Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae 2017-10-21T16:11:44-07:00


Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, BFA with honors, Photography, 1977
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Architecture, 1970 -1972


2010-11 McKnight Fellowship for Photography


Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Midwest Photographers Project, Chicago, IL (temporary)


2017 Wonderland Remains, Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City,MO

2014 WAM at 20, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Critics Show, Hopkins Center For The Arts, Hopkins, MN

2012 Road Work – Chuck Avery & Vance Gellert, IFP Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2012 You Are Not A Dinosaur, Traffic Zone Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2011 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

2010 Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2009  Solo Exhibition – Landscape of Progress, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

2009 An Uncommon Landscape, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN

2009  Party, IFP Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2008-09 TPS 17 National Competition, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX

2008  CoPA 2nd Annual Juried Show, Coalition for Photographic Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2007  MPG Showcase, Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

2007 National Competition, SohoPhoto Gallery, New York, NY

2007  Parallel Worlds, Four person show, PaulaBarr Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

2007  Continuum: KCAI Alumni Photography, Cross Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2007, 2005 Photocentric Biennial, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN

2006 Pinup Exhibit, 3rd Ward Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Midwestern Views Exhibit, Pingyao,   China

2006-07 TPS 15 National Competition, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX

2006 Photomidwest, Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, WI

2006  Solo Exhibition-Landscape of Progress, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN

2006, 2002-03 Photo Bravo, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN

2005 Minnesota Biennial 2D, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN

2005 Members Spotlight, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN

2005  Community Arts Partnership Exhibition, Metropolitan Council, St. Paul, MN

2004 New Photography Group Exhibit, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2003 International Juried Exhibition, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, CA

1983 Solo Exhibition, Jewish Community Center, Main Floor Gallery, St. Louis Park, MN


Road Work – Chuck Avery & Vance Gellert, Photobook Press, 2012

See the “Real” America Through Chuck Avery’s lens, Knight Arts Foundation, 2/20/12

The McKnight 8, Minneapolis Startribune, Mary Abbe, June 24, 2011

Photographer Spotlight, Place, Architecture Minnesota magazine, March/April 2009

Group Show, f-stop Magazine, Issue 23, May 2007,

Photocentric 2007, Minnesota Center for Photography, September 2007

Midwestern Views, 2006 Pingyao International Photography Festival

photobravo ’06, Minnesota Center for Photography, November 2006

Minnesota Mavericks, Minneapolis Startribune, Mary Abbe, October 28, 2005

Minnesota Biennial: 2D, Hot Spots magazine, November/December 2005

On Notice, Expiration Notice (, Volume 2

ArtSpace Talk: Chuck Avery,>Blog, September 23, 2008

The Moonscape In Our Backyards: Chuck Avery at MCP,, Alex Starace, February 15, 2006