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SELECTED WORKS BY Katy Grannan

Anonymous, San Francisco, 2010
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 15

2010 / printed 2010

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Katy Grannan considers her pictures to be portraits. If they are, why title them all ’anonymous’? Part of the answer lies in the fact that they have all agreed to be photographed; she has tipped her hand, relinquishing the power of the candid shot of the street photographer for a risky collaborative portrait session.This might have given guarded results, but happily the complicity has produced images of raw power.
While not denying the label ’portraits’, I question the designation because it doesn’t quite do justice to the pictures. They are really not so much about individuals as about the range of prideful individuality among human beings, and their common fate, symbolized, I think, by that ubiquitous white wall. Grannan accepts that each person has a rich history, with its victories and defeats, which a single image can only hint at, but it’s the sum total of her portraits that gives this work its power. Caught in the blinding glare of the California sun, restless and worn yet often possessed of fierce pride, the figures stand, shift, turn, look away – resigned to the next throw of the dice while not holding out much hope that it will go their way.

Text by William A Ewing
Anonymous, Boulevard Series
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 6

2009/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted on Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, San Francisco, 2009
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 22

2009 / printed 2010

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted on Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Boulevard Series
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 13

2008/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted on Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Los Angeles, 2008
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 19

2008 / printed 2010

Archival pigment print on cottom rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Boulevard Series
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 9

2009/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted on Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Los Angeles, 2009
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 24

2009/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted on Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, San Francisco, 2010
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 31

2010 / printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Los Angeles, 2009
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 4

2009/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, San Francisco, 2009
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 3

2010/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Los Angeles, 2009
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 12

2009/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, San Francisco, 2008
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 1

2008/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, San Francisco, 2010
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 20

2010 / printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, San Francisco, 2010
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 40

2010 / printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, San Francisco, 2010
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 66

2010 / printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Boulevard Series
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, San Francisco, Boulevard 5

2009/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted on Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Boulevard Series
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 11

2009/ printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted on Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Los Angeles, 2008
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 26

2008 / printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Boulevard Series, 2009
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 74

2008 / printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm
Anonymous, Boulevard series
Katy Grannan
Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 27

2008 / printed 2011

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper mounted to Plexiglas

139.7 x 104.1 cm

Katy Grannan's BIOGRAPHY

Katy Grannan
Born in 1969, Arlington, MA
Lives and works in California and Brooklyn, NY



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Boulevard, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Boulevard,Salon 94, New York

2008
Lady Into Fox, Salon 94, New York, NY
Another Woman Who Died In Her Sleep, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
Mystic Lake, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005
Pictures , Greenberg Van Doren, St. Louis, MO,
Mystic Lake, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
Sugar Camp Road / Morning Call, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2004
Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France
Sugar Camp Road / Morning Call, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Sugar Camp Road / Morning Call, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
Sugar Camp Road, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Morning Call, Salon 94, New York, NY

2001
Dream America, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

2000
Dream America, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY
Dream America, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Out Of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Half the Sky, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2010
They Knew What They Wanted, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gaze, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Muse, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

2009
The Portrait: Photography as Stage, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
The Female Gaze: Women look at Women, Cheim & Read, NY
San Francisco Plays Itself, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

2008
Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2007
Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XVIV, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Prints, Nelson Hancock Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Figure It! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art, The Clay Center, Charleson, WY

2006
Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XVIII, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tina b.: The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

2005
Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XVII, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sad Songs, Curated by Bill Conger, University Gallery, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Recent Acquisitions, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
This Must Be the Place, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Some Body - Not Mine: The Beauty and Pain of Puberty, Rudolfinum, Centre of Contemporary Art, Prague,
Czech Republic

2004
The Baum: Award for Emerging American Photographers, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Black & White, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Fifty One Celebrates Four Years, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
Land of the Free, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
From New York with Love, Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Girls Night Out, The Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA;
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA;
Aspen Art Museum, CO; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO;
Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX

2003
Moving Pictures, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Frankenstein, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Guided by Heroes, curated by Raf Simons, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Imperfect Innocence: The Debra & Dennis Scholl Collection, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD;
Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, FL

2002
True Blue, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
The Norman Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY
Women by Women, Cook Fine Art, New York, NY

2001
Boomerang: Collector’s Choice II, curated by Meredith Verona, Exit Art, New York, NY
Casino 2001, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuel Kunst Gent, Belgium
Installed Collections / Collections Installed, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ
Legitimate Theater, curated by Howard Fox , Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA,
Tell It Like It Is, Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin, Germany
Dreaming in Print: Visionaire 10-Year Anniversary Exhibition, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Smile, Here Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Reflections Through A Glass Eye, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
Bluer, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Another Girl, Another Planet, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York, NY
Female, curated by Vince Aletti, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY;
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

1998
DFN Gallery, New York, NY
A&A Gallery, New Haven, CT
ArtSpace, New Haven, CT