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Tom Bamberger



2006Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2004Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2003Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Herter Art Gallery, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
2002Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2000Judy Ann Goldman Fine Arts, Boston
1999Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
1998Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Carol Ehlers Gallery, Chicago
1995Michael H. Lord Gallery, Milwaukee
1993Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
Carlsten Art Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
1992Ehlers Caudill Gallery Ltd., Chicago
Michael H. Lord Gallery, Milwaukee
1990Michael H. Lord Gallery, Milwaukee
1989Michael H. Lord Gallery, Milwaukee
1988University of the Arts, Mednick Gallery, Philadelphia
1987Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
1986Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Michael H. Lord Gallery, Milwaukee
ISIS Gallery, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
1984J. Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1983B.C. Space, Laguna Beach, California
1982Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee
1980Perihelion Galleries, Milwaukee


2008Stretching the Truth, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2007Utopian Mirage: Social Metaphors in Contemporary Photography and Film, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center,
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Renatured: Works by Tom Bamberger and Kyoung Ae Cho, Inova/Kenilworth, Peck School of the Arts,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2006Shifting Terrain: Contemporary Landscape Photography, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
2005Pairs, Groups, and Grids, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Out There: Landscape in the New Millennium, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
2004Outside, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York
About Face, The Art Institute of Chicago
Poster Project 2004, The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois
A More Perfect Union, Downtown for Democracy, Max Fish and Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York
Spacemakers, Lothringer-Dreizen, Munich, Germany
Artists Interrogate: Politics and War, Milwaukee Art Museum
2003Extreme Landscape, The Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
The View from Here: Recent Pictures from Central Europe and the American Midwest, City Gallery of Prague,
Prague, Czech Republic (Traveled to: Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio; Minnesota Center
for Photography, Minneapolis; Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania)
2002Regarding Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts,
Montreal, Canada
The View from Here: Recent Pictures from Central Europe and the American Midwest, Ludwig Museum/
Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Imaginary Homelands: Reconstructed Narratives in Digital Landscape, Center for Photography, Woodstock, N.Y.
Ideal Avalanche, The Pond, Chicago
2001At the Edge: The Horizon Line in Contemporary Art, Dorsky Gallery, New York
2000The Art Institute of Chicago
Photography About Photography, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
1999Blind Spot 13, Robert Mann Gallery, New York
Ehlers Caudill Gallery, Chicago
1997American Photography: Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Midwest Landscape: 8 Photographers, Ehlers Caudill Gallery, Chicago
1996Gallery Artists, Michael H. Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Blind Spot: The First Four Years, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York
1995Summer Salon II, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York
1994Picture Perfect, Elhers Caudill Gallery, Chicago
Amenities, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
1994Image Making: Photographic Selections from the Permanent Collection, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center,
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
1992Group Show, Elhers Caudill Gallery, Chicago
1991Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. (Traveled to:
Baltimore Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio)
Vertical Axis: Photographs from Central States, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
1990A Decade of Acquisitions, Milwaukee Art Museum
1988New Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
100 Years of Wisconsin Art, Milwaukee Art Museum
Individuals: New Art from Wisconsin, 333 Gallery, Chicago
Photography on the Edge, Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee
1987Portrayals, International Center of Photography – Midtown, New York (Traveled to: Herron's Gallery,
University of Indiana, Indianapolis; Sewal Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Third Triennial, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Mother/Daughter, Burden Gallery, New York
1984Contemporary American Portraiture, ASA Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1983Rated X, Neikrug Photographica, New York


The Museum of Modern Art, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of the Photographic Arts, San Diego
Madison Art Center
Milwaukee Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bank of America
Citibank, N.A.
First Bank Minneapolis
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Thelan, Reid & Priest, New York
Weil, Gotshal, Manges, New York
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland
Williams and Connolly LLP, Washington, D.C.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP, Washington, D.C.
Hanley-Wood LLC, Washington, D.C.
Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa


“Tom Bamberger,” The New Yorker, December 4, 2006
Tranberg, Dan. “Landscape,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 27, 2005
Glueck, Grace. "Tom Bamberger," The New York Times, October 15, 2004
"Findings," Harper's Magazine, November 2004
Colman, David. "Tom Bamberger," Elle Decor, August-September 2004
Camper, Fred. "Nature Under Construction," Chicago Reader, February 6,2004
Schumacher, Mary Louise. "Doing It Our Way," American Style, June 2004
Bishoff, Dan. "Familiar Landscapes Through an Extreme Eye," The Sunday Star Ledger, August 10,2003
Genocchio, Benjamin. "Landscapes that Push Boundaries," The New York Times, September 14, 2003
Lehmann, Henry. "Placeless Landscapes," The Gazette, Montreal, October 12, 2002
"Tom Bamberger," The New Yorker, June 17 & 24, 2002
"Nature Photography," New York Sun, May 29, 2002
Newhall, Edith. "Taking The Long View," New York Magazine, June 1 0, 2002
Snodgrass, Susan. "Poised to Soar?," Art in America, May 2002
Johnson, Ken. "Tom Bamberger," The New York Times, March 16, 2001
Aletti, Vince. "Buena Vista," Village Voice, April 20, 1999
Goodman, Jonathan. "Tom Bamberger," Art in America, November 1999
Johnson, Ken. "Tom Bamberger," The New York Times, April 23, 1999
Karlins, N.F. "Landscape, Sliced and Diced," Chelsea Clinton News, April 1-7, 1999
Blind Spot 13, Summer 1999
Camper, Fred. "Surface Tension," Chicago Reader, May 22,1998
Weinstein, Michael. "Carol Ehlers Gallery," New City, May 21, 1998
Aletti, Vince. "Summer Salon II," Village Voice, August 1 st, 1995
Auer, James. "Photographer Bamberger Brings 19th-Century Sensibility to Today," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 21, 1995
Blind Spot 6, Fall 1995
Hagen, Charles. "Summer Salon II (pictures we like)," The New York Times, August 18, 1995
Luhrssen, Dave. "Inhabiting the Landscape," Shepard Express, May 25, 1995
Moriarty, Judith Ann. "Landscapes," Art Muscle, August-September 1995
Grand, Stanley. "Tom Bamberger Photographs 1978-1992," Carlsten Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1993
"Images of Retrospection," Stevens Point Journal, January 2, 1993
Auer, James. "Bamberger Aims Camera Deftly," Milwaukee Journal, September 13, 1992
Foerstner, Abigail. "Bamberger Brings out the Mystery in Mundane Suburbia," Chicago Tribune, November 6, 1992
Paine, Janice. "An Edgy Vision of Suburban Life," Milwaukee Sentinel, October 2, 1992
Weinstein, Michael. "Tom Bamberger," New City, November 12,1992
Foerstner, Abigail. "Inaugural Exhibit an Attention-getter for Midwest Artists," Chicago Tribune, September 13, 1991
Galassi, Peter. Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1991
Mc Dermott, Alice. "Dark Domestic Visions?So What Else Is New?" The New York Times, October 13, 1991
Auer, James. "Bamberger's Photographs Improving with Age," Milwaukee Journal, September 9, 1990
Blau, Dick. "Talking Pictures: Family Photo," Frame Work, Vol. 3, Number 1, 1990
Norman, Geraldine."Fair Provides a Snapshot of Photographic In-Crowd" The Independent, London, June 18, 1990
Paine, Janice. "Bamberger Show Habit Forming," Milwaukee Sentinel, September 14,1990
Blum, John C. "Persons, Places, and Things," Art Muscle, March 15, 1989
Auer, James. "Photos that Challenge," Milwaukee Journal, March 12, 1988
Donohoe, Victoria. "Tom Bamberger at Sol Mednick Gallery," Philadelphia Inquirer, March 4, 1988
Peterson, Brian. "Tom Bamberger," After Dark, March 2,1988
Sobel, Dean. "100 Years of Wisconsin Art," exhibition catalogue, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1988
Auer, James. "As the Camera Caught Us," Milwaukee Journal, January 11,1987
Blum, John. "Tom Bamberger," Art Muscle, January 15, 1987
"Of People and Places," The Floyd and Josephine Segel Collection of Photography, catalogue,
Milwaukee Art Museum, 1987 "Mother/Daughter," Aperture, New York, 1987
Multiple Exposures, exhibition catalogue, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1987
"Portrayals," International Center for Photography - Midtown, New York, 1987
Auer, James. "Personal Comment," Milwaukee Journal, October 26, 1986
Jensen, Dean. "New Show Proves Consistency of Tom Bamberger's Vision," Milwaukee Sentinel, October 24, 1986
Strini, Tom. "Tom Bamberger's Camera Works Magic with Portraits," Milwaukee Journal, September 16, 1984
Nicholson, Chuck. "Tom Bamberger Photographs," Art Week, January 22, 1983
Jensen, Dean. "Photography Beyond Reality," Milwaukee Sentinel, February 26, 1982