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Judy Linn Biography

Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1947

Lives in New York York City


1969Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; BFA

One-Person Exhibitions

2014Esther Massry Gallery, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

2012“Upfront,” Feature Inc., New York
“Judy Linn: Patti Smith 1969 – 1976,” Dubois Gallery, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

2011“Judy Linn: Patti Smith 1969 – 1976,” White Trash Contemporary, Hamburg
Feature Inc., New York

2008“Judy Linn: Early Recent Late Photographs, 1970–2007,” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2007Feature Inc., New York (catalogue)
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver

2005White Room, White Columns, New York

2004Fotomuseum, Antwerp, Belgium

2003“RTp,” Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam

2001Feature Inc., New York

2000Feature Inc., New York (with drawings by Lorenzo de Los Angeles)

1997Feature Inc., New York
College Center Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

1996Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1995Feature Inc., New York

1992Stone Ridge Library, Stone Ridge, NY

198955 Mercer Street Gallery, New York

198855 Mercer Street Gallery, New York

198755 Mercer Street Gallery, New York

198655 Mercer Street Gallery, New York

1985Leonard’s Artspace, Modesto, CA

1982Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1980P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY; curated by Sam Wagstaff

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013“Not Straight – Not So Straight,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
“Punk,” SHOWstudio Shop, London, curated by Nick Knight
“Joint Project 3,” Nashville TN; pop up exhibition organized by Susan Sherrick
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
“7 Artists,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York

2012“Punt,” Feature Inc., New York
“Lost and Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection,” Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles; curated by Bob Nickas
“Bulletin Boards,” Venus Over Manhattan, New York; curated by White Columns
“Brad Iverson, Judy Linn, Vera Lutter, Bill Rauhauser, Steve Shaw,” Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2011“We_Marry_Cars,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
“Update #2,” White Columns, New York

2010“…and then some,” Feature Inc., New York
“Seat-Of-The-Pants,” Museum 52, New York
“The Page,” Kimmerich, New York; curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs
“The Tattoo Show,” The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, New York; curated by
     Kathleen Cullen
“Wall-to-Wall,” Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles

2009“Skulture,” Feature Inc., New York

2009–2013“Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present,” Brooklyn Museum, New York;
     Worcester Art Museum, MA; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, TN; Akron Art Museum, OH; Columbia Museum
     of Art, SC; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Tucson Museum of Art, AZ; Allentown Art Museum, PA; The
     Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles; Auckland Art Museum, New Zealand (catalogue)
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
“I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood,” Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno

2008“Unrelated,” Wilkinson Gallery, London; organized by Matthew Higgs
“Bob Nickas: Recent Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985–2007,” White Columns,
     New York
“Shit,” Feature Inc., New York

2007People Take Pictures of Each Other,” LaMontagne Gallery, Boston
“Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Center for Curtorial Studies,
     Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2006“Under the Skin: Tattoos and Contemporary Culture,” Asheville Art Museum, Asheville NC; curated by Ron Platt
“Good Vibrations: Visual Arts and Rock Culture,” Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (catalogue)
“(Un)Masked,” Envoy Gallery, New York

2005“Invited,” Murray Guy, New York
“Trade,” White Columns, New York (catalogue)

2004“Strange Messenger,” Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2003“Fright Wig,” Feature Inc., New York

2001 “In the Lake,” Malca Fine Arts, New York
“Looking for Ono no Komachi,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
“Wet,” Luise Ross Gallery, New York
“Amused,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago (catalogue)

2000“Clichés et Banalités Photographiques,” FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
“Exurbia,” Theresa Luisotti Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; curated by Shirley Irons
“3ness,” Museum Dhondt–Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium; curated by ANP, Dike Blair and Edith Doove (catalogue)
“ANP: Cityprojects,” Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
“New York 100,” Ataka Museum, Naruto City, Tokushima, Japan
“Animal Magnetism,” Bucknell Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
“Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral,” Feature Inc., New York
“ANP: Cityprojects,” Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium
“Gary Batty/Judy Linn/Jeff Ono/Alexander Ross,” M du B, F, H & g, Montreal

1999“Shoes, shoes, shoes,” TZ’Art, New York; curated by Michèle Gerber Klein
“Re: Rauschenberg,” Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco; curated by Stuart Horodner
“curious parking @ stupendous strawberry,” Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium
“B.m.W (black met white),” ANP, Antwerp, Belgium
“Cookie Snow Feature,” Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
“Visitors,” California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
“New Books,” Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
“Rewind/Fast Forward,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York

1998“SCIENCE,” Feature Inc., New York
“Rain,” Scott Pfaffman Gallery, New York
“Yoyogaga,” Feature Inc., New York
“Universal Connectivity,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
“Hindsights: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1997“Tabla Rasa,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
“See Here,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
“Frankensteinian,” Caren Golden Gallery, New York; curated by Stuart Horodner
“Sooi/Differences,” Xa 104 Roadside Museum, Hiroshima, Japan
“A Sharp Lookout,” Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
“Salientgreen,” Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
“No Small Feat,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Feature Inc., New York
“Café December,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York

1996“Autobiography,” Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (with paintings by Thomas Nozkowski)
     (catalogue published by Cedar Hill Press)
“Frankenstein in Normal,” University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
“Under Surface Two,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
“In This Time and Place,” College Art Gallery at New Paltz, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY

1995“1995 Whitney Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; curated by Klaus Kertess
“Functional,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
“Domestic Policies,” College Art Gallery at New Paltz, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
“Artists View the Suburban Landscape,” City College School of Architecture and Urban Landscape, New York
“b/w photos,” Feature Inc., New York

1994“May ’94,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
“Under Surface,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York

1993“The Electric Blanket,” AIDS Project touring slide show
“Ferrogosto,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York

1992“10 Steps,” Muranushi Lederman Gallery, New York

1989“I Only Want You to Love Me,” Feature, New York; curated by Hilton Als and Darryl Turner

1988“No Trumpets, No Swans,” Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York

1987“The Animal Show,” Photocollect, New York
“Fur Coat for Sale,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York

1986“India Observed,”Sandra Berler Gallery, Chevy Chase, MD

1985“Flowers,” Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; curated by Sam Wagstaff
55 Mercer St. Gallery, New York

1982Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA

1981Light Work, Syracuse, NY
“New York, New Wave,” P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY; traveled in Italy

1980“Political Photographs,” P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Milano, Milan, Italy
Visual Arts Museum, School of Visual Arts, New York
“Invitational,” 55 Mercer St. Gallery, New York

1979“Colour,” Pleasant St. Gallery, Amherst, MA

1978Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
“From the Collection of Sam Wagstaff,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Grey Art Gallery and Study
     Center, New York University, New York; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle;
     University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta;
     Windsor Museum of Art, Windsor, Ontario (catalogue)

1977Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

1976“8 x 10 American Photographers,” Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas (catalogue)
Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA

1975“Women look at Women,” traveling exhibition in Connecticut

1974Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI
“Michigan Focus,” Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

1971Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY


          Influence, Esquire, G.Q., Dancemagazine, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, The Advocate, Creem, Fangoria, T.V. Guide, Vanity Fair, People, Details, Travel and Leisure, New Yorker, Elle, Self, Rolling Stone, Index, Allure, Nest, New York Newsday, Village Voice, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Japanese Playboy, Australian Elle, Time Out London, The Mail on Sunday


2011Patti Smith 1969 – 1976: Photographs by Judy Linn, Abrams Image, New York

Selected Bibliography

2012Chae, Julie. “The Cultural Landscape Architects: Hudson of Feature Inc.,” huffingtonpost.com, 14 September
     (reproduction)  >link
Prose, Francine. “The Unblinking Judy Linn,” Aperture, Summer
Sante, Luc. “The Mother Courage of Rock,” New York Review of Books, 9 February   >link
Bentley, Tiffany. “‘Patti Smith, 1969 – 1976, Photographs by Judy Linn’ Exhibit at Lehigh University Shows a
     Vulnerable Side of the Poetic Icon,” Lehigh Valley Express-Times, 20 February   >link

2011Bussell, Mark. “A Muse Named Patti Smith,” lens.blogs.nytimes.com; 18 March   >link
St.-Lascaux, David. Review, Brooklyn Rail, May
Als, Hilton. “Girls Together,” The Book Bench, Blogs, newyorker.com; posted 4 April
Frank, Alex. “Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe’s Undeniable Style,” thefader.com; posted 25 February
Matutschovsky, Natalie. “Patti Smith: Photographer’s Muse,” time.com, posted 26 April

2009Johnson, Ken. “Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It?” New York Times, 29 October

2009Miller, Geralda. “Sheppard exhibit takes look at relationships with sports,” Reno Gazette-Journal, 18 January

2008Perry, Colin. Review of “Unrelated,” Frieze.com   >link

2007Higgs, Matthew. “Best of 2007,” Artforum, December
Goings On Around Town, New Yorker, 26 March, 20

2004Als, Hilton, Gil Blank, and Adam Gopnik. “Discussion: What Is the Place of a Portrait Now?” Influence,
     no. 2, 62–63, 65 (reproductions)

2003vy, Angus . “Remembrance of Things Past,” Freeye Magazine #3, 16–17 (reproductions)

2001Campbell, Clayton. Review of “Exurbia,” Flash Art, January–February, 66 (reproduction)
Ivy, Angus. Review of “3ness,” Zingmagazine 14 (Winter), 210–211

2000Karlins, N. F. Drawing Notebook, artnet.com, 10 October (reproduction)
Knight, Christopher. Review of “Exurbia,” Los Angeles Times, 15 December

1999Braet, Jan. “Koel Amerikaans,” Knack, 17 March, 77
Lambrecht, Luc. “Amerikaans en Toch Niet,” De Morgen, 12 February, 14
Popelier, Bert. “Jonge Amerikanen,” De Financieel Economische Tijd, 3 February, 12

1998Cotter, Holland. Review of “Yoyogaga,” New York Times, 20 November, E43

1997Hainley, Bruce. “The Eye of Sam Wagstaff,” Artforum, April, 84–85

1996Hainley, Bruce. Review, Frieze, January/February, 69–70 (reproduction)

1995Als, Hilton. “Judy Linn,” First Proof (Bomb Literary Supplement) Fall, 16–19 (reproductions)
Cotter, Holland. Review, New York Times, 13 October, C23
Kimmelman, Michael. “A Quirky Whitney Biennial,” New York Times, 24 March
Richard, Paul. “From Shock to Doughnuts at the Whitney Biennial,” Washington Post, 23 March
Strickland, Carol. “Whitney Biennial Straddles the Fence,” Christian Science Monitor, 14 April
Tallmer, Jerry. “Carnival on Madison Avenue,” New York Post, 23 March

1989Cyphers, Peggy. “New York in Review,” Arts, March

1988Grundberg, Andy. “Photographs That Reflect and Confront Cultural Icons,” New York Times, 29 January

1981Colby, Joy Hakanson. “Judy Linn: Taking Nothing for Granted,” Detroit News, 27 June

Publication of Writings and Reproductions of Artwork

2010“Patti Smith’s New York Love Affair: An Excerpt from Her Memoir Just Kids,Rolling Stone, No. 1096
    (January 2010)

2008Haramis, Nick. “Because the Night: Robert Mapplethorpe Remembered,” BlackBook, August 2008
    (reproduction)   >link
“Salon XXV,” The Journal, no. 25; curated by Adam McEwen and Clarissa Dalrymple (reproduction)
“Archive: Patti & Robert,” with text by Marco Pierini, FMR: White Edition, no. 4 (October/November) (portfolio)
No Milk Today 1, no. 1, edited by Billy Miller (reproduction)
Elizabeth Peyton: Live Forever, Phaidon Press/New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (reproduction)

2007Untitled publication, no. 1 (Spring), Feature Inc., New York (reproduction)
Soft Targets, v.2.1, 89 (reproduction)
Dear Dave, no. 1 (Spring), “The Garden of Eden” (essay)

2002Linn, Judy. “Four Photgraphs by Helen Levitt: One from the Forties, Three from the Eighties,” Afterall, No. 6

2000Speed of Vision, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (artist’s project)

1999Dams, Jimi. “Portfolio,” Zingmagazine (reproduction of artwork)
Linn, Judy. “Museum of Burlesque,” Index, March (reproduction of artwork)
Terry Winters, IVAM Centre del Carme and Whiechapel Gallery (reproduction of artwork)

1998Patti Smith Complete, Doubleday, New York (reproduction of artwork)
Master Breasts, Aperture, New York (reproduction of artwork)

1997Computations of Chains: Terry Winters, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (reproduction of artwork)
New Observations, no. 114 (Spring) (interview with reproduction of artwork)

1996Turner, Darryl. “Couture de Force,” Artforum, March (reproduction of artwork)
“Warhol Is?” Dazed and Confused, no. 27 (reproduction of artwork)

1995Als, Hilton. “Photographer Judy Linn,” Bomb Magazine, Fall, 16–19 (portfolio)
Als, Hilton. “Perfectly Awful,” Artforum, October (reproduction of artwork)

1994Smith, Patti. Early Work 1970–1979. W.W. Norton, New York & London (reproduction of artwork)

1993Joslin, Tom and Peter Friedman. Silverlake Life: The View From Here (appearance in feature film)

1992Als, Hilton. “Innocence,” Artforum, November (reproduction of artwork)

1988Linn, Judy. “Tourist Attractions,” Top Stories #25-26 (travel writing anthology)

1986Linn, Judy. “The Costumes of Royal India: Chintzy Significance.” Village Voice, 21 January
      (review of Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition)
Linn, Judy. “Is There Art After Clothes?” Village Voice, 8 April (review of FIT exhibition)

1981Linn, Judy. “The Appearance of Sound,” Village Voice, 1 April

1979Smith, Patti. Witt, Michael Estaban Edition, Paris (reproduction of artwork)

1978Smith, Patti. Babel, Putnam, New York (reproduction of artwork)

1977Patti Smith, Galerie Veith Turske, Cologne (reproduction of artwork)
Linn, Judy. “For George Franju,” Cinemabook 1, no. 2 (Winter)

1974Massachusetts Review, Summer (portfolio)

1972Linn, Judy, with Lester Bangs. Review of the Golddiggers’ Today!, Penthouse

Awards & Grants

2013Arts and Letters Award in Art

2009Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in Photography

2007Peter S. Reed Grant

2006Annoymous was a Woman Grant

1986Line II, Publishing Grant

1985Bob and Stephanie Scull, Artist Grant


2008Lecture for the Camera Club of New York Lecture Series, School of Visual Arts Auditorium, New York

Public Collections

Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI,

Getty Collection, Los Angeles

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

International Center of Photography, New York

Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

Cranbrook Museum of Art, Birmingham, MI

Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH

The Lambert Collection, Geneva, Switzerland

FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France,

Ataka Museum, Naruto, Japan

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