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					Justine Kurland
Justine Kurland
Born in 1969, Warsaw, USA. Lives and works in New York, USA.


Education
1998       M.F.A., Yale University, New Haven, USA
1996       B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York, USA


Solo Exhibitions
2011        He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France
2010        Clark & Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada
            Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
2009       This Train is Bound for Glory, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA
           CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, USA
2007        New Works, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
            Of Woman Born, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA
2006       Figures in the Landscape: Justine Kurland Photographs, Brattleboro Museum & Art
           Center, Brattleboro, USA
           Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2005       Justine Kurland: Idylls of the King, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK
           Songs of Experience, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan
           Seven Pleiades, Torch Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004       Songs of Experience, Gorney Bravin + Lee, NY, USA
2003       Welcome Home, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
           Golden Dawn, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK
           Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI, USA
           Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
           Columbus State University, Columbus, USA
2002        Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
           in community, skyblue, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, USA
           Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
2001        Torch Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
            Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
            Módulo, Lisbon, Portugal
            Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, USA
1999        Patrick Callery, New York, USA
1998        Artists' Space, Project Room, New York, USA




Group Exhibitions

2011       Berlin-Paris, Galerie Frank Elbaz at Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010       Stalking the Wild Asparagus, The Print Center, Philadelphia, USA
           Wonderers , Nelson Gallery, University of California Davis, USA
           Out of the Woods, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks and Projects, New York, USA
2009       Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West, The Museum of
           Modern Art, USA
          Clarke & Faria Presents, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada
          And the fair Moon Rejoices: Contemporary Visionaries in the Wake of Blake, Mills Gallery,
          Boston College of Art, USA
          Ophelia, Sehnsucht, Melancholy, Longing for Death, Museum of Modern Art,
          Arnhem, The Netherlands
          Leaving Olympus, Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada
2008     The World is All That Is the Case, Hudson Franklin Gallery, Washington DC, USA
          Through You: Photography Selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection,
          University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, USA
          Role Models, National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York, USA
          Darger-ism, American Folk Art Museum, New York, USA
          New Work (from 2007), Danziger Projects, New York, USA
          People, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Napoli, Italy
          Art Gallery of Alberta, Generation, Canada
2007      Utopian Mirage: Social Metaphors in Contemporary Photography and Film
          Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, USA
          Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL, The Last Seduction: A Welcome Surrender to Beauty
          Yancey Richardson, New York, USA
          Timer 01/Intimacy, Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy
          True Bearing, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, USA
2006     Sight/Insight: Contemporary Photography from the Heather and Tony Podesta
         Collection Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
          Suspension, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, USA
          Arcadia, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA
          Recent Landscape Photography: The Intimate and the Sublime St. Louis Art
          Museum, St. Louis, USA
          Taken for Looks: Imaging Food in Contemporary Photography, Southeast Museum
          of Photography, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, USA
          Utopia, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
          staged/unstaged, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK
2005     Ideal Worlds – New Romanticism in Contemporary Art Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt,
         Germany
          Roebling, New York, Wasteland: 21st Century Landscape
          Outpost, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Boston, USA
          The Madness of Paradise: Photographs of Gregory Crewdson, Annabel Elgar and
          Justine Kurland Sweet Briar College, Anne Gary Pannell Art Gallery, Sweet Briar,
          USA
2004      The Bambi Effect, Savage Art Resources, Portland, USA
         Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA Fresh: Youth Culture
         in Contemporary Photographs Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock,
         USA
         Indigestible Correctness II, curated by Rita Akermann and Lizzi Bougatsos
         Kenny Schachter/ROVE, New York, USA
         Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape, Lehman College Art
         Gallery, The City University of New York, Bronx, USA
         Everything’s Gone Green, Photography and the Garden, National Museum
         Photography Film & Television, UK
          The Human face is an empty force, a field of death, Annet Gelink Gallery,
          Amsterdam, Netherlands, curated by Angelblood
          Preview Collection, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan
2003-4    Double Exposure, ING Bank, Kortrijk, Belgium
2003     Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of
         Photography, New York, USA
          Afternoon Delight, curated by Max Henry, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, USA
          Doble Vision, Fábrica de Tabacos, Madrid, Spain
          SYLVA, A Tree Show, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, USA
          Flesh Tones, 100 Years of the Nude, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, USA
2002      Girl, Georgia State University School of Art & Design Galleries, Atlanta, USA
          Lookalike. Barbie. Lolita. Lara Croft Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam, The
          Netherlands
          Exotic Representation, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College,
          New York, USA
          Art Downtown: New Photography, Wall St Rising, New York, USA
          Portrait as Performance Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, USA
          Regarding Landscape, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
          The Dubrow Biennal Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, USA
          Love the One You're With, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, USA, curated by John
          Caperton
          Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, USA
          Portrait as Performance, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, USA
          RE: Action, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, USA
2001      Between Fantasy and Pleasure The Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona,
          Tuscon, USA, curated by Mia Ruyter
          Video Jam, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, USA
          Sonsbeek 2001, City of Arnhem, The Netherlands, curated by Jan Hoet (cat.)
          Game Face: What Does a Woman Athlete Look Like?, Smithsonian Institution,
          Washington, USA, curated by Jane Gottesman (cat.)
          Justine Kurland, Torbjorn Rodland, Hellen van Meene, Galleria Laura Pecci, Milan,
          Italy
          Bright Paradise, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, curated by Allen
          Smith (and residency, cat.)
          Settings and Players: Theatrical Ambiguity in American Photography, 1960-2000,
          White Cube!London, England; curated by Louise Neri and Vince Aletti ; The Czech
          National Gallery for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
2000-1    Snapshot Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA
2000      Hunter Gallery Selects, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, USA
          Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography
          Collection, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
          Identities, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
          Lemon Tree Hill, Asprey Jacques, London, UK
          Emotional Rescue: Contemporary Art, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA ;
          Project Collection, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany,
          Nothing in Common, Audiello Fine Art, New York, USA
          Greater New York, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, organized with
          Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
1999      Girlschoo, Brennau University Gallery, Gainsville, USA
          Return to Splendor, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, USA
          P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, USA
          Another Girl Another Planet Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New
          York, USA
1998      Thesis Exhibition, Yale University, New Haven, USA



Public collections
          Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, USA
Columbus State University, Columbus, USA
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, USA
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, USA
Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, USA
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, USA
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, USA
St. Louis Art Museum, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Justine Kurland
He sleeps where he falls
Exhibition from April 2nd to May 4th, 2011                   Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm

Opening on Saturday, April 2nd



Galerie Frank Elbaz is pleased to announce He sleeps where he falls, Justine Kurland’s first solo exhibition
at the gallery.

In this series, photographed during a nine-month road trip, living in a van with her 6-year-old son, Justine
Kurland focuses on nomadic subcultures: train-hoppers, hitchhikers, wilderness squatters, wayfarers, and
drifters. Her work draws upon the nineteenth-century landscape tradition of depicting a perfect place. The
photographs are narratives gleaned from America’s dream of itself: a collective identity based on firm faith
in the inalienable right to freedom. These images are portals into the not quite real yet not quite fictional
realm of the American frontier.

The pastoral and utopian themes explored in her earlier work are here cut with a new sense of urgency,
borne straight out of the struggle to leave home because it did not feel like home, to go it alone, to give up
what society has to offer, to say “fuck you” to parents, God, and country. A forbidding realism and an
increasingly matter-of-fact quality in Kurland’s new work has subsumed the earlier nostalgia for edenic
nature. It forces whatever rarified traces of idealism that remain into stark relief — like a child's fragile toy in
the carbon-colored landscape of a geologic catastrophe, or a tree-dappled ray of light being dissolved by
the unruliness of young man's beard.

Of course, in a larger sense, the struggle is the artist's own, as she too has realized the necessity of a
nomadic life to the lifeblood of her art.




Justine Kurland was born in 1969 in Warsaw, New York. She lives and works in New York, USA.
She received her B.F.A from School of Visual Arts, NY in 1996, and her M.F.A. from Yale University in 1998.
Her work has been exhibited extensively at museums and galleries in the U.S. and internationally. Recent museum exhibitions have
included : 2009 : Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA ; CEPA
GALLERY, Buffalo, New York, USA (solo) ; 2008 : Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photograph, National
Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., USA.
Her work is in the public collections of institutions including the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the ICP, all in New
York; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal.
She is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash and galerie Frank Elbaz in Paris.



For more informations, please contact Daphné : +33 (0)1 48 87 50 04 / daphne@galeriefrankelbaz.com
Justine Kurland
Vue de l’exposition He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
View of the exhibition, He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
Justine Kurland
Vue de l’exposition He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
View of the exhibition, He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
Justine Kurland
Vue de l’exposition He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
View of the exhibition, He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
Justine Kurland
Vue de l’exposition He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
View of the exhibition, He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
Justine Kurland
Vue de l’exposition He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
View of the exhibition, He sleeps where he falls, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, 2011
Justine Kurland
View of the Sierra Nevada, 2010, C-print, 101,6 x 127 cm, Édition de 6
View of the Sierra Nevada, 2010, C-print, 40 x 50 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Dan, Reclining, 2010, C-print, 76,2 x 101,6 cm, Édition de 6
Dan, Reclining, 2010, C-print, 30 x 40 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Casper’s Last Naked, 2010, C-print, 76,2 x 101,6 cm, Édition de 6
Casper’s Last Naked, 2010, C-print, 30 x 40 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
After Darius Kinsey, 2010, C-print, 101,6 x 76,2 cm, Édition de 6
After Darius Kinsey, 2010, C-print, 40 x 30 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Nova SS, 2011, C-print, 76,2 x 101,6 cm, Édition de 6
Nova SS, 2011, C-print, 30 x 40 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Lava Beds National Monument, 2010, C-print, 61 x 76,2 cm, Édition de 6
Lava Beds National Monument, 2010, C-print, 24 x 30 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Hitchhiker, 2010, C-print, 50,8 x 61 cm, Édition de 6
Hitchhiker, 2010, C-print, 20 x 24 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Astride Mama Burro, Now Dead, 2007, C-print, 101,6 x 127 cm, Édition de 6
Astride Mama Burro, Now Dead, 2007, C-print, 40 x 50 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Donner Pass, 2008, C-print, 127 x 101,6 cm, Édition de 6
Donner Pass, 2008, C-print, 50 x 40 in, Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Hemp Bracelet For Spanging, 2009, C-print, 76,2 x 101,6 cm, Édition de 6
Hemp Bracelet For Spanging, 2009, C-print, 30 x 40 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Counting Hoppers, 2008, C-print, 76,2 x 101,6 cm, Édition de 6
Counting Hoppers, 2008, C-print, 30 x 40 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Portrait of a Hobo, 2007, C-print, 80 x 61 cm, Édition de 6
Portrait of a Hobo, 2007, C-print, 311/2 x 24 in., Edition of 6
Justine Kurland
Prospecting the South Fork of the Platte River, 2008, C-print, 48,3 x 58,4 cm, Édition de 6
Prospecting the South Fork of the Platte River, 2008, C-print, 19 x 23 in., Edition of 6
Barbara Pollack, “The other Americans” in ARTnews, June 2010, pp. 94-99
Artforum, January 2010

				
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