Untitled 51A, 1996 by Carl Chiarenza
25” x 20” (framed)
Gift of the Artist
About the Artist
Carl Chiarenza grew up in Rochester Chiarenza has received several degrees, including an A.A.S. and a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology, a M.S. and A.M. from Boston University and the Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1973. He was the first person in the US to receive a Ph.D. in the History of Photography, and has been an important figure in the Boston, New York, and Rochester art communities for over sixty years.
Chiarenza works predominantly in black and white photography, and his idiosyncratic use of unlikely materials and his development of an unusual visual language have made his work uniquely recognizable.
Chiarenza’s work has been shown in exhibitions around the world, including solo exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, the George Eastman Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography, among others. His work is represented in the collections of over 50 museums including the Getty Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bibliotheque Nationale (France), and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan).
Chiarenza has exhibited with RoCo in many Members Exhibitions over the years, and was highlighted in 2014 alongside three of his students in Makers & Mentors 2014.
Visit Carl’s website for more.
RoCo’s Davis-Havens Sales Gallery offers artworks of all styles at a range of prices, all to benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Hundreds of artworks, which have been donated by collectors (and some artists), are rotated on view regularly. Artworks have been given expressly for this ongoing fundraiser so prices are often significantly discounted. All proceeds from the sale of these artworks support the long term future of RoCo.
Our Future Fund Featured Find is a new initiative highlighting a different artwork and artist each month.