Anthony Friedkin

Born 1949 in Los Angeles, USA, Friedkin currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

Anthony Friedkin uses his camera as a means of personal discovery. His full frame black & white photographs explore the many mysteries of moments in time. He creates his own distinctive exhibition prints in his darkroom. He says of his work, “I believe in extraordinary photographs that draw you in and cannot be easily defined-celebrating perception and its many hidden layers of reality”. 


Informed by the works of Atget, Kertesz, and Josef Koudelka, he moves gracefully among disparate worlds – from surrealistic sets of Hollywood to the shores of the tempestuous Pacific Ocean. 


Friedkin has had countless exhibition over the years, such as at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Laguna Art Museum, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, or Museum Folkwang, Essen. He received the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship Grant, as well as the Eastman Kodak Company-Special Endorsement Grant, and his works can be found in collections such the J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of photographic Arts, San Diego, or the The George Eastman Collection, Rhode Island, to name a few.

Education 


Approached photography autodidactic


1972

APERION, Millerton, New York, NY     



Selected solo exhibitions


2017

Timekeeper, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich, CH


2016

The Wave Portfolio, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, USA

 

2014

The Gay Essay, de Young, Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, USA


2011

The Surfing Essay, Drkrm Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

TIMEKEEPER, Gallery 478, San Pedro, CA

 

2010

Silvia White Gallery, California (CA)

 

2005

Days before Katrina, Photographs of New Orleans before the Hurricane, The Photo Impact Gallery, Hollywood (CA)

 

2004

Incarceration, Photos from Folsom Prison, Harbor College Fine Art gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

 

2003

Timekeeper, Retrospective Exhibition of Photographs by Anthony Friedkin, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)


2002

The N.Y.C. Brothel Essay (photos from 1988-1992), Gallery 478, San Pedro, California (CA) 

 

1999

Anthony Friedkin Photographs, Photo Impact Gallery, Santa Monica (CA)

 

1995

Photographs from Selected Essays, The S.K. Josefberg Gallery, Portland (OR)

Sea Changes by Anthony Friedkin, Photo Impact Gallery, Hollywood (CA)

 

1994

The Gay Essay / Vintage photographs from the Gay essay, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

Past & Present, West Beach Cafe, Venice (CA)

 

1992

American Me, Photo Impact gallery, Hollywood (CA)

 

1990

Anthony Friedkin Photographs: A Twenty-Year Retrospective Exhibition, The G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

 

1988

Los Angeles: Photographs by Anthony Friedkin, Central Library, Los Angeles (CA) 

 

1986

The Surfing Essay and the Hollywood Essay, The Min Gallery, Tokyo (Japan) 

 

1985

Costume, Photographs from the Hollywood Series, LA Nicola, Los Angeles (CA)

West Beach Cafe, Venice (CA)

 

1982

The Surfing Essay, USC Atelier Gallery, Santa Monica (CA)

 

1981

Desire, Selected Photographs of Artist Wayne Holwick, Camera Vision Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

4X5 Photographs, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles (CA)

Celluliod Verite, a Photographic Survey of the Hollywood Studios, Malibu Art & Design Center, Malibu (CA)     



Selected group exhibitions

 

2016

Gallery Selections, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, (CA), USA


2015

Drawn to Light, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, (CA), USA


2014 

Road Trip: Photography of the American West, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France


2012

Camera Night at the Ivar, DRKRM Gallery, LA (CA)

Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern Califoria Photography, 1945-1982, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm (CA)

 

2011

In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980, Getty Center, Los Angeles(CA)

Yea Big: small works, COHEN Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980: Wink Wink, ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, Los Angeles (CA)

 

2010

Inaugural Exhibition, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich

 

2008

The Photographer's Eve: A Way of Seeing, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego (CA)

Love Me – Group Show, DRKRM Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

Natura Viva, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

 

2007

The Seventies Revisited, dnj gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

The Laguna Art Museum, Art Benefit

For the Museum, Laguna (CA)

 

2006

Summer Skin, Celebrating Nude, The Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

 

2005

Photographs of Venice California, Equator Books Gallery, Venice (CA)

Inaugural Exhibition, Amador Gallery, New York City (NY)

 

2004

Homage to 9-11, Gallery 478, San Pedro (CA)

 

2003

International Surf Museum, Huntington Beach (CA)

Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, The Honolulu Modern Museum of Art, Honolulu (HI)

La Nudes 8, Photo Impact Gallery, Hollywood (CA)

Ocean View. The depiction of Southern California Costal Lifestyle, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach (CA)

Freeze Frame, Photographs from the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers, The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana (CA)

Ocean View: The Depiction of Southern California Costal Lifestyles, The Gene Autrey Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles (CA)

Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach (CA)

 

2002

Surf Culture - The Art History of Surfing, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose (CA)

 

2001

Czech Center of Photography, Prague (Czech Republic)

Banned and Barred, Gallery 431, Laguna Beach, CA

Made in California - Art, Image and Identity 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (CA)

 

2000

Between Takes: Images, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Beverly Hills (CA)

 

1999

Surf Culture, The SK Josefberg Gallery, Portland (OR)

Summer Heat, The Photo Impact gallery, Hollywood (CA)

The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers: Still Frames, The G. Ray Hawkins gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

 

1997

Ocean View, University of CA Riverside, Riverside (CA)

 

1992

Three Photographers, The Randahl Scott TBA Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

California, Photographs about California Culture, The Directors Guild of America, Hollywood (CA)

 

1989

The Formative Decade-Photographs from 1964 to 1974, The G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

LA – A group of works by 17 painters and photographers, UCLA Campus, Ackerman Auditorium, Los Angeles (CA)

 

1987

Picture Hollywood, Photographs about the Art of Cinema, Biarritz (France)

Photography in California 1945-1980, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco (CA)

 

1986

Museum of Photographic Studies, San Diego (CA)

 

1985

Musée National d'Art Modern, Centre Georges Pomipidou, Paris (France)

 

1984

Akron Art Museum (OH)

Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington D.C. (US)

Herbert E Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York (NY)

Museum Folkwang, Essen (West Germany)

 

1983

Los Angeles Seen, University of Southern California's Main Art Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

 

1981

Contemporary Masters of Photography, Jewish Community Building, Los Angeles (CA)

 

1979

The Artist as Social Critic, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)

 

1976

Faculty Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (CA)

 

1975

Photographers – an Exhibition, California State University at Northridge, Northridge (CA)

Two Photographers, Photo Exchange Gallery, New Orleans (LA)

24 From Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco (CA)

 

1973   

Prediction, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles (CA)



Publications

 

2007

Still Photographers

Society of Motion Picture

 

2005

Looking at Los Angeles

Metropolis Books

 

2003

Anthony Friedkin: Timekeeper

Julian Cox

Enton Publishing, Los Angeles, CA

 

1986

Anthony Friedkin

Gallery Min

 

1986

Anthony Friedkin

Anthony Johnstone, Mark; Ishiwata, Maya; Friedkin, Anthony

Gallery Min; First Edition     



Collections

 

J.Paul Getty Museum, Photography Department, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Photographic collection, Los Angeles, CA

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna beach, CA

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Museum of photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Los Angeles Central Libraries Special, CA

Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

Seagram Collection, New York, NY

Grunwald Collection at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Wells Fargo Bank Collection

Graham Nash Collection

Al Dorskind Trust

Edward James Olmos Collection

Robert Maguire Collection~Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

The George Eastman Collection, RI

Cornell University, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

City of Santa Monica's Art Collection, SM, CA

Law Firm of Edward Woods & Assoc. Beverly Hills, CA

Law Firm of Nossaman, Gunther, Know & Elliot LLP, Los Angeles, CA