Kerry Skarbakka

Lives and works in Prescott, AZ

Education 

  • 2003 MFA Photography, Columbia College, Chicago 
  • 1994 BA Studio Arts, University of Washington School of Art 
  • 1997 Certificate of Photography, Photographic Center Northwest 

Solo Exhibitions and Performances

  • 2011 Kerry Skarbakka: Constructed Visions, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery- Atlanta, Georgia
  • Kerry Skarbakka, Chelsea Market, New York, New York
  • 2010 Kerry Skarbakka: Anxiety and Redemption, The Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Struggle to Right Oneself, U.S. Embassy, Moscow Russia
  • 2009 The Struggle to Right Oneself: A Survey, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC
  • 2007 Re-Presenting the Human Image, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
  • 2006 Fluid, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, Washington
  • 2005 Life Goes On, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
  • The Struggle To Right Oneself, Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2003 Existential Blues, Evanston Invitational, Evanston Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2002 The Struggle to Right Oneself (Existential Blues), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Group and Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2011  The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.
  • Photographic Truths and Other Illusions, Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico
  • (E)merge Art Fair, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC
  • Artist Tribute 2, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC
  • “No Title, No Theme”: Fifty One Fine Art Photography Celebrates Eleven Years, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2010  Open Season, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC (November 5-Jan 21, 2011)
  • The Pure DKNY SHFT Pop Up Gallery, Sponsored by Estee Lauder, New York, New York.
  • Professors Xposed!,(Faculty Show) Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • By Request, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington DC
  • Art Brussels 2010, Belgium, Rep. Fifty One Fine Art Photography
  • Index 1.0, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp Belgium
  • Intimacy! Bathing in Art, Ahlen Museum of Art, Ahlen, Germany
  • As It Happens:Artists-in-Residence at Light Work, Syracuse University Lubin House, New York, New York
  • West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, West Virginia University. Invitational.
  • 2009   Miami Photo 2009, Miami, Florida. Rep. Irvine Contemporary
  • Human Conditions: The Pursuit of Happiness, Noorderlicht Photofestival 2009, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • The Struggle to Right Oneself, FotoLoft Gallery, Moscow, Russia (to coincide with spread in Snob Magazine)
  • Summer Show: Fifty One Celebrates 9 years. Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Art Brussels 2009, Brussels, Belgium. With Fifty One Fine Art Photography
  • Six Degrees of Transmutation, Baum Gallery of Fine Art, University of Central Arkansas
  • 2008   As It Happens:Artists-in-Residence at Light Work, Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University, New York
  • Scope Miami 2008, Miami, Florida. With Irvine Contemporary.
  • Rethinking Landscape: Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Antwerp Sculpture Show, exhibited through Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 98th Annual Exhibition, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Juried by John Carson.
  • The Terrible Twos: A Lawrimore Project Biennial, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, Washington
  • Art Anonymous, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Teleport Fargfabriken, Fargfabriken Norr, Ostersund, Sweden
  • The Gravity in Art, included in ‘Here is Always Somewhere Else’ a documentary about Bas Jan Ader, Telic Arts, Los Angeles, California
  • 2007   The Big Picture, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • On the Walls: Aperture Artists ’05-’06. Aperture Foundation, New York City, New York
  • Scope Miami with Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
  • Aqua Art Miami, Florida. With Lawrimore Project.
  • ICARE, Salle Saint-Georges du Musee de l’Art wallon, Liege, Belgium
  • Paris Photo 2007 with Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Aperture Foundation 2007 Benefit and Auction, New York City
  • Photo London with Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp Belgium
  • ArtDC with Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
  • Art Cologne with Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp Belgium
  • Photography Now: One Hundred Portfolios. Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • L.A. Photo 2007, Los Angeles, California. With Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2006   Blessed are the Merciful, Feigen Contemporary, New York City, New York
  • Taking Inventory: Transformation Through Compilation, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Miami Photo 2006 with Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Aqua Art Miami, Florida. With Lawrimore Project
  • Paris Photo 2006, with Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
  • This is Gallery, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, Washington
  • Dreams, Fears and Desires, Holden Luntz Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Tina B-The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2005   Aqua Art Miami, Florida. With Lawrimore Project.
  • Paris Photo 2005 with Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Boost in the Shell (The Pursued), Aeroplastics Contemporary in Bruges, Belgium
  • ContempoRARITIES Expo, Hawaii, The Contemporary Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Unspeakable, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2004   Who Makes Self Portraits in 2004?!?, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Paris Photo 2004. With Fifty-One Fine Art Photography
  • Network, De Parel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • The Armory Show, New York, with Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California
  • Network, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California
  • 78th Annual International Competition: Photography, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 47th Annual International Award Exhibition 2004, Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, CA
  • National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 2003   Balance of Power, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California
  • XIV Annual Juried Exhibition, (Robert Rosenblum, Juror) Viridian Artists, New York, New York
  • Escape Vehicles, Dupreau Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Art Chicago, Vernissage Tables 2003, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fractured Lines, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2002  16th Annual Evanston Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

Bibliography: Printed Media (Books, Newspapers, Magazines)

  • The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, W.M. Hunt Collection, Aperture Press 2011.
  • Males, Monograph from the Collection of Lynn Kirshbaum, 2011.
  • Exploring Color Photography, 5th Edition, by Robert Hirsch. Focal Press. 2011.
  • Washington Post, Jeffry Cudlin’s ‘By Request’: Mutual admiration society keeping its own counsel! By Jessica Dawson. Friday July, 2 2010.
  • The Missouri Review, Crash, Volume 33 Number 2 Summer 2010. Cover Image.
  • Intimacy! Baden in Der Kunst (Bathing in Art) Ahlen Art Museum Exhibition Catalogue/book. Germany 2010.
  • The Stranger, Do-Over on the 28th Floor: What Do You Do When Public Art Is Too Powerful to Be Ignored? By Jen Graves. Vol. 18. No. 39, June 11-17, 2009. Page 23.
  • Beijing Evening Newspaper-May 1, 2009 pages 22-23.
  • Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts And Cultural Criticism, Analog to Digital: The Indexical Function of
  • Photographic Images by Corey Dzenko. Vol. 37. No. 2. Pages 19-23.
  • Snob Magazine, Kerry Skarbakka Moscow, Russia. #5 (08) May 2009 Pages 50 – 65.
  • Art in America, Rethinking Landscape: Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, November 2008, page 111.
  • Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas, Anxiety and Remediation: The Photographic Images of Kerry
  • Skarbakka by Corey Dzenko. Vol. I, Spring 2008. Pages 83-91.
  • PHOTOGRAPHIE, Freier Fall Fur Kerry, Germany. January 2008. Pages 4,5.
  • Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, by Robert Hirsch © 2008. Page 191.
  • Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual 2007, No. 142. Pgs. 34-40. Essay by Michael Rooks.
  • Suddeutsche Zeitung WISSEN, Munich, Germany. Oct. 2007. Pages 9,74-79.
  • Zeitmagazin Leben: In 80 Bildern Um Die Welt, Hamburg, Germany. Oct. 2007. Pages 32,33.
  • La Republica Daily News, Milan, Italy, August 2007.
  • Liberation Daily News, Paris, France. August 2007.
  • Washington Post: Kerry Skarbakka’s Flights of Fancy, July 21, 2007.
  • THE Magazine: of and for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM. July 2007. Cover.
  • The News and Observer, A Recognition of the ‘Big Picture’. By Michele Natale. Apr 2007.
  • The Sanford Herald, Larger than Life. By Susan Ferrington. March 21, 2007. Page 1C.
  • Quo Magazine, Madrid, Quonsultas, No. 138. March 2007. Page 64.
  • THE: Magazine: of an for the Arts, Santa NM, Photography Issue 2007.
  • Artweek, This is Gallery Review. Dec/Jan 2007.
  • SeattlePI, Knockout Work by a Trio of Young Artists, By Regina Hackett. Oct. 27, 2006.
  • Le Monde2, Paris, Comment Chutent Les Civilsations, No.118. May 20, 2006. Cover.
  • Qvest Magazine, Berlin, Artists United, Special Issue #1, March 30, 2006. Page 301.
  • LeMonde2, Paris, 100 RAISONS d’etre OPTIMISTE, 14 Jan 2006. Page 58. Reason 65.
  • Public Art Review, News, Issue 33, Fall/Winter 2005, St. Paul, Minnesota. Page 76.
  • Boost in the Shell: The Pursued. (Brugge: Cultercentrum BRGGE) 2005.
  • Snoecks (Almanac) 2006, Kerry Skarbakka (Portfolio), Belgium.
  • Setting the Lawn on Fire, A Novel by Mack Friedman. The University of Wisconsin Press. 2005. Cover Image.
  • MAX Magazine, Italy Il Fotografo Volante, By Francesca Frediani, October 2005. Page 50.
  • New York Newsday, IDEAS: Is Art Defaming 9-11 deaths? By Fred Camper, July 10, 2005.
  • Chicago Tribune, Being a Fall Guy All Day Long, By Jon Yates, June 15, 2005.
  • WTTW 11 Chicago (PBS) The Art of Falling By Rich Samuels June14, 2005.
  • Chicago Tribune, Taking the Big Plunge into Art, By Alan Artner, June 11, 2005.
  • APERTURE, Photographer‘s Project-Kerry Skarbakka, volume 179, Summer 2005.Cover and pages 60-65.
  • Essay by Wayne Koestenbaum.
  • Zoom International, No 67, March/April 2005. Page 76.
  • Foto+ Magazine, March/April 2005. Utrecht, The Netherlands. Cover and page 51.
  • Knack, nr. 10, March 2005. Belgium. Page 89.
  • Focus, Kerry Skarbakka: De Zwarrte-Kracht tarten - February 2005. Netherlands. 24-27.
  • Deng, Kerry Skarbakka: Leven is Vallen - No. 22. March 2005. Brussels, Belgium. 94-95.
  • ArtReview International, Faces of the Future, October 2004, London, page 88.
  • Mouth To Mouth Magazine, Cover, Spring/Summer 2004, Chicago.
  • My Body Your Body, volume 1 from the 6 x 6 series, Columbia College Chicago 2003.
  • Telophase Four, Trajectories, volume 4, 2003.
  • Direct Art Magazine, volume 8 (spring/summer 2003) New York City. Page 22.
  • Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Winter 2002/03.
  • New City Chicago “Tip of the Week” December 19, 2002. Review by Michael Weinstein, 16.
  • Chicago Tribune, Art Scene, Friday edition, June 7, 2002. Review by Lisa Stein.

Public Works: Installations/Films/Album Covers

  • Elements of Attraction, Seattle Municipal Tower, 28th Floor. Seattle, Washington (Video Installation) 2008.
  • Here is Always Somewhere Else, a documentary film about Bas Jan Ader, by Rene Daalder. 2008.
  • Static Traveller, C-mon and Kypski. (EP) Supertracks Records. (Album Cover) 2004.
  • Time Code, In-transit Gallery, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, Illinois. (Photography Installation) 2003.

Residencies

  • Light Work Artist-In-Residence Program, Syracuse, New York (July 2006) 
  • The Contemporary Museum, Hawaii (August 2004 and April 2005) 

Honors/Awards

  • Commission – 1% for the Arts -City of Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA. 2008
  • Review Santa Fe (Currently Center) participant. Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2006
  • Creative Capital Foundation Grant 2005, New York City, New York. 2005
  • Finalist for the BMW Prize at Paris Photo 2005, Paris, France. 2005
  • CAAP Grant 2004, Chicago Center of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, Illinois. 2004
  • 2nd Prize, National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2004
  • Individual Artist Award Nominee, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Chicago, Illinois. 2004
  • Illinois Arts Council Assistance Grant, Chicago, Illinois. 2004
  • Helen V. Surovek Memorial Award, 60th Annual Salon Show 2003. (Top Award). 2003
  • John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Nominee 2003, San Francisco, California. 2003
  • Jurors Award, Evanston Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois. 2003
  • Graduate Opportunity Award, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois. 2003 Immacon Digital Award. 2002
  • Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship Fund. 2002
  • John Mulvany Fund. 2001
  • Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship Fund. 2001

Curatorial 

  • The Stuart R. Abelson Photography Foundation, Memorial Exhibition, exhibited at the 
  •  John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago (June 2004).

Selected Lectures and Events 

  • Society for Photographic Education, Southwest Regional Conference, Santa Fe. 2011
  • Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia. 2011
  • The Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Dorkbot-Pittsburgh Chapter @ The Brillo Box, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2010
  • The Attraction of Elements: Artist Talk and Video Installation Premiere. Irvine Contemporary (DC) 2010 Juror, Student exhibition, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas. 2009
  • Fight Club- FOTOWEEK DC, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC. 2008
  • The George Eastman House, Performance/Shoot, Rochester, New York. 2006
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: Life Goes On, Chicago, Illinois. 2005
  • Evanston Art Center, Invitational, Artist Panel Discussion. Evanston, Illinois. 2003
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 12 x 12: Artist’s Talk, Chicago, Illinois. 2002

Commissions/Collections

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington DC
  • Collection Dancing Bear-WH Hunt
  • City of Seattle-1% for the Arts
  • Private Collection of Lynn Kirshbaum
  • Private Collection of Allen Thomas Jr.
  • Private Collection of Robert Fitzpatrick
  • Private Collection of Joseph and Elaine Monson
  • Private Collection of Henry Thaggert III
  • Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • Avenue Productions, Chicago
  • Light Work, Syracuse, New York
  • Columbia College, Chicago
  • Intl. Private Collections-Worldwide

 

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