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Willis E. Hartshorn                                                                                                                     2013



Professional Experience
 

Director, 1994 –2013,  International Center of Photography,

 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York. 10036 

The International Center of Photography was established in 1974 to collect, preserve, exhibit and teach photography at all levels, and provide a critical forum for the exchange of ideas and information.  The Center exhibits from a permanent collection of 150,000 images spanning the history of photography. The education program, with 5,000 students, includes an MFA program in conjunction with Bard College. ICP is a non-profit organization chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York and accredited by the American Association of Museums.

EDUCATION

J. Paul Getty Museum Management Institute, University of California, Berkeley, CA,1995

M.F.A., Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, The Program in Photographic Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo.  1976-1979

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, M.F.A. Program, Photography, 1975

University of Rochester, New York. B.A., English, 1969-1973

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Association of Museums, Member, Reaccreditation reviewer, 2001

Association of Art Museum Directors, Member, 1994-2013

College Art Association, Member

AWARDS AND GRANTS 

Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2013

International Center of Photography

Vision Award, 2013. Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

Lucy Award, Lifetime Achievement, 2011  Lucy Foundation,  Los Angeles, CA.

National Endowment for the Arts,  Artist Fellowships in Photography, 1986 and 1979

PUBLICATIONS

 The Curator and the Museum:  by Gayle and  Lord, 2011

 Kiki Smith:  Telling Tales, introduction by Willis Hartshorn, essay by Helaine Posner. ICP Publication, 2001.

Reflections in a Glass Eye:  Works from the Permanent Collection of the International Center of Photography, introduction by Willis Hartshorn, essay by Ellen Handy. ICP Publication, 2000.

A Singular Elegance:  The Photographs of Baron Adolph de Meyer, dedication by John Szarkowski, introduction by Willis Hartshorn, essay by Anne Ehrenkranz. Chronicle Books/ICP Publication, 1995.

Annie Leibovitz:  Photographs 1970-1990, by Willis Hartshorn and William Stapp.  ICP Publication, 1992.

Man Ray: In Fashion, by Willis Hartshorn and Merry Foresta. ICP Publication, 1990.

 Czech Modernism:  1918-1945, edited by Anne Tucker.  New York Graphic Society, 1989

Man Ray/Bazaar Years, by John Esten and Willis Hartshorn.  Rizzoli International, 1989.  English, French and German editions.

 

EXHIBITIONS CURATED        

Commodity Image, Sponsored by Philip Morris. Tour venues include: Laguna Art Museum; The High Museum of Art; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. 

Annie Leibovitz:  Photographs 1970-1990.  Organized in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.  Sponsored by American Express.  International tour include: Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston; High Museum, Atlanta; Los Angeles County Museum; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; National Portrait Gallery, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, and Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Brian Weil:  The AIDS Photographs,  Sponsored by the Jerome Foundation.  Circulated by Photographers and Friends United Against AIDS.  Select tour venues include:  Friends of Photography, San Francisco; Sackler Museum, Ohio State University, Columbus; Forum, St. Louis, Missouri. 

Man Ray/Bazaar Years,  Sponsored by Chase Manhattan Bank and Hearst Magazines International.  Tour venues include:  Barbican Art Gallery, London; Circulo de Belles Artes, Madrid; Musee de la Mode, Paris; Photoforum, Frankfurt;  Spazio Romeo Gigli, Milan. Catalogue, Man Ray - In Fashion, ICP Publication, companion book Man Ray/Bazaar Years, Rizzoli International 

Czech Modernism:  1918-1945  Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Tour venues include: Akron Art Institute; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;  International Center of Photography; Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Variants:  The Abstractions of Penelope Umbrico.  Part of the New Directions Series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. 

The Naked Nude:  An Installation by Dorit Cypis  Part of the New Directions Series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.

Barbara Kasten:  Architectural Sites, Exhibition tour to Philadelphia College of Art and Design.

Two To Tango:  Collaboration in Recent American Photography  Part of the New Directions Series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. Exhibition tour to Center of Fine Arts, Miami. 

Elliot Schwartz:  Nocturne for Drums  Part of the New Directions Series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.

Bill Burke:  "I Want To Take Picture"   Part of the New Directions Series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. 

Ellen Carey:  Survey 1978-1986  Part of the New Directions Series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation and Polaroid.

Art & Advertising:  Commercial Photography By Artists  Part of the New Directions Series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.

Frank Majore:  Between Heaven and Earth , Part of the New Directions Series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.

Michael Levine/Harmony In The Big MixPart of the New Directions Series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.

LECTURES

 Daguerreotype to Digital, Center for Photography, Palm Beach, Florida.  2013

Speaking for Others: The Dilemma of Documentary Photography, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. 1999

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  1989

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. 1998 

Annie Leibovitz, Radio National Victoria, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio interview. 1996 

Commodity Image, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 1994 

Man Ray/Bazaar Years, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1989

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. 1989

Collaboration in Recent American Photography, College Art Association, 1988

It's Art, But Is It Photography?, by Richard B. Woodward.  The New York Times Magazine, October 9, 1988

Bill Burke:  "I Want To Take Picture," interview. Aperture, Spring 1988

Art and Advertising, The Brooklyn Museum, 1986 

Art and Advertising, Indianapolis Art League, 1986 

Exhibitions in the 80s, Panel discussion, Society for Photographic Education, 1985 

Contemporary American Photography, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, 1985

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Canadian Centre for Photography, 198

Catskill Center of Photography, Catskill, NY. 1988

New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY.  1986

Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA. 1986

The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA.  1985

SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

One-Man Exhibition, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA. 1992

One-Man Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.  1989

(in)discrete pictures, Leiberman and Saul Gallery, New York, NY.  1988

female (re)presentation, White Columns, New York, NY.  1988 

Archetype/Symbol/Photograph, O Roe Electric Art Space.  1987

Art/Works, The Bond Gallery, New York, NY.  1986

Recent Work, One-person exhibition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visible Language Workshop, Boston, MA. 1984

Collaborative Projects at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.  1983

Photography Currents, Beachwood Museum, Beachwood, OH.  1983

 Pyramid Gallery, Rochester, NY.  1982

Myths, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visible Language Workshop, Boston, MA. 1982 

Mural America, Collaborative Projects, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN.  1982

Contemporary Still Life Photography, Wright State University Gallery, Dayton, OH.  Traveling exhibition, sponsored by Ohio Arts Foundation.  1982-84

Summer Light, The Light Gallery, New York, NY.  1981

The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC.  1981

Recent Works, One-person exhibition, The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH.  1980

The Finished Print, Catalogue, The Art Guild Gallery, Farmington, CT.  1980

The First Decade - Visual Studies Workshop, Pratt Manhattan Center, New York, NY.  1980

Photographs, The Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA.  1980

 Invitational Exhibition, Weber State College, Ogden, UT.  1979

Attitudes:  Photography in the 70's, Catalogue, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art.  1979

Recent Work, One-person exhibition, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY.  1978

Four Photographers, Bucks County School District, PA.  1979

 Invitational, Ohio University, Athens, OH.  1973

PUBLICATIONS AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

A Creative Legacy: Artist’s Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bill Ivy, 2001. 

ZONE, vol. 1, No. 1, New York City. 1986

Quiver, No. 10, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.  1984

Art/Works, catalogue, The Bond Gallery, New York, NY.  1986

Willis Hartshorn, Printletter No.38, Zurich, Switzerland. 1980

The Finished Print, catalogue, The Art Guild of Farmington, CT. 1980

NEA Photographers Fellowships, article and supplement, Afterimage, Vol. 8, No. 5.  December 1980

Attitudes:  Photography in the 70's, catalogue.  The Santa Barbara Museum of Art.  1979

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 International Center of Photography, New York, NY.

Director, 1994 to 2013

Deputy Director for Programs, 1990 to 1994.

Director of Exhibitions, 1986 to 1990.

Associate Director of Exhibitions, 1984 to 1985.

Coordinator of Traveling Exhibitions, 1982 to 1983.

Faculty,1980-1987.

Graduate Assistant to the Director of Exhibitions, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.  Responsibilities include organization and preparation of gallery exhibitions, management of traveling exhibitions.  1979-1980.

International Museum of Photography/George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.  Curatorial Intern, Exhibitions Department and Research Center/Archive.  Responsible for the preparation and installation of exhibitions.  Cataloguing of prints and books in Research Center/Archive.  1970-1972.