Vance Gellert
Curriculum Vitae


2016-2017 14-city tour Iron Range project to China through Arts Midwest
2016 Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm, MN
2015 Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN
2014 Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN
Zeigeist Arts, Duluth, MN
Kaddatz Gallery, Fergus Falls, MN
MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN
2013 Paramount Center for the Arts, St. Cloud, MN
B'nai Abraham Cultural Center, Virginia, MN
Hennepin County Medical Center Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield Minnesota
Anderson Center at Tower View, Red Wing, MN
2012 IFP Center for Media Arts, St. Paul
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2009 City Gallery, Charleston, SC
801 Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis MN
2007 Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN
2006 Caravan International Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Bemidji Art Center, Bemidji, MN
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, MN
2004 Heritage Gallery, McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis, MN
2001 Phipp's Art Center, Hudson, WI
1999 Instituto Chileno Norte Americano, Santiago, Chile
St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
1998 Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1994 Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN
1993 pARTs Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1990 Perimeter Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1989 Available Light Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
GO Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Relay Zone Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1988 Film in the Cities, St Paul, MN
Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 Camera Club of New York, New York, NY
1986 Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
The Photography at Oregon Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
PRO ARTS Gallery, Oakland, CA
Dillingham Center of Photography, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
Duke Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC
1985 F.I.T. Gallery, Florida Institute of Technology, Jensen Beach, FL
WorkSpace Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Extension Gallery, University of California, San Francisco,CA
New Works Gallery, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
1984 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va


2013 BLOOD MEMORIES, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2004 PERSONAL EFFECTS, Terhan Museum of Contemporary Art, Terhan Iran
2001 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, Crearte, Minneapolis, MN
1998 SOUTH OF THE BORDER, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
NEW VISIONS, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1996 20th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OP
1994 FLESH AND BLOOD, The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
1991 ARTISTS RESPOND TO WAR, pARTs Alternative Artspace, Minneapolis, MN
A PORTRAIT IS NOT A LIKENESS, Center for Creative Photography,
Tucson, AZ
1988 CROSS CURRENTS/CROSS COUNTRY, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA
TOYS OF OUR TIMES, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 A SENSE OF HUMOR, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
FAMILY/EXTENSIONS, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
1986 BABY PICTURES, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
DIBERT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, Photography West Gallery, Carmel, CA
COMMITMENT TO VISION, The Photography at Oregon Gallery, Eugene, OR
1985 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
CALIFORNIA WORKS, California Exposition, Sacramento, CA
1984 NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
NEW PHOTOGRAPHICS/84, Central Washington University, Ellenberg, WA
1983 UNRESTRICTED COLOR, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
SILVER VISION '83, Silver Vision Gallery, Tulsa, OK


Edith and Thomas Peilen Charitable Gift Fund - 2012, 2013
Minnesota History and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund - 2012
Minnesota State Arts Board fellowship - 2014, 2012, 2010, 1998
Jerome Foundation Travel Study Grants - 2004, 1995
Bush Leadership Fellowship finalist - 2000
McKnight Foundation Photography Fellowship - 1995, 1991
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Visual Artist Fellowship - 1988
Artist Residency, Anderson Center at Tower View - 2010


Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Art, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Daimler Contemporary Art Museum, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Instituto Chileno Norte Americano, Santiago, Chile
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth MN
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN
Hennepin County History Museum, Minneapolis, MN


Ritual and Ceremony in intra-operative MRI assisted Brain Surgery: Explore, The Journal of Science and Healing, September/October 2012, Vol. 8, No. 5
Tracking the Jaguar: Indigenous Healers of the Andes and Amazon: Orion Magazine, July -August, 2012
Smoke and Mirrors, New York Science Times, Bejing, Issue 5, May, 2012
Photographing the Mysteries of Healing: New York Times Lens Blog, August 2011
Tracking the Jaguar: Indigenous Healers of the Andes and Amazon, Shaman's Drum, July 2009
Mercado de las Brujas: Photo of the Week 6Mois, Paris, 2011
Rituals of the Andes: Mary Abbe, Minneapolis StarTribune, June 12, 2008
Vance Gellert, Pop Art: Utne Reader, September-October, 1996
Readings: Harpers 285:1709, (October 1992): 25
Gellert, Vance, Smoke and Mirrors: Seeking the Spirit of Healing - In Press
Gellert, Vance, REAL: Artists and Landscapes - In Press
Gellert, Vance, BRIDGE, catalogue
Gellert, Vance, CarlVision, Portland, Blue Sky Press, 1987


2003 - present Independent photographer/researcher
2008 - 2014   Board of Directors, Finance chair, Rain Taxi Review of Books
2006 - 2011   Board of Directors, Treasurer, Link Vostok East West Dance Arts
2008 - 2013   Curator of Photography, IFP Center for Media Arts, St. Paul, MN
1990 - 2003   Founder, director curator, pARTs Photographic Arts
(Minnesota Center for Photography)
1982 - 2006   Various adjunct teaching positions, Richmond, VA; Bay Area, CA; Minneapolis, MN

Curriculum Vitae