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American Artists
b. 1961, New Jersey, USA
School of  the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Solo Museum Exhibitions

2018
This Thing Called Life, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.

2014
Big Bambú: 5,000 Arms to Hold You, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.

2013
Big Bambú #8, Naoshima Museum Setouchi Triennial, Japan.

2012-15
Doug + Mike Starn: Big Bambú, Minotaur Horn Head, Curated by Francesco Bonami, Macro Testaccio Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy.

2012
Gravity of Light, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH.

2011
Big Bambú, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

2010
Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

2009
Doug and Mike Starn, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT.

2008
Gravity of Light, Wood Street Galleries (at the Pipe Building), Festival of Firsts, Pittsburgh, PA.

2007
Doug and Mike Starn: Black Pulse 2000-2007, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.

2006
Absorption + Transmission, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, the Netherlands.
FotoFest 2006, Houston TX, and the Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA.

2005
Absorption + Transmission, The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. (traveling exhibition)

2004
Gravity of Light, Färgfabriken Kunsthalle, Stockholm, Sweden. (traveling exhibition)
Behind Your Eye, Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, Purchase, NY. (traveling exhibition)

1997
Size of Earth, The Friends of Photography / The Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA.

1996
Doug and Mike Starn: Retrospective, Overgaden Ministry of Culture, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1994
Doug and Mike Starn: Sphere of Influence, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR.

1993
Doug and Mike Starn; Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan.
Marking Time, Doug and Mike Starn Photographs, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

1990
Doug and Mike Starn (catalogue published by Harry N. Abrams with text by Andy Grundberg and an introductory essay by Robert Rosenblum; exhibit curated by Sarah Rogers Lafferty). Traveled to: Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL. Blaffer Gallery, The University of Houston, TX, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, The Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH.

1988
Mike and Doug Starn: Selected Works 1985-87. Traveled to: Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.

1987-88
The Christ Series. Traveled to: Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL.

Solo Gallery Exhibitions

2019
Iggy and Franz, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

2015
Mike + Doug Starn: Structure of Thought, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

2014
Doug and Mike Starn: the no mind not thinks no things things, Fay Gold Gallery Westside Cultural Art Center, Atlanta, GA.

2013
Doug and Mike Starn: the no mind not thinks no things things, HackelBury Fine Art, London, UK.
Mike + Doug Starn: no mind not thinks no things juju, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2010
Big Bambú, Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

2009
Big Bambú, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Doug and Mike Starn, Recent Works, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.

2008
Doug and Mike Starn, Thordén Wetterling Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden.
Attracted to Light, Steele Gallery at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO.
alleverythingthatisyou, David Weinberg Gallery in conjunction with The Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL.

2007
alleverythingthatisyou, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

2006
Opposition of Coincidents, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. alleverythingthatisyou, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Mike and Doug Starn, Galeria Metta, Madrid, Spain.

2005
Impermanence, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

2004
I’m a negative falling down to the light a silhouette veins flowing with black visible to these useless blind eyes, Björn Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Toshodaiji, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan.
Attracted to Light, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Doug & Mike Starn, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY.

2003
Attracted to Light, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Absorption of Light – Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. Traveled to: Galerie Bhak, Seoul, South Korea; Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2001
Absorption of Light, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2001
New Work, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

2000
Black Pulse, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Doug and Mike Starn, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Permanent Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

1999
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

1998
Blot Out the Sun, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Black Sun Burned, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

1996
Helio Libri, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

1995
Galerie Bhak, Seoul, South Korea.
Helio Libri, Pace / MacGill Gallery, New York, NY.

1994
Spectroheliographs, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

1993
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

1992
Yellow and Blue Louvre Floor – A Project, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

1991
Multiples, Pace / MacGill Gallery (in cooperation with Leo Castelli), New York, NY.

1990
Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA.
Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris, France.

1989
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Anne Frank Group, Leo Castelli Gallery & Stux Gallery, New York, NY.

1988
Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

1987
Stux Gallery, Boston, MA.

1986
Stux Gallery, New York, NY.

1985
Stux Gallery, Boston, MA.

Selected Group Museum Exhibitions

2016
Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection — From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Art Museum, Japan.
Photography and Film Constructs, The Galleries of Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL.

2015
Recent Acquisitions, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

2012
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, MCA Chicago Chicago, IL, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN, and ICA Boston, MA.

2009
Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.
H20: Water on Film, The Newport Mill, Newport, NH.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.
NASA/ART: 50 Years of Exploration, Art League of Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL. (traveling exhibition)

2008

Teleport Färgfabriken (inaugural exhibition), Färgfabriken Norr, Östersund, Sweden.
Metamorphosis, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA.

2006
Out of Line: Drawings from the Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY.
Friday Late Twilight, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
Eretica: Trascedenza e profano nell’arte contemporanea, Palazzo di Sant’Anna, Palermo, Italy
New York, New York, Grimaldi Forum, Principality of Monaco, Monte Carlo.
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA. (traveling exhibition)
Family Affairs, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium.
Picturing Eden, Eastman House, Rochester, NY.
Among the Trees the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ.
Image as Object, Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA.

2005
Künstlerbrüder, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.
IMPAKT, Melbourne, Australia.
New at the Neuberger: Recent Acquisitions, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, NY.

2004
Pieced Together: Photomontage from the Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Animal Instincts, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA.
Bug-Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects, Turtle Bay Contemporary Art Center, Redding, CA. Traveled to: Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.
Visionary Anatomies, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

2003
Both Sides of the Street: Celebrating the Corcoran’s Photography Collection, The Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC.
How Human, Life in the Post Genome Era, International Center of Photography, New York, NY.

2002
The New York Historical Society, New York, NY.
Portraits of the Art World: 100 Years of ARTnews, National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Visions from America, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
The Great American Nude, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT.
PhotoGENEsis: Opus 2, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
Aperture: Past/Forward, International Tour.
Within Reach: Hope for the Global AIDS Epidemic, International Tour.

2001
Ramparts Café, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
GANJIN, Photo Museum, Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan.

2000
Permanent Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

1999
Musique en Scène, Musée Art Contemporain, Lyon, France.

1998
Inner Eye: Contemporary Art from the Marc and Livia Strauss Collection. Traveled to: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, at The University of Florida, Gainsville, FL, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Georgia Museum of Art, at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Neuberger Museum of Art, Puchase, NY.

1996
Eternal Dialogue, Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

1995
Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Musée Art Contemporain, Lyon, France.

1994
30 Years – Art in the Present Tense: The Aldrich’s Curatorial History 1964-94, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.
Lessons in Life – Photographic Work from the Boardroom Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Contemporary Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Myths and Mysticism, Gotlands Konst Museum, Visby, Sweden.

1993
Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Image Makers, Curated by Franklin Hill Perrel, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York, NY.
The Alternative Eye: Photo Art for the 90’s, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA.
Intimates and Confidants in Art: Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY.

1992
Team Spirit, Curated by Susan Sollins and Nina Sundell, a traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International, New York, NY.
Regeneration: Hannah Collins, Mike & Doug Starn, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada.
Quotations, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT. Traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Dayton, OH.
Betrayal of Means – Means of Betrayal (Contemporary Art and the Photographic Experience), The Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL. Traveled to: Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA; Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
Allegories of Modernism, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Lumo 92, Alvar Aalto Museo, Jyvaskyla, Finland.

1991
Transparenz /Transzendenz, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany.
Anninovanta, Gallerie Communale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy.
Boston Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.
Metropolis, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany.

1990
International Center for Photography, New York, NY.
To Be or Not to Be, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.
Recent Acquisitions, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
With the Grain: Contemporary Panel Painting, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Fairfield County, Stamford, CT.
On the Edge of Sculpture and Photography, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH.
Images in Transition – Photographic Works of the 80’s, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan.
Beyond the Photographic Frame, ATM Contemporary Art Gallery, Mito, Japan.

1989
Self and Shadow, Charles Hagen, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY.
L’Invention d’un art, Curated by A. Sayag and J. C.Lemagny, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Invention and Continuity in Contemporary Photography. Traveled to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT.
Selections from the Collection of Marc and Livia Straus, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.
The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980’s, Curated by Joshua Smith and Merry A. Foresta. Traveled to: The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, Walker Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
Wiener Diwan: Sigmund Freud Heute, Museum des 20 Jarhunderts, Vienna, Austria.
Photography Now, Curated by Mark Haworth-Booth, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, UK.
Art at the End of the Social, Curated by Collins and Milazzo, The Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden.
Art of Our Time, The Saatchi Collection, London, England, UK.
2 to Tango, International Center for Photography, New York, NY.

1988
Binational: American Art of the Late 80’s, Traveled to: Museum of Fine Arts and Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston, MA, Stadtische Kunsthalle & Kunstammulung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, the National Gallery of Greece, Athens, Greece, Art Museum of the Athenaeum, Helsinki, Finland, the National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.
First Person Singular: Self-Portrait Photography, 1840-1987, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

1987
Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
The New Romantic Landscape, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Fairfield County, Stamford, CT.
Portrayals, International Center for Photography, New York, NY.
San Francisco Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA.
Post Abstract Abstraction, Curated by E. Schwartz, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.
The Big Picture: The New Photography, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL.

1986
The Joe Masheck Collection of Contemporary Art, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

1985
Boston Now: Photography, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.
New Work from New York, Curated by Joseph Masheck, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA.
The Museum School Travelling Scholars Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Selected Group Gallery Exhibitions

2016
Narrative/Collaborative, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY.

2013
Recent Works by Diana Kingsley, Robert Morris, Richard Pettibone, Mike and Doug Starn, and Keith Sonnier, Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

2010
Doug + Mike Starn, Recent Work, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Deep Woods: Emi Fukuzawa, Diana Kingsley, Mike and Doug Starn, Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

2009
Outside in, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY.
The Unforgettable Fire: 25 Years TORCH Gallery, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Alan Bur Johnson / Mike & Doug Starn, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.

2008
The 30th Anniversary: Part II, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Summer Group Show, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.

2006
Short Stories: A Summer Group Show, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.
Seeing the Light, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2005
Collage:Signs & Surfaces, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY.
Almost, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY.

2003
Recycling Lucifer’s Fall, Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK.
Wetterling Gallery 25th Anniversary, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID.

2002
Photography Group Show, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
State of the Union: Before and After, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Zen and the Art of Photography, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY.
Living in the Presence of the Buddha, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
Torch Gallery & Galerie Hans Mayer, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland.
Vertigo, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.
GANJIN, Matsuzakaya Gallery, Nagoya, Tokyo, Japan.

2001
I Love New York, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY.
Layered, Anita Friedman Gallery, New York, NY.

1996
Up North, Down South, Back East, Out West, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

1995
Still Life, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY.

1994
Summer ’94, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.
Benefit Exhibition for CRIA, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY.
Redefining the Pop Icon in the Nineties, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY.

1993
Vivid- Intense Images by American Photographers, Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany. Traveled to: Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.
New Moderns, Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, DC.
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY.

1992
Flora Photographica: Masterpieces of Flower Photography, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Constructing Images, Lieberman and Saul Gallery, New York, NY.

1991
After Duchamp, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France.
Who Framed Modern Art or the Quantitative Life of Roger Rabbit, Curated by Collins & Milazzo, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY.

1990
Constructed Illusions, Pace / MacGill Gallery, New York, NY.
The Last Decade: American Artists of the Eighties, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.
Pharmakon ’90, Nippon Convention Center, Chiba, Japan.
Five Artists from New York, Mayor Rowan Gallery, London, England, UK.
Group Photography Show, Fernando Alcolea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
Paris, France. Who Framed Modern Art or the Quantitative Life of Roger Rabbit, Curated by Collins & Milazzo Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY.

1989
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York.
Pre-Pop Post Appropriation, Curated by Collins & Milazzo Stux Gallery, New York, NY.

1987
New York, New Art, Mayor Rowan Gallery, London, England, UK.
Primary Structures, Curated by Robert Nicas Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Photomannerisms, Curated by Klaus Ottman, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Invitational, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY.
The Antique Future, Curated by Collins & Milazzo Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY.

1986
Adam Fuss, Mark Morrisroe and The Starn Twins, Massimao Audiello Gallery, New York, NY.

1985
Invitational, Curated by Joseph Masheck, Stux Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. #2 Smart Art Too, Mercer Gallery, New York, NY.

Museum Collections

Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio.
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France.
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia.
Corcoran Gallery of Washington D.C.
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan.
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.
Fondación Sorigue, Lleida, Spain.
Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY.
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Jewish Museum, New York, New York.
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Japan.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.
La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont.
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Mito Arts Center, Mito, Japan.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea.
The New York Historical Society, New York, New York.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
John and Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida.
Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Japan.
Obihiro Museum of Art, Obihiro, Japan.
Ordrupgaard Museum Art, Charlottenlund, Denmark.
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon.
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey.
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California.
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California.
Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan.
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio.
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California. Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan.

Awards & Public Commissions

2017
Permanent installation commissioned by the Art in Embassies programme for a sculpture outside of the US Embassy Moscow

2000
The Medal Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Permanent installation commissioned by the Arts for Transit programme of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York City) for the South Ferry Subway Terminal (an approximately 9 feet high x 300 feet long multimedia installation)

1995
National Endowment for the Arts, Grant

1992
International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award for Fine Art Photography

1987
National Endowment for the Arts, Grant

1986
Massachusetts Council on the Arts, Fellowship in Photography

1985
Fifth Year Traveling Scholarship