Barbara Kasten

 

Born in Chicago IL, 1936

Lives and works in Chicago IL

 

Education

M.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA 1970

B.F.A. University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 1959

 

 

Solo exhibitions

 

2018

Parallels, Philara Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany

 

2017
Barbara Kasten: Parti Pris, Bortolami Gallery, New York NY

Barbara Kasten: Intervals, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Feature: Barbara Kasten, Kadel Wilborn, Art Basel, Switzerland

 

2016

I Want the Eyes to Open Josef Albers, Hannah Hoffmann Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Staging Architecture, Kadel Willborn Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

Barbara Kasten: Stages, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA;

travelled to: The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago IL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles CA

 

2015

Barbara Kasten: Stages, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA; travelled to: The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago IL

SET MOTION, Bortolami Gallery, New York NY

Extended Compositions, Kuünstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

IMAGINE REALITY. RAY 2015 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt / RheinMain, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany
Photo Lab, New Mexico Musuem of Art, Santa Fe NM

 

2014

Düsseldorf Photo Weekend, Kadel Willborn Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2013

Scenes from Places Beyond, Recent Works and Video Installation, Kadel Willborn Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2012

Behind the Curtain, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Fransisco CA

 

2011

A Matter of Perception, Kadel Willborn Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany

Barbara Kasten: Experimental Photography from the 1970’s, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica CA

Inelucatable, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago IL

Remix: Barbara Kasten w/ Lucky Dragons, Applied Art, Chicago IL

 

2010

Shadow = Light, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica CA

Abstracting… Light, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

 

2009

Through a Glass Darkly, SubCity Projects, Chicago IL

 

2007

Barbara Kasten: Constructs 1979-1983, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago IL

 

2006

Constructs, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York NY

 

2004

Abstractions and the Neo-Cubist Order: Photographs of Barbara Kasten, Tampa Gallery of Photographic Arts, Tampa FL

Shadow Traces, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica CA

 

2002

Barbara Kasten: Reflections of Egypt, Art Museum, Univeristy of Memphis TN

 

2001

Constructs: Works From 1979 to 1986, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica CA

 

2000

Barbara Kasten: Mythic Figures, Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas NV

 

1999

Barbara Kasten, John Weber Gallery, New York NY

Mythical Figures, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica CA

 

1997

Tanagra Goddesses, Temples & Amphoras, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica CA

Barbara Kasten and Robert Beckmann, Small Works Gallery, Las Vegas NV

 

1996

Buried: Goddesses, Temples & Amphoras, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica CA

Barbara Kasten: Through the lens… and back, Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose CA

Barbara Kasten: Goddesses, Temples & Relics, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York NY

Barbara Kasten: Buried, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University Ithaca

 

1995

Barbara Kasten 1992-1994, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Parchman Stremmel, San Antonio TX

 

1993

Barbara Kasten, Place Sazaby/Gallery RAM, Los Angeles CA

John Weber Gallery, New York NY

 

1992

d.p, Fong and Spratt Gllery, San Jose CA

John Weber Gallery, New York NY

Barbara Kasten: El Médol, Tinglado 2, Tarragona, Spain

 

1991

PARCO Exposure Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

The Pueblos Series, URBI et ORBI Galerie, Paris, France

Barbara Kasten: A Retrospective 1980-1990, Photo Forum, Pittsburgh PA

Barbara Kasten: Works from 1986-1990, Spirit Gallery, Santa Fe NM

 

1990

John Weber Gallery, New York NY

Cliff Dwellings, Ehlers-Caudill Gallery, Chicago IL

 

1989

Barbara Kasten: Architectural Sites, International Center of Photography, New York, NY; Travelled To: The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA

Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica CA

 

1988

Barbara Kasten: Architectural Sites, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta GA

 

1987

Fine Arts Gallery, Edward Crown Center, Loyola Univeristy of Chicago, Chicago IL

Separate Realities: The Photographs of Barbara Kasten, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI
Architectural Sites, John Weber Gallery, New York NY
Richard Green Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Barbara Kasten, KiMo Theater, Albuquerque NM

 

1986

Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Dallas TX
Barbara Kasten, Yurakucho Asahi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to: Keihan Gallery of Arts and Science, Osaka, Japan
John Weber Gallery, New York NY

 

1985

G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore MD
Recent Photographic Constructions, Vision Gallery, Boston MA
Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
Barbara Kasten Constructs, Port Washington Library, Port Washington NY
Barbara Kasten, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Exact Seeing, Capp Street Project, San Francisco CA
Toward an Interconnectedness of All Things, Wright State University, Dayton, OH [travelled to: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA]

 

1984

Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

Barbara Kasten, John Weber Gallery New York NY
Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica CA

 

1983

Barbara Kasten, Carol Taylor Art, Dallas TX
Barbara Kasten: New Work in Cibachrome and Polaroid, Bernie’s Restaurant, Los Angeles CA

 

1982

Centric 2: Barbara Kasten, installation/ photographs, The Art Museum and Galleries, California State University, Long Beach CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
Barbara Kasten: Photographs, John Weber Gallery, New York NY
Barbara Kasten: Contemporary Photographs, Herbet F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

 

1981

Barbara Kasten: Constructions, Polaroid Photographs, International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester NY

 

1978

Barbara Kasten: Non-Camera Blueprints, The Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis CA

 

1977

Barbara Kasten Painting, Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco CA

 

1976

Barbara Kasten: Photographic Drawings, Jack Glenn Gallery, Newport Beach, CA The Phoenix Gallery, San Francisco CA
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY

 

1974

Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale CA

 

1973

Barbara Kasten: Seated Forms, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, California College of Arts and Culture, Oakland, CA

 

1972

Fiber Sculpture, Galeria Rzezby, Warsaw, Poland

 

1971

Fiber Sculpture, Anneberg Gallery, San Francisco CA

 

 

 

Two-Person Exhibitions

 

2017
Generations: Jessica Stockholder / Barbara Kasten, curated by Douglas Fogle and Nicola Lees, MiArt, Milan, Italy

2013

Barbara Kasten & Sara Barker, Mary Mary, Glasgow, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, England

 

2012

Barbara Kasten and Justin Beal: Constructs, Abrasions, Melon and Cucumbers, Bortolami Gallery, New York NY
Tektonika: Barbara Kasten & Magicgruppe Kulturobjekt, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

 

2011

Constructions, Barbara Kasten and Alexandra Leykauf - Carl Freedman Gallery, London, England

 

1986

Barbara Kasten/Gwenn Thomas, Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond VA

 

1984

Barbara Kasten/Timothy Lamb, Film-in-the-Cities Gallery, St. Paul MN

 

1982

Stanley Bowman/Barbara Kasten, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA

 

1974

Barbara Kasten and Leland Rice, Ross-Freeman Gallery, Northridge CA

 

1973

Fiber Sculpture by Barbara Kasten and Image Banners by Maggie Brosnan, Financial Plaza of the Pacific, Honolulu HI

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2018
Making New Time, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates
Summer Group Show: Gallery Artists & Collection, Each Modern, Taipei City, Taiwan

Shape of Light: Photography and Abstract Art, Tate Modern, London, England

Kinship, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco CA

The Polaroid Project, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection, Santa Barbara CA

 

2017

Polaroids: The Disappearing, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York NY

L’Été plus vaste que l’Empire..., Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Enter Stage Left: the craft of theatre in art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland

Foto Kinetik, Museum der Moderne Mönschberg, Salzburg, Austria

Labour and Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

Light Play: Experiments in Photgraphy 1970 to the Present, Study Center for Photographs and Works on Paper, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

The Polaroid Project, Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth TX; WestLicht Museum for Photography, Vienna, Austria

Extended Compositions, Kunstquarter Bethanian, Radialsystem V, St. Johannes Evangelist Church, Berlin, Germany; Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt Biel/ Bienne, Switzerland in co-operation with University of Arts, Bern Switzerland

 

2016

An Image, Art Center / South Florida, Florida FL

Montage, Off Vendome, New York NY
Rotation 2015, California Museum of Photography Sweeney Art Gallery, Culver Center of the Arts, University of California, Riverside CA

Less is a Bore. Reflections on Memphis, KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany
On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago IL
Abstract Object, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Staged: Spectacle and Role Playing in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany

Level 2: In the Studio, TATE Modern, London, England

Gist & Gesture, Kavi Gupta, Chicago IL
Every Day I Make My Way, Minerva, Sydney, Australia
Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Tales of Ratiocination, Campoli Presti, London, England
MoCP at 40, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Chicago and Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago IL
Vitreous Humour, Kansas Gallery, New York NY

 

2015

The Architectural Impulse, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York NY
Camera of Wonders, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico

Celebrating Photography at the National Gallery of Art: Recent Gifts, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA
The Architectural Impulse, curated by Warren James, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York NY

Extended Compositions, Kunstquarter Bethanian, Radialsystem V, St. Johannes Evangelist Church, Berlin, Germany
Imagine Reality -- RAY 2015 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt / RheinMain, Museum for Modern Art, and Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt, Germany
Part Picture, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
Colors of the Southwest, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe NM
Women and Abstraction, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park FL

 

2014

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio, Museum of Modern Art NY

1980’s Style: Image and Design in The Dorsky Museum, Sara Bedrick Gallery, The Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz NY
Photo Lab, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe NM
The Material Image, curated by Debra Singer, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York NY

The Will to Architecture, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX
The Invented Image: Photographs from the Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL
Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL
The Invented Image: Photographs from the Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

Photo Lab, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe NM

 

2013

The 5th Dimension, Ricou Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Abron Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York NY; [traveled to: Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington DC]
Think First, Shoot Later, Photography from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL
Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities Department of Light Recordings, Section IV: Lens Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Prague Biennial 2013, Prague, Czech Republic
Black Rabbit, White Hole, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles CA

The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY; [travelled to: Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston IL]
A Democracy of Images: Photographs From the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

The Stand In (Or a Glass of Milk), Phase 1: An Unbiased Teal, Public Fiction, Los Angeles CA

Colors! American Photography Transformed, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth TX
Histories/Photographies, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago IL

See the Light – Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
The Pommery Experience #11, An Odyssey: 30 Years of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

 

2012

Construct, Mary Mary, Glasgow, England
Towards a Warm Math, On Stellar Rays Gallery, New York NY
Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln MA
Lost Lines, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

 

2011

Channel to the New Image, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York NY
Untitled Document, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago IL
From Polaroid to (IM)POSSIBLE, Masterpieces of Instant Photography, The WestLicht Collection, Vienna, Austria
Distilled Moments, Santa Barbara Museum of Art CA

 

2010

NADA, Miami Basel Art Fair, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago IL
Just A Matter of Time, Kadel Willborn Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany
Immaterial, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa TX
Let There Be Geo, A & D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL
Terminus Ante Quem, Shane Huffmman, Barbara Kasten, Anthony Pearson, Erin Shirref, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago IL
In a Paperweight, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago IL
Group Show, Monique Meloche, Chicago IL
LISTE, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
James Fuentes LLC, New York NY
Starburst: The History of Color Photography in the 1970’s, The Cincinnati Museum of Art, OH, [travelled to: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton NJ]
Karl Haendel & Walead Beshty, Sheree Hovsepian, and Barbara Kasten, Monique Meloche, Chicago IL

 

2009

Contemporary Abstractions, Yancey Richardson Gallery NY
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York NY
Constructivismes, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium [travelled to: Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York NY]
The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, Aperture Gallery, New York NY; [travelled to: The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park FL; Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland OR; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland OR; Clay Center for the Arts, Charleston WV; Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge LA]
Polaroid: Exp 09.10.09, Atlas Gallery, London, England
Picturing the Studio, School of the Art Institute Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL

 

2008

Re-Considering Color, Postmodern Classical II, The City College, CUNY, New York NY

Contemporary Abstractions, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York NY

 

2007

Laguna’s Hidden Treasures: Art from Private Collections, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA

 

2006

Polaroid Collection, Alinari National Museum of Photography, Florence, Italy

 

2005

Conceptual Photography from the Collection, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA

 

2004

In the Center of Things: A Tribute to Harold Jones, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ

 

2002

Go On Being, Our Blue Star, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Japan
Through the Looking Glass, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago IL
American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection, Photographic Resource Center and the Boston University Art Gallery, Boston MA

 

2001

Zeros and ones: Digital Photography, Moser Performing Arts Center Gallery, College of St. Francis, River Forest, Joliet IL
Photograms from the 20th Century, Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM City 2000: Chicago in the Year 2000, Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL

 

2000

American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection, Tokyo Metro Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Architectural Constructs in Contemporary Photography, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY Exhibition Highlights, 1995-2000, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York NY

First Works, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL
Thomas Joshua Cooper, Anna Fox, Barbara Kasten, Seydou Keita, Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, Museum of Contemporay Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

Cameraless Wonders, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

 

1999

Contemporary Classicism, Neuberger Museum, Purchase NY
Marjorie & Leonard Vernon Collection, Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara CA
Ancient History, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York NY
An Eclectic Focus: Photographs from the Vernon Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA
Innovation/Imagination: 50 Years of Polaroid Photography, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco CA

 

1998

Masterpieces of Photography from the Merrill Lynch Collection, James A. Michener Art Museum, Bucks County PA
4 P: platinum, pixilated, pinhole, polaroid, Caldwell University, Caldwell NJ
Photograph’s Multiple Roles, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

 

1997

Connexions and Disconnexions: Filiaci, Kasten, Thomas & Tanger, Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy
Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Avon Collection, International Center of Photography, New York NY
New Realities: Hand-Colored Photographs 1839 to the Present, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie WY; [travelled to: Boise Art Museum ID; James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown PA; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln MA; Yellowstone Art Center, Billings MT]
Masterpieces of Photography from the Merrill Lynch Collection, James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown PA

 

1996

Image de la mere, Le Forum des Halles, Paris, France
This is A Set-Up: Fab Photo Fiction, Bowling Green State University, Fine Art Center Galleries, Bowling Green OH
The Painted Photograph, University of Wyoming, WY; DeCordova Museum MA

 

1995

Bit by bit, postphotographic imaging, Hunter College, New York NY
Targeting Images, Objects + Ideas, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago IL

 

1994

Experimental Vision: The Evolution of the Photogram Since 1919, Denver Art Museum, Denver CO

The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection: Tradition and the Unpredictable, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX
Seurat Grows Up, Maine Coast Artist, Rockport ME

Portrait of My Mother, French Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland [travelled to: French Institute, London, England]
Defining Color, TZ Art & Co., New York NY
Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age, The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology NY; [travelled to: Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston TX; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO; Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill NC]

Stilled Pictures-Still Life, University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI
Tradition and the Unpredictable: The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX

 

1993

American Made: The New Still Life, Isetan Museum, Tokyo, Japan [travelled to: Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan; Royal College of Art, London, England]

 

1992

20th Century Photography, Boca Raton Museum of Art FL
Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960-1980, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; [travelled to: DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln MA; The Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco CA; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts AL; Tampa Museum of Art FL; Des Moines Art Center IA
Set and Setting, Berland/Hall Gallery, New York NY
California, The Cultural Edge, Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles CA
New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

San Jose Art in Public Places Program, Hilton Hotel and Tower, San Jose CA
Set and Setting, Berland Hall Gallery, New York NY

 

1991

Site Work: Architecture in Photography Since Early Modernism, The Photographers' Gallery, London, England
To Collect the Art of Women, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe NM
Focus on Photography 1980-1990, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, Lynchburg VA

20th Anniversary Exhibition, John Weber Gallery, New York NY

 

1990

Constructed Spaces, Photographic Resource Center, Boston Architectural Center, Boston MA

Das Konstruierte Bild, Kunstverein Munchen; Kunsthalle Nurnberg; Forum Bottchectruse, Bremen; Badischer Kunstverein; Germany
John Weber Gallery, New York NY

 

1989

The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980's, National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.; [travelled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN]
Abstraction in Photography, Zabriskie Gallery NY

Photographs from Private Twin Cities Collections, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis MN

Art of the ’80s from the Collection of Chemical Bank, Montclair Art Museum NJ
The Modest Still Life – Photographed, Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis; travelled to: Gallery of Art, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia MO

Decisive Monuments, Ehlers Caudill Gallery Limited, Chicago IL
Six Ideas in Photography: A Celebration of Photography’s Sesquicentennial Drawn from the Collection of Frederick P. Currier, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI
Benefit for the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY Constructed Realities: The Art of Staged Photography, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany; [travelled to: Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany]
Beyond Photography, Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
Decade by Decade: Twentieth-Century American Photography from the collection of the Center for Creative Photography
, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tuscon,AZ
Artists of the ’80s: Selected Works from the Maslow Collection, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre PA

 

1988

Fabrications: Staged, Altered, and Appropriated Photographs, International Center of Photography, New York NY
M. Anwal Kamal Collection of Art, Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville FL
Selections 4, Photokina ’88, Polaroid Gallery, Cologne, Germany

The Art of Persuasion: A History of Advertising Photography, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester NY; [travelled to: International Center of Photography, New York, NY]
Lorrin and Deane Wong Collection, Ettinger & Reynolds Galleries, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach CA

8 Visions: Works by 8 Contemporary American Women, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Icons & Explorations: The Goldstrom Family Collection, Figge Art Museum, Davenport IA
John Weber Gallery, New York NY

 

1987

Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA; [travelled to: Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, FL]
Through the Lens: Forty Years of Photography, Fresno Arts Center and Musuem CA
A Visible Order: Recent Photographic Still Lifes, Gallery 400, College of Architecture Art, and Urban Planning, The University of Illinois at Chicago IL; [travelled to: Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles CA]

The Composed Exposure, Jeffrey Linden Gallery, West Hollywood CA
ART AGAINST AIDS, benefit for The American Foundation for AIDS Reserarch, John Weber Gallery, New York NY
The Spiral of Artificiality, Hallwalls, Buffalo NY
28 Great Photographers of the World in Tokyo, Escape Printemps, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Fabrications: Staged, Altered, and Appropriated Photographs, International Center of Photography, New York NY; [travelled to: Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge MA]
Light, Olympia & York, Park Avenue Atrium, New York NY
Selections from the John Weber Gallery, New York, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta GA
The Composed Exposure, Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Hollywood CA

 

1986

Art and Advertising: Commercial Photography by Artists, International Center of Photography, New York NY
Artists in Mid-Career, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Franicsco CA
Photographic Fictions, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, Stamford, CT CrossCurrents II, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Poetics of Space: Contemporary Photographic Works, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe NM

A Southern California Collection, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Context as Content, The Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock NY
Out of the Darkroom, Art of the Darkroom, Euphrat Gallery, De Anza, Cupertino CA

The Back Room, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Vital Space, Mokotoff Gallery, New York NY
A Visible Order, Lieberman & Saul Gallery, New York NY

 

1985

Images of Excellence, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester NY
Paris-New York-Tokyo, Tsukuba Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan; [travelled to: Miyagi Museum of Modern Art, Sendai, Japan]

Extending the Perimeters of 20th Century Photography, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco CA
PHOTOGRAMS, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI
Illuminating Color: Four Approaches in Contemporary Painting and Photography, Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York NY; in collaboration with the Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Beautiful Photographs: Work by Twenty-Two Photographs, One Penn Plaza, New York NY

Messages from 1985, Light Gallery, New York NY

 

1984

Photography in California: 1945-1980, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; [travelled to: Akron Art Museum OH; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Los Angeles, CA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca NY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA; Museum Folkwang, Essen, West Germany; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA]

Contemporary Constructs: 20 Los Angeles Photographers, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies/Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles CA; [travelled to: Canon Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands]
101 Photographs: Selections from the Arthur and Yolanda Steinman Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art CA

Selections 2, Photokina 1984, Cologne, Germany

 

1983

Big Pictures By Contemporary Photographers, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Photographers Invite Photographers, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago IL
Habitats, The Clocktower, New York NY
In Color: Ten California Photographers, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA Three-Dimensional Photographs, Castelli Graphics, New York NY

Photography: The Constructed Image, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New York NY

The Alternative Image II: Photography on Nonconventional Supports, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI
The Big Picture: 20 x 24 in. Polaroids, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA; [travelled to Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Akron Museum of Art OH]

 

1982

Color as Form: History of Color Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; [travelled to: International
Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY]
Studio Work: Photographs by Ten Los Angeles Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

Poland USA Exchange, ARC Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
20 x 24 Polaroid, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC
California Photography, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
New New York, University of Fine Arts Galleries, School of Visual Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL; [travelled to: Metropolitan Museum and Art Centers, Coral Gables FL]

Still Life, Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge MA
6 American Photographers, Friends of Photography, Photokina 1982, Cologne, Germany Selections 1, Photokina 1982, Cologne, Germany

An Artistic Conversation, 1931-1982: Poland-USA, ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; [travelled to: Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; Museum of Modern Art, Lodz, Poland]

 

1981

Still Life: Photographs from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
Verbatim: Light Dialogues, Grossmont College Art Gallery, El Cajon CA
Altered Images, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tuscon AZ

Media Relief, John Weber Gallery, New York NY
Form As Content, Visual Studies Workshop Galleries, Rochester, NY Fabricated to be Photographed, Wright State University, Dayton OH

 

1980

Reasoned Spaces, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
Color Photographs: Fernandez, Fulton, Kasten, Rome, Robert Freidus Gallery, New York NY

Situational Imagery, Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine CA
NEA Purchase Award Artists, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Alternative Visions, The Santa Fe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe NM
Photographic Scale, Sonoma State University, Sonoma CA

Photography’s Response to Constructivism, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
Contemporary Photographs, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

 

1979

Attitudes: Photography in the 1970's, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA
The Altered Photographs, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, PS 1, Long Island City NY

The New Season: Nine Contemporary Photographers, Witkin Gallery, New York NY
L.A. Drawing, Teaching Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Southern California Invitational 1979, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA
The New Season: Nine Contemporary Photographers, Witkin Gallery, New York NY
Prints: New Points of View, Western Association of Art Museums and the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA
Uniquely Photographic, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu HI

 

1978

Interchange, Fine Arts Gallery, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles CA

Wall to Wall, Center for Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

 

1977

Callis, Kasten, Zimmerman, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA
A Point of View: Recent Works by Four Los Angeles Artists, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
A Women’s Exhibition, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA
American Art Movements, 1875–1975, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Photogram, Center for Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

 

1976

New Acquisitions, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM

 

1975

The Gallery as Studio, Florence Rand Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont CA

 

1974

Heavy-Light: Women’s Photographic Exhibit, Pasadena City College Gallery CA

 

1973

Super Cream: An Invitational Women’s Photographic Exhibit, Mackenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton CA
Fiber Works: An Exhibition of Works by Twenty Fiber Artists, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont CA

 

1971

Photo Media, Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Crafts Council, New York NY

Photo Image in Printmaking, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Photography Invitational 1971, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK [travelled to: The Memphis Academy of Arts, Memphis TN]

San Francisco Art Institute Centennial Exhibition, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco CA
Dimension of Fiber, California College of Arts and Crafts Gallery, Oakland CA
Edition ’71, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center CA

Fetish Show, Edward Sherbeyn Gallery, Chicago IL
Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts 1971, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA

Object Makers 1971, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT

 

1970

California Photographers 1970, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis CA; [travelled to: Oakland Museum, Great Hall, Oakland CA; Pasadena Art Museum CA]
Concord 7th Art Annual, Concord CA
Media ’70, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center CA

National Decorative Arts Invitational, Wichita KS

Southwest ’70, Los Angeles CA

 

1969

Reflections Gallery, Oakland CA

 

 

Special Projects

 

1999

Mein Dualis, 20x24” Polaroid member- ship print, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

 

1997

Printed Moments, marketing promotion, LEXMARK International
Temple VIII, membership print, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL
The Splendor of Tenochtitlan, photo- graph, LIFE Magazine, Special Issue: The Millennium (Fall 1997)

 

1995

El Medol as an Iris Print, MUSE-X Editions, Los Angeles, CA

 

1994

Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age, Aperture portfolio Tarentella, Photography Consultant, ITVS feature film directed by Helen De Michiel (1995 Release)

 

1993

The Visit, Art Director and Lighting Designer, Women of the Calabash Music Video, Conduit Communications, Atlanta, GA
Absolut Images portfolio, Photographers + Friends United Against Aids, American Photo (May/ June 1993)

 

1992

San Jose, mural, Art Program Commission, Hilton Hotel and Towers and The City of San Jose, CA

House Without Walls, portfolio for New York City Relief, The Buhl Family Foundation, New York, NY

 

1991

High Heels and Ground Glass, video, 29 minutes, produced by Deborah Irmas and Barbara Kasten, June 29th Productions

 

1989

Juxtaposition: Pollock-Krasner Triptych, Pollock Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY, edition of 50

 

1988

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Annual Report, New York

 

1985

“Esquire Collection,” Esquire 104 no. 3 (September 1985): 47–119

 

1981 
National Endowment of the Arts Grant; Project Director, Videotape Documentary,
"High Heels and Ground Glass" Coast Community College District


1977 
National Endowment of the Arts, Photography Fellowship


1971
Fulbright Hays Fellowship PL

 

 

Public Collections

 

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth TX

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery, Mito, Japan
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham AL
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe NM
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge MA
Helen Forsman Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence KS
High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA
The Huntington, San Marino CA
International Center of Photography, New York NY
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
Madison Art Center, Madison WI
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe NM
Museum of Modern Art, Lodz, Poland
Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA
Onassis Foundation USA, New York NY
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
The Tampa Museum, Tampa FL
Tate Modern, London, England
West Licht Museum, Vienna, Austria
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

 

 

Awards and Residencies

 

2009-2012
Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago IL


2006-8 
Distinguished Artist, Columbia College Chicago IL


2005 
Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago IL


1998
Graduate International Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago IL


1996 
Artist in Residence, EKLISIA, Gumusluk TR


1995 
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Cornell Council for the Arts NY

Visiting Artist Residency US

USIA Arts America Cultural Specialist, (in Lithuania, Estonia, LT)
Artist in Residence, EKLISIA, Gumusluk TR


1991 
Apple Digital Photography Grant
Artist in Residence, Musee de Pont Aven, Pont Aven FR


1985 
Capp Street Project Residency, San Francisco CA


1982
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, US
Polaroid Collection Program (1982 - present)