Kirk Crippens

Bank Rupture

Portraitlandia

The Great Recession: Foreclosure, USA

The Great Recession: Dealership Wreck

The Great Recession: Chopping Block

Judgment Day

Hidden Population

Ten Thousand Scrolls

Mary Elizabeth Moves

Ingleside (Collaboration with Gretchen LeMaistre)

Squatter Desert

Plants On The Job


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Resume

 

Kirk Crippens
3801 San Pablo Ave #408, Emeryville, CA 94608

415.345.1356 | www.kirkcrippens.com | kirk@kirkcrippens.com

 

Education

  • 2011 Stanford University Continuing Education, Palo Alto, CA
  • 1994-1995 University of Texas, Photography, Arlington, TX
  • 1989-1992 University of Texas, Photography, Austin, TX

 

Collections

  • Museé de la Photographie, Belgium
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • Candela Collection, Richmond, Virginia
  • Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
  • RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, California
  • Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon

 

Honors

  • 2013 National Portrait Gallery, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, London, England
  • 2013 Center for Fine Art Photography, Center Forward, Colorado
  • 2013 Newspace Center for Photography, Artist-in-Residence, Oregon
  • 2013 Pro Arts, Nominated 2 x 2 Solos Awards, California
  • 2012 Pingyao International Photo Festival, Guest Artist, Pingyao, China
  • 2012 Gift of Gift of, Selected Artist, Texas
  • 2012 RayKo Photo Center, Artist-in-Residence, California
  • 2012 Pro Arts, Nominated 2x2 Solos Awards, California
  • 2011 Photolucida, Finalist for Book Prize
  • 2011 Photography Book Now, Finalist Fine Art Category, Finalist (x4)
  • 2011 Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 50
  • 2011 Lishui International Photo Festival, Guest Artist, Lishui, China
  • 2011 Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, Inclusion in Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography
  • 2011 ArtSlant, Juried Showcase Winner, Finalist for ArtSlant Prize
  • 2011 25th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Yellow Ribbon, California
  • 2010 Fleishhacker Foundation, Nominated: Eureka Fellowship Program 2011-2013, California
  • 2010 Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 50
  • 2010 Blue Earth, Blue Earth Prize for Best Project Photography
  • 2010 24th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Yellow Ribbon, California
  • 2010 Blurb, Honorable Mention, Photography Book Now, Portfolio Category
  • 2010 ArtSlant, Juried Showcase Winner

 

Professional Experience

  • 2014 Fotofest Biannual Portfolio Reviews, Houston, TX
  • 2013 Newspace Center for Photography, Artist-in-Residence, Portland, OR
  • 2013 Photolucida Portfolio Reviews, Portland, OR
  • 2012 RayKo Photo Center, Artist-in-Residence, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Fotofest Biannual Portfolio Reviews, Houston TX
  • 2012 PhotoAlliance Our World Portfolio Reviews, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Photolucida Portfolio Reviews, Portland, OR
  • 2010 PhotoAlliance Our World Portfolio Reviews, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008 Missouri Photo Workshop, St. James, MO

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014 RayKo Photo Center, The Point, Collaboration with Mary Booker, Curated by Ann Jastrab, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Pingyao International Photography Festival, The Great Recession, Curator: Guo Jing, Pingyao, China
  • 2012 Orange Coast College, Hidden Population, Costa Mesa, CA
  • 2011 Heart Gallery, Dreams and Phrophesies, Curator: Marisa McCarthy, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Foreclosure, USA: Stockton, Curator: Jennifer Little, Stockton, CA
  • 2010 Jackson Street Gallery, University High School, Foreclosure, USA, Curator: Gale Jesi, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Foreclosure, USA: The Great Recession, Curator: Renée de Cossio, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 RayKo Photo Center, Foreclosure, USA, Curator: Ann Jastrab, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009 Fotovision, Treasure Island, Solo Exhibition, Curators: Ken & Melanie Light, Berkeley, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 The National Portrait Gallery, Portraitlandia, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, London, England
  • 2013 Photographic Museum of Humanity, The Great Recession, Traces, Online Museum
  • 2013 Center for Fine Art Photography, Portraitlandia, Center Forward, Curator: Hamidah Glasgow, Ft Collins, CO
  • 2013 Candela Gallery, UnBound2!, Portraitlandia, Curator: Gordon Stettinius, Richmond, VA
  • 2013 SF Camerawork, Cover To Cover, Jurors: Julie Casemore, Stephen Wirtz Gallery; Darius Himes, Fraenkel Gallery; and Nion McEvoy, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 KALA, KALA-fornia: State of the Art 3, Prayer Closet, Berkeley, CA
  • 2013 ShiJiaZhuang Art Museum, The Great Recession, China
  • 2013 Transmission Gallery, Mary Elizabeth Moves, Oakland, CA
  • 2013 Emeryville Art, Mary Elizabeth Moves, Jurors René de Guzman and Sandy Simon, Emeryville, CA
  • 2013 Southwestern College Gallery, Cheerful and Heroic, Judgment Day, Curator: Lauren Lockhart, Chula Vista, CA
  • 2012-13 Gallery Carte Blanche, Call Me Home, Curator: Gwen Lafage, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Guate Photo Festival, Looking at Ourselves: Portraits from Lenscratch, Juror: Aline Smithson, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • 2012 Cleveland Museum of Art, DIY Photographers and Their Books, Curated by Barbara Tannenbaum, Cleveland, OH
  • 2012 Transmission Gallery, Unrestricted, Curator: Ruth Santee, Oakland, CA
  • 2012 Quinghai International Photography Festival, Xining, China
  • 2012 American Life, Teaveling Exhibition, China
  • 2012 Octavofest, Curated by Barbara Tannenbaum, Cleveland, OH
  • 2012 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Sin & Redemption, Curated by Reneé de Cossio, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 RayKo Photo Center, Artist in Residence Exhibition, Curated by Ann Jastrab, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
  • 2012 San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, The Office, Curated by Susan O'Mally, San Jose, CA
  • 2012 Headlands Center for the Arts, DEMOBBING, Marin CA
  • 2012 Photo Center NW, Critical Mass 2011, Curated by Darius Himes, Seattle, WA
  • 2012 RayKo Photo Center, Critical Mass 2011, Curated by Darius Himes, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
  • 2011 Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China
  • 2011 Lunch Box Gallery, America Like It Or Not, Three Artist Exhibition, Miami, FL
  • 2011 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Two Artist Exhibition with Heather Wilcoxon, Painter, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 a.Muse Gallery, ReGeneration, Paired with Janet Delaney, Curators: Lori Shantzis and Luis Delgado, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Silver Eye Center for Photography, Foreclosure, USA, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2011 RayKo Photo Center, Across the Divide: Critical Mass 2010, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Wall Space Gallery, Life Support Japan, Santa Barbara, CA and Seattle, WA
  • 2011 New Space Center for Photography, Across the Divide: Critical Mass 2010, Portland, OR
  • 2011 Modernbook Gallery, 16@49, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Photo Center NW, Across the Divide: Critical Mass 2010, Curated by Todd Hido, Seattle, WA
  • 2011 Tangent Gallery, Photography Today. Now. In This Moment., Sacramento, CA
  • 2011 Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
  • 2010 ArtSlant, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL
  • 2010 Kristen Buckingham Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Curator: Marisa McCarthy, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 The Center for Fine Art Photography, The New Normal, Juror: Edward Robinson of LACMA, Ft. Collins, CA
  • 2010 Heart, Photo Obscura, Curator: Marisa McCarthy, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 Branch Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2010 Emeryville Art Exhibition, Jurors: Steve Pon of SFMOMA & Mina Dresden of Mina Dresden Gallery, Emeryville, CA
  • 2010 RayKo Photo Center, (Por)trait Revealed, Curator: Ann Jastrab, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Wonderous Strange, Curators: Maria Medua & Renée de Cossio, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, SF Art Fair Exhibition, Curator: Maria Medua, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 Berkeley Art Center, Collect, Curator: Suzanne Tan, Berkeley, CA
  • 2009 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, New World Order, Two Artist Exhibition, Curator: Renée de Cossio, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009 Emeryville Art Exhibition, Jurors: Kimberly Johnasson, Johansson Projects & Suzanne Tan of BAC, Emeryville, CA
  • 2009 Brickbottom, Mythological Renderings, Juror: George Shackelford, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Somerville, MA
  • 2009 Gallery Route One, 24th Annual, Juror: Jeremy Morgan of SFAI, Point Reyes, CA
  • 2008 Berkeley Art Center, Artifacts, Three Artist Exhibition, Curator: Jill Berk Jiminez, Berkeley, CA

 

Bibliography

  • 2013 Claire O'Neill, How Do You Photograph a City's Bankruptcy?, NPR
  • 2013 Pete Brook, Portraitlandia Confirms and Refutes Everything You Think You Know About Portland, WIRED
  • 2013 Zak Stone, Portraitlandia: Photos of Portland's Most Portland-y Residents, FastCoExist
  • 2013 Katherine Brooks, Portraitlandia is Exactlly What You Think It Is, Huffington Post
  • 2013 Aline Smithson, Kirk Crippens: Portraitlandia, Lenscratch
  • 2013 Photographic Museum of Humanity, Kirk Crippens, Photographic Museum of Humanity
  • 2013 EDW Lynch, Portraitlandia, Portraits of Real Portlanders, Laughing Squid
  • 2013 Alex Bigman, The Anxiety That Artists Feel, East Bay Express
  • 2013 Alicia Eler, The Day Portland Stood Still, Hyperallergic
  • 2013 Asset Abdirov, Judgment Day, Esquire
  • 2013 Aline Smithson, Photolucida: Kirk Crippens: Bank Rupture, Lenscratch
  • 2013 Kristi Turnquist, Portraitlandia: Images of Portlanders That Echo Portlandia, The Oregonian
  • 2012 Steve Bisson, Squatter Desert, Urbanautica
  • 2012 Joerg Colberg, Kirk Crippens, Conscientious
  • 2012 Christian L. Frock, De-Mobbing Invests in Different Futures at the Headlands Center for the Arts, KQED Arts
  • 2012 Erika Rae Langdon, Open Show, San Francisco Examiner
  • 2012 Aline Smithson, Hidden Population, Lenscratch
  • 2011 Lauren Henkin, Interview at Photolucida, Photo Radio, photoradioblog.com
  • 2011 Aline Smithson, Kirk Crippens, Lenscratch: lenscratch.blogspot.com
  • 2011 Julie Grahame, Kirk Crippens: The Great Recession, aCurator: acurator.com
  • 2011 Jason Houston and David Bram, The Dealership Wreck, Fraction Magazine
  • 2011 Jeffrey Callison, Foreclosure, USA, Insight, Capital Public Radio
  • 2011 Mike Fitzgerald, Portraits of Stockton's Foreclosure Pain, The Stockton Record
  • 2011 Envisioning Judgment Day, SFMOMA Artists Gallery Blog
  • 2010 Tim Wagner, World Photography Organization, Why the New Photographer is not a Soloist, Worldphoto.org
  • 2010 Pixel Study #14, Discover Magazine
  • 2010 Foreclosure, USA, F-Stop Magazine
  • 2010 Steve Bisson, Manfrotto School of Xcellence, Kirk Crippens, Manfrottoschoolofxcellence.com
  • 2010 Pete Brook, Prison Photography. Hidden Population: Kirk Crippens' San Quentin, prisonphotography.wordpress.com
  • 2010 Alan Bamberger, ArtBusiness, RayKo Photo: (Por)trait Revealed, artbusiness.com
  • 2010 Steve Bisson, Another Black Sunday: Foreclosure, USA, urbanautica.com
  • 2010 Rebecca Horne, The Dying of the Television Light, Discover Magazine: Visual Science
  • 2010 Tessa Stuart, Best Laid Plans: Foreclosure, USA, KQED Radio
  • 2010 Rebecca Horne, The Pixel Vision of Kirk Crippens, Discover Magazine: Visual Science
  • 2010 Hana Baba, A Haunting Portrait of the Foreclosure Crisis, KALW Radio
  • 2010 Michael DeLong, Kirk Crippens: Foreclosure, USA, Flavorpill
  • 2010 Nancy Ewart, SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Ft. Mason: Kirk Crippens, SF Examiner: Arts and Entertainment
  • 2010 Heidi J. De Vries, Foreclosure, USA, Engineer’s Daughter
  • 2009 DeWitt Chang, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Art Business
  • 2009 Lunch With Cheeta, Orion Magazine
  • 2008 Dewitt Chang, Artifacts: Critics Weekly Pick, East Bay Express

 

Lectures and Artist Talks

  • 2013 City College, Photographers and Their Images, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Newspace Center for Photography, Portraitlandia, Portland, OR
  • 2013 Delta College, Bank Rupture, Stockton, CA
  • 2012 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
  • 2012 Berkeley Community College, Photographing Projects, Berkeley, CA
  • 2011 University of California, Promises and Prophecies, Berkeley, CA
  • 2011 Stanford University, Photographing Projects, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2011 PhotoAlliance Workshop, Portfolio Reviews, with Luis Delgado, Inverness, CA
  • 2011 University Of The Pacific, Foreclosure, USA: Stockton, Stockton, CA
  • 2010 PhotoAlliance, Foreclosure, USA & Recent Work, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 Open Show, Introducing: Mary Elizabeth Moves, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Foreclosure, USA, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009 Fotovision, Introducing: Foreclosure, USA, Berkeley, CA
  • 2008 Berkeley Art Center, Treasure Island, Berkeley, CA