Jan Groover

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1943
born in Plainfield, New Jersey, lived and worked in Montpon, France

1965
B.F.A. Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

1969
M.A. Art Education, Ohio State University, Columbus

2012
died in Montpon-Ménestérol, France 

exhibitions (selection)


2016
The Virtue of Balance, KLEMM’S, Berlin (s)

2015
Janet Borden, Inc., New York (s)
The Human Apparatus, KLEMM’S, Berlin 

2014
Super Dakota, Brussels (s)
Everyday Epiphanies, Photography and daily CAPS Grant, New York State Council on the Life Since 1969, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Art, New York

2013
Paul Frèches, Paris (s)
Smithsonian Museum, Washington dc; color! Arts American Photography transformed at the Amoncarter Museum, Fort Worth
Void, Super Dakota, Brussels

2012
Janet Borden, Inc., New York (s)
Photo Levallois Festival, France (s) 

2008
Janet Borden, Inc., New York (s)

2006
Musee de Perigueux, France (s)

2005
Permanent Collection Room, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (s)

2001
Janet Borden, Inc., New York (s)

1999
Toulouse, Espace Eureuil, France (s)
Under Construction, Milwaukee Art Museum.May 14 - August 8. (Catalogue)

1998
Janet Borden, Inc., New York (s)
Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century, The Saint Louis Art Museum, MO (traveling) 

1997
Center for Photography, Lectoure, France (s)

1996
Janet Borden, Inc., New York (s)

1992
Robert Miller Gallery, New York (s)

1990
Vintage Color Triptychs, Janet Borden, Inc. New York, New York (s)

1989
JAN GROOVER, Kitchen Still Lifes: Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga 
Springs, New York (s)
JAN GROOVER: DEMEURE BOSSUET, 17, rue de Coetlosquet, 57000, Metz, France Catalogue. Essay by Jean-Francois Chevrier
JAN GROOVER: The Richard Green Gallery, Los Angeles, California (s)

1988
The Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (s)
Robert Miller Gallery, New York City (s)
Robert Cumming, Lee Friedlander, Jan Groover: Three on Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Katy Kline, curator. List Visual Arts Center, MIT. May 7-June 26. Catalogue
LIFE LIKE: Lorence Monk Gallery, New York City; organized by Marvin Heiferman, June 1988
Second Isreali Photography Biennale: September 26 November 1, 1988; Mishkan Le'Omanut Museum of Art, EinHarod, Israel

1987
Jan Groover, Photographs, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (s)
Traveled through 1989 Modoka - Groover - Modica. Platinum Portraits: Lieberman and Saul, New York City

1985
The Center for Fine Arts, Miami, Florida (s)
The Robert Miller Gallery, New York (s)
The George Dalsheimer Gallery Baltimore, Maryland (s)
The Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas (s)

1984
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland (s)
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas (s)
Flower as Image in Twentieth Century Photography, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York

1983
Jan Groover, Photographs, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase. (s)
Traveling retrospctive of work from 1973-198 Daniel Wolf Gallery, New York (s)
Big Pictures, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

1982
Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 

1981
Camera Obscura, Stockholm Sonnabend Gallery, New York (s)
Color as Form, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.
Lichtbildnisse-Das Portrait in der Fotografie, Rheinisches Landes-Museum, Bonn, West Germany
New Directions: Contemporary American Art from the Commodities Corporation Collection, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Photography: the Formalist Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
The New Color Photography, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Portraits, University of California, Irving
Staged Shots, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Jan Groover, David Haxton, Dennis Roth, Carol Taylor Art, Dallas, Texas
Erweiterete Fotografie, Kuenstler Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

1980
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (s)
GalerieFiolet, Amsterdam (s)
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (s)
Sonnabend Gallery, New York (s)
Bard Colloge Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (s)
Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco (s)
American Images: New Work by Twenty Contemporary Photographers, International Center of Photography, New York
Photography: Recent Directions, DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Presences: The Figure and Manmade Environments, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania
Movin, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

1979
Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio (s)
Waddington Ltd., London (s)
Fine Arts Gallery, Wright State University, Dayton (s)
Galerie Wilde, Cologne (s)
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, Mass (s)
20 x 24, Light Gallery, New York
American Photography in the 1970s, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Attitudes: Photography in the. 1970s, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California Fotoqrafie als Kunst / Kunst als Fotografie, Tiroler Landes Museum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria
Auto-Icons, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1978
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris Sonnabend Gallery, New York (s)

1977
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (s)
Bruno Soletti Gallery, Milan (s)
Sonnabend Gallery, New York (s)

1976
Max Protetch Gallery, New York (s)
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (s)
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York (s)

1974
Light Gallery, New York (s)
 

Publications
 

1999
Under Construction, Milwaukee Art Museum 

1989
JAN GROOVER: DEMEURE BOSSUET, Essay by Jean-Francois Chevrier, Metz, France 

1987
Jan Groover. Photographs. Traveled through 1989, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 

1977
Contemporary American Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; curated by Lewis Baltz
 

Scholarships and Awards


1975
CAPS Grant, New York State Council on the Arts

1978
CAPS Grant, New York State Council on the Arts

1978
Photography Grant, National Endowment on the Arts

1979
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship