Steve Giovinco is a contemporary fine art and night landscape photographer based in New York.

Steve Giovinco’s CV (PDF)

Steve photographs dark landscapes and intimate and emotional relations between couples using a digital camera. Earning his MFA from Yale University, Steve has been awarded fellowships to attend Yaddo artist residencies in 2001, 2002 and 2010; Ucross Residency and Brush Creek Foundation in 2015. He has also won grants to photograph climate change in Greenland.

Museums collecting his work have included Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonThe Brooklyn Museum of Art, Yale University Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of Art, The California Museum of PhotographyWinnipeg Art Gallery and The Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida, among others. Solo museum exhibitions include the California Museum of Photography, the Butler Institute of American Art, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, the VELAN Center, Torino, Italy, and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

Steve has been represented by Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York, where he has been in numerous exhibitions, including a one person exhibition which was reviewed by Art in America in 2008. Steve’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions in Europe, North America and Asia at museums and galleries with artists such as Jeff WallSam Taylor-JohnsonLarry Sultan, and Richard Billingham. Group exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Sadler’s Wells, London, with Thomas Joshua Cooper, Exit Art, and was selected by Gregory Crewdson for an exhibition at White Columns in New York. Besides more than a dozen group shows in New York, other gallery shows have been in Spain, Chicago, Miami.

Reviews have been published in Art in America, Tema Celeste and Zoom magazine and his work has appeared in the New York Times. Steve has self published three books. He has also participated in many art fairs such as ArtChicago, Art Miami, Ink, and his photographs have been in auction at Sotheby’s and at several benefit events. Filmmaker David McDonald, as part of the series, “The Mystery of Creativity,” has created a brief video about him and his work. Steve also invented a hand held large format camera.

Lives and works in New York.
1989    Yale University, New Haven. Master of Fine Arts, Photography.
1987    New York University, New York. M. A. Interactive Telecommunications Program.
1982    Washington University, Saint Louis. B. A. History/Literature.


2017   Château de l’Esparrou Fellowship, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Canet-en-Roussillon, France.
2012    NightlandscapesSheldon Art Center, Saint Louis.
2011    Couples, Smith College and lecture, Northampton, MA.
2007   Eclipse: Recent PhotographsJim Kempner Fine Art, New York.
2005   Ambient Life, VELAN Center for Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy.
2003   PhotographsUniversity of the Arts, Philadelphia.
2002   Myth of the RealButler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
2002   Self Portraits, Acme Art, Columbus, Ohio.
2001   Myth of the RealCalifornia Museum of Photography, Riverside, California.
2001   Myth of the RealFotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria.
1995   New PhotographsUniversity of Missouri, Gallery 201, Saint Louis.
1995   New Photographs, University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco.
1995   New Images, University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon.
1994   New Photographs, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York.
1994   Recent Photographs, Blue Sky Gallery. Portland, Oregon.

2014   the kids are alright, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts.
2014   Benefit Auction. Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina.
2013   the kids are alright, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina.
2012   the kids are alrightJohn Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
2012   Our Daily RiteArtspace, New Haven.
2012   Third Annual Photography ExhibitionPhiladelphia Photography Arts Center, Philadephia.
2011   American Chambers, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Korea. With Eric Fischl, Richard Serra, others.
2011   Small, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands.
2011   Home, www.look3.org, Charlottesville, Virginia.
2011   100 Portraits-100 PhotographersAustralian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
2011    Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Ones to Watch, Mary Stanley Studio Project Space, Atlanta.
2010   About Time, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York.
2010   Portrayal, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York.
2010   Mixology II: Photography, curator’s office, Washington, DC.
2010   ArtChicago, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York.
2010   Annual Photography, The Print Center, Philadelphia.
2009   Through the Lens: Photography from the www6.miami.edu/lowe, Miami. Catalogue.
2009   INK/Miami Art Fair, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Miami.
2009   ArtBazaar, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York.
2009   Projection Show, Artists Unite, New York.
2009   Yaddo Benefit Photography Auction, Hosted by Sam Waterson, New York.
2009   Brooklyn Academy of Music, Benefit Auction, Brooklyn.
2008   Art Miami, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Miami.
2008   Things, www.jimkempnerfineart.com, New York.
2008   Places, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York.
2008   People, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York. With Diane Arbus, Elizabeth Peyton, and others.
2007   Group ShowSadler’s Wells, London, United Kingdom. With Richard Billingham and Thomas Joshua Cooper and others.
2008   Global Warning, Chelsea Galleria, Miami.
2008   Group Show, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York.
2006   Ink/Miami Basel, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Miami.
2006   Group Show, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York.
2005   Ripe for Picking: Fruit and Flowers, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York.
2005   Group Show, Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam.
2004   Outside, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York. With Sharin Neshat, Olafur Eliasson, and Stephen Shore.
2004   Internacional, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain.
2004   Summer Show, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York.
2003   Photographs by 7 Contemporary Artists, Jim Kempner Fine Art. New York.
2003   Night., Schneider Gallery. Chicago.
2003   HomeWinnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada. With Jeff Wall and Sam Taylor-Wood.
2002   Benefit AuctionRenaissance Society, Chicago.
2001   Summer Cum Lauder, Tepper Takayama Fine Arts, Boston.
2000   Recent Acquisitions, Brooklyn Museum, New York.
2000   The End, Exit Art, New York.
2000   Flatfiles, Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York.
2000   Spring Auction, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas.
1999   Female, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York. Curated by Vince Aletti.
1999   Changing Faces, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York.
1997   Group Work, Art Exchanges Show, New York.
1995   Home is Where…, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina.
1995   Body Photographic. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
1995   SuburbiaArt in General, New York.
1995   Whateva, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York. With Chuck Close, Sally Mann.
1994   Verisimilitude & the Utility of Doubt, White Columns, New York. Curated by Greg Crewdson.
1994   Group Show, Exit Art, New York.
1994   Images ’94Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1994   Group Show, University of Eastern New Mexico, Portales, New Mexico.
1994   National Show, West Beth Gallery, New York.
1994   One Hundred Years of Street Photography, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.


2017  Château de l’Esparrou Fellowship, Government of France.
2016   American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship, “Greenland: Inertia.”
2016   Lois Roth Endowment.
2016   Big Bend National Park Artist in Residence program for 2016 Finalist.
2016   Puffin Foundation Award.
2015   Brush Creek Foundation, Saratoga, WY.
2015   UCross Residency, Clearmont, Wyoming.
2014   Artists’ Fellowship, New York.
2014   Haven Foundation, Maine.2011   The Mayer Foundation Grant. New York
2010   Yaddo Artist Residency Fellowship. Saratoga Springs, New York.
2010   NYPF10, New York Photography Festival Finalist.
2009   The Bakery, Artist in Residence, Westbrook, Maine.
2002   Yaddo Artist Residency Fellowship. Saratoga Springs, New York.
2001   Yaddo Artist Residency Fellowship. Saratoga Springs, New York.
1995   Newman Gallery Award. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1993   Photoworks ’93 Prize. New Haven, Connecticut.
1989   Yale University Scholarship. New Haven, Connecticut.
1989   Image ’88, First Place Award. Guilford, Connecticut.

2012   the kids are alright, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Catalogue.
2012   Abe’s Penny, publication.
2009   Through the Lens: Photography from the Lowe Art Museum, Miami. Catalogue.
2008   Leffingwell, Edward. Art in America, February, 2008, page 145.
2007   Walter Robinson, “Weekend Update,” Artnet, May 21, 2007.
2007   Zoom, July/August 2007, page 62.
2005   Conti, Tiziana. Tema Celeste, Issue 110, 2005, page 120.
2005   Finocchi, Daniela, “Steve Giovinco,” Zoom, September-October 2005, pages 36-39.
2005   Catalogue, Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2004   “2004 Guide: Galleries Museums and Artists,” Art in America, August, 2004.
2004   “Convocatoria Internacional,” Catalogue, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain, 2004.
2003   “Myth of the Steve Giovinco,” The Doylestown Intelligencer, January 10, 2003.
2003   “Myth of the Steve Giovinco,” Bucks County Courier, January 10, 2003.
2003   “Home ,” Catalogue, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, 2003.
2003   Gunter Beer, Editor, “Web Design Index”, Book and CD-ROM, 2003.
2001   “Winter Issue,” News Letter, California Museum of Photography, 2001 Pages 1-2 and website.
2001   “Brian Belevander,“ Music CD Cover, new music composer, 2000.
2001   Spring Issue, disCourse Journal, University of Kentucky, 2001, page 94.
1999   “Voice Choices,“ Village Voice, July 13. 1999.
1996   “Viva La Difference,“ Saint Louis Post Dispatch, July 18, 1996.
1995   “Upcoming Exhibitions, “ Greensboro News and Record, August 17, 1995.
1995   “Manipulated by Naked Truth, “ Saint Louis Post Dispatch, November 9, 1995.
1995   “Home is Where…,“ Catalogue, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC,1995.
1994   “Voice Choices, “ Vince Aletti, Village Voice, October 11, 1994.
“The New Street Photography, “ CD-ROM, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1994.
1994   “Body Photographic,“ Catalogue, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994.
1994   Bill Arning, “Verisimilitude and The Utility of Doubt,” Catalogue, White Columns, New York, 1994.
“Blue Sky Gallery Yearly Shows,” Catalogue, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1994.
1988   “Offset color lithography with Richard Benson,” Yale Project, Newport, Rhode Island, 1988.

2016   Salon, Andrea Clearfield, Philadelphia.
2013   The Secret City, New York.
2011   Webster University, Saint Louis.
2011   Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
2011   The Secret City, New York.
2010   The Secret City, New York.
2009  The Secret City, New York.

Tod Papageorge Retirement, collection of original prints, bound, of Yale MFA graduate students, 2014. Edition of two.
Summertime, Chronicle Books, 2014.
Between, (Self Published) 2012.
On the Edge of Somewhere, (Self Published) 2010.

Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, New York.
Butler Institute of Art. Youngstown, Ohio.
California Museum of Photography. Riverside, California.
Lowe Art Museum. Miami, Florida.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Yale University. New Haven, Connecticut.

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