Lives and works in New York, NY; Professor at Yale University.

As part of the heady New York art world of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Schorr’s early work mined the vernacular of postmodernism to create photographs that toe the line between documentary and fiction. Often using her subjects allegorically, Schorr’s work navigates the auspices of identity politics to ask beguiling questions about the nomenclature of selfhood. Her range of imagery: from atmospheric portraiture to hard glamour has been used in advertising campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent Paris, Comme Des Garcons, Hermes, and Bottega Veneta, to name a few. Ms. Schorr has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is represented by 303 Gallery in New York and Modern Art in London. Ms. Schorr’s work is also represented in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Her commercial images can also be seen in publications such as W magazine and Interview. Her essays have also appeared in catalogs for the Guggenheim Museum and the Boston ICA. She has taught at Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts, and Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Schorr was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2003 and is currently senior critic in photography.


Hermes – Dior – Bottega Veneta – Missoni – Mercedes Benz


2017    “The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin”, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

2016    “Systematically Open?”, Luma Foundation, Arles, France

2015    “Greater New York”, MoMA P.S. 1, New York, NY

2014    “8 Women”, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

“Better than Before”, Consortium, Dijon, France

“The Decade” Pompidou Metz, Metz, France

2011    Ars Cameralis, Katowice, Poland

“Collier Schorr: German Faces”, CoCA Kronika, Bytom, Upper Silesia, Poland

“Transformed Land”, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France

“More American Photographs”, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA

Istanbul Biennial, Turkey

“Commercial Break”, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Venice

2010    Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal  (curated by Sergio Mah as part of Photo España)

“Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2008     Le Consortium, Dijon, France


Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

San Francisco Museum of Art, CA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, NY