Julie Blackmon

Bio

Julie Blackmon (born 1966, Springfield, Missouri) is a photographer who lives and works in Missouri. Blackmon's photographs are inspired by her experience of growing up in a large family, her current role as both mother and photographer, and the timelessness of family dynamics. As the oldest of nine children and mother to three, Blackmon uses her own family members and household to "move beyond the documentary to explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives."

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Midwest Materials, Brick City Gallery, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

2018 Midwest Materials, Special exhibition presented by Robert Mann Gallery in Bentonville, AR

2018 Fake Weather, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA

2017 Fake Weather, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2017 Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, NH

2016 Down Time, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Free Range, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2013 Homegrown, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013 Undertow, Gail Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012 Day Tripping, Robert Mann Gallery, NY

2012 Other Tales from Home, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

2012 New Work, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 The Power of Now and Other Tales from Home, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

2011 Julie Blackmon, The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky

2011 Domestic Vacations, Hammer Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2011 Julie Blackmon, Springfield Public Art, Springfield, MO

2011 Domestic Vacations, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO

2010 Julie Blackmon, Pool Art Center Gallery, Drury University, Springfield, MO

2010 Line-Up, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Julie Blackmon, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA

2009 Domestic Vacations, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Domestic Vacations, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

2009 New Photographs, Gail Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008 Domestic Vacations, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Domestic Vacations, Gail Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008 Domestic Vacations, Photoeye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008 Domestic Vacations, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Domestic Vacations, Gail Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007 Suspicious Origins, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Domestic Vacations, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006 Julie Blackmon, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2006 Julie Blackmon, Photoeye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2006 Good Girl Art Gallery, Springfield, MO

2006 Arts Center of the Ozarks, Fayettville, AR

2005 University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

2005 Relativity, Pool Art Center, Drury University, Springfield, MO

2003 Mind Games, Randy Bacon Photography, Springfield, MO

2003 Mind Games, Discovery Center of Springfield, Springfield, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Tread Lightly, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2018 Adubon, Then and Now, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover DE

2016 Back at the Water’s Edge, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2014 State of the Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK

2014 Framed & Ready, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 What I Was Thinking: 25 Year Anniversary, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 New Artists | New Works, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

2011 At the Water’s Edge, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Still.Life, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010 Constructed Spaces: Contemporary Color Photography, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

2010 Proof, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 Hide in Seek: Picturing Childhood, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2008 Presumed Innocent, DeCordova Museum, Boston, MA

2008 Pure Pleasure, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2008 Photo Electric, Claire Oliver Fine Art, New York, NY

2007 KIDS, Brown University, Providence, RI

2007 Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Chick Flick, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2006 American Eden, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Domestic Diaries, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2006 Family Pack, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

2005 Group Portrait, Boston University, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

2005 Selections from Photographers’ Showcase, Photoeye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2004 Current Works, Society For Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

2004 MPP, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2004 PhotoSpiva, Joplin, MO

2003 Good Girl Art Gallery, Springfield, MO

Selected Press

Review: Julie Blackmon’s absorbing photography of everyday Midwestern life; or is it?, LA Times (details)

A Tale of Motherhood in Julie Blackmon’s Playful Photographs, Hyperallergic (details)

Homegrown: American Unease, Lens Culture (details)

Julie Blackmon's Surreal Photos Show the Chaos of Being a Parent, Vice (details)

 

Selected Honors & Awards

2008 American Photo's Emerging Photographer of 2008

2007 PDN’s 30

2006 Critical Mass Book Award Winner, for Domestic Vacations

2006 Santa Fe Center for Photography Project Competition, 1st Place, for Domestic Vacations

2006 Photospiva, 1st Place, for body of work, Domestic Vacations

2005 Photospiva, 1st Place, for body of work, Mind Games

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