Arne Svenson

Born 1952, Santa Monica, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2016
The Neighbors, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
The Neighbors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

2015
The Workers, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2013
The Neighbors, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
The Neighbors, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

2012
About Face, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2010
The Library, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Strays, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR

2005
Unspeaking Likenes: Portraits, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
Other People's Projects: Alba Ballard, White Columns, New York, NY

2004
Sock Monkeys, UMC Art Gallery, University of Colorado at Boulder

2003
Sock Monkeys, Colette Gallery, Paris, France

2002
Sock Monkey, Sock Monkey, Sock Monkey, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sock Monkeys, S.K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, OR
Sock Monkeys, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Las Vegas, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX

1999
Las Vegas, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998
Prisoners, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Prisoners, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
California Prisoners, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Mary Aaron Museum, Marysville, CA

1997
Las Vegas, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Occurrences, S.K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, OR

1995
S.K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, OR

1994
Faggots, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Unnamed, Unveiled, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Clinical Studies, Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Group Exhibitions

2016
Making a Scene: Storytelling and the Real, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY
Fact/Fiction, 9th Annual Jeonju International Photography Festival, South Korea

2015
Visual Leader: Lead Awards 2015, Photography Museum at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Frontyard Backstreet, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video, The Modern of Art Museum, New York, NY
of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

2014
Public Eye, New York Public Library, New York, NY
Through the Lens: Portraiture and Self Portraiture, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
UNKNOWN: Pictures of Strangers, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH

2013
My Aim is True, The Frostig Collection, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Toy Stories, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

2010
Trompe L'Oeil, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio Ni Una Mas, Drexel University , Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Find Me, Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY
Tales of the Flesh, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
The First Six Years, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
Heads, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Mutter Museum Photographs, Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Beauty is Embarrassing, Western Project, Culver City, CA
The Book on Vegas Show, M + B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Joint Venture, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis. Catalog w/illustrations

2005
Trade, White Columns, New York, NY
James D. Phelan Art Award Exhibition, Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

2004
Extraordinary Bodies: Photographs from the Mutter Museum, touring Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL; Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2003
Geometry of the Face, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002
Facing AIDS: Imaging the Global Epidemic, touring 2002 - 2005 Museums in Barcelona, New York, Washington D.C., Moscow, and Rio De Janeiro, Catalog
The Mutter Museum, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
An Eye for Golf, The Arthur Griffin Center for Photographic Art, Winchester, MA
New Figurists, Red Dot, New York, NY
Inaugural Show, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2001
Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

2000
Wanted, Photographs do not Bend, Dallas, TX
Group Show, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Photoanatomic, The Barrister Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1999
The Cultured Tourist, Carol Ehlers Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998
In Your Face, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
The Cultured Tourist, Leslie Tonkonow Projects, New York, NY
Neighborhood Watch, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Crossing the Frontier, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Catalog
In Visible Light: Photography and Classification in Art, Science and The Everyday, Oxford Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, Catalogue, Traveling to: Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Viva Las Vegas, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996
Ferocious, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Tool Show, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

1995
Ars Medica: Treasures from the Mutter Museum, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (as curator)
Lines of Flight, 24 Hours for Life Gallery, New York, NY
Phallic Symbols, 24 Hours for Life Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Foreign Ferns, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
Animal Farm, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Of Science and Humanity, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, CA
Summer Show, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Animal Body, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Plant Body, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Foreign Ferns, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Group Show, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC
Ordinary People, The Guest Room, Los Angeles, CA, Catalogue

1990
Images from the Front, Photography Challenging AIDS, The Center, New York, NY

1989
Selected Sins, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Self and Shadow, Burden Gallery, New York, NY
Victoria, Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Books

The Neighbors, Julie Saul Gallery, 2015
Unspeaking Likeness, Twin Palms Press, 2013
Strays, Siman Media Works, 2012
Chewed, with Ron Warren, Ideal World Books, 2001
Hidden Treasures: The National Library of Medicine, Blast Books, NY, 2011
Sock Monkey, with Ron Warren, TeNeues, 2008
Mrs. Ballard's Parrots, Harry Abrams, 2005
Sock Monkey's (200 out of 1, 863), with Ron Warren, Ideal World Books, 2003
Prisoners, Blast Books, NYC , 1997

Publications & Reviews

"Arne Svenson The Neighbors", DNCHT Magazine, May 2015
"Portfolio, Photography Arne Svenson Behind Las Vegas", Lurve Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015
Lyon, Christopher, “Artful Volumes”, Bookforum, June/July/August 2015
Aletti,Vince, “Goings On About Town, Arne Svenson”, The New Yorker, May 5, 2015
Ebony, David, “David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for April.” April 22, 2015
Christoph, Sara “Artseen: Arne Svenson: The Workers”, The Brooklyn Rail, May 6, 2015
Mallonee C. Laura, “Artist Who Furtively Photographed His Neighbors Wins in Court, Again”, Hyperallergic, April 21, 2015
Kail, Ellyn, “Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and
Happenings in New York (Apr 6 – 12),” Feature Shoot, April 6, 2015
Comstock Lindsay, “The 10 Best New Photography Exhibits of Spring 2015” American Photo, March 30, 2015
Weingart Ken, “Interview with NYC fine art photographer Arne
Svenson,” Ken Weingart Art and Photography Blog, March 16, 2015
Love, Carter, "Surreal Depictions of the Denizens of Las Vegas," The New York Times * Style Magazine, December 11, 2014
Pollack, Barbara, "When Does Surveillance Art Cross The Line?", *ArtNews
, September 9, 2014
Coppelman, Alyssa, Gripping Photos of Forensic Facial Reconstruction Sculptures of Suspected Murder Victims, feature shoot, March 20, 2014
Ghys, Clement, “Chambres avec Vues,” Liberation, October 2013
Meltzer, Even, “Arne Svenson,” Frieze, October 2013
Gamerman, Ellen, “The Fine Art of Spying,” The Wall Street Journal, September 2013
Hall, Emily, “Arne Svenson,” ARTFORUM, September 2013
Boucher, Brian, “Arne Svenson Basks in Court Victory,” Art in America, August 2013
Steinberg, Claudia, Die Zeit, Issue number 23, May 29, 2013
Khatchadourian, Raffi, “Arne Svenson Photographs His Neighbors,” The New Yorker, May 27, 2013
Ryan, Kathy, “When Photography Imitates Voyeurism,” The New York Times, May 23, 2013
Rosenberg, David, “Watching the Neighbors, New York City-Style,” Slate, May 21, 2013
Feinstein, Roni, “Arne Svenson,” Art in America, May 2013
“Arne Svenson,” The New Yorker, May 2013
Wagley, Catherine, “Arne Svenson: The Neighbors,” Photograph Magazine, March/April 2013
ArtScene, February 2013
Shaw, Michael, “Arne Svenson,” Visual Art Source, January 2013
Wagley, Catherine, "Arne Svenson: The Neighbors", Photograph Magazine, February 2013
Thomas, Mary, "Artist's Portraits a Glimpse into the World of Autism", Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette
, May 9, 2012, with reproductions
Hannon, Julie, "The Art of Reading a Face", Carnegie Magazine, Winter 2011/12, with reproductions
Shaw, Kurt, "Arne Svenson's Photos Get to the Nonverbal Core", Pittsburgh Tribune Review, February 29, with reproductions
Isenberg, Robert, "Exhibition Review", Pittsburgh CityPaper, May 2, 2012, with reproductions
Suqi, Rima, "Chewed", The New York Times, September 28, 2011, with reproductions
Aletti, Vince, "Heads", The New Yorker, January 11, 2010
Tout Va Bien, Review, with reproductions, December 20, 2009
"The Book on Vegas", Greybull Press, with reproductions, 2006
Smith, Roberta, "Exhibition Review", The New York Times, Nov 25, 2005
Halle, Howard, "Watch the Birdie", Time Out New York, w/reproductions, November 24, 2005
Newman, Andrew Adam, "CSI: Photography Studio", The New York Times,with reproductions, August 28, 2005
Hay, David, "Life and Death", The Los Angeles Times, with reproductions, August 30, 2005
Strausbaugh, John, "A Dreamer and her Parrot-Shtick Method", The New York Times, with reproductions, April 2, 2005
Robinson, Andrew, "The Way Art Should Work", Gay City News, w/reproductions, March 10, 2005
Hancock, Noelle, "Exhibition Review", The New York Observer, w/reproduction, January 13, 2003
Ebony, David, "Arne Svenson at Julie Saul", Art in America, with reproduction, May 2003
Ballentine, Sandra, "Footnotes", The New York Times Magazine, with reproduction, Feb 23, 2003
Bal, Sumeet, Featured Book of the Week, Entertainment Weekly, with reproductions, April 4, 2003
Time Out New York, Featured Book, with reproductions, May 1, 2003
2wice Magazine, Animal Issue, Vol 7, with reproductions, 2003
"Facing AIDS: Imaging the Global Epidemic", Umbrage Editions, with reproductions, 2003
Cowan, James, "Sock it to Me", National Post, Canada with reproductions Nov. 24, 2003
Worden, Gretchen, The Mutter Museum, Blast Books NYC, with reproductions, 2002
Wallis, Stephen, "Turn Shake Flip", Eyestorm Publications, with reproductions, 2002
Smith, John W, "Possession Obsession: Andy Warhol and Collecting", The Andy Warhol Museum, with reproductions, 2002
Pagel, David, "Monkey See, Monkey Do at Svenson Exhibition", The Los Angeles Times, with reproductions, July 26, 2002
Blair, Stephen, "Monkey Mania", Portland Tribune, with reproductions, August 2, 2002
Allen, Angela, "Darned monkey business", The Columbian, with reproductions, July 16, 2002
Visionaire (V) Magazine #18, with reproduction, July/August, 2002
Birdsall, Elizabeth, "Subverting the Archive: Contemporary Functions of the Evidentiary Photograph in Work by Arne Svenson", thesis, 2002
D. Eric Bookhardt, "Exhibition review", Art Papers, issue. April/March 2001
American Photograph 17, with reproductions, 2001
MacCash, Doug, "Bodies of Research", New Orleans Times Picayne, December 1, 2000
Carney, Phillip, "Suspects", Creative Camera, issue 355, with reproductions, January 1999
Schaffner, Ingrid, "Tourist Snaps", Art on Paper,with reproduction, Jan/Feb 1999
Duncan, Michael, "Arne Svenson at Julie Saul", Art in America, with reproduction, January 1998
Aletti, Vince, "Voice Choice-Review", The Village Voice, with reproduction, January 13, 1998
Coleman, A.D. "Visual Literacy, Photography in New York", with reproduction, March/April 1998
Long, Andrew, "Goings on About Town: Photography", The New Yorker, Jan. 27, 1998
Johnson, Ken, "Exhibition Review", The New York Times, January 30, 1998
Goldberg, Vicki, "Eliminating the Distance Between Two Points", The New York Times, November 27, 1998
Chambers, Karen, "Arne Svenson at Julie Saul Gallery", Review, February 1, 1998
Ebony, David, "New York Top Ten", ArtNet, January, with reproduction, 1998
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara, "Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage", University of California Press, with reproductions, 1998
Fine Art Photography 2, Graphis, Inc., with reproductions, 1998
American Photography 14, reproductions, 1998
Beckmann, John, "The Virtual Dimension", Princeton Architectural Press, with reproductions, 1998
Lind, Ingela, "Nar Foto Forlorade Oskulden", Dagens Nyheter, October 20, 1998
Long, Andrew, "Rogues Gallery, Final Furlough", The New Yorker, with reproductions, February 24, 1997
Roalf, Peggy, "Just Passing Through", Aperture issue #149: Dark Days: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, with reproductions, 1997
Roberts, Russell, "In Visible Light: Photography and Classification in Art, Science, and The Everyday", Oxford Museum of Modern Art Publication, with reproductions, 1997
Aletti, Vince, "Voice Choice-Review", The Village Voice, May 13, 1997
Long, Andrew, "Goings on About Town: Photography", The New Yorker, April 21, 1997
Rugoff, Ralph, "Underworld, Through a Glass Negative, Darkly", Los Angeles Weekly *Literary Supplement, Winter, with reproductions, 1997
Strausbaugh, John, "Making Book", *New York Press
, with reproductions, October 8, 1997
Macleod, Chris, "Art Pick-Review", Manhattan Spirit, with reproduction, April 18, 1997
Ebony, David, "New York Top Ten", ArtNet, with reproduction, April 12, 1997
Row, D.K., "The Substance of Quiet", Willamette Weekly, reproductions, May 7, 1997
Rosenthal, Tom, "Dead Interesting", Punch, May 30, 1997
Hagen, Charles, "Beyond Ars Medica", The New York Times, December 29, 1996
Levin, Kim, "Freak Out", The Village Voice, December 19, 1996
"Goings on About Town: Art", The New Yorker, December 8, 1996
Newhall, Edith, "What's the Mutter", New York Magazine, December 8, 1996
Dery, Mark, "Lost in the Funhouse", World Art issue #2, with reproductions, 1996
Doran, Anne, "Beyond Ars Medica: Treasures from the Mutter Museum", Time Out #13/14, December 1996
Gragg, Randy, "The Best Shows of November", The Oregonian, December 1, 1996
Aletti, Vince, "Voice Choice-Review",* The Village Voice*, January 18, 1994
Hagen, Charles, "Foreign Ferns", The New York Times, December 17, 1994
Kalil, Susie, "The Secret Life of Plants", The Houston Press, May 12, 1994
"Goings on About Town: Photography. The Sensitive Plant", The New Yorker, December 27, 1994
Smith, Tracy, "The Mirror", New Observations, issue #93, with reproductions, January/February 1993
Strausbaugh, John, "Skin Mirrors", New York Press, vol. 4, #1, with reproductions, December 24, 1993
Aletti, Vince, "Voice Choice- Review", The Village Voice, November 12, 1991

Collections

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Cleveland Clinic
Goldman Sachs
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, PA
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Swiss RE Capital Bank
Walt Disney Corporation
West Collection

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