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Sally Gall

Biography

"For 30 years I have photographed the beauty and mystery of the natural world - its elemental and sometimes terrifying aspects, its silence, its persistence. To immerse viewers in a visceral and sensual contemplation of nature and our place within it, I have taken as subjects gardens, cultivated fields, swimmers, jet contrails and power lines, the twilight zone in caves, blossoming trees, and the ground level kingdom of things that creep and crawl. I photograph with an ever deepening appreciation for how this "place" shapes us, even as we shape it with our passage."

Sally Gall is a photographer living and working in New York City. In addition to her fine art career, she teaches photography, and works as an editorial and advertising landscape and lifestyle photographer. Her work is in numerous museum and corporate collections and she has been awarded several prestigious fellowships, which include two MacDowell Colony Fellowships and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency. Gall has published two books of photographs, The Waters Edge (Umbra Editions / Chronicle Books, 1995) with an essay on her work by writer James Salter, and Subterranea, (Umbrage Editions, 2005) with an essay on her work by two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand. The Waters Edge is an anthology of photographs whose dominant theme is the interplay of water and not water. In Subterranea, she explores the "hidden" landscape of caves and the twilight zone between daylight and darkness. Gall has a twenty five year history of solo and group shows at museums and galleries. She has had seven solo exhibitions with the Julie Saul Gallery, New York City, the most recent being Crawl, which she describes below:

"Infants know this world for a time. Picnickers and soldiers glimpse it. There is no more dynamic stage of life and death on earth than the first few inches above its surface. This is where prairies and forests are born. Here is where the bulk of our food comes from and where all terrestrial creatures return when our lives are finished. Comforting, beautiful, frightening, and strange--this is the terrestrial world. And it can only be discovered and known intimately on hands and knees."

EDUCATION
1978 B.F.A Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008
Crawl, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Blossoms, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2005
A Survey: 1980-2005, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, VA

2003
Subterranea, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2001
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA

2000
Into Darkness, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gail Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999
Hope Pingree Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Vicki Basetti Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Ralls Collection, Washington D.C

1998
Julie Saul Galley, New York, NY

1996
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Town Hall, Montalcino, Italy

1995
The Water's Edge, Julie Saul Galley, New York, NY
University of California at Long Beach, CA
G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

1994
Museum of Photography, Charleroi, Belgium

1993
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

1992
Julie Saul Galley, New York, NY
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991
G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990
Julie Saul Galley, New York, NY

1989
Julie Saul Galley, New York, NY

1988
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
L'Art del Mar, Fundacia Forum, Tarragon, Spain
Looking Forward: New Works and New Directions for the Permanent Collection,Asheville Art Museum

2008
On Location, Women's Photographs from the Hofstra Museum Collection, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

2007
Contemporary Photography and the Garden-Deceits and Fantasies, Hudson River Museum, NY
Brasil: des Focus, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janiero
Paper Trails: A Century of Women's Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2006
Picturing Eden, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
Garden as Paradise in Contemporary Art, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NY
Contemporary Photography and the Garden-Deceits and Fantasies: Middlebury College Art Museum, VT.,
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Columbia Museum of Art, SC
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Sally Gall: Selected Landscapes, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York

2003
By The Sea, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Expanding Horizons: Landscape Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY
Nudes, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1999
Humidity, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

1998
Formication, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Avon Collection, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
Figure and Landscape Revisited: Nine Contemporary Photographers, Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN

1995
Water, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
Blind Spot, Dallas Artists Research and Exhibition, Dallas, TX
The Landscape, New York University, New York, NY

1993
Great Women in Photography, Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, DC
Picturing Paradise: Art and the Rainforest, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Walter Hopps

1992
Focus on Photography: 1980-1990, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA

1991
Reveries and Wanderings, Metropolitan Life Insurance Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Linda Marchisotto
Aqua Puro: Images of Water in Contemporary Art, Home Box Office Gallery, New York, NY
Light in the Darkness, Lintas, NY

1989
The New Expeditionary Photographers, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1988
Around The World in 80 Days, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986
Swimmers, Burden Gallery, Aperture, New York, NY
The Texas Landscape, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1985
Contemporary Photographers: The Presence of the Sublime, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Women of the American West, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Ct

1983
Printed by Women: A National Exhibition of Photos and Prints, Philadelphia, PA
Film and Photo, Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe, NM

1981
The New Photography, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Texas Photo Sampler, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

1980
SECA Invitational, San Francisco Museum, San Francisco, California

PUBLICATIONS and Reviews
2009
Lopate, Phillip, Sally Gall: Crawl, Aperture, Fall.

2008
Hope, Terry, The Worlds Top Ten Photographers: Landscape, Rotovision, UK, Switzerland.

2006
Klochko, Deborah, Picturing Eden, Steidel Publishers, Germany and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
Monthly Photo, Korea.

2005
Sheets, Hillarie M, Reviews: New York, Sally Gall, Julie Saul, ArtNews, November.
Princenthal, Nancy, Sally Gall at Julie Saul Gallery, Art in America, December.

2004
Padon, Thomas, Deceits & Fantasies: Contemporary Photography and the Garden, Harry N. Abrams.
Johnson, Patricia C., Complex Views of the World Help, Draw Unique Parallels, Houston Chronicle, April 12.
Indyke, Dottie, Reviews: National, Sally Gall, Ralls Collection ArtNews, February.

2003
Gottlieb, Jane, "Landscape Photography: Journey to the Center of the Earth", Photo District News, October.
Yenelouis, Berbard, “Sally Gall, Subterranea,” BOMB, Summer.
The Twilight Zone, Conde Nast Traveler, February.
Subterranea, The Nature Conservancy Magazine.
Nether-Netherland, New York Magazine, February 17.
Sally Gall: Subterranea, The Art Newspaper, February.
Subterranea, New York: Umbrage Editions.
McQuaid, Cate, Illuminating the Beauty of Earth's Darkness", The Boston Globe, September 26.
Off the Face of the Earth, Sally Gall: Subterranea, Chicago Reader, June.
Sally Gall, Hasselblad Forum, No3 2002, Issue 38.
Sally Gall at Catherine Edelman, Chicago Tribune, July 4.

2002
Oceans, Sue Hostetler, Rizzoli.

2001
Robinson, Joan Seeman, Entering the Underworld, SPOT Magazine, Houston Center for Photography.

2000
Goldberg, Vicki, How Worshipers, Too, Can Denature Nature, The New York Times, September 8.
Greene, Alison de Lima, 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Harry Abrams.
Budick, Ariella, Shifting Landscapes,” Newsday, August 20.
Subterranean Style, New York Magazine, May 1.
Reader’s Digest, August.
The New Yorker, May 8.

1999
The New York Times, July 25.

1998
Aletti, Vince, Village Voice, April 28.
New York Magazine, April 20.
The New Yorker, May 11.

1996
Jones, Peter, We’ve Got Gall, Sky Magazine, Delta Airlines, March.

1995
Gall, Sally, The Water’s Edge, Chronicle Books, 1995.

1993
Sally Gall & April Gornik Dialogue, Bomb, Summer.
Spring, Justin, Artforum, March.
Hagen, Charles, The New York Times.
Stretch, Bonnie Barrett, Art News, March.

1991
Jones, Peter, High Times and Misdemeanors, Aperture, Fall.

1990
Jones, Peter, Hot Photographers, Connoisseur, November.
Borhan, Pierre, La Photographie a la Croisee des Chemins, La Manufacture, Paris.
D'Hooge, Alain, Dangereuse Luxuriances, Cliches, February.

1989
D'Hooge, Alain, Les Choix de Sens, Cliches.

1988
Dobyns, Stephen, Swimmers, Aperture.
Portfolio, Photo/Design, September/October.

1987
Hagen, Charles, Artforum, November.
Tucker, Anne, Lone Star Statement, American Photographer, May.

1986
Borhan, Pierre, Danger D’Amour, Clichés, October.
Kalil, Susie, The Texas Landscape 1900-1986, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Messer, William, Houston Photo Fest, European Photography, July.

1980
The Diana Show, Pictures Through a Plastic Lens, The Friends of Photography Untitled 21, Carmel, CA .

Public COLLECTIONS
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tuscon,
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, NH
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, NO
The Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

GRANTS, Residencies AND AWARDS
1999
Rockefeller Foundation Residency, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy

1997
Moonhole Residency, Englehard Foundation and Institute for Contemporary Arts, Boston, MA

1990
MacDowell Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, NH

1989
MacDowell Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, NH

1986
Cultural Arts Council Grants to Artists, Houston, TX

1983
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship

1982
Clare Hoyt Degoyler Memorial Fund, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Dallas, TX