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Born in Moscow, Russia 1977. Resides in US since 1992  



2001 MFA Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

1999 BFA Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


2010 Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011 "moon/womb/room," solo presentation as part of the
Winter Experiment, Monique Meloche gallery, Chicago, IL

2005 Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Museum of Contemporary Art (12x12), Chicago, IL
2001 MFA Thesis Exhibition in Photography,
Yale University School of Art,  New Haven, CT

1999 BFA Thesis Exhibition, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD



2014 "Zwischen Raum Zeit", The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI


2013 "Perchance to Dream", Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
"Das Music Video", with Daniel Bauer for Ronnie Bass and Gandalf Gavan
"About Face", Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MS

2012 "Perspectives 2012", International Center of Photography, New York, NY
"Second City Psychosthenia", Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
"Good Night", The Isreal Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
"Domestica Dentata", Box 13, Houston, TX

2011 "Photo Forum," Museum of Fine Art, Houston,  Houston, TX
"Nothing in the World but Youth," The Turner Contemporary Museum, Margate, Kent, England

2010 "Where I’m Calling From," Krowswork, Oakland, CA
"Now We Are Six," Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
"Di Goldene Keyt," Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
"All My Lovin, Lodz Art Center, Lodz, Poland, traveling to Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
"A Selection of Recent Portrait Photographs from the Collection," The Jewish   Museum, New York, NY
"Rubles," Ben Russell (Gallery), Chicago, IL

2009 "Transparent Reflect," Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2007 "Loaded Landscapes," Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL 

2006 "The Lie of the Land," Murray Guy Gallery, New York, NY
"Adventura: Photography of Unexpected Places,"
Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
'New Trends in Chicago Photography," Version Fest, Chicago, IL

2005 "Into the Woods," Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004 "Frozen in Light," Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL             
Art Basel Miami Beach, Jacob Karpio Gallery, Miami, FL
Museum of Contemporary Photography:  work on loan as part of the Midwest Photographers Project, Chicago, IL

2003 "Rough Typography," Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Dig Two," video screening, Artist Space, New York, NY

2002 "Holiday Shopping," Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
"Staged/Unstaged," Reva Gallery, New York, NY
"Friends and Family," Lombard Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY


2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2008 Illinois Art Council Finalist Award

2006 Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award

2001 Blair Dickinson Memorial Award

John Ferguson Weir Award



2013 Dossier

2012 New Yorker, Feb. 1, "Second City Psychosthenia", by Vince Aletti

The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Catalogue

Tablet Magazine, May 1

2010 Reaves, Jessica, "Life in Two Worlds Influences a Photographer’s Art,"

The New York Times, January 21
Viera, Lauren, "A simple photo style that speaks volumes," Chicago Tribune (January 29)
Weinberg, Lauren, "Hairy Eyeball: Anna Shteynshleyger takes a critical look at

Orthodox Judaism and other personal subjects," Time Out Chicago (January 14-20)
Burke-Dain, "Elizabeth, Portfolio: Photography Faculty Guggenheim Fellows,"

DEMO 12, Columbia College Chicago, (July)

Ouslander, Leora, "Sexy Challahs, Pregnant Shabbat Candlesticks and Women with Sidelocks: Anna Shteynshleyger’s Embodied Judaism," essay by written and presented in

conjunction with the Renaissance Society Exhibition, University of Chicago, IL, February 7
Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV), January 17, Atist talk and exhibition
Smigasiewicz, Beatrice, "Anna Shteynshleyger/Renaissance Society," NewCity Art, January 18
Ise, Claudine, "Anna Shteynshleyger at the Renaissance Society," Bad at Sports, January 4
Yearwood, Pauline, "Life through a Lens," Chicago Jewish News, January 15
Clare Fentress, Claire, "Faith of Film," The Chicago Weekly, January 7
Koster, Kate, Review, The Chicago Maroon, January 12
Mast, Audrey, Review, Flavorpill Chicago, January 20
Walker, Hamza, "Pronounced SHTEYNSHLEYGER," exhibition essay, January 3

2009 Kain, Brian, "Anna  Sheynshleyger," Taking in the Rain (blog), April 7
Portfolio, Proximity Magazine, The Remedies Issue #4, April
Lee, Nate, "Art Break: Ego Casting," NewCity Art, September 7
Brook, Pete, "Gulag and Guggenheim," Prison Photography (online), April 21
Colberg, Jorg, "Anna Sheynshleyger," Conscientious (blog), April 22

2006 Mack, Joshua, "The Lie of the Land," Modern Painters, September

2005 Davis, Tim, "A Landscape Purged," catalogue essay
Gunhouse, Carl, Anna Shteynshleyger, Skuawk.com, June 6
Meyer, William, "Where the Gulags Were," New York Sun, May 19

2004 Hawkins, Margaret, "Diverse Photographs Unite in Harmonious Vision,"

Chicago Sun-Times, September 24

2004 Photography District News (PDN) May

2004 Artner, Alan, "Shteynshleyger’s Cutting-Edge Work Elusive," Chicago Tribune (March 19)

2003 Camper, Fred, "Ah, Wilderness," Chicago Reader (August 8)




2014 "Graduate Lecture Series", San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
"UCLA Lecture Series", University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
"In Person: Photographer Anna Shteynshleyger", George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

2013 Camera Club of New York, visiting lecturer
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Visiting critic and lecturer

2012 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Visiting lecturer
Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Artists Connect". Lecture

2011 Columbia University, New York, NY. Visiting Critic
Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, lead by Matt Witkovsky, in conjunction with "Light Years"
"Sites/Traces/Manifestations of Jewish Pasts/Presents and Futures, workshop at The University of
Chicago's Franke Institute for the Humanities

2010 University of Illinois, Chicago, Guest Lecturer/ Visiting Artist
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, Visiting Artist Lecture
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture
"Portrait," Panel Discussion (in conjunction with Michael Newman’s seminar), moderated by

James Elkins, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
"Reclaiming Creativity," symposium, Closing Panel Discussion, Columbia College Chicago, IL

2007 "Photographing the Loaded Landscape," Panel Discussion,

moderated by Joel Snyder, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Department of Visual Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL,

Visiting Artist/ Guest Lecturer, Spring term

2006 "Questions of Photography and Empire," lecture presented as part of the

Confronting Empire lecture series, DePaul University




Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL 
Schwartz Contemporary Art Collection, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
Booth School of Business Art Collection, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
LaSalle Bank Photography Collection, Chicago, IL
Yale University Library, New Haven, CT
Private Collections in the United States and abroad