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Thomas Barrow | American, 1938 -

Thomas Barrow, who was born in Kansas City, Missouri, studied with Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design at IIT, Chicago, and graduated with an M.S. , IIT, Chicago in 1967. He also studied film with Jack Ellis at Northwestern University. At the George Eastman House, he was Curator of Exhibitions in 1965, Assistant Director from 1971-1972, and became editor of Image in 1972. The Associate Director of the University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, from 1973-1976, Barrow began teaching photography in the Art Department in 1976 and was Acting Director of the University Art Museum in 1985. He has received two NEA Photographers Fellowships (1973; 1978) and is also a publication designer.


Selected Bibliography

Grundberg, Andy and Gauss, Kathleen McCarthy. Inventions and Transformations-The Photographs of Thomas Barrow. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1986.
Coleman, A.D. Light Readings. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1979.
The Extended Document. Rochester, New York: International Center of Photography, George Eastman House, 1975.
 

Education

1981-2001
Professor, University of New Mexico Department of Art, Albuquerque, NM

1985
Acting Director, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1976
Associate Professor, University of New Mexico Department of Art, Albuquerque, NM

1973-76
Associate Director, University of New Mexico Art Museum Albuquerque, NM

1965
Joined staff of George Eastman House as Assistant Curator of Exhibitions,
then Associate Curator of Research Center (print collection and library),
then Assistant Director

1972-1967
MS, Institute of Design, I.I.T. Major Photography. Studied with Aaron Siskind 1965
Film Courses with Jack Ellis, Northwestern University

1963
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute. Major in Graphic Design
 

Selected Exhibitions

2010-2011
A Restless Mind, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2008
New Acquisitions, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque NM
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Photography: New Mexico, UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2007
Attention to Detail: 12 Artists, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
Driven to Distraction, The Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Re-SITE-ing the West: Contemporary Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Recent Acquisitions, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Recent Acquisitions, University of Maryland Baltimore County, A.O. Kuhn Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Rebels and Revelers: Experimental Decades, 1970’s- 1980’s, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

2006
FOLLY, AIA Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo)

2005
Wide Gamut: Alternative Process Photography, Donkey Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
In the Center of Things: A Tribute to Harold Jones, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Ditto: Multiples From the Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, IL

2003
Current, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Global Village: The ‘60s, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
The Discerning Eye: Southern California Collects, MOPA, San Diego, CA
The Stacked Deck, Tamarind Institute Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2002
POLAROID, The New Mexico Connection, UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Snapshots, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Photographs from the Peter Bunnell Collection, Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Idea Photographic: After Modernism, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2001
Thomas Barrow: Then and Now, UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Passages: Touring NM Art with a Detour Along Route 66, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Drawn from Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
A Change of View, New Prints from 2001, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

2000
Blue Skies, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1997
Photo + Object: Thomas Barrow, UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

1996
Pink Stuff & Pink Dualities, Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC

l992
Notes for the 90's, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Studio Notes by Thomas Barrow, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1990
Thomas Barrow, The Burning Houses, Amarillo Art Center1986-87
Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , San Francisco, CA & Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1982
Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA
Light Gallery, New York City

1979
Light Gallery, New York City

1976
Light Gallery, New York City

1975
Deja Vu Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1974
Light Gallery, New York City

1972
Light Gallery, New York City

 

Selected Public Collections

National Gallery of Canada
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts
Pasadena Art Museum
Ryerson Polytechnic Institute
University of New Mexico
Lincoln Rochester Trust Company
Fogg Art Museum
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
University of Kansas Art Museum
The Detroit Institute of Art
Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities Collection
Reva & David Logan Foundation
Princeton University Library, The Graphic Arts Collection
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The New Orleans Museum of Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Denver Art Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
National Gallery of Australia
Washington Art Consortium (Whatcom Museum of History and Art)
The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson
California State University, Long Beach
De Cordova Museum
University of California, Riverside
Ohio Wesleyan University
Princeton Art Museum
Polaroid International Collection Art Museum
The Albuquerque Museum
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
University of Louisville Photographic Archive
Williams College Museum of Art
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Madison Art Center
The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art (KMOPA), Japan
Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA
Capitol Art Foundation, Santa Fe, NM