photographers Minkkinen, Arno Rafael (F)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Fosters Pond, 1990
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Fosters Pond, 1990

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Fosters Pond, 1990, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Beach Pond, 1974
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Beach Pond, 1974

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Beach Pond, Connecticut, 1974, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Canyon Lake, Arizona, 2002
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Canyon Lake, Arizona, 2002

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Canyon Lake, Arizona, 2002, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Hite Utah, 1997
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Hite Utah, 1997

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Hite, Utah, 1997, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1995
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1995

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1995, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Five Miles, Tortilla Flat, 2002
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Five Miles, Tortilla Flat, 2002

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Five Miles, Tortilla Flat, 2002, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Laurence, St. Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta, 2002
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Laurence, St. Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta, 2002

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Laurence, St. Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta, 2002, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Self Portrait with Veronica, Tuscany, 1998
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Self Portrait with Veronica, Tuscany, 1998

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Self Portrait with Veronica, Tuscany, 1998, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Minkkinen, Fosters Pond, 1999
  • Arno Minkkinen, Fosters Pond, 1999

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Fosters Pond, 9.9.1999, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Marble Cnayon, Arizona, 1995
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Marble Cnayon, Arizona, 1995

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Marble Canyon, Arizona, 1995, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Paltaniemi, Finnland, 2009
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Paltaniemi, Finnland, 2009

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Paltaniemi, Finnland, 2009, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25. Please contact gallery for price.

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  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Koli, Finnland, 2008
  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Koli, Finnland, 2008

    Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Koli, Finnland, 2008, Silvergelatine Print, ca. 50 x 60 cm / 20 x 24 in, from an edition of 25, price 3800 € + VAT / MWSt.

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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Arno Rafael Minkkinen is a Finnish American photographer, educator, curator, and writer with over 100 solo shows and nearly 200 group exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide.
He is known for his black and white abstract pieces which juxtapose bodies and landscapes in surprising ways: he "directs scenes in which his body - or a portion of it - appears as an integral part of the landscape - such as an outcropping or rock formation".
Minkkinen was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1945. After his family moved to the United States, Minkkinen graduated from Wagner College in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and from Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind with a Master of Fine Arts in Photography. An assistant professor at M.I.T. in the late 1970s, today Minkkinen is Nancy Donahue Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He also serves as Docent at Aalto University of Art, Design, and Architecture in Helsinki and has lectured in over 100 venues around the world.
In 1993 the Finnish government bestowed on Minkkinen the Order of the Lion First Class medal for his curatorial service in support of Finnish Photography. He was also a recipient of the 2006 Finnish State Art Prize in Photography and the 2013 Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art presented at Carnegie Hall.
This year, Minkkinen was honored with a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Most recently, his work has been shown at the Lumière Brothers Center of Photography in Moscow, the Images Festival in Vevey, Switzerland, the Photography Oxford Festival in England, Galerie Camera Obscura in Paris, and at the Blomqvist Kunsthandel in Oslo.

Published and exhibited worldwide, Minkkinen's work can be found in over 75 major museums/institutional collections inclduing the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Musée de l'Élysée in Lausanne, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan.

 

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

2019
Shoot Gallery, Oslo
La Patinoire Royale - galerie Valérie Bach, Brüssel
2018

Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt (Main)
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln
Galerie Depardieu, Nizza
2016
in focus Galerie
, Köln
2015

Lumière Brothers Center of Photography in Moskau, Russland
Images Festival, Vevey, Schweiz
Photography Oxford Festival, England
Galerie Camera Obscura in Paris, Frankreich
Blomqvist Kunsthandel, Oslo, Finnland
2013
A Dance Light, Furman Galerie, Lincoln Center, New York, USA
2012
Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Preforming for the Camera, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, USA
Palindromes, Phototheatron/Athens House of Photography, Athen, Griechenland
2011
Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris, Frankreich
The journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, in focus Galerie, Köln, Deutschland
A Sentimental Journey, Cortona On the Move Festival, Italien
Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Les Boréales de Normandy" Paris, Frankreich
2010-2011
L'Homme Nature: Photographies de Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Royal Theatre of Namur, Namur, Belgien
2010
Shanghai World's Fair, Finnish Pavilion, Shanghai, China
Arno Rafael Minkkinen - Body Land, Photo & Contemporary, Torino, Italien
Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Juminkeko Gallery, Kuhmo, Finnland
Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Galerie Confluence, Nantes, Frankreich
2009
Cavallo Point, Golden Gate National Park at Fort Baker, San Francisco, California, USA
Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Empreintes de pieds finlandais - Autoportraits 70/08 (Finnish Footprints: 70/08), Institut Finlandais, Paris, Frankreich
HOMEWORK: Suomen Kuvat/The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finnland
L'Empire Nu d'Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Galerie Valérie Bach, Brüssel, Belgien
Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Weighhtlessness, Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, New York, USA
Residency exhibition, Pour L'Instant, Niort, Frankreich
2008-2009
SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Photographs 1970-2005, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Kanada
2008
Arno Minkkinen, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgien
HOMEWORK: Suomen Kuvat/The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008, Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris, Frankreich
Home Work, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finnland
SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs, SEE+ Art Space Gallery, Beijing, China
Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, Texas, USA
In Print: 25th anniversary exhibition, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2007-2008
Four Decades of Self-Portraits, Barry Friedman Ltd. New York, USA
2007
Fotografi i Fokus Festival, Malmö Museet, Malmö, Schweden
2006
Le Corps Du Photographe, Galerie Saluden, Quimper, Frankreich
Mai-Photographies, Quimper, Brittany, Frankreich
2nd Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou (Guangdong Province), China
2005-2009
Saga: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Photographs 1970-2005, De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bukarest, Rumänien
Palace of Art, Bratislava, Slovakia
Salon Taidemuseo, Salo, Finnland
Palazzo dei Principi, Reggio Emilia, Italien
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Kanada
2005
Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Vintage Photographs 1970 - 1980, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, USA
Saga: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-five Years of Photographs, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2003
Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Photographs, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, USA
2002
Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2001
Never in the Viewfinder, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Retrospective: Arno Rafael Minkkinen: trente ans d'autoportraits, Église Saint Georges, Musée de Normandie, Caen, Frankreich
2000
Retrospective in the exhibition: The Body as an Expression of the Subconscious, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, USA
1999
Frequent Flyer, Photo & Co. Torino, Italien
1998
Body Land, Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg
High Noon: Self-Portraits in the American West, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, USA
Body & Photography, American Cultural Center, Prag, Tschechien
Ten Minutes Past Midnight, Mois de la Photo, Paris, Frankreich
Gallen Kallela Museum, Helsinki, Finnland
1996
Retrospective, Castello Fortezza, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italien
Il Diaframma, Mailand, Italien
Reindeer in the Canyon, Galerie Nathalie Emprin, Paris, Frankreich
1995-1996
Retrospective: Waterline, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finnland
Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, Schweiz
L'Artothèque de Caen and Musée de Normandie, Caen, Frankreich
Sundsvall Museet, Sundsvall, Schweden
Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Dänemark
Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgien
1995
Houk Friedman Gallery, New York, New York
Arthothèque de Grenoble, Grenoble, Frankreich
Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finnland
Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norwegen
Braggiotti Gallery, Amsterdam, Neiderlande
1994
Galerie Imagerie / Centre Jean Savidan, Lannion, Frankreich
Akehurst Gallery, London, England
1993
Le Parvis de Tarbes, Tarbes, Frankreich
Galerie du Château d'Eau, Toulouse, Frankreich
1992
Spirit Level, Images Center of Photography, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Prague House of Photography, Prag, Tschechien
1991
Available Light Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Ever Since Apeiron, Galeria Luukku, Joensuu, Finnland
Primordial Image, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, USA
Finnice, Galerie Suzel Berna, Antibes, Frankreich
Retrospective: Finnice, Museum of Modern Art, Nizza, Frankreich
1990
Peri Center of Photography, Turku, Finnland
1989
Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
1988
Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finnland
15 Years in Front of My Camera, Galerie Viviane Esders, Paris, Frankreich
1985
Mattomies, Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finnland
Galerie Viviane Esders, Paris, Frankreich
1984
Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki, Finnland
Maison de la Culture, Reims, Frankreich
Galerie Viviane Esders, Paris, Frankreich
1983

Father & Son, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1982
Yuen Lui Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
1979
Frostbite, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Canon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam, Niederlande
1976
Fotografiska Museet at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Schweden
1974
Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki, Finnland
1973
White Underpants, Gallery for Creative Photography, Copenhagen, Dänemark
1972
Freemale, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Apeiron Traveling Exhibition, Spectrum Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, USA

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

monographs

- Frostbite, Morgan & Morgan, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1978
- Waterline, Marval/Paris, Aperture/New York, and Otava/Helsinki, 1994, Grand Prix du Livre at the 25th Rencontres d'Arles
- Body Land, Motta/Milan, Nathan/Paris, Smithsonian Institution Press/Washington, DC, 1997-1999
- Ten Minutes Past Midnight, Musta Taide, 1999
- SAGA, The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs, Chronicle Books,
San Francisco, 2005, Special Jury Prize, 2nd Lianzhou International Photography Festival, China
- Swimming in the Air, Cavallo Point, San Francisco, 2008
- Homework: The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008, Like Publishing Ltd., Helsinki, 2008
- Balanced Equation, Lodima Portfolio Series, Lodima Press, 2010