Jerry Spagnoli



526West 26th Street #1006, NewYork,NY 10001 (212) 924-5470

Education: San Francisco Art Institute, S.F. CA BFA Photography Mills College, Oakland CA MFA

Solo Exhibitions

2006 Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, LA

2006 The Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001 Edwynn Houk Gallery, NYC, NY “ Daguerreotypes and Photomicrographs”



2009 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, "From Digital to Daguerreotypes"

2008 The Hartford University Art Gallery, Hartford CT "The Linked Ring"

2008 The Akron Art Museum. Akron, OH, "A Shared Vision"

2008 f295 Exhibition of Contemporary Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

2007 Massillon Museum, Massillon OH, "Darkrooms in a Digital Age"

2006 University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, "Out of the Darkness"

2006 ClampArts, New York, NY, "The Line Between Past and Present"

2006 The Stephen Kasher Gallery, New York, NY, "Sequence and Consequence"

2005 Indiana State University, “Footcandles: History and Process in Contemporary Photography”

2005 The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk VA, “Photography Speaks”

2005 Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA, “Recasting the Landscape”

2005 Ariel Meyerwitz Gallery, New York, NY, “Still Life”

2004 Plant Zero Art Center, Richmond VA, “On Message”

2004 The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC “The Art of Craft”

2003 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA “Visions and Revisions “

2003 Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY “Prima Facie ”

2002 The Sarah Morthland Gallery, NYC, NY “The Antiquarian Avant-Garde”

2001 The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA “Sun Works “

2001 Edwynn Houk Gallery, NYC, NY “Size Matters”

2001 The Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City MO, “The American Daguerreotype”

2001 Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY, “Many Moons”

2001 Boston University Art Gallery, Boston MA, “The Crafted Image”

2000 The Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, “Gardens of Pleasure “

2000 The Museum of the City of New York, “New York Now2000”

1999 Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL “New Artists Old Techniques”

1999 Palace of Art, Budapest, Hungary “Art Expo”

1998 Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY “Inventors and Alchemists”

1998 Federal Reserve Building, Boston, MA “Degrees of Embodiment”

1998 The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY “Substance Not Shadows”

1997 Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland CA 1997 Works, San Jose, CA “Evoking the Unexpected”

1997 Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI “Imaging the Alter-Body”

1996 Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA “Contemporary Daguerreotypes”

1996 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA “from the Vanished World series”

1996 The Daguerreian Society Web Site,

1995 The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA “Architecture in Focus”

1994 The Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Man of the Year”

1994 The New England School of Photography, Boston, MA

1993 The George Eastman House, Rochester “The Daguerreotype Now and Then”

1992 Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA “The Alchemy of Gesture”

1991 Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA “New Works in Photography”



Exhibitions Curated

2008 "The Linked Ring" Hartford University Art Gallery, Hartfod CT (essay)

2005 “Casting a New Light”, Multiple Venues, (Catalog essay)

2000 “ Mirror With a Memory : The Art of the Daguerreotype” Sarah Morthland Gallery,

New York, NY,

1995 “The Contemporary Daguerreotype” The Oakland Museum of California Monographs: Daguerreotypes, Steidl Verlag,

2006 American Dreaming, Steidl Verlag, Fall

2009 in collaboration with Chuck Close: A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, Chuck Close and Bob Holman, Aperture, New York, 2006 Chuck Close: Daguerreotypes, Demetrio Paparoni, Alberico Cetti Serbelloni Editore, 2002




The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France The National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY The Fogg Museum, Boston, MA The High Museum, Atlanta , GA The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY The Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA The New York Historical Society The Museum of the City of New York

Film, Television and Radio: Artists and Alchemists, Market Street Productions, 2008 The Genius of Photography, Episode 1, BBC 4, October 2007 CBS Sunday Morning, “Daguerreotypes”, Russ Mitchell, October 16, 2005 All Things Considered, National Public Radio, December 26 2001,

“World Trade Center Daguerreotypes”, Noah Adams

Bibliography: Photographic Possibilities, Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2009 Art of the Brooklyn Bridge: A Visual History, Richard Haw, Routledge, 2008 (illustrated) Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2007 (illustrated) New Dimensions in Photo Processes, Laura Blacklow, Focal Press, 2007 (illustrated) Watching the World Change, David Friend, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2006 (illustrated)

Flesh and Spirit: The Journal of Contemporary Photography, Volume VI,“To Transcend Objective Anonymities: The Photomicrographs of Jerry Spagnoli”, Lance Spear, 2004 (illustrated)

Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde, Lyle Rexer, Abrams, 2002 (illustrated) 21st: The Journal of Contemporary Photography Culture and Criticism, “Thoughts on Late Twentieth Century Daguerreotypy”, Christopher Mahoney, 1998 (illustrated) The Photographic Arts, “Passed Passing or to Come The Conceptual Songs of Jerry Spagnoli”,

John Wood, University of Iowa Press 1997 (illustrated)

Periodicals: Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, June 26, 2008, Mellissa Kuntz Black and White Magazine, "When Old and New Collide", Lorraine Anne Davis, October 2007 The Beacon Journal, "Art Review", Dorothy Shin, September 10, 2007 Photo-Eye, "A Survey of New Books", Phil Harris, Fall 2007 (book review) Black and White Magazine, "The Printed Page", Shawn O'Sullivan, September 2007 (book review) Afterimage, "The Future of the Dag", Cindy Persinger, Vol.35 No.1 2007 (illustrated) Adbusters, "The Quest For An Authentic Life", July/August 2007 (illustration) Buddhadharma, "Are You Ready For Death?", Summer 2007 (illustration) Photo District News Online, "Jerry Spagnoli and the Mysterious World of the Daguerreotype",

Anthony Lasala, January 10, 2007 (interview, illustrated) Picture, March /April, 2007, "Books", Jay Gardner Profifile : Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery News, Fall 2006, "A New Daguerreotype: Our

Landmark Building", Ann Shumard, (illustrated) The Daguerreian Society Newsletter, "Una Aventura Daguerreian en Peru", September, October

2006, Jillian Pichocki (illustrated) Focus Magazine, December 2006, "Exhibition Focus", Douglas Singleton New York, "Billionaires Are Free", Vanessa Grigoriadis, November 6 2006 (illustration) San Antonio News, September 24, 2006, "Vintage Views", Daan R. Goddard Art and Antiques, “Past Portraits”, Judy Penz Sheluk, Decenber 2005 Photonews: Veitung Fur Photografifie, “New York Einmal Anders Geshen Daguerreotypien Von

Jerry Spagnoli”, Roswitha Salzberger, Nov. 2005 (illustrated) Observer-Reporter, September 23 2005, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23 2005 (illustrated) Genis Aci, “Yeni Daguerrecilerin Calismalari”, Yasamdan Otopsi, March 2005,(illustrated) Art & Auction, March 2003, “Through the Lens of History”, Jonathon Keats (illustrated) Art in America, January 2003, Past Perfect Photos, Leah Ollman, (illustrated) Zoom, , November/December 2002, Chuck Close: Daguerreotypes, Conversation with Timothy

Greenfield-Sanders and Jerry Spagnoli. The Art Newspaper, International Edition, No. 127, July/August 2002, “What’s On”, (illustrated) The New York Sun, July 5 , 2002, Art Review, Talya Halkin The Village Voice, July 16, 2002, “ Short List”, Vince Aletti Art in America, June 2002, “Jerry Spagnoli at Edwynn Houk”, Lyle Rexer (illustrated) American Photographer, May/June 2002, “In With the Old”, Mary Panzer (illustrated) The New Yorker, Photography Review, January 16, 2002 The Art Newspaper, International Edition, No. 121, January 2002, “Jerry Spagnoli, Daguerreotypes  and Photomicrographs” ,Sarah Douglas The Village Voice, December 18, 2001, “ Short List”, Vince Aletti DoubleTake, Special Edition 2001, “Two Daguerreotypes by Jerry Spagnoli” (illustrated) Afterimage, March/April 2001,”Subjectivity Overload”, Karen VanMeenan illustrated (illustrated) The Boston Globe, February 20, 2001, “ Retro active”, Gareth Cook Art On Paper, Jan. - Feb. 2001 “Aura Fixation: Old Technology for New Photography”, Jane Harris New York Now: Contemporary Work in Photography, Fotofolio, 2000 (illustrated) Metropolis, July 2000, “The Vanished World”, Lyle Rexer, (illustrated) Aperture, #160 / Summer 2000,” Chuck Close: Daguerreotypes”, Lyle Rexer The New York Times, March 12, 2000“Chuck Close Discovers the Art in an Old Method”, L.Rexer Review, March 1, 2000, “Mirror with a Memory; The Art of the Daguerreotype”, Lyle Rexer Fotofile, #33, Autumn 1999, “ An Interview with Jerry Spagnoli, A Contemporary Daguerreotypist”, Sarah Morthland (illustrated) Art on Paper, May - June 1999, “New Artists Old Techniques”, Kristen Brooke Schliefer. Graphis, #320 May 1999, “Antiquarian Avante-Garde”, Lyle Rexer (illustrated) Chicago Tribune, February 11, 1999, “Old Art Finds New Practitioners”, Lisa Stein (illustrated). New City , February 4, 1999, “New Artists Old Techniques”, Micheal Weinstein. Chicago Reader, January 15, 1999, “Forward Into the Past” Mark Scwartz (illustrated) The New York Times, September 27, 1998 “Photographers Move Forward into the Past”, Lyle Rexer

(illustrated) The Village Voice, “Magic Show”, Vince Aletti, May 26 1998 The Honolulu Advertiser, “Photographers Chase the Shadows Cast by Human Forms”, Deb Aoki,

August 17, 1997. The Daguerreian Annual, “State of the Art: A Chronology of the Daguerreotype in the Twentieth

Century”, Christopher Mahoney, 1996 (illustrated) Prosodia, New College of California, 1996 (illustrated) San Francisco Examiner, “Photography Exhibit Redefifines Reality”, January 19, 1994 Academy of Art College, “The Nineteenth Century’s Magic Mirror”, February 14, 1994



Lectures and Presentations

2008 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2006 Aperture, New York, NY 2006 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 2005 Aperture, New York, NY 2005 Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Canada 2004 Photographic Center of the Northwest, Seattle, WA 2004 Mc Neese University, Lake Charles, LA 2003 Virginia Commonwealrh University, Richmond VA 2003 The Art Institute of Chicago, “ Why Daguerreotypes? Why Now? “ 2003 The University of Southern Maine, Portland ME 2002 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 2001 The Sackler Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA 2001 The Fogg Art Museum, Boston MA 2001 The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO 2001 Chester County Historical Society, PA, 2001 “The World Suspended in Light” The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA 2001 “ The Daguerreotype: The Bequerrel Method”, The Photographic Resource Center,

Boston, MA 2000 “Evaluating the Photography of Fact: Document, News and Art 1850-2000” New

York University, New York City. 2000 “New York Now 2000 - Making it New - Photographing New York City”,

The Museum of the City of New York. 2000 “Daguerreotype: A Contemporary Approach”, Penland School of Arts and Crafts,

Penland, NC. 1999 “Daguerreotype: A Contemporary Approach”, The Photographers Formulary

Workshops, Condon, Montana. 1998 “The Daguerreotype: A Workshop Demonstration”, California College of