Selected public collections
Museum of Modern Art
George Eastman House
National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
Amon Carter Museum
University of New Mexico
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Atlantic Richfield Corporation
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska
Delaware Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Iowa State University
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Chase Manhattan Bank
North Virginia Community College
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
Denver Art Museum
Kawasaki Museum, Tokyo
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles
New Orleans Museum of Art
Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles
St Louis Museum of Art
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
Newport Harbor Art Museum
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Delaware Art Museum
Newport Harbor Art Museum
Selected one-person shows
2006-2010 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) show of "Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey"
2003 Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe
2003 DeSantos Gallery, Houston
2002-2003 Albuquerque Museum show and tour of "Pie Town Woman"
2001-2002 California Council for the Humanities tour of "Salt Dreams"
1998 Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe
1996-1998 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) tour of "Whispered Silences" (including Japanese American National Museum, San Diego Museum of Photographic Art, California State University--Sacramento)
1996 Port Washington Public Library, New York
1994 Vision Gallery, San Francisco
1994 Salt Lake City Art Museum, Salt Lake City
1993 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1993 Corpus Christi University, Corpus Christi
1993 Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe
1992 Rice University Media Center, Houston
1992 Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque
(Traveling Show of "Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds")
1991 Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1991 Audubon Naturalist Center, Chevy Chase,
1989 Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe
1988 Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
1987 Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
1987 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art,
Utah State University, Logan
1998 Griffith Art Gallery, Stephen F. Austin
State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
1986-1989 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) tour of "Santa Fe Trail Series"
(including Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Akron
Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum,
Colorado Historical Society)
1986 Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe
1986 Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York
1985 Dallas Public Library, Dallas
1984 Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs
1984 Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
1983 University Art Museum, University of New Mexico,
1982 Etherton Gallery, Tucson
1982 Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska,
1982 California State University, Long Beach 1981
Equivalents Gallery, Seattle
1981 Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe
1981 Galerie Perspectives, Paris, France
1981 Mancini Gallery, Philadelphia
1980 Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, California
1979 Mancini Gallery, Houston
1979 Port Washington Public Library, New York
1978 Stanford University Museum, Stanford, California
1978 Photopia, Philadelphia
1977 Thackrey and Robertson, San Francisco
1976 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York
1984 Port Washington Public Library, New York
1981 Galerie Montesquieu, Agen, France
1981 Galerie Arpa, Bordeaux, France
Selected group shows
2006 "Antarctica." Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
2008 "Women to Watch" at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. , March 14-June 15, 2008.
2007 "Weather Report: Art and Climate Change," Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado
2005 "The Noble Metals: Platinum & Palladium," The International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, Oklahoma City
2004 "Wanderers, Travelers, and Adventurers," MOPA, San Diego
2002 "Visions of Passage: Photographers, Writers and the American Scene," Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego (traveling to Europe, Japan, and the U.S.)
2002 "Re-Viewing Photography," Allegheny College (traveling thereafter)
2001 "A Handful of Soldiers: the Story of V Site and the Implosion Detonator," Governor's Gallery, Santa Fe
1999 "The Altered Landscape," Nevada Museum of Art, Reno (then traveling)
1998 "Picturing History: Manzanar," Friends of Photography Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco
1997-1998 "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th
Century," St. Louis Art Museum (traveling to Fine Arts Museum,
Santa Fe; Mead Art Museum, Amherst)
1997 Alternatives," Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1997 Figuring the Body," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1996 "Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West," Whitney Museum of American
Art, New York
1996 "History as Influence: Photographic Pluralism,"
Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine (touring
1996 "Silver Traces," Boston Photo Collaborative, Boston
1995 "Insight: Women's Photographs," George
Eastman House, Rochester
1995 "Kissing," G.Ray Hawkins Gallery
(traveling to New York City, Denver and Portland)
1994 "The Kiss," Mitsukoshi Gallery, Tokyo (traveling to Osaka
and Nagoya, then Denver, N.Y., Portland, Dallas,
Atlanta and Hong Kong)
1994 "Private Identity and Public Conscience,"
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1993 "Crossing Territories," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
1992 "Representatives," Center for Creative Photography,
1992 "Contemporary American Photography Masters,"
Cinema Center, Moscow
1992 "Artists of 20th Century New Mexico,"
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
1992 "The Country Between Us: Contemporary American
Landscape Photographs," Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts
College of Art, Boston
1991 "21 Photographers from New Mexico," Vision Gallery,
1989 "Contemporary Photography in New Mexico,"
Taos Art Association, Taos
1989 "Current Trends in American Photography,"
Chinese Photographers Association, Canton, China1
1988 "American Documentary," Kawasaki Museum, Tokyo
1988 "Vistas/Contemporary Southwestern Art,"
Zimmerman-Saturn Gallery, Nashville
1988 "The Feminine Touch," Thomas Fine Arts, Pasadena
1988 "Explicit Image II," Caroline Lee Gallery, Houston
1986-1988 "Third Western States Exhibition,"
Western States Arts Foundation Traveling Show (including
Brooklyn Museum, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Yellowstone
Art Center, Museum of SouthTexas)
1987-1988 "Reclaiming Paradise:
American Women Photograph the Land,"
Tweed Museum of Art Traveling Show, Duluth, Minnesota
1986 "A Breath of Light," New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
1985 "New Mexico Photographic Survey,"
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1985 "Contemporary Portrait Photography," Mills House,
Santa Ana College, Garden Grove, California
1985 "Women of the American West," Bruce Museum,
1984 "Twentieth Century Nudes," Eclipse Photographics,
1984 "The Palladium Print Today," Laurie Klein Gallery,
1983 "The Fine Print," Oklahoma Museum of Fine Art,
1983 "Plants and Flowers," Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York
1983 "Particulars: Selections from the Miller-Plummer Collection of Photography, George Eastman
1983 "International Photographers," Eaton Shoen Gallery,
1982 "Earth, Clay, Stone: The Photographer's View of
Southwestern Architecture," Phoenix Art Museum
1981 "Beyond the Valley of Photography,"
Corpus Christi State University Art Museum, Texas
1981 "California: The State of Landscape, 1872-1981,"
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach,
California (traveling to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1980 "Women/Image/Nature," Tyler School of Art,
1980 "Transparences," Galerie Viviane Esders, Paris
1979 "The Contemporary Platinotype," Rochester
Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
1979 "Color in Question," Catskill Center for Photography,
Woodstock, New York
1979 "The Nude," Kiva Gallery, Boston
1978 "The Male Nude," Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York
2006 Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey. Smithsonian Books, 2006
2005 Fischer, Jack. Still Life, Stanford Magazine, March/April 2005
2004 "Pilgrims in the Kingdom: Travels in Christian Britain." Photographs by Joan Myers, text by Deborah Douglas and David Douglas. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2004
1999 Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California with text by William deBuys and photos by Joan Myers, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 1999
1998 Myers, Joan. Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds, LensWork Quarterly, No.22, Aug-Oct 1998
1997 Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century. St. Louis Art Museum,
1996 Myers, Joan and Gary Okihiro. Whispered Silences:
Japanese Americans and World War II.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996
1993 Debuys, William. "Aerial Reconnaissance,"
Northern Lights, Fall 1993
1993 Bell, Judith. "Joan Myers," Photographer's Forum,
1993 Morris-Shortlidge, Constance.
"Joan Myers--Archeological Continuum," Viewcamera,
1993 "Women of a Certain Age," The American Voice, No.33,
1992 Artists of 20th Century New Mexico, Museum of
New Mexico Press, 1992
1991 Bode, Barbara. "In the Footsteps of a Pilgrim," New York Times Book Review, December 22, 1991
1991 Myers, Joan, Donna Pierce and Marc Simmons. Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds, Albuquerque,
University of New Mexico Press, 1991
1990 Bell, Judith. "The Salton Sea Photographs,"
Rangefinder, September, 1990
1990 Coke, Van Deren. "Joan Myers," Photo Metro,
1989 Hines, Alan. "Artists of Different Cultures,"
American Artist, December, 1989
1987 "The Zone of the Interior/Photographs by Joan Myers,"
Image, San Francisco Examiner, February 15, 1987
1986 Myers, Joan and Marc Simmons.
Along the Santa Fe Trail, University of New Mexico Press, 1986
1986 Sturman, John. "Joan Myers," Art News, December, 1986
1986 Kotik, Charlotta, curator. Third Western States Exhibition, Western States Arts Foundation Santa Fe,
New Mexico, 1986
1986 Simon, Harold, curator. A Breath of Light,
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 1986
1986 Brenson, Michael. "How the Myths and
Violence of the West Inspire its Artists," The New York
Times, June 15, 1986
1986 "Travel Advisory: Santa Fe Trail Exhibit,"
The New York Times, September 7, 1986
1985 The Essential Landscape:
The New Mexico Photographic Survey,
University of New Mexico Press, 1985
1985 Shields, Kathleen, "Joan Myers and the Santa Fe Trail,
New Mexico Magazine, November, 1985
1985 Elliott, Malinda, "Trail into Timelessness," Americana,
1984 "Joan Myers," The 1985 Photography Annual
1983 Particulars: Selections from the Miller-Plummer Collection
of Photography, International Museum of Photography at
George Eastman House, Rochester, 1983
1982 Asbury, Dana. "Joan Myers," Artspace, Summer, 1982
1981 California. The State of Landscape 1872-1981. Newport
Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
1981 Eleven Santa Fe Photographers.
Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles,
1981 Nouveaux Nus, Contrejour, Paris, 1981
1981 "Recent Color," The Archive, Center for Creative
Photography, University of Arizona
Research Series, No. 14, December, 1981
1979 Hafey, John and Tom Shillea. The Platinum Print.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 1979
1979 Shirey, David L. "New Moods Out of the Past,"
The New York Times, November 4, 1978 Thornton,
"Deliberately Old-Fashioned," The New York Times,
November 26, 1977 Tannenbaum, Judith.
"Joan Myers," Arts Magazine, February, 1977
1991-1992 "Concentrated Images," (on the Japanese Relocation Camps) for Musician, Poet and Visuals with Greg Steinke and Lawson Inada
Grants and Awards
2003 Eliot Porter Grant from the New Mexico Council on Photography
2002 Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant from the National Science Foundation
2001 Best Illustrated Trade Book Award from the Publishers Association of the West for Pie Town Woman
2000 William P. Clements Prize for the Best nonfiction Book on Southwestern America for Salt Dreams
1998 "The National Millennium Survey," organized by James Enyeart, director of the Marion Center, College of Santa Fe
1997 "Myers Center Award for the Study of Human
Rights in North America" for Whispered Silences
1996 "Golden Globe Award" for Whispered Silences from
the Maine Photographic Workshops
1990 Artist Projects grant funded by the National
Endowment for the Arts and the Arizona
Commission on the Arts
1982 National Endowment for the Arts Survey Grant