, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA 1997
  • Howard Finster, Paradise Garden, Fay Gold Gallery,
    Atlanta, GA 1996
  • Home, Noorderlicht Fotofest, The Netherlands 1993
  • Our Town, Burden Gallery, NY, NY 1992
  • Pivot, Mostyn Art Gallery, Gwynedd, North Wales 1991
  • Nuclear Matters, SF Camerawork, SF, CA 1991
  • Landscapes, Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY 1990
  • Fire Sites, Museum of Contemporary Photography,
  • Chicago, IL 1989
  • Photographic Truth, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT 1988
  • Alteradiants, Austin College, Sherman, TX 1988

 

COLLECTIONS, selected
  • Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phila, PA
  • International Museum for Photography, Rochester, NY
  • International Center of Photography, NY, NY
  • Brooklyn Museum, NY, NY
  • Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France
  • Fotografie Forum, Cologne, Germany
  • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY
PUBLICATIONS, Books, selected
  • Past/Forward, Aperture, NY, NY 2003
  • Murals, Temple University Press, Phila., PA 2002
  • Wonderland, Noorderlicht Fotofest, Netherlands 1999
  • My House, My Paradise, Galfetti, Barcelona, Spain 1999
  • Moments of Grace, Thomas Bridges, Aperture, NY 1998
  • Hail! Babylon, Andrei Codrescu, St. Martins, NY 1998
  • Chairman Rolf Fehlbaum, Tibor Kalman, M&Co, NY 97
  • Paradise Garden, w/Mary Ellen Mark, Chronicle, SF 96
  • A Day in the Life of Hollywood, Collins, SF 1992
  • Modern Color Photography, Photokina, Germany 1986
SOLO BOOKS (see also BOOKS section)
  • Almost Paradise, David Graham, Pond Press, 2008
  • Declaring Independence, David Graham, Pond Press, 2004
  • The Christmas List, David Graham, Quirk Books. 2003
  • Alone Together, David Graham, Pond Press, 2002
  • Taking Liberties, David Graham, Pond Press 2001
  • Land of the Free, David Graham, Aperture, 1999
  • Ay, Cuba!, w/Andrei Codrescu, St. Martins Press, 1999
  • David Graham,Past & Present Tense, Lightwork, 1998
  • Road Scholar, w/Andrei Codrescu, Hyperion, 1993
  • Only in America, David Graham, Knopf, 1991
  • American Beauty, David Graham, Aperture 1987
PERIODICALS, selected
  • “Color”, Spring 2011
  • “Gastranomica” (cover) Fall 2009
  • “Harper’s” (cover), Moby Duck, January 2007
  • “Porter Gulch Review”(cover), Aptos, CA 2005
  • Harper Readings, ’06,’05,’03,’93,’89,’87,’86
  • "New York Times" Home. 2/13/03
  • "Aperture at 50", NY, NY Spring 2003
  • New York Times Magazine, Thinking, 8/20/00
  • Phila. Inquirer Magazine, Land of the Free, 11/14/99
  • The New Yorker, Flight, 6/14/99
  • ID Magazine, Las Vegas, Sept/October 1999
  • The Hungry Mind, Placentia Island, Spring 1999
  • Harper Magazine Readings, 1993, 1989, 1987, 1986, 2003
  • Frankfurter Allgemain Magazin American Beauty, 87
GRANTS
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1999, 1997 & 1987
  • English Speaking Union, Phila., PA 1990 & 1987
  • ASMP/Nikon Emerging Photographer Award, NY 1986
  • National Endowment for the Arts, Wash, D.C 1984
EDUCATION
  • Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art 1981
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Philadelphia College of Art 1976
  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 1970-1973

WORKSHOPS

  • “YoungArts”, Miami, FL 2013-2015
  • "Transforming the Landscape", Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC 2009
  • "The Cultural Landscape", International Center of Photography, New York, NY 2005
  • "The Color Landscape", International Center of Photography, New York, NY 1993
  • "The Color Landscape", International Center of Photography, New York, NY 1992
  • "Photographing the Landscape", Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC 1986
  • "Large Format Photography", Summervail Workshops, Minturn, CO 1984
  • "Color Photography", Summervail Workshops, Minturn, CO 1983

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1999-present
  • Professor of Photography in Media Arts
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY 1998-1999
  • Associate Professor
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 1994
  • Sabbatical replacement
  • School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 1991-1993
  • Graduate Program, Adjunct faculty
  • ICP/NYU Graduate Program, New York, NY 1988-1990
  • Adjunct faculty
  • Moore College of Art & Design, Phila., PA 1981-1990
  • Assistant Professor
  • Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ 1981
  • Sabbatical replacement

LECTURES

Many, many lectures in New York, California, Maine, Iowa, Ohio, Colorado etc. From the local library to the International Center of Photography, the George Eastman House and professional organizations such as the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Society for Photographic Education.

BOOK COVERS

  • Johnny Too Bad, John Dufresne, W.W.Norton 2005
  • Globalizing the Sacred,Vasquez and Marquardt, Rutgers 2003
  • The Ivory Coast, Charles Fleming, Picador, NY 2002
  • Sex and Real Estate, Marjorie Garber,Pantheon, NY 2000
  • Ralph Nader, Kevin Graham, Windom, Denver, CO 2000
  • Willenbrock, Christoph Hein, Picador, NY 2000
  • Hail! Babylon, Andrei Codrescu, St. Martins, NY 1998
  • The Bushwhacked Piano, T.McGuane, Vintage, NY 1994
  • Nothing but Blue Skies, T.McGuane, Vintage, NY 1994

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