Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962 in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale School of Art, where he is now Director of Graduate Studies in Photography.
Crewdson's career has spanned three decades. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is included in many public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
His most widely acclaimed bodies of work have been Natural Wonder, Twilight, Dream House (a 2002 commission by The New York Times Magazine), Beneath the Roses, and most recently, Sanctuary. His newest body of work entitled, Cathedral of the Pines, will premiere at Gagosian Gallery, New York in early 2016. A fully illustrated catalogue of works will be published by Aperture to coincide with the exhibition.
Beneath the Roses, a series of pictures that took nearly ten years to complete--with a crew of over one hundred cumulatively--was the subject of the 2012 feature documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, by Ben Shapiro.
A retrospective of Crewdson's work produced between 1985 and 2005 toured European museums from 2005-08, and was accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Hatje Cantz. The recent exhibition "In a Lonely Place" traveled to galleries and museums across Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand in 2013. The major monograph Gregory Crewdson was published by Rizzoli International the same year.
Crewdson's awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship.
photo credit: Daniel Karp