AVERY DANZIGER

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

1953 Born in Chapel Hill, NC

1984 Directed and produced a 12 minute dramatic short “Penn & Teller:

Cuffed to a Creep,” featuring internationally renown comedian/magicians

Penn & Teller

1984-89 Owned and operated broadcast video production and rental company, BIG

ZIG VIDEO, in San Francisco, CA, and worked on training films and promotional videotapes for Syntex, Hewlett-Packard, Ampex,

Pacific Gas & Electric, Intel, and the Monterrey Bay Aquarium

1995 Produced and directed first hour-long documentary, “Edward James:

Builder of Dreams”

1998 First nationwide broadcast on PBS

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015 “Seeking Permanence.” Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

“Gate to Hell: Photographs by Avery Danziger,” Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

2014 “Dealers’ Choice,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2013 “Harlem Valley / Wingdale Project—One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Tremaine Gallery, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

2012 “ Seeking Permanence—The Harlem Valley / Wingdale Project,” White Gallery, Lakeille, CT

“Transformations: Harlem Valley / Wingdale Project,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007 Museo Francisco Cossio, World Exposition of Surrealism, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Sherry Leedy Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO

“Cabo de Gata, Moonlit,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Perlow-Stevens Gallery, Columbia, MO

2006 Daum Musuem of Art, Sedalia, MO

2005 “Water Babies,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2004 Stevens College, Davis Gallery, Columbia, MO

“FotoFest - H2O,” Houston, TX

2000 Clan Destino Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1998 Duo Duo Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1994 Casa de Cultura, Centro de Bellas Artes, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

1983 Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Arco Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014 “Summer Rotation,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2013 “Dealer’s Choice,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2012 Angkor Wat International Photography Festival, Cambodia

“Photoworks 2012” (HVWP) – Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2011 “Lucha Spirit – The Photographs of Mil Mascaras,” Angkor Wat International Photography Festival, Cambodia

“Washington Art Association Faculty Exhibition,” Washington Depot, CT

“The Value of Water,” The Cathedral Church of St. John the Devine, New York, NY

“Landscape,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2010 “Thinning – A 24th Anniversary Exhibition,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Art Chicago 2010,” Atrium Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 “Art Chicago 2009,” Atrium Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Photography Group Installation,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2008 “People and Places”, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007 “Body / Spirit,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Missouri 50 State Fair Exhibition, Sedalia, MO

Photo Spiva 2007, SPIVA Center for the Arts, Sedalia, MO

2006 Missouri 50 State Fair Exhibition, Sedalia, MO

2005 Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

MOCA-DC, Washington , DC

2004 “Spectra 04 Triennial,” Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

1988 “Dog Days,” Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1984 “Color Photographs: Recent Acquisitions,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Olympic Arts Festival Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

Los Angeles, CA

1983 “20th Century Contemporary Photography,” from the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Seibu Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

1982 “Floods of Light,” The Photographer's Gallery, London, England

“Color as Form: A History of Color Photography,” International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY

Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, CA

“Color as Form,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS and AWARDS

 

Pxe Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Honorable Mention, 2007

Missouri 50 State Fair Exhibition 2006, 1st Place

Spectra 04 National Photography Trennial - Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Group Show - 2nd place, 2004

North Carolina Museum of Art - 39th Annual Artist’s Exhibition,

Juried Group Show - 1st Place for Photography

Southeastern Center for Contemporary ARts (SECCA), 46th Annual Southeastern Artists Competition, Juried Group Show - 1st Place for Photography

R.J. Reynolds Industries, Photography Competition, Juried Group Show - 1st Place for Photography - curated by: John Szarkowski, Director of Photography, MOMA,

New York, NY- James Alinder, Director, Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, CA - and Robert Doherty, Director, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

National Endowment to the Arts - Photographers Fellowship, juried by Leland Rice, Eve

Sonnabend, Bark Parker, Evon Streetman, and Carol Kismaric

National Endowment to the Arts - Visiting Artist Workshop stipend awarded by the Light

Factory Gallery in Charlotte, NC

“New Film Makers” award, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1997

Metropolitan Museum of Art Film Program, New York, NY, 1997

“Golden Eagle,” CINE International Film Festival 1996, top award

“Chris,” Columbus Film Festival 1996, Columbus, OH, top award

“Bronze Apple,” National Educational Media Award, 1996

Biennale Internationale du Film sur L'Art, Paris, France, 1996

Mill Valley Film Festival, 1996

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 1995

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography

Corcoran Gallery of Art (now apart of National Gallery of Art), Washington, D.C.

Daum Museum of Art, Sedalia, MO

Houston Museum of Fine Art

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

Museum of Modern Art, (MoMA) New York City

National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts(SECCA)

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam

 

 

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 

American Telephone and Telegraph

R.J. Reynolds Industries

Security Pacific National Bank

Shriner's Children Hospital

Wachovia Bank

Wells Fargo Bank

World Savings Bank

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2015 Self, Dana. “Avery Danziger: Seeking Permanence,” KC Studio, July 6.

Niccum, Jon. “Sherry Leedy exhibit captures eerie, abandoned New York psychiatric hospital,” The Kansas City Star, June 3.

2012 Danielsen, Aarik “Mining Beauty in Hazardous Places,”

Columbia Daily Tribune, June 24.

2009 “Best Bets: Avery Danziger’s New, Strange Show,” Columbia Daily Tribune, February 26.

2007 Israel, Lynn. “Danziger captures decisive photo moments ‘over’ time,”

Columbia Daily Tribune, November 25.

2005 Bonetti, David. “Atrium exhibition floats on a watery theme,”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 13.