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Birth
1953, Palo Alto, California

Education
1981 M.A., New York University, New York, NY
1976 B.A., University of California, Irvine, CA

Solo Exhibitions/Performances
2011
Craving the Seamstress,Messineo Art Projects/Wyman Contemporary New York, NY

2007
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2006
HPGRP Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Modernism, San Fransisco, CA
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

2004
Art Institute of Boston,Boston, MA
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe,NM

2003
Off Main/Media Rare Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002
Modernism, San Fransisco, CA

2001
OMC, Dusseldorf, Germany
Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Messineo Wyman Projects, New York, NY

2000
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Exponera, Malmo, Sweden
Fahey / Klein, Los Angeles, CA
Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, NY
Messineo Wyman Projects, New York, NY
Modernism, San Fransisco, CA

1998
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1997
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY (exhibition/performance installation)
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM (performance/installation in conjunction with “State of the Questions”)

1996
ACTA Internazionale Associazone Culturale, Rome, Italy
Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1994
BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA
Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
Railyard Performance Center, Santa Fe, NM
Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1993
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Throckmorton Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009
The Lens and The Mirror: Self-Portraits, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2002
Selected Photographs by Robert Stivers, Afghanistan Photographs by Jason Florio, WTC Project Architectural Model by Julia Nitsberg, Messineo Wyman Projects, New York, NY

1999
The Nude in Contemporary Art, The Aldridge Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Pencils of Nature: A Dialogue, Drawings and Photographs,
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks and Projects, New York, NY
American Pictorialism: From Stieglitz to Today, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Flora and Fauna, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Female, Wessel + O’Conner Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Formication: A Pageant of Insects in Photographic Works, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Creative Time, A Benefit, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Selections from the Collection: New Acquisitions, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
The New Mexico Dance Festival, Kimo Theater (performance)
History as Influence: Photographs Pluralism... Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Kharkov, Ukraine
Spirit in the Flesh 1&2, Stuart Levy Gallery, New York

1995
Large Bodies, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA (juried competition)
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Stefane Janssen Collection, Scottsdale, AZ
Megan Fox Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Inaugural Exhibition

1994
Eros & Identity, Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, NY
The Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Animalia, Galerie Pons, Paris, France

1992
Barret House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY (juried exhibition)
Seriously Sexual, BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA (juried exhibition)
Selections 92, EYE Gallery, San Francisco, CA (juried exhibition)
The Eliot Porter Benefit Exhibition, The New Mexico Council on Photography, The College of Santa Fe, NM

1991
Gods, Clowns and Devils, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO (juried exhibition)

1990
Photo Impact, Los Angeles, CA (two-person exhibition) Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA (juried exhibition)
IMAGES Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (juried exhibition) Los Angeles Photography Center, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Bibiliography

2015
The Art of Ruin, Twin Palms Publishers, Monograph

2006
Sanctum, Twin Palms Publishers, Monograph

2000
Listening To Cement, Arena Editions, Mongraph

1999
The Chicago Tribune (review) July

1998
“Photography ‘98 : 11 Hot Young Talents,” Art News, February
THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, (book review) January
The Art of the X-Files, Harper Collins, Fall
Nerve: Literate Smut. Fiction, Essays and Photographs from Some of
Today’s Most Prominent Writers and Photographers, Broadway Books
Nerve: Literate Smut, On-line Magazine

1997
Robert Stivers: Photographs, Arena Editions. Monograph
Calendar, Cover Image, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Le Millenium, Tokyo, Japan, No. 19
The New York Observer, (review) February
The Village Voice, Voice Choice, review by Vince Aletti
The New Yorker, (review), September
Bomb Magazine, review by Marvin Heiferman, October

1996
The New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM. February, August and November
Il Manifesto, Rome, Italy, (review) November

1995
The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM., February
The Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, (review) April and August
The Village Voice, New York, NY (review) July and August

1994
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA. Calender section, (review) April
The New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM. Feature articles; March, September and November
KSFR Radio, Santa Fe,NM. Artist Series, (interview) November

1993
Photo Metro, San Francisco, CA. (review) March
Camera & Darkroom, Los Angeles, CA. Featured Photographer, June

1992
The Photo Review, Langhorne, PA. Summer Issue
San Francisco Camera Work, auction catalogue. Fall Issue
THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM. (image page) November
L.A. Style, Los Angeles, CA. (editorial assignments)

1991
Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO. exhibit catalogue.
California Perspective, Modern Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA (exhibition catalogue)
FRAME -WORK, volume 4, issue 2. Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA
L.A Style, Los Angeles, CA. Editorial Assignments

1990
IMAGES Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. Vol. 5, No. 3/4
Exposure Magazine, Los Angeles, CA. Editorial assignments
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA. Calendar section (review), Dec.

Lectures
1993-1999
Modern Dance Instructor, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, NM
Guest Lecturer, Dept. of Photography, Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, CA
Guest Lecturer, Dept. of Photography, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Awards/Grants
1997 Henry Bull Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
1995 Henry Bull Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
1993 The Willard Van Dyke Grant, New Mexico Council on Photography
1992 First Place, The Photo Review, Langhorne, PA
1991 The Exellence Award, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO
1990 Award of Merit, IMAGES Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Selected Collections
Museums and Institutions
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
University Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England


Bust of Man-A

Bust of Man-A
Robert Stivers
1998
C-Print
Edition of 4
50 x 40, 40 x 30, or 24 x 20 inches (format)



Lyn Ainsworth | Antonio Carreño | Celeste Fichter | Jason Florio | Jim Knight | Jill Nathanson | Julia Nitsberg | Kerstin Roolfs | Andrea Sanders | Sylvia Schuster | David Stern |Robert Stivers | Phyllis Trout | Paul Vickery


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