bio / cv

Andrea Stern explores the contours of identity through the prisim of social groups. Her first book Inheritance (The Monacelli press 2007) chronicles the rituals and traditions of those closest to her and her most recent book Assembly (bookdummypress, 2013) is a collection of large-scale portraits highlighting the individual’s place with the specialized world of competition, pageantry and performance. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum, The Cleveland museum of Art, and The Addison Gallery of American Art,  The Creative Center of Photography, and numerous private collections. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited in the United States, the Netherlands, Switzerland, England and France. Stern has a degree from Brown University and has studied and taught at the International Center of Photography in New York City.



      2013 NYU Masters in Studio Art, Projected completion 2015
      1990 ICP Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program
      1988 Brown University, Honors BA


Solo Exhibitions:

      2010 Lyon Septembre de la Photographie,Assembly, Bloo Workshops, Lyon, France
      2006 Inheritance, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA
      2003 Inheritance, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York City


Group Exhibitions:

      2014 Nobody Died That Year, 80 WSE Gallery, New York City
      2013 Gallery One, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
                 LOOK3 Shots & Works Projections, Charlottesville, VA
                 Act Natural: Photography, Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA
      2012 A Prayer is a Prayer is a Prayer, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York City
      2011 The Unseen Eye, Photographs from the W.M Hunt Collection. The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
      2010 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
                USA Today after 9ph, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon Septembre de la Photographie, Assembly, Galerie IUFM, Confluence(s), Lyon, France
      2009 Noorderlicht Photofestival, Human Conditions, Groningen, The Netherlands
                National Competition Exhibition, Jurored by Susan Kismaric, Soho Photo Gallery, NYU, NY
      2007 FOAM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      2006 OOG/EYE, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
                Through a Jewish Women’s Lens, JCC of Manhattan, New York City
      2005 Sans Regard or No Eyes: Highlights from W.M Hunt Collection Dancing Bear, Rencontres d’Arles, France
      2002 All in the Family: Self, Spouse and Brood. Lawrence Miller Gallery, New York City



      Assembly, bookdummypress 2013
      The Wrong Roadtrip, self published 2012
      Inheritance, The Monacelli Press, 2007


Publishing Contributions:

      The Denver Review, Spring 2015
      Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography, Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, 2012
      The Unseen Eye, Aperture, 2011
      New York, A Photographer’s City, Rizzoli, 2011
      A New American Photographic Dream, Us Today After, Silvana Editoriale 2010
      The Persuit of Happiness.A Photoalbum, Aurora Borealis foundation, 2009
      American Photography Eighteen, 2002


Permanent Collections:

      The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
      The Akron Art Museum, OH
      Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
      The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, PA
      The Jewish Museum of New York, NY
      The New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
      Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
      Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ
      Telfair Museum. Savannah, GA
      Addison Gallery of American Art. Andover, MA



      2011 Lucie Foundation Scholarship – Honorable Mention
      2010 Santa Fe Project Competition – Honorable Mention
      2010 Santa Fe Choice Award – Honorable Mention
      2009 National Competition Exhibition, SOHO PHOTO Gallery, NY – 2nd Place Winner