Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kirk Crippens has
been photographing since he was a child. Crippens began
exhibiting in the United States in 2008, and internationally
in 2011. In addition to other institutions and collections,
his prints are held by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston,
Houston, Texas; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington
D.C.; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,
Bentonville, Arkansas and the Oakland Museum of Art,
Oakland, California. In addition to many others, his work
has been shown in the National Portrait Gallery, London;
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; the Datz
Museum, Gwangju, South Korea; the National
Portrait Gallery, Scotland; and Pingyao International
Photo Festival, Pingyao, China, where he exhibited in
2012 and 2015 and began his curatorial career in 2016.
His first book, Live Burls , was published in 2017 by Schilt
Publishing. His second book, Going South - Big Sur,
released in 2019, was also published by Schilt.
His photographs are represented in the United Stated
by the SFMOMA Artists Gallery and in
Europe by Schilt Gallery, Amsterdam.