Neeta Madahar

Born 1966, London

Education

2004 National Graduate Seminar, The Photography Institute, Columbia University, New York

2003 M.F.A. Studio Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (S.M.F.A.) and Tufts University, Boston, MA

1999 B.A. Fine Art (First class honors), Winchester School of Art and University of Southampton, Winchester, England

1998 European Socrates Exchange Program - three-month study visit, Barcelona, Spain

1996 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, City of Bath College, Bath, England

Solo Exhibitions

2010
Flora, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, England
Flora, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

2009
Pollination, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Neeta Madahar: Bradford Fellowship in Photography 2008-09, National Media Museum, Bradford, England

2008
Solstice, PM Gallery, London, England
Solstice, Harewood House, Leeds, England

2007
Cosmoses, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, England
Falling, Vision Space, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, England
Neeta Madahar: Sustenance: , Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

2006
Falling, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Neeta Madahar: Nature Studies, University Gallery and Baring Wing, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, England
Nature Studies, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
Neeta Madahar, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.
Nature Studies, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, England
Nature Studies, Galerie Poller, Frankfurt, Germany

2005
Falling, Fabrica, Brighton, England
Neeta Madahar, Institute of International Visual Arts, London, England
Sustenance, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Sustenance, curated by Martin Parr, Rencontres d'Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France
Sustenance, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, England
Sustenance, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

2003
New Work, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Recent Digital Prints, Project Space, New England School of Art & Design, Boston, MA

Group Exhibitions

2011
Beautiful Vagabonds: Birds in Contemporary Photography, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

2010
Something That I'll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, India.
This Is Not The Chelsea Flower Show, Diemar/Noble Photography, London, England.
21, Harewood House, Leeds, England.

2009
Back to the Garden, 60 Wall Gallery, Deutsche Bank, New York, U.S. Anomalies: From Nature to the Future, Rossi & Rossi Ltd, London, England.

2008
(RE)Imaging Photography, Reinberger Galleries, The Cleveland Institute of Arts, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Bird Studies, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
Something That I'll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Herbert Art Gallery Museum, Coventry, The Hatton Gallery,
Newcastle University and Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, England
Display of Sustenance works, Prime Minister's residence at 10 Downing Street, England
Ornithology, Contemporary Art Galleries: Storrs and Stamford, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2007
Unnatural, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boson, MA
Something That I'll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
Susan Derges, Neeta Madahar and Daro Montag, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England
Wood for the Trees and Falling Leaves, Gimpel Fils, London, England
Alchemy: Transformations in Contemporary Photography, Abbott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, England
On the Wall: Aperture Magazine '05/'06, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
Natured Anew: reflections on the natural world, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
Committed to Print, Sharples and Winterstoke Galleries, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England

2006
Alchemy, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, England
Make Believe, Shillam+Smith, London, England
Forest Dreaming, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Exeter, England
Going Ape: Confronting Animals in Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
'The Living Is Easy': International Contemporary Photography, Flowers East Gallery, London, England
Into the Light of Things, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, England
Alchemy, Harewood House, Yorkshire, England
Collecting, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England
Taking Inventory - Transformation Through Compilation, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2004
Sanctuary: Photography and the Garden, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Brigstock, Kettering, England
Mostyn 2004, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales.
Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
For the Birds, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut

2003
Construction - Coincidence?!: Young Photographers from the US, Momentum Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
25hrs - International Video Art Show, Barcelona, Spain
The Witney Biennial 2003, Tisch Gallery, Tufts University, Boston, MA

2002
Prequel, Tisch Gallery, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Almost Home, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
Consideraciones Al Respecto 7, Metrònom, Barcelona, Spain
Tanto por Ciento, Domestico '02, Madrid, Spain

2001
Evolveart: Exposición de Arte Digital, Evolvebank, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain
Toy, Gallery fx, Boston, MA

2000
International Selection of Video Art, Centro Cultural de España, Lima, Peru.

1999
It's Only Paper, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, England

Selected Awards, Grants, Residences & Teachings

2008-2009
Bradford Fellowship in Photography, National Media Museum, Bradford, England.

2008
Juror for the Photography Bursary Awards, National Media Museum and Wilson Centre for Photography, UK.
Selector for the 2008 Jerwood Photography Awards, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Portfolio Magazine, UK.
Guest editor of Flowers edition of Leisure Centre magazine, UK.

2007
British Council Artist's Travel Grant, England
Print commission from the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, England
Commission award from Film and Video Umbrella, Harewood House and Aspex Gallery

2006
Braziers International Artists' Workshop, Oxfordshire, England
Visiting photography lecturer at University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, England

2005
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Nominee, The Photographers' Gallery, London, England
Commission award for Falling from Fabrica, inIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) and Photoworks, England
Arts Council Grant, England

2003
Juror's Award, Member's Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.
Karsh Award for Photography Honorable Mention, S.M.F.A., Boston, MA, U.S.
2003 Photo District News 2003 Photo Annual, U.S.
2000-2003 Full Graduate Scholarship, S.M.F.A. and Tufts University, Boston, MA, U.S.

2002
Boit Award, S.M.F.A., Boston, MA, U.S.

1999
The Lina Garnade Memorial Trust Award, Winchester School of Art, England

Selected Bibliography

Nazraeli Press (ed) Flora, Nazraeli Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S., 2010 McQuaid, Cate Scenes of bearable brightness, The Boston Globe, June 30 2010, p4
Gidley, Mick Womanhood with Flowers, Source, Issue 62, Spring 2010, p50-51
Graham-Dixon, Andrew MPs falling into hell among artistic Labour of love, The Sunday Telegraph, March 7 2010, p9
Nikkhah, Roya Brown shows his true colours, The Sunday Telegraph, March 7 2010, p9
Gavin, Miranda Neeta Madahar: Flower Power, Hotshoe International, Dec/Jan 2010, Issue 163, p60-67
Chalmers, Gloria (ed) Special 50th Edition, Portfolio Magazine, No. 50, November 2009, p68-69
Horton, Derek A More Beautiful Coherence: Nature and Artifice in the Photographs of Neeta Madahar, Archive, No. 16, October 2009, p6-7 Lowry, Joanna Beautiful Artifice, Archive, No. 16, October 2009, p16-17 HA, Seyoung Sustenance, Falling, Cosmoses, Monthly Photography, Vol. 497, June 2009, p74-85
Nazraeli Press (ed) Neeta Madahar: Sustenance, One Picture Book Series #51, Nazraeli Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S., 2008
Harrison, Jane Looking to the heavens, Ealing and Acton Gazette, July 11 2008, p29
Hayes, Alex, Ever-changing skies, Ealing Times, June 26 2008, p4
Image of the Week, TheKnowledge section, The Times, June 2008, p3
Jones, Bob Solstice on Classic FM Arts Daily, Classic FM radio broadcast, June 2008
O'Brien, James Solstice, LBC radio broadcast, June 20 2008
Green, Kate Solstice, Town and Country section, Country Life, June 18 2008, p103
Millis, Christopher Salons of Summer, The Boston Phoenix, August 7, 2007
McQuaid, Cate Exploring the mysteries of 'Cosmoses', The Boston Globe, August 2 2007
Hodge, Roger D., Findings, Harper's Magazine, Vol. 314, No. 1884, May 2007, p100
Cunningham, Caroline, Photography: Take the Plunge, House & Garden (U.S. Edition), March 2007, p78
Ehmann, Sven and Klanten, Robert and Mischler Mika (eds), Into the nature: of Creatures and Wilderness, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2006
Douglas, Anna and Barron, Katy (eds), Alchemy: twelve contemporary artists exploring the essence of photography, England, 2006
O'Brien, Barbara, Neeta Madahar: Capturing the Everyday Sublime, Art New England, October/November 2006
Shirley, Rosemary, Bird Watching with Neeta Madahar, Garageland Magazine, Issue 3: Nature, 2006
Noble, Laura (ed), The Art of Collecting Photography, AVA Publishing (UK) Ltd., Sept. 2006
Prodger, Michael, Bittersweet Summertime, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, August 27 2006
Coomer, Martin, The Living is Easy, Time Out: London, No.1879, August 23-30 2006
Miller, Francine, Neeta Madahar, Tema Celeste, Issue 116, July-August 2006
McQuaid, Cate, A natural progression, The Boston Globe, May 4 2006.
Alexander, Jesse, Falling: Neeta Madahar, Hotshoe International, April/May 2006
Noble, Andrea, Nature Studies, Source, Issue 46, Spring 2006.
Kaufman, Kenn Suspended in Animation, Audubon Magazine, January-February 2006
Brown, Chris (ed), An International Practice, a-n Collections: Beyond the UK, January 2006
Zollner, Manfred, Neeta Madahar: Falling (2005), Phototechnik International, Nov/Dec 2005
Chandler, David (ed), Nature Studies, Photoworks, Brighton, England, October 2005.
Beem, Edgar Allen, A Career Takes Flight, Photo District News Magazine, Issue 8, August 2005.
Herbert, Martin, Neeta Madahar, Time Out: London, No. 1819, June 29 - July 6 2005.
Beyfus, Drusilla, Pecking Order, Telegraph Magazine, June 25 2005.
Brown, Camilla, Neeta Madahar: Sustenance, Portfolio Magazine, No. 41, June 2005.
McCormick, Carlo, Neeta Madahar's Ornithology, Aperture Magazine, Issue 179, Summer 2005.
Smith, Roberta, Making an Entrance at Any Age, The New York Times, May 6 2005.
Gripp, Anna, Neeta Madahar: Sustenance, Photonews, September 2004.
O'Hagan, Sean, Conceptual art, It's a piece of cake…, The Observer, July 18, 2004
Jobey, Liz, The World in Miniature, The Guardian, July 14, 2004.
Horton, C. Sean, Boston, MA: Review of Sustenance, Art Papers, May/June 2004.
Zitzewitz, Karin, Mapping South Asian Art, Art India, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Quarter 2, 2004.
Hak, Marriaine, Bird in the Bush, American Photo on Campus, March 2004.
McQuaid, Cate, It's trouble in paradise, in sharp, funny focus, The Boston Globe, Feb 27 2004.
Millis, Christopher, Terrible beauty, The Boston Phoenix, February 20, 2004.
Markonish, Denise (ed), For the Birds, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S., January 2004.
Shaw, Genevieve, Beauty is in her own backyard, Metrowest Daily News, June 5 2003.
Cavouras, Krissa, Light and Shadow, American Photo on Campus, January 2003.
Parcellin, Paul, Review of Almost Home, Art Papers Magazine, November/December 2002.
Belz, Emily, Almost Home: Photographers Exploring Domestic Space, Art New England, October/November 2002.
Mineo, Liz, The magic of photography, Framingham Tab, June 21 2002.
Silver, Joanne, Photo exhibit makes you feel at 'Home,' Boston Herald, June 7 2002.
Suárez, Josina, El Ratón Se Ha Comido Al Pincel, El Pais, January 19 2001.
Front cover, B4P14, a-n Magazine, August 2000.

Selected Collections

Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Gallery Oldham Collections, Oldham, England
Government Art Collection, London, England
Joy of Giving Something Collection, New York, U.S.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MI
MIT Art Collection, Cambridge, MA
National Media Museum Collection, Bradford, England.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MI
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Pallant House Gallery Collection, Chichester, England.
Progressive Art Collection, Ohio, U.S.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
UBS Financial Services, New York, NY
University of Warwick Art Collection, Coventry, England
V&A Museum, London, England
Wellington Management, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
West Collection, Oaks, PA

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