• Larry Sultan
  • Larry Sultan
  • Larry Sultan
  • Larry Sultan
  • Larry Sultan
About the artist

1946 Born in New York

1946 – 2009† 

Education / teaching
1968 BA, Political Science, University of California
1973 MFA, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute
1978 – 1988 Instructor of Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, California, USA
1993 – 1999 Chair- Photography Department at the California College of Arts and Crafts, USA
1989 – 2009 Professor of Art at the California College of Arts and Crafts, USA

Grants and awards
2000 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship (Residency in Italy)
United States State Department: International Arts and Lectures Grant
Flintridge Foundation Artist’s Fellowship
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship
1999 Gerbode Foundation – Faculty Development Grant
1997 Society of Environmental Graphic Design – Award of Merit
1996 Haas Foundation – Creative Work Fund Award
1996 Marin Arts Council, Artist Fellowship
1992 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1991 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award
1989 Fleishhaker Foundation Eureka Fellowship
1988 Englehard Fellowship, ICA Boston
1986 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1986 Marin Arts Council, Artists Fellowship
1983 Guggenheim Fellowship
1980 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1978 California Arts Council, Special Projects (with Mike Mandel)
1977 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1976 National Endowment for the Arts, Art in Public Places (with Mike Mandel)

Larry Sultan

Request about this work
My Mother Posing For Me
from the series Pictures From Home
1984
C-print
Child's Bedroom, Calabassas
from the series The Valley
20 x 24 inch | 50 x 60 cm
2001
C-print
Boxers, Mission Hills
from the series The Valley
11 x 14 inch | 27,5 x 35 cm edition of 30
1999
Fuji Chrystal Archive Print
price on request
Sharon Wild
from the series The Valley
2001
C-print
The Kiss
from the series The Valley
1998 - 2000
C-print

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

Festival Photo Levallois, Levallois, Frankreich Post-Portrait, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA.

(Mis)Understanding Photography. Werke und Manifeste, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen.

2013

Fotografie Total. Werke aus der Sammlung MMK Frankfurt.

MMK Frankfurt, Frankfurt PROXIMITIES: WHAT TIME IS IT THERE, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2012

Under the big black sun – Californian art 1974-1981, MOCA at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2011

WUNDER. Kunst, Wissenschaft und Religion vom 4. Jh. bis zur Gegenwart, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

CUT, Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln.

Here, Pier 24, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Hyper Real – Kunst und Amerika um 1970, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Aachen.

The Lucid Evidence. Fotografie aus der Sammlung des MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland.

2010

The View from Here, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco California, USA.

Evidence, Larry Sultan / Mike Mandel, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Schweiz Le paradis, ou presque: Los Angeles [1865-2008], Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-surSaone, Frankreich.

2009

Royal Botanical Gardens (mit Mike Mandel) PhotoEspaña 09, Madrid Into the Sunset: Photography’s image of the American of West, Museum Modern Art, NY.

Art Film / Art Basel, Kunsthalle Basel The Art of Caring, New Orleans Museum of Art.

2008-2009

Seeing Double (mit Lothar Baumgarten, Victor Burgin, Anthony McCall, Mike Mandel, Mark Thompson), Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln.

2008

Facebook: Images of People in Photographs from the Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography, MIssissippi.

Museum of Art, Jackson Mississippi Darkside, FotoMuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Schweiz.

Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes – Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A – Huntington Library – Los Angeles California.

Variable Capital – Bluecoat Art Centre – Liverpool, England.

Southern Exposure: Southern California Art from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australien.

2007

Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum, CA.

Currents in Photography, CCAS – Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, CA.

Das Kapital – Blue Chips & Masterpieces, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt.

2006

“ClickDoubleClick, Haus der Kunst, Germany.

Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany.

“So the Story Goes: Photographs by Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, & Larry Sultan,” Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.

Culture and Continuity, Jewish Museum, New York.

2005

“Rose Sélavy,” Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

“Girls on Film,” Zwirner and Wirth Gallery, New York.

“The Big Picture: Contemporary Large-Scale Photography,” University Art Gallery Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA.

“About Face,” Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.

2004

“Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990,” Museum of Modern Art, New York.

“Beauty in Darkness,” Galerie Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam.

2003-2004

“Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art,” travelling exhibition: California.

College of Arts and Crafts Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA.

Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Seattle Art Museum, WA.

“Gray Area,” Wattis Institute, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

“Photographing Undomesticated Interiors,” Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton.

2003

“At Work: The Art of California Labor,” Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University.

“Family Ties: A Contemporary Perspective,” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.

“TV, Cinema, Video,” Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany.

“Turning Corner,” University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.

2002-2003

“Contemporary American Photography,” Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Korea.

2002

“Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

“Chic Clicks,” Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

“Housebroken,” Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2001

“Settings and Players: Theatrical Ambiguity in American Photography, 1960-2000,” White Cube2, London, England; traveled to The City Gallery Prague, Czech Republic.

“Picturing Media: Modern Photographs from the Collections,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

“Points of Departure: Connecting with Contemporary Art,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA.

“The Persistence of Photography in American Portraiture,” Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

“Color,” Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY.

2000-2001

“The Perpetual Well: Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Jewish Museum,” traveling exhibition: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY.

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.

“Made in California,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.

“Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California,” travelling exhibition organized by The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA; other venues: University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

2000

“Immodest Gazes,” Fundacio “la Caixa,” Barcelona, Spain.

“The Path of Resistance; Protest Art in the 20th Century,” The Museum of Modern Art, NY.

“Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850-2000,” Oakland Museum of California, CA.

“American Treasures from the Corcoran Gallery,” The Corocoran Gallery of Art, Washington.

“Wit and Humor in Photography,” The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

1999-2000

“ModernStarts: Places,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY “Bay Area Now 2,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

1999

“California Classics: Highlights from the Collection of the San Francisco. Museum of Modern Art,” traveling exhibition: Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

Fukui City Art Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts.

“Into the 21st Century,” Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.

“Fathers and Sons,” PARTS Photographic Arts, Minneapolis, MN.

“The American Lawn Surface of Everyday Life,” The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.

“25/25,” Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA.

1998

“Under/Exposed,” Stockholm Underground Station, Stockholm, Sweden.

“California Landscapes: An urban/Rural Dialogue,” Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.

1997

“People in Real Life;” A Public Art Project @ Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, CA.

“Police Pictures: The Photograph as Evidence,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

“Family and Friends,” Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.

“Hope,” The National Arts Club, New York, NY.

“Marin Arts Awards Exhibition,” Falkirk Gallery, San Rafael, CA.

“Scene of the Crime,” Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

1996

“To Keep Her Countenance,” Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

“The Familial Gaze,” Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

“Picturing Modernity, Apects from the Permanent Collection,” San Francisco  Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.

“Photography as a Reflection of Time,” Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC.

1995

“Home Is Where…,” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC.

“A Selection of Photography By Gallery Artists, ” Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco.

“We Look and See,” University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.

“Death and The Family,” Presentation House, Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts, Vancouver, Canada.

“AlterEgo,” Amsterdam Center for the Arts, The Netherlands.

” Inaugural Exhibition,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.

“Spirit of Play,” Union Station, New York, NY “Moving the Message: Activism and Art,” SF.

“Camerawork”, San Francisco, CA.

“La Matuere, L’Ombre, La Fiction,” Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris.

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Berkeley Art Museum, CA
The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Canadian Center for Art and Architecture, Montreal, Canada
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York , NY
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Frods Regional D’art Contemporain, Lyon, France
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
The List Art Center, Brown University, Boston
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Oakland Museum, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT