Randy West (photographer)

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Randy West (born 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a noted American fine art photographer, perhaps best known for his distinctive and avant-garde use of the photographic medium, as seen across several series of his work *[1]. West is also on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, and a director of the school's Master of Fine Arts program for photography, video, and related media.

Exhibitions[edit]

West is represented by the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York. Other individual exhibitions have appeared at the Jan Kesner Gallery in Los Angeles, the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, the Houston Center for Photography, and as part of the Here Theater Project. His work has also appeared in group exhibitions, including exhibitions with the International Center for Photography, the San Diego Contemporary Art Museum, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson*[2], and the Marlborough Gallery.

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2007 Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY, Bird Rabbit Snake.[1]
  • 2006 Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Bird Rabbit Snake.[2]
  • 2004 Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, Pretty.
  • 2002 Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, Pretty.[3] Here Theater Project for Satan's Journal, New York, NY, Vine videos.
  • 1998 Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, Lines of Sight.
  • 1997 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Lines of Sight.
  • 1996 Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Seascapes 1993-94. Thomas Barry Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Seascapes 1993-94. Agnes Gallery, Birmingham, AL, Seascapes 1993-94.
  • 1995 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Seascapes 1993-94. Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, Seascapes 1993-94.
  • 1993 Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, Water and Ice. Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Seascapes 1989-92.
  • 1991 Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, On Our Way to Heaven. Opus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Flowers + Grass. Pasadena City Installation, Pasadena Arts Commission, CA, On Our Way to Heaven. Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Koslow Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1989 Koslow Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1988 Harbor College, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1986 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 9 Portraits
  • 1984 Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Group Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2010 The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ [4]
  • 2009 Recent Acquisitions, United States Federal Reserve, Washington, DC; Recent Acquisitions, The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, Aperture Foundation, NY;[5] Forces of Nature, Danese Gallery, New York, NY; Beyond the Document: Color Field Photography, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
  • 2008 Framing AIDS, Queens Museum, Queens, NY [6]
  • 2007 Enlightened Development, Architecture + Design Museum, Los Angeles, CA [7]
  • 2002 Aquaria, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany,[8] Aquaria, International Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria, Oceans, National Resource Defense Council, [Some] Photography [Abstract], Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA [9]
  • 2000 Group Show, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY; On Photography, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1999 Female, Wessel + O'Connor, New York, NY; Thin Air, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY; Seachange, International Center for Photography, New York, NY; Seachange, San Diego Contemporary Art Museum, San Diego, CA
  • 1998 Seachange, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
  • 1997 Portraits 19th & 20th Century Photography, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY; Oceans & Galleries, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
  • 1996 Small Works V, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Swimmers, Washington Center for Photography, Washington, DC
  • 1995 Seascapes, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA; H20, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Hedrick Martin Institute, New York, NY; Group Show, Art Place, New York, NY
  • 1994 Group Show, Art Place, New York, NY, Group Show, Limbo, New York, NY, Group Show Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1993 London Lighthouse, London, England; OUT Benefit, for AIDS Research, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1991 Pasadena's Choice, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Water Street Studios, New York, NY; Los Angeles Photography Center, CA
  • 1990 Los Angeles Photography Center, CA
  • 1989 Los Angeles Photography Center, CA
  • 1988 Harbor College, Los Angeles, CA, Appalachian State University, SC
  • 1987 Photography, Etc., Marcuse Pheifer Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1986 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA; Zeus Trabia Gallery, New York, NY; Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY, National Aperture '86, NC

Recognition[edit]

The New York Times, Photography in New York, the Los Angeles Times, Artweek, and The Village Voice have each published reviews of West's work.[10] His Seascape series was also published in Sea Change: The Seascape in Contemporary Photography, a publication from the Center for Creative Photography. West has also been recognized by the Hedda Stern Foundation, the City of Pasadena Cultural Arts, and the Ahmanson Foundation.

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