Ralph Gibson
Political Abstraction

10 September to 31 October 2015
745 Fifth Avenue

Born in Los Angeles, California, 1939.

Studied photography, U.S. Navy, 1956-1960.
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, 1960-1962.

Lives in New York City.


Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. Political Abstraction.
Leica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
RMA Institute, Bangkok Photo Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.
MONO Leitz Park, Wetzlar, Germany.

Goeun Museum, Busan, Korea.
Wuyue Art Gallery, Beijing, China.
Leica Gallery, Hollywood, California.
Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy.
Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada.

Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil.
China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
Gold Street Studios, Victoria, Australia.

The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Gallery 916, Tokyo, Japan.
Point Light Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
Les Murs, Toulouse, France.

Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, New York.
The Leica Gallery, Paris, France.

Leica Gallery, Solms, Germany.
Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio.
Gallery SEE+, Beijing, China.

Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Arca Arte, Vercelli, Italy.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
The Fototeca in Havana, Havana, Cuba.
The Moscow Biennale of Photography, Moscow, Russia.

The Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin, Germany.
Center for Creative Photograhy, Tucson, Arizona.

Soka Art Gallery, Beijing, China.
92nd Street YMCA, NYC, NY.
Theatre de la Photographie, Nice, France.

Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy.
Sun Art Center, Seoul, Korea.
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky.

The Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida.
The Ross Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio.

Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia.

Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Galerie Lucie Weil Seligman, Paris, France.

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Bjorn Wetterling, Stockholm, Sweden.

Kerava Art Museum, Kereva, Finland.

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Tower Gallery, Yokohama, Japan.
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC, NY.

Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.
Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC, NY.
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.
Leica Gallery, NYC, NY.

French Cultural Services, NYC, NY.
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida.
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York.
Cantor Art Gallery, Holy Cross University, Worchester, Massachusetts.

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida.
Light Impressions, Rochester, New York.

Castelli Graphics, NYC, NY.
I.C.A.C./Weston Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Vision Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Princessehof Museum, Leuwardern, The Netherlands.
Leica U.S.A., Northvale, New Jersey.

Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
Drew University Art Gallery, Madison, New Jersey.
Visor-Centre Fotografic, Valencia, Spain.

The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Galleria Spectrum, Saragosa. Spain.
Moderna Museet, Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Photographer's Gallery, London, England.
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France.
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Municipal Exhibition Hall, Pamplona, Spain.

Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France.
American Cultural Center, Brussels, Belgium.

Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC, NY.

Weston Gallery, Carmel, California.

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho.

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Castelli Graphics, NYC, NY.
Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Olympus Gallery, London, England.

Sprengel Museum, Hanover, West Germany.
Museum Folkwang, Essen, West Germany.
Spectro Arts Workshop, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.

Castelli Graphics, NYC, NY.
The Night Gallery, London, England.
Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, West Germany.
Galleria Arco D'Alibert, Rome, Italy.
The Photography Gallery, Wales.
Olympus Showroom, Hamburg, West Germany.

Werkstatt Fur Photographie, Berlin, Germany.
Canon Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
ICA Museum of Art, Richmond, Virginia.

Robert Self Gallery, London, England.
Castelli Graphics, NYC, NY.
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona.
Camera Obscura, Stockholm, Sweden.
Photographers Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
Museum of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

Van Reekum Galerij Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England.
Side Gallery, Newcastle, England.

Photographers Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
Castelli Graphics, NYC, NY.
University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
Focus Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Light Impressions, Rochester, New York.

Hoesch Museum, Duren, West Germany.
Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris, France.
Madison Arts Center, Madison, Wisconsin.
Broxton Gallery, Los Angeles, California.


Nadeau, Jean-François, L’Ambivalence de Ralph Gibson, LE DEVOIR, 22 November 2014.

Rubio, Lorraine, Artnet Asks: Photographer Ralph Gibson, ARTNET.COM, 5 August 2014.

Iwanczuk, Katrin, Ralph Gibson – Structures, shapes and lines, his elegant new Mono series, LFI/LEICA FOTOGRAPHIE INTERNATIONAL, February/March 2014, Cover, pp. 14-27.

Staff, Ralph Gibson – Mono, L’OEIL, 7 January 2014.

Staff, American photographer Ralph Gibson opens exhibition at Kahmann Gallery, ARTDAILY.ORG, 12 December 2013.

Schonauer, David, MAP Spotlight: Legendary Photog Ralph Gibson Puts Images in Motion… With His Own Music, MOTION ARTS PRO DAILY, 23 April 2013.

Burke, Justin, Abstracts without megabytes, THE AUSTRALIAN, 12 October 2012, p. 16.

Erker, Ezra Kyrill, Come to Bangkok and show me what you see, BANGKOK POST, 22 April 2012.

Rithdee, Kong, Beyond Fleeting Images, BANGKOK POST, 4 April 2012, p. 5.

Francisco, Jason, Review: At High Museum, photographer Ralph Gibson’s mysteries of visual severance,, ARTSATL.COM, 22 November 2011.

Branco Cruz, Felipe, Imagens do cotidiano, JORNAL DA TARDE, 12 May 2011.

Sjostrom, Jan, Surrealist photographer makes the ordinary “mystical”, PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS, 1 May 2011, pp. 1, A14.

Omar, Sarah, Das Älteste Thema der Kunstgeschichte, ART – DAS KUNSTMAGAZIN, 17 August 2009.

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