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Vincent Cianni
10 Galloway Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550
917.562.8494
email: vincentcianni@gmail.com



EDUCATION
MFA Photography. State University of New York, The College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.
The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
BS Community Development. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, NY


2008
Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


2006
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY


2005
Robert V.Fullerton Museum, California State University, San Bernadino
The Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Drham, NC
7th Internationale Fotoage, Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany è


2004
Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
The Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA


2003
University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Fotofiesta, Medellin, Colombia


2001
Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia


2000
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon


1998
Histoire de Voir 98. Musee Pierre Noel, Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France. Featured solo exhibit at the Sixth Annual Mois de la Photographie et de l’Image, Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France.
The Southside: A Brooklyn Community. La Lune en Parachute, Epinal, France. In conjunction with commissioned project to document one of the city’s neighborhoods.


1997
The Southside Portraits. Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
The Southside Portraits. Sam Houston University, Huntsville, TX
The Southside Portraits. Il Teatro/Galleria Manny Maldonado, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Southside Portraits. Focal Point Gallery, City Island, NY


1992
And the Wall Came Down: Photographs from Berlin. Keystone College, LaPlume, PA


1989
Portraits from the Other Side. White Pines College, Chester, NH


1987
Wedding Photographs. , The Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Photographs from a Wedding. Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY


1986
Wedding Rituals. Midtown Y Photography Gallery, New York, NY
Wedding Rituals. Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
Wedding Rituals. Dillinger Center, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Photographs from a Wedding. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.


1985
Wedding Rituals. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO


1984
Providence House Men’s Shelter. Rondout Photography Gallery, Kingston, NY


1981
South Charles Street Gallery, Baltimore, MD


INVITATIONAL AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, George Eastman House
Beauty, Humor, Social Justice: Gifts from Joan Morgenstern, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
30: A Brooklyn Salon Exhibition. BRIC Rotunda Gallery


2009
New York 400: Streetscapes from the Permanent Collections, Museum of the City of NY
Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library, The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC


2008
Divas, Robert V. Fullerton Museum, San Bernardino, CA


2006
Long Exposures: Contemporary Photo-Essays, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Summer Vacation: Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
The Past Made Present: Contemporary Art and Memory, Museum of Fine Art, Huston, TX
No Sleep ’til Brooklyn: A powerhouse HipHop Retrospective, powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY


2005
New to View: resent Acquisitions in Photography, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA


2004
Open House: A Survey of Brooklyn Artists, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Fotofest, Houston, TX
The Human Experience, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL


2003
“Experience & Exchange: Documentary as the Art of Collaboration”, Kent State Univ, OH
“Locating Intimacy: The Space Between” , San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
“Boys Of Summer: Photographs Of And About Men”, ClampArt, NYC
“La Virgen Morena”, Union Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso


2002
Moments of Clarity, Sotheby’s
Recent Acquisitions, Promised Gifts, and Selected Loans, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art


2000
Photo Forum 2000, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
New York Now 2000. Museum of the City of New York
Urban Images from the Permanent Collection. Southeast Museum of Photography
SNAPSHOT,Contemporary Museum (Balto.), Aldrich Museum (CT.) 2001


1999
Future Present: Photographs of Children from the Reader’s Digest Collection. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Remembrance: The Eternal Present. Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX


1998
Social Work: Vincent Cianni and Jim Tynan. Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY
Misanthrope. Curated by Alfredo Martinez and Chris Kelley. New York, NY
Returning the Gaze: Street Photography in the 90s. The Clement Gallery, University of Toledo, OH
Artists Look at Gender. Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Gender (Con)sumption/Assumption of Gender. Stony Brook Union Art Gallery, NY


1997
New Masculinities. Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Social Comment in New York City. Saint Mark’s Church-in-the Bowery, New York
Car Culture: The Automobile in 20th C Photography. Howard Greenberg Gallery,NYC
Brooklyn! New York! U.S.A.!. Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
The Heart Doesn’t Break, It Stretches. Sarah Morthland Gallery/Blind Spot, New York
Wedding Days. G.Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Photo Soho. Benefit Auction for Soho Partnership, NYC.
Photowork ’97, The Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY (Rick Wester, curator)
The Lightbox. Williamsburg Arts and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY


1996
Dance Photographs. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, NYC
Delirium, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC
Spirit in the Flesh, Stuart Levy Gallery, NYC
Wedding Days: Images of Matrimony in Photography. International traveling exhibition organized by G.Ray Hawkins Gallery (Marla Hamburg-Kennedy, curator)
Small Works V. Parsons School of Design, NYC
The Unplugged Bottle: Themes, Facts and Findings from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL


1995
The Summer Show. Wessel O’Connor Gallery, NYC


1994
Unfamiliar Exposures: Ten Photographic Visions. Wessel O’Connor Gallery, NYC
Eros and Identity. Stuart Levy Gallery, NYC
Diamonds, Gold and Myrrh. Leslie Lohman Gallery, NYC


1992
The Magic Silver Show. Murray State University and University of Louisville,
Giving Shelter. BAUhouse, Baltimore, MD.


1991
Artists in Residence Exhibition. Millersville University, Millersville, PA
The Magic Silver Show. Murray State University/University of Northern Iowa
2nd Annual New Images Exhibition. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Illuminance ’91. Lubbock Arts Center, Lubbock, TX


1987
Photo Metro Awards Exhibition. Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Third Atlanta Photo Salon. Nexus Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA. (Chris Enos, curator)


1985
Awards Exhibition. The Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
North American Invitational,1985. Florida Institute of Technology, Jensen Beach, FL
Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition. The College Art Gallery, SUNY College at NewPaltz, NY
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA. (Van Deren Coke)
Light Sensitive VI. Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL (Duane Michals)
Evidence of Myself. University Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville,


1984
Photography 18. Kern Gallery, Penn State University, PA.. (merit award)
The Road Show: Documents and Metaphors. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Gender Constructions. Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY


1983
Camera Movements. Moore Art College, Philadelphia, PA (Nathan Lyons, curator)


1981
Foto Vision ’81. Foto Gallery, New York, NY.
The 1980 Maryland Biennial. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Photography 14. Kern Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA


SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Library, Duke University; The Kinsey Institute for Sexual Research; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of the City of New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum of Art; The International Collection, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin; The Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida; Museet fur Fotokunst, Sweden; Biblioteque National de France, Paris; The Buhl Collection, NYC; Reader’s Digest Collection, Pleasantville, NY; Brooklyn Union Gas, Brooklyn, NY; The Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY; Musee Pierre Noel, Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France; James Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA (Portrait of Michener); The Midtown Y Photography Gallery Collection, New York, NY; The State University of New York at New Paltz, NY; Univeristy of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


GRANTS AND AWARDS
2010
Faculty Research Fund Award, Parsons the New School for Design: Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me
Palm Center Research Fund Award: Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me


Palm Center Research Fund Award
For Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me


2005
American Association of University Presses, Best book Design for Trade Publication
No Strings Foundation – nomination


2003
Jerome Foundation Grant (with NYU Press for publication of We Skate Hardcore)
Brooklyn Comunity Access Television Artist Resisdency Award
Nomination for First Santa Fe Prize in Photography


2002
Santa Fe Vision Award


2001
Ruttenberg Arts Foundation Award, The Friends of Photography (Arthur Ollman, juror)
Finalist, European Photography Book Award
Faculty Leave Award, Parsons School of Design


2000
LightWork Residency, Syracuse


1999
Nomination for Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for the Fall 1999 Double Take feature, The Southside


1997
F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship Award, Waverly, PA
Agfa Corporation Project Support Grant


1987
New York State Council on the Arts Exhibition Grant, NY
Artist’s Space Exhibition Grant, New York, NY


1986
Center for Photo Photographer’s Fund Award, Woodstock, NY


1985
Photo Metro Award, Photo Metro, San Francisco, CA


1984
Merit Award, Photography 18, Penn State University, Duane Michals, juror


1983
New Jersey State Arts Council Fellowship Award


LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
2012
“History/Effects of the Ban on Homosexuality in the Military” panel discussion with LTC Victor Fehrenbach, LT Don Bramer (jg), Chuck Maxwell and Mary Barber. Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, NY.


2010
“Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me”, powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY
“Super Hero…Not Super Human”: artists working for change in the real world, School of Visual Arts in conjunction with Live Out Loud, NYC


2008
“We Skate Hardcore”. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2006, 2004. 2005)


2005
The Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC


2004
The George Eastman House, The Griffin Museum, Minnesota Center of Photography
“We Skate Hardcore”, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY


2002
“We Skate Hardcore”, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2001
“We Skate Hardcore”, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (Documentary writing and photography)


2000
“The Southside”, MS 51, Brooklyn, NY. Professional Photographers Series


1999
“Creating Community” Panel Discussion, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Tuscon, Arizona. Moderator: Jean Caslin, Director, Houston Center for Photography
“The Southside”, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT. In Conjunction with the exhibition, “Future-Present: Photographs of Children from the Reader¹s Digest Collection


1998
“Photographs from the Southside”, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; State University of New York, Brockport, NY; Honeoye Falls-Lima, NY. Lectures in conjunction with the exhibition, “Social Work”


1997
“The Southside Portraits”. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
“New Masculinities: Cultural Representations” Panel Discussion. Houston Center for Photography.
“Truth, Memory and Representation in Photography”. Columbia Teachers College, NYC.
“The Southside Portraits”. Port Washington Camera Club, Port Washington, NY


1993
“Berlin: A Changing Political Climate”. Metropolitan Studies Program. New York University.


1992
“Berlin: And the Wall Came Down”. Art Department. Keystone College, LaPlume, PA.


1991
“Issues in Contemporary Photography”. Art History Department, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
“Street Photography: 1950-1970.” Photo Department. Millersville University, Millersville, PA


1990
“Photographic Language/Vision”. Art Department, Keystone Junior College, LaPlume, PA.


1986
“Wedding Ritual Series”. Vassar College,, NY/Keystone Junior College, PA.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Parsons School of Design. Adjunct Professor, Art, Media and Technology/Photography (1995 – present): Documentary Strategies; Storytelling and Photography; Photojournalism; Style, Theory and Analysis; Senior Seminar, Junior Seminar; Sophomore Seminar; Curator and Designer for the BFA Senior Show, 1996 – 2000 Supervised the design and production of the first Senior Catalog to coincide with the Senior Show and Auction, 1997. Developed and organized Portfolio Review Day


Adjunct Instructor: International Center for Photography (ICP): The Photo Essay (2010 – present)


Chief Evaluator: Archive Consulting and Management Services and Penelope Dixon and Associates. (2003 – present) Evaluate photographic collections for appraisal, New York Times Picture Archive, Cornell Capa Collection and Robert Capa Collection at ICP, Black Star Photo Agency, SovFoto Picture Agency


Visiting Artist/Instructor: Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia (2001)
L’Ecole de L’Image, La Lune en Parachute/Ministry of Culture, Epinal, France (1998)


Contributing Picture Editor: Fotophile Journal, Long Island City, New York.


Juror: St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery (Visual Arts Program)1998 National Photography Competition


Workshop Instructor: Musica Against Drugs, Brooklyn, NY. (1998-1999): Photography on a Shoestring. Taught workshops to recovering addicts, young adults and schoolchildren in the community


Associate: Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York. December 1996 – present.


Private Dealer: Contemporary and Vintage 20th Century Photography. (1994-present) Specializing in 1930s, 40s and 50s vintage photography and emerging contemporary photographers.


Associate Director: Gallery 292, NYC. August 1992 – July 1994.


Artist-in-Residence: Millersville University, Millersville, PA (1991).


Artist-in-Residence: Keystone Junior College, LaPlume, PA (1990).


Printer: for Danny Lyon (1988 – 1990). Printed exhibition prints from recent and vintage negatives for the retrospective organized by the Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon, AZ.


Chairman, Photography Department: White Pines College, Chester, NH (1988-1990).


Workshop Instructor: Horizons, The New England Crafts School, Amherst, MA (1989, 2000-2002).


Exhibition Curator: The Barrett House, Poughkeepsie, NY: “A Survey of Wedding Photographs from 1990 to the Present” (1987)


Assistant Director: Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY (1985 – 1988).


Graduate Assistant: SUNY, The College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. College Art Gallery (1984-1985). Photography Department (1983-1984). Introduction to Photography

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