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EDUCATION

2004 MFA, Photography Columbia College Chicago
1996 BFA, Photography University of Akron

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Brian Ulrich: Copia-Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001–11 Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
2013 Brian Ulrich: Copia-Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001–11 North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Close Out—Retail Relics and Ephemera
Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Brian Ulrich: Copia-Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001–11 Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Dark Stores Carl-Schurz-Haus, Freiburg, Germany
2012 Is This Place Great or What, Artifacts and Photographs Julie Saul Gallery
2011 Brian Ulrich: Copia-Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001–11 Cleveland Museum of Art/ Cleveland, OH
2010 Dark Stores, Ghostboxes, Dead Malls Galerie f5, 6 / Munich, Germany
2009 Dark Stores, Ghostboxes, Dead Malls Robert Koch Gallery / San Francisco, CA
Thrift and Dark Stores Julie Saul Gallery / New York, NY
Retail and Dark Stores CEPA Gallery / Buffalo, NY
2008 Copia Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art / Overland Park, KS
Thrift Quality Pictures / Portland, OR
2007 notifbutwhen Mississippi State University / Mississippi State, MS
Melodramas of Consumption University of Illinois / Champaign, IL
Copia Julie Saul Gallery / New York, NY
2006 Copia Museum of Contemporary Art / San Diego, CA
Thrift Rhona Hoffman Gallery / Chicago, IL
Copia Robert Koch Gallery / San Francisco, CA
2005 Shoppers /
12×12: New Artists/New Work
Museum of Contemporary Art / Chicago, IL
2004 Copia Peter Miller Gallery / Chicago, IL
1999 Produce, Protect, Project Millworks Gallery / Akron, OH
1996 Harmony, Dissonance, Harmony Millworks Gallery / Akron, OH

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 ViewFind Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
2013 Behold America! San Diego Museum of Art / MCA San Diego
Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles Ulrich Museum of Art,  Witchita, KS
Suburban Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2012 99 Days Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center
View Find Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
2011 Presence/ Absence North Carolina Museum of Art/ Raleigh, NC
American Psyche Religare Arts Initiative Gallery, New Delhi, India
2010 Open Season Flanders Gallery/Raleigh, NC
Pingyao International Photography Festival Pingyao, China
Made in Chicago, the Bank of America Collection Mona Bismarck Foundation/ Paris, France
John Gossage & Brian Ulrich The Solo Project/ Basel, Switzerland
Road to Nowhere Fotofest Biennial/ Houston, TX
Instruments of Empire, Brian Ulrich and Amy Stein Caption Gallery/ Brooklyn, NY
Versus Hous Projects/ New York, NY
Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 Museum of Fine Arts/ Houston, TX
2009 Grit and Grime, Photographs of Times Square Yancey Richardson Gallery / New York, NY
MP3 II Museum of Contemporary Photography/ Chicago, IL
Summer Reading Jen Bekman Gallery / New York, NY
Contemporary American Portraits Cleveland Museum of Art / Cleveland, OH
Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes Yale School of Architecture/ New Haven, CT
Dystopia Robert Koch Gallery / San Francisco, CA
2008–09 Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes Carnegie Museum of Art/ Pittsburgh, PA
Made in Chicago /
photographs from the LaSalle Bank Collection
Chicago Cultural Center / Chicago, IL
2008 Lost in the Supermarket Armand Bartos Gallery / New York, NY
Revisiting America Bond St. Gallery / Brooklyn, NY
Signs Mt Tremper Arts Festival / Mt. Tremper, NY
About Art: Jason Lazarus and Brian Ulrich City Gallery / Chicago, IL
Variable Capital Bluecoats Arts Centre / Liverpool, UK
Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes Walker Art Center / Minneapolis, MN
Branded and On Display Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art / Scottsdale, AZ
Branded and On Display Tufts University Art Gallery / Medford, MA
Cornucopia: Documenting the Land of Plenty Montserrat College of Art Gallery / MA
Ad | Agency Photographic Resource Center / Boston, MA
2007 Chicagraphy Galerie f5.6 / Munich, Germany
Stalking Surburbia Westport Arts Center / CT
The New American Portrait Jen Bekman Gallery / New York, NY
Photocentric, curated by Lisa Hostetler Minnesota Center for Photography / Minneapolis, MN
Branded and On Display Krannert Art Museum / Champaign, IL
People Buildings and Cars Vermont Center for Photography / Brattleboro, VT
The Field Jamaica Center for Arts / Jamaica, NY
On Death and Dying Galberg Gallery / College of DuPage, IL
2006 Four Freedoms Muhlenberg College / Allentown, PA
MP3, Kelli Connell, Justin Newhall, and Brian Ulrich Museum of Contemporary Photography / Chicago, IL
Point of Purchase Dumbo Arts Center / Brooklyn, NY
tinyvices Spencer Brownstone Gallery / New York, NY
The Armory Show Rhona Hoffman Gallery / New York, NY
Marcia Wood Gallery Palm Beach 3 Contemporary Art Fair / West Palm Beach, FL
Aus Amerika Galerie Lichtblick / Cologne, Germany
Photocentric, curated by Joan Rothfuss Minnesota Center for Photography / Minneapolis, MN
On the Scene: Jessica Rowe, Jason Salavon, and Brian Ulrich Art Institute of Chicago / Chicago, IL
2005 Domestic Disturbance Evanston Art Center / Evanston, IL
The New Chicagoans (Select Media Festival) Iron Studios / Chicago, IL
Photography 2005: Double Exposure The Renaissance Society / Chicago, IL
Servings City Gallery / Chicago, IL
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie Festival d’Arles / Arles, France
Contemporary American Photography Mannheim–Ludwigshafen / Cologne, Germany
Skinless Capital: Neoliberalism & Resistance Opensource Art Gallery / Urbana–Champaign, IL
Other America Exit Art / New York, NY
Manufactured Self Museum of Contemporary Photography / Chicago, IL
2004 Frozen in Light Zolla Lieberman Gallery / Chicago, IL
Unframed First Look Sean Kelly Gallery / New York, NY
17th Annual Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Evanston Art Center / Evanston, IL
Fellowship 2004, juried by Tom Hinson Silver Eye Center for Photography / Pittsburgh, PA
FACT/FICTION, juried by Dawoud Bey Creative Arts Workshop / New Haven, CT
ArtChicago Peter Miller Gallery / Chicago, IL
2003 2003 Center Awards Center for Photographic Arts / Carmel, CA
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Chicago, IL
ArtChicago:Chicago Area Billboard Project Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS

2013 Close Out – Retail Relica and Ephemera Anderson Gallery, VCUarts
Behold America! San Diego Museum of Art
2012 ‘Stephen Dirado’ by Brian Ulrich Canteen Magazine, Issue Eight
Photographs Not Taken Will Steacy, Daylight
Brian Ulrich, Cleveland Museum of Art Matthew Biro/ Artforum
Culture Shock Magnified Rick Woodward/ Wall Street Journal
Photobooks of the Year American Photo Magazine
ISO Magazine Perri Hofmann/ New York University
By Night Exit Magazine, No. 43
Wasteland of Desire Amy Ritchie/ Style Weekly
2011 Is This Place Great or What – monograph Aperture / Cleveland Museum of Art
Conversations With Photographers Joerg Colberg, Silver Rocket Press
Retail Therapy Time Magazine
Light Work Annual 2011 Peter Bacon Hales/ Contact Sheet
2010 Growth Prix Pictet / TeNeues
Contemporary US Photography Wendy Watriss/ European Photography, No. 87
Deleveraging Roger Lowenstein/ NY Times Magazine, July 18
Contemporary US Photography, Vol. 1 Schilt Publishing/ Fotofest 2010
Dispatches From the Brink Jean Dykstra/ Art in America
Requiem voor de mall Vrij Nederland
Brian Ulrich Glen Helfand/ Color Magazine
2009 Contextualizing Consumerism Heather Clarke/ NY Arts Magazine
Shots of Reality Time Out Chicago
The Story – Consumerism As Art Janet Babin/ American Public Media
Interview with Brian Ulrich Abraham Ritchie/ Artslant
Thrift and Dark Stores Vince Aletti/ New Yorker
Recycling the Suburbs Bryan Walsh / Time Magazine
Closed for Business Chicago Tribune Magazine,
Everything Must Go Mother Jones Magazine
2008 Copia at Nerman Museum of Art Kansas City Star
No More Free Bubble Roger Lowenstein / New York Times Magazine
Thrift Vice Magazine
The Gospel of Consumption Jeffrey Kaplan / Orion
Lumpen Magazine: Issue 109 Leah Evans / Lumpen Magazine
Brian Ulrich – Copia Joerg Colberg / YVI Magazine
La Fin De L’Illusion Jeffrey Madrick / Le Monde Magazine
Brian Ulrich: Thrift D La Republicca No. 601
Artist Portfolio Proximity MagazineNo.1
American Seen The American pg 96
Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park
Fear of Fallowing Steven Stoll / Harper’s Magazine
2007 Act of Faith Wim Melis / Noorderlicht
Brian Ulrich: The Tough Go Shopping Richard B. Woodward / ARTnews,
They Walk (Silently) Among You:
The Suburban Photographers
Benjamin Genocchio / The New York Times
A Field Guide to the North American Family Garth Risk Halberg
Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age Robert Hirsch / Focal Press
Time Magazine
The Photo Issue Time Out Chicago
You Are What You Grow The New York Times Magazine
PDN Photo District News
Happiness Mother Jones Magazine
Brian Ulrich Phat Photo (Japan)
Brian Ulrich The New Yorker
Brian Ulrich, Copia The New York Times
Branded and On Display Krannert Art Museum / exhibition catalogue
Ambient Parking Lot Harper’s Magazine
2006–07 Leven in de Aanbieding Jaar Magazine
2006 Still materialism, even when the material is second-hand Alan Artner / Chicago Tribune
Consumer Culture Clash Burt Michaels / New City Chicago
MP3: Midwest Photographers Project: Copia
Aperture / Museum of Contemporary Photography
Brian Ulrich, Robert Koch Gallery Glen Helfand / ArtForum
MP3 Midwestern Photographers’, &
‘Publishing the Photographic Book
Zane Fischer, Mary Virginia Swanson / Photo-Eye Booklist
Seeing & Writing 2 Donald McQuade, Christine McQuade / textbook
Photography Now, juried by Dana Faconti Photography Quarterly
Chicago Tribune Magazine
2005 Leica World
Mouvement Magazine (France)
No. 35
Fotopozytyw Magazine (Poland)
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye Museum of Contemporary Art / exhibition catalogue
2004-08 Adbusters Magazine
2004 Galeria: Brian Ulrich Exklusiv Magazine (Poland) No. 23
frontispiece Photo District News EDU Vol. 3, Issue 2
Sites, 6×6 Series Columbia College, No. 3

GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS

2012 VCUarts Distinguished Achievement in Research Richmond, VA
2010 Artist–In–Residence, Light Work Syracuse, NY
2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship New York
Honorable Mention / Project Competition Center Santa Fe
2007 Wright Auction House Commission Chicago, IL
Photo District News 30 Emerging Photographers nomination by Martin Parr
Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Chicago, IL
2006 Nominee, John Gutmann Fellowship San Francisco, CA
Your Gallery Shortlist, Saatchi Gallery and the Guardian UK
Finalist, Critical Mass 2005
2005 Finalist, Leica Oskar Barnack Award
Community Arts Assistance Grant City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
2004 Finalist, First Book Award, Center for Documentary Studies Duke University
Jurors Award, Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Evanston, IL
Honorable Mention, FACT/FICTION, Creative Arts Workshop New Haven, CT
Honorable Mention, Silver Eye Center for Photography Pittsburgh, PA
2003 Stuart and Iris Baum Grant Chicago, IL
Albert P. Weisman Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL
2002 Jack Jaffe Purchase Award Chicago, IL
2001–02 Follett Fellowship, Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL

COLLECTIONS

Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee, WI
Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, OH
J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, IL
New York Public Library New York, NY
North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Overland Park, KS
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Lincoln, MA
Akron Art Museum Akron, OH
Lightwork Syracuse, NY
LaSalle Bank / Bank of America Chicago, IL
Margulies Collection Miami, FL
Fred and Laura Bidwell Collection Peninsula, OH
Larry Fields Collection Chicago, IL

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

2011- Assistant Professor Virginia Commonwealth University/ Richmond, VA
2006–2011 Part-time Faculty, Photography Instructor School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2004–2011 Adjunct Faculty, Photography Instructor Columbia College / Chicago, IL
2009 Workshop, Digitatography Myers School of Art / Akron, OH
2006 Photography Instructor Minneapolis, College of Art and Design / Minneapolis, MN
2005 Artist-Educator (Photography) Marwen Foundation / Chicago, IL
Artist-Educator (Photography): Arts Camp 2005 Museum of Contemporary Art / Chicago, IL
2004–05 Part-time Faculty/Teaching Artist (Photography) Gallery37 Center for the Arts / Chicago, IL
2003 Photography Instructor Academy of Communications and Technology Charter School / Chicago, IL
Photography Teaching Assistant Columbia College / Chicago, IL
2001–04 Curatorial Assistant Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
2000–01 Part-time Faculty, Photography Instructor University of Akron, School of Art / Akron, OH

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2014 Center for Photography Woodstock Woodstock, NY
Keene College Keene, NH
University of Iowa Iowa City, IO
Haggerty Museum of Art Milwaukee, WI
2013 PhotoQ Bookstore Amsterdam, NL
Antwerp Photography Museum Antwerp, NL
SPE West Regional Conference, Keynote Arcata, CA
Timken Museum of Art San Diego, CA
Anderson Gallery Richmond, VA
Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center Philadelphia, PA
Ulrich Museum of Art Witchita, KS
2012 Filter Photo Festival Chicago, IL
Atlanta Celebrates Photography Atlanta, GA
Stevenson University Baltimore, MD
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
Woodstock Center for Photography Woodstock, NY
Julie Saul Gallery/ Aperture Foundation, w/Penelope Umbrico New York, NY
College Art Association National Conference, Panel Discussion Los Angeles, CA
Griffin Museum of Photography, Panel Discussion Boston, MA
2011 Cleveland Museum of Art, Gallery Talk Cleveland, OH
Scope Miami Miami, FL
SPE National Conference,
 Panel Discussion Atlanta, GA
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Panel Discussion Philadelphia, PA
2010 Herron School of Art and Design Indianapolis, IN
Hyde Park Art Center, Panel Discussion Chicago, IL
Midwest SPE Conference, Panel Discussion Kalamazoo, MI
Chicago Humanities Festival, Panel Discussion Chicago, IL
New York Photo Festival, Aperture Foundation Brooklyn, NY
ArtChicago, Aperture Foundation Chicago, IL
Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL
Hous Projects New York, NY
2009 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
University of Minnesota New York, NY
University of North Texas Denton, TX
Bowling Green State University Toledo, OH
New York Photo Festival New York, NY
Lawrence University Appleton, WI
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
2008 Midwest SPE Conference Cleveland, OH
Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI
Nerman Museum of Art Overland Park, KS
Haggerty Museum of Art, Panel Discussion Milwaukee, WI
Aperture Foundation, Panel Discussion NY
Light Factory Charlotte, NC
2007 Montserrat College of Art Beverly, MA
Myers School of Art, University of Akron Akron, OH
East Tennessee State University TN
The Art Institute of Chicago,
‘Photography in the Digital Age’, Panel Discussion
Chicago, IL
Photoshelter Tour Chicago, IL
Coalition of Photographic Arts Milwaukee, WI
St. Edwards University Austin, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, CA
Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
SPE National Conference Miami, FL
Youngstown State University OH
Aperture Foundation NY, NY
Residency, University of Illinois Champaign, IL
2006 Indiana University Bloomington, IN
San Francisco Art Institute, Lecture w/Bill Owens San Francisco, CA
School of the International Center of Photography New York, NY
New Trier High School Wilmette, IL
Society for Photographic Education Conference Chicago, IL
Minneapolis Center for Photography Minneapolis, MN
2005 Artists Connect: Brian Ulrich connects with Gustave Caillebotte, Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
Domestic Disturbance Panel Discussion Evanston, IL
Influence: Art + Design Panel Discussion Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA
Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, IL
2004–05 Columbia College Chicago, IL
2004 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
Marwen Chicago, IL
Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL
Gallery37 Center for the Arts Chicago, IL

SELECTED FREELANCE ACTIVITIES

2012 NY Times Magazine
Wired Magzine
2011 Time Magazine
New York Times Magazine
2010 Time Magazine
New York Times Style Magazine
2009 New York Times Style Magazine
Fortune
Details
2008 New York Times Magazine
Readymade Magazine
New York Times Style Magazine
Kiplingers Magazine
Craft Magazine
Newsweek
2007 New York Times Magazine
Conde Nast Portfolio
Photo District News
New York Times Style Magazine
2006 Spin Magazine
2005 Seed Magazine
Time Out Chicago
Chicago Magazine
2004–06 WIRED Magazine
2004–05 New York Times Magazine
2004 Computer Arts Magazine
New York Times Magazine