Mike Sinclair

Bio

Mike Sinclair is a fine art and architectural photographer living in Kansas City, Missouri. His fine art photographs are in several public and private collections, including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 1999 he received a Charlotte Street Award for “photographs documenting forays into the curious realms of leisure pursued by middle-class American society”. In 2007, the book Where are you supposed to be? – a year long look at the Kansas City metropolitan area with writer Hesse McGraw – was published by the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In the July 2, 2012 issue of Time Magazine, Sinclair’s photographs were used to illustrate the special section on the American dream. Writing in The Huffington Post about his 2012 show at Dolphin, Public Domain, Peter Frank suggested “you get the feeling Sinclair could turn his beloved KC into a synecdoche for the whole country, finding a whole country in a single city”. In 2013 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 The Nelson - Photographs by Mike Sinclair, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015 Roses, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2012 Public Assembly, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Public Domain, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2009 City Beautiful, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2006 Photographs, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017-18 Every Street, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015 You People, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013 OPEN, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2012 Looking at the Land, 21st-Century American Views, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2012 The Frontier, Paragraph, Kansas City, MO

2011 Dawn Till Dusk, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

2011 America Now and Here, Leedy-Voulkos, Kansas City, MO

2011 Be Good or Be Gone, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2010 Untitled, Trace Gallery, Cornwall, United Kingdom

2010 Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2010 Place, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

2009 2009, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO 

2009 Mixtape, Jen Bekman Gallery New York, NY

2009 Hey Hot Shots, Jen Bekman Gallery New York, NY 

2009 The Poetics of Space, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2009 Postcards From The Heartland, Art Production Fund, New York, NY

2008 on Liberty, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2008 Beyond the Backyard, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL  

2008 Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2008 Where are you supposed to be? Book Release and Exhibition, La Esquina, Kansas City, MO

2006 The Metropolis View, Metropolis Magazine 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Art Directors' Club, New York, NY

2005 What's the Matter With Kansas?, Rare Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Moving In Moving Out, Flex Storage, Topeka, KS 

2004 Contemporary Photography from the Hometown of Edgar Snow, Beida University, Beijing, China

2004 Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2004 Forwarding Address, Society For Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

2002 Beyond Bounds, Shine, Gallery of Art JCCC, Overland Park, KS

2002 Current Works, Society For Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

2002 Rare Visions, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2002 Side by Side, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2001 Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2001 Pierogi Flatfiles, Pierogi 2000 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2001 Summer Show, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2000 Photo Forum 2000, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2000 Charlotte Street Fund, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

1999 Selected Photographs: The Permanent Collection at JCCC, Gallery of Art JCCC, Overland Park, KS

1999 Alumni On View 1951-99, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1998 Members Show, Society of Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

Selected Press

2012 Time Magazine, Keeping the Dream Alive, July, 2, 2012

2012 TimeLightBox, Public Assembly: The Photography of Mike Sinclair, interview and slide show by Paul Moakley, June 21, 2012

2012 Huffingtonpost.com Haiku Reviews, Peter Frank 4/27/2012

2009 Heartland, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2008 Mike Sinclair Six Photographs, New Letters, vol. 75 no.1, Kansas City, MO

2008 The Life and Times of a City, The Kansas City Star

2008 Water, Metropolis Magazine

2007 Kansas City Snapshot, Conversation with Hesse McGraw, Review Magazine

2005 Mike Sinclair, Downtown, Urban Planning and Architecture Annual 2005, Review Magazine

2005 Mega-Life in The Midwest, Dots & Quotes

2005 The Other Kansas, Metropolis Magazine

2004 Consuming Nature, Review Magazine

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