Chronology

 
1953 Born, Sacramento
   
1975 Studied Painting and Art History at UC Berkeley, which has given me a painterly approach to photography.
   
1980 From 1980 to 1983 I was a Scenic Artist painting sets and backdrops. I was head scenic artist for Zellerbach Playhouse and on staff at the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Companies. This greatly influenced my photography, which has a theatrical stlye.
   
1989 I received the first of five Polaroid Grants to work on the 20x24 camera. This encouraged me to continue to work in color and on a large scale.
   
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Awards

 
1994 NEA, National Artist Fellowship, Washington DC
   
1991 Polaroid Corporation Studio Grant, New York, NY
   
1990 Phelan Award in Photography, San Francisco
   
1989 Polaroid Corporation Studio Grant, New York, NY
   
1988 Gyorgy Kepes Grant in Photogrpahy, Creators Equity Foundation, Berkeley, CA
   
1981 California Ars Council Grant, California
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2012 Theater of Insects, Henry Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, UK
   
2011 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
   
2011 DeSaisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
   
2010 Howard Hughes Biomedical Research Center, VA
   
2009 Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
   
2009 Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
   
2008 Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
   
2008 photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2008 The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
   
2007 Lobby Gallery, Market at First, San Francisco, CA
   
2005 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
   
2004 photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2003 Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA
   
2003 Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
   
2003 Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
   
2002 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
   
2002 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
   
2001 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
   
2001 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2001 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
   
1996 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
1994 University Art Museum, Albequerque, Albuquerque, NM
   
1993 Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
   
1992 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
   
1991 Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
   
1983 De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2012 Captured, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
   
2011 Thomas Paul Gallery, ArtMRKT, San Franicsco, CA
   
2011 Thomas Paul Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2009 Looking Forward Looking Back, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
   
2009 Reflections on Darwin, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Dayton, OH
   
2009 Seperating Species, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
   
2008 Photography: New Mexico, University of New Mexico Art Museum, NM
   
2008 Paper Trail, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
   
2008 Picturing Eden, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
   
2008 Picturing Eden, Herbert Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
   
2007 Mergers and Acquisitions, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
   
2007 Contemporary Art on Paper, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
   
2007 20/20, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
   
2007 Picturing Eden, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
   
2006 Driven to Distraction, The Governor's Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2006 Art & Science, University Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
   
2006 Picturing Eden, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
   
2005 Distillations, Institut Franco-Americain, Rennes, France
   
2005 Inside Out, San Jose Museum, San Jose, CA
   
2004 Capturing Light, Museo d'Arte, Lima, Peru
   
2003 Capturing Light, Museo de Arte Contemporano, Caracas, Venezuela
   
2002 Invented Realities, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2002 Idea Photographic, Museum of Fine Arts,, Santa Fe, NM
   
2001 American Perspecives, Museum{EKI}KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan
   
2001 Capturing Light, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
   
1999 Into the 21st Century, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
   
1999 50 years of Polaroid Photography, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
   
1998 Telling Stories, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
   
1998 California Current, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles,CA
   
1997 The Painted Photograph, The Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
   
1996 Feast for the Eyes, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
   
1995 Return to the Pleasure Principle, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo
   
1994 4x4, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
   
1993 Summer Selections, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
   
1992 Photokina '92, Cologne, Germany
   
1991 The Garden Within, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
   
1990 Phelan Award Exhibit, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco
   
1989 California Color, Torino Fotographia Biennale, Torino, Italy
   
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Collections

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Houston, Texas
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna, Austria
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
University Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Swatch International, Zurich, Switzerland
Honolulu Academy of Art, Hawaii
Dow Jones Collection, New York
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
BankAmerica Corp. Art Collection, San Francisco, CA
Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadephia, PA
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Portland Art Museum, OR
The Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia , PA
De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, MO
San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA
Monterey Penninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
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Bibliography

foto#04 magazine. Jo Whaley. foto, Poland, 2012
 
Digital Photo #106 Magazine. Jo Whaley. Digital Photo, Moscow, Russia, 2012
 
Grasslands/Separating Species. Jo Whaley. Radius Books, 2009 (photo-eye Cat# DQ399)
 
THE THEATER OF INSECTS. Jo Whaley. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2008 (photo-eye Cat# CI214H)
 
Picturing Eden. Debra Klochko. Steidl/George Eastman House, Germany, 2006
 
Article: Jo Whaley. Steve Anchell. PhotoVision Magazine, Crestone, CO, 2003
 
Language of Photography. Educational Television Program. KCSM, San Mateo, CA, 2002
 
Jo Whaley Portfolio. Susan Rosner. Camera Arts Magazine, Corrales, NM, 2001
 
Emerging Bodies. Barbara Hitchcock. Edition Stemmle, Zurich/New York, 2000
 
American Perspectives. Michiko Kasahara. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of P, Tokyo, 2000 (photo-eye Cat# ID596S)
 
Innovation Imagination. Debra Klochko/Barbara Hitchcock. Harry Abrams, 1999 (photo-eye Cat# AB188H)
 
Exploring Color Photography. Robert Hirsch. Brown & Benchmark, 1997 (photo-eye Cat# ZB103S)
 
Jo Whaley: Natura Morta. View Camera Magazine March/April, Corrales, NM, 1994
 
Jo Whaley, Paradise Revisited. Photo Asia Magazine Vol 3 39, Singapore, 1993
 
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Education

 
1975 University of California, Berkeley, BA Art
 
1980 University of California, Berkeley, MA Visual Design/Photography
 
1979 University of California, Berkeley, MFA in Art
 






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