Joel Leivick  Photographer
JOEL LEIVICK

Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Photography
Department of Art & Art History
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2018



EDUCATION

1980 Master of Fine Arts, Yale University
1973 Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, University of California at Santa Cruz

EMPLOYMENT

2001-Present Professor (Teaching), Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University (Department Chair, 2002-2005, 2006-2007)

1981-2001 Senior Lecturer, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University

1986-2000 Curator of Photography, Stanford University Museum of Art (Cantor Arts Center)

1994 Professor of Art, University of Georgia Summer Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy

1983 Lecturer in Photography, Yale University

1980-1981 Instructor in Photography, Filmmaking, and History of Photography, East Tennessee State University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 “Joel Leivick”, Emory University Art Gallery, Atlanta

2008 “In the Garden,” Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco

2001 "Joel Leivick", Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco

2000 "Joel Leivick. Survey: An Artist at Mid-Career", Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

1999 "Joel Leivick", Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, Jacksonville, Florida

1998 "The Marble Quarries of Carrara", Bank of America Building Concourse Gallery, San Francisco

1995 "Joel Leivick: Photographs of Italian Marble Quarries", Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1991 "Carrara and Other Photographs of Italy", T. W. Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University

"Contact Prints 1979-1991", Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

1988 "Images of the Land", William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"Western Landscapes", Ledel Gallery, New York, NY

“Joel Leivick”, Koslow-Rayl Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

"Photographs of Italy", Introductions 1988, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986 “Joel Leivick”, Dancing Man Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

1983 “Joel Leivick”, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA

1982 “Joel Leivick”, T. W. Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University

“Joel Leivick”, Rice University Media Center, Houston, TX

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009 “From Their Studios: Stanford Faculty Exhibition”, Cantor Art Center, Stanford University

2003 "A Decade of Collecting", Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1999 "Tenth Anniversary Exhibition", Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA

1997 "L.A. Current: The Photographers' Perspective", Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California

1996 "Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition", Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1995 "But It Doesn't Match the Couch", Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA

"An Everyday Modernism: The Houses of William Wurster", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Photographs commissioned by SFMOMA)

1994 "Mostra", University of Georgia, Summer Program Exhibition, Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona, Italy

"Photographs", Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

"Focus '94", Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA

"Black and White", The Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

"20th Anniversary Auction Exhibition", Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"Nature/Culture", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1993 "Warm Truths and Cool Deceits: Photographs from the Permanent Collection", Santa Barbara Museum of Art

"Vast Endeavors", Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA

"Recent Acquisitions", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

"Tribute", William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Eye Gallery Benefit Auction, San Francisco

1992 "Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures VII", Fraenkel Gallery. San Francisco, CA

1990 "Curator's Choice", Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA

"Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures V", Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989 "Polaroid 20 x 24", Photographer's Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

1988 "Fine Art Polaroid Photography", Los Angeles Center for Photographic Art, Los Angeles, CA

"National Aperture 3", Winston-Salem, NC

"Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures III", Fraenkel Gallery

"Queer Landscapes", Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"Stairways and Empty Chairs", traveling exhibition curated by Ledel Gallery, New York

1987 "Simple Pleasures: Photographs from the Seagram Collection", Seagram Gallery, New York

"The Courthouse Annex, A Photographic Essay", The Art Museum of Santa Cruz, CA

"Stanford Artists in New York", Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1986 "Selections 3", Photokina '86, Cologne, West Germany

"The Flower Show", Design Center of Los Angeles, (20 x 24 inch Polaroid prints)

"With the Land", Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

1985 "The Carmel Project", 20 x 24 inch Polaroid prints, Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, CA

1984 Faculty Exhibition, T. W. Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University

1983 "Photographs: 1927 to 1983", Selections from the Collection, Stanford University Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS CURATED FOR THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART / CANTOR ARTS CENTER

2001 Wright Morris: Celebration of the Commonplace

2000 John Gutmann: Culture Shock

1996 The Enduring Illusion: Photographs from the Stanford University Museum of Art

1993 Personal Best: The Select Portfolios of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

1990 Barbara Morgan

1989 Photography's Sesquicentennial: Masterpieces from the Stanford Museum Collection

William Carter Photographs

Bill Burke Portraits

1988 Laura Volkerding: Photographs of Workshops

Fay Godwin: Land

1987 Eugène Atget: Photographer of Paris

Paul Strand: Photographs of Mexico

Jakob Lorent: Ruins of the Acropolis

1986 Process and Image: 150 Years of Photographic Method

AWARDS
2012 Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Fall 2012
1980 Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship, Yale University
1979 Ford Foundation Special Projects Grant

PUBLICATIONS
Lost Boat, photographs by Joel Leivick, text by Thomas Grizzard, published privately, 2011
The Star Wizard’s Legacy, Poems by Vasco Popa, photographs of Popa by Joel Leivick,
White Pine Press, Buffalo, NY, 2010
Carrara: The Marble Quarries of Tuscany, Stanford University Press, 1999

"Quarrying Images at Carrara", View Camera: The Journal of Large-Format Photography, March/April 1999

"The Enduring Illusion", exhibition catalogue, Stanford University Museum of Art, January 1996

"A Photographic Sojourn in the Valley of Fantiscritti", In Sight, May 1994

"Portfolio - Carrara Quarry", essay and six photographs, PLACES, Journal of Environmental Design, Winter, 1990


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


Vincent, Stephen, Taking on the Landscape, A View of Work by Joel Leivick, Black & White Magazine, June 2010

Fox, Catherine, Joel Leivick Photographs at Emory’s Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 9, 2009

Baker, Kenneth, Exhibition Review, San Francisco Chronicle, October 4, 2008

Leitch, Alison, Visualizing the Mountain: The Photographer as Ethnographer in the Marble Quarries of Carrara, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, December 2007

Gordon, Richard, "Carrara: Book Review", PhotoMetro, June 2000

"Carrara: Book Review", The Art Newspaper, No.96 (London). October 1999

Sardar, Zahid, "The Houses of William Wurster", San Francisco Examiner Magazine, November 12, 1995

Scanlon, Tom, "Sharing a Vision of the Land", San Jose Mercury News, July 6, 1993

Deragon, Rick, "Unlikely Subjects", Monterey Herald, February 9, 1993

Mozley, Anita V., "Joel Leivick: Carrara and Other Photographs of Italy", Photo Metro, April 1991

Burkhart, Dorothy, " Looking at the Big Picture", San Jose Mercury News, April 5, 1991

Hinton, Susan, "Maneuvers for a Greater Truth", Artweek, February 25, 1989

Exhibition review, Artscene, December 1988

Burkhart, Dorothy, exhibition review, San Jose Mercury News, January 13, 1989

Greer, Suvan, exhibition review, Los Angeles Times, December 23, 1988

Palmer, Rebecca, exhibition review, Artweek, November 21, 1988

Burkhart, Dorothy, exhibition review, San Jose Mercury News, November 22, 1987

Foley, Matthew, "The Courthouse Annex - A Photographic Essay", Prelude Magazine, October 1987

Exhibition review, Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 30, 1987

Bolam, Vicki, "Museum to Sprout from Front Street Jail", Santa Cruz Sun, October 15, 1987

Palmer, Rebecca, "Process and Image at Stanford University", Artweek, May 10, 1986

"How do you use a 200-pound camera? Carefully." San Jose Mercury News, August 25, 1985

"Using a Giant Polaroid", Los Angeles Times, August 11, 1985

Exhibition reviews, Friends of Photography Newsletter, July and August 1985

"Stanford Photographer Goes for the Really Big Picture", Campus Report, June 5, 1985

MAJOR COLLECTIONS

Bank of America Corporation
Canadian Centre for Architecture
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
The Capital Group
Citibank Corporation
Consolidated Freightways
Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center
Hewlett Packard Corporation
Johnson and Higgins, Inc.
Joseph Seagram Corporation
Levi, Strauss and Company
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Pacific Bell
Pacific Telesis Corporate Collection
Polaroid Corporation
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Sterling Library, Yale University
University of California at Santa Cruz
Leonard and Marjorie Vernon Collection
Yale University Art Gallery