Marilyn Minter was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and lives and works in New York. She received a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the University of Florida in 1970 and a master’s in fine art from Syracuse University in 1972. She had a solo show at SF MoMA in 2005, and was featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. Recent solo shows include Salon 94, New York, Creative Time, New York and Gavlak Projects, Palm Beach. She is currently featured in a 2 person show titled SWEAT with Mika Rottenberg at the Laurent Godin gallery in Paris. She created the first centerfold ever featured in Parkett last summer for her Parkett Collaboration. She will present her large scale photos and paintings of Pamela Anderson at Andrehn at Schiptjenko gallery in the fall.

Her first monography was published by Gregory R Miller, New York, in 2006.

Minter has, for the past 20 years, explored what she calls the “pathology of glamour,” or the painstaking everyday un- and re- doing of women’s physical appearance and their strive for perfection. Taking on the clichés of fashion photography she adds a dose of reality to them. Closing in tight on her subjects, whether it is a shoe, an eye or a baby, she subverts the glamour of desire. The images Minter generates always stand on the border of photorealism and abstraction: pointing her camera on details, she continually shoots her photographs at the moment before the image breaks out of focus.



Tom Ford – Jimmy Choo – Mac Cosmetics – Khiel’s – Erickson Beamon Diamonds – Cadbury



Tiffany Award, 2006

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1998

New York Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Grant, 1992

National Endowment for the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship Grant, 1989

New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist’s Grant, 1988


Allure – POP – V Magazine – Purple – New York Times Magazine – Parkett – Interview – Visionaire


2015 “Brush And Palette: Marilyn Minter’s Erotic ‘Pretty/Dirty’” by Kate Rogers DU CLARION

2015 “Marilyn Minter Is The Windowlicker Of Representation” by Paddy Johnson ART F CITY

2015 “Review: Don’t Miss Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty At MCA Denver” by Michael Paglia

2015 “MCA: Marilyn Minter’s Beastly Take On Our Beautiful World” by Ray Mark Rinaldi THE DENVER POST

2015 “Marilyn Minter And Betty Tompkins On Censorship, Art, And Being Embraced By Millennials” by Kate Messinger THE CREATORS PROJECT

2015 “Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” by Parul Sehgal THE NEW YORK TIMES

2015 “Marilyn Minter” by Alex Fialho ART FORUM

2015 “Marilyn Minter On Her First Major Retrospective” by Mark Guiducci VOGUE

2015 “Marilyn Minter” by Gianni Jetzer — February 1, 2015

2014 “The Glitter Bug” W MAGAZINE

2013 “Marilyn Minter, Planet Gorgeous” by Glenn O’Brien PURPLE

2013 “Marilyn Minter” by Art Review ART REVIEW

2013 “Gritty Glamour” by Isabel Wilkinson THE DAILY BEAST

2013 “The Right Dose” by Kareem Estefan NEW YORK TIMES —

2012 “Marilyn Minter On The “Having It All” Debate” by Marilyn Minter ART INFO

2012 “Mother As Muse” by Jessie Wender THE NEW YORKER

2011 “Behind The Seen: 8 Questions For Marilyn Minter” by Sameer Reddy W MAGAZINE


Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 2016-2017

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO 2015

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX 2015

2013 Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Marilyn Minter, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY; Marilyn Minter, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Paintings From the 80’s, Team Gallery, New York NY

2010 Orange Crush, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Green Pink Caviar, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2009 Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA; La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceutí/Murcia, Spain; Chewing Color, Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH; Green Pink Caviar, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, NY

2008 Andrehn-Schiptjenko Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2006 Salon 94 Gallery, New York, NY; Gavlak Projects, Palm Beach, FL; Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO; Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland

2005 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Voges and Partner, Frankfurt, Germany

2004 Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO; Andrehn-Schiptjenko Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2003 Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY

2001 Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, France

2000 Andrehn-Schiptjenko Gallery, Stockholm; XL Xavier La Boulbenne, New York, NY

1998 Galleri Index, Stockholm, Sweden; XL Xavier La Boulbenne, New York, NY

1997 XL Xavier La Boulbenne, New York, NY

1995 Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY; Tri Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

1992 Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY; John C. Stoller & Co., Minneapolis, MN

1991 Greenberg Gallery, Saint Louis, MO; Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990 Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY; Simon Watson Gallery, New York, NY

1989 Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London, England

1988 White Columns, New York, NY

1986 Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY (in collaboration with Christoff Kohlhoffer)

1984 Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY (in collaboration with Christoff Kohlhoffer)

1975 Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY


« Killer Heels : The Art of the High Heeled Shoe » Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 2014

« Duro Olowu : More Material », Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY 2014

« Look At Me : Portraiture from Manet To The Present », Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY 2014

« She was a film star before She was my Mother », Dorsky Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY 2014

« Bash I », Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY 2014

« NYC Makers Open », Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY 2014

« Gola, Art and Science of Taste », La Triennale, Milan Italy 2014

« Pace Gems : Selections from the Linda Pace Foundation Permanent Collection, San Antonio, TX 2014

2010 Collection in Context: Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain, Andy Warhol, and Marilyn Minter, The Baltimore Museum of Art; Passion Fruits, Selection from the Thomas Olbricht Collection, Me Collectors Room, Berlin; 7th Annual Alternative Picture Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; The Anniversary Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Desire, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Don Juan in the Village, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; Sweat, curated by Fabienne Stephan and Marilyn Minter, Patricia Low, Gstaad, Switzerland; Think Pink, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Gavlak Projects, Palm Beach, FL; Talent Show, curated by Robert Melee, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2009 The Audio Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY; Pink Panther, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Kumukumu Gallery, New York, NY; The Female Gaze: Women Look At Women, Cheim & Read, New York, NY; “200 Artworks – 25 Years” Artists’ Editions for Parkett, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; Pretty Is And Pretty Does, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; Objects of Value, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; The Glamour Project, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY; The Palace at 4 a.m., Gana Art Gallery, New York, NY; For Your Eyes Only, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium

2008 Darkside, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland; Focus: The Figure, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Agency: Art and Advertising, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH; Expenditure, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea; Whatever’s Whatever Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Greece; Sweat, Marilyn Minter + Mika Rottenberg, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris

2007 Foam of the Daze, Amy Smith Stewart, New York, NY; Sex in the City, Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY; Sparkle Then Fade, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France; RocknRoll, Norrköpings Museum, Norrköpings, Sweden; Dangerous Beauty, Curated by Manon Slome, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY; Dangerous Beauty, Naples Art Museum, Italy

2006 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY; Nightmares of Summer, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY; The Other Side, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY; Flaming June, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

2005 Gorgeous, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy; Paper, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Bounds of Love, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY; Tete a Tete, Greenberg van Doren Gallery, New York, NY; The Super Fly Effect, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ; Suddenly Older, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

2004 Black & White, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY; AmFaR Portfolio, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Skin Deep, Union Station, Toronto, Canada (traveling to The Netherlands and Portugal)

2003 Cross Currents at Century’s End: Selections from the Neuberger Berman Art Collections, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; amFaR Portfolio curated by Jack Pierson, Cheim and Read, New York, NY; Jessica Stockholder Show, Gorney Bravin & Lee Gallery, New York, NY; 4 Walls, 8 Views, Arena Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Shimmering Substance, curated by Barry Schwabsky and Catsou Roberts, Arnolfini, Bristol, England, and Cornerhouse, Manchester, England; Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY

2001 Summer Group, Sandroni.Rey, Venice, CA

2000 Uncomfortable Beauty, Group show, Jack Tilton / Anna Kustera, New York, NY; Issue: Group show, curated by Jack Pierson, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, France; 2000 anos luz, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz Tenerife, Canary Islands; Mommy Dearest, Gimpel Fils, London, England; Go Figure, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY

1999 Lounge, Exit Art, New York, NY; Millennium Calendar, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY; Paintings Pictures, Beaver College Art Gallery, Beaver, PA

1998 cloth-bound, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England; PhotoImage, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (traveling to Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA); Elbowroom, Third Link, Stockholm, Sweden; Bathroom, curated by Wayne Koestenbaum, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York, NY

1997 Alive & Well, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY; Sex/Industry, curated by John Yau, Stephan Stux Gallery, New York, NY

1996 Thinking Print: Books to Billboard 1980-1995, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Making Pictures: Women and Photography, Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York, NY; Mona Hatoum, Lovett/Codagnone, Marilyn Minter, XL Xavier La Boulbenne, New York, NY; PHOTOgraphism (in painting), Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY; What I did on my summer vacation, White Columns, New York, NY; The Most Important Thing in the World: Oasis vs. Blur and Artists Who rock, curated by Bill Arning, The Art Exchange Show, New York, NY

1995 Pittura Immedia: Malerei in der 90er Jahren, curated by Peter Weibel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum und Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria; Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, NY; The Joy of Painting, Here Gallery, New York, NY

1994 The Place of Art, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany; De-Pop, curated by Sandra Antelo-Suarez, Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT; Drama, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY; The Long Weekend, Trial Balloon, New York, NY; Promotional Copy, 100 Food Porn Video, The Kitchen, New York, NY; Sex, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York, NY; The Rag Trade, The Inter Art Center, New York, NY

1993 Promotional Copy, 100 Food Porn Video, DIA Center for the Arts, New York, NY; The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (traveling to The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Santa Monica Museum of Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO; American Art Center, Paris, France); Coming to Power, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY; Regarding Masculinity, Arthur Rogers Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Body Count, White Columns, New York, NY; Tri-Sexual, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1992 Effected Desire, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Slow Art, P.S.I., Long Island City, NY; Works-Concepts-Processes-Situations-Informations, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France

1991 Ho Hum All Ye Faithful, John Post Lee Gallery, New York, NY; New generation: New York, Part III, curated by Bob Nickas Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

1990 Stendahl Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY; The Clinic, Simon Watson Gallery, New York, NY; Making Pictures, Fiction/Nonfiction Gallery, New York, NY

1989 Ten Years Anniversary Show, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London, England; Max Protetch: 20 years, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY; Repetition, Hirschl-Adler Modern, New York, NY


The Guggenheim Museum, New York

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Collection Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, château d’Arenthon, Alex, France

Neuberger Berman, New York, NY

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY

Deutsche Bank, New York, NY

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Kunsthaus Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

MIT List Center, Boston, MA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Blanton Museum of Fine Arts. Austin, TX