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Greta Pratt

Artist CV

Greta Pratt

Norfolk, VA 23508



2005 State University of New York at New Paltz, Intermedia Design, MFA

1984 University of Minnesota, Photography, BFA

Publications: Books

2005 Using History (Gottingen, Germany: Steidl)

1994 In Search of the Corn Queen, Smithsonian National Museum of American Art

Publications: Catalogs

2010 Plains Art Museum, Individual to Icon, Fargo, ND

FotoFest, Road to Nowhere, Houston, TX

2008 Park Avenue Armory, Creative Time, Democracy in America, New York, NY

Contemporary Art Museum Houston, The Old Weird America, Houston, TX

Exhibitions (Solo)

2012 Candela Gallery, Richmond VA: Taking Liberties

2011 Blue Sky Gallery, Seattle WA: Liberty Wavers

2008 Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, Norfolk VA: Greta Pratt–American Identity

2007 Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta GA: Nineteen Lincolns

Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston MA: Greta Pratt

2006 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago IL: Greta Pratt–Using History

Gallery 13, Minneapolis MN: Greta Pratt–History

Exhibitions (Group / Invitational)

2013 RedLine, Denver, CO: The Reality of Fiction


2012 Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York NY: Party Headquarters: Art in the Age of Political Absurdity,

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX: Snail Mail

2011 Nicolaysan Art Museum, Casper WY: Living History, Curator: Lisa Hatchadorian

Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, Norfolk VA: ODU Art Faculty Exhibition

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN: Nineteen Lincolns

2010 Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND: Individual to Icon, Curator: Colleen Sheehy

FotoFest, Houston TX: Road to Nowhere, Curator: Natasha Egan

Galerie SAW, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Bodies in Trouble

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI: Apple Pie: Symbols of Americana

The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh PA: Likeness/Portraits: After the Legacy of Warhol,

2009 Beirut Art Center, Beirut Lebanon: America

Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA: The Old Weird America

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln MA: The Old Weird America

The Historical Society of Washington D.C.: Portraying Lincoln

Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries: ODU Art Faculty Exhibition

2008 Park Avenue Armory, Creative Time, New York, NY: Democracy in America,

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC: selections from the permanent collection

Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX: The Old Weird America, Curator: Toby Kamps

Madden Arts Center, Decatur, IL: Portraying Lincoln: Man of Many Faces

2007 University Art Museum, University at Albany, NY, Mr. President

Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries: ODU Art Faculty Exhibition

2006 MASS MoCA, North Adams MA, Ahistoric Occasion, Curator: Nato Thompson


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art, Washington DC.

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN

Nicolaysan Art Museum, Casper WY

Portland Art Museum, Portland OR

Madison Art Center, Madison WI

Atrium Gallery, Guerrieri University Center, Salisbury MD

Press: Reviews and other writings

2012 Richmond Arts Review, “Her Truth is Ours,” White, David, Nov

The New York Time Lens Blog, Lots of Lincolns, Leland, John, Nov

The Huffington Post, Thirteen Amazing Abe Lincoln Impersonators, Coppelman, Nov

“On Being an Artist and a Mother,” Little Brown

“On Being an Artist and a Mother,” Walker Art


2011 Portland Monthly, CULTUREPHILE: Portland Arts, “Greta Pratt, The Wavers” Adams, July

Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels, Hirsch, Robert, Elsevier’s Focal Press

Remixing the Civil War, Elizabeth Young, Johns Hopkins University Press

Alt Daily “Friday Featured Artist: ODU Photography Professor Greta Pratt,” Alvarado, April


2010 Art in America, “Dispatches From the Brink,” Dykstra, Jean, June

PhotoNews Zeitung Fur Fotografie, “Greta Pratt,” A.G., May

History as Art, Art as History; Contemporary Art and Social Studies Education, Routledge

2009 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, ‘‘Likeness Looks at the Evolution of the Portrait,” Shaw, December

Lebanon Now, “Exploring America; How We See America, How America Sees Itself,” December

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Mattress Factories Likeness Reflects On Artist Visions,” Thomas, October, “Greta Pratt: Jakmile vidím vlajku, dělá se mi zle”, Turek, Pavel

2008 The Virginia Pilot, “Flag A Day,” Annas, June

The Virginia Pilot, “Greta Pratt, American Identity,” Annas, February

2007 The New York Times, “At Mass MoCA, A Carnival of Lost Souls and Masquer,” Glueck, August

Hype, issue 23, “Greta Pratt,” Turek, Pavel

2006 Washington, “Ten Lords-a-Leaping…Nine Abraham Lincolns,” July 5

The Boston Globe, “Blast from the Past”, McQuaid, Kate, June 9

London Times, “Using History,” April

Photo Eye, “Using History,” March

Reuters, “Photographer Snaps America’s Past in Today’s Scenes,” Speigelman, Art, June

Life magazine, “Only In America,” May 28

Minneapolis Star and Tribune, “On the Road, with Camera–and Irony” April 13

Minnesota Public Radio, “Is it Right to Call a Lincoln Impersonator ‘Honest Abe’?” March 22

Popular Photography, ”Greta Pratt”, Grossman, Debbie, February

The Rake, “Desert Island Duffel Greta Pratt,” March

2002 After Image, “Specters of the Ordinary,” Grabner, M., March, 2002.

2001 Photo District News, “In Search of Innocence,” Weaver, Jennifer, May 1

1999 Mother Jones, “History Matters,” Klinkenborg, Verlyn, September

Publications: Photographs

2012 Photo Booth: “Beautiful Tourists,” The New, April

2009 The New York Times, “Playing President”, February 16

2004 Sacres Americains!, Stanger, Ted, Folio documents, Gallimard

2000 American Photography 16, Amilus, Inc.

The New Yorker, “Pastoralia,” Saunders, George, pg. 69, April 3

1999 Mother Jones, “History Matters,” Klinkenborg, Verlyn, pgs. 59–63, September

Le Fil Rouge, Little, Robert, Folio policier, Editions Denoel

1998 American Photography 14, Amilus, Inc.

The New York Times Magazine, “Splice Einstein and Sammy Glick,” Belkin, Lisa, August 23

Spin, “The Blackout Game,” Wilkinson, Alec, pgs. 124–128, August

1997 The New Yorker, “Golem,” pg. 14, March 24

The New York Times Magazine, “The Beauty of Beast Barracks,” Winerip, Michael, cover, October 12

1996 Jacklight Poems, Erdich, Louise, Flamingo Press

1995 The New York Times Magazine, “The Queen of the Green,” Blais, Madeline, pgs. 58–63, March 26

1994 The New York Times Magazine, “Hail Columbia,” pg.12, May 8

The New York Times Magazine, “Can Man,” pg. 22, June 12

1993 The New York Times Magazine, “Young Americans in Prague,” pgs. 70–73, December 12

American Art, “Fairs: A Fixed Point On The Turning Wheel Of Time,” Marling, Karal Ann, spring

1990 The New York Times, “Under Spacious Skies, the Timeless Ritual of State Fairs,” May 5


2007–present Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Assistant Professor of Photography

2006 Rockland Community College, Ramapo, New York

History of Photography

1999–2002 Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Introduction to Photography (darkroom)

1996–1998 International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Instructor of Photography, Beginning Photography, Intermediate Photography,

Advanced Photography (darkroom)

1995–2000 Freelance Documentary Photographer

Clients included The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Spin magazine.

1990–1995 NYC Photo Bureau Chief/Photographer, Reuters News Service, New York, NY

Responsible for coordinating coverage of all international news events in New York City

from the United Nations General Assembly to natural and manmade disasters.