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Photographer and Professor Andrea Modica.
Andrea Modica



Academic Building, 424

Andrea Modica's photographs are exhibited internationally and her work is in many prominent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has had solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. Andrea Modica is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, a Knight Award winner and the recipient of many other prestigious awards both for her fine art and editorial work. Professor Modica’s photographs have been featured in many publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Newsweek and American Photo. Her books, including Minor League and Treadwell have been met with critical acclaim. Her most recent monographs are titled As We Wait, January 1, and Lentini.

Professor Modica taught photography at the State University of New York College at Oneonta for thirteen years, as well as holding positions at Princeton University and the Parsons School of Design. She continues to teach workshops at the International Center for Photography and the Maine Media Workshops.

BFA, Visual Arts and Art History, SUNY-Purchase
MFA, Photography, Yale University



Theatrum Equorum, TIS Books, Brooklyn, New York, 2022

2020, TIS Books, Brooklyn, New York, 2021

Best Friends, Yoffy Press, Atlanta, Georgia, 2020

Lentini, Kris Graves Projects, Brooklyn, New York, 2019

January 1, Grafiche dell’Artiere, Bologna, Italy, 2018

As We Wait, Grafiche dell’Artiere, Bologna, Italy, 2015, first edition, 2016, second edition

l’Amico del’Cuore, Nazraeli Press, Tucson, Arizona, 2014

Fountain, Stinehour Editions, Lunenburg, Vermont, 2008

Barbara, Nazraeli Press, Tucson, Arizona, 2004

Real Indians, Melcher Media, New York, New York, 2003

Human Being, Nazraeli Press, Tucson, Arizona, 2001

On the Edge of Fiction, Contact Sheet, Light Work, Syracuse, New York, 2001

Treadwell, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California, 1996

Minor League, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1993


Selected, Recent Publications


2023  Art in the Making, The Fisher Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, pp. 348-351

    Water Stone Review, Hamlin University Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, vol.25, p. 111

What Will You Remember, Boston, Massachusetts, January 18

The Photo Review, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, December-January, p.31

The New York Times, New York, New York, January 6

The Evergreen Review, Summer, 2023

2022  Object Lesson: On the Influence of Richard Benson, Aperture, New York, New York, pp.114-117

    Lux et Libera, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (exhibition catalog)

      Musee’ Magazine, New York, New York, October 25 (exhibition review)

      Juxtapose, New York, New York, December 6 (book review)

        Photograph Magazine, New York, New York, November 1, Andrea Modica’s Portraits from An Italian Horse Hospital, by Lyle Rexer

     Lenscratch, New York, New York, September 28, Theatrum Equorum: Andrea Modica, by Tracey Chandler

      Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, DC, Top Ten Photography Books of 2022, November 23

The New York Times, New York, New York, April 18

      TPW 28 Years, IGV, Valdarno, Italy

    Outs, Skylark Editions, Chicago, Illinois, pp. 22-115

2021  Photo No-Nos: Meditations on What Not to Photograph, Aperture, New York, New York, p.191

Black and White Magazine, October Issue, Ross, California, pp.78-89

FotoNostrum Magazine, Barcelona, Spain, Issue 12, February 5, pp.68-79

Running, Falling, Flying, Floating, Crawling, Saint Lucy Books, Baltimore, Maryland, pp.270-271

What Will You Remember, Boston, Massachusetts, July 28 (book review)

Provokr, Brooklyn, New York, Aigist 28, (book review)

Lenscratch, New York, New York, July 20 (book review)

2020  Photonews Zeitung Fur Fotografie, Hamburg, Germany, January Issue, pp.18-19

CityZine, Guangzhou, China, Winter Issue, pp. 74-81

The Critical Eye: Fifteen Pictures to Understand Photography, Lyle Rexer, SVA, New York, New York, pp.52-57

Musee’ Magazine, New York, New York, May 15, Flash Fiction: The Weight They Carry

Itailan Vogue, Milan, Italy, p.45

Keepers of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph, Odette England, Schlit Publishing, Amsterdam, Netherlands, p.144

The Collector Daily Newsletter, Bedford, New York, April 2 (book review)

AARP, April 15, Earth Day Celebration

2019  Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, DC, November Issue, pp. 24-25

The New York Times Magazine, New York, New York, December 29, cover

Madam and Eve: Women Portraying Women, Liz Rideal, London, England, p. 189

The New York Times

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky, p. 28

Maine, Twin Palm Publishers, Santa Fe, New Mexico (introduction, Gary Briechle’s monograph)

Photograph Magazine, New York, NY, Photograph is 30, New York, New York

Ozy, New York, New York, August 7

The New York Times, New York, New York, August 7

The Daily Nebraskan, Lincoln Nebraska, February 4 (lecture review)

Lenscratch, New York, New York, March 29

    Lenscratch, New York, New York, February 26




Selected, Recent Solo Exhibitions


2023  Unique Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2022  Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania                  

2019  Galleria Biffi Arte, Piacenza, Italy

Episcopal Academy Crawford Center Gallery, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

2018  Galerie Made’, Paris, France

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, Florida

Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2017  Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky                     

  Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio

      Galerie Made’, Paris, France

     Box Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
    Galleria Monte di Pieta’, Savignano, Italy


Selected, Recent Invitational Group Exhibitions


2023  Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York, Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy

      Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, Michigan, Field of Vision

      Sarasota Art Museum, Sarasota, Florida, Richard Benson: The World is Smarter Than You Are

      Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, Drawn to the Light: 50 Years of Photography at Maine Media Workshops + Colleges

Halide Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lux et Libera: Women at the Intersection of Light and Chemistry                

Prairie Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, Interludes

2022  Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, Responsibility to Reveal: 30 Years of The Knight Purchase Award for Photographic Media

Tilt Institute for the Contemporary Image, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Object Lesson: The Legacy of Richard Benson

Filter Space, Chicago, Illinois, Outs

Weitman Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 2020

2021  Houston Center of Photography, Houston, Texas, Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph

      West Virginia Art Museum, Morgantown, West Virginia, In Conversation with Walker Evans: Four Photographers

      Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Object Lesson: The Legacy of Richard Benson

      Fogg Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

      Center for Photographic Art, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, Lost

          Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Photography &



Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio

Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina

Avon Collection, New York, New York 

Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania      

Biblioteque Nationale, Paris France

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Ellis Island, New York

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, Florida

Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

Frances Young Tang Museum of Art, Saratoga Springs, New York

George Gund Foundation, Cleveland Ohio

Hallmark Corporation Art Collection, Kansas City, Missouri

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, New Hampshire

International Center of Photography, New York, New York

International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minneapolis

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Microsoft, Redmond, Washington

Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

New York Public Library, New York, New York

Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Picker Art Gallery, Hamilton, New York

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

San Diego Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, California

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts

Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, Indiana

Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York

Taylor Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

West Virginia Art Museum, Morgantown, West Virginia

Whitney Museum of Art, New York, New York

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut