June Kelly Gallery

Ming Smith

Born Detroit, MI
Lives and works in New York


Education
B.S., Howard University, Washington, DC

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010 Ming: Photographs: 1977-2010, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2007 Celebration Life: Photography as Fine Art, Pounder-Koné Art Space, Atwater Village, CA
2003 Ming Smith: Ming's Room, curated by Deborah Willis, Rush Arts Gallery, New
   York
Ming Smith: In the Spirit: Invisible Woman, African American Museum in
    Philadelphia, PA
2002 In the Spirit of Jazz, Ming Smith: 30 Year Retrospective, Concourse Gallery, Upper
   Arlington, OH
2001 Ming Smith: In the Spirit of Jazz, Tribes Gallery, New York
Ming’s Room, Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000 Ming, Watt’s Tower Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Ming Smith: in a Minor Key, Crawford and Sloan Gallery, New York
1982 Ming Smith, Eric Turner Salon, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, organized by Roxana
   Marcoci, Curator, Sarah Meister, Curator; and Eva Respini, Associate Curator,
   Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Kamoinge Photographers Group Show: In the Moment, HP Gallery, Calumet Photo,
   New York
2009 Sound: Print: Record: African American, curated by Julie McGee,
   Mechanical Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2008 New York City: In Focus, Bellevue Hospital Center Atrium, New York
16th Annual Exhibition: Creative Destinations 2008 Exhibition of African American
   Art
, Art in the Atrium, Morristown, NJ
2007 BLACK and White on Black, Photographic Gallery, New York
Celebration Life: Photography as Fine Art, Pounder-Koné Art Space, Atwater Village,
   CA
Contemporary Afro-American Photography, Hilliard University Art Museum,
   Lafayette, LA, September 7-December 29
2006 Kamoinge Inc: Black Music from Bebop to Hip Hop, co-curated by Danny Simmons
   and Mark Blackshear, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Harlem Photographers Present Images Dating Back to the Civil Rights Movement,
   Columbia College, Chicago, IL, October 26,
2005 Contemporary Afro-American Photography, Spelman College Museum of Art,
   Atlanta, GA, September 8-December 10
2004 A Century of African American Art: The Paul R. Jones Collection, University Museum,
   University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2003 Generations: An Exhibit of African American Art, curated by Russell A. Murray, Art
   in the Atrium, Morristown, NJ
2002 Original Acts: Photographs of African-American Performers from the Paul R. Jones
   Collection
, curated by Amalia Amaki, Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark,
   DE
Life of the City: An Exhibition in Answer to 2001, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2000 Reflections In Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present, organized
   by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American Identity and
   Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; traveling exhibition,
   catalogue
MOMA2000, organized by Peter Glassi, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1999 Black New York Photographers of the Twentieth Century: Selections from the Schomburg
   Center Collections
, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York
1995 Cultural Images: Sweet Potato Pie, curated by Russell A. Murray, Atrium Gallery,
   Morristown, NJ
1989 Ming Smith, Anthony Barboza, Adger W. Cowans, Robert Hale and Deborah Willis,
   Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York
1984 14 Photographers, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York;
   catalogue
1983 Contemporary Afro-American Photography, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin
   College, OH
1980 Self-Portrait, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, traveled to the Springfield
   Museum of Fine Arts, MA, catalogue
1976 Exposure: Work by Ten Photographers, Creative Artists Public Service Program,
   Columbia University, New York

Public and Corporate Collections
  Museum of Modern Art, New York
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and History, New York
Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
AT&T, New Jersey

Reviews
2003 Jones, Marian, book review, “A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to Present:
   Reflections in Black, The Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers,
   April/May/June,”
2001 Cotter, Holland Cotter, ART IN REVIEW, “Ming Smith: In the Spirit of Jazz,” The
   New York Times
, Friday, February 23
2000 Pagel, David, Art Review, “Ming Smith’s Romantic Photos Capture the Mood
   That Is Jazz,” Los Angeles Times, September 19
Saltz, Jerry, “My Sixth Sense,” Village Voice, April 4, p.69
  1993 Coleman, A.D., “Ming Smith: in a Minor Key.” The Photo Review, spring, 16:2 pp.
   9, 17. [1 b&w by Ming Smith]
Coleman, A.D., “From A.D. Coleman New York,” Photo Metro, The New York
   Observer
, 1;02, March 22

Media
2011 Harris, Thomas Allen, Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the
   Emergence of a People
is a feature length, two-hour documentary and multimedia
   outreach project that explores how African American communities have used
   the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic and cultural
   representations of themselves and their world. Co-produced by Dr. Deborah
   Willis, National PBS broadcast

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