Michael Light
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Born 1963, Florida
 
EDUCATION
1993 MFA, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, California
1986 BA, American Studies, Amherst College 1986
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 "Two Sublimes, Idaho" Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2011 "Some Dry Space" Blue Sky/ Oregon Center for Photographic Arts, Portland, Oregon
2010 "InterMountain" Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California
"InterMountain" Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2009 “100 Suns,” Yours Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
  "New Work," Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California
2008 Some Dry Space: An Inhabited West,” Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
  “Bookworks and Photographs,” Galerie Michael Wiesehoefer, Cologne
  “100 Suns,” Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington
  “100 Suns,” Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee
2007 “Edge Of The West,” Galerie Luc Bellier, Paris
  “Los Angeles 07.27.05,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
San Francisco Museum of Art, California
“Bookworks,” Hosfelt Gallery, New York
2006 “100 Suns,” Hosfelt Gallery, New York
“Full Moon,” Hasselblad  Center, Goteborg, Sweden
2005 “Hover,” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California
  “Arid Flows: Los Angeles and Its Deserts,” Natural History Museum of LA County, California
“100 Suns: For Robert, Ernest & Edward’s Berkeley, 1945-1962”, University of California, Berkeley
2004 “100 Suns,” Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
“Silence and the Big Blast,” Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh
  “100 Suns,” Auditorium Arte, Rome
“100 Suns,” Frehrking + Wiesehofer Gallery, Cologne
  “Some Dry Space,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2003 “100 Suns,” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California
2001 Metropolitan Transit Authority/Arts For Transit, Grand Central Station, New York
2000 "Full Moon," Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  "Full Moon" American Museum of Natural History, New York
1999 "Full Moon," Hayward Gallery, London
"Full Moon," Huis Marseille/Foundation for Photography, Amsterdam
  "Full Moon," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1995 "Blue Fall," Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
  “Ranch & Oblivion,” Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, California
 
SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 “State of Mind: A California Invitational,” Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
“75th Anniversary Show,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2009 “The Moon,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  "The Moon," Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany
  “Controverses,” Biblioteque Nationale, Paris
"Lives of the Hudson," Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  “This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A. Photographs,” Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
2008 “The Enduring Landscape,” Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  “Atomic Afterimage,” Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
  “This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in Los Angeles Photographs,” Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
  “Picturing Modernity: The Photography Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
“Controverses,” Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
2007 “PEEP: The Kerry Stokes Collection”, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia
  “Landscapes of War,” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
“Something That I’ll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A,” Victoria & Albert Museum, London
“Re-SITE-ing the West: Contemporary Photographs from the Permanent Collection,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
2006 “City Limits,” University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, CA
“To The Human Future: Escape From The Dark Side,” Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
2005 “Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy,” ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
“Nuclear Realities: Images of the Bomb,” Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
“Techno-Sublime,” Colorado University Art Museum, UC Boulder, Colorado
“Les Grands Spectacles: 120 Years of Art and Mass Culture,” Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
2004 “Wirklich Wahr! Realitatsversprechen von Fotografien,” Ruhrlandmuseum, Essen, Germany
“Kurzdavordanach,” Die Photographische Sammlung, Cologne, Germany
  “Building the Unthinkable,” apexart, New York
“The Nuclear West,” Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV (traveling)
“Techno-Sublime,” Colorado University Art Museum, UC Boulder, Colorado
2003 “The New Sublime,” Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  “Paper,” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 “Deep Space: Sensation and Immersion,” Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
  “Night Skies and Imaginary Coordinates: The Artist as Navigator,” Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto
2001 "Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen," Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  "The World From Here," Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles
  "Space Odyssey," Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
2000 "Multiple Sensations," Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
  "Deep Distance," Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
  "The Desert," Fondation Cartier pour L’Art Contemporaine, Paris
1999

1999 "Cosmos: From Romanticism to the Avant-garde," The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 
PUBLICATIONS
Bingham Mine/ Garfield Stack, 2009, Radius Books
100 Suns, 2003, Knopf Publishers
Full Moon, 1999, Knopf Publishers
Ranch, 1993, Twin Palms Publishers
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Achenbach Collection, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, CA
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
UCLA Young Research Library, CA
Santa Barbara  Museum of Art, CA
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Nevada Museum of Art, NV
American Museum of Natural History, NY (Permanent Exhibition)
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
New York Public Library, NY
Center For Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
Huis Marseille Foundation for Photography, Amsterdam
Australia Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne