College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Chris Verene
Assistant Professor of Photography
Performing and Creative Arts

Chris Verene
Assistant Professor of Photography

Office : Building 1P Room 108
Phone : 718.982.N/A
Fax : 718.982.N/A
Professor Verene's Website

Degrees :
B.A. Philosophy and Film Studies, Emory University
M.F.A. Studio Art and Photography, Georgia State University

Biography / Academic Interests :
Chris Verene earned his M.F.A. in Photography from Georgia State University in 1996.  Prior to coming to CSI, Verene directed the photography program at SUNY Westchester Community College, and was on faculty at the Photography, Video and Related Media MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. Verene's work is in numerous major museum collections, and in 2001, was the first photographer to receive a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship. Verene has been called a natural storyteller, focusing on the whole intimate truth of human narratives. His new book, "Family," accompanies a traveling solo exhibition throughout the United States and Europe through 2013. Verene is also a musician, performing as a drummer with Cordero, a bilingual Spanish/English alternative rock group.  Verene is at work on a feature film about his performance art work entitled, “The Self-Esteem Salon.” ARTFORUM praised Verene as "depicting people with a combination of respect and clarity." Verene is represented by Postmasters Gallery and Stephen Kasher Gallery in New York City.

Scholarship / Publications :
“Chris Verene,” , New Mexico
“Chris Verene  / Camera Club,” Reflex Modern Art, Amsterdam
“Family,” , New Mexico


“EXPOSED: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND THE CAMERA SINCE 1870,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yale Press
“The Art of Caring,” Museum Catalog, New Orleans Museum of Art
“Galesburg Christmas Lights Contest Winner,” Boxed Set of Artist Cards, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
“The Theater of the Face, Portraiture since 1900,” Max Kozloff, Phaidon Press

“The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography,” Yale University Press
“Shoot The Family” Ralph Rugoff, Director Hayward Gallery, London, Independent Curators International
“Family” Catalog for The Aldrich Museum