6 p.m. Location: University Theatre
Reception: 6:00 p.m., University Theatre Gallery (lobby)
Cig Harvey - Her Work and Process: 7:00 p.m., University Theatre Gallery (lobby)
HONORED PHOTOGRAPHER CIG HARVEY BIO
The photographs and artist books of Cig Harvey have been widely exhibited and remain in the permanent collections of major museums and collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; and The International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.
Cig Harvey’s first monograph, You Look At Me Like An Emergency (Schilt Publishing, 2012) is a collection of ten years of pictures and written vignettes. It sold out in all printings and was named one of PDNʼs Best Books of the Year 2012. Cig had her first solo museum show at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway, in conjunction with the release. The book was well reviewed in a number of publications, including The Independent, Aesthetica, the Boston Globe, Blink, and PDN.
Cig Harvey’s second monograph, Gardening at Night (Schlit Publishing, 2015,) also now sold out in all printings, was published in conjunction with solo shows at Robert Mann Gallery, New York, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston and Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles. The book received critical acclaim with features and reviews in Vogue, The Telegraph, the International Wall Street Journal, the International New York Times, and Aesthetica among others. It’s also sold out in all printings.
Cig’s third book, You an Orchestra You a Bomb, will be released in the fall of 2017.
Cig Harvey’s work has been displayed at Paris Photo, Art Miami, and AIPAD every year since 2006. She has been a nominee for John Gutmann fellowship and the Santa Fe Prize, and a finalist for the BMW Prize at Paris Photo and for the Prix Virginia, an international photography prize for women.
Cig’s devotion to visual storytelling has lead to innovative international campaigns and features with New York Magazine, Oprah, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Kate Spade, and Bloomingdales. Cig speaks regularly on her work and processes at institutions around the world. She is known for her high energy, sense of humor and creativity. She brings a profound sense of optimism to all that she does.