John Pilson

"That our world and daily lives are saturated with photographs is not devastating news to any ambitious photographer born after 1900. Like the poem or the novel, our most personal work continues to be made from a thoroughly degraded material."

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.F.A., Yale School of Art. Photographs published in Interregna (Hatje Cantz, 2007). Recipient of Penny McCall Foundation Award; Young Artist Prize, 49th Venice Biennale; and Baloise Art Prize. Recent exhibitions include The Shapes of Space, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007); Skyscraper Souls: New Video and Photography by John Pilson, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2007); to: Night-Contemporary Representations of the Night, Hunter College, New York City (2008); Frolic and Detour, video installation, Museum of Modern Art (2010); and September 11, MoMA / PS1 (2011). Work in collections of the New York Public Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Guggenheim Museum. At Bard since 2000.

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