DAVID LEVINTHAL
Born in San Francisco, CA, 1949
Lives and works in New York, NY

Education
S.M. Management Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
M.F.A. Photography, Yale University, 1973
A.B. Studio Art, Stanford University, 1970

Grants
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 1995
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artists Fellowship 1990-91
Polaroid Corporation Artist Support Grants 1987-89
Prix du Livre de Photographie, Le Prix du Livre-Images, les Rencontres, Arles, France, 1997

Selected One-Person Exhibitions
2004
"Boys of summer," Augen gallery, portland, or
“Baseball,” Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
“Netsuke,” Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
2003
“Baseball,” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
“David Levinthal,” Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
“The Wild West,” Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
“Small Wonder: Worlds in a Box,” Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
2002
“From the Valley of the Dolls: David Levinthal, 1985-2001,” Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, FL
“XXX,” The Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“The Wild West,” The Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
“David Levinthal: 1975-2001,” Ashevile Art Museum, Asheville, NC
“XXX,” The Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY
“The Wild West,” The Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
“The Wild West,” The Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“The Wild West,” Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
“Blackface,” Alexandria Black History Resource Center, Alexandria, VA
“Small Wonders: World in a Box,” Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
2001
“David Levinthal,” Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
“Small Wonders: World in a Box,” Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
“XXX” Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
“XXX Series,” Modernism, San Francisco, CA
“Blackface,” Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
“XXX Series,” Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
2000
“Modern Romance,” Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
“Wild West Series,” Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
“Blackface,” Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“XXX Series,” Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
1999
“XXX: New Photographs,” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
“Girlfriend! The Barbie Sessions,” San Jose Museum, San Jose, CA:
Traveling to: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY; Salina Art Center, Salina, KS; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
“Spring Fever: David Levinthal’s Baseball Series,” Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
“David Levinthal: Barbie Millicent Roberts”, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
“Barbie,” Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1998
“Wild West”, P.S. 1, Queens, NY
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
New Gallery, Houston, TX
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
1997
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, Philadelphia, PA
Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston, TX
“David Levinthal: 1975-1996,” International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Judah L. Magnus Museum, Berkeley, CA
Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995
University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Galerie H.S. Steinek, Vienna, Austria
Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Megan Fox Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1994
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
Janet Borden Gallery, New York
The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
1993
The Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria
Galerie H.S. Steinek, Vienna, Austria
Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
Pastrays Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
1991
Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland
Forum Bottcherstrasse, Bremen, Germany
1990
Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
1989
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988
C.E.P.A. Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA
Allied Arts Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1987
303 Gallery, New York, NY
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1986
Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Blatent Image Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1985
Area X Gallery, New York
Founders Gallery, University of San Diego, CA
1978
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Quivera Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1977
Carpenter Center of Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA
Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions
2004
“Subway Series: The New York Yankees and the American Dream,” The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
“Subway Series: The New York Mets and Our National Pastime,” Queens Museum of Art, New York
“Boys of Summer,” Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
“After Images: Art as Social Memory,” Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Germany
“At War,” Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain
“Exposed - The Nude in 20th Century Photography,” Stadtische Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany
“Bedecked: Costume and Coiffure,” Des Moines Art Center, IA
“First Thursday,” David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
“Cowboys and Indians: the West as Muse in Contemporary Photography,” Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID2003
“5 YEAR < RETRO,” Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
“Tunnel Vision: A Contemporary Visual Odyssey,” Art Basel & Art Miami, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, FL
“Beyond Tradition: Permanent Collection Photographs,” San Jose Museum of Art, CA
“Flash, Swimsuits and Sports,” Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
“Valley of the Dolls,” Modernism, San Francisco, CA
“Pictures from Within: American Photographs, 1958-2002,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“Not So Cute & Cuddly: Dolls and Stuffed Toys in Contemporary Art,” Ulrich Museum of Art,Wichita, KS
“Sharks in the Morning,” Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, FL
“Indians and Cowboys,” Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
“The Burbs,” DFN Gallery, New York, NY
“American Dream: A Survey,” Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
“Wait Until Dark,” Williams College Museum of Art, Williams, MA
“Faking Real,” Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
“Witness: Theories of Seduction,” Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY
“M_ARS - Art and War,” Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
“Constructed Realities: Contemporary Photography,” Orlando Museum of Art, FL
“Phantom of Pleasure,” Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria 2002
“American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection,” Boston University Art Gallery and Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
“Culture Shock,” The Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
“Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“Erotika,” Riva Gallery, New York, NY
“The American Dream: Swimming Pool,” Sky Studios, New York, NY
“Gun Crazy,” The University of Alabama at Birmingham Visual Arts Gallery
“A Doll's House,” Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
“Desire,” Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
“Selections from the Metropital Museum of Art's Permanent Collection,” Robert Wood Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
“Art Downtown,” Wall Street Rising, New York, NY
“Red as a Color for Exploration and Expression,” Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2001
“Diabolical Beauty,” Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
“Horse Tales: American Images and Icons 1800-2000,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
“Love Affair with Pictures: 25 Years of Collecting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,” Houston, Texas
“Toy With Us,” Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
“300 Year Anniversary Yale University School of Art Alumni Exhibition,” New Haven, CT
“Desire,” Ursula Blickle Stiftung in association with the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
“True Fictions,” Museum Bad Arolsen, Kassel, Germany
“Places & People,” L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
“Phigment,” Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
“Toying with Reality,” Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
“Mémoire des Camps: Photographies des Camps de Concentration d’Extermination Nazis, 1933-1999,” Patrimonie Photographique, Hôtel de Sully, Paris, France
2000
“Stage and Manipulated: Photographic Fictions from St. Louis Collections,”
Cohen Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
“The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
“MoMA 2000: Open Ends,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
“American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection,”
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
“It Was So Hot We Had To Take Our Clothes Off: A Summer Show of Selected Artists,” Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
“The Toy Show,” Nikolai Fine Art, New York, NY
“Living Doll,” The Work Space, New York, NY
“Chorus of Light, Photography from the Collection of Sir Elton John,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
“Made in California, 1900-2000,” Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Islands of Order,” Leeds Gallery, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
1999
“Mastermind of Mode,” International Fashion Festival in Japan 1999, Tokyo, Kobe, and Fukuoka, Japan
“Images for an Age: Art and History at the Center for Creative Photography,” The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
“Un Monde Irréel,” Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
“American Photographs, Part 3: 1968-1999,” Danziger Gallery, New York, NY
“Déja Jadis: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Part I,” Modernism, San Francisco, CA
“Female,” Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY
“Urban Life,” Galerie H.S. Steinek, Vienna, Austria
“Almost Warm and Fuzzy,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
“Through the Looking Glass,” Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art,
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
“Summertime,” Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Built,” Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Stars & Stripes,” Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
“Into the 21st Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection,”
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
“Veiled Time: Contemporary Artists and the Holocaust,” Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery, Trenton, NJ
“I’m the Boss of Myself,” Sara Meltzer’s On View, New York, NY
1998
“Altered Beliefs,” City Gallery East, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA
“Babes,” Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“From the Heart: The Power of Photography-A Collector’s Choice,” Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
“Same Difference,” Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA
“The Not-Quite Doll Show,” O’Kane Gallery, Houston, TX
“Heart, Body, Mind, Soul: American Art in the 1990’s, Selections from the Permanent Collection,” Whitney Museum, New York, NY
1997
“New Realities: Hand-colored Photography, 1839 to the Present,” University ofWyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
“The Mythic Image,” David Adamson Gallery, Washington DC
“Figured,” Associated American Artists, New York, NY
“Devoir de Mémoire,” Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
“Rear View,” California State University, Northridge, CA
“The Gun As Image, “ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
“Making it Real,” Independent Curators International, New York, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Traveling to: Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME; Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville VA; Bakalar Gallery, Boston MA; and Emerson Gallery, Clinton NY
1996
“The Imaginary Real,” The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
“The Importance of Toys,” Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
“Helman Gallery: Invitational,” Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY
“Blind Spot Photography: The First Four Years,” Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, NY
“The Secret Life of Toys,” Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA
“Prospect 96,” Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
“The Enduring Illusion,” Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, CA
“Telling Stories: Narrative Tableau Photography,” Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
1995
“Edward Hopper and the American Imagination,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“An American Century of Photography: From Dry Plate to Digital,” The Hallmark Photographic Collection, Kansas City, MO
“informed by FILM,” Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
“Representations of Auschwitz: 50 Years of Photographs, Paintings and Graphics,” Auschwitz-Birkenu State Museum, Oswiecim, Poland
“After Art: Rethinking 150 Years of Photography,” Selections from the Joseph and Elaine Monsen Collection, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Talking Pictures: People Speak about the Photographs that Speak to Them,” International Center of Photography, Midtown, New York, NY. Traveling to: 1995, The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI. 1996, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mlps., MN; Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ. 1997, Louisiana Art and Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA
1993
“Memories, Facts & Lies,” BlumHelman Gallery, New York, NY
“Dolls in Contemporary Art,” Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
“American Made: The New Still Life,” Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1992
“More Than One Photography,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
“Sofort-Bild-Geschichten, Instant-Imaging-Stories,” Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
“Interpreting the American Dream,” (James Casebere, David Levinthal, Richard Ross), Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria
“Illusions et Travestissements,” A.B. Galerie, Paris, France
1991
“Devil on the Stairs,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA;
Newport Harbor Museum, CA
“Des Vessies et des Lanternes,” La Botanique, Brussels, Belgium; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
“Recent Acquisitions,” Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1990
“Odalisque,” Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, NY
“Rethinking American Myths,” Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1989
“Surrogate Selves: David Levinthal, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons,” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
“Photography of Invention,” National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
“The New Concept,” Forum Stadpark, Graz, Austria
“The Mediated Imagination,” SUNY Purchase, NY
“Abstraction in Contemporary Photography,” Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
“Constructed Realities,” Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
“Theatergarden Bestiarium,” The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Museum, New York, NY
1988
“The Return of the Hero,” Burden Gallery, New York, NY
“The Constructed Image II,” Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“Selections 4,” Photokina 88, Cologne, Germany
1987
“Avant-Garde in the Eighties,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
“Fabrications,” International Center of Photography, New York, NY
“Photography and Art 1946-86,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
1986
“Acceptable Entertainment,” Bruno Facchetti Gallery, NY
“Signs of the Real,” White Columns, New York, NY
1985
BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA
1983
“In Plato’s Cave,” Marlborough Gallery, NY

Selected Public Collections
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BankAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Collection of Eileen and Peter Norton, Santa Monica, CA
Continental Insurance, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Eurostar, Graz, Austria
Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, MO
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis., MN
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Polaroid Collection, Cambridge, MA
Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Heights, OH
San Jose Museum, San Jose, CA
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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