About Cig Harvey

The photographs and artist books of Cig Harvey, MFA, have been widely exhibited and remain in the permanent collections of major museums and collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; and the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. She was a recent finalist of the BMW Prize at Paris Photo and the Prix Virginia, an international photography prize for women. Cig had her first solo museum show at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway, in the spring of 2012 in conjunction with the release of her monograph, You Look At Me Like An Emergency (Schilt Publishing, 2012). Cig’s devotion to visual storytelling has lead to innovative international campaigns and features with New York Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Japan, Kate Spade, and Bloomingdales. Cig teaches workshops and regularly speaks on her work and processes at institutions around the world. She is known for her high energy, sense of humor and creativity. She brings a profound sense of optimism to all that she does.

Cig lives in a farmhouse in the Midcoast of Maine with her husband Doug (who has the profile of an emperor on a Roman coin), their wayward daughter Scout, and Scarlet the dog (the original baby). She was an assistant professor at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University for ten years, but recently took a leap of faith to devote her life to purely making things. She tries to do this every day, and then pretends to clean up the mess she’s made with varying degrees of success.

International Collections:
The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
The Masterworks Foundation, Hamilton, Bermuda
Bowdoin College, Special Collections, Brunswick, Maine
University of Washington, Special Collections, Seattle, Washington
The Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine
Fidelity Corporation, Special Collections

International Symposiums, Lectures and Artist's Talks:
2012 Artist Talk. Stenersen Musuem, Oslo, Norway
2012 Juror and keynote Speaker. Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2010 Keynote Speaker. Click 646, Greenwood, South Carolina.
2010 Panalist. "Women in Photography" B&H Event Space, NYC
2010 Juror. "The Uncommon Portrait" PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont
2009 Juror. Annual Show. The Texas Photographic Society
2008 Juror. "Pause To Begin", International Emerging Artist Competition
2008 Artist Talk Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine
2007 Speaker Symposium on Contemporary Photography, Visual Studies Program, University of Houston, Texas Guest Speakers and Panel: Sally Mann, Vicki Goldberg, John Wood, John Stauffer, Sally Gall, and Cig Harvey.

International Publications and Awards:
2012 Finalist. Prix Virginia. Paris. France
2012. You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Schilt Publishing
2012. Cover and Book Review. PDN. November issue
2012 Artist Profile and Feature Blink, “Cig Harvey” September
2012 Artist Profile and Feature Aesthetica “Uncertain Beauty” August
2012 Cover and Feature Fotografi (Norway)
2012 Exhibit Review Boston Globe
2012 Book review Literary section Independent On Sunday (UK)
2010 Shortlisted Finalist for international BMW Prize Paris Photo
2009 Nominee The Santa Fe Prize
2008 Critical Mass Photo Lucida
2008 Image of the Year 2008, American Photo
2008 Gold Award Self Portrait Competition Photo District News, December
2008 Artist Profile “The Best Photography Workshops” American Photo, July/August
2008 Artist Profile “The Moments Between The Moments” Maine Home and Design, March
2007 Exhibit Review. “Photosynthesis” Bangor Daily News, September 20th
2007 Exhibit Review “She Came, She Saw, She Focused” Maine Sunday Telegram, Jan. 14th
2006 Artist Profile “Schoner Schein” Frankfurter Rundschau, April 29th
2005 Award. Best Artist of the Year -Venus Magazine, December
2005 Artist Profile Popular Photography, September
2005 Award “Emerging 30 of 2005” Photo District News
2004 Artist Profile. "Rising Star" Photo District News
2005 Artist Profile. “Cig Harvey – An Interview”. Shots Magazine – Spring

Solo Exhibitions:
2013. “You Look At Me Like An Emergency” Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2013 “You Look At Me Like An Emergency” Firecat Studios, Chicago, Illinois
2012. “You Look At Me Like An Emergency” Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
2012. “You Look At Me Like An Emergency” Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
2012. “You Look At Me Like An Emergency” Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2012. “You Look At Me Like An Emergency” Robin Rice Gallery, New York City, New York
2011 “Cig Harvey” Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Maine.
2011 “Cig Harvey” Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2010 “Cig Harvey – Photographs” The Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2010 “The Hope Chest” JAGR Projects, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2010 "The Hope Chest” Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
2007. “Cig Harvey – Photographs” Robin Rice Gallery, New York City, New York
2006. “The Self Portrait, Updated” Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
2005. “Cig Harvey, Photographs”, Robin Rice Gallery, New York City, New York
2005. “The Impossible Tasks”, Watermark Gallery Houston, Texas
2005. “Eyes Like Disappointed Lemons & The Impossible Tasks”, Pikto Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2002. “Tread Softly” The Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine
2001. “Tread Softly”, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut
2000. “Artists Up Front Street” Masterworks Gallery, Bermuda

New York Times Style Magazine
Kate Spade
Harpers Bazaar Japan
Boston Magazine
Domino Magazine
New York Magazine
Real Simple Magazine
O Magazine
Surface Magazine
Little, Brown and Company
Body + Soul Magazine
Prevention Magazine
Royal Shakespeare Company
Ralph Lauren
Ace Insurance
The Wyndham Hotel Group
Health Magazine

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