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Joni Sternbach

Joni Sternbach

Born in Bronx, New York
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Joni Sternbach Education

1987

MFA New York University/International Center of Photography, New York

1977

BFA School of Visual Arts, New York

Joni Sternbach Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

Her Wave, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015

Surfland, Galerie Hug, Paris, France

Surfland, Helder Supply, Biarritz, France

Rick Wester Fine Art, New York

2014

The Passengers, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY

2012

Surfland Revisited, 2006-2012, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY

Surfland, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

2011

Sea Creatures, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2010

New Photographs, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

2009

Surfland, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Surfland, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

Surfland, String Room Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY

2007

Surfland, String Room Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY

Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA

2006

New Photographs, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

2005

Abandoned, Galerie BMG, Woodstock, NY

2004

What is This Heaven, East Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2000

Untitled Silhouettes, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

1992

Untitled Silhouettes, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1988

Something Between the Two of Them, Dittmar Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986

Something Between the Two of Them, Stokker Stikker Gallery, New York, NY

Joni Sternbach Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

The Memory of the Future: Photographic Dialogues between Past, Present and Future, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Retro-spective: Analog Photography in a Digital World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida

2015

New Visionaries: Photographers Who Bridge Art + Commerce, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

2014

Not Long Hidden, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York

2013

Drawn To Water, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY

Looking At The New West, The Fralin Museum of Art, Charlottesville, VA

About Face: Contemporary Portraiture, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Sometime Other Than Now: Alternative Processes in Contemporary Photography, The Light Factory, Charlottesville, NC

2012

Portrayal/Betrayal, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Unbound, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA

surFACE: Contemporary Wet Plate Collodion Portraiture, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

Wave Rave, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, CA

2011

American Landscape: Contemporary Photographs of the West, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

Wet Plate and Mirrors: Photographers working with historical processes, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Splash: Celebrating Ventura County Beach, Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA

L’Objet Photographique, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Water Water Every Where, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY

2010

Aperture Benefit Auction, Aperture, New York NYC SP Arte, Gallery 1500, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Stoked on Summer, Space 15 Twenty Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Stoked on Summer, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York

Summer’s Almost Gone, Scheinbaum Russek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

We’re All Gonna Die, Sue Scott Gallery, New York

Transforming Photography, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Into The Ether, RAYKO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Resurrection, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

2007

Glass Love: Contemporary Art and Surf, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

Spectra ’07 Best in Show, Silvermine Arts Guild, New Canaan, CT

By Invitation Only, Kinz, Tillou + Feigen, New York

Welcome to Our Neighborhood, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA

2006

Wallpaper Lab, Lennon, Weinberg Gallery, New York Nostalgic Noir, Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL

Recent Landscape Photography: The Intimate and the Sublime, St Louis Art Museum, St Louis, MO

2005

Inaugural Exhibition, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York

When We Were Young, Foley Gallery, New York

OnLine/OnSite, Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2004

Permutations on the Picturesque, Senior and Shopmaker Gallery, New York Where the Island Begins, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

2002

Body Language, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

Permeable Borders, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

1996

Circumstances Over Design, Robert Menschel Gallery, Syracuse, NY

1994

Hidden Faces, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Little Things, Art In General, New York

1993

A Second Look: Women Photographers at the HRHRC, UT Austin, Austin, TX

1991

Pleasures And Terrors of Domestic Comfort, Museum Of Modern Art, New York

Joni Sternbach Awards and Residencies

2012

Ucross Foundation Artist In Residence Kimmel Harding Nelson Artist In Residence

2011

Clarence John Laughlin award

Art Park/Atlantic Artist In Residence Byron Bay, AU

2010

Santo Foundation Individual Artist Grant

2007

Critical Mass Hardbound Monograph Winner published 2009

2007

Center For Land Use Interpretation. Wendover, Utah Artist In Residence

1987

Light Work. Syracuse, NY Artist In Residence

1986

New York Foundation For The Arts

1982

Creative Artists Public Service

Joni Sternbach Selected Bibliography

2017

Mokri, Clara. “Photographer Joni Sternbach is Remaking History.” Surfer, March 4, 2017.

2016

Duffy, Tyson. “The Photographic Alphabet: J is for Joni Sternbach.” Musée, October 11, 2016.

DeSimone, Jaime. “Joni Sternbach’s Love-Hate Relationship with Wet Plate Collodion.” MOCA Jacksonville Blog, September 27, 2016.

Watts, Tom. “Surf Photographer Shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery Prize.” Wavelength, September 22, 2016.

Patton, Charlie. “New exhibit at MOCA Jacksonville shows that even in the digital age, many photographers prefer older techniques.”
The Florida Times-Union
, September 19, 2016.

Genova, Alexandra. “Shortlist for National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Prize Announced.” Time, September 12, 2016.

Brown, Mark. “Shortlist announced for Taylor Wessing portrait prize.” The Guardian, September 12, 2016.

Tilk, Julia von. “Diese Surfergirls sehen aus wie aus dem 19. Jahrhundert entsprungen.” i-ref, September 12, 2016.

“Female surfers photographed using century-old technique – in pictures.” The Guardian, September 1, 2016.

Lowry, Rachel. “10 photographers select their favorite photos of the beach.” Time, August 12, 2016.

Mukherjee, Paroma. “’ARENA’ Noorderlicht Photofestival at Museum Belvedere has eyes on ground.” BlouinArtInfo, June 23, 2016.

Dotschkal, Janna. “Old-Fashioned Photos Reveal the Passion and Grit of Surfers.” National Geographic, June 7, 2016.

2015

Sternbach, Joni. Surf Site Tin Type. Damiani Editore.

Cardwell, Diane. “Capturing the Stillness of Surfer.” The New York Times, July 20, 2015.

Astin Martin Magazine, June 2015.

Loose Terence. “The Tribe at Water’s Edge.” Coast Magazine, January 2015.

2014

Sternbach, Joni, The Passengers, Café Royal Books.

2013

Sternbach, Joni, Promise Land, Café Royal Books.

2012

“Doug, Byron Bay, NSW 2011.” Harper’s Magazine, August 2012.

“Joni Sternbach.” The New Yorker, June 15, 2012.

Tobin, Jacqueline, “Joni Sternbach: Surfland.” Rangefinder Magazine, March 1, 2012.

2011

Steacy, Will. The Photograph Not Taken. Daylight Community Art.

Surfing World Magazine Australia, May 2011.

Fuzion Magazine, September 2011.

“Art Nation – Joni Sternbach.” ABC Video, Australia, April, 2011.

The Penguin Press, Summer 2011

2010

Lewis-Jones, Huw. "Face-to-Face: Ocean Portraits", Conway.

Four Eyes Magazine Netherlands, 2010.

Monster Children, 2010.

“Surf Site Tin Type.” SurfNews Magazine, Italy, 2010.

“Called to the Blackboard.” Esquire, Russia, February 4, 2010.

2009

Coen, Jon. “Art For the Masses.” ESPN, May 14, 2009.

“Surfland.” Visura Magazine, May 2009.

“Photo of the Day.” Photo District News, May 15, 2009.

Sternbach, Joni. "SurfLand." Photolucida.

2008

Foto and Video Magazine, Russia, September 2008.

“The Salt Effect.” View Camera Magazine, August 2008.

“Into The Ether.” SF Weekly, July 18, 2008.

Water Magazine: No.26, Summer 2008.

West Coast Art + Design, March 2008.

McGregor, Nick. “Wahine East – Refocusing the Past.” Eastern Surf Magazine, March 2008.

2007

“Montauk’s Ditch Plains.” View Camera Magazine, July/August 2007.

1991

Galassi, Peter. "Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort." MOMA.

Joni Sternbach Films

The Women and the Waves: Documentary film – 2009 directed by Heather Hudson and Peck Ewer

Joni Sternbach Public Collections and Commissions

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Victoria and Albert Museum National Art Library, London, UK

Tate Museum of Art Library Collection, London, UK

J.P. Morgan Chase, New York, NY

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas, City, MO

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Museum of Photographic Arts. San Diego, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO 

University Of Texas At Austin. Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX

Bibliotheque Nationale. Paris, France 

International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Center For Photography. Woodstock, NY

Light Work. Syracuse, NY 

Polaroid International Collection 

 

 

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