Born 1975; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2005     MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1997     BA, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


2017     Chaos Power Center, 11R, New York, NY
2016     Jennie Jieun Lee & Mariah Robertson, 11R, New York, NY
2015     Photography Lovers’ Peninsula, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
2014     Paris Photo Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2013      Permanent Puberty, American Contemporary, New York, NY
              NADA Miami Beach, Miami, FL
2012      Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (performance)
              Kogod Courtyard, Washington, DC (performance)
              Let’s Change, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
2011      Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT
              BALTIC Centre, curated by Laurence Sillars, Gateshead, UK
              HOT TROPICAL RAIN JAM, Museum 52, New York, NY
              MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (performance)
2010      ART FORUM, Berlin, Germany
2009      Take Better Pictures, Museum 52, New York, NY
              I Am Passions, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY
              Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY (Performance)
2007      Nudes, Still Lives and Landscapes, Guild & Greshkul, New York, NY
2006      Please lie down and take a nap with me in my grave, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY


2016     11R, New York, NY
             Cut-Up, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
             New Photography, BAM, New York, NY
             Island States, Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN
             This is a Photograph, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
             Surrogates, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver BC
             World Made By Hand, Andrew Edwin Gallery, New York, NY
             Vapegoat Rising, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA

2015    Russian Doll, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
            Panic Pants, organized by Tatiana Kronberg, Essex Flowers, New York, NY
            Back to the Real, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
            Part Picture, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
            Jessica Eaton, Mariah Robertson, Alison Rossiter, Cleveland Museum of Art’s
            Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
            Picture/Thing, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, Middletown, CT
            Color Fields, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2014    Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
            CHEM 101: The Science of Photography, The William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
           The Material Image, curated by Debra Singer, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
           By Proxy, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
           Me and Benjamin, curated by M+B, Galerie Xippas, Paris, FrancE
           Broken Surface Artificial Matter, Halsey McKay Gallery, New York, NY
           Aggregate Exposure, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Process Priority, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
           A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
           Outside the Lines: Rites of Spring, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
           What is a Photograph?, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2013   19 New Acquisitions in Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
            How Things are Made (an exhibition in 3 parts), Spot Welders, New York, NY
            Old Black, Team Gallery, New York, NY
            Under My Skin, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
            Desire, Yancey Richardson, New York, NY

2012    Photography, Sculpture, Figure, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
            Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
            Manscape: Man as Subject and Object, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
            The Space in Between, Steven Zevitas, Boston, MA
            Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
            Hi Jack!, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
            Space Invaders, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
            The Hort Family Collection, New York, NY
            Someone Puts Together A Pineapple, Acme, Los Angeles, CA

2011    Cry Baby Presents, Los Angeles, CA
            Fight or Flight, curated by Justin Lieberman, Franklin Parrasch, New York, NY
            Process(ing), Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
            Perfectly Damaged, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
            Against The Way Things Go, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, NY
            Channel to the New Image, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

2010    Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
            Skins, OHWOW Gallery, Miami, FL
            50 Artists Photograph the Future, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
            Mexican Blanket, Museum 52, London, UK
            Color as Form: Playing the Spectrum, Silver Eye Centre for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
            A World Like Tomorrow Wears Things Out, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, NY
            IN SIDE OUT, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
            Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
            Transfer Function, Zieher Smith, New York, NY

2009     XOXO, Apartment Show, Brooklyn, NY
             If the Dogs are Barking, Apartment Show at Artists Space, New York, NY
             Experimental Photography, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY
             The Company Presents: A Video Screening, Miami Beach, FL
             Wrong: A Program of Text and Image, Eight Veil, Los Angeles, CA
             I’m Feeling Lucky, P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY
             On From Here, Guildt & Greyshkul, New York, NY

2008     Sonata for Executioner and Various Young Women, André Schechtriem Contemporary, New York, NY
             Deadliest Catch: Hamptons, CORE: Hamptons, Southampton, NY
             From Viennese Actionism to the Triumph of Vince Young, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
             FRIENDLY, organized by Sam Clagnaz and Tommy Hartung, New York, NY

 2007    Divine Find, Stonefox Artspace, New York, NY
             A Moving World, Gallery w52, New York, NY
             Where To: Artists Environ a Cab, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
             Practical F/X, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
             STUFF: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2006    Haunted States, Grand Arts, Kansas City, KS
            The Truth About Susan Gescheidle, The Centre of Attention, Chicago, IL
            The SevSenth Side of the Die, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY
            Help Yourself, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005     Loop Video Festival, Barcelona, Spain
             Video Pleasures of the East Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
             Early February, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT
             Community Theater Art Space Annex, New Haven, CT

2003     Great Indoors, Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2002     Shit Hot Lucky, Tackle Gallery, Oakland, CA
             Element of the Temporary Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2001     Just Short Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
             Red Wine & High Heels Lair of the Minotaur, San Francisco, CA


2016     Knoblauch, Loring, “Jennie Jieun Lee | Mariah Robertson@ 11R”, Collector Daily, January 20, 2016
             Bodin, Claudia, “Außer Kontrolle”, Art Das Kunst Magazin, January 3 2016

2015    “Paradoxical Abstraction,” Artpress, March 2015

 “8 Incredible Artists on the Rise”, Architectural Digest, November 10, 2015  

Akel, Joseph, “At NADA , A Fresh Crop of Young Talent”, The New York Times Style

Magazine, May 15, 2015

Everett-Green, Robert,  “Artists revive old methods and invent new ones to bring

   wonder back into photography”, The Globe And Mail , April 30, 2015

Wagley, Catherine, “5 Art Shows You Should See This Week”, LA Weekly, April 10,


Ollman, Leah, “Mariah Robertson’s vigorous tussle with photography,” LA

                           Times, March 13, 2015

Soltis, Redia, “Til April 8th: M+B – Mariah Roberston”, 01//Magazine (online), March 24th, 2015

Shaw, Michael, “Mariah Robertson: ‘Photography Lovers’ Peninsula’ at M+B”,

ArtScene, March 2015

Slenske, Michael, “Mariah Robertson’s Bold Photographic Installations Go On

   Display,” Architectural Digest (blog), February 18, 2015

Levere, Jane L., “In Huntington, an Exhibition of Pioneering Photography

   Through the Ages,” The New York Times, February 13, 2015


2014                 Martinez, Alanna, “5 Artists to Watch at Paris Photo LA’s Solo Booths,” Blouin

                           Artinfo, April 25, 2014

                        Sanchez, Gabriel, “What is a Photograph?”, Artforum, March 1, 2014

Smith, Roberta, “When a Form is Given Its Room to Play,” The New York

   Times, February 6, 2014

Jovanovic, Rozalia, and Vanessa Yurkevich, “What is a Photograph? at the

   ICP,” Blouin Artinfo, February 4, 2014

Johnson, Ken, “Digital, Analog, and Waterlogged,” The New York Times,

   January 30, 2014
            “Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions”, Art21 New York Close Up, 2014


2013                 Russeth, Andrew, “‘Mariah Robertson: Permanent Puberty’ at American   

                           Contemporary,” Gallerist NY, November 19

Aletti, Vince, “Goings on About Town: Mariah Robertson,” The New

   Yorker, November 15, 2013

Small, Rachel, “Mariah Robertson’s Unplanning,” Interview Magazine, October, 2013

Knoblauch, Loring, “Mariah Robertson, Permanent Puberty at American

   Contemporary,” Collector Daily, November 8, 2013

Borras, Alexandra, “BLINK // Mariah Robertson’s Unconventional Photography”, Berlin Artlink, June 30th, 2013


2012                 McQuaid, Gabe, “Breaking Down Boundaries at Zevitas,” The Boston Globe,

                           July 25, 2012

Pin Up, Spring/Summer

Rosenberg, Karen, “Another Fair Makes a Debut and Aims to Lure the

   Collectors Already in Town,” The New York Times, May 4, 2012

Robertson, Mariah, “Unflattering Self Portraits,” The Huffington Post (blog),

   April 26, 2012

Broomfield, Emma, “Stare Quality,” The Sunday Times Magazine,

   April 22, 2012

Steward, Sue, “Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery,” London

   Evening Standard, April 25, 2012

Duponchelle, Valerie, “Quand SM la Reine Pose les Yeux Fermes, Le Figaro,

   April 25, 2012

Durrant, Nancy, “Out of Focus at the Saatchi Gallery, SW3,” The Times, April

Thorson, Alice, “Nothing Square About These Pics,” The Kansas City Star,

   February 24, 2012

Robertson, Mariah, “Let’s Change,” Huffington Post Arts, February 23, 2012

“Charming A Cobra”, Exit, Edition 47 pg 134-135

Tuck, Geoff, “Gregory Edwards, Caitlin Lonegan, William J. O’Brian, and

   Mariah Robertson at Acme,” Notes on Looking, February 3, 2012

“New York Close Up”, Art21 January 13, 2012
“A Naked Guy Walks into a Mariah Robertson Photo”, ART21 New York Close Up, 2012

“Mariah Robertson, Gorky’s Granddaughter,” August 2012


2011                  Wiley, Chris, “Ryan Trecartin, Willem De Kooning, New York Solo Photo

                        Shows,” Artforum, December, 2011

Wiley, Chris, “Depth of Focus,” FRIEZE, Issue 43, November – December, 2011

“In Conversation With: Mariah Robertson”, Aesthetic Magazine, 2011

Mariah Robertson, Gateshead”, The Guardian, pg 36, July 16, 2011

Robinson, Nicholas, “Mariah Robertson – Where did all the print go?”, July

   13, 2011

Charlton, John, “The Baltic Center Presents Mariah Robertson’s First UK Solo

   Exhibition”,, June 27, 2011

“New York Close Up”, Art21, June 27, 2011

Haber, John, “Remembering Abstraction,”, March, 2011

“Mariah Robertson: Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker, March 12, 2011

Bailey, Laura, “Mariah Robertson,” Laura Bailey’s Blog/, February 28, 2011
“Mariah Robertson Wears a Yellow Suit to Work”, ART21 New York Close Up,

                         “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Mariah Robertson,” Paddle 8


2010                 Wallin, Yasha, “Synchronized Swimmers and a Conga Line at the Interview

                           Magazine Party,” PAPER, December 3, 2010

Kerr, Merrily, Flash Art, October 2010

“Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker, October, 2010

Kerr, Merrily, “Judith Eisler, Bryn McConnell, Mariah Robertson,” Time Out

   New York, August 16, 2010

“50 Artists Photograph the Future”, The New Yorker, June 6th, 2010

Saltz, Jerry “Sincerity and Irony Hug It Out”, New York Magazine, May 27, 2010

                        Cotter, Holland, “50 Artists Photograph the Future,” The New York Times,

   May 27, 2010

“Greater New York,” Artforum, May, 25 2010

 “Mariah Robertson”, MoMA PS1, Greater New York Catalogue Essay, pg 172-173

   New York Magazine, May 27, 2010

 “A World Like Tomorrow Wears Things Out”, Goings On About Town, The New

   Yorker, April 5th 2010

Maine, Stephanie, “Mariah Robertson”, Art in America, January 2010


2009                Rosenberg, Karen, “Mariah Robertson, ‘I Am Passions’,” The New York Times,

   October 23, 2009

Ruckick, Nicole, “Critics’ Pick,” Artforum, October 28, 2009

Pearse, Emma, “See Mariah Roberton’s Glamorous Photograms”, New York Magazine, October 16, 2009

Aletti, Vine, “Palomar: Experimental Photography,” The New Yorker, June 22, 2009

Walleston, Aimee, “Photography Wow”, The New York Times June 5, 2009

Maine, Stephen, “Mariah Robertson,” Art in America, January, 2009


2008                Coburn, Tyler, “Mariah Robertson: Nudes, Still Lives, and Landscapes,” Art

                           Review, January, 2008

Leung, Cynthia, “Naked Ambition,” Tokion, Spring, 2008


2007                 “Supernature Times Nature,” Rocket Magazine, May, 2007

Leung, Cynthia, “Cynthia Leung Talked to Mariah Robertson,” NY ARTS

   Magazine, November – December, 2007


2006                Leung, Cynthia, “Mariah Robertson”, Resurrection, 2016

Thorson, Alice, “A Crisis of Self,” Kansas City Star, December 3, 2006




The Sir Elton John Photography Collection

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

UBS Art Collection, New York, NY

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Bidwell Projects, Cleveland, Ohio

North Carolina Museum of Art, NC

JP Morgan Chase Art Collection