Bryan Schutmaat 1983

Lives in Austin, Texas. Works in Austin, Texas.

Bryan Schutmaat is an American photographer whose work has been widely exhibited and published. He has earned numerous awards and honors, including an Aperture Portfolio Prize, a Center’s Gallerist’s Choice Award, a Daylight Photo Award, and the PDN’s 30 selection, among many others. His first monograph, Grays the Mountain Sends, was published by the Silas Finch Foundation in 2013 to international critical acclaim. Schutmaat's latest publication Good Goddamn (2017) is about a friend from rural Texas and his last few days of freedom before going to prison. His photos can be found in the permanent collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and numerous private collections.

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2014 Joop Swart Masterclass participant Bryan Schutmaat discusses his photo story, 'Transmission'.


Education MFA in photography, University of Hartford, 2012 BA in history, University of Houston, 2009 Solo Exhibitions Good Goddamn, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2018 - January 2019 Good Goddamn, Kominek Gallery, Berlin, Germany, September - October 2018 Grays the Mountain Sends, Sherrick and Paul Gallery, Nashville, TN, September - November 2015 Grays the Mountain Sends, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, NY, October - December 2014 Grays the Mountain Sends, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, April - May 2014 Grays the Mountain Sends, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, September - October 2013 Grays the Mountain Sends, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, May - June 2011 Group Exhibitions This Land, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA, June 2018 – 2019 American Surfaces and the Photobook, The Museum of Modern Art, November 2017 – March 2018 Land and Lens, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT, September - December 2017 Paradise Out Front, The Southern, Charleston, SC, January – February 2017 The Absent State, Breda's Museum, The Netherlands, September - October 2016 California and the West, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, May - September 2016 You Are Here, The Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, April - June 2016 (In)visible, Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, NE, February 2016 The Smaller Exotics of Texas, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX, September 2015 Emerging, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA, June - September 2015 Dear Dave, Foley Gallery, New York, NY, April 2015 Picture Society, Space Gallery, Denver, CO, March 2015 New Visionaries, The School of Design at Mount Ida College, Newton, MA, February - April 2015 Motor Chronicles, Farewell Books, Austin, TX, October - November 2014 Breaking Ground, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, October 2014 Songs from the Heart, BredaPhoto International Photo Festival, The Netherlands, September - October 2014 Blog Re-Blog, Big Medium, Austin, TX, May - June 2014 Flash Forward Boston, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, MA, May 2014 Hungry Still, Quad Gallery, Derby, England, March - May 2014 The Collaborative Photobook, SPE National Conference, Baltimore, MD March 2014 Slideluck Austin VI, Rosewood Collective, Austin, TX, March 2014 The New York Photo Awards, Powerhouse Arena, New York, NY, January - February 2014 Photo LA (Silas Finch Foundation), LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA, January 2014 Ctrl + P: Photography Taken Offline, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, November 2013 - January 2014 Unfolding Images, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, December 2013 Art Miami Basel (Aperture Foundation), Miami, FL, December 2013 Flash Forward 2013, Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto, Canada, October 2013 Annual Benefit Auction, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY, October 2013 These Rhythmic Seasons, The Metropolitan Building, New York, NY, September 2013 Musings, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, August - September 2013 Blog Re-Blog, Signal, Brooklyn, New York, August 2013 The Curve: Choice Award Winners, Center, Santa Fe, NM, June - July 2013 Exposure 2013, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA, June - July 2013 Home: Where We Live, Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, May - June, 2013 Blue Collar, Red Dust, One Eyed Jacks Gallery, Brighton, UK, March - May 2013 Slideluck London V, The Chocolate Theatre, London, UK, April 2013 No Culture Icons, Village Books, Leeds, UK, February 2013 What Happens When Your'e Lost, 25 CPW New York, NY, November 2012 What Happens When You're Lost, Joseloff Gallery, Univeristy of Hartford, CT, August 2012 Call and Response, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA, April - May 2012 The Wild and The Innocent, Clic NYC, New York, NY, March - April 2012 Annual Print Auction Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, January - February 2012 Dawn Till Dusk, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY, June - July 2011 Points of Departure, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, April - May 2011 Land Use Survey, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY, July - August 2010 Lonesome Travelers, Art League Houston, Houston TX, July - August 2010 28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, July - August 2010 No Culture Icons, FotoFreo Fringe Festival, Fremantle, Australia, March 2010 Emerging Artistsʼ Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY, October 2009 Slow Exposures, Peach State Aerodrome, Zebulon, GA, September 2009 Gallery Wanted Paris, Paris, France, March - May 2009 Lieux communs, L'épicerie moderne, Feyzin, France, January - February 2009 Fjord, Meet Waradise, New York, NY, November 2008 Lieux communs, Doxart Gallery, Lyon, France, October - November 2008 Footprints, Green Spot, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2008 Milchstraße, Università iuav di Venezia, Italy, July 2008 Cultivate Beauty, The 930 Art Center, Louisville, KY, May 2008 Must Not Sleep/Must Warn Others, Wonderful Union Gallery, Seattle, WA, October - November 2007 Cultivated, Mars Bar, San Francisco, CA, October 2007 Something About You, Salon Mijangos Gallery, San Antonio, TX, September - October 2007 SPIN: Txt Me L8r, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, August 2007 Take Us Anywhere, But Take Us Now, Warehouse Gallery, Washington DC, May 2007 Monograph Grays the Mountain Sends. The Silas Finch Foundation. New York, 2013 Awards & Honors Aaron Siskind Foundation, individual photographer’s fellowship, 2016 Prix Pictet Award, nominee, 2015 Foam Paul Huf Award, nominee, 2015 The New York Photo Awards, photobook category, winner, 2014 PDN's 30, selected, 2014 Joop Swart Masterclass, selected participant, 2014 Cassilhaus, artist in residence, 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award, nominee, 2014 Paris Photo/Aperture First Book Award, shortlisted, 2013 Daylight Photo Awards, winner, 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize, winner, 2013 PRC's Exposure 2013 at Boston University, best in show, 2013 CENTER's (Santa Fe) Gallerist Choice Awards, first place, 2013 Review Santa Fe, selected, 2013 Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, selected, 2013 Burn Magazine, Emerging Photographer Fund, finalist, 2013 MACK First Book Award, nominee, 2013 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, finalist, 2012 The FotoVisura Grant, honorable mention, 2012 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship, winner, 2011 Merit Scholarship, recipient, Hartford Art School, 2010 Hey Hot Shot, finalist, 2010 Public Collections Baltimore Museum of Art The Hood Museum of Art Middlebury College Museum of Art The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Lectures & Artist Visits Corcoran College of Art &Design Houston Center for Photography Massey University Medium Festival of Photography Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of the Image Newspace Center for Photography Parsons The New School for Design Photography Studies College Pratt Institute Project Basho Syracuse University University of Houston University of Illinois at Chicago University of Nebraska University of North Carolina Union University Watkins College of Art & Design Press, Publications, Interviews, Features, etc. Woodward, Richard, "This Land Review: Picturing America," The Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2018 Badger, Gerry, "Bryan Schutmaat: Good Goddamn," 1000 Words, online, issue 27, February 2018 Soper, Forest, "Book of the Week," photo-eye Blog, online, December 18, 2017 Tchetchik , Daniel, "Day Before Entering Prison," Haaretz, online, December 2, 2017 "Portrait Job," British Journal of Photography, pg 76 - 77, in print, issue 7852, October 2016 Wray, Tara. "Doin’ Work, Flash Interviews with Contemporary Photographers: Bryan Schutmaat," Huffington Post, online, September 12, 2016 "Bryan Schutmaat Explores the Inner Lives of Common Men," This Is Paper, online, July 22, 2016 Ker, Anna. "A Meditation On Life In American Mountain Towns," iGNANT, online, February 26, 2016 McManus, Austin. "Bryan Schutmaat: The Photograph as Meditation," Juxtapoz, pg 24 - 29, in print, issue 172, May 2015 Bradley, Sarah. "Book Review: Grays the Mountain Send," photo-eye Blog, online, March 19, 2015 Conway, Richard, "See the Historic American Far West From a Fresh Angle," TIME Lightbox, online, February 24, 2015 Colberg, Jörg. "Photobook Reviews (W08/2015)," CPH Mag, online, February 19, 2015 "A Look Inside 'Grays the Mountain Sends' Published by Silas Finch," Juxtapoz, online, January 17, 2015 Meyers, William. "Photography Review: Exhibitions of Nicholas Nixon, Eugène Atget and Bryan Schutmaat," The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2014 Laurent, Olivier. "Photographing TIME’s Person of the Year in Africa, Europe and the US," TIME Lightbox, online, December 11, 2014 Sotmat, Brian. "Rust Mountain," Haaretz, online, December 9, 2014 Ebony, David. "David Ebony's Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for November," Artnet News, online, November 21, 2014 Gopnik, Blake. "Bryan Schutmaat's Western Photos: Glorious, and Sad," Artnet News, online, November 11, 2014 Next #04, World Press Photo, pg 130-143, in print, November 2014 Mossless, Issue 3: The United States, in print, September 2014 Arena, Gianpaolo. "My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs," Landscape Stories, online, May 2014 Brown, Peter. "Singular Pursuit," Spot, pg 20 - 29, in print, Spring 2014 Lesley, Martin. "The Topography of the Soul," Ojodepez, pg 42-51, in print, March 2014 "Mountains are Discontinuity," Landscape Stories, issue 15, March 2014 "Bryan Schutmaat," Dear Dave, pg 80-85, in print, Winter 2014 Heery, Meg Ryan. "Images of the Year," American Photo, pg 50-51, in print, January/February 2014 Grann, Nathaniel. "5 Best Photo Books of 2013," The Washington Post, pg E8, in print, November 24, 2013 Belgaux, Christian. "Breakout Stars of Paris Photo," Dazed, online, November 20, 2013 "Photobook Awards, 2013 Shortlist," The Photo Book Review, issue 5, in print, fall 2013 Byng, Louise. "Grays the Mountain Sends," Another Escape, in print, fall 2013 Oxford American, pg 4-5, in print, fall 2013 O'Hagan, Sean, "After the gold rush," The Guardian, online, September 17, 2013 Alter, Charlotte, "Grays the Mountain Sends: Poetic Views of the American West’s Darker Side," TIME Lightbox, online, September 13, 2013 Esquire Russia, pg 130 - 143, issue 91, September 2013 Robbins, Sarah, "Interview: Bryan Schutmaat," Dirty Laundry Magazine, issue 3, online, September 2013 Fredrickson, Lori, "Full Immersion," American Photo, pg 44-47, in print, July/August, 2013 Tsomondo, Dzana, "Prospecting the Cold Vein," PDN, pg 94-98, in print, July, 2013 Feeny, Mark, "Wide world of lives, living in annual ‘Exposure’ show," Boston Globe, online, June 11, 2013 "Small Towns, Big Country," The Sunday Times Magazine, in print, May 12, 2013 McDermott, Theodore. "The Minor Outsider," VICE, vol 20, no. 4, pg 116 - 122, in print, April 2013 Punch the Camera, Issue 3, in print, April 2013 The Heavy Collective, questionnaire, online, April 18, 2013 Smithson, Aline. "Center Awards: Gallerist's Choice Awards: 1st Place Winner: Bryan Schutmaat," Lenscratch, online, April 10, 2013 Schumann, Aaron. "In Conversation with Bryan Schutmaat," Hotshoe International, issue 182, pg 32-41, in print, February/March 2013 Dam, Christopher. "Bryan Schutmaat’s Grays the Mountain Sends Series," A & H Mag, online, February 25, 2013 Tews, Catharina. "Getrübte Sicht: Bryan Schutmaat," Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, online, December 21, 2012 Zavos, Alison. "Contemplative Portraits and Landscapes Capture the American West," Feature Shoot, online, December 9, 2012 Wolukau-Wanambwa, Stanley. "The Land that Gives Birth to Freedom," The Great Leap Sideways, online, November 24, 2012 Storm, Christian. "Singing a Sad Song with Photographs," VICE, online, November 17, 2012 Siddall, Liv. "Bryan Schutmaat's moving series discovers the inner landscapes of ex-miners," It's Nice That, online, November 15, 2012 What Happens When You're Lost, publication of Hartford Art School's MFA photo class of '12 with essay by Ron Jude, in print, November 2012 Russell, Lauren. "Beauty, Sorrow of American West," CNN, online, October 26, 2012 Saccardo, Nadia. "The Midwest Frieze," Smith Journal, vol. 02, pg 105-111 in print, Autumn 2012 "Documenting Quiet Spaces," Aesthetica, no. 45, pg 38 -45, in print, February/March 2012 Wolff, Tobias. "Hunters in the Snow," Esquire Russia, no. 73, pg 120-121, in print, January 2012 Teuton, Jeffrey. "Spotlight," Spot, pg 48, in print, Fall 2011 Wolukau-Wanambwa, Stanley. "An Essay on Bryan Schutmaat's Heartland," The Great Leap Sideways, online, September 2011 Points of Departure, publication of Hartford Art School's MFA photo class of '12, pg 10, in print, May 2011 Brubaker, Marc. "Bryan Schutmaat Mines the Rockies," Houston Press, online May 6, 2011 Dansby, Andrew. "Light, camera and the fading action of the past," Houston Chronicle, vol. 110, no. 204, pg f20-21, in print, May 5, 2011 Pollock, David. "Photo Talks: Bryan Schutmaat," Urbanautica, online, April 2011 "Traces,"Landscape Stories, online, April 2011 Frieser, Hannah. "Shaping the Image," Spot, vol. 28, no. 2, pg 35, in print, Fall 2010 Identity Sucks, World Identity Lab, pg 92-93 and spine, in print, October 2010 "Heartland," Unless You Will, issue 10, online, October 2010 Fernández-Cañadas, Daniel. "Photo After 1980: Creer es Ver," Tendencias Fashion Mag, no.153, pg 82-85, in print, June 2010 Magnenat, Pauline. "Interview with Bryan Schutmaat," All of this is Rocket Science, online June 10, 2010 Roensch, Rob. "I Won the Bronze Medal," Annalemma, online, June 2010 "Heartland," Exit Magazine, volume 3, issue 22, pg 50-59, in print, Spring/Summer 2010 Kim, So Eun. "Strange Scenery," Vogue Girl Korea, no. 98, pg 220, in print, April 2010 Photographs on the Brain, LPV Magazine, pg 11, in print, December 2009 "Bryan Schutmaat," Conscientious, online, November 25, 2009 Humble Arts Foundation, Group Show, no. 26, online, fall 2009 Mort en lisière (collection of short stories by Margaret Atwood), Éditions Robert Laffont, front cover, in print, September 2009 FAQ Magazine, issue 6, online, August 2009 Where I Stay (novel by Andrew Zornoza), Tarpaulin Sky Press, front cover, in print, May 2009 The Collector's Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation, pg 140, in print, March 2009