Awards

 
1999 Eliot Porter Fellowship, New Mexico Council for Photography
   
1985 Purchase Award, Southwest '85, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
   
1984 Purchase Award, Current Works 1984, Society for Contemporary Photography at the Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
   
1984 Purcahse Award, Arts 84, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO
   
1981 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship: Marks and Measures
   
1975 Purchase Award, 1975 Invitational, Andromeda Gallery, Buffalo, NY
   
1975 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Photography
   
1973 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Photography
   
1973 Purchase Award, Emulsion 73, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
Vari Gone: Photographs of Abondonment on the High Plains, Traveling Exhibition, Various
   
Vari Red Desert, Green Prairie, Blue Sky: Photographing the West, Traveling, Various
   
2012 Highway Culture, photo-eye, Santa Fe, NM
   
2011 Steve Fitch, 1970 to 2010, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2011 Motels and Motion on the Mother Road: New Mexico, Governor's Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2011 American Landscapes: Contemporary Photographs of the West, Joslyn Art Museums, Omaha, NE
   
2009 Endangered Culture, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2009 Inaugural Photography Exhibition in the New Modern Wing, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
   
2008 Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, Palace of the Governers, Santa Fe, NM
   
2006 Making Panhandle Pictures, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
   
2006 Llano Estacado: Island in the Sky, Houston Cetnter for Photography, Houston, TX
   
2006 Silver, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
   
2005 Syatt Regency Hotel, Denver, CO
   
2005 Boxed Sets: Portfolios of the Seventies, Center for Creative Photogtaphy, Tucson, AZ
   
2005 Sign Language, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
   
2005 Spectacle and Society, Governor's Gallery, State Capitol Building, Santa Fe, NM
   
2004 Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
   
2004 Art, Culture, Place: Visual Traditions of the Southwest, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuqurque, NM
   
2004 Pretty as a Picture, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
   
2004 Gone: Photographs of Abandonment on the High Plains, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
   
2003 The New World's Old World: Photographic Views of Ancient America, AXA Gallery, New York, NY
   
2003 Steve Fitch: Gone: Photographs of the Abondonment on the HIgh Plains, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2003 Maker's Marks in the Landscape, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
   
2002 Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940 to 2001, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
   
2002 The Artist and the American West, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
   
2001 Shifting Landscapes, Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
   
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Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Grunweld Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincon, NE
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
Dever Art Museum, Denver, CO
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
New Mexico Museum of Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Australian National Gallery, Australia
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Museum of International Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Houston Museum of Finart Art, Houston, TX
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Bibliography

Motel Signs. Steve Fitch. Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2011 (photo-eye Cat# TR370)
 
Llano Estacado: Island in the Sky. Steve Fitch. Texas Tech University Press, 2011 (photo-eye Cat# ZE965)
 
Gone: Photographs of Abondonment on the High Plains. Steve Fitch. University of New Mexico, 2003 (photo-eye Cat# NM168)
 
Marks in Place: Contemporary Responses to Rock Art. Steve Fitch. University of New Mexico, 1988 (photo-eye Cat# NM035)
 
Diesels and Dinosaurs. Steve Fitch. Long Run Press, Berkeley, 1976 (photo-eye Cat# CS002)
 
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Education

 
1977 San Francisco Art Insitute, Masters Program in Photography
 
1971 University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
 
1978 University of New Mexico, Master of Arts in Photography
 






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