Brian Ulrich’s photographs portraying contemporary consumer culture are held by major museums and private collections such as The Art Institute of Chicago; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Eastman Museum; the J. Paul Getty Museum; Milwaukee Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum of Contemporary Photography; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the North Carolina Museum of Art; the Margulies Collection; the Bidwell Collection; and the Pilara Foundation Collection.
Ulrich has had solo exhibitions at venues such as: the Eastman Museum; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the North Carolina Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Haggerty Museum of Art; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art; the North Carolina Museum of Art; the Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; the Julie Saul Gallery; Galerie f5,6; and the Robert Koch Gallery.
His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art; Pier 24 San Francisco; Art Institute of Chicago; the Walker Art Center; the Museum of Contemporary Photography; the San Diego Museum of Art; the Haifa Museum of Art; the Krannert Art Museum; the New York Public Library; the Carnegie Museum; the Aperture Foundation, among others.
In 2009, Ulrich was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. The Aperture Foundation and the Cleveland Museum of Art collaborated to publish his first major monograph, “Is This Place Great or What”, in 2011, which was later included in The Photobook: A History Volume 3(2014). The Anderson Gallery published the catalog Closeout: Retail, Relics and Ephemera(2013). Aperture also published his work as part of the “MP3: Midwest Photographers Project” in 2006. In 2016 Ulrich received an Imagemaker award from the Society for Photographic Education.
He is currently an Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.
For print sales please contact the Robert Koch Gallery or the artist. All prints are produced by the artist directly from his studio.