Born 1969, Miami, Florida

Lives and works in New York


1995     BFA, The College of Art, Atlanta GA, Photography



2016 Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Shelter Island, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shelter Island, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2015    Double Bill (with Andy Harman and special guest Louise Parker), Greengrassi, London

2014    Sacrifice your body, Andre Kreps Gallery, New York

Sacrifice your body, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin

2013    A Moveable Feast: Part I, Campoli Presti, Paris

2012    Studio Street, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Interiors, Galdstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Roe Ethridge, curated by Anne Pontégnie, Le Consortium, Dijon, France, tour: Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Roe Ethridge – Selected Works, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium

2011   Le Luxe II, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles

Le Luxe, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New YorkLes Recontres d’Arles, Garage, Moscow

Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, exhibition and nomination, The Photographer’s Gallery, London

2010    4th Floor, Greengrassi, London, England

Les Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France 2009 Sunset Studio, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Farewell Horse, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008 Roe Ethridge, Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris

Roe Ethridge, Andrew Kreps, New York

2007    Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

Medium, St. Barthélemy Greengrassi, London, England

2006    Apple and Cigarettes, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

2005    County Line Plus Town and Country, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

County Line, Greengrassi Gallery, London, England

2004    Art Basel Statement, Art Basel 34, Switzerland

Roe Ethridge, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2003    Roe Ethridge, Greengrassi Gallery, London

2002    The Bow, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2000    Young Pines, Model Portraits, UPS Drivers, Ambulance Accident, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

Robert Pearre Gallery, Tucson AZ

1999    Floral Arrangements & Neutral Territory, Galerie Oliver Schweden, Munich, Germany

Neutral Territory, Vankin Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Neutral Territory, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York

1998    Hidden Branches, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York

1997    Floral Arrangements, Scalo Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland



2016 Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2015   Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Teen Paranormal Romance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2013    Emerge Selections 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicaco

2012    Real to Real: Photographs from the Traina Collection, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

The Ceremony and the Spirit, Roe Ethridge and Zin Taylor, La Loge, Brussels, Belgium

2011    More American Photographs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Colorado

Les Recontres d’Arles Photography Show and Prize, (tour), Garage, Moscow

2010     New Photography 2010: Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, Amanda Ross-Ho, Museum of Modern Art, New York,

2009     ICA collection: In the Making, ICA Boston, MA Collecting History: Highlighting recent acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2008     Photographers on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2007     Artist in and Out of Colonge, Henry Art Gallery, Faye G. Allen Center for the Visual Arts, Seattle, WA (with Gareth James)

2005     Momentum 4: Roe Ethridge, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2004     I Feel Mysterious Today, Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL

The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PD (curated by Ingrid Schaffner and Bennett Simpson)

2003    Doing Business: Dysfunctional Corporate Culture, University of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs and Stamford, CT

Roe Ethridge: Junction, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

2002    The Bow, The Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

Hello My Name Is…, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (curated by Laura Hoptman)

2001    The Americans, The Barbican Center, London, UK

Rocks and Trees, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

2000    Greater New York, MOMA/PS1, LIC, NY, February-April (curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Laura Hoptman)

1999    From Your House To Our House, Nexus Contemporary Art Center,  Atlanta, GA

1997    Atlanta Biennial, Nexus Contemporary ArtCenter, Atlanta, GA (organized by Teresa Bramlette)

1994    Points and Perspectives: Contemporary Pinhole Photography, Chastain Art Center, Atlanta GA



2017 Tainted Love, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France 

2015   Love for Three Oranges, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2014   Teen Paranormal Romance, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Something Beautiful, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

Today’s Specials, Pace London, London

The Thing Itself, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

Displayed, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Lone Tree, Malborough Chelsea, New York, NY

20th Annyversary Editions, Blind Spot | Griffin Editions Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

Richard Prince | Roe Ethridge, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

Group show, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France

The Body Issue, curated by Frank Benson, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles

2013   12ème Biennale de Lyon, Entre-temps, Brusquement et Ensuite, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Lyon, France

Out of Memory, curated by Eleanor Cayre, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

2011    The Lifestyle Press: Roe Ethridge, Hannah Witaker, Sam Leweitt, Noah Sheldon and Nicolas Guagnini, organized by Gil Blank, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles

CLAP, Hessel Museum of Art, Hudson, NY

2010    Meet me inside, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Nature, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

Salad Days, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Before and After, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, France

Seven Summits, A Mount Tremper Arts Commission, Catskill State Park, NY

Swell: Art 1950 – 2010, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Metro Pictures, Nyehaus, New York, NY

Endless Summer/Surf Elsewhere, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Meet Me Inside, Gagosian, Beverly Hills, CA

2009    Mine but not me, Miami, FL, curated by Gabe Ferrari

Don’t Perish, Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, New York, NY curated by Joseph Montgomery and Jessie Willenbring.

The living and the dead, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

Your Gold teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Todd Levin.

PHOTO(O)BJECTS, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada curated by Bob Nicolas

To Be Determined, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

2008     In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland

Niemand bedarf der Bedurftigen, Galerie Sandra Burgel, Berlin, Germany

Heroes and Villians, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY

Implant, The UBS Art Gallery, Curated by Jodie Jacobson, New York, NY

2007 People Take Pictures of Each Other, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris, France

2006    Strange Days, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

it is, what is it?, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

Survivor, Bortolami Dayan, New York, NY

Art in America, Arario Gallery, Chungcheognam-do, Korea

The Inside Game, The Portland Art Center, Potland, OR (curated by Joel Lieb)

A Rabbit As King of the Ghosts, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NYC

2005   Christopher Williams, Zoe Leonard and Roe Ethridge, September, Mai 36 Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Pictures, Gallery Hyundai, Korea

Sutton Lane in Paris, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot Paris, June-July#

Breaking Ground, Horticultural Society of New York, NY

green to green and beyond, Gallery W 52, New York, NY (curated by Mary Dinaburg)

2004    In America, Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), London

Stilled Life, Placemaker Gallery, Miami Florida

Never Never Landscape, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin (curated by Kirsty Bell)

2003    my people were fair and had cum in their hair, but now they’re content to spray stars from your boughs, Team Gallery, New York (curated by Bob Nickas)

Answered Prayers, Cameraworks, Berlin

2002    Bystander, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

State of the Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Stutter, Stutter, Shaheen Modern and Contemporary, Cleveland,

OH Pictures, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, New York

2001     All American, Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Dear Dead Person, Momenta, Brooklyn, New York (curated by Banks Violette)

2000     « 21st Century Group Show, » or “its only just begun” Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

1999    Visitor, White Columns, New York, NY (curated by Lauren Ross)

Friends and Neighbors, Three day Weekend,Los Angeles, CA (curated by John Tevis)

Interiors & Their Objects, The St.Paul Companies, Minneapolis, MN

1998    Neighbourhood Watch: Recent Photographs of Suburbia, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Forces That Have Shaped This Century, Dekalb College, Clarkston, GA

1997    Tableaux: Ten Contemporary Photographs, Vakin Schartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Post Construction, Vakin Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Roe Ethridge/ Greg Drasler, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York

May Flowers, Special Projects, New York, NY (organized by Greg Smith)

Stillgone (on The Persistence of Absence), E.S. Vandam Gallery, New York (curated by Bill Arning)

1996     Kickstart, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY

Post-Olympia, or How We Spent Summer of 1996, The Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

New Imagery, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1995    Landscape, Memory, and Identity: Still More Stories From The World We Live In, The Arts Festival of Atlanta, King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

1993    The Atlanta College of Art Alumni Show, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1992    The Post-Masculine Situation, Exhibit A Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1991    The Earth Factory, Hastings Seed Factory, Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta College of Arts vs. Savannah College of Art and Design, Image Film and Video Center, Atlanta, GA

1990     ICON: Second Annual Electronic Arts Show, Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta GA

1989     The Summer Show: 8 Photographers, Florida State University Gallery, Tallahassee, FL



2016 Ethridge, Roe. Artforum, May

2015 Ethridge, Roe. Art in America, May 2015 cover

Herriman, Kat., « Roe Ethridge’s Team Work », W, January

Harman, Andy, « The Gentlewoman’s Chanel Necklace », Interview, January

« Roe Ethridge Explores the Model-Muse Relationship with Louise Parker », I-D, January 16

2014   Beeson, John, « Roe Ethridge », Artforum, April, p. 273

Schwendener, Martha, « Roe Ethridge: Sacrifice Your Body » , The New York Times, March 6

Wolin, Joseph, « Roe Ethridge: Sacrifice Your Body », Time Out New York, March 14

« Roe Ethridge », The New Yorker, March 17

Smyth, Diane, « Laughter and Forgetting », British Journal of Photography, March, p. 56-61

Wilk, Elvia, « Roe Ethridge », Frieze, May, p. 121-122

2013     Pearson, Jesse, Apology, Issue 2, Summer: Cover

Pearson, Jesse, Apology, Issue 1, Winter: Cover

Jablonski, Axel. « Roe Ethridge, Mai 36, Zurich ». Flash Art. January/February. p. 103

2012    The Journal, No. 32. p. 66

Ethridge, Roe. « Best of 2012: The Artists’ Artists ». ArtForum. December.Moore, Kevin. « Trevor Traina, Why I Collect ». Fotofocus. October. p. 20-21

Lange, Christy. « For This Thing To Happen ». Frieze. October « Roe Ethridge (Zurich West, 2012) » Art And The City.July Meade, Fionn. « Roe Ethridge: Do What You Know Interview ». Spike. June

2011    Roe Ethridge, Le Luxe. The New Yorker, June 28

Roe Ethridge, Le Luxe. The New York Times, June 16Roe Ethridge: 4th Floor. Artreview. Issue 47, January & February

2010    Goldman Variation, Photos by Roe Ethridge ». Vice Magazine. December Section.

Schwendener, Martha. « Focus Here! A Roundup of Current Photography Exhibits ». December 1Aletti, Vince. « Critic’s Notebook, Cool Hunters ». October 18

Caplan, Nina. « Roe Ethridge ». November 15West, Kevin. « Dallas ». W Magazine. July

Rosenberg, Karen. « Ignoring Boundaries and Borrowing Freely ». New York Times. October 8

2009    Sherwin, Skye. « Roe Ethridge ». Art Review. Issue 31, April

Turine, Roger Pierre. « La variete des images ». Arts Libre.

2008    Zinsser, John. « Roe Ethridge ». Flash Art. November-December. p. 84

Hudson, Suzanne. « Roe Ethridge ». ArtForum. November. P. 349 – 350Johnson, Ken. « Roe Ethridge ‘Rockaway Redux' ». New York Times, September 26, 2008, p. E33

Armetta, Amoreen. « Roe Ethridge »., September, 2008Carlin, T.J. « Roe Ethridge ‘Rockaway Redux' ». Time Out, September 25 – October 1, 2008, p.67

Blank, Gil. « Roe Ethridge, Nice Machine ». Whitewall Magazine. Issue 20, Winter Blind Spot, Issue 38, pg. 63- 68

2006    Meyers, Terry R. « Roe Ethridge ». Modern Painters. July-August, p.106.

Dong-shin, Seo. « ‘Art in America’ Brings Piece of Wonderland ». Korea Times. October

2005    Sumpter, Helen. « Roe Ethridge, Greengrassi, Elsewhere ». Time Out London. June 8-15, p.55

Rimanelli, David. « Cat’s Meow » April 2004Cotton, Charlotte. The Photograph as Contemporary Art Thames & Hudson. London, p.128

Leoni, Chiara. « The Big Nothing ». Flash Art. July-September, p.42Simpson, Bennett.  » Roe Ethridge in der Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York ».Texte Zur Kunst. June 2004

2003    Cotton, Charlotte. “The Industrial Art”. Flash Art. November-December p. 58

Bush, Kate. “All Systems Go: The Art of Roe Ethridge”. Artforum. October. cover, p. 120-125Coomer, Martin. “Roe Ethridge – Greengrassi”. Time Out London. May 21-28, p.57 « Image Conscious” Art + Auction. September

“The Photo Issue”. Vice Magazine. Volume 10, Number 6, cover and p.85

2002     « Critics’ Picks ». Nashville Scene. December 19

Walen, Drew. « Ethridge ties photo ‘Bow’”. The City Paper. December 5Holmes, Pernilla. “French Connection”. Grande Bretagne. October

Schwendener, Martha. “Reviews, Roe Ethridge”. Artforum. October“Top Ten, Roe Ethridge”. Artforum. October “Hello my name is…” Tema Celeste. Summer

Cotter, Holland. “Bystander”. The New York Times. July 12

Lee, David. “New York Artists: (part 2) July”. adm. June

Griffin, Tim. “Roe Ethridge”. Time Out New York. May 30-June 6

Powell, Gus. “Roe Ethridge”. The New Yorker. May 27

Wilson, Michael. “Critics Pick: Roe Ethridge”. May 10

“Roe Ethridge, Andrew WK”. Artext. Spring

Laffranchi, Andrea. “Macché cattivo, il mio rock è festa”. Corriere della Sera, Spettacoli, February 22

Gellatly, Andrew. “the Americans. new art”. frieze. January-February

2001    Cotter, Holland. “Miss World 1972”. The New York Times. Friday December 28

Ratnam, Neru. “Oh Please Let It All Mean Something”. The Face. AutumnPacker, William. “New Recruits to the Old School”. Financial Times. October 30

O’Connell, Alex. “All the Young Dudes”. The Times. October 24

Sharp, Amanda. “the americans”. Arena Homme Plus. October

Simpson, Bennett and James, Gareth. “The Empty Place”. Index Magazine. Summer

Wehr, Anne. “Crash course”. Time Out New York. May 1-17 Portfolio of Selected Works. Index Magazine. April/May

2000    Blair, Dike. “Roe Ethridge”. Time Out New York. November 2-9
Kazakov, Rafaelo. “Roe Ethridge”. The New York Art November.Johnson, Ken. “Roe Ethridge”. The New York Times. October 27
Orange, Mark. “Greater New York”. Untitled. Autumn
Griffin, Tim. “Art of the Deal”. Nylon. April
Griffin, Tim. “Review”. Art in America. February “Top Ten Shows of ’99”. Paper Magazine. January

1999    Fox, Catherine. “Neutral Territory”. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. October 8

Feaster, Felicia. “Neutral Territory”. Creative Loafing. October 2Mahoney, Robert. “Neutral Territory”. Time Out New York. May 13-20

Aletti, Vince. « Voice Choice ». The Village Voice. May 18

1998    Arning, Bill. “Hidden Branches”. Time Out New York. March 12-19

“Departures in Portraiture at Peachtree Lofts Gallery, Atlanta, GA ». Art Papers. September/ October“Artists’ Page, Atlanta GA”. Art Papers. July/ August

Cullum, Jerry. “Atlanta Biennial”. Art Papers. July/August

1996    Harper’s Magazine March

Cullum, Jerry. « Critic’s Notebook ». The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. February 16



2013   Ehtridge, Roe and Pontegnie, Anne. Le Consortium / M Museum Leuven, Dijon, France, Les presses du réel

2010    Higgs, Matthew, At Home / Not at Home, New York, NY. CCS Bard

2009     Farewell Horse, Roe Ethridge, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008     Whitney Biennial 2008, Yale Press.

2007    The Vice Photo Book. Vice books.

Photo Art: Fotografie im 21. Jahrhundert. Dumont. p. 138Sholis, Brian. « Roe Ethridge ». Vitamin PH. Phaidon Press Limited. p.922006    Rimminelli, David. Apple and Cigarettes. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

Lee, Soomin. Art in America. Arario, KoreaThink Twice: Young American Photography. TH INSIDE. Milan, Italy

Pictures. Gallery HYUNDAI. Korea

2004    I Feel Mysterious Today. Institute of Contemporary Art Palm Beach. Palm Beach ICA Publication

The Amazing and the Immutable. Contemporary Art Museum Florida, University of South Florida, TampaMcQuade, Donald and Christine. Seeing & Writing. Bedford/St. Martin’s Press Wakefield, Neville. (sic)., (sic). Publications

Sladen, Mark. the americans. new art. Booth-Clibborn EditionsSimpson, Bennett. “Roe Ethridge”. Greater New York. MOMA/PS1. LIC, NY Monographs

Rockaway NY, Roe Ethridge

Roe Ethridge County Line, text by Bennett Simpson 2004 Spare Bedroom Roe Ethridge-Orange Grove

A Moveable Feast – Part I

12 Sep, 2013-28 Sep, 2013

Campoli Presti, Paris

A Moveable Feast – Part I
Roe Ethridge
12 – 28 September 2013
Campoli Presti, Paris

The first part of A Moveable Feast is dedicated to photographer Roe Ethridge.

Roe Ethridge’s work circulates in the worlds of fashion, commercial and art photography. Borrowing images already in distribution, including outtakes from his own commercial work and sometimes already published in other contexts, he subverts the photographs’ original roles and expands their signifying possibilities.

Through an intentional balancing between spontaneity and staging, Ethridge manages to traverse and question photography’s typologies. The selection of images presented in this exhibition echo this dislocating process. While the pristine sill-lives Chanel Eyewear on Mirror (2013) and Bracelet (2013) decontextualize luxury, backstage full-face portrait Sigrid (2013) references Ethridges’ simultaneous commercial and self-assignments. Wave break (2010) reveals how Ethride sometimes organizes a series around a certain theme, surf being one of the most consistent throughout his work.

The selection and disposition of these works in the exhibition room is the result of a constant inventorying and editing of images that for Ethridge is as important as the images themselves. This working process, which he names “fugue”, is inspired by a compositional technique that brings together different contrapunctual voices. By unfolding this practice, Ethridge takes into account that images are continuously subject to a very complex mediation and that each one is part of a field of relations.

Roe Ethridge received a BFA in Photography from The College of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. His work belongs to the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Tate Modern, London. His first major retrospective, curated Anne Pontégnie, was exhibited at Le Consortium in Dijon before traveling to Museum Leuven, Belgium in 2012. His work is currently presented at the 12th Biennale de Lyon, and was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2008. Recent exhibitions include More American Photographs, CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Le Luxe II BHGG, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles (solo); Dystopia, CAPC, Bordeaux; Le Luxe, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (2011); Les Rencontres d’Arles (2011), New Photography 2010, MoMa, New York.

De America

06 May, 2011-15 Jul, 2011

Indipendenza Studio, Rome

Solo Exhibition

30 May, 2008-19 Jul, 2008

Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris

For the People of Paris

13 Jan, 2007-10 Feb, 2007

Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), London