Michael Kolster

Scott Mill Dam, Lynchburg,

Michael Kolster
Scott Mill Dam, Lynchburg, 2012
Archival pigment print from scanned ambrotype
Edition of 10
32 x 40 inches

Trestle, Madison Heights,

Michael Kolster
Trestle, Madison Heights, 2012
Archival pigment print from scanned ambrotype
Edition of 10
32 x 40 inches

Cove 1, Rice Center, Charles City County,

Michael Kolster
Cove 1, Rice Center, Charles City County, 2012
Unique ambrotype
7 3/8 x 9 3/16 inches
16 x 20 inches mounted

Cove 2, Rice Center, Charles City County,

Michael Kolster
Cove 2, Rice Center, Charles City County, 2012
Unique ambrotype diptych
9 3/16 x 7 3/8 inches each
20 x 26 mounted

Pony Pasture 5,

Michael Kolster
Pony Pasture 5, 2012
Archival pigment print from scanned ambrotype
Edition of 6
40 x 48 inches

Pony Pasture 7,

Michael Kolster
Pony Pasture 7, 2012
Unique ambrotype
7 3/8 x 9 3/16 inches
16 x 20 inches mounted

Percival’s Island 1, Lynchburg,

Michael Kolster
Percival’s Island 1, Lynchburg, 2012
Unique ambrotype
7 3/8 x 9 3/16 inches
16 x 20 mounted

Griffin Pipe Factory, Lynchburg,

Michael Kolster
Griffin Pipe Factory, Lynchburg, 2012
Unique ambrotype triptych
7 3/8 x 9 3/16 inches each
20 x 24 moutned

Boat Launch, Lynchburg,

Michael Kolster
Boat Launch, Lynchburg, 2012
Archival pigment print from scanned ambrotype
Edition of 10
20 x 36 inches

Overlooking Lynchburg, Maddision Heights,

Michael Kolster
Overlooking Lynchburg, Maddision Heights, 2012
Archival pigment print from scanned ambrotype
Edition of 20
20 x 24 inches

Leaning Tree, Rice Center, Charles City County,

Michael Kolster
Leaning Tree, Rice Center, Charles City County, 2012
Archival pigment print from scanned ambrotype
Edition of 10
32 x 40 inches

Tree, Rice Center, Charles City County,

Michael Kolster
Tree, Rice Center, Charles City County, 2012
Archival pigment print from scanned ambrotype
Edition of 10
40 x 48 inches

Education
M.F.A., Photography, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Certificate, Documentary Photography, International Center of Photography, New York
B.A., American Studies, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Select Solo Exhibitions

2014
Proving Ground, Pho Pa Gallery, Portland, Maine

2013
itiswhatitis, Space Gallery, Portland Maine
A River Lost and Found, SRO Gallery, Texas Tech School of Art, Lubbock, TX

2012
Still Life, Schroeder Romero & Shredder Gallery, New York, NY
The James River Project, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
A River Lost and Found, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Down by the River, Tony Hungerford Gallery, College of So. Maryland
Two Rivers, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2009
New Orleans, Muskie School for Public Service, USM, Portland

2008
Dwell, n., Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2007
Flux, Area Gallery, USM, Portland, ME (catalog)

2006
comeandsee, The Map Room, Portland, ME (catalog)

2005
Daily Post Grids, Space Gallery, Portland, ME
Multiples, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2003
Mojave, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

1999
Selections, FVA, San Francisco, CA


Select Group Exhibitions
2014
Making a New Whole: The Art of Collage, University of New England Gallery, Portland, ME
Landscape Today and Tomorrow, LLB Galleries, SUNY Geneseo (Juried)
A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA (Juried)
Scope: The Southern Landscape, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC (Juried)
75 Years of Photography at San Francisco City College, SF Camera Work, CA (Juried)

2013
View Find, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012
Art in the Open, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA (Juried)

2011
Art on Paper National Juried Exhibition, MFA, Circle Gallery, Annapolis (Juried)
ETAL, California Museum of Photography, Riverside (Juried)
The Suburban Challenge, Salem Art Association, Salem, OR (Juried)
Hand+Eye - Curators Choice Gallery, TTL Gallery, Durham NC (catalog, Juried)
Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later, CMCA

2010
Biennial Juried Photography Exhibit 2010, Hopper House, Nyack, NY
Northeast Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
Altered: National Juried Photography Exhibition, UWF, Pensacola
A Personal Landscape, Soo Rye Gallery, Rye, NH

2009
New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
Ordinary Life, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
American Visions Photography, Museum of Anthropology at CSU, Chico
National Photography ‘09, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY

2003
Taking Pictures, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME
Coastal, Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Botanica, Round Room Gallery, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

2002
Maine Coast: Photos and Paintings, Saco Museum, Saco, ME
Botanica, Landau Gallery, Belmont, MA
Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Plugged In, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Art Faculty, Bowdoin College, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

1997
Photo Review Juried Annual, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Three Americans, Z Space, Paris, France


Bibliography
2013
The Daily Post- http://dailypost,bowdoin.edu (ongoing since 2002)

2012
Loupe, Journal of the Photographic Resource Center, Boston
Memorious 18, A Journal of New Verse and Fiction
The Daily Post - http://dailypost.bowdoin.edu (ongoing)

2010
Last Days of the Coliseum, Connecticut Public Television
Consilience, Columbia University, New York

2008
“Dwell, n. at Icon” David Raymond, Art New England, June/July
“He Points, Shoots, Makes a Point” Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram, April

2007
New Orleans Photographs 2005-2006 (catalogue)

2006
Four Projects: The Map Room as an Image-Making Device (catalogue)
“Don’t Forget New Orleans” Beth Brogan, Times Record, Brunswick, ME, October
“comeandsee” Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram, August
“Eye Cartography” Ian Paige, Portland Phoenix, July

2004
“Multiples at Icon” Chris Thompson, Art New England, June/July
“Kolster’s Decisiveness” Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram

1997
Photo Review Annual, Philadelphia, PA

1991
From Here to Now, Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, NY

Select Collections
George Eastman House International Museum, Rochester, NY
The Polaroid Corporation
Richard and Kristina Ford
Andrew Canning and Karen Wells
Andrew Kessler
Macauley Lord and Carol Lestock
Andrea, Russell and Jack Read

Residences and Lectures
2012
Art in the Open Philadelphia, Juried Participating Artist
Residency Fellow, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2011
Public Lecture, University of Richmond, VA
The Androscoggin River: Lost and Found, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

2009
Time and Change Lecture,The Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, NY
Framing Time and Place Conference Lecture, University of Plymouth, UK
New Orleans: Rebuilding an American City, Muskie School, USM

2007
Learning Associate, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Rockwell Visiting Artist The Taft School, Watertown, CT
Artist in Residence, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

2000
Visiting International Artist, Brasil Em Foco, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Employment
Associate Professor of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine