Margaret Stratton Studios



Margaret Stratton has received five National Endowment for the Arts Awards in Photography, Installation and New Genres and Six Art and Humanities Initiative Awards from University of Iowa to photograph in Cuba, Vietnam, China, Italy and Australia.  Her photographs from Cuba: A Spy In The House That Castro Built, were featured on Time magazine's timelightbox.com in How The Past Shapes Modern Photography, curated by Deborah Willis in 2014.

Her video Kiss The Boys and Make Them Die, was awarded Grand Prize for Best Film of 1995 from the Film Board of Canada at Images Film Festival in Toronto and included in the Berlin Film Festival.  Other awards are: Seattle Arts Commission Public Works Award; Directors Award from the Black Maria Film Festival, Los Angeles; Best Experimental Film, Oregon Film Festival and Three Rivers Film Festival; The Faculty Scholar Award (1995-2009) University of Iowa; Humanities Iowa Major Project Award, for Introducing The Stumpton Shooters, (2009) and Art in Public Places Commission, Bowen Science Building, Iowa City (2014).  

Exhibitions include: Smithsonian Institution and Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC;  Gulf + Western Gallery, New York University, New York; Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York; Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Houston Center for Photography, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; William Benton Museum of Art, 
Storrs, CT; The Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minneapolis; Art Basel, Miami Beach; San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco and the Henry Gallery, Seattle.   

Collections include:  The Richard Harris Collection, Chicago; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; New York Historical Society and Dancing Bear Collection, New York; Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; George Eastman House, Rochester; New Mexico Museum of Art, Albuquerque; Museum of Contemporary Photography and Chicago Art Institute, Chicago; Ellis Island Museum, New York and Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.

Publications include: The Living and the Dead: The Neapolitan Cult of the Skull, University of Chicago Press (2010); Detained In Purgatory: America’s Abandoned Prisons, Light Work #110, Syracuse, New York (2000); Here Is New York: A Democracy of Photography  (2002); Lesbian Art In America, Rizzoli Press (2000); Art, Document, Market, Science:  Photography’s Multiple Roles, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (1998); and Reframings: New Feminist Photographies, Temple University Press, Philadelphia (1996). 




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