Chris VERENE

Born in 1969 in Galesburg, Illinois

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The Jewish Museum, New York
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta
The Birmingham Museum of Art
Cheekwood Museum, Nashville
Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta
The American Photography Institute, New York University Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
The Margulies Collection, Miami
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Wadsworth Museum, Hartford, CT
The George Eastman Museum, Rochester NY

 

AWARDS

 

2002

Pollock Krasner Award –full support. Verene is the first artist to receive this Grant for photography art.

1996

American Photography Institute, New York University

1996

The Atlanta Cultural Olympiad, Atlanta

 

SOLO SHOWS

 

2019

“Chris Verene: Home Movies”, The College of Staten Island Art Gallery, The City University of New York

“Chris Verene: Screening of Home Movies and Town hall Meeting”, The Midtown Theater, Atlanta, GA

 

2017

“Chirs Verene”, The Civic Art Center, Galesburg

 

2016

“Picturing Family”, Green Gallery of Yale University

2015 “The Show Me State”, Auxiliary Projects in Greenpont, Brooklyn, NY
“The Cousin Candi Series”, Gallery of the College of Staten Island, New York “Chris Verene: Home Movies”, Postmasters Gallery, New York

 

2014

“Home Movies”, Postmasters Gallery, New York
“Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present”, Leila Heller Gallery, New York

 

2012

“Town Hall Meeting”, Postmasters Gallery, New York
“Galesburg Family”, Galleri Image, Denmark
“Galesburg Family”, The Figge Musseum, Iowa
“Galesburg: Prairie Jews” The Jewish Community Center, Manhattan “Chris Verene – Family”, Berlin

“Chris Verene – Family”, The Company, Los Angeles
“The Self-Esteem Salon” The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

 

2011

“Family”, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife “Family” Art Basel Miami

“Chris Verene – Family,” The Figge Museum, Davenport, Iowa
“Chris Verene,” Sioux City Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri “Prairie Jews,” (TBA) The Ninety-Second Street Institution, New York “Family,” Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas

“Family,” San Francisco, TBA
“Family,” Quality Pictures, Portland
“Family,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta “Family,” Gescheidle, Chicago
“Family,” -Cancelled- Deitch Projects, New York

 

2009

“Family,” DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles “Self-Esteem Salon,” Martos Gallery, New York

 

2008

“Self-Esteem,” Gescheidle, Chicago “Family,” ADA Gallery, Virginia

 

2007

“Galesburg, Yes,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta “Self-Esteem,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta "Galesburg," Gescheidle, Chicago
“Self-Esteem,” Quality Pictures, Portland, Oregon “Galesburg,” ADA Gallery, Richmond

 

2006

"Galesburg," Alona Kagan Gallery, New York
“Prairie Jews,” from the “Jewish Identity Project” The Skirball Museum, Los Angeles

 

 

 

GROUP SHOWS

 

2019

“Encounter”, Mom’s Gallery, NY
“Ways of Seening: Fashion”, The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham “Modern Families”, ArtsWestchester Gallery, NY
“Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall”, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
“Inexterior”, Fundación Mapfre Guanarteme, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España
“HOT DOG”, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“The Self-Esteem Salon”, 601 Artspace, New York

 

2017

“Picturing Family”, Green Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven

 

2016

“Photographic Support”, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife

 

2014

“HomeLand (In)Security: Vanishing Dreams”, Dorsky Gallery, New York “Look At Me”, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
“Unbelievable Things”, Light Art & Design, Chapell Hill

 

2013

“Everyday American”, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York Group Show, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife

 

2012

“Only You Only Me” Musee d’Art Contemporain, Belgium

 

2011

“The Second Seating for the Last Supper”, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife “EXPOSED: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND THE CAMERA SINCE 1870,” The Walker Art Center

 

2010

“EXPOSED: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND THE CAMERA SINCE 1870,” The Tate Modern, London

“EXPOSED: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND THE CAMERA SINCE 1870,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
“The Art Of Caring,” Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
“The Art Of Caring,” The Art Museum of South Texas

“The Art Of Caring,” New Orleans Museum of Art

 

2008

“Human Resources,” The Company, Los Angeles “Love, Love, Love,” Martos Gallery, New York

 

2007

“June Bride” Yossi Milo Gallery, New York “Gallery Artists,” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York “Year 07,” Marcia Wood Gallery, London

 

2006

“The Seventh Side of the Die” Alona Kagan Gallery, New York
“The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography” The Contemporary JewishMuseum, San Francisco
“The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography” The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
“Shoot The Family” The Cranbrook Art Museum, Knoxville Museum of Art, Western Gallery of Western Washington University, traveling 2006-2009

 

2005

“The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography” The Jewish Museum, New York

“CRACKER” NurtureArt, & Naked Duck Gallery, New York

 

PERFORMANCES

 

2009

“The Self-Esteem Salon,” SoHo, New York

 

2005

“The Self-Esteem Salon: The Orphanage Series,” The Armory Art Show VIP Group, The Old Chelsea YMCA- with Frisbee Curatorial Group

 

2001

“The Self Esteem Salon” Christie’s Auction House
"Chris Verene and Vereni The Great presented by David Armstrong" The Schoolhouse Center, Provincetown, RI
"Vereni The Great” Thread Waxing Space, New York
“The Self-Esteem Salon: The Whitney Museum of Art – A Corollary to Camera Club”, The Whitney Museum of Art, New York
“Vereni The Great” Pink Pony, New York
“Vereni, ¡Escapista!” Times Square, New York
“The Self-Esteem Salon” Gramercy International Art Fair, New York

 

2000

“Fight Evil With Evil” with Delia R. Gonzalez and Gavin R. Russom, The Turkey’s Nest, Brooklyn, New York
“Home Shopping One with Gentle Heights” performance at The Fifth International Gallery, New York (for Christian Holstad)

 

1999

“Bach on a Hook and M.I.M.E.” performance at Gavin Brown Enterprise, NY

 

1998

“Self-Esteem Salon” Vaknin Schwartz & Boho Luxe, Atlanta

 

MUSIC

 

2019

“Strangers”, Music Video for City and Colour, Illinois 2010 “Greatest Hits,” Snowboots, New York


2008

“De donde eres,” Cordero, Bloodshot Records


2006

“En este momento,” Cordero, Bloodshot Records

 

2004

“Cordero” National Tour, CD and National Television appearances, CNN, MTV Espanol, LATV.

Performances at Radio City Music Hall, and many US Theaters

 

2003

Tour with Los Lobos, Tour with Indigo Girls

 

2001

"Cordero" Drummer and manager. Reviews summer 2001: The New York Times,

The Village Voice, TimeOut NY (featured music act), FOX5 TV "Good Day New York"

 

2000

“Bach On A Stick” Bach On A Hook Chris Verene Co-producer, drums, Vocals, Styling Pearineel Records Featured in the Whitney Biennial 2000 audio tour

 

1998

“Baby, A Little Rain Must Fall” The Rock*A*Teens Cover Photograph Merge Records

 

1997

“Cry” The Rock*A*Teens CD artwork, drums, (member and performer 1995- 1998) Daemon Records

 

1996

“The Rock*A*Teens,” CD artwork, drums Daemon Records

1996 “Shaming Of The Sun,” Indigo Girls Guest drummer Sony Records

 

1992

“But Me, I Fell Down” D.Q.E. (founding member with Grace Braun), drums, vocals, manager, promoter. Cargo Records/Feel Good All Over Records/ Hoppilty Hoi Records

 

1984-1994

D.Q.E. “Pictures of Cliffs” music cassette “Ride This Ride” music cassette “N is for Knowledge” music cassette “Rehabilly” music cassette “Masturbation Made A Mess Out Of Me” 7 inch vinyl record