Fiona Gardner

Fiona Gardner is an artist and photographer based in New York. She received a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 1999, studied at the New England School of Photography, and graduated with an MFA in photography from Columbia in 2004. Her work focuses on women and performance in constructed environments. She has exhibited in group shows in New York and internationally.
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Note: I am actively seeking former Miss Subways to photograph for a forthcoming book. Please contact me if you know anyone who might be interested.


RECENT PUBLICATION

"Miss Subways" portfolio in the New York Times City Section
– The Art of Buying Art: An Insider's guide to Collecting Contemporary Art by Page West


EDUCATION

2002–2004
Columbia University, New York, NY
MFA in Photography; recipient of the Agnes Martin Award for Outstanding Work in the Graduate Arts Program

1999–2001
New England School of Photography, Boston MA
Course work in color photography and printing

1995–1999
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
BFA in Painting, cum laude

1998–1999
Semester abroad program at Nottingham Trent University, England; course work in large-format photography, painting, and contemporary European Art

1998
Winter Session Program in Rome; course work in art history and history of Rome


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2009
The Fountainhead Residency Artist Fellowship
The Atlantic Center for the Arts Artist Fellowship with Rineke Dijkstra

2003
Agnes Martin Award for Outstanding Work in the Graduate Arts Program, Columbia University

2003
Vermont Studio Center Artist Fellowship


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
Meet Miss Subways, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Meet Miss Subways, The City Reliquary, Brooklyn NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007
En Plein Air RELOADED, Black & White Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Young American Artists of Today, Bergen County Museum of Art, NJ

2005
Young American Artists of Today, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
Scope New York Art Fair (Black and White Gallery)

2004
Buy It Now, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Scope Miami Art Fair, represented by Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Homemade World, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
White Space, W Hotels, San Francisco, Chicago, New York (includes work by Adam Fuss, Jack Pierson, and Cindy Sherman)
Unframed First Look, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (Jurors: Adam Fuss, Jack Pierson, Cindy Sherman)
Columbia MFA Thesis Show, Columbia University, New York, NY

2003
Lordship and Bondage, The Nieman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
One Enemy versus 25 millions of friends, Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany
Faking The Real, The Nieman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2002
Snap, Emanuel College Gallery, Boston, MA
National Juried Competition, Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ (Juror: Maria-Christina Villasenor, curator, Guggenheim Museum)
CAA Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
Re-figured, South Shore Art Center, Boston, MA

2001
Bare, Harbor Gallery, Boston, MA
The Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
Between Lines, Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, Boston, MA
Circle, Cycle, Delta, Zymix Gallery, Boston, MA

Website: Project Projects with Siesta