In New Exhibitions, MoMA and Guggenheim Take Stock of Photography Now
Vancouver, Presentation House Gallery, Anne Collier, January 26 - March 2, 2008, pp. 53, 55, 57, 73 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 55, 73, installation view illustrated, p. 57)
Nottingham Contemporary, Anne Collier, January 22 - March 27, 2011 (another example exhibited)
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Annandale-on-Hudson, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Anne Collier, June 28, 2014 - January 10, 2016, pp. 72-73 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 73)
Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Anne Collier considers herself a still life photographer—her subjects just happen to be other photographs and found media. Collier’s works dissect the conventions and clichés found in commercial photography, as well as their visual consumption. Some of her most iconic series feature record covers, photos of eyes in developing trays, photography magazine covers, advertisements, book spreads, and film heroines handling cameras. She’s particularly interested in revealing the relationship between cameras, sexualized women’s bodies, and the act of looking at these images. Collier is also known for her meticulous staging and lighting: all of her subjects are photographed in isolation against neutral backgrounds in her studio.
American, b. 1970, Los Angeles, California, based in New York, New York