GREGORY CREWDSON, Untitled (21), 2009, pigmented inkjet print, 28 1/2 x 35 1/4 inches (72.4 x 89.5 cm), ed. of 6 © Gregory Crewdson
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Gregory Crewdson received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1985 and an MFA in photography from Yale in 1988. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is represented by Gagosian Gallery. He is Director of Graduate Studies in Photography at the Yale University School of Art.
Crewdson's work has been included in many public collections, most notably the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A retrospective of his work, spanning his career, from 1985–2005, was shown as a traveling exhibition from 2005–08, at major museums around Europe. Another traveling exhibition of his work opened at the Kulturhuset Museum, Stockholm, in February 2011, followed by Sorte Diamant, Copenhagen and c/o Berlin, Berlin, among others. Crewdson has received numerous awards including the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship.
Crewdson has published several books of his photographs including Hover with ArtSpace Books, Dream of Life with the University of Salamanca, Spain, Twilight and Beneath the Roses with Abrams and a Retrospective book of his work, entitled Gregory Crewdson from 1985 to 2005, published by Hatje Cantz.
Crewdson's newest body of work, Sanctuary, premiered at Gagosian Gallery in New York in 2010, it then traveled to White Cube in London and Gagosian Gallery in Rome. Abrams published a book featuring this new work also in 2010. Currently Crewdson's work is in an exhibition titled In a Lonely Place, scheduled to exhibit through 2013 at The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; City Gallery Wellington; and Dunedin Art Gallery, Dunedin. It has traveled previously to Kulturhuset, Stockholm; The Black Diamond, Copenhagen; c/o Berlin; The Stenersen Museum, Oslo and the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.