Chris Verene




2021-2022 Guggenheim Fellow

Born 1969, United States

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Associate Professor of Photography at The College of Staten Island, City University of New York


Artist Biography

Chris Verene was born in DeKalb, Illinois in 1969, and made his first photographs in the late 1980s as a teenager in his father’s small hometown of Galesburg, Illinois. For thirty-five years he has continued in the documentary style, intensively photographing the stories of his family members, friends, and their community. He is the author of two major books, Chris Verene (Twin Palms, 2000) and Family (Twin Palms, 2010). Since 2009, he has been making an episodic film series on the same storyline, titled: “Home Movies.”

Verene’s work has been called social realism, and he is described as a natural storyteller, focusing on the whole intimate truth of human narratives. He is a photographer, musician, filmmaker, and performance artist, with three decades of published work.

Verene is represented in numerous museum collections, including The Whitney, The Met, The Jewish Museum, The Getty, The San Francisco MoMA, MOCA, The High, and The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2021-2022, an Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2016), and was awarded a grant of full support from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2002). He is Associate Professor of Photography at The College of Staten Island, CUNY. He is represented by Postmasters.







1996     MFA – Photography/Art Studio, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

1991     BA – Film Studies & Philosophy, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia




2019     “Home Movies,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2019     “The Self-Esteem Salon,” 601Artspace, New York

2019    "Chris Verene," The College of Staten Island, New York

2018     “Chris Verene,” Copenhagen Photography Festival, Copenhagen

2017     “Chris Verene,” The Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

2015     “Home Movies,” Postmasters Gallery, New York

2013     “The New Family Chapters,” (Two-Person Exhibition), Valentine Gallery,

            New York

2014     “Carl Martin/Chris Verene: Affinities,” (Two-Person Exhibition), Opal Gallery,


2012     “Family,” Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

            “Town Hall Meeting,” Postmasters Gallery, New York

            “Galesburg Family,” Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark


2011     “The Self-Esteem Salon,” Postmasters Gallery, New York 

            “The Self-Esteem Salon,” Socrates Sculpture Park, New York

            “The Self-Esteem Salon,” The Re-Institute, Millerton, New York

            “Chris Verene – Family,” Leyendecker Gallery, Tenerife, Spain

            “Chris Verene – Family,” Truman Medical Center Gallery, Kansas City

            “Chris Verene – Family,” Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery (PDNB), Dallas


2010     “Chris Verene – Family,” Postmasters Gallery, New York

            “Chris Verene – Family,” Kelman-Visser Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

            “Chris Verene,” Sioux City Art Museum, Kansas City

            “Family,” Quality Pictures, Portland

            “Family,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            “Family,” Gescheidle, Chicago


2009     “Family,” DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles

            “Self-Esteem Salon,” Martos Gallery, New York


2008     “Self-Esteem,” Gescheidle, Chicago

            “Family,” ADA Gallery, Richmond


2007     “Galesburg, Yes,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            “Self-Esteem,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            "Galesburg," Gescheidle, Chicago

            “Self-Esteem,” Quality Pictures, Portland, OR 

            “Galesburg,” ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA


2006     "Galesburg," Alona Kagan Gallery, New York


2005     “The Self-Esteem Salon: The Frisbee Series,” Frisbee Art Show, Miami

            “The Self-Esteem Salon: The Orphanage Series,” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

            “Galesburg: The New Chapters,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            “Chris Verene,” Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City

            “The Self-Esteem Salon: The Orphanage Series,” The Armory Art Show VIP

            Group with Frisbee Curatorial Group, The Old Chelsea YMCA, New York


2004     “The Big Umbrella: The New York Series,” Aleksandra Mir and Chris Verene,

            PS1/MoMA, New York

            “The Self-Esteem Salon at Art Basel,” The Frisbee Art Show, Miami (cancelled)

            “Chris Verene,” Fotographie Am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin, Germany

            “Chris Verene: From Galesburg To Atlanta, 1986-2004,” (Retrospective)

            The Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta


2003     “Galesburg,” Photographs Do Not Bend, Dallas


2002     “Galesburg,” Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison

            “Galesburg,” Ramapo College Gallery, Ramapo

            “Galesburg,” Rose Gallery, Santa Monica

            “The Self- Esteem Salon, The Baptism Series,” (Collaboration with Christian Holstad),

            Deitch Projects, New York

            “The Baptism Series,” (Collaboration with Christian Holstad), Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta


2001     “Galesburg,” Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta


2000     “Chris Verene,” Paul Morris Gallery, New York

            “Chris Verene,” American Fine Arts Co. Colin DeLand Fine Art, New York

            “Chris Verene,” Pat Hearn Gallery, New York (cancelled)

            “Self-Esteem,” Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta

            “Galesburg,” Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta

            “Camera Club,” Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands


1999     “Chris Verene,” Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris, France

            "Selections from Galesburg," The Cheekwood Museum, Nashville


1998     “Camera Club,” Paul Morris Gallery, New York

            “Galesburg,” Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta


1997     "Revealing Regionalism," Midtown Plaza Galleries One & Two, Atlanta

           “Galesburg and Camera Club,” as part of “You Should Know Better,” curated

           by Samantha Tsao, Thread Waxing Space, New York


1996     "Galesburg Used to be an All-American City," Georgia State University, Atlanta

1995     "Portraits of Holly Hollywood," Sylvia's Art of This Century, Atlanta

1994     "Proud to be from Galesburg," Atlanta Photography Gallery, Atlanta   

            "Galesburg (Five or Maybe Six Years)," Ruth Leitman Gallery, Atlanta


1991     "Chris Verene & Friends," Emory University, Atlanta



2019     “Hot Dog,” PDNB Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2019     “Encounter,” Mom’s Gallery, New York

2019     “Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall,” The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, CT

2018     “Inexterior,” Leyendecker Gallery, Canary Islands, Spain

2018     “Notable American Women,” MX Gallery, New York, NY

2017     “Picturing Family,” Green Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

2016     “Sideluck San Miguel de Allende,” San Miguel Municipal Building, Guanajuato,


            “American Real,” The Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland

            “Photographie Support,” Galerí Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain


2015     “#WCW (@womencrushwednesday),” Postmasters Gallery, New York
            “Practice Process Place,” Gallery of the College of Staten Island, New York

          “The Raconteurs,” Gallery Walk Terminus, Atlanta

2014     “Homeland (In)security: Vanishing Dreams,” Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

            “Look At Me: Portraiture From Manet To The Present,” Leila Heller Gallery,

            New York

            “Unbelievable Things: 25 Years of Art on Merge Records,” LIGHT Art & Design,

             Chapel Hill, NC


2013     “the kids are all right,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

            “the kids are all right,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

            “the kids are all right,” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

            “Everyday American: Photographs from the Berman Collection,” Steven

            Kasher Gallery, New York

            “La Calaca,” Public Art Projection, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico


2012     “The Second Seating for the Last Supper,” Galeria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain

            “Only You Only Me,” Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Belgium

            “First Class / Second Class,” Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York


2011     “100 Portraits,” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


            1870,” The Walker Art Center


2010     “Mirror, Mirror,” Postmasters Gallery, New York,

            “Human Resources,” The Company, Los Angeles

            “The Library of Babel, In and Out of Place,” Zabludowicz Collection, London,



            The Tate Modern, London, England


            San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

            “The Art of Caring,” Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale

            “The Art of Caring,” The Art Museum of South Texas,

            “The Art of Caring,” New Orleans Museum of Art


2008     “Love, Love, Love,” Martos Gallery, New York


2007     “June Bride,” Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

            “Gallery Artists,” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York “Year 07,” Marcia Wood

            Gallery, Atlanta

            “The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography,” The Contemporary

             Jewish Museum, San Francisco


2006     “The Seventh Side of the Die,” Alona Kagan Gallery, New York

            “The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography,” The

            Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

            “Shoot The Family,” traveling 2006-2009, The Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield

            Hills, MI 

            “Shoot The Family,” traveling 2006-2009, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

            “Shoot The Family,” traveling 2006-2009, Western Gallery of Western Washington

            University, Bellingham, WA
            “CRACKER,” NurtureArt, & Naked Duck Gallery, New York


2005     “The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography,” The Jewish

            Museum, New York


2004     “K-48 Klubhouse,” Deitch Projects, New York

            “The Beauty of Darkness,” Reflex Modern Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands

            “The Armory Art Show,” John Connelly Presents, New York

            “Cake Walk,” Ambrosino Gallery, Miami

            “Portraits,” Curated by Roe Ethridge, Champion Gallery, New York

            “Group Show,” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

            “Pool Party,” Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

            “Portrait Photography,” Curated by Roe Ethridge, Brooklyn Gallery, New York


2003     “Gallery Artists,” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
            “Nathan Cummings Foundation Show,” New York

            “American Dream,” Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

            “The Furtive Gaze,” Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College,


            “K-48, The Bedroom Show,” Galerie du Jour, Paris, France


2002     “Visions from America: Photographs From the Whitney Museum of American

            Art 1994- 2001,” The Whitney Museum of Art, New York

            “Family,” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

            “Sexual Healing: Various Forms of Sexual Photography,” Reflex Modern

            Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherland


2001     “It’s a Wild Party and We’re Having a Great Time,” Paul Morris Gallery, New York

            “Photographs,” Cherry Street Temporary Gallery, Galesburg, IL

            “A Way with Words,” Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York

            “Uneasy,” Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston

            "The Penis Show," Eyedrum, Atlanta


2000     “Do You Hear What We Hear?,” Paul Morris Gallery, New York    

            “Because Sex Sells,” Nikolai Fine Art, New York

            “Tell It Like It Is,” Gallery Rebecca Camhi, Athens, Greece

            “2000 Whitney Biennial,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

            “Emerging Artists,” San Diego University Art Museum, San Diego


1999     “Vanitas,” Agnes Scott College, Atlanta

            “Full Exposure: Contemporary Photography,” New Jersey Center for Visual

            Arts, Summit, NJ

            “New Voices, New Visions,” University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

            “In Your Face,” curated by Dr. Robert Shimshak, New Langton Arts, San Francisco


1998     “Backstage,” curated by Helen Varola, Serge Sorokko Gallery, New York

            “Connections and Contradictions: Modern and Contemporary Art from

            Atlanta Collections,” Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta

            “In the Heat of Summer,” Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta

            “Photos Emerging,” presented by Liebman Magnan Gallery and CRIA, New York

            “Portraits,” Paul Morris Gallery, New York

            “Peepshow: John Waters, Cheri Nevers, Ken Probst, Chris Verene,” Vaknin

            Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta


1997     “Friends Indeed,” Photography sale benefiting Photographers for Friends,

             Selected by Tom Cashin, New York

            "Contemporary American Landscape," Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

            "Tableaux: Ten Contemporary Photographers," Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta

            "Post-Construction," Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta

            "Sleep," James Cox Gallery, Woodstock, NY

            "Look Back & Get Down: A Celebration of Athens & Atlanta Music 1977-1997,"

            Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta

            "Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern Artists," ArtWalk at Lenox Square,


            "To See a World," Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

            "1997 Atlanta Biennial," Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta

            "Collectors Collecting," Lenox Square Gallery, Atlanta

            "Nine Southeastern Photographers," Peachtree Lofts Gallery, Atlanta


1996     "Olympic Experience, or What I Did in Summer 1996," Bathhouse Show,

            Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Atlanta

            "Obsessions," Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta "American

            Photography Institute," Tisch Gallery, New York


1995     "National Association of People with AIDS," City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta

            "Contemporary Southeastern Photography," Creadle School of Visual Arts,

            Winter Park, FL

            "Summer Artists' Work in Progress," The Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

            "November Show," Hastings Gallery, Atlanta


1994     "Electric Blanket," AIDS Projection Project, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

            "Sex, Love, and Death," Nexus Art Center, Atlanta


1992     "My Eye Your Body," Exhibit A Gallery, Atlanta

            “Seed Factory Show,” Curated by Dan Cameron, Seed Factory, Atlanta


1990     “Members' Show,” Atlanta Photography Gallery, Atlanta


1988    “Democratic Convention Show,” Atlanta Photography Gallery, Atlanta




2018     “Self-Esteem University,” Copenhagen Photography Festival, Copenhagen


2015     “Self-Esteem University,” Florida International University, Miami


2009     “The Self-Esteem Salon,” SoHo, New York


2005     “The Self-Esteem Salon: The Orphanage Series,” The Armory Art

            Show VIP Group, The Old Chelsea YMCA- with Frisbee Curatorial Group


2001     “The Self Esteem Salon,” Christie’s Auction House, New York

            "Chris Verene and Vereni The Great, presented by David Armstrong,"

            The Schoolhouse Center, Provincetown

            “Vereni The Great,” Pink Pony, New York

            “Vereni, ¡Escapista!,” Times Square, New York

            “The Self-Esteem Salon,” Gramercy International Art Fair, New York


2000     “Fight Evil With Evil,” with Delia R. Gonzalez and Gavin R. Russom,

            The Turkey’s Nest, Brooklyn

            “Home Shopping One with Gentle Heights,” for Christian Holstad,

            The Fifth International Gallery, New York

            "Vereni The Great,” Thread Waxing Space, New York

            “The Self-Esteem Salon: The Whitney Museum of Art – A Corollary to

            Camera Club,” The Whitney Museum of Art, New York

1999     “Bach on a Hook and M.I.M.E.,” Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York

1998     “Self-Esteem Salon,” Vaknin Schwartz & Boho Luxe, Atlanta



2021     The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship 

2016     The New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Photography, Recipient

2015     The Henri Cartier Bresson Award for Documentary Photography, Nominee

2002     Pollock-Krasner Award, Full Support, Verene is the first artist to receive

            this grant for photography.

1996     American Photography Institute, New York University, Fellow

            The Atlanta Cultural Olympiad, Atlanta Olympics Fellow





2010     “Greatest Hits,” Snowboots, New York


2008     “De donde eres,” Cordero, Bloodshot Records


2006     “En este momento,” Cordero, Bloodshot Records


2004     Cordero, national tour, CD and national television appearances,

            CNN, MTV Espanol, LATV, Performances at Radio City

            Music Hall, and many US Theaters


2003     Tour with Los Lobos, Tour with Indigo Girls


2001     Cordero, Drummer and Manager, Reviews: The New York Times,

            The Village Voice, TimeOut NY, (featured music act), FOX5 TV

            "Good Day New York"


2000     “Bach On a Stick,” Bach On A Hook Chris Verene Co-producer, drums,

            vocals, styling, Pearineel Records

            Featured in the Whitney Biennial 2000 audio tour


1998     “Baby, A Little Rain Must Fall,” The Rock*A*Teens Cover Photograph

            Merge Records


1997     “Cry,” The Rock*A*Teens CD artwork, drums, (member and performer 1995-1998)

            Daemon Records


1996     “The Rock*A*Teens,” CD artwork, drums Daemon Records


1996     “Shaming of The Sun,” Indigo Girls, guest drummer Sony Records


1992     “But Me, I Fell Down,” D.Q.E. (founding member with Grace Braun), drums,

            vocals, manager, promoter.

            Cargo Records/Feel Good All Over Records/ Hoppilty Hoi Records


‘84-’94   D.Q.E. “Pictures of Cliffs,” music cassette, “Ride This Ride,” music cassette,

             “N is for Knowledge,” music cassette, “Rehabilly,” music cassette, “Masturbation

            Made a Mess Out of Me,” 7-inch vinyl record





            Associate Professor of Photography, Dept. of Performing and Creative Arts,

            The College of Staten Island, C.U.N.Y., New York

2016     Visiting Lecturer, School of Visual Arts, December 13


2015     Guest Lecturer, “How to Survive Gallery Representation,” School of Visual

            Arts MFA, December 8

            Visiting Lecturer, MFA & BFA Florida International University, April 15 - 19


2013     Visiting Artist, Guest Lecturer, “Family,” Film Screening, Akron Art Museum, October 17

            University of Akron, Critique Leader, Arts Program, Oct. 16 - 17

            Youngstown State University, Guest Professor, Arts Program, Oct. 15

            The Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, Internship Director, Spring Semester

            Artist Lecture Series: Chris Verene, Virginia Community University, February 4


2012     KBH Film and Foto Skole, Copenhagen, Denmark, Visiting Faculty in Residence

            The Danish School of Media and Journalism, Copenhagen, Denmark, Guest

            Lecturer, Workshop: “Town Hall Meeting”

            Thesis Director, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts,

            New York

            Photography School of Copenhagen, Professor in Residence

2011     Program Director, Full-Time Professor of Photography, Westchester Community

            College, SUNY

            Thesis Director, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York

            Columbia College Chicago, Visiting Professor,

            The Aperture Foundation, Keynote Speaker, “Family”

            The Walker Art Center, McKnight Fellowship, Guest Critique Leader and Juror, Minneapolis       

New York Photo Festival, Guest Lecturer

            Parsons The New School for Design, Guest Panelist, "Afterthoughts on Documentary Photography"

            Guest Critique Leader, MFA Photo Sarah Lawrence College


2010     Thesis Director, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, School of

            Visual Arts, New York

            Guest Professor and Critique Leader, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


2009     Guest Lecturer, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK

            Thesis Director, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media,

            School of Visual Arts, New York

           Guest Lecturer, Evergreen College

            Guest Lecturer, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK


2008     Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University


2007     Guest Lecturer, Yale University

            Guest Lecturer, Evergreen College

            Workshop Leader, Hendrix College


2006     Visiting Lecturer, International Center for Photography, New York

            Guest Teacher, Syracuse University


‘01-’04   Adjunct Professor of Photography, Undergraduate, School of Visual Arts,

            New York Instructor: Senior Critique, Critique, Color Photography,

            Directed Independent Study


2002     Guest Teacher, Indiana University

            Guest Teacher, Syracuse University


2001     Arts Juror, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago

            Guest Lecturer, Yale University

            Guest Lecturer, Sarah Lawrence College

            Guest Lecturer, University of Central Arkansas

            Guest Lecturer, University of Georgia

            Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University    Guest Lecturer, Emory University


2001     Resident Guest Instructor, Icelandic Academy of Art

            Guest Lecturer, Cooper Union

            Visiting Lecturer, International Center for Photography

            Instructor, International Center for Photography

            Guest Lecturer, Bard College

            Visiting Artist, The Schoolhouse School, Provincetown, RI

            Guest Lecturer, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

            Faculty, Photography, Video and Related Media, MFA School of Visual

            Arts, New York (2000 - ‘02)


2000     Keynote speaker: Convocation 2000 Georgia State University


1998     Full-time Adjunct Professor, Atlanta College of Art (students at all levels)

            Adjunct Professor, Georgia State University


1994     Instructor: Beginning and intermediate Photography, Emory University




2000     “Chris Verene,” Twin Palms Publishers, New Mexico

2001     “Chris Verene / Camera Club,” Reflex Modern Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010     “Family,” Twin Palms Publishers, New Mexico





“Home Movies 2019,” Documentary Series. Screening at the Landmark Midtown Art Theater, for Atlanta Celebrates Photography

“Strangers,” by The City And Colour.  Music Video.  Directed by Michael Maxxis and Chris Verene


“Me Tumba,” by Ani Cordero. Music Video. Directed by Chris Verene with Ani Cordero


“Home Movies,” Documentary Series. Screenings at The Cleveland Institute of Art


“Home Movies,” Documentary Series. Screenings at Postmasters Gallery, New York





Verene, Chris. "Letter From Tombstone: The Wild West Meets The Southern Border," The New Yorker Magazine, June 10 & 17. Story by Valeria Luiselli, Photographs by Chris Verene



Verene, Chris and Cordero, Ani. “The American Tour,” Imaginary Concerts Volume Two, ed. Peter Coffin, New York. Anthology Editions, 2018. Unpaginated. Print. ISBN: 1944860177


Rock*A*Teens, “Sixth House,” package artwork and design by Chris Verene, Merge Records LC 29279, 2018, compact disc and 33 1/3 rpm LP


Georgia State University: GSU PHOTO, “Chris Verene,” Alumni Profile, photography portfolio by Chris Verene, February 13, 2018,




Noelle, Janine. “’I wish I knew then that being happy and enjoying daily life is way more important [than] getting success or money in the art world.’ – A Conversation with Chris Verene." The Business of Art, photography by Chris Verene, Feb. 12, 2017,


Carlisle, Wendy. “AMBER GOT HER GIRLS BACK, AND NOW THEY LIVE IN THE ABANDONED RESTAURANT.” Arkana Journal, photography by Chris Verene, Vol. 1, Jan. 17, 2017,


Verene, Chris. “Family.” Landscape Stories, March 27, 2017,






2016     The Huffington Post, “Doin’ Work - Flash Interviews with Contemporary

            Photographers: Chris   

            Verene,” Tara Wray, May 10

            FeatureShoot, “An Intimate Glimpse into Working Class Lives in

            Midwest America,” Eva Clifford, March 14

            It’s Nice That, “A Voyeuristic Insight into The Seedy Camera Clubs of the 1990s

            from Chris Verene,” Rebecca Fulleylove, March 16  

            Cover Our Tracks, “Chris Verene on His Work with The Rock*A*Teens,”

            Loring Kemp, July 5 




2015     Baxter Street Camera Club of New York Blog, “Christmas is Hard to

            Photograph,” Tim Carpenter, December 25

            FeatureShoot, “Photographer Infiltrates Camera Clubs,” Ellyn Kail, June 29

            Vellum Art Magazine, “Chris Verene, Camera Club,” Stephanie Young, July 2

            Juxtapose Art and Culture Magazine, “The Camera Club by Chris Verene,”

             Portfolio, June 23

            ArtNet News, “Chris Verene: Just the Facts of Our Dysfunction,” Blake

            Gopnik, January 7,

            Feature Shoot, “Top Ten New York Events,” Ellyn Kail, January 5


2014     ArtNet, “Most Exciting Artists of 2014,” December 29

            New York Times, “Chris Verene: ‘Home Movies’,” Ken Johnson, December 18

            Collector Daily, “Chris Verene: Home Movies at Postmasters Gallery,” Loring

            Knoblauch, December 17

            Musee Magasine, “Chris Verene: Home Movies at Postmasters Gallery,” December 4

            Burn Away, “Friends and Family: Chris Verene and Carl Martin at Opal Gallery,” Brett Levine, November 14

            Editors Artnews, “5 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week,” November 24

            Hyperallergic, “ArtRx NYC,” Hrag Vartanian, November 25

            Hyperallergic, “Flipping the Hierarchy of Needs,” Rob Colvin, November 5

            Flavorpill, “5 Most Buzzed About Art Events this November,” Sehba

            Mohammad, November 3

            Atlanta Journal and Constitution, “Two Talented Photographers Demonstrate

            What Unites- and Divides Them,” Review by Felicia Feaster, October 20

            Fototazo, “How to Develop a Project – with Chris Verene, Nicolas Nixon,

            Brian Ulrich, Susan Lipper,” August 6

            Atlanta Celebrates Photography, “Great Pictures from the Party with Carl Martin

            and Chris Verene,” Stuart Hawkins

            Art in America, “Drew Barrymore’s Art Camp,” February

            Artsy, “Chris Verene Draws Our Attention to the Effects of Economic Downturn,”

            Anna Furman, January 12



2013     Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture: Chris Verene, Akron Art Museum,

            October 17

            Searching for the Light, “Chris Verene and Tom Sullens,” Carl Gunhouse, June 12



2012     Flak Photo, Website Feature Presentation

            “Only You Only Me,” Museum Catalog, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art

            Contemporain, Belgium

            IMA Magazine, “Chris Verene,” Portfolio, October


2011     Heather Mills, Feature, Slate Magazine, December 23,

            Lucky Magazine, Detail from Decorating with Fine Art. January

            Five Points Journal of Literature and Art, Cover Story, Georgia State University

            The Journal, Feature Photograph, New York City

            The Wire, Feature Photograph, October

            Janine Noelle, “Art and Public Awareness: 13 Years of the Self-Esteem Salon,”

            “Chris Verene and the Galesburg Series,” The Art of the Rural, May 17

            Ken Grant, “Family,” FOTO8 Magazine, March 24

            Charlotte Lipton, “Surgin G Hormones,” Adbusters, #94, March/April

            Jess Hemerly, “SFMOMA’s Voyeurism and Surveillance Exhibit: Examining

            the Camera’s Most Unsettling Uses,” January 20


2010     “Family,” Artist Monograph, Twin Palms Press

            Brian Boucher, “Chris Verene,” Art in America, November

            Baldwin Rosencrans, “Family,” October 12

            Holland Cotter, “Art in Review: Chris Verene ‘Family’,” The New York Times,

            October 1

            Vince Aletti, The New Yorker, October 1

            Cora Fisher, “Chris Verene Family,” The Brooklyn Rail, October

            Amy Stein, “A Few Questions for Chris Verene,” Amy Stein,

            September 28

            New Yorker, “Goings on about town: ART: Chris Verene,” September 22

            Wendell Brock, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, September 21

            Neue Zurcher Zeltung, “Chris Verene Family,” September 13

            Carolina Miranda, “At the Art Openings: Decadence, Decay and Dogs,” Gallerina,

            September 13

            Elisabeth Biondi, “Off the Shelf: Chris Verene’s Family,” The New Yorker, August 27

            TATE Etc., “Chris Verene on Camera Club”, Summer

            Wendell Brock, “Chris Verene: A Highlight of Atlanta Celebrates Photography,” Access

             Atlanta, September 15

            Paul Laster, “Daily Dose Pick – Chris Verene Family,” FlavorPill, September 6

            Christian Viveros-Faune, “Chris Verene Welcomes You to Another America,”

            Village Voice, May 11

            “The Library of Babel, In and Out of Place,” Zabdulowicz Collection, London


            Yale University Press      Photograph Magazine, “Chris Verene”

            Elizabeth Avedon Weblog, “Chris Verene- Family”


2009     “The Art of Caring,” New Orleans Museum of Art

            Aline Smithson, “Chris Verene,” Lenscratch, August 27

            Io Donna, “New York Artists,” Italy


2008     Chris Verene, “Dear Cheri,” H-BOMB, 2007-2008

            “The Theater of the Face, Portraiture since 1900,” Max Kozloff, Phaidon Press

            “Galesburg Christmas Lights Contest Winner,” Boxed Set of Artist Cards,

            The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

            Bust Magazine, “Making Out”


2007     Lori Waxman, “Galesburg,” ArtForum, May

            The New Yorker, “Galesburg”, September


2006     “The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography,” Yale University Press

            Ralph Rugoff, “Shoot The Family,” Independent Curators International, London


2005     William Pym Walter, “Free for All,”

            Walter Robinson, “Galesburg Chronicles,”


2004     Welt am Sonntag, “Chris Verene”

            Felicia Feaster, “Cheri On Top,”, Atlanta, Sept 16

            Catherine Fox, “A Man’s Many Passions,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

            September 19

            Photonews, “Galesburg”

            Art Papers Magazine, “Chris Verene”

            ArtForum, “Chris Verene, From Galesburg to Atlanta,” November

            Flaunt Magazine, “Quinceanera”


2003     K-48 Magazine, “The Baptism Series,” (Collaboration with Christian Holstad)

            The New York Times Sunday Magazine, “What Were They Thinking”


2002     Los Angles Times, “A Different Kind of Family Album,” July 5

            “Family,” Catalog for The Aldrich Museum

            The New York Times: The Arts Tuesday, “Art Review,” June 25

            A.M. Homes, Collaboration with PARKETT # 64, New York and Germany

            PBS TV, "Egg The Art Show," National documentary television special

            The New York Times Sunday Magazine, “What Were They Thinking,”


2001     Linda Sherbert, “Making a Scene,” Atlanta Magazine, November, p.36

            Joanna Lehan, “The Great Verene,” Photo District News, April 2001

            Christian Perring, Ph D. “Review – Chris Verene,” Metapsychology Online Review, November 19

            Flaunt Magazine, “Dolce & Gabbana; Tradition: Back to School,” Fall Fashion

            Issue, September

            Linda Yablonsky, “Chris Verene,” Camera Club,” Time Out New York,

            May 28-Jun. 4, Issue No.140 p. 57

            Flaunt Magazine, “D Squared,” Spring Fashion Issue Doonan, Simon.

            Catherine Saint Louis, “Simon Says,” The New York Observer, April 3

            The New York Times Magazine, “What They Were Thinking,” June 17

            Rachel Kushner, “Openings: Chris Verene,” ArtForum, March

            Jane Harris, “Chris Verene at Paul Morris and American Fine Art,” Art in America, April

            Harper’s Magazine, “Artist Feature,” p. 30

            Joanna Lehan, “The Great Verene,” Photo District News, April

            Joell Baxter, “Reviews,” New Art Examiner, February

            American Photo, "Book Review," January


2000     "Chris Verene," Twin Palms Publishers, New Mexico

            A. H. Homes, “American Pie,” Vanity Fair

            Jerry Saltz, “My Sixth Sense,” The Village Voice

            Andy Grundberg, “Photography Books Review,” The New York Times

            Book Review, December  

            Edith Newhall, “The Human Factor,” New York, October 23, p. 120

            “Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker, October 16 & 23, p. 62

            reproduced on p. 63 Zoo, Issue 7, November, p. 248

            Vince Aletti, “Photo Review,” The Village Voice, October 24

            Ken Johnson, “Art Guide,” The New York Times, October 20

            Flaunt Magazine, “Art in the Back,” October, p. 192

            Joyce B Korotkin, “Chris Verene,” NY Arts Magazine, International Edition, October

            Rebecca Cochran, “Chris Verene,” Flash Art, Fall

            Bust Magazine, “Freedom Fighters,” September Victoria

            Pedersen, “Chris Verene,” Paper, September

            Aperture, “Till Death Do Us Part,” introduction by Francine Prose, no.159,

            spring Brittain, David. Vogue

            Hommes International, “Photography,” Spring / Summer

            Elle (Dutch), “Chris Verene / Cheri Nevers,” May

            “Chris Verene / Cheri Nevers,” artist catalogue, Reflex Modern Art: Amsterdam

            A.M. Homes, “American Pie,” Vanity Fair, March


1999     Carol Vogel, “Choosing a Palette of Biennial Artists,” New York Times, December 8

            JDT, “Small-Town Life Revealed,” In Brief

            Simon Says, “The Armory Show 1999,” February, vol.3, issue 6

            Grady T. Turner, “Sexually Explicit Art,” Flash Art, May-June, vol. 33, no. 212

            The Sunday Star-Ledger, “Art Form Still in the Process of Exposing Itself,” May 16

            Emory Magazine, “Prodigal

            Son,” Winter

            BIG, “Heavy Metal,” Winter


1998     Jerry Cullum, “Chris Verene at Vaknin Schwartz,” Artnews, December

            Linda Yablonsky, "Chris Verene, Camera Club," Time Out, New York, June

            Felicia Feaster, “Chris Verene at Paul Morris,” Art in America, October

            Jerry Cullum, “Chris Verene, Galesburg,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, September


1997     Creative Loafing, “Chris Verene,” Cover Story Feature, November

            Felicia Feaster, “On the Edge, Cabbagetown’s Chris Verene Looks into the Soul of the Real World,”

             Creative Loafing, November 29

            Atlanta Journal/Constitution, “Change is in the Air," September 14

            Creative Loafing, "Spare Changes," October

            Creative Loafing, "Post Time at Vaknin Schwartz," October

            Roberta Smith, "The Celluloid Cave," The New York Times, June 27    Village Voice, "Voice Choices: Chris Verene/Robert Beck," June 4

            “To See a World," Georgia Museum of Art

            "Revealing Regionalism," Atlanta Journal/ Constitution, January 17 Review of

            "Revealing Regionalism," Creative Loafing, February 3

            "Revealing Regionalism," Atlanta Magazine, June Art Papers, May/June, July/Aug,



1996     Felicia Feaster, "The Trip to Galesburg," Creative Loafing, April

            Susan Todd-Raque, “Galesburg and Camera Club,” Art Papers


1995     “A Summer to Create”, The Register-Mail, Entertainment, June 29




Dimling Cochran, Rebecca and others. Homeward, Selections from the Wieland Collection. Photograph by Chris Verene. Atlanta: The Wieland Collection, 2017. p. 139, 355. Print. ISBN 978-0-9972492-2-4


Verene, Chris. “Camera Club,” in Desire, ed. Patrick Remy. New York: Prestel/Random House, 2015. pp. 3, 26-32 & back cover. Print. ISBN 978-3-7913-4952-7


Verene, Chris. “Camera Club,” in Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to The Present, ed. Paul Morris and others. New York: Leila Heller Gallery, 2014. pp. 168-169, & back cover. Print.


Verene, Chris and Holstad, Christian. “The Self-Esteem Salon, The Baptism Series” in Live the Art: Fifteen Years of Deitch Projects. ed. Jeffrey Deitch. New York: Rizzoli Publications, 2014. pp. 61-62. Print. ISBN 978-0847836475


Kozloff, Max. The Theater of the Face, Portraiture Since 1900. New York: Phaidon Press, 2008. pp. 61-65. Print. ISBN 978-0810968295




The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Whitney Museum of American Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Walker Art Center

The Jewish Museum

The George Eastman Museum

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum

The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation

The Paul R. Jones Collection

The Museum of Contemporary Photography

The High Museum of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art

Cheekwood Museum

Hartsfield International Airport

The American Photography Institute, New York University

Georgia Museum of Art

The Margulies Collection

The Zabludowicz Collection

The Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Wieland Collection, Atlanta, GA





2009-Present      Postmasters Gallery, New York

2010-Present      Leyendecker Gallery, Tenerife, Spain

2000-Present      Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands


2010-Present      Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark


2009-2012          Kelman-Visser Gallery, Brussels, Belgium





2003-Present      Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA


2000-Present      Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, TX