Born 1967 Dayton, Ohio
Lives in Kansas City, MO

Education

1996
MFA, Photography, University of New Mexico

1990
BA, Art History, Davidson College

Select Solo Exhibitions

2011
Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Danville Museum of Fine Art and History, Danville, VA

2007
Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2006
Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

2006
Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT

2004
Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan

2002
Light Factory, Charlotte, NC.

2001
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburg, PA, Fellowship

Select Group Exhibitions

2015
View Find 4, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012
View Find, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011
Nine Visions, Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, VA
At the Water’s Edge, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Archive, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Epilogues 2, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2009
The Heaviest Flower, Colby Caldwell and Elijah Gowin, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO
A River Runs Through Me, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
Pull of Gravity, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
Maggie, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2008
American Photographs, Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan

2007
Act of Faith, Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Holland
Duscubrimientos, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain

2006
Photography Now and The Next 30 Years, Photographic Resources Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
Charlotte Street Foundation Awards, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Selections from the Contemporaries Flat Files, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

2005
Made in Shade, Mace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.

2003
Rocks and Stones, Eugenio de Almeido Foundation, Evora, Portugal, January-March traveling to the Photographic Archives of the City of Lisbon

1999
Some Southern Stories, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

1997
Backyards, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

Biblography
2011
Of Falling and Floating, Tin Roof Press

2009
The Heaviest Flower, Tin Roof Press
Carol McCusker and Mark Berndt, Color Magazine, p. 27-28
Their Cup of Tea, ArtNews, p. 26, February

2008
Maggie, Emmet Gowin and Elijah Gowin, Tin Roof Press, Kansas City

2007
SouixWire interview, July 15, New Yorker, Review of Of Falling and Floating, July 2

2006
Mark Feeney, Big Picture, Small Space, Boston Globe, p. D18, November 17,
Roy Proctor, Water Works, Richmond Times-Dispach, p. H1, H6 October 29, Watering, Vermont Center for Photography, exhibition catalogue

2004
Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 years of Art, ed. Philip Brookman, p. 16, Merrell Publishers.

2003
Rocks and Stones in Photography, ed. Jorge Calado, 2003, IFT Press. Exhibition catalogue for Rocks and Stones, Eugenio de Almeido Foundation, Evora, Portugal, January-March

2002
Shots, Issue 77, p. 3-9, Interview and portfolio, September

2001
Hymnal of Dreams, exhibition catalogue, Robert Mann Gallery, February

1999
The Light Work Annual:Contact Sheet 102
, p. 22-27, Syracuse University,

Select Collections

Corcoran Gallery of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Center for Creative Photography
Princeton University Museum of Art
Michener Museum
Light Work at Syracuse University
Sprint Corporation
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Colby College Museum of Art
Houston Museum of Fine Art
Hallmark Collection
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Capital One
Carnegie Museum of Art

Awards and Honors

2008
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship

2007
Puffin Foundation Grant

2006
Charlotte Street Foundation Award, Kansas City, MO

2000
Fellowship 2000, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburg, PA

1998
Light Work Residency Grant, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Elijah Gowin uses photography to speak about ritual, landscape and memory.  He was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1967 and received his MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. His photographs are in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography, among others.  His awards include the John S. Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 as well as grants from the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Puffin Foundation.  He founded Tin Roof Press to publish his books on art and photography including “Maggie”  in 2009 and his monograph “Of Falling and Floating” in 2011.  Presently, he is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he directs photographic studies.  Gowin is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery, New York .

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