EDUCATION

2010

  • MPS in Digital Photography • School of Visual Arts, NY

2002

  • MFA in Photography
  • Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, NY

1999

  • BFA • Concentration in Photography + Ceramic Sculpture
  • Kansas City Art Institute

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

  • Clearing Space • WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin, Germany

2012

  • Farbreiz – Licht und Farbe im Werk von Raïssa Venables • Kunstverein Speyer, Germany

2011

  • Rendered Visible • Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2010

  • All That Glitters • Galerie Wagner + Partner, Berlin, Germany
  • Raïssa Venables • BAT CampusGalerie, Bayreuth, Germany
  • A New Perspective of Wahnfried • Richard Wagner Museum, Bayreuth, Germany
  • Raïssa Venables • Galería Matthias Hauser, La Coruna, Spain

2009

  • Raïssa Venables Photography • Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Raïssa Venables Fotografie • Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt, Germany
  • Raïssa Venables Fotografie • Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2008

  • Maybe Too Lofty? • Galerie Wagner + Partner, Berlin, Germany

2007

  • Raïssa Venables • Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany
  • Raïssa Venables • Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Niederwall, Germany
  • In the Guest House • Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico, USA
  • Raïssa Venables • Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Raïssa Venables • Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Germany

2006

  • Raïssa Venables: Digitale Fotografien • Kunstverein Ulm, Germany
  • Raïssa Venables: New Works • Galerie Herrmann and Wagner, Berlin, Germany

2005

  • Intimacies • Jersey City Museum, NJ

2004

  • Claustrophobia • Galerie Sphn, Berlin, Germany

2003

  • Opened Rooms and Other Vessels • Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

  • Phenomena ~ The Material Image, The Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2012

  • I am not Interested in Reality, Ausstellung anläßlich des Europäischen Monats der Fotografie, WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin
  • Mittendrin und randvoll mit Kunst. Kunstverein Ulm - 1887 bis heute, Kunstverein Ulm, Germany
  • GOD + Co. • Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2011

  • Breitseite - Im Fokus: Raum • villaMERKEL|BAHNWÄRTERhaus, Esslingen, Germany
  • Things Are Queer: Highlights of the UniCredit Collection, MARTA Herford Museum, Germany
  • Herein!, ART FOYER of the DZ-Bank (Art Collection), Frankfurt, Germany

2010

  • The Adventure of Reality • Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
  • Realism - The Adventure of Reality • Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
  • Realism - The Adventure of Reality • Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
  • Blütezeit: Malerei, Fotografie und Skulptur • Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt, Germany

2009

  • The Inner Eye: Interiors of Contemporary Art • Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
  • Radius: Emerging Artists from Connecticut and Southeastern New York • The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CT
  • One Step Beyond Reality, Galerie Wagner + Partner, Berlin, Germany
  • Times of Prosperity • Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2008

  • The Brand New Deal • Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
  • Real: Selections from the DZ Bank Art Collection • Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Photos and Phantasy: Selections from The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation • Carnegie Art Museum, CA

2007

  • R.A.I.R. Works 40 • 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Roswell Artist-In-Residence Program 40th Anniversary • RMAC, New Mexico
  • The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion – Selections From The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Frozen Moments • Galerie Christa Burger, Munich, Germany

2006

  • Photos and Phantasy • The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles

2004

  • Field of Depth: Landscapes as Metaphor in Emerging Photography • latincollector, NY

2003

  • 0730too: Contemporary Art in Jersey City • Hosted by ProArts and The Jersey City Museum
  • Spirit In The House (with Hiroshi Tachibana) • The Interfaith Center of New York
  • Is/Was • Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Germany

  • Sammlung Knauthe, Berlin
  • Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden
  • DZ-Bank Sammlung, Frankfurt a.M.
  • Städel Museum, Frankfurt a.M
  • British American Tobacco Collection
  • HypoVereinsbank (UniCredit Bank), Munich
  • Kunsthalle in Emden

Switzerland

  • UBS

United States

  • Nelson-Atkins Museum / Hall Family Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jersey City Museum, New Jersey
  • Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, New Mexico
  • Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, Ohio
  • Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles

AWARDS AND HONORS

2012

  • Kansas City Art Institute Distinguished Alumna + Visiting Artist
  • 2010

  • British American Tobacco Exhibition and Catalog Award, Germany
  • 2009

    • Radius: Emerging Artists From Connecticut + Southeastern New York
    • Juried Exhibition sponsored by The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art + The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CT

    2006-2007

    • Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, New Mexico, USA

    2004-2005

    • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC/Workspace 120 Broadway, New York

    2004

    • Galerie Herrmann + Wagner Artist-in-Residence Program, Berlin, Germany
    • Andrew Rhodes Fund for Young Artists, Awarded by the Visual Arts Foundation

    MONOGRAPHS / SOLO EXHIBITION CATALOGS

    2010

    • "Raïssa Venables, BAT CampusGalerie Exhibition", British American Tobacco, Germany. Essay by Ulf Erdmann Ziegler.

    2006

    • "Raïssa Venables", Hatje Cantz Verlag. Essays by Matthias Harder and Monika Machnicki. Interview by Lori Waxman.

    OTHER BOOKS / GROUP PUBLICATIONS

    2012

    • “Corporate Collections”, Conzen, F. and Salié, O. DAAB Publishing, p 109.

    2011

  • “Things Are Queer: Highlights of Art Collection UniCredit”, MARTA Herford Kerber Verlag, p 138-139.
  • 2010

    • "Realismus, Das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit", Essays by Christiane Lange and Nihls Ohlsen. Hirmer Verlag, p 77 & 88.

    2008

    • "The Belnord: One Building, Two Hundred and Thirteen Homes", Julian Calder Publishing, p 50-51.
    • "Real: Photographs from the Collection of the DZ Bank", Hatje Cantz Verlag, Cover, p 112-113

    SELECTED REVIEWS, ARTICLES + PUBLICATIONS

    2015

  • The Kansas City Star - Dana Self - "First rate ‘Phenomena’ group show at Epsten Gallery offers varied world views" Jan 2, 2015.
  • 2014

  • Du Magazin - Peter Gross - "Die Grenzerfahrung" Issue 848, July / August 2014, p 38 - 47.
  • EXBERLINER Magazine - Friday Mickl - "Raïssa Venables - Clearing Space" Issue 127, May 2014, p 46.
  • Berliner Zeitung - Ingeborg Ruthe - "Menschenleere Seelenräume" May 15, Kulturkalender p 7.
  • ELLE (Deutsche) - "Kultur & Menschen: Nicht verpassen" June 2014, p 74.
  • New England Review, Volume 35, Number 1, Cover.
  • WAIT A MO - Tanja Nedwig - "Raissa Venables: Clearing Space" May 10, www.waitamo.de
  • Die Welt - "Weiß gegen die Banalität" May 8 Print + May 10 Online.
  • Bilder Reisen - "Ausstellung: Raïssa Venables: Clearing Space (Berlin)" May 10, Online.
  • Be IN Berlin, May 2014 p 59.
  • NAU NUA Art Magazine - Juan Carlos Romero - "Aerating the Space." April, Online Edition.
  • Brennpunkt: Magazin für Fotograpfie - "Raissa Venables: Clearing Space" Feb 2014, p 12.
  • 2013

  • Le Journal de la Photographie - "Weekend Portfolios: W.M Hunt's Selection 02.02.2013" Feb 2, 2013, Online.
  • 2012

  • Elizabeth Avedon Blog - "RAISSA VENABLES: I'm Not Interested In Reality" Nov 4, 2012.
  • Popular Photography - Debbie Grossman - "Masters of Art: Three Pros Show How It's Done" March, p 58 – 59.
  • 2011

  • Foto Magazine Edition - Manfred Zollner - "Raïssa Venables: Taumeltanz der Perspektive" Summer, p 46 – 49.
  • Festspiel Nachrichten - Ute Eschenbacher - "Tempel der Sinne - Raissa Venables: "Was ewig ist, ist nicht von dieser Welt" August, p 20-22.
  • 2010

    • art - Das Kunstmagazin - Fenna Lübsen / Nadine Hartmann “Gib mir fünf! Tipps der Woche.” Oct 28.
    • Der Tagesspiegel - Simone Reber. “Beim Zahnarzt.” Nov 27.
    • Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten - “Gewölbe-Foto kommt nach Dresden” Oct 29.
    • Nordbayerischer Kurier - Heike Schwandt “Spiel mit der optischen Logik” Oct 23/24, p 11.
    • Kansas City Star - Dana Self "Depth of Field" Aug 15, p F3.
    • Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Willibald Sauerländer. "Wir wollen es Abenteuer nennen" June 14.
    • Nordbayerischer Kurier - Christina Knorz. "Faszinierende Raumkörper" Mar 11, p 22.

    2009

    • ARTnews - Kathryn M. Davis - “Raissa Venables, Klaudia Marr, Santa Fe” Nov, p 121-122.
    • Pasatiempo of The New Mexican - Paul Weideman - “Elevating Spaces ” Jul 31 - Aug 6, p 32-33.
    • Santa Fean - Sardy Marin - “Raissa Venables” June/July, p 51-52.
    • American Art Collector - “The Art Lover’s Guide to Collecting Fine Art in Sante Fe” May, p 75.
    • The: Sante Fe’s Monthly Art Magazine - Guy Cross - “Person of Interest: Raïssa Venables” Feb/Mar.
    • Frankfurter Rundschau - “Im Sog Des Fluchtpunkts" Jan 17-18.
    • Die Welt – Welt Online - A. Hilgenstock - “Kurz-Kritiken" January 9.
    • Weltkunst - "Erhabene Orte." January, p 68.

    2008

    • Taz - "Erhabene Orte" Dec 12, p 25.
    • Berliner Zeitung - "Kunst: Raïssa Venables" Dec 5.
    • PCTV - GG Kopilak. “Pleasantville Connects to the Visual Arts: Raïssa Venables” Oct 18-24.
    • Süddeutschen Zeitung - SZ Galerie-Tipp, Jun 9.
    • Frankfurter Allgmeine Zeitung, Jun 13, p 60.

    2007

    • "Raïssa Venables, Vom Sturz Der Perspektiven" Punkt. Kunst Im Nordwesten. Dec 30, p 23.
    • Klause, D. “Stürzende Perspektiven.” Schon, #13 Winter, P 12.
    • Kern, T. “Extreme Perspektiven & Schräge Farben." Niedergrafschaft/Obergrafschaft, Oct 29, p 18.
    • "Kunst + Kunstverein in Neuenhaus – Abwechslung and Fügung" (CBW) Vechte Kurier, p 10-11.
    • Brillman, R. “Rooms With More Than A View.” Local IQ, Jul 2– Aug 8, p 22.
    • “Wir Sind Alle Ein Bisschen Verloren” Weltkunst, No. 6, June, p 30-32.
    • The: Sante Fe’s Monthly Art Magazine, Jun, p 5.
    • Peschke, M. "Raissa Venables." Photonews, No 5, May, p 18.
    • Kollros, P. "Es Schwankt Der Boden." Südwestpresse, Mar 20.
    • "Wie Reale Räume Unwirklich Erscheinen" (PKO), Südwestpresse, Mar 18.
    • Otto. “Wie In Einem Filmtraum.” Neue Ulmer Zeitung, Mar 21, p 33.
    • Zollner, Manfred. “The Posessed Space.” Phototechnik International, Jan/Feb, p 44-49.
    • Peschke, M. “Unbehagen Im Raum.” Fotoforum, Mar, p 2-3.
    • Borowski, J. “Gut Geknipst.” Financial Times Deutschland, Feb 17, p 3.

    2006

    • “Aktuell Kunst,” Fachzeitschrift Für Zeitgenössische Bildende Kunst, Aug/Oct, p 50.
    • Weickenmeier, A. "In Der Farbe Liegt Der Trost." Literaturen, Jul/Aug, P. 90-91.
    • VOGUE (Deutsch), June, p 112.
    • "Wahnhafte Welten." ELLE (Deutsch), Apr, p 318.
    • "Raissa Venables." Wirtschaftswoche, Mar 20, p 167.
    • “Fremde Welten.” Qvest, No 19, Mar/Apr, p 33.
    • “Das Unheimlich Im Alltag.” Berliner Morgenpost, Mar 9, p 23.
    • Online: www.Kunstaspekte.De Termine: Mar 3.
    • Online: www.Berlinatnight.De Unter: Kunst: Mar 3.
    • TV Production: SWR III, Kulturcafe, Mar 28.

    2005

    • Gordon, A. “On the Town.” The New York Sun, Apr 25. p 24.

    2004

    • Genochio, B. “Three Facets of a Jersey City Jewel.” The New York Times, Feb 6, p 9.
    • Stein, C. “Opened Rooms And Other Vessels.” Photography-Now, Apr 2.
    • Meixner, C. “Der Bewegte Raum.” Berliner Morgenpost, May 15.
    • “Unheimliche Räume.” Berliner Morgenpost, Apr 22, p 23.
    • “Raumportraits.” Berliner Zeitung, No. 94, Apr 22, p 9.
    • “Raumportraits,” Taz Berlin, Apr 28, p 28.
    • “Schönes Spiel Mit Bösen Ängsten.” – Ausstellung Des Monats, Prinz Magazin, Apr 22, p 134.
    • “Surreal.” – Vernissagen, Tagesspiegel, Ticket, Apr 22-28 , p 11.
    • Harley, Lilas. “The Walls Talk – Interview.” EXBERLINER Magazine, June, p 32.

    2003

    • Kirsh, Elisabeth. “Arts Shows: Joseph Nease Gallery 5-Year Retrospective” The Kansas City Star
    • Grimes, Eric. “Space Composed From The Mind’s Eye.” Kansas City Review, Summer, p 103.
    • Trafton, Robin. “Interior Reality.” The Kansas City Star, May 16, p 29-30.

    LECTURES

    • Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
    • Jersey City Museum, NJ
    • Kansas City Art Institute Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series, Kansas City, MO
    • Park West Camera Club, New York, NY
    • Parsons MFA Program, New York, NY
    • Photography and Imaging, New York, NY
    • Pratt College, Brooklyn, NY
    • Professional Women Photographers, New York, NY
    • Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CT
    • Roswell Museum of Contemporary Art, NM
    • School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
    • Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

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