marla sweeney



MFA in Photography, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
Master’s Class in Photography, Bard College, Annandale-on- Hudson, NY
BA in Film and Cultural Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008       Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
2007       Galerie Image, Aarhus, Denmark
2006       Nine Gallery, Portland, OR
2003       Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2002       Encontros da Imagem 2002, Braga, Portugal
2002       Fotofest 2002, Houston, TX
2001       International Fototage 2001, Herten, Germany
2001       Abilene Center for Contemporary Art, Abilene, TX
2000       Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2000       Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
2000       Nine Gallery, Portland, OR
1999       Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
1997       Projex Gallery, Austin, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008       As it Happens: Recent Artists-in-Residence at Light Work, Robert B. Menschel                Photography Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2008       ARTWALK NY, New York, NY
2007       Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography from the George                Eastman House Collection, Traveling Exhibition
               Pensacola Museum of Art, FL
               Monterey Museum of Art, CA
               Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
2007       ARTWALK NY, New York, NY
2007       Childhood, Kaunas Photo Days 2007, Kaunas, Lithuania
2005       Place-Photographs of Environment and Community, Harry Ransom
               Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
2004       Pool Party, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2003       Here and There, Gallery Sink, Denver, CO
2002       Social Landscape, Gallery Sink, Denver, CO
2000       Put Yourself in the Picture, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
2000       Prints from the Permanent Collection, Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi,
1999       Common Boundary (curated by Sandra Phillips), Center for Photography
               Woodstock, NY
1999       Membership Exhibition (curated by William Hunt) Houston Center for                Photography, Houston, TX


Schelhorn, Tina, ed. Open Mind, (Siemens Enterprise Communications), Dec 2007 Franzoni, Christina.”Marla Sweeney” Zoom 83, Nov/Dec 2007
“Forum Portfolio” Camera Austria, No. 99, September 2007
American Photography 21: The Photo Annual 2005
“Marla Sweeney- Portfolio”, La Fotografia Actual, February/March 2005
Newton, Kate and Rolph, Christine, eds. Masquerade – Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography, (Cardiff: Ffotogallery, 2003)
Dykstra, Jean. “About the Cover” Photography in New York International, Jan/Feb 2003
Aletti, Vince. “Marla Sweeney-Voice Choices” Village Voice, February 26, 2003
Checchi, Rosanna. “Marla Sweeney” Zoom, May- June 2002, pp. 52-57
Koetzle, Micheal. “Das Wunder von Texas”, Photo Technik International,
May- June 2002, p 91
“Focus Auf- Marla Sweeney” Frankfurter Rundschau, Redaktion Magazin. March 2002
MacMillan, Kyle. “Reality with a Personal Mark” Denver Post, January 4, 2002
Fotofest 2002-Classicism & Beyond, Fotofest Inc.Houston, 2002
Margins da Salidao Catalog, Portugal, 2002
6. International Fototage Herten Catalog, Das Bildforum, Herten, 2001
Zollner, Manfred. “The American Heartland- Marla Sweeney”, Fotomagazin,
August 2000, pp. 140-145
“Forum Portfolio” Camera Austria, November 2000, pp. 58-59
Alletti, Vince. “ Marla Sweeney- Voice Choices” Village Voice, July 18, 2000
“Marla Sweeney/ Goings on About Town” The New Yorker, July 3, 2000, P 16
“Fotofest Portfolio” The Photo Review, Spring 1999

Selected Awards

2008       Photography Book Now Competition- Honorable Mention
2007       Light Work Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2002       Photographer’s Fellowship Award,Center for Photography,Woodstock,NY
2000       Fotofest 2000- Discovery of the Meeting Place
1999       Photo Service/Gallerie d’Essai Young Photographer Award, Recontres                International de la Photographie, Arles, France
1999       Friends of Photography/Calumet Emerging Artist Award- Finalist
1998       Top 100 Photographers Golden Light Award- Maine Photographic Workshops
1996       Photo Americas Festival- First Place Award
1996       Top 100 Photographers Golden Light Award- Maine Photographic Workshops


George Eastman House Museum, Rochester, NY
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
Museum da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Suny, CPW Collection, New Paltz, NY
LightWork Permanent Print Collection, Syracuse, NY