Karin Apollonia Müller

Born, Germany, 1963

Education

1992
M.F.A. University GHS Essen, Folkwang-School Concentration in Photography

1984
University GHS Essen, Folkwang-School Design, Photography and Film

Solo Exhibitions

2014
World’s Edge, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasedena, CA
Far Out, Google, Venice, CA

2013
Far Out, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Gate, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Edges, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Bunkerscapes, van der Grinten Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2004
Terra Cognita, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Angels in Fall, Büro für Fotos, Köln, Germany

2002
Bunkerscapes, Karyn Lovegrovegallery, Los Angeles, California

2001
Angels in Fall, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Angels in Fall, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Silent Summer, Craig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Angels in Fall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1997
Tryptic, DG Gallery, Munich, Germany
Angels in Fall, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996
Angels in Fall, Sam Francis Gallery at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

1992
Myth of Tahiti: More a Notion than a Place, Essen/Orangerie, Essen, Germany

1993
Deutsche Landschaft, Essen/Orangerie, Essen, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2015
Skyward, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

2012
The Perfect Storm, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House, London, GB
Picturing Modernity, SF Moma, San Francisco, CA

2011
25 Years/25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2010
German Landscape, Sifest, Savignano, Italy

2009
Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
This Side of Paradise, Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne, CH

2008
This Side of Paradise, Huntington Museum, Pasadena, CA
Real Photography Award, LP II Art Exhibition Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2007
Spectacular City, NRW Kunstforum, Dusseldorf, Germany

2006
Spectacular City, NAI, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Land in Translation, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2005
THE NEW CITY Sub/urbia in Recent Photography, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
Facing The Music, RedCat, Los Angeles, CA

2004
Vagues, Musee Malraux, le Havre, France

2003
Urban Space, La Verne, CA

2002
Vacant, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Die Welt als Ganzes, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Bentara Budaya, Jakarta, Indonesia (May 4 - May 18, 2002); Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea (August 28 - October 13, 2002)

2001
Die Welt als Ganzes, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Die Welt als Ganzes, SK-Stiftung, Cologne, Germany
Mental Wilderness, Gale Gates, Brooklyn, NY

1997
Wirklich, Fotomuseum in Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
Contemporary German Photography, Galerie Neuger Riemschneider, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany; Galerie Reckerman, Cologne, Germany; Galerie Lehmann, Dresden, Germany

1996
Das Deutsche Auge, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

1995
Atomium, Kodak European Panorama of Young Photography, Arles, France

1994
Photography as an Art, Pforzheim, Germany

1992
Best Masterworks of NRW, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany

1991
Internationale Phototage, Herten, Germany
Award for Young Journalism, Agfa Haus, Leverkusen, Germany

1989
The Other Side of Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Selected Awards & Grants

2006
Lijiang studios, recidency Program, Lijiang, Yunnan, China

2001 The J. Paul Getty/CalArts Commission, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Lannan Residency, Galisteo, NM
Getty/Cal Arts commission, Los Angeles, CA

1996
Friends of the Villa Aurora Fellowship Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA
Oscar Barnack Award, World Press Award for Humanitarian Photography

1995
DAAD Fellowship in Los Angeles and American Samoa
Award of Kodak European Panorama of Young Photographers, Arles, France

1994 Appointed to the German Society for Photography, DGPh

1993
Price of Emma, Award for female journalism
Award of Science, Honor for the best Masterwork in 1992, GHS Essen, Folkwang-School

1991
Award of Kodak AG and Fellowship for the Masterwork
Award for Photography as an Art, Pforzheim, Germany

1990 Honor of Kodak AG, Nachwuchsforderpreis

1989
Award of the German Consulate, Bonn, Germany
Award of the German Ministry of Education and Science, Bonn, Germany

Publications & Reviews

2014
Jonathan Griffin, “Karin Apollonia Muller: Far Out,”* Art Review*, March

2012
Aletti, Vince, "The Perfect Storm", The New Yorker, August

2011
Timber Cove, Nazraeli Press, monograph

2009
On Edge, Nazraeli Press, monograph
Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2008
Verschwindende Landschaften Dumont, Cologne, Germany

2006
Spectacular City, Catalogue, NAI Publishers
Garten der Kunst, Skulpturenpark Graz Hatje Cantz, Germany

2005
10 Years Villa Aurora, Villa Aurora e.V., Berlin, Germany
Looking at Los Angeles DAP, New York, NY

2004
Karin Apollonia Muller, ARTnews, May

2003
A World In One City, Los Angeles Times, May 4

2002
L.A. Now Art Center College of Design/Pasadena Distributed by University of California Press

2001
Angels in Fall: Karin Apollonia Müller, Hamburg, Germany, Kruse Verlag, monograph
Kim Zorn Caputo (ed.), Angels in Fall, Blind Spot, New York, USA, No 17, April/June
Choreography of Power, Kunstforum International, Ruppichteroth, Germany, No 153, January 2001, pp 135-36

2000
Angels in Fall, Exit, London, England, No 1, October 2000
Angels in Fall, Zoo, London, England, October 2000, pp 234-35
Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, Die Welt als Ganzes (exhibition catalogue), Berlin, Germany, Hatje Cantz, 2000, pp 104-106 Alena Williams, Karin Apollonia Müller, Art Issues, Los Angeles, CA, November 2000, p 46

1999
Art Issues

1998
"Contemporary German Photography", Bookforum/Artforum, New York
Charles Arthur Boyer, "News of the World's Happiness: The New German Photography", Art Press, Paris, France, No 232, February 1998, pp 25-30
Jodie Zellen, "Angels in Fall", Art Scene, Los Angeles, CA, May 1998

1997
Markus Rasp (ed.), Contemporary German Photography, Cologne, Germany, Taschen, 1997
Michael Althen, Wirklich (exhibition catalogue), Munich, Germany, Stadtmuseum Munich, 1997, pp 13-14, 48-54

1996
Das Deutsche Auge: Fotojournalismus in Deutschland (exhibition catalogue), Munich, Germany, Schirmer-Mosel, 1996

Collections

Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin, OH
AXA Corporation, New York
BNY Mellon, New York, NY
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Beachwood, OHDeutsche Bank Collection, New York
FRAC, Paris, France
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Howard Stein, The Joy of Giving Something, New York
IFA, Berlin, Germany
LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Martin Margulies Collection, Miami, FL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New School University, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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