Craig Kalpakjian
Last updated 11.28.2022 05:27 UTC

Latest

Solo exhibitions

2021

  • Oreilles Internaxionales, Basel
  • 2020

  • Kai Matsumiya, New York
  • 2017

  • Kai Matsumiya, New York
  • 2004

  • Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva
  • If You See Something, Say Something, Gallery 2, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
  • M-Projects, Paris
  • 2002

  • Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
  • 2000

  • Robert Miller Gallery, New York
  • 1998

  • Robert Miller Gallery, New York
  • 1997

  • Gallerie Nelson, Paris
  • 1995

  • Galerie Analix, B & L Polla, Geneva
  • 1990

  • Magnascanner 3000, Project Room, Paula Allen Gallery, New York
  • Selected group exhibitions

    2022

  • The Commercial Show, Oreilles Internaxionales, Basel
  • Art Basel OVR:2021; Feb 9-12
  • 2021

  • “Missing Target”, Kai Matsumiya, New York
  • Greene Naftali Gallery, East Hampton, NY
  • From Disco to Disco, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
  • 2019

  • Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
  • Standalone, Craig Kalpakjian & Andrew Ross, Kai Matsumiya, New York
  • Carriage Trade, New York
  • 2018

  • Photography to End All Photography, Kunstmuseum Brandts, Odense, Denmark
  • Walking Point, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
  • 2017

  • Truth Bistro, Kai Matsumiya, New York
  • 2016

  • The Sun Placed in the Abyss, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
  • Don't Make a Scene, Kai Matsumiya, New York
  • Foundation Barbin, Kai Matsumiya, New York
  • 2015

  • An Expanded Field of Photography, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
  • Works on Paper, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
  • 2014

  • Vertigo, Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York
  • The Optical Unconscious / Das Optische Unbewusste, Organized by Bob Nickas, Gebert Foundation, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
  • 2013

  • Drone: The Automated Image, Le Mois De La Photo a Montreal, Vox centre de l'image contemporaine, Montreal
  • 2012

  • After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Blind Cut, curated by Jonah Freeman and Vera Neykov, Marlborough Chelsea Gallery, New York
  • 2011

  • 14 & 15, 885 Third Ave, New York
  • Entertainment, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
  • 2010

  • Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual, selected by Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York
  • The Evryali Score, curated by Olivia Shao, David Zwirner, New York
  • 2008

  • Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Digital With Monument, Silver Shed, New York
  • 2007

  • Bring The War Home, organized by Drew Heitzer, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, and QED, Los Angeles
  • The Happiness of Objects, The Sculpture Center, New York
  • 2006

  • Slow Burn, curated by Jonah Freeman, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva
  • Middle Ground, Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
  • 2005

  • Vanishing Point, The Wexner Center For The Arts, Columbus, OH
  • The Elated Pedestrian, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles
  • Out of Place, The UBS Art Gallery, New York
  • 2004

  • Photography Reborn, Ramapo College, New Jersey
  • Villette numérique 2004, Parc De La Villette, Paris
  • 2003

  • Filme: Sarah Morris, Darren Almond, Paul Morrison, Craig Kalpakjian, Haluk Akakçe, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
  • The Affair is Over: photography by gallery artists, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
  • Nown, curated by Michele Thursz, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh
  • 2002

  • Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
  • Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940–2001, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Bitstreams, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Situated Realities, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
  • 2001

  • 010101: Art In Technological Times, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
  • 2000

  • Scanner, curated by Larry Rinder, CCAC Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco
  • Dusk, curated by David Hunt, I-20 Gallery, New York
  • Architectural Constructs in Contemporary Photography, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
  • NYC Projects, Delfina Gallery, London
  • The Constructed Real, Elias Fine Art, Boston
  • 1998

  • Super Freaks - Post Pop & The New Generation II: Odyssey
  • 1995

  • Derek Jarman, Craig Kalpakjian, Julia Sher, Andrea Rosen, New York
  • 1992

  • The Real Thing
  • 1991

  • Decorous Beliefs curated by Kenny Schachter, Natalie Rivera, New York
  • 1990

  • Devon Dikeou, Graham Durward, Craig Kalpakjian, Paula Allen Gallery, New York
  • Brut 90, White Columns, New York
  • Societal Images, White Columns, New York
  • 1989

  • American Fine Arts, Co. / Colin De Land Fine Art
  • Collections

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, New York
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Yvonne Force & Leo Villareal, New York
  • Tom Ford & Richard Buckley, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Jane Furse & John Friedman, New York
  • Group Lhoist Collection, Belgium
  • Olivier Renaud-Clémont, New York
  • Sebastian Sainsbury, London
  • Kenny Schachter & Ilona Rich, London
  • Hedi Slimane, Paris


  • craig (at) kalpakjian.com


    Website design & programming: Alec Mapes-Frances



    Natural Beauty 0006b
    2021
    UV pigment on dibond
    35.75 × 23.5 in.
    UV pigment on dibond
    35.75 × 23.5 in.
    Texts (EOL-scriptura continua 2)
    2021
    inkjet over pencil on paper
    19 × 13 in.
    inkjet over pencil on paper
    19 × 13 in.
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    Untitled Texts (EOL-scriptura continua 2) (detail)

    Linear Wave 2
    2021
    inkjet over pencil on paper
    inkjet over pencil on paper
    Natural Beauty 0007
    2021
    UV pigment on dibond with artists frame
    UV pigment on dibond with artists frame

    (Irregular Lozenge)

    Natural Beauty 0003
    2021
    UV pigment on dibond
    UV pigment on dibond
    Color Management (RGB)
    2021
    Moving head spotlights, DMX light controller, lighting truss segments.
    56 × 43 × 22 in.
    Moving head spotlights, DMX light controller, lighting truss segments.
    56 × 43 × 22 in.
    Into the Corner
    2020
    Surveillance system (cameras, DVR, monitor), scanning spotlight, DMX controller, compass, aluminum truss, base
    29 × 95 × 37 in.
    Surveillance system (cameras, DVR, monitor), scanning spotlight, DMX controller, compass, aluminum truss, base
    29 × 95 × 37 in.
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    Into the Corner (detail).

    2

    Into the Corner (detail).

    Goal Less (mini)
    2020
    Portable solar panel, daylight LED light, lithium power station, aluminum truss
    86 × 24 × 30 in.
    Portable solar panel, daylight LED light, lithium power station, aluminum truss
    86 × 24 × 30 in.
    Untitled (Curved Plane)
    2020
    Inkjet print
    26.5 × 26.5 in.
    Inkjet print
    26.5 × 26.5 in.
    Untitled Grid (z=x²-y²) #2
    2020
    Inkjet over pencil on paper
    19 × 13 in.
    Inkjet over pencil on paper
    19 × 13 in.
    Untitled Grid (z=x²-y²)
    2020
    Inkjet over pencil on paper
    22 × 17 in.
    Inkjet over pencil on paper
    22 × 17 in.
    L7 #10
    2020
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    38 × 39.5 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    38 × 39.5 in.
    L7 #9
    2020
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    38.5 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    38.5 × 38 in.
    Silent Running
    2019–20
    Dual Moving Head Spotlight, DMX controller, houseplant, lighting truss and base, security mirror, watering can
    51 × 50 × 28 in.
    Dual Moving Head Spotlight, DMX controller, houseplant, lighting truss and base, security mirror, watering can
    51 × 50 × 28 in.
    Beneath the Register...
    2019
    Mirror ball tiles, security mirror
    12.25 × 12.25 × 6.5 in.
    Mirror ball tiles, security mirror
    12.25 × 12.25 × 6.5 in.
    Damage Control
    2019
    Lighting truss and base, surveillance mirror, Moving Head zoom light, security system (camera, recorder, monitor), black mirrored ball, detritus
    84 × 74 × 42 in.
    Lighting truss and base, surveillance mirror, Moving Head zoom light, security system (camera, recorder, monitor), black mirrored ball, detritus
    84 × 74 × 42 in.
    Dark Units
    2019
    Inkjet print
    21.5 × 21.5 in.
    Inkjet print
    21.5 × 21.5 in.

    (Lozenge)

    L7 #8
    2019
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    L7 #7
    2019
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    L7 #6
    2018
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    L7 #5
    2018
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    L7 #4
    2018
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    L7 #3
    2018
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39.5 × 39.5 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39.5 × 39.5 in.
    L7 #2
    2018
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    L7 #1
    2018
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    39 × 38 in.
    Untitled Texts (Malabou/VU 2)
    2017
    inkjet over pencil on paper
    36 × 24 in.
    inkjet over pencil on paper
    36 × 24 in.
    Units (render 4)
    2017
    Inkjet on paper
    37 × 37 in.
    Inkjet on paper
    37 × 37 in.

    (Lozenge)

    Units (render 1)
    2017
    Inkjet on paper
    66.5 × 44 in.
    Inkjet on paper
    66.5 × 44 in.
    Projection, Reflection, Structure, Structure
    2017
    Inkjet on paper, mirror, lighting truss, moving head spotlight
    Dimensions variable
    Inkjet on paper, mirror, lighting truss, moving head spotlight
    Dimensions variable
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    Projection, Reflection, Structure, Structure, 2017. Installation view at Kai Matsumiya Gallery, 2017.

    Event-driven, Open loop, Continuous control
    2016
    Inkjet prints, lighting truss, ViziBeam Hybrid 2R Moving Head Spotlight, DMX controller
    Inkjet prints, lighting truss, ViziBeam Hybrid 2R Moving Head Spotlight, DMX controller
    BIOS-fear
    2016
    Cockroaches, insect food, acrylic, Roomba vacuum cleaner
    Dimensions variable
    Cockroaches, insect food, acrylic, Roomba vacuum cleaner
    Dimensions variable
    Chronotope (render 5)
    2015
    Inkjet on paper
    88 × 88 in.
    Inkjet on paper
    88 × 88 in.
    1
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    Chronotope (render 5), 2015. Installation view, Kai Matsumiya, 2017.

    Chronotope (render 4)
    2015
    Inkjet on paper
    88 × 88 in.
    Inkjet on paper
    88 × 88 in.
    1
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    Chronotope (render 4), 2015. Installation view, Greene Naftali Gallery, 2018.

    Chronotope (render 3)
    2015
    Inkjet on paper
    88 × 88 in.
    Inkjet on paper
    88 × 88 in.
    1
    1

    Chronotope (render 3) and Chronotope (render 1), 2015. Installation view of An Expanded Field of Photography, organized by Liz Deschenes, Mass MoCA, 2015

    Chronotope (render 1)
    2015
    Inkjet on paper
    88 × 88 in.
    Inkjet on paper
    88 × 88 in.
    1
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    Chronotope (render 3) and Chronotope (render 1), 2015. Installation view of An Expanded Field of Photography, organized by Liz Deschenes, Mass MoCA, 2015

    Untitled (3000° K / 4250° K) [after Josef Albers]
    2011–14
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    38 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    38 × 38 in.
    1
    1

    Untitled (3000° K / 4250° K) [after Josef Albers], 2011-2014, and Inteligence 4-6, 2016, installation view, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, 2017

    Untitled 6000° K / 7000° K / 8000° K) [after Josef Albers]
    2011–14
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    38 × 38 in.
    Framed and mounted inkjet print
    38 × 38 in.
    1
    1

    Untitled 6000° K / 7000° K / 8000° K) [after Josef Albers], 2011-2014, and Inteligence 1-3, 2016, installation view, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, 2017

    Introspection/Speculation (Lens Flare 274)
    2010
    Inkjet on paper
    35.8 × 40.6 in.
    Inkjet on paper
    35.8 × 40.6 in.
    Introspection/Speculation (Lens Flare 211)
    2010
    Inkjet on paper
    35.8 × 40.6 in.
    Inkjet on paper
    35.8 × 40.6 in.
    Unlearning Object Permamence
    2009
    Inkjet print
    42 × 56 in.
    Inkjet print
    42 × 56 in.
    Are You Feeling Better Now?
    2006
    Inkjet print mounted on plexiglas
    35.5 × 47.5 in.
    Inkjet print mounted on plexiglas
    35.5 × 47.5 in.
    I'm In Love With The Modern World
    2005
    inkjet print
    43.5 × 58 in.
    inkjet print
    43.5 × 58 in.
    Wish You Were Here
    2005
    Inkjet print mounted on plexiglas
    54.5 × 73 in.
    Inkjet print mounted on plexiglas
    54.5 × 73 in.
    Dear Tech Support Operator
    2004
    Inkjet print mounted on plexiglas
    43 × 57.5 in.
    Inkjet print mounted on plexiglas
    43 × 57.5 in.
    Black Box
    2002-2013
    Ceiling tiles, metal studs, hardware, fluorescent lights, carpet, Sony AIBO ERS-310 robot, inkjet prints
    42 × 39 × 102 in.
    Ceiling tiles, metal studs, hardware, fluorescent lights, carpet, Sony AIBO ERS-310 robot, inkjet prints
    42 × 39 × 102 in.
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    Black Box, Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2002.

    2

    Black Box, Vox, Montreal, 2013.

    3

    Black Box wall text, Le Mois de La Photo a Montreal (Vox),2013.

    4

    Black Box, Vox, Montreal, 2013.

    5

    Black Box, Vox, Montreal, 2013.

    6

    Black Box, Vox, Montreal, 2013.

    C.O.
    2002
    Inkjet print mounted on plexiglas
    46.5 × 78.5 in.
    Inkjet print mounted on plexiglas
    46.5 × 78.5 in.
    Stair
    2001
    Fujiflex print mounted on aluminum
    30.5 × 59.5 in.
    Fujiflex print mounted on aluminum
    30.5 × 59.5 in.
    Dark Hall II
    2000
    Cibachrome mounted on aluminum
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Cibachrome mounted on aluminum
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Hall
    1999
    Fujiflex Print mounted on Aluminum
    40 × 53 in.
    Fujiflex Print mounted on Aluminum
    40 × 53 in.
    HVAC
    1999
    Cibachrome print
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Cibachrome print
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Corridor II
    1998
    Cibachrome mounted on aluminum
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Cibachrome mounted on aluminum
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Monitor
    1998
    Cibachrome mounted on aluminum
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Cibachrome mounted on aluminum
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Corridor
    1997
    Cibachrome print
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Cibachrome print
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Hallway
    1996
    Cibachrome print mounted on aluminum
    30 × 40 in.
    Cibachrome print mounted on aluminum
    30 × 40 in.
    Lobby
    1996
    Cibachrome print
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Cibachrome print
    29.5 × 39.5 in.
    Long Line
    1993
    Computer generated video
    Computer generated video
    Bullet-Proof Casket
    1990
    Bullet-Proof plexiglas, One way screws
    75 × 23 × 17 in.
    Bullet-Proof plexiglas, One way screws
    75 × 23 × 17 in.
    Bay
    1990
    Waiting line stanchions
    40 × 72 × 72 in.
    Waiting line stanchions
    40 × 72 × 72 in.
    Run
    1990
    Waiting line stanchions
    40 × 72 × 192 in.
    Waiting line stanchions
    40 × 72 × 192 in.
    Channel (Bank pass-thru)
    1990
    Bullet-proof plexiglas, formica, wood, hardware
    55 × 14 × 20 in.
    Bullet-proof plexiglas, formica, wood, hardware
    55 × 14 × 20 in.
    Panic Device
    1990
    Panic Bar emergency exit device
    8 × 28 × 6 in.
    Panic Bar emergency exit device
    8 × 28 × 6 in.
    Channel (closed)
    1989
    Bullet-proof plexiglas, Stainless steel deal trays, formica, wood
    60 × 20 × 36 in.
    Bullet-proof plexiglas, Stainless steel deal trays, formica, wood
    60 × 20 × 36 in.
    Untitled
    1989
    Stainless steel, aluminum
    48 × 4 × 64 in.
    Stainless steel, aluminum
    48 × 4 × 64 in.
    Untitled (nightsticks)
    1988
    Police nightsticks, mirror, coat hooks
    32 × 3 × 19 in.
    Police nightsticks, mirror, coat hooks
    32 × 3 × 19 in.
    Common Sense
    1988
    Police nightsticks, hooks
    32 × 26 × 3 in.
    Police nightsticks, hooks
    32 × 26 × 3 in.

    aka In Advance of The Broken Head