Michael Kolster                                July 2017
41 Longfellow Ave.
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-3185 (office/studio)
(207) 729-5709 (home)
michaelkolster@gmail.com
http://www.michaelkolster.com

2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow

Exhibition Record

Solo
2019        
Take Me to the River
, Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia (upcoming, Jan/Feb)

2018        
Paris Parks, Artspace Herndon, Herndon, Virginia (upcoming, May/June)
Hawaiian Plastiglomerates, R. Lehman Art Gallery, Brooks School, North Andover, Mass (upcoming, spring)

2017
Take Me to the River,
Combes Gallery, The American University of Paris, France

2015
Take Me to the River, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

2014
Proving Ground, PhoPa Gallery, Portland, Maine

2013
Rivers Lost and Found, SRO Gallery, Texas Tech School of Art, Lubbock, TX 
itiswhatitis, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine

2012
Still Life: Photographs on Glass, Schroeder Romero and Shredder Gallery, New York, NY 
A River Lost and Found, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
James River Photographs, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Down by the River, Tony Hungerford Gallery, College of So. Maryland, La Plata
Two Rivers, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2009    
New Orleans, Muskie School for Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

2008
Dwell, n., Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2007
Flux, Area Gallery, USM, Portland, ME (catalog) photographs from New Orleans 2005-06

2006
comeandsee, The Map Room, Portland, ME (catalog)

2005
The Daily Post Grids, Space Gallery, Portland, ME
Multiples, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2003
Mojave, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

1999
Selections, FVA, San Francisco, CA

1994
Houses, Bank of Oakland, Oakland, CA

1992
From Here to Now, Boston University Bookstore, Boston, MA

Two-Person
2015
The Redemption of the Schuylkill, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia. PA, with Geoffrey James

2003
Coastal, Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Botanica, Round Room Gallery, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

2002 
Maine Coast: Photos and Paintings, Saco Museum, Saco, ME
Botanica, Landau Gallery, Belmont, MA

Juried Group
2015
Wet Plate Collodion, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Director’s Award
Surviving the Storm, Katrina 10 Years Later, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland

2014
Landscape Today and Tomorrow, LLB Galleries, SUNY Geneseo
 A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
Scope: The Southern Landscape, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
75 Years of Photography at City College, SF Camera Work, San Francisco, CA

2012
National Exposure Revisited, ARC Gallery, Chicago. IL
Art in the Open, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Art on Paper National Juried Exhibition, MFA, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
ETAL, California Museum of Photography, Riverside
The Suburban Challenge, Salem Art Association, Salem, OR
Hand+Eye - Curators Choice Gallery, TTL Gallery, Durham NC (catalog)

2010
Altered: National Juried Photography Exhibition, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

2009
New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
National Photography ’09, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY
American Visions Photography – Going Green, Museum of Anthropology at CSU, Chico, CA

2002
Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Plugged In, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

1997
Photo Review Juried Annual, Philadelphia, PA, juried by Emmet Gowin

1994
Magic Silver, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Photo 94, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Juried Annual, Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA
MetroPhoto Annual, San Francisco, CA

1992
Graduate Students of New England, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

Invitational Group
2015
Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Selections from the Bruce Brown Collection, University of Maine Museum, of Art, Bangor
Highways and Byways, Portland Public Library, Maine, Sponsored by CMCA
Sliver and Salt, PhoPa Gallery, Portland, ME

2014
Making a New Whole: The Art of Collage, University of New England Gallery, Portland, ME

2013
View Find, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012
Concerning Line, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011
Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later, Center for Maine Contemporary Art

2009
Ordinary Life, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2008
Art Show and Sale, 30 Romasco Studio, Portland, ME

2003
Taking Pictures, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2002
Art Faculty, Bowdoin College, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

1995
Three Americans, Z Space, Paris, France
                
Grants and Awards
2018        
Artist Teaching Resident, Brooks School, No. Andover, MA

2016
Faculty Research Award, Bowdoin College
Faculty Research Award, Bowdoin College

2015
Project Grant Award, Maine Arts Commission
Faculty Research Award, Bowdoin College

2014
Finalist (with collaborator Matthew Klingle), Lange-Taylor Prize, CDS, Durham, NC

2013
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow
Leave Supplement Award, Bowdoin College        
Alan M. Christenfeld Award, Bowdoin College
Faculty Research Award, Bowdoin College

2012
Residency Fellow, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2011
Bowdoin Faculty Fellowship, Bowdoin College

2008
Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty, Bowdoin College

2006
Fletcher Family Research Grant, Bowdoin College

2005
Fletcher Family Research Grant, Bowdoin College

2004
Fletcher Family Research Grant, Bowdoin College

2002
Fletcher Family Research Grant, Bowdoin College
Rusack Coastal Studies Project Initiative Fund, Bowdoin College

2002
Faculty Research and Travel Grant, Bowdoin College

2001
Rusack Coastal Studies Project Initiative Fund, Bowdoin College

1992
Polaroid Artist Support Grant, Polaroid Corporation

1991
Polaroid Artist Support Grant, Polaroid Corporation


Work in Private Collections
The American Univeristy of Paris
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
Capital One Financial Corporation
The Polaroid Corporation
Richard and Kristina Ford
Michael Schewel
Diana Tuite and Charles Butcosk
Andrew Canning and Karen Wells
Andrew Kessler
Macauley Lord and Carol Lestock
Andrea, Russell and Jack Read

Publications
2017
Spotlight: Contributor Michael Kolster, Memorius Issue 28 (upcoming)
That Historical Coincidence,  “Eyes on the South” feature, Oxford American Magazine, April 3
Don’t Take Pictures, Photo of the Day, June 15, Kat Kiernan
The Daily Post - http://dailypost.bowdoin.edu  2002-2017

2016
Take Me to the River, 240-page book of four river portfolios and three essays, George Thompson Publishing, Inc., Staunton, Virginia

2015
River Glass, Boom: A Journal of California, Summer, Vol. 5, No. 2, text by Matthew Klingle
You Can’t Get There From Here, Biennial Catalogue, Portland Museum of Art
Changing Place, Audio Recording, Biennial, Portland Museum of Art
The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, 3rd Edition, Christopher James
Topsham: From the River to the Highlands, by Robert C. Williams
Maine Photographs: A History (1840-2015), by Bischof, Danly, and Shettleworth, Down East Books
LA River Ambrotypes, F-Stop Magazine, Issue #71, Summer

2014 
From the River: Michael Kolster’s Handmade Photographs, KCET Artbound, Carren Jao,, Nov. 24

2012
Loupe Vol 2, Issue 3, Journal of the Photographic Resource Center, Boston 
Memorious Issue18, A Journal of New Verse and Fiction

2010
Consilience – The Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Columbia University, NY 
Last Days of the Coliseum, Connecticut Public Television, Richard Hanley, producer

2007
New Orleans Photographs 2005-2006, catalogue

2006 
Four Projects: The Map Room as an Image-Making Device, catalogue

1997
Photo Review Annual, Philadelphia, PA

1991
From Here to Now, commissioned book, Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, NY

Reviews
2017
Take Me to the River Book Review, Emma Brown, ZEKE Magazine, Fall Issue
Take Me to the River Book Review, Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler, Photographer’s Forum, Summer
Take Me to the River Book Review, Blake Andrews, PhotoEye, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 23

2015
"The Portland Biennial," Britta Konau, The Portland Phoenix, November 4
“Past and Present Perspectives,” Britta Konau, The Portland Phoenix, April 1
“Maine Event: Excellent Art on View in Portland Biennial,” S. Smee, The Boston Globe, Dec 15
“Portland Museum of Art’s Biennial,” D. Kany, Portland (ME) Press-Herald, Oct. 18
“The PMA Biennial” B. Konau, Portland Phoenix, Nov. 4
“Art Review: The PMA Biennial,” S. Bouchard, The Bollard, Nov 5

2014
“Take Me to the River: Wet Plate Photography by Michael Kolster,” 35to220.com, June 12
“Photos Mirror Images Taken Centuries Ago,” Rob Pavey,, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, April 10

2012
“Shock of the New, Amazing Use of the Old,” Phil Isaacson, Portland Press Herald, August 
“Androscoggin Project Gains Attention,” Kathryn Skelton, Sun Journal, Lewiston, ME, June
“Michael Kolster: Making a Glass Wall,” Kevin Logghe, Fotosavant.com, July
“Resemblance,” Mark Harley, Richmond Arts Review, 14 September
“Michael Kolster Explores the James River,” FanoftheFan.com, 19 September
“New Photography by Michael Kolster,” Rebecca Barnabi, Examiner.com, September
“Michael Kolster: Still Life, Photographs on Glass,” NY Art Beat, July
“A River Lost and Found,” 207 News Magazine segment, WCSH6 TV, Portland, ME, July

2011
“The Androscoggin Then and Now,” article and video, Kathryn Skelton, Sun Journal, Lewiston

2008
Dwell, n. at Icon” David Raymond, Art New England, June/July
“He Points, Shoots, Makes a Point” Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram, April

2006
“Don’t Forget New Orleans” Beth Brogan, Times Record, Brunswick, ME, October 
“comeandsee” Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram, August
“Eye Cartography” Ian Paige, Portland Phoenix, July

2004
“Multiples at Icon” Chris Thompson, Art New England, June/July
“Kolster’s Decisiveness” Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram


Visiting Artist Lectures
2017
Artist-in-Residence, The American University of Paris
The Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
2016
Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center, Skowhegan, Maine    
Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth, Maine

2015
Panel discussion, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, The Redemption of the Schuylkill River

2014
Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia
Georgia Regents University, Augusta

2013
Gale Memorial Lecture, University of New Mexico School of Art, Albuquerque

2012
Art in the Open Philadelphia, Juried Participating Artist 
Visiting Artist, University of Richmond, VA
“The Androscoggin River: Lost and Found,” Hallowell Gallery, Hallowell, ME
“The Androscoggin River: Lost and Found,” Western Maine Audubon, Jay, ME

2011
“The Androscoggin River: Lost and Found,” Civic Forum Series, Bates College, Lewiston, ME 
Artist Lecture, University of Richmond, VA

2009
"Framing Time and Place" Conference, University of Plymouth, UK
"New Orleans: Rebuilding an American City," Muskie School for Public Service, Portland, ME
“Approaching the Big Picture Problem – New Orleans Rebuild and The Daily Post,” Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, NY

2007
Learning Associate, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Rockwell Visiting Artist, The Taft School, Watertown, CT
Artist-in-Residence, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

2000
Visiting International Artist, Brasil Em Foco, São Paulo, Brazil

Education
1992
M.F.A., Photography, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1989
Certificate, Documentary Photography, International Center of Photography, NY, NY

1985
B.A., American Studies, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, concentration in             Math/Computer Science 

Professional Experience
2009-
Associate Professor of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

2001-09
Assistant Professor of Art, Bowdoin College

2000-01
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Bowdoin College

1994-2000  
Instructor of Photography, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA

1995-98
Instructor of Photography, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

1995
Instructor of Photography, University of California Extension, San Francisco, CA

References
Available upon request
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