Janet Sternburg . Photography



Born 1943, Boston, MA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Contact: janet@calarts.edu

For literary work go to janetsternburg.com




2018 Limbus, USC Fisher Museum, Los Angeles

2018 Overspilling World, Contrasto Galleria, Milan

2010 Janet Sternburg : Photographs, Skidmore Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, California

2009 Fertile Confusion, installation of photographs and projections commissioned for the inauguration of the Arts and Technology Center , Seoul Institute of the Arts, Ansan-si (South Korea)

2007 The Behavior of Light: The Photographs of Janet Sternburg, Amerika Haus, Munich (Germany)

2007 The Behavior of Light: The Photographs of Janet Sternburg, Carl Schurz Haus, Freiberg (Germany)

2006 The Behavior of Light: The Photographs of Janet Sternburg, Deutsch- Amerikanisches Institut, Heidelberg (Germany)

2005 The Behavior of Light: The Photographs of Janet Sternburg, Café Einstein Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

2005 The Behavior of Light: The Photographs of Janet Sternburg, Culver City, California

2002 Windows in Time : Janet Sternburg, James Frances Trezza Gallery, New York City

2000 Windows, Skidmore Gallery of Contemporary Art, Malibu, California

1999 Framed: Photos of San Miguel and Beyond, Bellas Artes, Galeria Principal, San Miguel de Allende (Mexico)




2019 Contrasto Galleria, Sguardi, with Janet Sternburg, Richard Avedon, Elliot Erwitt, Sebastio Selgado, several others

2019 Mexican Consulate Gallery, Los Angeles

2013 Passage, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York

2004 Two on Cuba, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles

2005 Insatiable Desires, New Acquisitions, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles




2021 I've Been Walking: Janet Sternburg Los Angeles Photographs monograph Distanz Verlag (Berlin), Conversation with Jane Bennett

2018 Limbus, catalogue USC Fisher Museum of Art. Essays by Antonio Damasio, Eric Gudas, Selma Holo

2016 Janet Sternburg : Overspilling World, monograph Distanz Verlag, BerlinForeword by Wim Wenders, Essays by Pepe Karmel, Catherine Opie, Janet Sternburg, Alexandra von Stosch. Book launch events: Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles; Hauser & Wirth, New York; Lapidarium, Berlin; Foro Meravigli, Milan

2016 Selected Reviews of Overspilling World: Los Angeles Review of Books by Jack Miles; Forbes by Tom Teicholz, et al.

2012 - 2018 Times Quotidian, regular contributor on ''Photography and Time'' and ''Photography and Words", series of essays intercut with images and music

2005 Insatiable Desires, New Acquisitions, exhibition catalogue, (Los Angeles : USC Fisher Museum of Art)

2005 Optic Nerve: Photopoems (Los Angeles: Red Hen Press)

2005 Jörn Jacob Rohwer, ''The Lyrical View'', in The Behavior of Light, exhibition catalogue, (COMMISSIONED Berlin : US Embassy; catalogue for subsequent Embassy-supported traveling exhibition, Munich,Heidelberg, Freiberg

2003 ''A Writer Snaps'' cover photograph, portfolio, Teachers & Writers 35, no. 2 (November-December), pages 3-4

2002 ''Windows of Time'', portfolio, Aperture 166 (Spring), pages 32-37

2002 ''A New Lens'', Utne Reader Arts Extra: Movers and Shakers: The 40 Most
Exciting Soulful Artists of 2003

2002 ''A Writer’s Need to See'', cover photograph, portfolio, Art Journal 61, no.1
(Spring), pages 48-57

2000 Cover photograph, Prairie Schooner (Fall)




USC Fisher Museum Permanent Collection, Los Angeles

Seoul Institute of the Arts, Korea

Selected Private Collections: Daniel Greenberg & Susan Steinhauser, Elisabetta Zegna, James Lapine, Jon and Lillian Lovelace, Ira and Adelle Yellin, Jack Miles, et al.