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Shelley Rice

Shelley Rice
Arts Professor

Phone: 212 998 1930

Office: Silver Center, 3rd Floor (main) & 719 Broadway, room 845
Office Hours: Faculty Office Hours (main)


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Shelley Rice lectures in USA, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. She is the author of Parisian Views (MIT Press, 1997; shortlisted for the Kraszna-Krausz Award, 1999); Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman (MIT Press, 1999). She is also the co-author of numerous catalogues and books, like Landmarks (1984); Paris et le Daguerreotype (1990); Jacques-Henri Lartigue (Paris, 1993); Pictorial Effect/Naturalistic Vision (1994); The Art of the Everyday (1997); The Book of 101 Books (2001); and Vik Muniz (Brazil, January 2004). Shelley was the American Consultant for Frizot, La Nouvelle Histoire de la Photographie (Paris, 1995; USA,1999). She is also a photography and arts critic with articles published in Art in America, Art Journal, Ms. Magazine and The New Republic, among others; her regular columns have appeared in The Village Voice (1976-77), Soho Weekly News (1978-79) and Artforum (1980-82).

Shelley was the curator, with Sandi Fellman, of the Avon Products, Inc. Collection of Contemporary Women’s Photography, shown at the International Center of Photography in 1997 in an exhibition entitled The Eye of the Beholder. She was also the curator of other exhibitions including, most recently, with Lynn Gumpert, Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman, at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, 1999-2000 (Winner, International Art Critics’ Award, Best Photo Exhibit 1999-2000). Earlier exhibition experience includes Deconstruction/ Reconstruction (The New Museum, NYC, 1980)(curator and author); and catalogue essays for surveys like The Male Nude in Photography (M. Pfeifer Gallery, NYC, 1978) and Schemes: A Decade of Installation Drawings (Elise Meyer Gallery, NYC, 1981).

Shelley has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1992); Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship (France, 1988) and Fulbright Senior Lecture Fellowship (to create a Media Center linked to public television at Bosphorus University, Istanbul,1999). She has also received a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency (1989); a Hasselblad Center (Sweden) grant (1992); two National Endowment for the Arts grants, two National Endowment for the Humanities grants, two New York State Council on the Arts grants, a Bourse d’Etude from the French Minister of Culture (1991); the Logan Award for New Writing on Photography (1986), and the PEN/Jerard Award for Non-Fiction Essay (1989).