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Education

1982
  • MFA in Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1977
  • BA, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Independent concentration in Art and American Studies, which included photography classes at
  • Rhode Island School of Design

Solo Exhibitions

2023
  • when is a place, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  • 945 Madison Avenue, Josh Pazda Hiram Butler, Houston, TX
2022
  • American Trip 1975, Tenderloin Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Into the Loving Nowhere, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019
  • Regards, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
2018
  • Bill Jacobson and Giorgio Morandi: Photographs and Drawings, Robert Morat Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2017
  • figure, ground, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2016
  • This is, this is, Robert Klein Gallery and Robert Klein Gallery at Ars Libri, Boston, MA
2015
  • Lines In My Eyes, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • Place (Series), Lines In My Eyes, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
2012
  • Place (Series), New Photographs, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • Place (Series), Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
2011
  • Into the Loving Nowhere (1989-Now), Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2010
  • A Series of Human Decisions, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009
  • Some Planes, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Bill Jacobson: New York, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • figure, water, land, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY
  • funny, cry, happy, Langhans Galerie, Prague
  • American Trip, 1974-1978 + A Series of Human Decisions, Exile, Berlin, Germany
2008
  • Some Planes, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2007
  • New Year’s Day, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
  • Interim Thoughts, and Others, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
  • Interim Thoughts, and Others, Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Holland
2006
  • Bill Jacobson, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Bill Jacobson: Photographs, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
2005
  • Bill Jacobson: funny, cry, happy, Milliken, Stockholm
  • Bill Jacobson, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2003
  • New Year’s Day, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2002
  • New Colour Photographs, Rhodes + Mann, London, UK
  • Bill Jacobson, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
  • New Color Photographs, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Dust to Dust, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001
  • New Photographs, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • New Work, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000
  • Portraits, Songs, Thoughts: Photographs by Bill Jacobson, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • Thought Series Photographs: 1993-1999, Rhodes + Mann, London, UK
  • Photographs, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Portraits, Songs, Thoughts (1992-1998), Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX
1999
  • Bill Jacobson, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Bill Jacobson, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Interim Songs & Thoughts, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Portraits, Songs, Thoughts, University Art Museum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1998
  • Portraits, Songs, Thoughts, Rupertinum Museum, Salzburg, Austria
  • Thought Series, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
1997
  • Bill Jacobson, Galerie H.S. Steinek, Vienna, Austria
  • Bill Jacobson, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996
  • Songs of Sentient Beings, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Songs of Sentient Beings Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Recent Photographs, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
1995
  • Interim Portraits + Figures, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Bill Jacobson, Jamison Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
  • Recent Work, Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
1994
  • Photographs, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Bill Jacobson: Photographs, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
1993
  • Recent Photographs from the Interim Series, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
  • Taos Pictures, Da’Vera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981
  • The Raoul Series: Pages from A Diary, OS Gallery, Seattle, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023
  • House of Photographs: The Kasakoff – Adams Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Decade, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
  • Selections from BAGAC, Bill Arning / Exhibitions, Houston, TX
2022
  • Luna Cornea, Centro de la imagen, Mexico City, Mexico, catalogue
  • Shaker Inspired, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY, catalogue
  • Variance, RISD Museum, Providence, RI, catalogue
  • Nature Morte, UNC Charlotte, College of Art and Architecture, and MINT Museum, Charlotte, NC
2021
  • On and Off the Grid, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
2020
  • Keeper of the Hearth / Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photographs, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
  • To Make Visible: Art and Activism, 1980-2000, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
2019
  • 50 Years since Stonewall, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • newflesh, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
  • Contemporary Sublime, The Photographic Collecting of William G. Butler, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • 19 Years at 535, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Recent Acquisitions: Photography and Abstraction, Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and the New Queer, Wrightwood 659, Chicago, IL
  • Don’t Touch My Circles, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2018
  • Framing the City: Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Palmer Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State College of Arts and Architecture, University Park, PA
  • On Disappearing and Appearing; On the Ephemeral in Photography, Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin, Germany
  • Nature Morte, Guildhall, London, UK, book
  • The Nature Lab, LabSpace, Hillsdale, NY, catalogue
  • Intimacy, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
  • Greyish, Hiram Butler Gallery, New York, NY
  • Earth, Wind and Water, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Billboards and Broadsides, LIU Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Body: Concealing and Revealing, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
2017
  • Nature Morte, National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, book published
  • Recent Acquisitions, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
  • Apertures, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
2016
  • Art AIDS America, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, catalogue
  • The Last Picture Show, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • High Summer, Michael Foley Gallery, New York, NY
2015
  • Familiar—altered, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
  • Art AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, catalogue
  • Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert, CA
  • Terminal: On Mortality and Beauty, Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA.
  • still, museumORTH, Orth an der Donau, Austria. Travels to Haus der Kunst, Baden, Austria and Langenzersdorf Museum, Langenzersdorf, Austria
  • Dear Dave, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
  • Director’s Cut: Recent Photography Gifts to the NCMA, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Nature Morte, Ha Gamle Prestegard, Stavanger, Norway. Travels to Konsthallen-Bohuslans Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden
2014
  • Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Permanency: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY
  • The Thing Itself, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
  • Stories in the Social Landscape, International Center of Photography Education Gallery, New York, NY
  • Image Search: Photography from the Collection, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
  • Outsiders: Facing the Camera, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
2013
  • The Art of Renewal, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • Tracing the Fish Bladder, Radiator Arts, Long Island City, NY
  • Thanks For The Warning, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Encuentros, Beatriz Esguerra Arte, Bogota, Colombia
2012
  • Repeat, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Do or Die: The Human Condition in Painting and Photography, Deutsches Hygine Museam, Dresden, Germany, catalogue
  • The Perfect Storm, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2011
  • Unscharf. After Gerhard Richter, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, catalogue
  • The Garden, Allen Nederpelt, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fabric as Form, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
  • 25 Years / 25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, catalogue
  • Mighty Tacoma, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • Petite Mort, Recollections of a Queer Public, Forever & Today, New York, NY, book
2010-2011
  • Hide / Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. Book published. Travels to The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2011) and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (2012).
  • Recollection: Thirty Years of Photography, The New York Public Library, New York, NY
2010
  • Incognito: The Hidden Self-Portrait, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
  • Open Season, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • Surroundings, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Object Lesson, curated by Vince Aletti, New York Photography Festival, Brooklyn, NY
  • Wall to Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Do or Die: The Human Condition in Painting and Photography, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum Fondation Corboud. Cologne, Germany, catalogue
2009
  • Heads, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • All Roads Lead to Coney Island, A. M. Richards Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • Underwater, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
  • Windows and Mirrors, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2008
  • Male, An Exhibition of Work from the Collection of Vince Aletti, White Columns, New York, NY; travels to Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, book
  • Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body, and the City, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, catalogue
  • Darkside 1, Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, Photomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, book
2007
  • Wall House #2, Thought Provoking, Sense Provoking, Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Holland, catalogue
  • Mystery, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
  • A New York Picture Post: Gotham in the Twentieth Century, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
  • Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University,  University Park, PA
  • OOG-EYE, Foam, Amsterdam, NL
2006
  • In Sight, Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  • Home is Where the Art Is, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
  • Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body, and the City, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, catalogue
  • Sans Regard, Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Fifteen and 1/2, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Horrors of War, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
2005
  • In Focus, Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Collection, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • New to View, Recent Acquisitions of Photography, Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA
  • Group Exhibition, Hamiltons, London, UK
  • New Art. New York: Reflections On The Human Condition, Trierenberg Holding AG, Traun, Austria
  • Double Exposure. Galeria 2000, Nurnberg, Germany and Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Landscape as Metaphor, Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany, catalogue
  • Solitude and Focus, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, catalogue
  • The Anniversary Show, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Fawbush Editions, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
  • Home Again, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Sans Regard, Recontre de la Photographie, Arles, France
  • Embodiment, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2004
  • Il Nudo, Ideale e Realta, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, catalogue
  • Hidden Histories, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England, book
2003
  • Double Exposure, Edition Schellmann, New York, NY. Travels to G Fine Art Washington, DC; Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA; Galerie Graff, Montreal, Canada
  • Photographs: Re-examining the Male and Female Nude, Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Scenery, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA Blurred, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • Visions and Revisions, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Fleshtones: 100 Years of the Nude, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Disembodied Spirit, Bowdoin College Art Museum, Bowdoin, Maine. Travels to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and Austin Museum of Art, Austin TX (2004), catalogue
  • Boys of Summer, ClampArt, New York, NY
  • By The Sea, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2002
  • Urban Visions, The St. James Group Ltd Photography Prize 2002, Flowers East Gallery, London, catalogue
  • Blurred Image, Winston Wachter Mayer Fine Art, New York, NY
  • Escaping the Vault: The Contemporary Museum’s Collection Breaks Out, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • Fiat Lux, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
  • A Matter of Degree: Abstraction in Twentieth-Century Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Everyman, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, catalogue
  • The Other Face, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany, catalogue
2001
  • The Human Figure in Photography, 1843-2000: Selections from the Grunwald Center Collection, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Secret Victorians, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, catalogue
  • Size Matters, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY
  • Portraits: Real and Imaginary, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • Rocks and Trees, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Digital Printmaking Now, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, catalogue
2000
  • Surviving the Photograph, Princeton University Art Museum, NJ
  • The Liminal Body, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia, catalogue
  • Photography Now: An International Survey of Contemporary Photography, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA , catalogue
  • Focused Reality, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
  • In Black and White, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
  • Fusion, Rhodes & Mann, London, catalogue
  • Rapture, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, catalogue
  • Breathless! Photography and Time, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Catalogue published by Aperture
  • Photographs from the ‘90s, Anita Friedman Gallery, New York, NY
1999
  • Photography: An Expanded View, Recent Acquisitions, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
  • Photography: An Expanded View, Recent Acquisitions, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Ex-Change, La Criee, Rennes, France
  • Humidity, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Female, curated by Vince Aletti, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY
  • Calendar 2000, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, catalogue
  • The American Century, Part III: 1968-1999, James Danziger Gallery, New York, NY, book published
  • The Full Monty, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY
  • Summer Reading, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
  • American Pictorialism: From Steiglitz to Today, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Full Exposure: Contemporary Photography, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
  • An American Century of Photography, Hallmark Collection, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
  • Travels to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, book published
  • The Emerging Image: Selected Contemporary Photographers, The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
  • Views from the Edge of the World, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
  • Distortion, Anna Kustera, New York, NY
  • Winter, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
  • View From Within, Hales Gallery, London
  • Secret Victorians, Armand Hammer Museum, CA, catalogue.
  • Assumed Identity, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • The Body and the Lens: Photography 1839 to the Present, Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1998
  • The Body Photographed, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
  • Male, curated by Vince Aletti, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Masque,John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, England. Travels to Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge, England.
  • Secret Victorians. Firstsite, Colchester, England. Travels throughout England to Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol;
  • Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Middlesborough Art Gallery, Middlesborough, catalogue
  • Versus 2000, Museion (Museo d’Arte Modern), Bolzano, Italy, catalogue
  • Winter, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Preludes, Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1997
  • Water, PaceWildensteinMacGill, New York, NY
  • Selected Artists from the Julie Saul Gallery, Montgomery Glasoe, Minneapolis, MN
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
  • Oceans and Galaxies: Traditional Pathways to the Infinite, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
  • Fracturing the Gaze, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
  • The Portrait As Object/The Figure As Ground, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Disappeared, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996
  • Contemporary Photographs From the Museum Collection, The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Illustrious History 1871 – Present, San Francisco Art Institute, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York,  John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, catalogue
  • Photographs of Hands From the Collection of Henry Buhl, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, catalogue
  • A Centennial Exposed 1896-1996, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Prospect ‘96, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, catalogue
  • Time Wise, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
  • Out Takes: Obscure Works By Gallery Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
1995
  • 100 Years, 100 Pictures, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, catalogue
  • I Wish, I Wish, Photographers’ Gallery, London
  • Fact, Fiction and Truth: Contemporary Portraits, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
  • Desire, The Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland. Travels to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, catalogue
  • Spirit & Loss, Fotofeis, Glasgow, Scotland, catalogue
  • Large Bodies, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Photographic Condition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Book Show, A New Direction, The Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY
  • Faggots: A Communique from North America, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, University of Buenos Aires
  • White, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY
1994
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way; Art in the Age of AIDS, National Gallery of Australia, Camberra, Australia
  • Desire (benefit exhibition for DIFFA), Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
  • Present Future , Jane Jackson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Herve Charles and Bill Jacobson, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
  • American Photography: A History In Pictures, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
  • The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Absence, Activism and the Body Politic, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Kiss, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Truth Be Told: It’s All About Love, Lennon Weinberg, New York, NY
  • Natural Selection, Carl D’Aquino, New York, NY
  • Life, Love, Death: Ten Years of Photography About AIDS, FNAC,Paris.Three year traveling exhibit throughout Europe, catalogue
1993
  • Guest Room, Achim Kubinsky Gallery, New York, NY
  • Jim Hodges and Bill Jacobson, Paul Morris Fine Art, New York, NY
  • Summer Selections, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Snap, Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York, NY
  • Forever, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
  • Oliver Herring, Bill Jacobson, Scott Lifschutz, Kristin Oppenheim, Maura Sheehan, Simon Watson’s Living Room, New York, NY
1992
  • Sex and Death, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY
  • Summer Group Show, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY
1991
  • Photography Invitational, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
  • Military, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY
  • Group Exhibition, Max Fish, New York, NY
1987
  • Thought Objects, Cash Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY, catalogue
1985
  • Sleep, Mascot Studio, New York, NY
1984
  • Photographic Salon, Defacto Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Pool Show, Mascot Studio, New York, NY
  • A More Store, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
1983
  • Terminal New York Show, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY
1981
  • The Revealing Image, 544 Natoma Gallery, San Francisco, CA catalogue
  • Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA catalogue

Awards and Residencies

  • 2019  VCCA Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France
  • 2018  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
  • 2017  Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
  • 2016  Artist’s residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  • 2014  Residential Fellowship, Bogliasco Foundation, Bogliasco, Italy
  • 2013  Artist’s Residency, Civitella Reniera Foundation, Umbertide, Italy
  • 2012  Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  • 2010  Artist’s residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  • 2009  Artist’s residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  • 2004  Artist’s residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  • 2002  Artist’s residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  • 2000  Artist’s residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  • 1999  Artist in Residence, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1997  Artist’s residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 1996  Artist’s residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  • 1995  Photographer’s Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation, New York, NY
  • 1994  Photographer’s Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts
  • 1994  Artist’s residency, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
  • 1989  Artist’s residency, The Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY

Teaching Experience

2008 – 2018
  • Graduate Faculty, International Center of Photography/ Bard MFA program, New York, NY
2006
  • Graduate Master Class, International Center of Photography/ Bard MFA program, New York, NY
1999-2004
  • Weekend workshops, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Monographs by Bill Jacobson

  • when is a place (text by Wayne Koestenbaum), L’Artiere, Bologna, 2023
  • 945 Madison Avenue (text by David Deitcher), Some Planes Press, New York, 2017
  • figure, ground, (texts by Bill Arning, Barbara Stehle, and Robert Gluck), Some Planes Press, New York, 2017
  • Place (Series) (poem by Maureen N. McLane). Radius Books, Santa Fe, 2015.
  • 48 Great Jones St (interview with Chris Wallace). 3.1 Phillip Lim, New York, 2014.
  • A Series of Human Decisions(interview with Ian Berry). Decode Books, Seattle, 2009.
  • Photographs (essay by Eugenia Parry). Hatje Cantz Publishers, Stuttgart, 2005.
  • 1989-1997, (story by Klaus Kertess). Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 1998

Selected Book, Catalogue, and Magazine Reproductions

  • Manual, Issue 17, Spring / Summer, 2022, (in connection with the exhibition Variance at the RISD Museum), Providence, RI
  • Agnes Martin – Independence of Mind, Radius Books (Santa Fe), 2022 (text by Jacobson about Agnes Martin)
  • Centro De la Imagen 024, Luna Cornea 30 Anos, Mexico City, MX, 2022, catalogue cover
  • Shaker Inspired, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY, 2022, catalogue cover, pg. 22-23
  • Sesé, Marta. EXIT (no. 87 Portrait Typologies) Madrid, Spain, pg. 52-59
  • New York Magazine, The 17th Annual Reasons to Love New York, December 6-19, 2021, cover photograph
  • Postdocument, Issue #16 (Date of Photograph), July 2021, pg. 14, 16, 35 and 49
  • Aletti, Vince. Identity, Musée No. 24. 2021. pg. 76
  • England, Odette. Keeper of the Hearth/Picturing Roland Barthes Unseen Photograph, Schilt Publishing (Amsterdam, NL) 2020, cover photograph.
  • Hohe Luft. Das Philosophische Foto. Begriff: Minimalismus: Bill Jacobson,August 2020. pg. 70-71
  • Newflesh, Light Factory, Charlotte, NC. Catalog published, 2019
  • Newspaper, Volume five, Number Two, 2017
  • Newspaper, Volume five, Number One, 2016
  • Los Angeles Review of Books. Fall 2015
  • Weiermair, Peter. still. NoART – Niederosterreich Gesellschaft fur Kunst und Kultur, St. Polten, Austria, 2015
  • Roswell Angier. Train Your Gaze (second edition). Bloomsbury, London, UK and New York, NY, 2015, pg. 168-171
  • The Jewel Thief. The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 2014, pg. 56-61
  • Encuentros. Beatriz Esguerra Arte, Bogota, Colombia, 2013, pg. 7
  • Petry, Michael. Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still-Life Tradition. Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2013, pg. 152, 274, 375
  • Eyemazing: The New Collectible Art Photography. Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2013, pg. 25, 26, 214, 215
  • The Naked & The Nude. Grafiche Dell’artiere, Bologna, IT, 2013
  • Why It Does Not Have to be in Focus. Prestel, London, UK, 2013, pg. 199
  • S. F. Jazz 2012. TBW Books, Oakland, CA, 2012
  • Hunt, WM. The Unseen Eye. Aperture, New York, NY, 2012
  • Gerhard Richter Au Centre Pompidou. Beaux Arts (editions), 2012
  • Tricycle (The Buddhist Review). Summer, 2012, pg. 80 – 83
  • Lubin-Levy, Joshua & Mota, Carlos. PETITE MORTE, Recollections of a Queer Public. Forever & Today Inc, 2011, pg. 26-27
  • Unscharf. After Gerhard Richter. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, 2011
  • 25 Years, 25 Artists. Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, 2011. catalogue
  • Katz, Jonathan and Ward, David. Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, 2010. Book published in conjunction with traveling exhibition.
  • Do or Die: The Human Condition in Painting and Photography. Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne, Germany, 2010. Catalogue published in conjunction with exhibition.
  • Dear Dave, Issue #6. Winter 2009
  • Bomb (First Proof, Literary Supplement), Number 107. Spring 2009, portfolio published with text by Ian Berry
  • Darkside 1, Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed. Photomuseum Winterthur/Steidl, 2008
  • Male. PPP Editions, in association with Andrew Roth Inc., New York, 2008.
  • Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body, and the City. Miami Art Museum, Miami, 2008
  • Borhan, Pierre. Hommes Pour Hommes (Men for Men). Touguna Conseil et Editions, Paris, 2007
  • Merkin, Daphne. Reinventing Middle Age, The New York Times Magazine, May 6, 2007
  • Wall House #2, Thought Provoking, Sense Provoking. Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Holland, 2007
  • ARTWORK. The Progressive Collection, Distributed Art Publishers, New York, 2007
  • Noble, Laura. The Art of Collecting Photography. AVA Publishing, Lausanne, 2006
  • Landscape as Metaphor. Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany, 2005
  • Petry, Michael. Hidden Histories. Art Media Press, London, 2004
  • Il Nudo, Ideale e Realta. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, 2004
  • The Disembodied Spirit. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin, Maine, 2004
  • Pandemic: Facing AIDS. Umbridge Editions, New York, 2003
  • The New York Times Magazine. August 25, 2002(cover photograph)
  • Bomb. Summer 2002, front cover photograph
  • The Other Face, Metamorphoses of the Photographic Portrait. Deutsches Museum, Munich, 2002
  • The New York Times Magazine. November 11, 2001
  • The New York Times Magazine. October 14, 2001
  • Manger/Eat. Coromandel Editions, New York/Geneva, 2001
  • Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 2001
  • Desire. Edition Oehrli/Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany, 2001
  • Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. Columbia University’s School of the Arts, New York, 2001
  • Face.Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2001
  • Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors. Summer 2000 (pp 90-97)
  • The Liminal Body. Australian Center of Photography, 2000
  • 21st, The Journal of Contemporary Photography, Volume Two. Leo & Wolfe, Brewster, MA, 1999
  • An American Century of Photography, From Dry-Plate to Digital. The Hallmark Photographic Collection, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1998
  • Versus 2000. Museion (Museo d’Arte Modern), Bolzano, Italy, 1998
  • American Photographs. 1900/2000, Assouline, New York, 2000
  • Photography Now: An International Survey of Contemporary Photography. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Ewing, William. Love and Desire. Chronicle Books, San Francisco,1999
  • Bright, Deborah. The Passionate Camera: Photography and Bodies of Desire. Routledge, London/New York, 1998
  • Sabau, Luminita. The Promise of Photography: The DG Bank Collection. Prestel, Munich, 1998
  • New Art. Harry Abrams, New York, 1997
  • Brent Ingram, Gordon, Anne-Marie Bouthillette and Yolanda Retter, eds. Queers in Space. Bay Press, Seattle, Washington, 1997
  • See, A Journal of Visual Culture, Issue 2:2. Friends of Photography, San Francisco, 1996
  • Prospect ’96. Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, 1996
  • Groff, David and Richard Berman, eds. Whitman’s Men: Walt Whitman’s Calamus Poems Celebrated by Contemporary Photographers. Universe Publishing, New York, 1996
  • Collection in Context, Photographs of Hands from the Collection of Henry Buhl. Thread Waxing Space, 1996
  • Creative Camera. December-January 1995 (cover, pp. 14-19)
  • Weiermair, Peter. 100 Years, 100 Pictures. Zurich: Edition Stemmle, 1995
  • Cooper, Emmanuel. Fully Exposed, The Male Nude in Photography. London/New York: Routledge, 1995
  • Desire: Visionaire 12. New York, 1994
  • Thought Objects: Just Another Asshole 7. New York, 1987

Selected Reviews

  • Scott, Andrea, “Inside the Breuer Building, After the Whitney and Before The Met”, The New Yorker Photo Booth, March 12, 2016.
  • Weidemen, Paul. “All The Right Angles.” Pasatiempo (The New Mexican), April 6-12, 2012, page 44-46.
  • Lindvay, Jaimee. “Bill Jacobson: A Series of Human Decisions.” Afterimage, Issue 37.6, page 34.
  • Aletti, Vince. “Photo Books.” photograph, September/October, 2009.
  • Lledo, Elena. “Bill Jacobson.” Exit Express (Madrid), #44, May 2009.
  • McQuaid, Cate. “BILL JACOBSON: Some Planes.” The Boston Globe, April 29, 2009.
  • Wolin, Joseph. ”Bill Jacobson, Some Planes.” Time Out, December 11-17, 2008.
  • “Bill Jacobson.” The New Yorker, December 8, 2008.
  • Holtzman, Anna. “Bill Jacobson, ‘Interim Thoughts and Others at Trafic Frac haute-Normandie’ ”. Eyemazing, Issue 2, 2007.
  • McQuaid, Cate. Arts & Reviews, “Bill Jacobson.” The Boston Globe, February 2, 2006.
  • Rexer, Lyle. “The Arbus Effect.” Art on Paper, January/February 2004.
  • McQuaid, Cate. “Communing With The Ghosts of Technology Past and Present.”
  • Boston Sunday Globe, November 2, 2003.
  • Aletti, Vince. “Bill Jacobson.” Village Voice, October 29, 2003.
  • Widdicombe. Ben. “Private Eye.” Art & Auction, November 2002.
  • Hubbard, Sue. “Loss and Gain.” Art Review (UK), October 2002.
  • “Bill Jacobson at Rhodes + Mann.” Pluk (UK), October 2002.
  • Jones, Jonathan. “Bill Jacobson: Thought Series Photographs, 1993-1999.” Contemporary Visual Arts(UK), October, 2000.
  • McQuaid, Cate. “Bill Jacobson.” Art News, October 1999.
  • Pollack, Barbara, “Summer Reading.” Art News, October 1999.
  • Princenthal, Nancy. Art in America, February 1999.
  • Saltz, Jerry. “Finders & Keepers.” Village Voice, June 1, 1999.
  • Curren, Jenny. “Museum exhibits Jacobson.” Michigan Daily, February 22, 1999.
  • Aletti, Vince. “The Season’s Best Photo Books.” Village Voice, December 15, 1998.
  • Cary Parkes, James. “Fade to Gay.” Gay Times (London), October 1998.
  • Chase, Clifford. “Ghosts in the Machine.” POZ, October 1998.
  • “Bill Jacobson.” American Photographer, February 1997.
  • Duffy, Robert. “Through A Mist, Beautifully.” St. Louis Post Dispatch, June, 1996.
  • Arning, Bill. “Songs of Sentient Beings.” Time Out, March 12-20, 1996.
  • Aletti, Vince. “Not Fade Away.” Village Voice, March 5, 1996.
  • Hagen, Charles. “Bill Jacobson.” New York Times, March 8, 1996.
  • Aletti, Vince. “Fade Out.” Village Voice, January 1996.
  • Fitzpatrick, Laurie. “Bill Jacobson: Interim Worlds.” Art & Understanding, November 1995.
  • Watney, Simon. “Bill Jacobson at Photographer’s Gallery.” Artforum, April 1995.
  • Aukeman, Anastasia. “Bill Jacobson, Coming Together and Letting Go.” On The Edge, ARTnews, October 1995.
  • Hagen, Charles. “Large Bodies.” Pace MacGill Gallery, New York Times, July 28, 1995.
  • Baker, Kenneth. Blurred Photo Images Expose Shadowy Pain.” San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, 1995.
  • Bonetti, David. “Gallery Watch.” San Francisco Examiner, May 25, 1995.
  • Creative Camera, “Bill Jacobson.” December/January 1995.
  • Visionaire, “Desire.” Fall 1994.
  • Bickerton, Jane. “Present Future.” Art Papers, July/August, 1994.
  • Matis, Gretchen. “Artists’ Passionate Opinions Sear Through Color Photos.”
  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 1, 1994.
  • Aletti, Vince. “Choices.” Village Voice, June 1994.
  • Wolin, Joe. “Virtual Reality: Portraits of America.” Luna Cornea (Mexico City), Volume #3, 1993.
  • Hirsh, David. “Bill Jacobson at Grey Gallery.” New York Native, November 1, 1993.
  • Aletti, Vince. “Choices.” Village Voice, August 10, 1993.
  • Aletti, Vince. “Choices.” Village Voice, May 5, 1993.
  • Hagen, Charles. “Snap!” Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York Times, July 16, 1993.
  • Aletti, Vince. “Choices.” Village Voice, July 30, 1991.

Public and Corporate Collections

  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
  • Bank of America, London, England
  • Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, MX
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • DG Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France
  • George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • International Center of Photography, New York, NY
  • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
  • RISD Museum, Providence, RI
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Spencer Art Museum, Lawrence, KS
  • St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
  • The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY