Curtis Knapp, American

Born: Garden City, (Long Island) New York.

Attended Parsons School of Design - Graphic Design / Photography Dept.
Worked in Illustration in NYC through most of the 70s.

1977-78, lived in Athens, Georgia. Photographed "The B-52s", 1st. NY gigs.
1980 Stopped painting and started Photographic Portraits in New York studio.
MADONNA, Her 1st. magazine cover, ISLAND Magazine.
REM "CHRONIC TOWN", record cover.
1980-83 Started shootings for GQ, ESQUIRE, Andy Warhol's INTERVIEW magazines.
1984 moved to Japan.
2004-5, Moved back to America and Taught at the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE, Washington DC.
Now Based in NEW ORLEANS.

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BOOKS PUBLISHED

1986

'PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS' - Published by Tokuma/Japan.. Intro by Ryu Murakami

1993
'CATWALK, Fashion Models of Japan', - Published by Tuttle Studio Editions Boston.. Intro by A.D.Coleman.

1994
3 Book nude series, published in Japan.
'Free to Fly' Charlotte Lewis - Published by Fuga Shobo.

1997

'FOTO PORTRAITS'- Published by BNN Publishing Co.. Intro by Slash, Preface by Shoji Ueda

2000
'PRISONS Inside ART' - Published by ASPECT.. Intro by Timothy Leary.

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1980
Started Studio Portraits.

1984
ADC Award - JIM CARROLL, record cover "I WRITE YOUR NAME".
Relocated to TOKYO... <There for 20 years>.
ADC Exhibition - NYC. Award of Merit.

1985
APA 20th Exhibition - Tokyo.

1986
Fuji Sankei, Gold Award - Tokyo.
NNA Newspaper Advertising, Superior Award - Tokyo.
APA 21st Exhibition - Tokyo
PARCO, 1st One Man Show - Tokyo/Sapporo.

1987
ADC First International Exhibition - 2 Awards of Merit (for Gillette - Randy Bass Ads).
DENTSU, One Man Show - Tokyo.

1988
APA 22nd Exhibition, #1 Special Award 'Toku Sen' - Tokyo.
Rodenstock Exhibition, Silver Award - Japan/Germany.

1989
World Photographic Exhibition - U.S.A./Japan.

1990
Rodenstock Exhibition, Bronze Award - Japan/Germany.

1991
New York Festival, International Print and Advertising, 2 Bronze Awards.
"La FLEUR", One Man Show ", SEIBU - Tokyo. Black & Whites.

1992

"PORTRAITS", One Man Show, IDEE - Tokyo.
"GARDENING AT NIGHT" One Man Show, DOI Gallery - Tokyo.

1993

"CATWALK", One Man Show, East Gallery - Tokyo. and ISSISS Gallery - Kyoto.

1996-7

Los Angeles, CA Studio (just under 2 years), book series shootings.
Back to Tokyo.
Director - CG Animation & Video: Music vids & DirecTV Station IDs.

1998-9
Focus on Japan's Music (Luna Sea, Glay, TMR, Judy & Mary, etc.).

2001
Tokyo Photo Museum, Exhibition - 'PARCO Best Advertising Posters', Group show.

2002
Featured on HASSELBLAD CAMERA Website - 2002 - 2007.
*** Left Japan for home, America - Washington, DC.

2003-4
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE - 2003-4 - Washington, DC - Taught Studio Photography.
Combined Federal Campaign, (Charity)

2005

'Return and Based 'NEW YORK CITY', after 20 years in Japan.

2006

'CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WARHOL FACTORY YEARS' - Exhibition.
IRVINE CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Washington, DC. Groups show: Billy Name, Curtis Knapp, Gerard Malanga & Carl Fischer.

GAGOSIAN GALLERY - ANDY WARHOL - 'CAST A COLD EYE'. Book / Catalogue 11/06,


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2007 "FACTORY CRAZE". A Week of Andy Warhol" at the Gershwin Hotel, 2/19-23

29West - Collaborative Armory Show Weekend Event in Chelsea. 2/23 - 25.

LUDWIG MUSEUM, Koblenz, Germany.
CELEBRITY PORTRAITS FROM THE ANDY WARHOL FACTORY YEARS
Photographs by Billy Name, Curtis Knapp, Gerard Malanga & Carl Fischer.
The Martin Sanders Collection - 8/26 ミ 9/28. 28.

Base move to - NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana.

THE WORLD AT LARGE Exhibition. Brick House Gallery. Athens, Georgia. 9/ 20 - 10/ 7.

THE RED SHOW Exhibition - at The Darkroom - ART for ART SAKE Evening in New Orleans. 9/ 6 - 11/ 28.
2008
MARI GRAS - 2008 - 'New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund' Event

Flower photographs - in movie, ELEGY - release 2008...... and Portrait - Dennis Hopper.
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Guest Directors who's films showed at the NEW ORLEANS AFRICANA FILM FEST

 



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