Chris Verene was born in 1969 in Galesburg, Illinois. He earned an MFA in photography/studio art at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA and currently lives and works in New York City. Chris Verene's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and others. Verene was the first-ever photographer to receive a Pollock-Krasner Grant for full support (2002-2003).

Selected Works

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  • Chris Verene_Aunt Doris and Grandma Eleanor in the Garden_1992

    Chris Verene


    Aunt Doris and Grandma Eleanor in the Garden

  • Chris Verene_Tarot (Amber at Twenty-Six)

    Chris Verene


    Tarot (Amber at Twenty-Six)

  • Chris-Verene_The-Same-Day-They-Signed-the-Divorce-Papers-A-Tornado-Hit-The-House_2007

    Chris Verene


    The Same Day They Signed the Divorce Papers A Tornado Hit The House



Selected Solo Exhibitions (after 2008)

Selected Group Exhibitions (after 2008)

Awards and Grants

Selected Publications