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Vince Leo                                              





Maintaining Sanity, (group) Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York, 2020


Remembered As A Blessing

Jewish Community Center, St. Paul, MN, 2019                                                  

congregation Beth Jacob, Mendota Heights, MN 2018


Instagram and the Artist Studio, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, 2018


Round-tripping, Centre for Curatorial Studies/, Bard College, New York, 2015


The Book In Extremis (group), MCAD Gallery, June 2015


Ordinarily Here (group)

Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, June 2010


For Daniel Pink (group)_

Vega Estates, Chicago, September 2009


Two Rabbits (solo)

Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud University, November, 2008


WorkBook (group)

“Two Workbooks,” Katherine E Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, June 2008


Relative Closeness (group)

“Foxtrot for Three,” Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Il, June 2007


Family Diaries (group)

 "Foxtrot for Three," Rockford Art Center, Midwest Photographers Project, Rockford Il September, 2005


Midwest Photographers Project, participant, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago (2004-2005)


Three Stories From Little America,

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, solo exhibition, December-February, 2003


"Two Women"

Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, April, 2001


Slow Attention

Joachim Brohm and Vince Leo

Projectraum Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 1999



Vince Leo, Melba Price, and Bruce Tapola

Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1996


Book Ends and Odd Books

(group) Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada, 1993


Family Matters: An Exhibition of Works by Vince Leo, Sally Mann, Philip-Lorca diCorcica, and Melissa Shook,

Northlight Gallery, Tempe, Arizona, 1993


The Invention of Childhood (group) Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI,1992

"S&L: Transactions in the Post-Industrial Era"

(group), Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Arts Institute, 1991


Reframing the Family

(group), Artists Space, New York, NY, 1991


Public Photographs

(group), Camera Austria International Symposium on Photography, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, 1991


Clear and Present Danger: Censorship in an Age of Intolerance

Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, MN, 1991


Birthday (slide/sound installation)

Film in the Cities, Minneapolis, MN, 1988

C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987



The Modern Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (solo), 1986


The Family: Tradition/Transition

(group), Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis MN, 1985


Seven from Columbus

 Wexner Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1984


Two Picture Pictures

Ten on Eight, New York, NY (solo), 1979


Masks Polaroids of Masks by Kerry Schuss

(group) Visiting Artist Collaborative, New York, NY, 1978




Remembered as a Blessing: visitation Stones in Jewish Cemeteries

MW Editions, New York, 2023

Three Canons 

Self-published artist book, 2021


We Make Things

Self-published artist book, 2011


Timetable Project: National Association of Artists Organizations

Commissioned artist project, 1991


Timetable Project: First Banks (Mao Prints Kept over Objections)

Commissioned artist project

First Bank System, 1990


Glass/Serra Installation

Wexner Center for the Visual Arts,

limited edition artist book, 1987




“First Encounters,” catalog essay, Two Rivers: Alec Soth and Joachim Brohm, NRW Forumn, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2019


Little Brown Mushroom Blog

“Honor Roll: PBS NewsHour,” review, 2013

“Lebensmittel by Michael Schmidt,” review, 2013

“Elementary Calculus by J. Carrier,” review, 2012

“Found Photos in Detroit by Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese” review, 2012


“The Heart of It All,” Introduction, Ohio, Joachim Brohm, Steidl Books, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2010


"A Tabletop Beyond Control is a World Beyond Desire,” catalog essay, Water Being Water, David Goldes, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2005


“Daydream #9,” Spectra Journal, Museum Computer Network, March 2001


“Lake Street USA: Stories and Moments,” Walker Arts Center, Gallery 9, 2000


“Making Histories,” catalog essay for Dorit Cypes exhibition Angel of Histories, University of California, Riverside, 2000


 “William Wegman at the Gates of Eden,” catalog essay, Isetan Muyseum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1997

reprinted in On the Banal, On the Comic, and On the Tragic, Encontros da Imagem, Madrid, Spain, 1998


"Robert Frank: From Compromise to Collaboration," Parkett, Number 42, 1994



"JoAnn Verburg," October, 1994

"Robert Frank's The Americans," June, 1994

"Vince Leo on Full Disclosure," March, 1994

"I Wuv You," October, 1993

"Stuart Mead at Riflesport," January, 1993



"Neighbourhood Watch: Vince Leo on the Politics of Visual Space," March, 1996

"Playing for Keeps, Vince Leo on POGs," November, 1995

"Say Cheese,” Vince Leo on Polaroid's New Talking Camera," June, 1995



"Born under a Visual Sign," May, 1996

"Listening to Avedon," November, 1995

"At Work in the Fields of the Bomb," book review.  May, 1988

"Being Frank," review of assorted publications surrounding Robert Frank.  Sept., 1986

"How German Is It?," photo-essay.  December, 1985.

"The Mushroom Cloud Photograph: From Fact to Symbol," essay. Summer, 1985.

"After the Fact: The Work of James Friedman," review.  May, 1985.

"Social Graces" by Larry Fink, book review.  January, 1985


Here + Now, “The New Patronage,” The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, 1996


Camera Austria

"Written on the Wind: Rethinking the Photographic Network," Spring Issue, 1992

"Interview with Jonathan Greene," (reprint) translated to German.  #22, 1986


Edward Hopper and American Photography

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (illustrated catalogue essay)



Online project:"Teletimetable: An Interactive History of Telecommunications Culture," interactive online timetable, April, 1991



--"It Has to Be Right: An Interview With Evelyn Raymond," June, 1993                              --"An Interview with Dorit Cypis." March, 1990


--"Opposition, Intervention, and Photography: An Interview with Abigail Solomon Godeau."  December, 1987



--"On the History of the Involvement of the Federal Government in the Arts."  May, 1990

--"Vince Leo on Kids' Books."  Summer, 1990

--Material Culture, column.  1988



--"Amber Waves of Grain."  April, 1989

--"Christopher Makos."  November, 1988

--"Deborah Bright/Jeff Weiss."  January, 1988


Joachim Brohm: Photographs

"Acts of Allegiance," catalog introduction, Siemens Company, Munich, 1991


"A Critical Interview with Jonathan Green," interview.  Exposure Magazine, Spring, 1985.




“Digital Frontiers,” lecture, Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis, July 2011


"Diane Arbus: From Shutterbug to Superstar," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2006


“Parables of the Index: Religious Experience in Twentieth Century Photography,” paper, Symposium for Liberal Arts in Education, New York, 2001


“My Favorite Maybes,” Visiting Artist Lecture,

California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, 2001

Otis School of Art, Los Angeles, 2001


“Christian Iconography in 20th Century Photography,”

paper, College Art Association Annual conference, Chicago, February, 2001


“The Photographic Nude in Context,”

Minneapolis Institute of Art, December 2000


“Man Ray: Invention and Ideology,”

Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, May 2000


“Minor White: Photography, Spirit, and the Real World,”

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN 1999


“Allan Sekula: Ten Stories,”

Hochscule fur Grafik and Buchunst, Leipzig, Germany, 1998


"The Photography of Desire: Group F 64 and the Politics of Purity"

Society of Photographic Education National Convention, Atlanta, GA, 1995

Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN, 1994


"The Assimilationists"

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1993

Focus Conference, Dortmund, Germany, 1993


"Written on the Wind: Rethinking the Photographic Network"

Camera Austria, Graz, Austria, 1991

Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN, 1992

New York University, New York, NY, 1992


"Rereading Minor White"

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, 1987


"Berenice Abbott and the Forces of History"

keynote address, College of Arts Symposium, Ohio State University, 1986


"The Mushroom Cloud Photograph: Terror and Identification"  Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 1985


"The Cloud at the End of the World: Mushroom Cloud Photographs and the New Apocalypse"

University Gallery, Ohio State University, 1985





Kristian Wilson,, International finance and Contemporary Art, Business BVI, 2015


Susannah Schouweller, “Ordinarily Here,” MNPost, July 19, 2010


Jay Gabler, “Ordinarilly Here,” Twin Cities Daily Planet, June 14, 2010


Mary Abbe, “Inward and Outward, McKnight Photographers,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, Nov 28, 2003


Doug Hanson, “Go Forth and Prosper,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 10, 2003


Michael Fallon, “Once Upon a Time in America,” City Pages Weekly, December 25, 2002


Abigail Solomon Godeau,” Photography After Art Photography," in

Photography At the Dock, University of Minnesota Press (illustration), 1991;

Art After Modernism: Rethinking  Representation, The New Museum, 1985


Mike Gunderloy, "Timetable Project: NAAO," Factsheet Five, Jan. 1991


"Timetable Project: NAAO," review, Umbrella , 1991


"Timetable Project: First Banks," review, Umbrella, summer, 1990


Mason Riddle, "Timetable Project: First Banks" Arts, January, 1990


Michael Karp, "Corporate Art," The Journal of Art, January, 1990


Robert Atkins, "Mau-mauing Mao," Village Voice,  Aug. 8, 1990


Nancy Princenthal, "Artists Bookbeat," The Print Collectors Newsletter, September, 1990

Roslyn Bernstein, "Timetable Project," Contemporanea, Oct, 1990


Jeremiah Creedon, "Facelifts on the Face of History" In These Times, July 5, 1990


Stuart Klawans, "American Notes," London Times Literary Supplement, Oct. 6, 1990


Steven Durland, "Timetable Project," High Performance, Fall, 1990


David Skarjune, "Making Meaning" New North Artscape, Fall (review of "Recaption/Recontext"), 1989


Nancy Roth, "Home Cooked," Artpaper, April (review of "Birthday"), 1988




Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship (Photography) 2018, 1998


Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant, 2003


McKnight Foundation Fellowship (Photography), 2002/03, 1989


Dayton Hudson Foundation/Center for Arts Criticism Critic's Travel Grant, 1992


Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship, 1991


Jerome Foundation Grant for Individual Artists (Photography), 1989


Professional Development Award, Ohio Arts Council, 1986


Individual Artist Fellowship (criticism), Ohio Arts Council, 1985


Individual Artist Fellowship (photography),  Ohio Arts Council, 1985


Individual Artist Fellowship (criticism), Ohio Arts Council, 1984



Minneapolis Institute of Art, Houston Museum of Art, The Weisman Museum, Walker Art Center, Biblioteque Nationale, Museum of Modern Art (New York), Banff Center for the Arts, Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art










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