Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Barbara Ess

Born 1948 in Brooklyn, NY. Lives and works in New York City.

Solo Exhibitions

2009 You Are Not I, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
2007 I’m (un) easy, Souterrain, Berlin, Germany
2004 Cipher, Galerie Frederic Giroux, Paris, France
2002 Jenny and David. The Soap Factory. Minneapolis, MN
     Here and There. Lawndale Art Center (Fotofest 2002). Houston, TX
     Cipher, Wallspace, New York, NY
     Presentation House, Vancouver, Canada
2003 I Am Not This Body, The Galleries at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA and Burden
     Gallery New York, NY (Aperture traveling show)
2001 I Am Not This Body, Exhibition in conjuction with the publication of the book, Curt
     Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
     FIAC, Galerie Frederic Giroux, Paris, France
2000 She Woke With A Start, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Faggionato Fine Arts, London, UK
     Wild Life, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1996 Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
     Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
1994 Faggionato Fine Arts, London
     Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
     Fundacion "La Caixa," Barcelona, curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga (catalogue)
1993 Barbara Ess: Photography, Installation and Books 1978-1991, The Queens Museum,
     Flushing, New York, NY; the Miami Center for The Arts, Miami, FL; Anderson Gallery,
     Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (catalogue)
     Galerie La Maquina, Espanola, Madrid, Spain
     High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
     Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
1990 Galeria La Maquina Espanola, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)
     Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1989 Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
1988 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
     Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Germany
1987 Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
     Interim Art, (with James Casabere) London, UK
     Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
     Food for the Moon & Other Photos, Johnen & Schottle Galerie, Cologne, Germany
1986 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
     Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C.
     C.E.P.A Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1985 The Doppler Effect, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
     Cable Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Have You Ever Experienced Ecstasy?, Printed Matter, New York, NY
     Shameless Longing, J.N. Herlin Bookstore, New York, NY
1978 Census, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2008 Bare Market, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
2006 Music is a Better Noise, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
     Modern-Life Painters, a Photograph Collection, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris,
2005 Transformations - Expositions des artistes de la galerie, Galerie Frederic Giroux,
     Paris, France
     Regional Triennial of Photographic Arts, The Center for Photography at
     Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
     Copilandia, curated by GRATIS, Centro de Arte de Sevilla, Spain
     Tune (Out)))side, Free103point9 Transmission Series, Acra, NY
     2005 Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York, NY
2004 Anthology of Art, Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, exhibtion, website and cat
     ...because cynicism left yesterday, Disjecta Gallery, Portland, OR
     Art and Architecture 1900-2000, curated by Germano Celant, Genoa, Italy
     Subway Series, curated by Carlo McCormick and Thomas Solomon, Queens Museum of Art,
     New York, NY
     Repulsion, curated by Heidi Schlatter, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
2003 Photography Past Forward: Aperture at 50, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
     Photography Invitational, curated by Jeff Burden, Columbia State University, GA
     Spot Light on Photography, Hul No’eau Visual Arts Center, Maui, HI
     The Holiday Shopping Show, curated by Robin Kahn, Wallspace, New York, NY
2002 Private Eyes - Image and Identity, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Fine Arts
     Center, Amherst, MA
     Contemporary Views, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
     Photography Transformed, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
2001 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
     Exurbia, Gallery Luisotti, curated by Shirley Irons, Santa Monica, CA
     Galería Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain
     Dream Machines, Hayward Gallery, London, selected by Susan Hiller
1999 Female, Wessel & O’Connor Gallery, curated by Vince Alett, New York, NY
     The Big Picture, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
     13, The Robert Mann Gallery (Blind Spot exhibition), New York, NY
     Salome, Images of Women in Contemporary Art, Castle Gallery, The College of New
     Rochelle, curated by Katie Gass, New Rochelle, NY
1998 Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century, Traveling Exhibition: St
     Louis Art Museum, MO; The Museum of Fine Arts, Sante Fe, NM.; The Mead Museum of Art,
     Amherst, MA; and the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
     Disappearing Act, Bound & Unbound, Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, NY
     From the Heart: The Power of Photography - A Collectors Choice, Art Museum of South
     Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
     The Cottingley Fairies And Other Apparitions, Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, NY
1997 With a Different Camera, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
     100 Photographs, American Fine Art, New York, NY
     Eye of the Beholder, photographs from the Avon Collection, International Center of
     Photography, New York, NY.
     Islas, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
     Barbara Ess and Bruce Conner, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Exposure, Caldic Collectie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
     Making Pictures: Women and Photography, 1975-Now, Nicole Klagsburn, New York, NY
     Blind Spot Photography: The First Four Years, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, NY
     The Baseball Show, Curt Marcus Gallery in collaboration with Craig Smyth, New York, NY
     Alice’s Looking Glass: A Glimpse at the Non-Linear, Apex Art, New York, NY
     Lush, Christinerose Gallery, curated by Anastasia Aukeman, New York, NY
     PROSPECT ’96, curated by Peter Weiermair, Frankfurt, Germany (catalogue)
     Barbara Ess / Barbara Kruger, Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY
     Perfetti & Invisibili: The Image of Children Between Manipulation and Reality,
     Instituto degli Innocenti, Florence, Italy
     Anima Mundi, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1995 Wheel of Fortune, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, curated by Amy Lipton, New York, NY
     Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
     Beyond the Looking Glass: Contemporary Women Photographers, David Adamson Gallery,
     Washington, D.C.
     Scattershot, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, NY
     Seeking the Sublime: Neo-Romanticism in Landscape Photography, Southeast Museum of
     Photography, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona, FL
     Blind Spot, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
     Project Exhibit, The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
     Visions of Childhood, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, NY
1994 Chasing Angels, Cristinerose Gallery, New York, NY
     Digressions, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
     World of Tomorrow, Thomas Solomon's Garage, curated by Douglas Blau, Los Angeles, CA
     The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life, Ruth Bloom Gallery, curated by Gregory Crewdson
     and Rhona Edlebaum, Santa Monica, CA
     Pictures of The Real World (In Real Time), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
     Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
     Figure As Fiction: The Figure In Visual Art and Literature, The Contemporary Arts
     Center, Cincinnati, OH
1993 Memories, Facts & Lies, Blum Helman, curated by Lawrence Gipe, New York NY
     Photoplay, traveling exhibition of works from The Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection
     Body Exposures, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland (catalogue)
     The Loss of Intensity, Shedhalle, curated by Harm Lux, Zurich, Switzerland
     Fictions of The Self, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
     Mirror/Mirror, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
     Multiplicity, traveling exhibition, curated by Kirby Gookin
     VIVID: Intense Images by American Photographers, Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1992 Group Exhibition, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
     Open Mind: The Lewitt Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
     Die 29. Ausstellung, Mai 36 Galerie, Luzern, Switzerland
     Aspects de la Collection Photographique Contemporaine, Musee de La Roche-Sur-Yon,
     Un Secreto Fluir, Galeria La Maquina Espanola, Madrid, Spain
     Dysfunction in The Family Album, Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Postmodern Prints, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
     Contemporary Abstract Photography, CompassRose, Chicago, IL
     The Library, Josh Baer Gallery, curated by Douglas Blau, New York, NY
     The Sibylline Eye, Kunsthalle, organized by Foto e.V. and Barbara Ess, Munich, Germany
     Gross Gallery (catalogue)
     James Casebere/Barbara Ess, Interim Art, London, UK
     Lights in the Darkness, Lintas: Worldwide, curated by Magaret Mathews-Berenson,
     New York, NY
1990 Images In Transition: Photographic Representation In the Eighties, The National Museum
     of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. (catalogue)
     La Collection Des Ouevres Photographiques, The Musee De La Roche-Sur-Yon, France
     The Empire State Biennial, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
     Figures et Lectures, Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France
     Natural Magic, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
     The Indomitable Spirit, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
     Romance and Irony, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; National Gallery of New
     Zealand, curated by Louis Grachos and John Stringer
     Botanica: The Secret Life of Plants, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
1989 Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Emerson Gallery Hamilton College & Anderson
     Gallery, Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (catalogue)
     Parallel Views, ARTI, curated by Joke Kops, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (catalogue)
     Shifting Focus, Serpentine Gallery, London and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
     Democracy: Education, DIA Foundation, curated by Group Material, New York, NY
     Memory & Artifact: Romanticism Revisited, Barbara Fendrick Gallery, New York, NY
     Fauxtography, Art Center College, Pasadena, CA
     Obscured, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY
     The Photography of Invention, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
     Galerie Georges Verney-Carron, Villeurbanne, France
     Galeria La Maquina Espanola, Madrid, Spain
     The Observatory, Thomas Solomon's Garage, curated by Douglas Blau, Los Angeles, CA
     Through A Glass Darkly, University Galleries, curated by Barry Blinderman, Illinois
     State University, Normal, IL
     Arrangements I, Mai 36 Gallerie, Luzerne, Switzerland
     Marta Cervera Gallery, New York, NY
     Broken Landscape, Discarded Object, P.P.O.W, New York, NY
1988 Certain Shots, McNeil Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
     Made in Camera, Galleri Sten Erikson, Stockholm, Sweden
     Of Another Nature, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
     Das Licht von der Anderen Seite, Monika Spruth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
     The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
     Media Post Media, Scott Hanson Gallery, curated by Collins & Milazzo, New York, NY
     Twelve From New York, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
     Photography On The Edge, Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette
     University, Milwaukee, WI
     Visual Paradox: Truth and Fiction in the Photographic Image, Kohler Arts Center,
     Sheboygan, WI
1987 Consonance, ISD Corporation, curated by Steven Harvey, New York, NY
     Gallery De Lege Ruimte, Brugge, Belgium
     Poetic Injury: The Surrealist Legacy in Contemporary Photography, Alternative Museum,
     New York NY
     Non in Codice, Galleria Pieroni & American Academy in Rome, Italy
     Arrangements for the Camera: A View of Contemporary Photography, The Baltimore Museum
     of Art, Baltimore, MD
     Cash/Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY
     Contemporary Diptychs: Divided Visions, Whitney Museum of Art, Stamford, CT
     In Black and White, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
     The New Romantic Landscape, Whitney Museum of Art, Stamford, CT
     Symposium Uber Fotografie IX, Forum Stadtpark, Graz. Austria
1986 Remembrances of Things Past, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
     Apparitions and Allusions; Photographs of the Unseen, University Art Gallery,
     San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
     Johnen & Schottle Galerie, (with James Welling and Ian Wallace), Cologne, Germany
     Ultrasurd, S.L. Simpson Gallery, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Toronto, Canada
     New New York, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
     Inaugural Exhibition, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
     Photography, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Currents, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
     Salon De Facto, (with Peter Nadin and Michelle Zalopany), New York, NY
     Minimal Representation, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
     Thought Objects, Cash/Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY
     Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Cable Gallery, New York, NY
     Rudiger Schottle Gallery, (with Ken Lum and Rodney Graham), Munich, Germany
     MASS, traveling show curated by Group Material
1984 Sex, Cable Gallery, New York, NY
     Salon, Bill Rice Gallery, New York, NY
     Sextet, Coburg Gallery, curated by Vikky Alexander, Vancouver, Canada
     Wedge Benefit, Nature Morte, New York, NY
     Con Rumore, Galerie Westersingel, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1983 Benefit Exhibition, Artists Space, New York, NY
     Maze, Public Illumination Gallery, New York, NY
1982 White Columns, (with Susan Hiller), New York, NY
     Audio Arts at the Tate Gallery, The Tate Gallery, London, UK
1981 Books, White Columns, New York, NY
     Pictures and Promises, The Kitchen, curated by Barbara Kruger, New York, NY
1980 Speaking Volumes, AIR Gallery, New York, NY
1979 Library, 5 Bleecker Street, New York, NY


1971 London School of Film Tecnhique, London, UK
1969 B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


2004 Johnson, Ken, “Art Guide: Barbara Ess,” The New York Times, June 11, 2004
     Aletti, Vince, “Pick: Barbara Ess,” The Village Voice, June 16-22, 2004
2003 Sozanski, Edward J, “Crude, Alluring Images,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept 12, 2003
     Aletti, Vince, “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, July 16, 2003
     Testal, David, interview, Ventana de Luz, Magna Lux, June
2002 Harris, Melissa, ed., essay by R. H. Cravens, “Photography Past Forward,” Aperture
     Aletti, Vince, “The Best Photography Books of 2001: Eyes Wide Open”, The Village Voice
     January 22, 2002
     Gottlieb, Jane, “Exposures: Pinhole Philosophy”, Photo District News, January
     Dykstra, Jean, “Photo Book Beat,” Art on Paper, March/April
     Coleman, A. D., “Books: Fantastic Voyages and Street Life”, ART News, February
     Butcher, Bleddyn, “Soundcheck,” The Wire, February
     De Zoysa, Dana, “Pinhole View,” January Magazine, March 2002
2001 I Am Not This Body, monograph with text by Michael Cunningham et al, Aperture, NYC
     Harris, Jane, “Aura Fixation: Old Technology for New Photography,” Art on Paper,
     January/Februaryv. 4 no. 3
2000 Bollen, Christopher. "Barbara Ess, ‘She Woke with a Start’." Time Out, June 8-15
     Schmerler, Sarah, Review in Art in America, November
     Review, NY ARTS International Edition, May, vol. 5 n. 5
     Schmerler, Sarah, "Barbara Ess at Curt Marcus," Art In America, November, p. 164
1999 Blind Spot #13, six page reproductions
1998 Curran, Mark, Time Out, London, Nov 4
     Diehl, Carol, Art in America, September 1998, p.123
     Glueck, Grace "Barbara Ess, ‘Wild Life’," New York Times, Friday, May 1, 1998
1997 Openings, Art & Antiques, January, pp. 27
1996 Princenthal, Nancy, "Barbara Ess at Curt Marcus," Art In America, December, pp. 94
     Lillington, David, Metropolis M, October
     Lillington, David, “Being Me”, Creative Camera, October/November, pp. 32-33
     Morris, Catherine, "Barbara Ess at Curt Marcus," New Art Examiner, June
     McGrath, Roberta, Women’s Art Magazine, October/November
     Searle, Adrian, "The Snipped and the Blurred," The Guardian, August 27
     Beaumont, Susanna, "Photography Review: Barbara Ess," The List, 16-22 August
     "Outlook: Pinhole Wizard," Artists Newsletter, September
     Aletti, Vince, "Barbara Ess," The Village Voice, Vol. XLI No. 20, May 14, 1996
     Dieckmann, Katherine, "In the Clear," The Village Voice, Vol. XLI No. 22, May 28
     Yablonsky, Linda, "Barbara Ess: Curt Marcus Gallery," Time Out, No. 35, May 22- 29
1995 Leeds, Valerie Ann, "Seeking the Sublime: Neo-Romanticism in Landscape Photography,"      Southeast Museum of Photography, (catalogue), April 11 - June 25
     Lord, Catherine, "Apocalypso," Quiver, vol 3, No. 2, (ill)
     McWilliams, Martha, "Beyond the Looking Glass - Contemporary Women Photographers:
     David Adamson Gallery," New Art Examiner, October, p. 45
     Soup Art/Culture #9, Absence, "Barbara Ess; Film on Video; Notes form Poland"
     Now Time 4, "God: Total Religion and Madness," (ill p.40-41)
1994 Aletti, Vince, "Voice Choice," The Village Voice, Vol. XXXIX, No. 16, April 19, p. 70
     Aliaga, Juan Vicente, Barbara Ess, exhibition catalogue, Fundació "la Caixa,"
     Art Monthly, "Barbara Ess at Faggionato Fine Art," June
     Blair, Dike, "Barbara Ess: Curt Marcus," Flash Art, Summer, Vol. XXVII, n. 177
     Bullard, CeCe, "Through a Pinhole Camera, Visual, Metaphysical Angst," Times Dispatch,
     September 7, 1994
     Craddock, Sacha, The London Times, Tuesday, May 17, Arts section
     Lillington, David, "The Ess Word," Time Out, May 4-11, p. 39
     Lillington, David, "The Best of ‘94," Time Out, December 14-21, p. 20
     Levi-Strauss, David, "Barbara Ess, Curt Marcus Gallery," Artforum, Summer, Vol. XXXII
     Pagel, David, "The World of Tomorrow," Art Issues, May-June, p. 39
     Volk, Gregory, "Barbara Ess, Curt Marcus,"ARTnews, volume 93, Number 7, September
1993 Aletti, Vince, "Barbara Ess," Listings Section, The Village Voice, Vol. XXVIII, No. 26
     Arlitt, Sabine Weder, "Ausstellung, Korper im Ubergang," Annabelle, April 8, 1993
     Barbara Ess: Photography, Installation and Books 1978-1991, exhibition catalogue,
     (The Queens Museum of Art: New York) with essay by Gary Indiana
     Cotter, Holland, "Memories, Facts and Lies," The New York Times, Friday, July 16, 1993
     Dieckmann, Katherine, "Camera Obscura," The Village Voice, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 23,
     June 2-8, 1993, Voice Literary Supplement, p. 27
     Eggennberger, Ursula, "Odysseen mit der Kamera," Zuri-tip, Friday, March 5, 1993 p. 49
     Hiltmann, Gabriela, "Prasent und wahrnehmbar, ohne als Korper sichtbar zu sein,"
     Basler Zeitung Ausgabe Fricktal, March 1, 1993
     Kohen, Helen, "Photographs' Truth Are In Eyes of The Beholder," The Miami Herald
     "Summer Compendia: Memories, Facts and Lies," The Art Newspaper, July-September
     Pedersen, Victoria, "Gallery Go 'Round," (review) Paper, June, p. 27
     Schulman, Sandra, "The Gorgeous Distortions of Barbara Ess," XS Fun & Frolic
     Schwartzman, Alan, "Barbara Ess: Photography Installation, and Books 1978-1991",
     The New Yorker, Vol. LXIX, No.13, May 17, 1993 p. 17 (also with self portrait)
     Smith, P.C., "Complex Vision," Art In America, March, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp. 66-69
1992 Barg, Barbara, Flash Art, Vol. XXV, N. 167, p. 138
     Castano, Adolfo, "Barbara Ess, Fotografo Inteligente," ABC de las Artes, No. 32
     "Through A Pinhole Darkly," NYQ, April, p. 34
     Danvila, Jose Ramon, "Barbara Ess: Aquello que nos rodea," El punto, No. 224
     Hagen, Charles, "Dysfunction in the Family Album," The New York Times
     Haus, Mary, "Barbara Ess, Curt Marcus," Artnews, September, Vol. 91, No. 7, p. 113
     Hastings, Patti Beele, "Interview: Barbara Ess," Art Papers, Vol. 16, No. 3, p. 23
     "Art at the Edge, High Museum of Art," Journal of the Print World, Winter, p. 47
     Schjeldahl, Peter, "Fogmeister," The Village Voice, April 28, 1992 p. 99
     Seward, Keith, "Barbara Ess, Curt Marcus Gallery," Artforum International
1991 Barg, Barbara, "The Rush of Light," Cover Magazine, January
     Bode, Peter, "Sibyllinisches Auge der Frauen," AZ feuilleton, January, p. 17
     Koniger, Maribel, "Frauen und Foto," Applaus, p. 66
     Luppino, Michael, "A Fantasy Life, Outlined in Detail," The New York Times
     Mahren, Harion, "Jenseits Des Reinen Bildes," Munchner, January, p. 70
     McKenna, Kristine, "Shadow Land," Los Angeles Times, 11/10/91, pp. 4, 87
     Prestelle, Karl H., "Elfmal das Frauenauge," January 10, 1991
     Romano, Gianni, "Barbara Ess: Visioni Strettamente Personali," Temporale,
     Edizioni Dabbeni, N. 25, pp. 21-22
     "Sibyllinisches Auge," FAZ, January 26, 1991
     Smith, Roberta, "The Library," The New York Times, June 14, 1991
     Steinlechner, Carin, "Geschichten im Betrachter-Kopf," Kultur, January, p. 25
     "The Library at Josh Baer Gallery," The New Yorker, June 17, 1991 p. 14
1990 Aletti, Vince, "Fuzz Box," Village Voice, May 22, 1990
     Denson, G. Roger, Artscribe, October
     Haus, Mary, Tema Celeste, N. 27-28, November/December
     McCormick, Carlo, "XY Ess," Artforum, Summer
     Princenthal, Nancy, "Barbara Ess: Machine Dreams," The Print Collector’s Newsletter
     Sorenson, Dina, Arts Magazine, October
     Sullivan, Constance, Women Photographers, 1990 (Harry Abrams, Inc., New York)
1989 Smith, Joshua P., The Photography of Invention, American Pictures of the 1980's.
     The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute and M.I.T Press
     Haus, Mary, "Les Territoires de Barbara Ess," ArtPress, January
     Shifting Focus, (Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol and Serpentine Gallery, London)
     Knight, Christopher, "A Photographic Observatory," Los Angeles Herald Times, June 16th
     Graw, Isabella, Wolkenkratzer Art Journal, N. 2, March
     Schwabsky, Barry, Flash Art, January/February
1988 Caley, Shaun, Flash Art, Summer
     Ess, Barbara, Camera Austria, (edited transcript of lecture given by the artist),
     October, The Los Angeles Times, Friday, June 19th, Part IV
     Aletti, Vince, "Shooting from the Hip," The Village Voice review of Thought Objects
     Cameron, Dan, "Mental Theater: The Art of Barbara Ess," Arts Magazine, Summer
     Haus, Mary,"The Mind's Eye," Art News, November
     Indiana, Gary, "Future Perfect," The Village Voice, March 10
1987 Artscribe, November/December
     Impulse, Summer, Volume 13, #3
     Jones, Ronald, Artscribe, Summer
1986 Bomb magazine, No.XVII, Fall
     Redtape magazine, #6
     Cotter, Holland, Flash Art, December
     Marzorati, Gerald, "Ess's Essence," Vanity Fair, September
     Saltz, Jerry, Beyond Boundaries: New York's New Art
     "Pick of the Week," L.A.Weekly, Dec.19-26
     Huntington, Richard, The Buffalo News, February
     Power, Mark, The Washington Post, May
     Tatransky, Valentin, Arts Magazine, October
     Wise, Kelly, "Barbara Ess' Pinhole Perspectives," The Boston Globe, October
1985 Cameron, Dan, "Springtime on the Fringe," Arts Magazine, September
     Suddendeutsche Zeitung, Munich, August
     Clothier, Peter, "Minimal Representation: Another View of New York," L.A. Weekly
     Fisher, Jean, "Barbara Ess: Cable Gallery," Artforum, September
     Gambrell, Jamey, "Barbara Ess at Cable," Art in America, October, p. 158
     Grundberg, Andy, (review) New York Times, June
     McKenna, Kristine, Los Angeles Times, July
     Mueller, Cookie, "Art and About," Details magazine, June
     Perree, Rob, "Amerikanen en Het Medium Foto III: Barbara Ess," Kunst Beel Amsterdam