Gregory Crewdson, The Haircut, 2014, digital pigment print, image size: 37 1/2 × 50 inches (95.3 x 127 cm), ed. of 3, 2 APs © Gregory Crewdson
Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale School of Art, where he is now Director of Graduate Studies in Photography.
Crewdson’s career has spanned three decades. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is featured in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
His most widely acclaimed bodies of work have been Natural Wonder, Twilight, Dream House (a 2002 commission by The New York Times Magazine), Beneath the Roses, and Sanctuary. His most recent body of work, entitled Cathedral of the Pines, opened at Gagosian New York in early 2016. Comprised of 31 digital pigment prints, this series was made during three productions in and around the rural town of Becket, Massachusetts. A fully-illustrated book with an essay by art historian Alexander Nemerov was released by Aperture in conjunction with the exhibition.
Beneath the Roses, a series of pictures that took nearly ten years to complete—with a crew of over one hundred cumulatively—was the subject of the 2012 feature documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, by Ben Shapiro.
A retrospective of Crewdson’s work produced between 1985 and 2005 toured European museums from 2005 to 2008, and was accompanied by a fully-illustrated book published by Hatje Cantz. The recent exhibition, “In a Lonely Place,” traveled to galleries and museums across Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand in 2013. The major monograph Gregory Crewdson was published by Rizzoli International the same year.
Gregory Crewdson: The Becket Pictures is slated to open this May at FRAC Auvergne. Cathedral of the Pines will be presented by The Photographers' Gallery, London, and the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, Poland, later this year.
Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship.