Collier Schorr

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Collier Schorr (born 1963 in New York[1]) is an American artist and fashion photographer best known for her portraits of adolescent men and women, which often blend photographic realism with elements of fiction and youthful fantasy.[2] Her work explores themes such as history, nationality, and war, as well as gender and identity. Among her influences are German and Jewish social history, World War II, wrestling,[3] Andrew Wyeth and August Sander.[4]

Schorr grew up in Queens, New York [5] and studied journalism at the School of Visual Arts. In the 1980s and the 1990s she also worked actively as an art critic.[1] Her photography work was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and the 2003 International Center for Photography Triennial. In 2008 she received a Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin.[6] She currently resides in Brooklyn and spends her summers with family in Schwäbisch Gmünd, in Southern Germany.[7]

Schorr considers herself a feminist, though she says: "perhaps, I would not be considered a good feminist by some people, among them ex-students of mine, who might have found me too overbearing, sacrilegious, and not nurturing enough to be a good feminist."[8]

Schorr has been represented by 303 gallery in New York since the early 1990s.




  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
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  3. ^ Schorr, Collier. "Wrestlers Love America". Art21. Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  4. ^ "Artists speak: Collier Schorr," in Art: 21. School Arts, Nov. 2003, p. 19-20.
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  6. ^ "Guna S. Mundheim Visual Arts Fellow, Class of Spring 2008". American Academy in Berlin. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Collier Schorr in Conversation with Thomas Demand". 032c. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ Schor, Mira; Amos, Emma; Bee, Susan; Drucker, Johanna; Fernández, María; Jones, Amelia; Kaneda, Shirley; Molesworth, Helen; Pindell, Howardena (1999-01-01). "Contemporary Feminism: Art Practice, Theory, and Activism--An Intergenerational Perspective". Art Journal. 58 (4): 8–29. JSTOR 777908. doi:10.2307/777908. 
  9. ^ Kunst, MMK Frankfurt am Main | Museum für Moderne. "Ausstellung Details ::: MMK Frankfurt am Main". (in German). Retrieved 2017-06-29. 

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