Chad Kleitsch

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About Chad Kleitsch

Chad Kleitsch’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States such as The Art Institute of Chicago, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum CT, CCS Bard College, Hessel Collection NY, The Center for Photography at Woodstock NY, Berkshire Museum MA, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art NY, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery NYC, Yancy Richardson Gallery NYC. He is represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson NY, Chase Edwards Gallery Bridgehampton NY, Christopher Martin Gallery Dallas TX. In 2010 he received The Center for Photography Woodstock Photographers Fellowship Fund Award Fellowship.

Kleitsch was born and raised in New Jersey. He earned his B.A. in photography at Bard College in New York in 1991. He has since lectured at Bard College, Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. As well he has lead classes in photography at several colleges and art centers, such as Bard College, Simons Rock, Woodstock Center for Photography and LaGuardia College.

In his 30-year career Kleitsch has produced numerous essays including a ten-year, three part photographic survey of abandoned architectural sites: Remnants of Impermanence, a study of abandoned industrial sites in the American rust belt, Asylum images of vacant psychiatric hospitals in the U.S. northeast and Lost & Found an essay of the Ellis Island’s buildings.

White Box, another ten-year the essay was national exploration that focused on the world that goes on behind the scenes of a museum art installation. Some of the institutions that have participated in the project are: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, The Menil Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Whitney, Hammer Museum.

Street Work, a street photography essay which was included in the comprehensive volume Bystander: A History of Street Photography (Bullfinch 2001) with an accompanying exhibition for the publication held at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Botanical Mind is an extensive botanical survey begun in 2001 using a new photographic process called scanography (using a digital film scanner as a camera). The first large scale solo exhibition of the essay will be Eclipse Gallery, North Adams Mass. August 2013.

Another essay using the same process of scanography is called Works on Paper. Capturing images of rare documents housed in the New York Public Library’s special collections as well as private collections around the country. The first solo exhibition of the essay was at The Camera Club of New York, May 2011.

He has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, ArtNews Magazine.
Albany Times Union, Time Out and Fortune Magazine. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Time Magazine, Money Magazine, Chronogram, and The Mountain Record.

Born: 1968, Westwood, NJ

Education: Bard College, B.A. Photography, 1991

Lives: Rhinebeck, NY

Solo Exhibitions
“Going Back to My Old School” Bard College NY, May 2016
Botanical Mind, Eclipse Gallery, North Adams MA, Aug. 2013
Works on Paper, The Camera Club of New York, May 2011
White Box, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, NYC, NY, 2003
Asylum, E3 Gallery, NYC, NY,1999
Lost & Found – Ellis Island, Carolyn J. Roy Gallery, NYC, NY, 1994
White Box- Photographs of the Unseen Museum,
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT Jan. 2010
Community Access, Puck Building, NYC, NY, 1999
Rilke’s Eighth Elegy, Zen Mt. Monastery, Mt.Tremper, NY, 1997
Remnants of Impermanence, Mansfield University Art Center, Mansfield, PA, 1994

Group Exhibitions
Still | Life| Like, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, 2019
40th Annual PhotoRegional, Opalka Gallery
Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY , March 2018
Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014,
Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY, November 2014
“On Time and Place”: Celebrating Scenic Hudson’s first 50 Years,
Grand Central Station NYC. 2013
Warren St., Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY June 2011
Photography Now, Juried by Vince Aletti, CPW, Woodstock, NY, April 2011
Found, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles CA, Sept. 2010
Of and About Wood, Walter Randel Gallery, May 2009
Born of the Moment and Method, Walter Randel Gallery, December 2008
Grace, Peer Gallery, NYC, NY, January 2008
Ex Libris, Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington MA July 2007
The Regional Triennial of Photographic Arts, CPW, Woodstock, NY, September 2005
Adieu – A Farewell Exhibition, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, NYC, June 2005
This is not an Archive, CCS, Hessel Collection, Bard College, NY, 2005
Greed Envy Jealousy Fear, Time Space Limited, Hudson, NY, 2004
Wild Flowers, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, NYC, 2004
6th Annual Photographic Exhibition, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, 2004
Out of the Studio, Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, 2003
Guns & Wounds, White Box Gallery Annex, NYC, 2003
Interiors & Exteriors, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Williamsburg, NY, 2002
The Sidewalk Never Ends, Contemporary Street Photography,
The Art Institute of Chicago, 2001
Five Photographers, Columbia Green Comm. College, Hudson, NY, 2000
Winter Show, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI, 2000
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, 1999
Photograph the Place, Event & Person, Warren St. Gallery, Hudson, NY, 1993
1992 Exhibition Of Photography, Judged by John Szarkowski, Pittsfield, MA, 1992
Wood, Fiber, Steel, Warren St. Gallery, Hudson, NY, 1992
Photography of the 21st Century, Curated by Kate Menconery, Troy, NY 2016
Wall & Rha Inaugural Gallery Opening Exhibition, Millbrook, NY 2014
Works from the Hudson Valley Visual Art Consortium Collections, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, August 2011
Pissed Elegance, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles CA, May. 2011
Still Life in Color, Carrie Haddad Photographs Oct. 2010
Architectural Photography, Carrie Haddad Photographs Oct. 2009
An Look Inside, Carrie Haddad Photographs, April 2009
Paper, Carrie Haddad Gallery, July 2008
The Set Up, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson NY September 2007
Into The Garden, Babylon Fine Arts, Housatonic, MA May 2007
Photographing the Museum, Yancy Richardson Gallery, NYC, August, 2005
7th Annual Photographic Exhibition, Carrie Haddad Gallery, March 2005
Still Life & Stilled Lives, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, NYC, 2005
Inaugural Exhibition, Haddad Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, 2004
Inside/Outside? Observations in Nature, Upstate Art, Phoenicia, NY, 2003
The World We Live In, Upstate Art, Phoenicia, NY, 2003
Hudson Alley Project, Time Space Limited, Hudson, NY, 2002
Extraordinary Photographers, Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson, NY, 2002
Share the Vision, Cooper Union, NYC, NY, 2000
52 Artists We Like, Wall St. Viewing Room, NYC, 2000
LTD, Margaret Bodell Gallery, NYC, 1999
Third Annual Photo Exhibit, Warren St. Gallery, Hudson, NY, 1994
Photographs By Chad Kleitsch, Merchant & Ivory Foundation, Claremont, NY, 1993
National Art Exhibition, World Trade Center, NYC, 1992
Kanazwa College of Art, International Art Exhibition, Kanazwa, Japan, 1991

Awards
Woodstock Center For Photography Fellowship Winner 2010
Merchant & Ivory Grant, 1993

Lectures
Eclipse Gallery, North Adams MA, Aug 2013
The Camera Club of New York, May 2011
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT Jan. 2010
Woodstock Center For Photography 2006
Yale University, CT, 2002
Columbia Green College, NY, 1999
Sarah Lawrence College, NY 1997Sarah Lawrence College, NY 1997
Mansfield University, PA 1994Mansfield University, PA 1994
La Guardia College, NY 1993

Teaching
Bard College at Simon’s Rock 2014-15
Woodstock Center For Photography 2006-08
La Guardia College, NY 2001
Columbia Green College, NY, 2000

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