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1979-1981Yale University, MFA Photography
1973-1975Pratt Institute, BFA Photography


Grants and Fellowships

2010, 2011Sol and Carol Lewitt Artist-in-Residence, Praiano, Italy
2007Anonymous was a Woman Fellowship
2006, 2010Princeton University Research Fellowship
1984Guggenheim Fellowship
1983New York State Council on the Arts Fellowship
1979National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2018Shanghai Center of Photography, “A Long View”
 Wairapa Academy, Featherston, New Zealand, “Lotus Leaves”;
2017Zhizhusi, 东景缘, Gallery at Temple, Beijing,  "顛倒 Diandao: Downside Up”
Wairarapa Acedemy, Featherston, New Zealand "The Valley and the Mountains"
2016Naumkeag, Stockbridge, New York, “Arcadian Realms”
2015KMR Arts, Washington Depot CT, "Panoramas"
2014M97 Gallery, Shanghai, "Reading Landscapes"
Gitterman Gallery, New York “The Long View”
Zetterquist Gallery, New York, “Beijing"
Cleveland Museum of Art, “Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial”
Australian National University, CIW Gallery, “Beijing: Unfurling the Landscape”
2012JNBY Gallery, Hangzhou, China, “Landed”
Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, London, England: Permanent, “Lotus” exhibition
Missoula Art Museum "Montana Prairie”
“Lois Conner”, Women in Photography Online, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY
2011Rossi and Rossi, London, England “Beijing Building”
2010Hanart, Hong Kong, “Life in a Box”
2008Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China, “Spring Training, Beijing”
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada “Angkor Wat”
2007Rossi and Rossi Gallery, London, England, “Twirling the Lotus”;
2006 Zetterquist Gallery, New York, “Lotus”
Latse Tibetan Cultural Library, New York, “Thogan, Tibetan Plateau”
2005The British Library, London, England, “The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith”
China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China, “Lois Conner”
1997Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, “Dineh-People of the Earth’s Surface” (Navajo portraits)
Musee de L’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, “Asie-la ligne du paysage”
1994Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., “Landscape as Culture”

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, “The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from the Met’s Collection”;
  British Museum, refurbished Asian Galleries, with my colossal Huangshan at the entryway;
  Guggenheim Museum, “China and Art Since 1989: Theater of the World”;
  New York Public Library, “What’s New? Recent Acquisitions at the New York Public Library”;
  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, “Perfect Brightness: Discovery and Escape in Contemporary Photography”;
  Coor’s Art Exhibition in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show, Denver, Colorado
2016New Orleans Museum of Art, “Something in the Way: A Brief History of Photography and Obstruction”;
 Sotheby’s, New York“The Literati Within”
Yang Art Museum, Beijing, China,“Another Landscape”
Bowling Green State University, Art Gallery“Face It”
Equinom Projects, San Francisco, “Hour of the Land”
Neal Guma Fine Art, Charlottesville, Virginia“Spring 2016”
2015Gitterman Gallery, New York "Summer Exhibition"
Artepelag, Varmdo, Sweden, “Land Meets Water-European and American Photography from 1860 until the Present”
Phoenix Art Museum, “Platinum: Contemporary Photographs”
2014Phoenix Art Museum, “All That Glitters is Not Gold”
2014Sushi Bar Gallery, “Yale Photo Instagram”
2013Los Angeles County Art Museum, “Construction/Deconstruction: Defining Architectural Photography"
University of Virginia, “Changing Views: Photography and Environmental Action”
2012Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, “Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats”
Deborah Berke, “Situation”
Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, “Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions”
2011Rossi and Rossi, London, “What’s so Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?”
2010Museum of Modern Art, New York, “Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography”
Philadelphia Museum of Art, “The Platinum Process: Photographs from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century”
Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China “Water” (part of Chaochangdi Photospring)
2009Museum of Modern Art, New York, “Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West”
Museum of Art, Oglethorpe University, Georgia, “Tibetan Contemporary Art; from the Rubin Collection”
Hanart, Hong Kong, “Landscape Panorama”
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Museo di arte moderna di Trento e Rovereto, Italy "Picturing New York"
2008Museum of Modern Art, New York, “The Printed Picture”
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, “Picturing Modernity: Photography Collection”
Yale University Art Gallery “First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography”
Missoula Art Museum, Montana, “The Wide Open”
Akron Art Museum, “A Shared Vision”
2007Yale University Art Gallery, “Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century”

Authored Books (selected)

2018“Lotus Leaves” (7 poems, 7 photographs) Poetry by P.K. Leung, translation by John Minford, 
        Wairapa Academy of New Sinology, New Zealand
 Lost: Beijing”, Kris Graves Projects, New York
2014“Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial”, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY
2012“Beijing” Capital M, Beijing
2011“Beijing Building”, Rossi and Rossi Exhibition Catalogue;
2010“Life in a Box”, Hanart Exhibition catalogue
2007“Twirling the Lotus”, Exhibition catalogue, Rossi and Rossi, London
2000“China: Photographs by Lois Conner” Callaway, New York
“Dunhuang - Photographs from the Interior of Mogao Ku” John Paul Getty Museum
1996“Out West: 30 Panoramic views of the American West” Stewart, Tabori and Chang, New York
1993“Panoramas of the Far East”, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
1992“In the Shadow of the Wall: Photographs of China. Lois Conner” Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Republic of China


Other books (selected)

2018“Alternate Processes in Photography: Technique, History and Creative Potential”, Brian Arnold, Oxford University Press
  “Platinum Renaissance”, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
2016“The Literati Within”, Sotheby’s Catalogue, New York;
 “Face It”, Portrait exhibition, Tennessee State University and Bowling Green University
 “The Hour of the Land” (A meditation on National Parks), Terry Tempest Williams
2015“Cave Temples at Mogao and Dunhuang”, Getty Museum, Los Angeles
2014Aperture, “The Photographer’s Playbook”
2013University of Virginia, “Changing Views: Photography and Environmental Action”
Deborah Berke Architects, “Situation”
2012Zhejiang Art Museum, “Cai Guo-Qiang"
2011Rizzoli “Mountain”
Conde Nast Traveler, “Where are you?”
2010Museum of Modern Art, “Picturing New York”
Museum of Modern Art, “Life in the City” Penguin/Viking
“Shanghai: A History in Photographs"
2009Museum of Modern Art, New York “Into the Sunset:
Photography’s Image of the American West”
2008"The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie, National Prairie Foundation", Montana
Yale University Art Gallery, “First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography”
2007Yale University Art Gallery, “Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century”
2006“New York, New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Performance, Photography and Video” Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
2005“The Physical Print” Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University

Teaching Positions (selected)

2013-2014Bard College
2010, 2012University of Hartford, Connecticut (Graduate Program Critic)
2004, 2006-2007, 2010 Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
1990, 2005-2010Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
1991- 2000, 2002, 2004-5Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (Full-time Associate Professor)
2003China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, China (Visiting Professor)
1984Stanford University, Palo Alto, California


2018Black and White Magazine, “Pop Quiz”, Dean Brierly, April
Sixth Tone, Deep Tones, “How China Became One American Photographer’s Muse”, Zong Chen, Ding Yining, April 11
Art Asia Pacific, Review/Shanghai “A Long View”, Arthur Solway, May-June
Western Art and Architecture, “In Search of Connection”, Rose Frederick, June-July
Xing Wen Hua, 长按二维码关注星文化,Television Interview and biography, Shanghai
2016Widewalls, online blog, Jasmine Lark
2015 Los Angeles Review of Books, Photographer Spotlight (video and text), Michael Kurcfeld, February 26th
2015East Valley Tribune, January 29, “See modern, historic examples of 1800’s-style photography”
2014Global Times, November 20, “Reading Landscapes”, Yang Fan
Financial Times, October 25, “Snapshot: Lois Conner – Reading Landscapes”, Matthew Brenner
New Yorker, October “Lois Conner”
Photograph Magazine, New York, October 10, “Lois Conner”
Collector’s Daily, October 9, “Lois Conner, Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial”
Collector’s Daily, October 1, “Lois Conner, The Long View @Gitterman”
Architects+Artisans, June 16, “A Panoramic View of Changing Beijing”
2010Muse, “Inside The Box”, Yee-wan, Koo. April
Bacarrat Magazine, “Offices With a View”, Yan, Karen . April
2007The Independent (London), “Art: Twirling the Lotus”, Chapman, Peter, October 27.
Asian Art News, “News Brief England: Twirling the Lotus.”
Homen Magazine (Portugal), “Portfolio: Metitar Coma Fotografia.”
2006The New York Times, “Art Review: Artistic Treasures Take Manhattan During Asia Week",
Smith, Roberta, March 31.
2005International Photography, “The Nobel Metals, Platinum and Palladium”, Spring.
2004Photo District News, “End Frame”, Hughes, Holly Stuart, November.
The New York Times, “Art Reviews: Lois Conner ‘To Be’”, Johnson, Ken, January 2.
Art Asia-Pacific, “Emily Cheng and Lois Conner”, Moylan, Chris, Fall.
Asian Art News, “Beyond Place”, Malhotra, Priya, September/October:V14 No. 5.
Aperture, “Photo Echo”, November.
Shanghai Star (China), “Photographic Harvest”, December 12.
The New York Times, “Art Review: Emily Cheng and Lois Conner”, Smith, Roberta, June 25.
The New York Art World.com, “Lois Conner”, Simpson, Joel, September.
2003PDN: Photo District News, “A View of the City”, Ringwald, Christopher, January.
Shelterforce, “A City Seen (Cleveland, Ohio)”, Bertgholz, David, April.
The Village Voice, “Voice Choices”, Aletti, Vince, December 24-30.
2002 Art Asia Pacific ,“Reviews: Lois Conner”, Borysevicz, Mathieu, March.
Belle Magazine (Australia) “Chinese Banquet”, August/September.
The New York Times, “A City’s Many Faces Reflect Photographer’s Vision”, Thomas, Jo,
December 25.
The Plain Dealer, “Photos and our City: An Art Study”, Tranberg, Dan, November 17.
2001Graphis, "China: The Photographs of Lois Conner”, Birnbaum, Andrea, Jan./Feb. 2001.
2000Village Voice, “Art Review: New York”, Aletti, Vince, October 18.
South China Morning Post, “Pics of the Week: Hong Kong”, Au, Desiree, January 19.
The New York Times, “Allowing the Chinese to Look Chinese”, Goldberg, Vicki, October 29.
The New York Times, “Book Review: Photography”, Grunenberg, Andy, December 3.
The New York Times, “Art in Review”, Loke, Margaret, October 20.
1999 Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
“Hehua (Lotus)”, Lawton, Thomas and Lentz, Thomas.
Xinmin Evening News (Shanghai, China), “American Photographer Weaves Through the
Streets of Shanghai with a Large Camera”, May 26.
1998The New Yorker, “Lois Conner”, May 25.
Art and Antiques, “Landscapes in Flux”, Long, Andrew, December. .
The New York Times, “Art Guide: Lois Conner”, Josephson, Ken, May 15.
Graphis, “Fine Art Photography.”
Graphis, “Nudes 2.”.
Hong Kong Tattler, “The Long View: Hong Kong”, March.
The New York Times, “Summer at Yale: A Variety of Shows”, Zimmer, William, July 12.
1997Village Voice, “Art Review: Lois Conner”, Aletti, Vince, March 25.
The Washington Post, “Art Review: The China Scene”, February 15.
Blind Spot (New York) “Coming of Age”, April: No. 9.
Le Matin, “Lausanne, Switzerland: Pour Tous les Gouts”, Fabrycy, Isabelle, January 24.
The New York Times, “Art in Review: Lois Conner”, Glueck, Grace, April 11.
The Villager (New York), “Seeking Photographs with a Kind of History”, Hicks, Robert.
Oriental Art, Smithsonian Institution, “The First Ten Years, The Next Ten Years: The Arthur M.
Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.”, Lentz, Thomas Vol. XLIII, No. 2.
The New Yorker, “Lois Conner”, March 24.
Town and Country (New York), “Robert Rosenkranz: Collector of Chinese Art”, November.
1996Singapore Vogue, “Capturing the Changing Face of China”, Cheng, Scarlett, April: pp.139-143.
The Baltimore Sun, “Art Review: Remarkable Look at the East”, Dorsey, John, March 30:
Section D, pp.1 and 4.
The Sunday Star Ledger (New Jersey), “Photographer Offers Wide Views of China”, Seidel,
Mitchel, March 17: p.16.
1995Hong Kong Standard, “China through a New Yorker’s Eyes”, Au, Desiree, March 9: p.17.
Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong).
The New York Times, “Art in Review”, Hagen, Charles, March 24: p.27.
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), “Past Visions”, Hantover, Jeffrey, March 16: p.22
The New Yorker, “Indochine Temples and Towns: Photography”, March 27, pp.24.
A Year in the Arts, Kennelley, Eleanor, January 1.
Image (Taipei, Taiwan), “Lois Conner, Photographer of China”, pp. 63-71, Number 16.
Fortrollande Skarpa, Lorday, Arbetet, 27 May, p. 5.
Weekend: The Weekly Magazine of Eastern Express (Hong Kong), “Platinum Records”, Ram,
Vernon, pp.18-21.
New York Magazine, “Scenes of Indochine: Photography”, March 20: p. 95.
Muse (Yale University), “The Photographs of Lois Conner”, Thompson, Phyllis, pp.3-5.
1994The New York Observer, “Takashimaya’s Here’s a Shopper’s Paradise of a Different Sort”,
Coleman, A. D., December 12.
Smart Money, “The Cowardly Lion”, Konrad, Walecia, December.
The Asian Wall Street Journal, “A Banquet of Landscapes and Cultures”, Lawrence, Adair Lee,
August 19-20.
The Washington Times, “Arts and Entertainment Beautiful Landscape of Photographs”, Moss,
Brett, August 18.
Friendly Exchange, “Nature and Humanity”, Winter.
1993The New York Times, “Art Reviews: Lois Conner, Landscape and Architecture”, Harrison,
Helena, August 22.
Art Forum, “Reviews: Lois Conner”, Lifson, Ben, March.
1992The Village Voice, “Voice Choices: Lois Conner”, Aletti, Vince, December 29.
The New York Times, “Art in Review: Lois Conner”, Hagen, Charles, December 25.
South China Morning Post, “Photographer Takes a New Look at Ancient China”, Smith, Sasha.
San Francisco Chronicle, “Want a Warhol? Buying Art for the Home Doesn’t Have to be Difficult or Expensive”, Tanner, Marcia, January 15
1991The Village Voice, “Survey of the Week’s Events: On the Edge”, Aletti, Vince, July 9.
Shiying Bao (Guangzhou, China) July 24.
1990Sunday Observer (Bombay, India), “Misty pictures: Anahite Contractor”, November 11.
The Independent (Bombay, India), “The Soul of Nature in Platinum”, Morparia, Hemant,
November 12.
Amateur Photography, “Landscape Photography by Lois Conner”, November.
Indian Express (Bombay, India), “Classical Frames”, Shahani, R. T., November 10.
1989Art News, “Reviews: Lois Conner”, March: Vol. 88, No. 3.
1988The Village Voice, “Voice Choices: Lois Conner”, Aletti, Vince, November 8.
New York Press, “Summer Whites”, Calhoun, Catherine, June 10.
International Photographers’ Journal (Beijing, China), “Kan Lan Si”, Haining, Jia, Volume 6.
Newsday, “Art Review: Power of the Camera”, Paris, Jeanne, August 11.
Shiying Bao (Beijing, China) August 18.
The Toledo Museum of Art Bulletin, “Toledo Friends of Photography Gift”, September.
1987Kansas City Star, “Star Arts: Picturing a Perfect Exhibition”, Hoffman, Donald, May 3.
Artweek (San Francisco), “Searching for China”, Jordan, Jim, August.
Oakland California Tribune, “Several Inviting Works Unveiled in Introduction, Art, East West
News; San Francisco Art Dealers Introduce New Artists in Month-Long Exhibits”, Shore,
Charles, July 9.
1986United Airways Magazine, “Steichen in the Year 2000”, Beyer, Dorianne, February.
Westin Magazine, “Eight Photographers for the Year 2000”, Beyer, Dorianne, February.
The New York Times, “Photographs of Guilin, China”, February 21.
1985The New York Times, “Photojournalism Makes a Comeback”, Grundberg, Andy, September 8.
1979Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass), “Display Captures the History of Photography”,
Gallant, J. D., October 31.
1977The New York Times, “Revelation Through a Lens”, Shirey, David L., December 25: Long
Island Section.