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Sheila Metzner


ARTIST STATEMENT

Sheila Metzner was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1939, and attended Pratt Institute, where she majored in visual communications. After she graduated, the Doyle Dane Bernbach advertising agency hired her as its first female art director. During the next thirteen years Metzner took photographs, slowly amassing a collection while raising five children. One of these photographs was included in the famous and controversial exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, "Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960," and became the dark-horse hit of the exhibition. Gallery shows and commercial clients soon followed. Metzner's unique photographic style has positioned her as a contemporary master in the worlds of fine art, fashion, portraiture, still life and landscape photography. Her fine-art photographs are featured in many private and museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography and the Agfa and Polaroid collections. She has published four monographs, Objects of Desire, which won the American Society of Magazine Photographers Ansel Adams Award for Book Photography; Sheila Metzner's Color, Inherit the Earth, and Form and Fashion.

SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2002
Acte II Gallery, Paris, France 2001
John Stevenson Gallery, New York, New York 2001
Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, California 2001
Tibet House, New York, New York 2000
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, California 2000
Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, California 2000
Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy 2000
John Stevenson Gallery, New York, New York 2000
Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canada 2000
Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canada 2000
Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, California 2000
Martin Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1999
Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Atlant, Georgia 1994
James Danziger Gallery, New York, New York 1993
Houk Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 1993
James Danziger gallery, New York, New York 1992
Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1992
Daimaru Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 1992
International Center of Photography, New York, New York 1991
Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, California 1991
Houk gallery, Chicago, Illinois 1991
James Danziger Gallery, New York, New York 1990
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York 1990
Jane Corkin, Toronto, Canada 1989
P.P.S. Gallery, Hamburg, Germany 1988
Idee Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 1987
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, Californi 1987
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 1987
Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, New York 1986
Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, New York 1984
Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1983
Nikon Foto Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland 1981
Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, New York 1980
Stills:The Scottish Photography Group, Edinburg, Scotland 1979
Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, New York 1978

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, International Center of Photography 1997
LES TROIS GRANDES EGYPTIENNES, Musee De La Photographie, Charleroi, France 1996
A SPECIAL WAY OF SEEING, Fashion Institue of Technology 1995
AMERICAN MADE: THE NEW STILL LIFE 1993-1994, Isetan Museum, Tokyo, Japan Hokkaido County Museum, Obihiro, Japan, Royal College of Art, London, England, Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 100 YEARS OF VOGUE, New York Public Library 1992
FLORA PHOTGRAPHIC1992-1993, South Bank Centre, Hayward Gallery touring Exhibitions, Arts Council Collection, London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Coventy, Vancouver Art Museum
ART IN EMBASSES PROGRAM, Prague, Czechoslovakia 1992
PHOTOGRAPHERS' MUSES, James Danziger, New York, New York 1990
THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FRIENDS UNITED AGAINST AIDS, International Center of Photography, Midtown, New York, New York 1990, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Lost Angeles, Cal

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