Justine Kurland

BFA, School of Visual Arts (New York). MFA, Yale University. New York-based photographer/artist with solo exhibitions at numerous galleries and museums worldwide, including: Frank Elbaz Gallery, Elizabeth Leah Gallery, Monte Faria Gallery, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Monte Clark Gallery. Works represented in numerous permanent collections, including: The International Center of Photography (New York), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art (New York), and Whitney Museum of American Art. Guest lecturer at Columbia University, Columbia College of Art, University of California-Los Angeles, and numerous others. Her photos have been published widely and featured most notably in Art in Review, The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and Harper’s Bazaar. Her photography is featured in numerous books and catalogues, including: Art Photography Now, Bright, Susan (Aperture Foundation, 2005), Old Joy, Jonathan Raymond (Artspace Books, 2004), and Justine Kurland: Spirit West, John Kelsey (Coromandel, 2002). SLC, 2011–

Undergraduate Courses 2018-2019

Visual and Studio Arts

Intermediate Photography

Open , Seminar—Year

This course is designed to introduce new working methods, with an emphasis on experimentation. Students are encouraged to broaden and deepen their skills and knowledge of photographic techniques and to explore ideas and the overarching concepts that inform them. Through a series of readings and assignments, students will develop their own program of study as they consider influences, observations, and invention. These dynamic themes include: working within a field of influence; subjective freedom versus objective authenticity; the roll of documentary and conceptual approaches to photography; perception, observation, and emotion; and photography as event and narrative. We will be guided by historical precedents and will incorporate research into our studio practice. Students will be introduced to ideas of installation, book layout, editing, and sequencing through bibliomaniac explorations and gallery/museum visits. Students will be expected to work independently outside of class. During class time, we will be sharing critiques and class discussions and view slide presentations of artists’ work. Students will develop a cohesive and original body of photographs and develop a generative practice based on making, thinking, and remaking.