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Fire and Ice: Timescapes Exhibit
Andrew Smith Gallery
Santa Fe, NM

www.andrewsmithgallery.com

April 25 - May 30, 2015



"Beneath our Feet," at the New Mexico Museum of Art in
Santa Fe, Mar 7, 2014 – Aug 17, 2014.
Opening and public reception: Friday, March  7, from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Gallery talk: Friday, April 4, at 5:30 pm
.
Mixed Media – These feet are made for walking: Photographs by Joan Myers,
The Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo article by Michael Abatemarco



Joan Myers: "The Jungle at the Door: A Glimpse of Wild India"
September 26 - October 15, 2012
Andrew Smith Gallery


Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Oregon (http://www.experienceeugene.com/Emerald-Art-Center): Exhibit–August 1-31. Gallery Talk–Friday, August 31st at 6:30 PM

Linn-Benton Community College (South Santiam Hall Gallery), Albany, Oregon: Exhibit–September 1-21. Gallery Talk–Saturday, September 1st at 5:30 PM

Valley Of The Ancient Lake - Works Inspired by the Salton Sea THE SALTON SEA HISTORY MUSEUM. My images are part of an inaugural group exhibition of photographs and paintings. There is an opening reception April 3, 2011 from 3-7pm. www.saltonseamuseum.org


Mapping a Green Future, through November 21, 2009, Santa Fe at the Center for Contemporary Arts'
MUÑOZ WAXMAN GALLERY


WATER PLANET : Beauty, Abundance, Abuse
September 5 - December 12, 2008, State Capitol of New Mexico, Santa Fe


Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., May 2006 and then touring the country.
Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey has completed its four-year tour, opening at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., and then traveling to an additional 15 venues. After closing, the exhibition was acquired by the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno as part of their Altered Landscape collection. The photographs will be exhibited November 27, 2010–April 3, 2011 in the museum's Hawkins Contemporary Gallery.


Brimstone
Andrw Smith Gallery
June 27- September 10, 2008


Visions of Passage Photographers, Writers, And the American Scene
The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA, March 24-June 2, 2002
Berlin, Germany 2003
More About Visions of Passage



Pie Town Woman - A Touring Exhibit
NM Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces,
February 20, 2004-July 4, 2004



Salt Dreams: Reflections from the Downstream West-A Touring Exhibit
Salt Dreams, the exhibit, was organized and funded by the California Council for the Humanities

Puente la Reina

Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds
De Santos Gallery, Houston, Texas, October 11-November 8, 2003

Joan Myers' photographs span the last quarter of the twentieth century and several locales.She is known for her platinum-palladium prints, a hand-coating process where the image becomes part of the drawing paper on which it is printed. Myers' work is in the Museum of Modern Art, the Center for Creative Photography, the George Eastman House, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Myers' work is in the collections of individuals and corporations such as Paine Webber, Chase Manhattan Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. Six books of her work have been published:

Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey, May 2006.
Pie Town Woman The Hard Life and Good Times of a New Mexico Homesteader (2001).
Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California (1999).
Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and WW II
(1996)
Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds (1991)
Along the Santa Fe Trail (1986),

Brief Biography of Joan Myers


Selected public collections

Museum of Modern Art

George Eastman House

National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Amon Carter Museum

University of New Mexico

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Atlantic Richfield Corporation

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska

Biblioteque Nationale

Delaware Art Museum

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Iowa State University

Fluor Corporation

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Chase Manhattan Bank

North Virginia Community College

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts

Denver Art Museum

Kawasaki Museum, Tokyo

Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles

Microsoft Corporation

New Orleans Museum of Art

Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles

St Louis Museum of Art

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson

Newport Harbor Art Museum

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Delaware Art Museum

Newport Harbor Art Museum

Selected one-person shows

2006-2010 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) show of "Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey"

2003 Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe

2003 DeSantos Gallery, Houston
2002-2003 Albuquerque Museum show and tour of "Pie Town Woman"

2001-2002 California Council for the Humanities tour of "Salt Dreams"

1998 Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe

1996-1998 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) tour of "Whispered Silences" (including Japanese American National Museum, San Diego Museum of Photographic Art, California State University--Sacramento)

1996 Port Washington Public Library, New York

1994 Vision Gallery, San Francisco

1994 Salt Lake City Art Museum, Salt Lake City

1993 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

1993 Corpus Christi University, Corpus Christi

1993 Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe

1992 Rice University Media Center, Houston

1992 Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque
(Traveling Show of "Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds")

1991 Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1991 Audubon Naturalist Center, Chevy Chase,
Maryland

1989 Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe

1988 Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock

1987 Center for Creative Photography, Tucson

1987 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art,
Utah State University, Logan

1998 Griffith Art Gallery, Stephen F. Austin
State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

1986-1989 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) tour of "Santa Fe Trail Series"
(including Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Akron
Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum,

Colorado Historical Society)

1986 Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe

1986 Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York

1985 Dallas Public Library, Dallas

1984 Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs

1984 Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

1983 University Art Museum, University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque

1982 Etherton Gallery, Tucson

1982 Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska,
Lincoln

1982 California State University, Long Beach 1981
Equivalents Gallery, Seattle

1981 Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe

1981 Galerie Perspectives, Paris, France

1981 Mancini Gallery, Philadelphia

1980 Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, California

1979 Mancini Gallery, Houston

1979 Port Washington Public Library, New York

1978 Stanford University Museum, Stanford, California

1978 Photopia, Philadelphia

1977 Thackrey and Robertson, San Francisco

1976 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York


Two-person shows

1984 Port Washington Public Library, New York

1981 Galerie Montesquieu, Agen, France

1981 Galerie Arpa, Bordeaux, France
                            

Selected group shows
2008 "Women to Watch" at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. , March 14-June 15, 2008.

2007 "Weather Report: Art and Climate Change," Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado

2006 "Antarctica." Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto

2005 "The Noble Metals: Platinum & Palladium," The International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, Oklahoma City

2004 "Wanderers, Travelers, and Adventurers," MOPA, San Diego

2002 "Visions of Passage: Photographers, Writers and the American Scene," Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego (traveling to Europe, Japan, and the U.S.)

2002 "Re-Viewing Photography," Allegheny College (traveling thereafter)

2001 "A Handful of Soldiers: the Story of V Site and the Implosion Detonator," Governor's Gallery, Santa Fe

1999 "The Altered Landscape," Nevada Museum of Art, Reno (then traveling)

1998 "Picturing History: Manzanar," Friends of Photography Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco

1997-1998 "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th 
Century," St. Louis Art Museum (traveling to Fine Arts Museum,
 Santa Fe; Mead Art Museum, Amherst)
            
1997 Alternatives," Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
            
1997 Figuring the Body," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
            
1996 "Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West," Whitney Museum of American 
Art, New York
            
1996 "History as Influence: Photographic Pluralism," 
Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine (touring 
Ukraine)
            
1996 "Silver Traces," Boston Photo Collaborative, Boston
            
1995 "Insight: Women's Photographs," George 
Eastman House, Rochester
            
1995 "Kissing," G.Ray Hawkins Gallery 
(traveling to New York City, Denver and Portland)
            
1994 "The Kiss," Mitsukoshi Gallery, Tokyo (traveling to Osaka
and Nagoya, then Denver, N.Y., Portland, Dallas, 
Atlanta and Hong Kong)
            
1994 "Private Identity and Public Conscience," 
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
            
1993 "Crossing Territories," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
            
1992 "Representatives," Center for Creative Photography, 
Tucson
            
1992 "Contemporary American Photography Masters," 
Cinema Center, Moscow 
            
1992 "Artists of 20th Century New Mexico," 
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe 
            
1992 "The Country Between Us: Contemporary American 
Landscape Photographs," Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts
College of Art, Boston 
            
1991 "21 Photographers from New Mexico," Vision Gallery, 
San Francisco
            
1989 "Contemporary Photography in New Mexico," 
Taos Art Association, Taos
            
1989 "Current Trends in American Photography," 
Chinese Photographers Association, Canton, China1
            
1988 "American Documentary," Kawasaki Museum, Tokyo
            
1988 "Vistas/Contemporary Southwestern Art," 
Zimmerman-Saturn Gallery, Nashville
            
1988 "The Feminine Touch," Thomas Fine Arts, Pasadena
            
1988 "Explicit Image II," Caroline Lee Gallery, Houston
            
1986-1988 "Third Western States Exhibition," 
Western States Arts Foundation Traveling Show (including 
Brooklyn Museum, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Yellowstone
 Art Center, Museum of SouthTexas)
            
1987-1988 "Reclaiming Paradise: 
American Women Photograph the Land," 
Tweed Museum of Art Traveling Show, Duluth, Minnesota
            
1986 "A Breath of Light," New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
            
1985 "New Mexico Photographic Survey," 
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
            
1985 "Contemporary Portrait Photography," Mills House, 
Santa Ana College, Garden Grove, California 
            
1985 "Women of the American West," Bruce Museum, 
Greenwich, Connecticut
            
1984 "Twentieth Century Nudes," Eclipse Photographics, 
Boulder, Colorado
            
1984 "The Palladium Print Today," Laurie Klein Gallery, 
Brookfield, Connecticut
            
1983 "The Fine Print," Oklahoma Museum of Fine Art, 
Oklahoma City
            
1983 "Plants and Flowers," Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York
            
1983 "Particulars: Selections from the Miller-Plummer Collection of Photography, George Eastman 
House, Rochester
            
1983 "International Photographers," Eaton Shoen Gallery, 
San Francisco
            
1982 "Earth, Clay, Stone: The Photographer's View of 
Southwestern Architecture," Phoenix Art Museum
            
1981 "Beyond the Valley of Photography," 
Corpus Christi State University Art Museum, Texas
            
1981 "California: The State of Landscape, 1872-1981," 
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, 
California (traveling to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
            
1980 "Women/Image/Nature," Tyler School of Art, 
Philadelphia
            
1980 "Transparences," Galerie Viviane Esders, Paris
            
1979 "The Contemporary Platinotype," Rochester 
Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
            
1979 "Color in Question," Catskill Center for Photography, 
Woodstock, New York
            
1979 "The Nude," Kiva Gallery, Boston
            
1978 "The Male Nude," Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York
            

Bibliography

2006 Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey. Smithsonian Books, 2006

2005 Fischer, Jack. “Still Life,” Stanford Magazine, March/April 2005

2004 "Pilgrims in the Kingdom: Travels in Christian Britain." Photographs by Joan Myers, text by Deborah Douglas and David Douglas. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2004

1999 Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California with text by William deBuys and photos by Joan Myers, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 1999

1998 Myers, Joan. “Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds,” LensWork Quarterly, No.22, Aug-Oct 1998

1997 Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century. St. Louis Art Museum,

1996 Myers, Joan and Gary Okihiro. Whispered Silences:
Japanese Americans and World War II.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996

1993 Debuys, William. "Aerial Reconnaissance,"
Northern Lights, Fall 1993

1993 Bell, Judith. "Joan Myers," Photographer's Forum,
September 1993

1993 Morris-Shortlidge, Constance.
"Joan Myers--Archeological Continuum," Viewcamera,
July/August 1993

1993 "Women of a Certain Age," The American Voice, No.33,
1994

1992 Artists of 20th Century New Mexico, Museum of
New Mexico Press, 1992

1991 Bode, Barbara. "In the Footsteps of a Pilgrim," New York Times Book Review, December 22, 1991

1991 Myers, Joan, Donna Pierce and Marc Simmons. Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds, Albuquerque,
University of New Mexico Press, 1991

1990 Bell, Judith. "The Salton Sea Photographs,"
Rangefinder, September, 1990

1990 Coke, Van Deren. "Joan Myers," Photo Metro,
March, 1990

1989 Hines, Alan. "Artists of Different Cultures,"
American Artist, December, 1989

1987 "The Zone of the Interior/Photographs by Joan Myers,"
Image, San Francisco Examiner, February 15, 1987

1986 Myers, Joan and Marc Simmons.
Along the Santa Fe Trail, University of New Mexico Press, 1986

1986 Sturman, John. "Joan Myers," Art News, December, 1986

1986 Kotik, Charlotta, curator. Third Western States Exhibition, Western States Arts Foundation Santa Fe,
New Mexico, 1986

1986 Simon, Harold, curator. A Breath of Light,
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 1986

1986 Brenson, Michael. "How the Myths and
Violence of the West Inspire its Artists," The New York
Times, June 15, 1986

1986 "Travel Advisory: Santa Fe Trail Exhibit,"
The New York Times, September 7, 1986

1985 The Essential Landscape:
The New Mexico Photographic Survey,
University of New Mexico Press, 1985

1985 Shields, Kathleen, "Joan Myers and the Santa Fe Trail,
New Mexico Magazine, November, 1985

1985 Elliott, Malinda, "Trail into Timelessness," Americana,
November/December, 1985

1984 "Joan Myers," The 1985 Photography Annual

1983 Particulars: Selections from the Miller-Plummer Collection
of Photography, International Museum of Photography at
George Eastman House, Rochester, 1983

1982 Asbury, Dana. "Joan Myers," Artspace, Summer, 1982

1981 California. The State of Landscape 1872-1981. Newport
Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

1981 Eleven Santa Fe Photographers.
Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles,

1981 Nouveaux Nus, Contrejour, Paris, 1981

1981 "Recent Color," The Archive, Center for Creative
Photography, University of Arizona

Research Series, No. 14, December, 1981

1979 Hafey, John and Tom Shillea. The Platinum Print.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 1979

1979 Shirey, David L. "New Moods Out of the Past,"
The New York Times, November 4, 1978 Thornton,
Gene.

"Deliberately Old-Fashioned," The New York Times,
November 26, 1977 Tannenbaum, Judith.

"Joan Myers," Arts Magazine, February, 1977

Multi-Media Performance

1991-1992 "Concentrated Images," (on the Japanese Relocation Camps) for Musician, Poet and Visuals with Greg Steinke and Lawson Inada

Grants and Awards

2003 Eliot Porter Grant from the New Mexico Council on Photography

2002 Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant from the National Science Foundation

2001 Best Illustrated Trade Book Award from the Publishers Association of the West for Pie Town Woman

2000 William P. Clements Prize for the Best nonfiction Book on Southwestern America for Salt Dreams

1998 "The National Millennium Survey," organized by James Enyeart, director of the Marion Center, College of Santa Fe

            
1997 "Myers Center Award for the Study of Human 
Rights in North America" for Whispered Silences
            
1996 "Golden Globe Award" for Whispered Silences from 
the Maine Photographic Workshops
            
1990 Artist Projects grant funded by the National 
Endowment for the Arts and the Arizona 
Commission on the Arts
            
1982 National Endowment for the Arts Survey Grant