BIOGRAPHY

SUSAN WIDES

Susan's photographs convey the experience not merely of being in a place, but of connecting to that place on many levels of consciousness. She creates a unique visualization of a site using a language of the lens both with her approach to the subjects of her investigations and the methods of selective focus she has innovated and evolved since the 1980's. 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: 

2013

Kim Foster Gallery, New York All the Worlds

2011

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York Hudson: Mannahatta to Kaaterskill

2010

Kim Foster Gallery, New York Art & Entertainment

2007

Kim Foster Gallery, New York Mannahatta

2006

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY Hudson River Landscape

2005

Kim Foster Gallery, New York Kaaterskill

2003

Kim Foster Gallery, New York Arachnoid

2001

Kim Foster Gallery, New York Fresh Kills

2000

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Name of the Rose

1999

Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA

1998

Kim Foster Gallery, New York Mobile Views

1996

Kim Foster Gallery, New York Signs, flowers and other memories

 

John Jay College Gallery, New York You’ll Be History

1993

Metropolitan Transit Authority Arts for Transit Exhibition, New York The Name of the Rose.

 

Bowling Green & Yankee Stadium Subway Stations (through 1995)

1991

Art in General, New York Past & Present

1990

Urbi et Orbi Galerie, Paris, France World of Wax

 

PS 122, New York Femme Fatality

 

The Hudson River Museum, Westchester, NY Emerald City & Strange Love

 

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

1984       

Hidden Noise, New York, NY

 

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

2013

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY Recent Acquisitions

 

Scenic Hudson 50 Anniversary Exhibit, Of Time and Place curated by Kate Menconeri, Hudson Opera House, Grand Central Station and other locations along the Hudson

2012

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY New York in Color

 

Westport Art Center, Westport, CT Toy Stories curated by Helen During & Dominick Lombardi

 

Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York Urban/ Suburban

 

Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School, CT Fabricated curated by Melissa Stafford

 

Prographica, Seattle, WA Landscape: Urban and Rural curated by Norman Lundin

2011

Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY Constant Gardeners: Susan Wides and Jim Holl

 

Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY Monkey Spoon curated byDominick Lombardi

 

Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY Cowgirls of the Hudson curated by Richard Timperio

2010

Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, NY Coming of Spring

 

Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY PQ:IOO

 

Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Houston, TX Re-Imagining Place

2009

Philoctetes Center, New York, NY Hive/Web/Mind curated by Hallie Cohen

 

Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY Upstate

 

Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, NY Seeing the Hudson

2008       

Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY, Triennial 2008

2007

Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz NY Defining Art: New Acquisitions

2006

Cornell Fine Art Museum, Rollins College, FL Revising Arcadia: The Landscape in Contemporary Art curated by Luanne McKinnon

 

Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY Terrain

 

Kleinert James Art Center, Woodstock, NY Unexpected Catskills curated by Portia Munson

Center For Photography, Woodstock, NY

2005

New Jersey Center For The Visual Arts, NJ Among the Trees curated by Kimberly Marrero

2003

Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2002

Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs worldwide traveling exhibition

 

New Gallery, University of Miami, FL Land

 

Center For Photography, Woodstock, NY     

2001

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY Fresh Kills: To the Closure

 

Municipal Arts Society, New York, NY Fresh Kills: To the Closure

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD Snapshot

2000

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT,After Eden: Garden

 

Varieties in Contemporary Art. Artists: Beuys, Campus, Goldsworthy, Graham, Holzer, Marshall, Wides, et al.

 

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ Recent Acquisitions

 

The Museum of the City of New York, NY New York Now Artists: Epstein, Lutter, Morrell, Moore, Wides et al

 

Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

 

Karen McCready Gallery, New York, NY My Girlfriend Iris

 

Herbert Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Syracuse, NY One man's eye: photographs from the Alan Siegel collection

1999

Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY Souvenirs: Collecting, Memory and Visual Culture

 

Wessel O'Connor Gallery, NY Women curated by Vince Aletti

 

Pingree Gallery, East Hampton, NY Landscape: Three Views

 

Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY Psychological Realism

1998

Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT Beyond the Label

 

Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman, Washington D.C.

1997       

The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, Museum Studiescurated by Ellen Fleurov Artists: Sugimoto, Wides, Wilson, et al.

1995

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

1994

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, Apples & Oranges: Contemporary Artists and the Emerson / Rejlander Debate curated by Ellen Handy

 

Carl D'Aquino Gallery, New York, NY

1993

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, New Jersey, Recent Acquisitions:Contemporary Photography curated by Peter Bunnell. Artists: Barney, Heineken, Parr, Simpson, Wides, et al.

 

Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY. Foreign Ferns: Botanical Studies from Talbot to the Present.Traveled to Hiram Butler Gallery, TX

 

SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA Paradise Lost­

 

Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, Contacts/ Proofs curated by Gary Sangster

 

Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, New York, NY

1992

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA curated by Maurice Tuchman

 

The Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY The Surrogate Figure: Intercepted Identities in Contemporary Photography. Artists: Barrette, Bieber, Ellis, Ross, Simmons, Wides. Traveled to the Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY and the Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, OR, curated by Julia Ballerini

 

The New York Public Library, New York, NY, Selections from the Collection

 

Deson Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL, Artforms

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

1991       

Pierre Bernard Gallery, Nice, France. Sphinx: Bill Henson, Thomas Ruff, Susan Wides

 

Coup de Grace Gallery, New York, NY

 

Herron Gallery, Indianapolis Center Contemporary Art, Indiana

1990

Soho Center of Visual Arts, New York, NY Made in Photography

 

Trenkmann Gallery, New York, NY

1989       

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY Recent Acquisitions curated by Barbara Millstein

 

Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ Fictive Strategies: Actuality and Originality in Contemporary Art. Artists: Casebere, Lawler, Levinthal, Samaras, Sherman, Simmons, Wides, et al.

1988

The Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, NY Suitable for Display: Museum, Spectacle, History. Artists: Faust, Ladda, Neumaier, Ross, Wides

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: 

La Bibliotheque Nationale de France

The Brooklyn Museum    

Center for Creative Photography

Center for Photography

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College

Hudson River Museum

Indiana University Museum

International Center for Photography

JP Morgan Chase

Kenyon College

Museum of the City of New York

New York Public Library

Norton Museum of Art

New School for Social Research

Norton Museum of Art

The Art Museum, Princeton University          

Samuel Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, NY

 

 BOOKS, CATALOGUES, AND ESSAYS:

2011

New York in Color. Published by Abrams. Shamis, Robert

 

Susan Wides: Hudson Valley: Manahatta to Kaaterskill, Published by the Hudson River

Museum. Bland, Bartholomew; Panetta, Roger

 

Horizontal New York. Published by Rizzoli. Kennedy, Marla Hamburg

2010

Lives of the Hudson, Published by Prestel. Lewis, Tom; Berry, Ian

 

FotoFest 2010 Biennial Contemporary U.S. Photography. Co-published by Schilt Publishing,Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Catalogue for the exhibition.

2006

Focus, Contrast, History: Susan Wides and the Cultural Landscape. Catalogue for the exhibition at The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. Wolf, Reva

 

Among the Trees. Catalogue for the exhibition at The New Jersey Center for Visual Arts.Marrero, Kimberly

 

Revising Arcadia: The Landscape in Contemporary Art. Catalogue for the exhibition at The Cornell Museum. McKinnon, E. Luanne

2005

Alive and Looking. Catalogue for the ‘Kaaterskill’ show at Kim Foster Gallery. Rexer, Lyle

2002

Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs. Published by Scalo. George, Alice Rose; Peress, Gilles; Shuland, Michael; Traub, Charles

2000

One Man’s Eye, Photographs from Alan Siegel Collection. Harry N. Abrams 2000.  Sobieszek, Robert; Siegel, Alan.

 

The Perception of Perception.  Catalogue for exhibition at Kim Foster Gallery.  Handy, Ellen.

1998

Paradise Lost, The Garden in Art. Catalogue for exhibition at Middlebury College Museum of Art.  Heartney, Eleanor

 

Mobile Views at Kim Foster Gallery.  Catalogue for exhibition.  Frank, Madelyn

1996

Signs flower and other memories. Catalogue for exhibition at Kim Foster Gallery. Ballerini, Julia

1993

Foreign Ferns.  Essay for gallery exhibition at Julie Saul Gallery.  Fineman, Mia

1992

The Surrogate Figure.  Catalogue for traveling exhibition originating at The Center for Photography at Woodstock.  Ballerini, Julia

1990

World of Wax. Catalogue for exhibition at Urbi et Orbi Galerie. Dusein, Gilles

1989

Fictive Strategies. Catalogue for exhibition at Squibb Gallery.  Rauch, Joseph

1988

Suitable for Display: Museum, Spectacle, History. Catalogue for exhibition at The Burden Gallery. Samore, Sam; Dietz, Steve

 JOURNAL, MAGAZINE FEATURES, AND SELECTED REVIEWS: 

2013

Artnews Magazine, “Review: Susan Wides” June. Robertson, Rebecca

 

Art in America, Weekly Guide to shows you won’t want to miss: “Susan Wides at Kim Foster” April.  Ebony, David

 

Hyperallergic, “Photographs turn city into stage for humanity” April 1. Brill, Marietta

2012

Harper’s Magazine, “Witnessing the birth of Occupy Wall Street,’’ February.

Schneider, Nathan (photographs)

 

The Guardian, “New York in Color – Review of Howard Greenberg Gallery            

Exhibition” March 9. Conrad, Peter

 

Chronogram, “On the Cover: Susan Wides” September. Gutman, Jennifer. (also video interview)

2011

The New York Times, “Perspectives Along the Urban-Rural Spectrum” July 22. Hodara, Susan 

 

The New York Times “LENS: Rediscovering the Urban Palette” September 30. Gonzalez, David

 

AI_AP/DART, “Susan Wides: Hudson” August 18. Roalf, Peggy

 

Westchester Magazine, “Susan Wides at Hudson River Museum” April/May. Ann, Kathleen

2010

Artnews Magazine, “Review: Susan Wides” September. Robertson, Rebecca

 

The New Yorker, “Susan Wides at Kim Foster” May 30. Aletti, Vince    

 

The Woodstock Times,“Shift and tilt”April 2. Smart, Paul        

2009

Harper’s Magazine, “The General Electric Superfraud: Why the Hudson River will never run clean” December. Gargill, David (photographs)

2008

Big, Red & Shiny, “Interview with Susan Wides”  Dugan, Jess

 

Photography Quarterly, “The Camera Always Lies” PQ #99. Wilson, Beth E.

2007

The New Yorker, “Susan Wides at Kim Foster” Dec 12. Aletti, Vince

 

Chronogram, “Portfolio:  Susan Wides” December. Wilson, Beth E.

 

Village Voice, “Best in Show:  Susan Wides Mannahatta”, December 12. Baker, RC

2006

Art in America, “Susan Wides at Kim Foster” June/July. Ebony, David

 

The Believer, "Ancient Trees and the Seeds of our America" February. Strand, Ginger

2005

The Woodstock Times “Wides’ open spaces” Sept 16. Smart, Paul

 

This Week in New York “Susan Wides: Kaaterskill” Sept. 28

 

New York, "Because, Well, Look Around" Dec 26-Jan2, pp. 88-89. Bonanos, Christopher

2004

Hampton Jitney,“Artist’s Perspective” August.  Gifford, Helen

 

Swink Magazine, “Against Connoiseurship” April. Strand, Ginger

2003

New York Times, “Susan Wides at Kim Foster Gallery” Feb 28. Johnson, Ken

 

Village Voice, “Critic’s Short List, Susan Wides” March 3. Aletti, Vince

 

2wice, “Glow: Downtown” Vol.6 No.2. pp 96-99 (photos) Miller, J. Abbott

 

Papotage, “Arachnoid by Susan Wides”

2001

Photo Insider, “Susan Wides: From Landfills to Wax Museums” July/August. Pollack, Barbara

DoubleTake, “Mobile Views, Fresh Kills Landfill” Summer issue (photos). Wides, Susan

 

Artchitecture, “Talking Trash” June issue. Bernstein, Fred

 

Harper’s Magazine, “Readings” June issue (photo)

 

Architecture, ‘Freshkills Landfill,’ May issue (photo)

2000

The Southampton Press, “The Transformational Power of Film” June 1. Cummings, Mary

 

New York Magazine, Cue Section, ‘Municipal Art Society,’ April (photo)

 

The New York Times, "What Makes New York 'the' City and Not 'a' City," 8. 25. Goldberg, Vicki

 

The Village Voice, “Voice Choices: Susan Wides” May 20. Aletti, Vince

1999

The Sunday New York Times, "Up-To-Date Ideas From Emerging Talents” May 2.Braff, Phyllis

 

The East Hampton Star, "Subterranean Collaborator," August 15. Watson, Sasha

 

The Village Voice, Voice Choices, April 17-May 25.  Aletti, Vince

 

The Washington Post, "Shooting Rules" February 5. Smith, Watson

1997

Atlanta Journal/Constitution, "Photos at Museums Cabinet of Curiosities" May 30. Cullum, Jerry

1996

Camerawork, "Genius loci, Ingenious Locations, and Landscape Photography Today" Volume 23 No. 2 Winter. Handy, Ellen

 

The Object as Subject, "Recasting Ancestry” Ballerini, Julia

 

The Village Voice, Voice Choices, April 2. Aletti, Vince

1993

The New York Times "Foreign Ferns" December 17, Hagen, Charles

 

New Yorker "Goings on About Town" December 27

 

The Bay Guardian "Critic's Choice Art", February 3. Roche, Harry

1992

ARTFORUM, "The Magic Kingdom of the Museum" April. Kuspit, Donald

 

The New York Times, "How to Warm a Post Modernist's Heart" .2. 9. Vicki Goldberg,

 

The Village Voice, Voice Choices, March 24. Aletti, Vince

 

The Oregonian, February 9. Gragg, Randy

1991

Harvard Magazine, “Visual Communications Award,” July-August

 

Afterimage "Waxing Profound" January. Shattuc, Jane

 

The Indianapolis Star "Omnibus Exhibit" November 18. Cunningham, Anne

1990

Le Monde "Fausses Realities" May 29. Roegiers, Patrick

 

Le Monde, "Susan Wides" May 24. Beuve Mery, Hubert

 

Gannet Westchester Papers "Hudson River Museum" 9/21. Gouveia, Georgette

 

The New York Times, "In Yonkers, Art with a River View" October 14

 

Democrat & Chronicle "Transforming Reality, March 11. Netsky, Ron

1989

The New York Times "Photographic Works of Fantasy" 3/12. Raynor, Vivian

 

Cliches Magazine, "Gilles Dusein: Galeriste, Acrobate, Collectionneur" issue #56

 

The Brooklyn Museum, Exhibition Poster Image "Selected Photographs"

 

The Princeton Packet, "Fictive Strategies" March 10, Sinclair, Estelle     

1988

The New York Observer, "Photographs Deconstruct Museums", November 7, Coleman, A.D.

1987

New York Daily News "Musee to Wax Anew" January 16. Farrell, Bill

1985

The Village Voice, "The End of the World in Wax" April 15. Trebay, Guy

              

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES: 

2012

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY Panel discussion with Joel Meyerowitz, Marvin Newman, Amani Willet

2011

Laguardia Community College

2010

Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY, IIDA          

2008

The New School, New York, NY

 

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Critique Class

 

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

International Center for Photography, New York

 

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

Catskill Community Center, Catskill, NY         

2007

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

The Thomas Cole House at Cedar Grove, Catskill, NY

2006

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz

 

New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

2002

Modernbook Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000

Museum of the City of New York

 

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

 

Visiting Artist Critiques with Graduate Students in Photography

1999

Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA

 

Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY

1998

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1992

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1990

Galerie Urbi et Orbi, Paris, France     

1989

SUNY Purchase, NY

                                                                                 

EDUCATION:

1978

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN,  Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Studied with Henry Holmes Smith

1974-5  

Kenyon College, Gambier, OH