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Gary Duehr has been chosen as a Best Emerging Artist in New England by the International Association of Art Critics, and he has received an Artist Grant in photography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His work has been featured in museums and galleries including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; MOMA PS 1, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, as well as exhibitions in Tokyo, Venice, Stockhom, London and Barcelona. Past awards include grants from the LEF Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

His public artworks include a video artwork for the Canadian subway system; a photo installation funded by the Visible Republic program of New England Foundation for the Arts, and a commission from the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority) for a permanent photo installation at North Station.

Duehr has written about the arts for journals including ArtScope, Art New England, Art on Paper, Communication Arts, Frieze, and Public Culture. Currently he manages Bromfield Gallery in Boston's South End.





Recent Solo Exhibitions/ Two- to Four-Person Exhibitions

Davis Museum, Barcelona, Spain, Relics, 2018
Unorthodox, New York, NY, F the Art World, 2018
Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, Other Places, 2018
StoveFactory Gallery, Charlestown, MA, SORRY, 2018
Gallery 175, Pawtucket, MA, Arena, 2017
Stove Factory Gallery, Boston, MA, Transit, 2017
Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, Booth, 2017
Friend Smithsonian Museum, Somerville, MA, Soft Cities, 2017
Lens Gallery, Boston, MA, Unknown Suspects, 2016
Tad Gallery, Denton, TX, A Small Number, 2016
StoveFactory Gallery, Charlestown, MA, Arena, 2016
Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, Inventing 3D Landscapes, 2016
Nave Annex Gallery, Somerville, MA, The Last Saints of Somerville, 2015
Room 83 Spring Gallery, Watertown, MA, The Museum Show, 2015
FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA, In Passing, 2015
ArtSpace, Maynard, MA, In Passing, 2015
Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA Sleep Cycle, 2014
Inside Out Gallery, Somerville, MA, Soft Cities, 2014
Howard Art Project, Boston, MA, Closed Circuit, 2014
Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, Soft Cities, 2013
Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, No Man's Land, 2012
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, Surveillance, 2011
Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, From the Second Story, 2011
NK Gallery, Boston, MA, Erasures, 2010
SPACELab, Cleveland, OH, Cell, 2008
Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA, 2008
301 Gallery, Montserrat College, Beverly, MA, Quartet, 2008

Recent Group Exhibitions
A.D. Gallery, UNC, Pembroke, NC, Empathy, 2018
Red West Art, Steamboat Springs, CO, Questions on America, 2018
Specto Art Space, Bridgewater, VA, HOME: Absence or Essence, 2018
CICA Museum, Seoul, Korea, Objectified, 2018
MU Gallery, Fargo, ND, State of the Union, 2018
BAC, Brookline, MA, Red, White and Blue, 2018
Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, Gray Area, 2018
Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Decisive Moment, 2017
Loosenart, Rome, Italy, Smoke City, 2017
Savage Gallery, Amherst, MA, HOME, 2017
LA Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, Snap to Grid, 2017
Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY, Et Tu, Brute?, 2017
Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece, Travel, 2017
Clark University, Worcester, MA, Home: Self, Spirit, Space, 2017
Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, Il, Property, 2017
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan, IN, Mapping and Borders, 2017
Hoyt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Pain, 2017
Armory Gallery, Somerville, MA, Signage, 2017
1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 2017
Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, Create/Change, 2017
Atlantic Gallery, Boston, MA, Biennial Project, 2017
Art-Map, Braga, Portgugal, Invitational, 2017
Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA, LINE, 2017
Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 99/1, 2017
Artspace, New Haven, CT, Project Room, 2017
A-Space, Philadelphia, PA, Selfies for Survival, 2017
Popup, 89 Avenue C, Inauguration Day, New York, NY, 2017
Migrations, Tacoma, WA, 2017
CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, South Korea, Objectified, 2017
Sacred Gallery, New York, NY, Trumpocalypse, 2017
K&P Gallery, New York, NY, Invitational, 2017
Metro Pictures, New York, NY, Postcards from the Edge, 2017
Galleri Norrsken, Stockholm, Sweden, Capture the Moment!, 2017
Metro Pictures, New York, NY, Postcards from the Edge, 2017
Galleri Norrsken, Stockholm, Sweden, Capture the Moment!, 2017
Atelier Alen, Munich, Germany, Out of the City, 2016
Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, Typecast, 2016
Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, Blueprints, 2016
Ph21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, Moments, 2016
SITE, Brooklyn, NY, Drawing Lines Across Mediums, 2016
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN, Seeking Location, 2016
No Show Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, Invitational, 2016
1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Street Scapes, 2016
Carr Center, Detroit, MI, Picturing Roschach, 2016
Printmaking Center of NJ, Branchburg, NJ, Election, 2016
35 Artspace, Portsmouth, NH, On the Map, 2016
Complex Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Tell Me a Story, 2016
Clark University, Worcester, MA, Home, 2016
Stonehill College, Easton, MA, Timber!, 2016
Montserrat College, Beverly, MA, Inspired Views, 2016
Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA, Boston Biennial, 2016
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Biennial, 2016
Curry College, Milton, MA, Text Image, 2016
Satellite Collective, New York, NY, Telephone, 2015
Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA, Bedtime Stories, 2015
Project Gallery, Toronto, CA, Delta: The Difference, 2015
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, In Sight, 2015
Nave Annex Gallery, Somerville, MA, Survey Without Surveillance, 2015
Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Word and Image, 2015
MOMA PS 1, Queens, NY, Art Amnesty, 2014
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Drowning in a Sea of Information, 2014
Temporary Solution, Jacksonville, FL, invitational, 2014
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, Five by Five, 2014
New Haven Museum, New Haven, CT, Value Systems, 2014
Untitled Prints, Detroit, MI, invitational, 2014
Satellite Collective, Telephone, New York, NY, 2014
Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, Ireland, Circulation, 2013
Bienneale Project, Venice, Italy, ArtVenice, 2013
Davis Museum, Barcelona, Spain, invitational, 2013
Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, Pop Explosion, 2013
Tokarska Gallery, London, England, Cities, 2013
The Loft, Easthampton, MA, The Laboratory, 2013
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, Snap to Grid, 2013
Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 3D Small Works, 2013
Tad Gallery, Denton, TX, Parallel Moments, 2013
Long Hall Gallery, Worcester, MA, Alarm; Alarm, 2013
Culture Center, Kumanovo, Macedonia, Streets, 2013
Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, Black Ink, 2013
SQUARE, Cervignano, Italy, Soft Cities, 2012
CRG Gallery, New York, NY, Visual Aids, 2012
Bronx ArtSpace, Bronx, NY, Interior View, 2012
Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, Alternative Processes, 2012
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, Palimpsest, 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, Eraserhood, 2012
Papergirl Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, Invitational, 2012
TransCultural Exchange, Toronto, CA, Destination: The World, 2012
Samson Gallery, Boston, MA, Chain Letter, 2012
Index Gallery, Newark, NJ, See, I'm Not Paranoid, 2012
Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RI,  Invitational, 2012
BAU Gallery, Hudson, NY, Apocalypse, 2012
Industria Studios, Tucson, AZ, Mirror, Myself, 2012
Gallery 259, Boston, MA, Invitational, 2012

CRG Gallery, New York, NY, Visual Aids, 2011
Industria Gallery, Tuscon, AZ, Mirror, Myself, 2011
Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 60x60, 2011
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 9-11, 2011
Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, CCTV, 2011
Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy, Drawing Connections, 2011
Public Space One, Iowa City, IA, Elsewhere, 2011
Stoop Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Art and Science, 2011
Freyberger Gallery, Penn State, Reading, PA, 9-11, 2011
Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, Alternative Processes, 2011
Katzen Art Center, American University, Brainstormers, 2011
Root Division, San Francisco, CA, Security, 2010
WORK Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, I Heart Art, 2010
Vox Novus, Udine, Italy, 60x60, 2010
Samson Projects, Boston, MA, Proof of Purchase, 2010
CRG Gallery, New York, NY, Visual Aids, 2010
Schiltkamp Gallery, Worcester, MA, Alchemy, 2010
Curry College, Milton, MA, Seeing Science, 2010
Rochester Art Center, Rochester, NY, You Asked For It, 2010
Alternate Currents, Boston, MA, Concrete and Steel, 2010
Clark University, Worcester, MA Alchemy: Art and Science, 2010
Mobius, Signs of Our Times, Boston, MA, 2010
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Troubling Reality, 2010
Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA, Riders on the Train, 2009
Under Minerva, Brooklyn, NY, Is This Recyclable?, 2009
Athica, Athens, GA, Free Press in Free Fall, 2009
Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA, Riders on the Train, 2009
Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Guilty Pleasures, 2009
Third Ward Gallery, New York, NY, Sex Cells, 2009
Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, Tabula Rasa, 2009
Joseph Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA, Drawing Project 10, 2009
Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, Home, 2009
Armory Gallery, Somerville, MA, Art Start, 2009
ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard, MA, Edge, 2009
Glovebox, Boston, MA, Rescue, 2009
Gallery 1581, Boston, MA, Inside Out, 2009
Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, Alphabet Project, 2009
Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY, Teeny Tiny Show, 2008
Parachute Gallery, New Haven, CT, Family Business, 2008
AC Art Gallery, Boston, MA, Small Craft Warnings, 2008
Providence Art Windows, Providence, MA, You Are Here, 2008
Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, On the Street, 2008
Gallery XIV, Boston, MA, a politic, 2008
Mount Ida College, Boston, MA, Wild Life, 2008
ReconnectUS, Providence, RI, Experiencing the War in Iraq, 2008
Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT, group invitational, 2008

Public Art

Hazards of Modern Living, Sidewall Project, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015.
A large mural in the form of a yellow-on-black, industrial warning sign.

SORRY. Switchbox Project, Somerville, MA, 2015.
A painted apology, red letters on white, in a main intersection.

SORRY, “Appearances,” Provincetown, MA, 2015.
Cast in ice, embedded in the ground, a one-word apology for the past winter.

SORRY. Toronto, Vancouver, and throughout Canada, 2014.
Displayed on TV monitors in the subway system, malls and offices, photos with text from the series SORRY, which apologizes for personal and cultural transgressions.

YOU ARE HERE, “Appearances,” Provincetown, MA, 2014.
Enlarged map icons cast in dirt, birdseed and sand, which comment ironically on being present in a mindful way—free of GPS and MapQuest.

Sleep Cycle, Energy Necklace, Boston, MA, 2014.
Three sculptural cement pillows with haiku-like text that comments on solitude and identity.

Phone Fossil, Phone Box Art Project, Somerville, MA, 2013. Plaster cast of a vintage phone in an abandoned Verizon phone box.

In the Field, Chicago Billboard Art Project, Chicago, IL, 2011. Large-scale photo displayed on digital billboard for one week beside Dan Ryan Expressway.

Hazards of Modern Living, Boston Harbor Shipyard, ongoing.
Fabricated from aluminum to simulate industrial warning signs, "Hazards of Modern Living" comments on the culture of fear in the post-9/11 era.

OceanSky Ladder, Boynton, FL, 2010-2011.
A site-specific installation, this photo-sculpture recreates the vibrant color scale of the Florida Coast—from gritty beach to azure sky—in glossy photo panels framed by an aluminum ladder.

Currents, North Station, Boston, MA, 2005 (permanent installation).
Commissioned by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, Currents is a series of 200 photo-panels of harbor scenes, in sepia on aluminum, which animate when viewed from a passing bus.

What Is the Point?, Harbor Point, Boston, MA, 2005.
100 signs erected in clusters throughout the Point, featuring visuals and poems by Point residents, created in community workshops. Sponsored by UMass Boston.

Gallery Affiliations/ Permanent Collections

Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA
Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RI, flat files
ArtSpace, New Haven, CT, flat files
Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY, flat files
Tufts University, Boston, MA, collection
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, collection
Chatahootchee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, LA, collection

Related Experience

Visual arts critic and contributor to journals including ArtScope, Art New England, Art on Paper, Frieze, Public Culture and Communication Arts.

Cofounder and codirector of Invisible Cities Group, which creates large-scale outdoor performances combining performance with installations of visual art.

Gallery Manager, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA.


International Association of Art Critics, Emerging Artist
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Artist Grant (photography)
National Endowment for the Arts (poetry)
New England Foundation for the Arts/ Visible Republic grant (public art)
Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority commission (public art)
LEF Foundation grant (photography)
Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship (poetry)


Visiting Artist, Harvard University
Visiting Artist, Instructor, Tufts University
Instructor, Boston University
Visiting Artist, Wheelock College
Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Art
Visiting Artist, School of the Museum of Fine Arts


Southern Illinois University, B.A., Photography
University of Iowa, Intermedia Workshop, graduate studies
University of Iowa, M.F.A., Poetry, Writers' Workshop