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Wellesley College, History of Art, B.A., 1963


SELECTED SHOWS (Solo unless otherwise noted)


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 'The Stillness of Things: Photographs from the Lane Collection' (group)


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 'Personal and Political: Women Photographers, 1965-1985,' part of 'Women Take the Floor' (group)

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 'Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection' (group)


MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, 'The Polaroid Project, At the Intersection of Art and Technology' (group) 

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, MO, '2019 Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Exhibition' (group)

Roberts Gallery, Lunder Art Center, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, ‘Vanishing in Plain Sight’

Florida Museum of Contemporary Photography, Tampa, ‘Vanishing in Plain Sight’

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, ‘Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker,’ career retrospective



Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway



Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, '1982, A Year of Collecting' (group)

PGI, Tokyo, Japan, ‘Bird in The Hand' (group}

National Museum for Art and Cultural History, Oldenburg, Germany, and Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany, ‘Nautilus, The Shell in Modern Photography’ (group)


Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA



San Franciso Airport Museum, San Francisco, CA

Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy, ‘America ’70′ (group)

Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, ‘In Residence’ (group)

Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, ‘Exposure’, (group)


Fitchburg Art Museum, ‘Still Life Lives’  (group)

The Hood Museum of Art, 'Shadowplay, Hanover, NH, Transgressive Photography from The Collection of the Hood Museum' (group)



USC Fisher Museum of Art, Sight Specific (part of Pacific Standard Time) (group)

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, 25th Anniversary Show (group)



Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA


Photostop, White River Junction, VT

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA (with John Chervinsky and Laura Letinsky)



Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA



Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco (group)



Catherine Edelman, Chicago

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (group – The Bottle Show)



Santa Fe Art Institute, College of Santa Fe



The Toledo Art Museum, Ohio

White Room Gallery, West Hollywood, CA (Group)

University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington

Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC (Mutter Museum group)



The Art Institute of Boston (group, Contemporary Alternative Photography)



Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Lancaster Museum of Art. Lancaster, PA

Artspace, New Haven, CT (group, ‘Foreign Bodies’)



Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (group)

UCLA Hammer Museum of Art and The Grunwald Center (group)


George Eastman House (group, ”Digital Frontiers”)

Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University

Wright State University



The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA (with Jerry Uelsmann)

New York Academy of Sciences

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (group)

Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA (group)

The International Center of Photography, NYC, (group)


Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA

Wooster Gardens, N.Y.C.

G Gibson, Seattle

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (Group)



Klein-Brecker Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida

The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC (Fact and Fiction-Animals for the 21st Century, group)

Heuser Art Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Threadwaxing Space, NYC (Beyond Ars Medica, group)

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland (Fields of Vision, group)

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY (Insight: Womens' Photographs from the collection, group)



Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (The Computer in The Studio, group)



Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Close-Up/Still Life,  group)

Light Impressions, Rochester, NY

Fitchburg Art Museum, MA

Vision Gallery, San Francisco

Robert Klein Gallery, Boston



ICAC/Weston Gallery, Tokyo

Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO (with Italo Scanga and James Lawton)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Women Photographers,  group)



Parco Gallery, Tokyo

Brent Sikkema Fine Art, NYC

The Art Institute of Chicago (group)

Green Hall, Sagamihara City, Japan



The Photographers' Gallery, London

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro

Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockton, NY

California Museum of Photography, Riverside (Opening exhibitions: New Acquisitions:

                Photographs by American Women Artists; and By Choice: Photographs from

                the Ruttenberg Collection, both group shows)

Brent Sikkema Fine Art, NYC



Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago

University Art Gallery, SUNY, Albany, NY

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama

Scheinbaum and Russek, Santa Fe, NM

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (group)

Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden, Netherlands (group)



Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington DC (with Zeke Berman and David Levinthal)

Lieberman & Saul, New York, NY



Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan

University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, CO

Picture Photo Space, Osaka, Japan

Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas

Nueva Imagen Galery, Pamplona, Spain

Circulo Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC   

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

Vision Gallery, Boston, MA

International Center of Photography, NYC (group)



Vision Gallery, Boston, MA

Fotofest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

College of The Redwoods, Eureka, CA

Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH (group, "In Spite of Everything, Yes," curated by Ralph Steiner)

Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM (group. "The Poetics of Space")



Fotografie Forum Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

The Durham Photographic Arts Society, Durham, NC

Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC (with John Divola and Reed 


Barbican Art Gallery, London, England (American Images: Photography 1945 -1980, group)

Delta College Galleria, University Center, MI      

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (Boston Now: Photography, group)

Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX



Silver Bullet Gallery, Providence, RI

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY

Rotterdam Arts Council, Rotterdam, Netherlands (group)

Allen Street Gallery, Dallas, TX

The Baker Gallery, Kansas City, KS

Whitney Museum Downtown, N.Y.C. (group)

Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (group)                                      



Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, N.Y.C.

Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan

Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (group)

Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan

Vision Gallery, Boston, MA

Images Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Images Gallery, Boulder, CO

School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT (group, "Student Choice")

New York State University, Plattsburg, NY

Books and Company, N.Y.C.

G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD


Susan Spiritus, Newport Beach, CA

The Baker Gallery, Kansas City, KS

University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

Brent Sikkema, Inc. and Thomas Segal, Boston, MA

Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

Contemporary Museum of Art, Houston, TX (group)

Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA

Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago, IL



International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

The Photography Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (group)

The Atlanta Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The Photography Gallery, La Jolla, CA

Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA

Contrasts, London, England

Camera Obscura, Stockholm, Sweden

Viviane Esders, Paris, France



Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, N.Y.C.

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Viviane Esders, Paris, France (group)

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Koln, Germany (group)

Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Work Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

The Boston Atheneum, Boston, MA

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT



Yuen Lui Gallery, Seattle, WA

Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA             

Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA

Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge, MA (with Rosamond Purcell and John Reuter)

Light Gallery, N.Y.C. (group)

The Photography Place, Philadelphia, PA

The Museum Art School, Portland, OR

MIT Creative Photography Laboratory, Cambridge, MA (group)

Vision Gallery, Boston, MA



The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (group)

Light Work, Syracuse, NY

Archetype, New Haven, CT

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (EPHEMERA Portfolio exhibited)



Vision Gallery, Boston, MA

F22 Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 



Vision Gallery, Boston, MA (with Adal and Claus Mroczynski)

Nesto Gallery, Milton, MA (with Kipton Kumler and Rosamond Purcell)

Silver Image Gallery, Columbus, OH (group)


Harvard Business School, Boston, MA



Signs of Life 

Published by David Godine

November 1978

Under The Looking Glass 

Published by New York Graphic Society

September 1983  


Weighing The Planets

Published in hardcover by New York Graphic Society, and in softcover by The Friends of Photography, October 1987.

Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker

Published by The Peabody Essex Museum, distributed by The University of Washington Press, 2019. 




Darkroom Dynamics, ed. Jim Stone, Curtin and London, April 1979  (Chapter on split-toning)

One of a Kind, ed. Belinda Rathbone, David Godine, August 1979. (pl. 66-67)

The Print, (revised edition), Time-Life Books, 1981 (text and pl. p. 218)

Object and Image, by George M. Craven, Prentice Hall, 1982 (2nd ed.) (text p. 154, plate p. 155)

Contemporary Photographers, ed. Walsh, Naylor, & Held, St. Martin's, 1982 (text p. 588-589, color plate of toned b & w print)

World History of Photography, by Naomi Rosenblum, Abbeville Press, 1984 (text p. 591, pl. p. 593)

Fabrications, by Anne Hoy, Abbeville Press, 1987

Legacy of Light, edited by Constance Sullivan, Knopf, 1987

The Art of Seeing by Paul Selanski and Mary Pat Fisher, Prentice- Hall, 1988 (Text and color plate p. 281)

8 Visions, edited by Gyoh Suzuki, Parco, Tokyo, 1988 (eight color and two black and white plates)

The Modernist Still Life-Photographed, by Jean S. Tucker, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1989 (Text p. 42 & 44, four black and white plates)

Photographer's Dialogue, by Steven Carothers and Gail Roberts, SIRS and The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida. 1989 (two-color plates)

Object as Subject, catalog of an exhibition organized by Craig McDaniel, Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, 1989. (Text and plate p. 18-19)

Photography Speaks, by Brooks Johnson, Aperture/The Chrysler Museum, plate and text.

Flora Photographica, by William Ewing, Thames and Hudson, 1991,  two plates.

The Horse, by Gerald Lang and Lee Marks, Abrams and The Palmer Museum of Art, 1991, Plate 133.

Metamorphoses, Photography in The Electronic Age,  Aperture, 1994, plate p. 43.

Nature Through Her Eyes, Bemis & Recio Editors, The Nature Company, 1994, 2 plates.

Oxford History of Art, The Photograph, Graham Clark, Oxford University Press, 1997,

Plate p. 23, text p. 24-25.

Exploring Color Photography, Robert Hirsch, Brown and Benchmark, 1997, Plates pages 30 and 38.

Digital Image Creation, Hisaka Kojima, Editor, Peachpit Press, Berkeley CA, Plates pages 133-138.

A Short Course in Photography, Barbara London and Jim Stone, Harper Collins, Frontis Piece.

The Art of Enhanced Photography, James Luciana and Judith Watts, Rockport, cover, plates and text p. 96-103.

Photomontage, Stephen Golding, Rockport, 1997, images and text.

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Christopher James, Delmar Thomson Learning, 2001, plates p.50 and p.51, 2016, p.630.

Focus on Photography, Hermon Joyner and Kathleen Monaghan, Davis, 2007, p. 264, plates on pages 254, 33, 32, 244,  264

Adobe Photoshop & The Art of Photography, Steve Weinrebe,  Delmar Thomson Learning, 2008,

Plates and text p. 204-p. 210

Paris Photo, Karl Lagerfeld, Steidl, 2017, plate



PRINT COLLECTOR'S NEWSLETTER, Nov.-Dec., 1977, p. 145 

SATURDAY REVIEW, Mar 3, 1979, p. 46-47, review of Signs of Life, by Owen Edwards.

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER, May, 1979, p. 12-13, review of Signs of Life, by Vicki Goldberg.



MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY, March 1980, color portfolio with article by David Featherstone.

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER, February 1980, color portfolio with article by Owen Edwards.

NEW YORK TIMES, February 29, 1980, review by Hilton Kramer.

PHOTO SHOW #3, 1980, cover and color portfolio with interview by Eelco Wolf.

PRINT LETTER #31, January - February, 1981, Volume 6, number 1, Landscape portfolio and text.

UNTITLED #23, 9 Critics, 9 Photographers, p. 37-39.

CAMERA ARTS, May/June 1981, color portfolio.

CAMERA,October 1981, black and white portfolio.

PHOTOGRAPHIE, December, 1982, color portfolio.

NIPPON CAMERA, August 1983, black and white portfolio.

CREATIVE CAMERA, November, 1983, cover and book review.                                          

ART NEW ENGLAND, December, 1984, interview by Norman Keys.

FOTOGRAFISK,(Norway),1984-NR 2, black and white portfolio.


SCHWEIZERISCHE PHOTO, December, 1983, cover.











































PHOTOVISION (Spain), No. 10, May, 1984, cover and color Portfolio.

THE TEXAS HUMANIST, April, 1985, cover.


PHOTO JAPON, Feb. 1985, `Today's American Works', 2 color reproductions and text.

PHOTO JAPON, April, 1985, color portfolio.

ART NEWS, October, 1985, 3 color reproductions and an article by Susan Weiley


POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, December, 1986, black and white and color portfolio with article by Henry Horenstein.

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER, January, 1987, Black and white portfolio with article by Evelyn Roth.

WAVE,#13, June-July, 1987, black and white and color portfolio (Japan)

FLORA, #174, 1987, color and black and white portfolio (Japan)

PRINT COLLECTOR'S NEWSLETTER, September-October 1989, p.138

CENTER QUARTERLY, Volume II, Number 3/1990, p.8-12, black and white portfolio and article by Charles Giuliano.

ART NEWS, December 1993, p. 138, review by Nancy Stapen. 

CAMERA and DARKROOM, February 1995, portfolio and interview.

MAP, #8 Exploration, portfolio, 1995

PARNASSUS, Twentieth Anniversary Issue cover, 1995

WELLESLEY ALUMNAE MAGAZINE,    Cover and portfolio, Spring 1996

VIEW CAMERA, Interview and plates, July/Aug 1997

ARTBYTE.article and plates, April/May 1998

DIGITAL FINE ART, cover, article, and plates, spring 1999

COLOR, Plates, July 2009 

PHOTO TECHNIQUE, Plates and Text,  January 2010



EPHEMERA, 10 original prints, edition 25 with 2 artist's proofs.  Introduction by Gyorgy Kepes.  October 1977.

LOST OBJECTS, 10 original prints, edition 35 with 4 artist's proofs. Introduction by Jim Alinder.  November, 1980.



1978 Fellowship, The Artist's Foundation 

1981 New Works Commission, The Photographic Resource Center, 

Boston, MA

1996 Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award



1987 State Street Bank and Trust Company, Boston.  Eight  20 x 24 Polaroid Photographs.  Theme: marine exploration, navigation and trade.

1989 The Oracle Company (Brittish Division).  Thirteen pictures for a calendar.  Theme:  the history of science.



Title sequence for PBS documentary Africans in America, Orlando Bagwell (Executive Producer and director of the first of four segments). 



1987 Dartmouth College

1989, 1990, 1992 The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, Paros, Greece 

1993 MacDowell Colony    

1997 The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

2015  Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, NC




Addison Gallery of American Art

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Art Institute of Chicago

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Indiana University Art Museum

The Museum of Modern Art

Phoenix College


Portland Art Museum, OR 

Smith College Museum of Art

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College

International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House

Whitehead Institute

Fogg Museum, Harvard University

De Cordova Museum

National Museum of Australia, Canberra

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Preus Fotomuseum, Norway

The Israel Museum

The St. Louis Art Museum

Bibliotheque National, Paris

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art

Art Museum, Rhode Island School of Design

Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland 

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

University of Oklahoma Art Museum, Norman, Oklahoma

High Museum, Atlanta, GA

Bowdoin College Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum

Davis Art Museum,Wellesley College 

Milwaukee Museum of Art

California Museum of Photography, Riverside

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Yale University Art Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Peabody Essex Museum

The Bates Museum of Art

The Tang Museum (The Jack Shear Collection), Skidmore College

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden



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