(AMERICAN, 1934 – 2022)

Making complex, multi-image allegories with sophisticated multiple-printing techniques, Uelsmann’s work contradicts the essential information we have come to expect from photographs. His photographic montages are ambiguous and dream-like, eliciting response from every viewer without necessarily revealing a certain meaning. Having taught at the University of Florida for nearly three decades, Uelsmann is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and was a founding member of the Society for Photographic Education, along with being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. Over the past thirty years he has had over 100 solo exhibitions and 10 books published. His photographs are in the permanent collections of renowned museums worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Balitmore Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography, Crysler Museum, Denver Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum, George Eastman House, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris among many others.