EDUCATION

 

MFA, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

BS, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2018

Radical Lens, Clark Atlanta  University Art Museum, Atlanta, GA

#1960Now, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL

 

2017

#1960Now: Heroes, Victories and Triumphs, The Gallatin Galleries, New York, NY

#1960Now, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA

 

 

2016

#1960Now: Art + Intersections short film,  Afrikana Independent Film Festival, Richmond, VA

#1960Now,  Click Triangle Photography Festival, Durham, NC

#1960Now,  Look3, The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Charlottesville, VA

#1960Now,  Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA

 

2015 

#1960Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA

#1960Now, Mason Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

2013

1960 Who,  Public Art series, ELEVATE Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

 

2014 

Young Americans, Burden of Proof: National Identity and the Legacy of War, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

 

2011

Young Americans, Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC

Girls, Grillz and Dolls: Country Club Projects, Cincinnati, OH

Young Americans, Time Inc, New York, NY

Girls, Grillz and Dolls: Gambling State University, Dunbar Hall Gallery, Gambling, LA

 

2010 

Girls, Grillz and Guns: Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA! 2009 

Girls, Grillz and Dolls: Power House Memphis, Memphis, TN

Young Americans, University of California, Irvine, CA

Young Americans, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

Girls and Dolls: Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

Young Americans, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Young Americans, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Suburbia, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Suburbia, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2020

We Will Walk, Turner Contemporary, London

Southbound:  Photographs of and about the New South, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

temporary, London

2019

The Annenberg Space for Photography, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, Los Angeles, CA

F213, Arc Gallery Studios, San Francisco, CA

 

2018

Southbound:  Photographs of and about the New South,  The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC 

No Fire That No Water Could Put Out | #1960Now, High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

 

2017

More Than a Picture, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC

Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change, ICP,  International Center of Photography Museum New York, NY 

 

2016

Encounters:  Picturing the Campaign for POTUS, NYU Tish, NY

STUMP, (#1960Now), Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, VA

Eastern Illinois University Tarble Arts Center, A Dark Matter, Charleston IL

Framing Beauty, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

#1960Now, The Afrikana Independent Film Festival, Richmond, VA

A Dark Matter, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Black Girl Movement Conference, Picturing Black Girlhood, New York, NY 

 

2015

#1960Now, FluxNightDream2015, Atlanta, GA 

 

2014 

Posing Beauty in African American Culture traveling exhibition:

Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN

Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA

 

2012 

20th Anniversary Celebration of the Nerman Museum's Oppenheimer Collection, Overland, KS

Posing Beauty in African American Culture, Spelman College Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

 

2010

Posing Beauty in African American Culture traveling show, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

 

SELECTED LECTURES

 

2019

 

What Do Pictures Want: The Photographs of Sheila Preee Bright | Keynote Speaker, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA

#UNAPOLOGETIC, Public Memory in the New South Symposium | Keynote Speaker, The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art,

Charleston, SC

 

 

2018

 

AIPAD,  #1960Now: In  conversation with  Alesia Garza (Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter global network) New York, NY  

Art, Atlanta & Activism, Emory University, Atlanta, GA  | Keynote Speaker

Lets March On:  Lee Friedlander, Boston University, Boston MA

SPE 55th Annual Conference | Society for Photographic Education, #1960Now Love Movement, Philadelphia, PA

Imagemaker Award Presenter

Forward the Past: Art, Identity, and the American South, Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College  Jackson, MI 

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Freedom Celebration, #1960Now: Social Justice Movements, Past and Present

 Saint Louis Art Museum  Sanit Louis, MO | Keynote Speaker

No Fire No Water Could Put Out, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

 

2017

Imperial Origins of Radicalized Lives:  From Enslavement to Black Lives Matter, Brown University, Providence, RI | Presenter

#1960Now AIPAD 2O17, The Photography Show, New York, NY

In Conversation with Sheila Pree Bright, ICP, International Center of Photography Museum, New York, NY

#1960Now,  Heroes, Victories, & Triumphs, NYU Gallatin Gallatin Gallery, New York, NY

#1960Now, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA

 

2016

#1960Now, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

‘#!960Now, Democratization of the Image,  panel discussion Sheila Pree Bright, Ed Kashi, Danny Wilcox   Frazier and Fred Ritchie, ICP, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

#1960Now, The Creative Time Summit 2016, Under Siege Washington, DC | Presenter

#1960Now, Click Triangle Photography Festival, Durham, NC

#1960Now, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

American Civil Rights Then and Now, FotoFocus Biennial, Cincinnati, OH

#1960Now, LOOK3, Charlottesville, VA

Black Lives Matter Teach-In, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY  | Keynote Speaker

Aperture at the New School:  Photography and the Politics of Representation, NY

Race Racism, Xenophobia In A Global Context A Campus ‘Teach-In,’ NYU, Florence

(JUST) #SAYHERNAME;  Race and Gender in Social Practice, NYU Tish, New York, NY

Bridging The Gap:  #1960Now, AUC Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA

16th Annual UT Martin Civil Rights Conference Unfinished Business, Martin, TN

 

COMMISSIONS/AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCES

 

2019  PNC Bank & WCLK Honor Atlanta's African American Artistic Community, Atlanta, GA

2018 SPE Imagemaker Award,  Cleveland, OH

2016 Creative Time, Commission, New York, NY 

2016 Campaign for Black Male Achievement Organization, Instagram campaign New York, NY

2016 GM Chevrolet Malibu Commercial, Discover the Unexpected

2015 Proclamation, Atlanta City Council, Atlanta, GA  

2015 FluxNightDream2015, Commission, Atlanta, GA

2014 Museum of Contemporary Art; Working Artist Grant,  Atlanta, GA

2014 Artist Residency, Reginald F Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD

2013 Recipient of Elevate 2013 A Public Art Experience Grant, Atlanta, GA

2012 Recipient of Idea Capital Grant - Project 1960  Atlanta, GA

2012 Delta Sigma Theta Celebration of Women Torch Award, Atlanta, GA 

2010 Save The Art Awards, Greensboro, NC

2009 The Loridans Arts Encouragement Award, Atlanta, GA

2008 Artist-in-Residency: The Mozley Park Project, Atlanta, GA

2008 Aetna Foundation Grant: Artscool, Young Americans Project: Mayor Youth Atlanta, GA

 

 

NOMINATIONS

 

2017 ICP Infinity Awards, New York, NY

2017 Ted Prize, $1 million 

Magnum Foundation Fund, New York, NY

Affinity Awards, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Anonymous Was A Woman

 

 

AUTHOR

#1960Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter Protests,  Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

 

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

 

2018 Beyond Black and White, John Lewis and Danny Lyons, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

2016 Election Day:  Lens Across America

2014 Through a  Lens Darkly:  Black Photographer and the Emergence of a People

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY/BOOKS/CATALOGUES

 

2019

Sheila Pree Bright's Human Rights History Lesson, PDN Online, New York, NY

 

2018

Capturing the Struggle for Racial Equality, Past and Present, New York Times, New York, NY

Decades of The Fight for Equality Ignite A New Generation of Civil Rights Activists, The Daily Beast, New York, NY 

Honoring Those Who Give Their Lives to Fight the Power, in Photos, FeatureShoot.com 

23 authors on Their Solace Reading for Difficult Times, Elle Magazine (US), New York, NY

 

2017

MFON:  Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, Eye & I Inc, New York, NY

PETRIe Magazine, PETRIe Inventory LTD, Hammersmith, London

Katy Donoghue, #1960Now Sheila Pree Bright Asks, What Has Changed? whitewall. art  Magazine, New York, NY

Holland Cotter, ‘Perpetual Revolution’ Shows Artist Shaping Their Times' The New York Times, New York, NY

Rachel Leah,  ‘ Photographer Sheila Pree Bright demonstrates how little has changed in Exhibit #1960Now,’  salon.com,  New York, NY

 

2016

Naima J. Keith, Vision and Justice  online, Sheila Pree Bright in Conversation with Naima J. Keith, Aperture, New York, NY

Kanitra Fletcher, 'No Body's Perfect' Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art, Special Issue:  Black Portraiture [s] The Black Body in the West

Number 38-39, November, Duke University Press,  Durham, NC

Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora, Vol. 121, Harvard University

For Whom It Stands:  The Flag and the American People, Reginald F Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Baltimore, MD

 

2015

Sheila Pree Bright, #1960Now, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

 

2012

Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County  Community College, Overland Park, KS

 

2010

Wolf, Sylvia,  ‘The Digital Eye:  Photographic Art in the Electronic Age,’  Prestel USA

 

2009

Willis, Deborah, Posing Beauty African-American Images from the 1890s to the Present,’ W.W. Norton, New York, NY

 

2008

‘Young Americans, Photographs by Sheila Pree Bright,’  The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Inc at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

‘Sheila Pree Bright’s Young American,’ Art in America vol.10, November, p 198

 

2004 

Willis, Deborah, ‘Black, A Celebration of a Culture,’ Hylas Publish, New York, NY

 

2001

Willis, Deborah, ‘Reflections in Black, A History of Black Photographer 1841 to the Present,’ W.W. Norton, New York, NY

‘Preaching Souls,’Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, Volume 6, No 2, New York, NY 

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, Washington, DC

Oppenheimer Collection: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland, KS

National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA

de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

BET Collection, New York, NY

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Sprint PCS Art Collection, Sprint Corporation, Overland, KS

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford CT

Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

The Paul Jones Collection, Birmingham, AL

Pyramid Peak Foundation, Memphis, TN.

Atlanta, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta GA 

Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA

High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA

King & Spalding Art Collection, Atlanta GA

Lucinda Bunnen Photography, Atlanta, GA

Clark Atlanta University Galleries, Atlanta, GA

Spelman Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Hammond House Museum, Atlanta GA

University of Georgia, Athen, GA