Bio

b. Jackson, MS, 1953

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

Banff Centre School of Fine Art, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Spuren, Station kasseler fotoforum, Kassel, Germany

2015

Paper Wait, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Light Sensitive, Columbus College of Art and Design, OH

2014

Alison Rossiter: Revive, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

2013

Expiry, Les Recontres d’Arles Photographie, Arles, France

2012

Lost and Found, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2010

Reduction, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Latent, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009

Lament, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Canada

2008

Abstractions, Art45, Montreal, Canada

2004

Light Horses, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003

Dark Horse, Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY

1999

HOLE, Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY

1997

Principia, Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY

1994

My Nature, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1990

Horse Portraits, Art 45, Montreal, Canada

1987

Persuasive Objects, Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal, Canada

1986

Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1985

Beauty Aids, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1984

Narrative Objects, Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2018

Look Again: Collecting 45 Years of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

No Time, McEnvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, New York Public Library, New York, NY

Let There Be Light, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art, Tate Modern, London, UK

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

The Beauty of Lines: Masterpieces from the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Runes: Photography and Decipherment, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia

2017

Dark Room, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

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

2016

Abstract/Object, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Surface of Things, Houston Center of Photography, Houston, TX

About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Retro-spective: Analogue Photography in a Digital World, MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Chronologues, Museum London, Ontario, Canada

Sun on Paper, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany

This is a Photograph, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2015

Tales from a Dark Room, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Process and Abstraction, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH

2014

Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

Tales from a Dark Room, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

CHEM 101: The Science of Photography, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Shadows on the Wall: Cameraless Photography from 1851 to Today, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Punctum, Reflections on Photography, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

Phantoms in the Dirt, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

What is a Photograph?, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2013

Shared Vision. The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla.Collection of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum. Princeton, NJ

Manipulated, Gallery See, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

With a Trace: Photographs of Absence, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

Department of Light Recordings, Section IV – Lens Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

2012

Surface Tension, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

Materiality, HackelBury Fine Art, London

Photography and Ruin, New York Public Library, New York, NY

2010

A to B, MKG127, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2009

Ron Moppett, Fred Herzog, Alison Rossiter, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2008

The Calibration of Chance, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Bureau de Change, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Canada

The Death of Photography, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2005

Several Artists Consider Books, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Bibliotheca, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2004

Light Bound, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Book Keepers, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada

2001

White, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2000

Stacks, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Infinite Possibilities, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY

Recent Acquisitions, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1999

Artificial Nature, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Summer Reading: Photographer’s Fascination with Books, Yancey Richardson, New York, NY

Landmarks, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Bodies of Work: Series and Obsessions, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

Phenomena, The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA

1997

Depth of Field, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

1996

All You See, Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY

1995

Representatives, Centre for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

Longing and Belonging, From the Faraway Nearby, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

1992

Banff Souvenir, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1991

Messages Sent/Received, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1986

Rossiter, McEachern, Fairfield, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

1984

Canadian Contemporary Photography, National Film Board, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1983

Common Objects-Different Modes, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1982

New Canadian Photography, Canadian Centre of Photography and Film, Toronto, Canada

Grants & Awards

2018

Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1996

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1983

Photography B Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1981

Photography Short Term Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Selected Collections

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

International Center for Photography, New York, NY

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Québec, Canada

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

New York Public Library, New York, NY

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Wesleyan University, Davidson Art Center, Middletown, CT

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Selected Bibliography

2018

Smithson, Aline. "Alison Rossiter: The Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography." Lenscratch 7 December 2018

“Alison Rossiter Wins Shpilman Photography Prize.” Artforum 13 November 2018

Knoblauch, Loring, “Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works @New York Public Library.” Collector Daily 31 October 2018

Logan, Liz. “These Artists Are Changing the Nature of Landscape Photography.” Introspective 29 July, 2018

Ondrik, David. “Book Review: Expired Paper.” photo-eye 2 February 2018

2017

Rossiter, Alison. Expired Paper, Radius and Yossi Milo: September 2017 [book]

Torgoff, L-S. “The Opacity of the Medium: the Return of Photography as Trace.” Art Press September 2017

Jukić, Nina. “Works with Expired Photographic Paper.” Reset the Apparatus! May 2017

Anderson-Staley, Kelly. “The Photographer’s Lament: An Interview with Alison Rossiter.” Spot Spring 2017

2016

Rossiter, Alison. “The Darkroom.” Art in America October 2016

Batchen, Geoffrey. Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Prestel Publishing: New York 2016 [book]

Sonne auf Papier: Kunst / Experiment / Fotografie Städtische Galerie Nordhorn: Nordhorn 2016 [book]

Bloch, Judy, and Suzanne Stein, Ed. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 360°: Views on the Collection SFMOMA: San Francisco 2016 [book]

Chickey, David, Ed. One Radius Books: November 2016. [book]

Crow, Kelly. “SFMOMA Stakes Out Photography.” Wall Street Journal 28 April 2016

Latimer, Bronwen. “Artistry and chemistry: A new way to look at the old practices of photography.” Washington Post 28 March 2016.

"Alison Rossiter: Reduction." Guide to Unique Photography 48 (2016): 82-93.

2015

Dühren, Andreas van, Ed. TEXT: Issue 14 2016

Harren, Natilee. “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography.” Artforum. September 2015

Newman, Cheryl. “Secret traces: how expired photo paper caught the imagination of the art world.” The Telegraph 27 August 2015

Vellam, Nadia. “Vintage Photographs, Reinterpreted.” T Magazine 28 May 2015

Phillips, Christopher. “Experiments in Analog Photography.” The New Yorker 12 May 2015

Ollman, Leah. “’Light, Paper, Process’ an inventive subversion of photography,” Los Angeles Times 1 May 2015

Adamek, Pauline. “’Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography’ at the Getty – Los Angeles photo exhibition review.” Arts Beat LA 30 April 2015

Schoener, Allon. “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography at The Getty.” Cultural Weekly 30 April 2015

Wallis, Brian. “’Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography.’” ArtForum 2015

Riefe, Jordan. “Lights! Camera! Bodily Fluids! Photographers bend the rules.” The Guardian 17 April 2015

Schwendener, Martha. “Alison Rossiter: ‘Paper Wait.’” The New York Times 17 April 2015

Keats, Jonathon. “Darkroom, Redux? Chemistry Bests Megapixels at the Getty’s New Photography Show.” Forbes 14 April 2015

Schwendener, Martha. “Alison Rossiter: ‘Paper Wait.’” The New York Times 9 April 2015

Larkin, Daniel. “A Black-and-White Gallery Tour of Chelsea.” Hyperallergic 2 April 2015

Nazarevskaia, Kristina. “In her new show Alison Rossiter focuses on geometry.” galleryIntell 2 April 2015

Comstock, Lindsay. “The 10 Best New Photography Exhibits of Spring 2015.” American Photo 30 March 2015

Knoblauch, Loring. “Alison Rossiter, Paper Wait @ Yossi Milo.” Collector Daily 31 March 2015

“Alison Rossiter [review].” The New Yorker 24 March 2015

Gauss, Daniel. “Paper Wait by Alison Rossiter at Yossi Milo Gallery.” ArteFuse 5 March 2015

2014

Rocco, Vanessa. “What Is a Photograph?” caa.reviews 19 November 2014

Nunes, Andrew. “No Cameras Necessary: 8 Camera-Less Photographers You Need to Know.” The Creators Project 30 June 2014

Robertson, Rebecca. “A Developing Love Affair with Film.” ARTnews February 2014

Rexer. Lyle. “A New Exhibition Asks, What Is a Photograph Anyway?” Time LightBox. 1.30.14

Johnson, Ken. “Digital, Analog and Waterlogged: ‘What is a Photograph?’ Opens at the I.C.P.” New York Times 30 January 2014

2013

“Expiry: Alison Rossiter,” The Photographer’s Gallery, 25 July 2013

“Discovery Award, 2013: Alison Rossiter.” Le Journal de la Photographie 7 July 2013

2012

“Adaptive Reuse: Artists Alison Rossiter and Stuart Rome Open Their Studio to Toujours.” Toujours Magazine April 2012

Schwendener, Martha. “Closing Generation Gaps.” The New York Times 29 March 2012

2011

Enright, Robert. “The Darkroom Alchemy of Alison Rossiter [Interview].” Border Crossings. Issue No. 119, 2011.

Fry, Naomi. “Original Model T’s – Alison Rossiter.” The New York Times Style Magazine. 8 August 2011.

Tousley, Nancy. “Darkroom Legacy: Alison Rossiter brings heirloom papers to the new world of photography.” Canadian Art. Spring 2011.

2010

Wise, Lloyd. “Alison Rossiter [review].” Artforum. December 2010.

“Alison Rossiter [review].” The New Yorker. 18 October 2010.

Witkovsky, Matthew. “Another History.” Artforum. March 2010.

2009

“Findings Section.” Harper’s Magazine. December 2009.

Clintberg, Mark. “Recording the Passage of Time.” BlackFlash. Spring/Summer 2009.

Dault, Gary Michael. “What one artist just felt like doing one day.” Globe and Mail. 9 May 2009.

Milroy, Sarah. “Memories, beyond Kodak moment.” Globe and Mail. 19 May 2009.

2008

Bryant, Eric. “The Indecisive Image.” Artnews. March 2008.