Michael Flomen: Biography

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

1972  

1975       

1980       

1981       

 

1984    

 

 

 

 

 

   

1985      

 

1986      

 

1988       

 

 

 

 

 

1993  

1994       

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1997       

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1999  

2000

2001

 

2002

 

2003

 

2005

 

2006

2007

 

2008

 

2009

Shaker Light, Optica Gallery, Montreal

Doubletake, Vehicule Art Gallery, Montreal

Paul Waggoner Galleries, Chicago

The Koussivitsky Art Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

Shot in America, The American Gallery, Bern, Switzerland

Vortragassal Der Universitats Bibliothek, Oldenburg

Kanada Galerie, Munich

Steigenberger Hotel, Berlin

Geemeentekredist, Grote Market, Antwerp

Het Oog Van de Buur, Cultureel Centrum Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium

Galerie Vu, Quebec

L’Oeil du Voisin, Canadian Cultural Center, Brussels

Still Life Draped Stone, Galerie John A. Schweitzer, Montreal

Aus Der Sicht Des Nachbarn, Wissenshaftzentrum, Bonn

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

PPS Galerie F C Gundlach, Hamburg, Germany

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Kamploops Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, New Lebanon, NY (on going)

Shaker Photographs, North Family, 1969-73.

Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris

Night, photographic installation, Motel Fine Arts Exhibition, New York

Prier, Pray, Mois de la Photo, Espace 2020, Montreal

Imminent Ground, Langage Plus, Alma, Quebec

Friend, photographic installation, Motel Fine Arts Exhibitions, New York

Imminent Ground, Galerie Vox, Montreal

Fields, Gallery Han Art Contemporain, Montreal

Fields, Artcore Gallery, Toronto        

Trout Will Rise for Some Hats, Galerie d’art d’Outremont, Montreal

Rising, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

Seven, Artcore Gallery, Toronto

Rising, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

World, Artcore Gallery, Toronto

Higher Ground, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

Trout Will Rise for Some Hats, Brown Library,

Rising, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

Higher Ground, Therese Dion Arts Contemporain, Montreal

Teeming, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

Teeming, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami

Interpreting Nature Part II, Helen Day Center, Stowe, Vermont

Higher Ground, Machine Age, Boston, Massachusetts

Toronto International Art Fair, SOLO, Galerie Pangée.

Fragile, Galerie Pangée, Montreal.

Les Espaces de l’image, Mois de la Photo à Montreal.
Plan Large, public installation, Darling Foundry. Montreal. 

Contact, Still Revolution, Event in the Landscape, Pearson international airport, Toronto.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

1972

1978

 

1979

 

1984

1985

1986

1988

1994

 

 

1997

 

1998

 

2000

 

2001

2002

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

2004

2005

 

 

 

2006 

 

2007                    

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2009

Young Canadian Photographers, Yajima Gallery, Montreal

New Trends in US and Canadian Photography, Galerie Monas Heirgliphica, Milan

Four Photographers, Galerie Optica, Montreal

Vécu, I Have Lived, CMCP, Ottawa

Tendances Actuelles au Québec, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal

Fragments, Photographies Actuelle au Québec, Galerie Vu, Quebec

Canadian Contemporary Photography, National Art Gallery, Ottawa

Choix D’Artistes, Galerie John A Schweitzer, Montreal

Social Life, The Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY           

Prêt d’Oeuvres d’Art, Musée du Québec, Quebec

Before the Land Behind the Camera, CMCP, Ottawa

Han Art Contemporain, Montreal

Art à la Carte, Galerie McClure, Montreal

Photographic Views and Vistas, Marcia Raffelman Fine Arts, Toronto

Temps Composés, Musée D’Art de Joliette, Quebec

Several Pictures XII, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Thinner Air, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

Particular Vision, Tim Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI

At the Edge: The Horizon Line in Contemporary Art, Dorsky Gallery, NY

Tamarack Gallery, Craftsbury, VT    

Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York   

Gaggles, Flocks, & Coveys; Further, Murders & Exaltations: A Bird Show,

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

New Acquisitions, New Work, New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections,

PhotoGENEsis; Opus 2, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

How Human Life in the Post-Genome Era, International Center of Photography, New York     

Cameraless Image, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Looking Up: Contemplating the Skies, New York Academy of Sciences, NY

Water, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

Summer Show,Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury, VT

Sans Regards or No Eyes: Looking at Collection Dancing Bear, Rencontres d’Arles, France

What's New, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami

OIL and Water ,Mois de la photo, Montreal

Out of Darkness; The Contemporary Revival of EarlyPhotography, University of Central Florida Art Gallery, Orlando

Human = Nature, The Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT Die Liege um Licit, Kunstmuseum Celle, Germany.

Huge, Artcore gallery, Toronto, Canada

Pixels et Papier, Contemporary Museum of Canadian Photography: traveling exhibition, National Gallery ofCanada,Ottawa      

Sculpture Sackville 2008, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

Earth Art, Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario, Canada

Shooting Abstraction, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami

First Impressions, the New York Camera Club, New York.

FIFA 27, Festival International du Film sur L’Art. “Competition”, Montreal, Canada.   

The  Edge of Vision, The Rise of Abstraction in Photography,

Aperture Foundation, New York.

Contradictions in Black and White, Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York.

 

 

Projects

 

1972 – Present

1980      

Commission to print museum quality black and white photographs for artists, galleries and museums

Flore, Optica Gallery, Montreal

Organize and curate a photographic group exhibition about flowers 

 

Art Fairs

 

2000 - Today 

Art Basel Miami, Art Chicago, Artissima Italy, Art Cologne Germany, AIPAD New York, Art Fiero Bologna Spain, Art Brussels

 

Catalogs & Publications

 

1981

1984

1997

1999  

2000  

 

2002

2005

2006

Introduction by Peter Sibbald Brown, Paget Press

Details/M. Flomen, 21 duotone plates, Introduction by Louis Patrick, Yajima Gallery, Montreal

A Photograph, 15 photographs, self-published Still-Life Draped Stone, 26 duotone plates,

Trout Will Rise for Some Hats, story by Stephen Leacock, folio book with nine original silver prints designed by Peter Sibbald Brown

Rising, Portfolio

Rising. Catalogue, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

Higher Ground. Catalogue, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

Dormance et Metamorphoses De L'oeil, Denis Samson et Michael Flomen, Editions J'ai Vu

Human= Nature, curated by Victoria Anstead, The Firehouse Gallery, Burlington VT.

Die Liebe zum Licht, curated by Bettina Maassen and Hartmut Neumann, Kunstmuseum Celle, Germany.

 

Selected Art Publications & Reviews

 

1975

1979

 

 

1980 

 

1981

 

1982 

1983

                                               

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1989

1995                                    

2002

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2009

 

Arts Magazine, 23 October, Exhibition review, Vehicule Art Gallery, Montreal

Vie Des Art, Winter, Exhibition review.

Tendances Actuelles au Québec, catalogue, Musée D’Art Contemporain

Vécu, I Have Lived, Folder for the exhibition by Pierre Dessurault, Ottawa.

Printletter No. 28, July. Zurich. Review by Marco Misiani. p. 31. 

Photo Communique, Fall. Review by Gail Fisher-Taylor.

Chicago Sunday Times, June 15, Exhibition review by David Elliot.

Afterimage, March. Book review.

‘Through the Lens of Michael Flomen’ by George Bogardi, Chimo Magazine Vol. 5, No. 1 Feb./March p. 56-58. 

Latitudes and Parallels, exhibition catalogue, Winnipeg Art Gallery, p. 56-58.

Quebec Photography Invitational, Saidye Bronfman Center, exhibition catalogue, Interview by Katherine Tweedie, p.18. 

Fragments, Photographie Actuelle Au Québec,Exhibition Catalogue p. 40-41.

Canadian Contemporary Photography, ONF NFB, collection. Hurtig.

Canadian Art Magazine, Summer, Exhibition review of Still-Life Draped Stone, Shweitzer Gallery, by George Bogardi. P. 18, 19.

Photo Selection, Exhibition review by Richard Baillargeon. P. 42, 43

Aus Der Sicht Des Nachbarn, catalogue of traveling exhibition in Germany, p.16

American Photographer, September, book review, Nina Liu

Het Oog Van de Buur, catalogue for exhibition at Cultural Center Hasselt, Belgium, Introduction by Johan De Vos. 16 pages. 1984

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Exhibition catalogue p. 162

CV Photo, Autumn, p. 61. review, Imminent Ground  Black Flash, Vol. 13.3, Fall, p.18-19. review, Imminent Ground Portfolio Photographie 12, Verlag Photographie, 6 plates, Introduction by Michael Koetzle.

The New Yorker, March 11, Goings On About Town, Higher Ground

Art on Paper, review by Elizabeth Finch (April), 2wice (Vol 6: N0 2) GLOW - Bioluminescence

American Photo, May/June, essay, The Future of Nature

El Nuevo Herald, Sunday July 17 2005, Jose Antonio Evora 

Image and Imagination, “Oil and Water” essay, by Martha Langford, p. 239-243 Michael Flomen, Evan Lee, Laura Mallard, illustration page 239, McGill University Press 2005

CV Ciel Variable, Winter, Materia et Lumen #70

El Nuevo Herald, Sunday January 29, 2006, Jose Antonio Evora

Miami New Times 2006-02-02

Vie des Arts, No. 201 Hiver 2005 2006 2005        

Photoicon, Issue 8

Vie des Arts, no.212, automne 

Art Allsorts, by John Grande, Go If Press

Ici, June 5-11, Montreal

C Photo International #6

Les Espaces de L’image, Edited by Gaelle Morel. 

Horizons, Ivory Press, London and Madrid. 

 
 

Awards

 

1972    

1993    

 

2005

Canada Council Arts Award Grant ‘B’

Bourse de ressourcement, Studio de New York, Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec

Canada Council Arts Award Grant ‘A’

Conseil des arts et des letters, Quebec

 

Academic Appointments

 

1978

1982- 1984  

Photography instructor, Concordia University, Montreal.

Light Conversation: Seminars with Contemporary Photographers, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

Public Collections

 

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Philadelphia Museum of Art

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, MO

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Harvard University Art Museums - Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach FL

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Hanmi Photography Museum, Seoul

Museum for Canadian Contemporary Photography, Ottawa

Art Bank, Ottawa

Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ministry of External Affairs, Ottawa

Musée de L’Architecture, Liège, Belgium

Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, New Lebanon, NY

Musée du Québec, Quebec