Gerald Slota

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Gerald Slota
Known forPhotography and photo-based art, installation art, conceptual photo art

Gerald Slota (born 1965) is an American artist and photographer who has been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally. Slota is represented by the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York City[1] and the Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles.[2] He is known for a deconstructed style of working with his own or found photographs and drawing, cutting, and transforming the images.

His first book, Gerald Slota: Story[3] with Joyce Carole Oates and Chuck Mobley was selected as one of the New York Times "Top Ten Photo Books of 2012".[4]

Slota's works have been included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art,[5] the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA),[6] the Norton Museum of Art,[7] the George Eastman Museum,[8] and as a billboard[9] with the 2018 Los Angeles Billboard Creative Show[10] and in numerous private collections. He has been commissioned to create original editorial artwork by many national and international publications including the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Aperture, Vice, and Stern.

Critical and academic texts[edit]

  • Artforum Donald Kuspit on Gerald Slota, March 2019[11]
  • Photograph Magazine, "Gerald Slota; AFTER" by Jean Dykstra Jan/Feb 2019[12]
  • The New Yorker, "Telling Stories: The Art of Gerald Slota" by Siobhan Bohnacker.[13]
  • The New York Times, "Gerald Slota's Photos Paired With Neil LaBute's Words" by Elaine Louie.[14]
  • Aperture, "Because the Darkness Feeds My Soul" with Neil LaBute 2009.[15]
  • New York Observer, "The Darkroom: Neil LaBute Follows a Cruel Art Collaboration With a New Play" by Ricardo Bilton.[16]
  • Los Angeles Times, "Neil LaBute tries his hand at an art show" by David Ng and Lisa Fung.[17]
  • Palm Beach Daily News, "Imaging Eden: How photographers shaped way we see the Everglades" by Jan Sjostrom.[18]
  • HyperAllergenic, "Looking Beyond the Myths of the Everglades" by Laura C. Mallonnee.[19]
  • "The Photographer's Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas"[20] Edited by Jason Fulford, Published by Aperture, 2014.
  • "The Unseen Eye Photographs from the Unconscious"[21] by W.M. Hunt, Published by Aperture, 2011.
  • "American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection"[22] Published by the [1] Tokyo Photographic Art Museum Museum, 2000.
  • "Criticizing Photographs" Fifth Edition, Terry Barrett, Published by McGraw Hill.[23]
  • Ricco Maresca In The Company of Two Vivid Imaginations.[24]
  • The New York Times, "Once Upon A Time 200 Years Later" by Siobhan Bohnacker.[25]
  • The 3200, NYC, Portfolio, Issue 1.
  • Blow Photography Magazine, "True" Ireland, Issue 1.[26]
  • BOMB Magazine, Portfolio, by Betsy Sussler, Spring 2007.[27]
  • George Eastman House Catalogue, Found, by Alison Nordstrom, 2007.
  • Fotograf #6, "Found" exhibit review by Dagmar Cujanova, 2005.
  • Prague Post, "Ghosts of the Past," review by Mimi Rogers, 2005.
  • Fotograph Magazin, "Gerald Slota: Found" by Dagmar Cujano.[28]
  • Art in America, Review by Jean Dykstra. 2004.
  • Photography in New York: Cover and About the Cover by Jean Dykstra. 2003.
  • Art News, "The New Visionaries" by Barbara Pollack. 2003.
  • Photography Now, Journal fur Fotografie und Videokunst, "Ordinary Madness" 2003.
  • SF Camerawork, "Everyman: A Search for the Male Form" by Nora Kabat. Vol. 29, No.1, Spring/Summer.
  • The New York Times, "Amid Fragmentation, Hints of Narrative" by Barry Schwabsky, 1997[29]
  • The Record, "Picasso with a Camera" by Mary Jane Fine, September 24, 1996
  • The New York Observer, "Gerald Slota's Residue of Tales; It's Not Art Brut, It's Art" by A.D. Coleman, January 15, 1996.

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

AFTER, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York[30]
STORY, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York[31]
STORY, Castell Photography, Asheville, North Carolina[32]
STORY, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
HOME. SWEET. HOME., Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA[33]
HOME. SWEET. HOME. Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York[34]
URBANIA, Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
URBANIA, Quality Pictures and Contemporary Art, Portland, OR[35][36]
FOUND,, Hasted/Hunt Gallery, New York[37]
FOUND, Project Space, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY[38]
FOUND, Langhans Galerie, Prague, CZ[39]
FABLE, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
FABLE, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York[1]
GONE, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
CRACKED, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
SMASHED, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
ORDINARY MADNESS, Allan P. Kirby Arts Center Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ
TRUE, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

Commissioned works[edit]

  • New York Magazine, The Haunting of 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey Artwork by Gerald Slota 2018[40]
  • VICE, Exorcism. Photographs by Gerald Slota and Tim Freccia. The Photo Issue 2013.[41]
  • New Yorker, A Mistake by Awhile Sharma, Photograph by Gerald Slota.[42]
  • New Yorker, The Itch by Atul Gawnde, Photograph by Gerald Slota.[43]
  • New York Times Magazine, The Bipolar Puzzle by Jennifer Egan, Photographs by Gerald Slota.[44]
  • The New York Times, Maybe Just Drunk Enough to Remember by John Eligon, Photograph by Gerald Slota.
  • The New York Times, In a Eulogy, Finding A Person by Sandeep Jauihar, Photograph by Gerald Slota.[45]
  • The New York Times, Is Hysteria Real? by Erika Kinetz, Photograph by Gerald Slota.
  • The New York Times, Nurses Step Up Efforts Against Attacks by David Tuller Photograph by Gerald Slota.[46]
  • New York Magazine, The Mother Smotherer by Sam Anderson Photograph by Gerald Slota.[47]
  • Washington Post. Cracked by Ruben Castaneda, Photograph by Gerald Slota.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Society for Photographic Education Speaker November 2018[48]
  • Mid-Atlantic Grant: New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship – 2001, 2009[citation needed]
  • Polaroid 20 x 24 Studio – Summer 1997
  • MacDowell Colony – Summer 1997


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  2. ^ "Gerald Slota - Artists - Robert Berman Gallery". Retrieved Apr 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Oates, Joyce Carol; Slota, Gerald (2012). Gerald Slota: Story. SF Camerawork Publications. ISBN 978-0984303854.
  4. ^ "Top 10 Photo Books of 2012". The New York Times. 24 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Whitney Museum Gerald Slota Acquisition".
  6. ^ "Los Angeles County Museum of Art Gerald Slota Acquisition".
  7. ^ "Norton Museum Gerald Slota Acquisition".
  8. ^ "George Eastman Museum Gerald Slota Acquisition".
  9. ^ "The Billboard Creative on Instagram: GeraldSlota at Western and Santa Monica Blvd". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-26. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  10. ^ "The Billboard Creative".
  11. ^ Kuspit, Donald (March 2019). "Donald Kuspit on Gerald Slota". Artforum. 57 (7). Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  12. ^ "Gerald Slota: After at Ricco/Maresca Gallery". Photograph Magazine. 2019-02-11. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  13. ^ "Telling Stories: The Art of Gerald Slota". The New Yorker.
  14. ^ Louie, Elaine (20 October 2010). "Gerald Slota's Photos Paried With Neil La Bute's Words". The New York Times.
  15. ^ "Because The Darkness Feeds My Soul". Aperture. 196.
  16. ^ "Neil Labute Follows a Cruel Art Collaboration". New York Observer.
  17. ^ "Neil LaBute tries his hand at an art show". LA Times Blogs – Culture Monster. January 9, 2012. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  18. ^ "Imaging Eden: How photographers shaped way we see the Everglades". palmbeachdailynews. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  19. ^ "Looking Beyond the Myths of the Everglades". Hyperallergic. April 2, 2015. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  20. ^ Fulford, Jason; Halpern, Greg (2014). The photographer's playbook : 307 assignments and ideas. Fulford, Jason,, Halpern, Greg,, Slack, Mike (First ed.). New York. ISBN 9781597112475. OCLC 876290443.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  21. ^ Hunt, William M. (2011). The unseen eye : photographs from the unconscious. Ewing, William A.,, Hunt, W. M. (William M.) (First Aperture ed.). New York, N.Y. ISBN 9781597111935. OCLC 727701957.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  22. ^ Amerika shashin no seiki : Poraroido Korekushon = American perspectives : photographs from the Polaroid Collection. Ikezawa, Natsuki, 1945–, 池澤夏樹, 1945–, Tōkyō-to Shashin Bijutsukan., 東京都写真美術館. (Shohan ed.). [Tokyo]: Tankōsha. 2000. ISBN 447301763X. OCLC 45467808.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  23. ^ Barnett, Terry (2011). Criticizing Photographs. ISBN 978-0073526539.
  24. ^ "In the Company of Two Vivid Imaginations - Ricco Maresca Gallery". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  25. ^ Bohnacker, Siobhán (December 29, 2012). "Once Upon a Time, 200 Years Later, in Pictures". The 6th Floor Blog. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  26. ^ "issue 01 // staged – blowphoto magazine". blowphoto magazine. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  27. ^ "Portfolio by Gerald Slota – BOMB Magazine". April 2007. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  28. ^ "gerald slota: found | Fotograf Magazine". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  29. ^ Schwabsky, Barry (October 5, 1997). "ART REVIEW; Amid Fragmentation, Hints of Narrative". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  30. ^ Ricco Maresca Gallery {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  31. ^ Velazquez, Erika (November 8, 2010). "NOTEWORTHY WORKS: Gerald Slota in Collaboration with Neil Labute". NOTEWORTHY WORKS. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  32. ^ "STORY: GERALD SLOTA | An Opening Reception Event". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  33. ^ "HOME.SWEET.HOME – Exhibitions – Robert Berman Gallery". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  34. ^ "Gerald Slota/Neil Labute | Home.Sweet.Home | Ricco Maresca Gallery". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  35. ^ "Preview – The Gallery Guide – Previews – Urbania: Gerald Slota, Christopher Rose, David Isenhour". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  36. ^ "Photography in Portland: July 2008". THAT'S A NEGATIVE. June 25, 2008. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  37. ^ "Exhibition Found - artist, news & exhibitions -". (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  38. ^ "Exhibition Found - artist, news & exhibitions -". (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  39. ^ "GERALD SLOTA (Langhans)". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  40. ^ "The Haunting of 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey". New York Magazine. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  41. ^ "Exorcism". VICE. 2013.
  42. ^ "A Mistake". The New Yorker.
  43. ^ "The Itch". The New Yorker.
  44. ^ Egan, Jennifer (September 12, 2008). "The Bipolar Puzzle – What Does it Mean to be a Manic-Depressive Child?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  45. ^ Jauhar, Sandeep (October 27, 2008). "In a Eulogy, Finding a Person, Not a Patient". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  46. ^ Tuller, David (July 8, 2008). "Nurses Step Up Efforts to Protect Against Workplace Assaults". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  47. ^ "The Mother Smotherer". 4 October 2007. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  48. ^ "SPE National".

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