Dan Torop



Dan Torop

Solo Exhibitions
2023 Falling Water”, Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN
  Three Rainbows”, Tomato Mouse, Brooklyn, NY
2022 Equivalences”, Fish Island Gallery, Long Island Sound
2018 “Montrose Garden”, Spoonbill Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2017-2018 “Chapter XVIII”, Room 24, Exhibit Hall, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah
2016 Law of Dissipation”, Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN
2015 Frozen Period”, The Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI
  Sublunary World”, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2014-2017 Alkali Desert”, Room 26, Exhibit Hall, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah
2013 Alkali Desert”, Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN
  Alkali Desert”, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2012 Alkali Desert”, Exhibit Hall One, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah
2010 Skydiving”, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
2007 Snowbound”, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
2005 “Weather Gallery”, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
2005 Estimated Landscapes”, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
2002 Lost Domain”, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
2001 Landscapes”, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
1999 untitled, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 “Life as Clouds”, String Room Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY
2021 Eve/Eva”, Tomato Mouse, Brooklyn, NY
2021 “Mother Altar”, Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY
2017 “Published by the Artist”, International Print Center New York, NYC
2016 LocuStLed”, Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI
  The Sound Behind You II”, The Frank Institute @ CR10, Linlithgo, NY
  Post Hudson”, Frontispiece Hudson, Coxsackie, NY
  “On The Waterfront”, Katie Murray, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Soft Target”, M+B Art, Los Angeles, CA
  “TOPS at ArtsMemphis”, ArtsMemphis, Memphis, TN
  Binding Image Second Edition”, Tetterode, Amsterdam
2013 Photobooks installation at The ICP Triennial”, International Center of Photography, New York
  Seescape”, George Adams Gallery, New York
  Selected Works”, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 That Sinking Sense of Wonder”, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  Situation”, Deborah Berke & Partners Architects, New York
2011 Channel to the New Image”, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
  “80WSE Presents”, 80WSE Gallery, New York
2010 “50 Artists Photograph The Future”, Higher Pictures, New York
  “We Pictured You Reading This”, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC
  “Gold in Braddock”, UnSmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, PA
2009 The Audio Show”, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
  “2009 SCANZ Raranga Tangata”, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, NZ
2008 “Cosmological Embeddedness OR The Flying Spaghetti Monster”, Higher Pictures, NY
  “Double Take”, Eyebeam, New York
2007 “Virtual Unreality”, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
  “Landescapism”, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York
  “String Show”, Greene Naftali, New York
  “An Orchid in the Land of Technology”, OH+T Gallery, Boston
  “...a landscape show”, Sampson Projects, Boston, MA
  “Play”, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
  “NeoIntegrity”, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
2006 “Screened and Selected: Contemporary Photography and Video Acquisitions 1999-2005”, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont
  “Think Twice, Young American Photography”, TH Inside, Milan, Italy
  “Inaugural Group Exhibition”, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
  “There's a City in My Mind”, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 “#12 - Escapism: A Viable Political Alternative”, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn
  “#13 - Pictures With People”, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn
  “Axxxpresssunizm”, aliceday, Brussels and Vilma Gold, London
2003 “Faking Real”, Leroy Nieman Gallery, Columbia University, New York
  “The Club in the Shadows”, Kenny Schachter Gallery, New York
  “Focus-Pocus: Fact & Fiction”, Beaker Gallery, Tampa, FL
2002 “<ALT> DigitalMedia”, American Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY
  “Graphic”, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
  “Landscape”, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
  “Séduire/Seduce”, Sotheby's, New York
  “Phenomena”, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2001 “Synth”, White Columns, New York
2000 “Pogo Stick”, Contemporary Arts Collective Gallery, Las Vegas
  “Unbottled”, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
  Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY
1999 “Mr. Fascination”, Thread Waxing Space, New York
  “Game Show”, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
  “Animal Artifice”, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
1998 “Photo Op”, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
  “People, Places, and Things”, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
1997 “Blind Faith”, White Columns, New York
  “Self-Portraits”, Herndon Gallery, Yellow Springs, Ohio
  “Photography MFA Show”, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
  “Charlotte 22’s show”, Fairbanks, Alaska
2022- Residency/Arts Programming, The Soil Factory, Ithaca, NY
2017- Co-Editor, ASMR4
2014 Organizer, “Matadoras of Del Rio;”, Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Co-Curator, “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Co-Curator, “Reading Room”, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Curator, “I Just Can't Pretend”, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Selected Screenings/Performances/Lectures/Panels
2023 Lecture, “Estuaries”, Department of Art, Cornell University, 4/18/2023
2022 ASMR4 Panel and Book Signing – Clear Comfort: Photographs from the Alice Austen Archive”, Alice Austen House Museum, Staten Island, NY, 6/2022
2018 Invited Talk, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  Invited Talk, Parsons School of Design, NYC
2014 Lecture: Dan Torop”, The Camera Club of New York
  Slumgullion”, The Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn, NY
  artist talk at Soft Target opening, M+B Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Invited Talk, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  Invited Talk, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2013 All the Queens Men with Katie Murray”, SVA Theater, NY (panelist)
  Movies Made In A Month”, Tomato House, Brooklyn, NY
  Invited Talk, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Lines of Sight: Readings of photography in fiction”, Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman St., Brooklyn, NY
  The Amnesia Pavilions with Nicholas Muellner” (discussion), Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY
2011 “Climate”, ArtProjx Cinema, SVA Theater, NY
2010 “Virtual Bowery”, Passing Time, 80WSE Gallery, NY
  “Notations in the Flicker: Brion Gysin's Text and Image”, NYU Steinhardt w/New Museum
  “Seven Summits”, Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, NY
  “The Breezy Pines”, Royal Lace Paper Works, Mabou Mines, NY
  The Day The Internet Died”, MOON TUBE film #4
2009 “The Invisible Grammar”, Triple Canopy, NY Art Book Fair, P.S. 1, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Visiting Artist Lecture, Columbia University's School of the Arts
2004 “The Baxters”, Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, NY
  “Soundlab”, Volume, Brooklyn
2003 “LoveDeath”, Game Engine, New York Video Festival, Walter Reade Theater, New York
2000 Visiting Artist Lecture, Columbia University's School of the Arts

Publications — my work

  • “8th Mth”, Cornell Journal of Architecture 12: After, 2022.
  • Lone Garden, Lone Lake, ASMR4 v.3, New York: ASMR4, 2018.
  • “Make-Readies: Rakish Light”, X-TRA, vol. 20 num. 1 (2017), p. 160 and insert.
  • “Weeds”, Real Print, Raklish Light, Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 2017.
  • Dan Torop: Frozen Period, Milwaukee: Bradley Family Foundation, 2015.
  • Using X-Trans cameras with darktable”, darktable blog, Aug. 2, 2014.
  • Triple Canopy (editor), Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, Vol. 3, 2014, pp. 188-193.
  • Alkali Desert Stories”, Traveltainted, issue 5, Spring 2014.
  • Zuckerman, Matthew (editor), Situation, Deborah Berke Partners, 2013.
  • Triple Canopy (editor), Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, Vol. 2, 2012, pp. 134-142.
  • Triple Canopy (editor), The Binder and The Server, 2012.
  • Paper Monument (editor), Draw It With Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment, 2012.
  • Tahoe Passage”, Triple Canopy, issue 12, 2011.
  • Skydiving, Ithaca: A-Jump Books, 2010.
  • Murison, Jason, “Black Bleeds Red”, Paper Monument, Issue Three, p.50, and online, 2010.
  • TC-Compose Versify, 2009” and “The Audio Show, Part 1”, Triple Canopy, podcasts, 2010.
  • Virtual Bowery”, Triple Canopy, issue 6, 2009.
  • Spoonbill & Sugartown, This is my book, This is your book, Near Fine Press, 2009.
  • Jennings, Susan (editor), “Some Things about Emacs and Vi”, This: A Collection of Artists' Writings, 2009, pp. 113-117.
  • “Wingward View”, A Series of Flight Postcards, Projectile Press, 2008.
  • Street View: A Selection”, Triple Canopy, issue 2, 2008.
  • Ocean portfolio, Columbia Journal, Issue 54, 2007, portfolio pp. 1-4.
  • Petrovich, Dushko and White, Roger (editors), Paper Monument, Issue One, 2007, four images following p. 64.
  • Russell, John (editor), Frozen Tears III, ARTicle Press, 2007.
  • Bloom, Philip E. and Donadio, Emmie. Screened and Selected: Contemporary Photography and Video Acquisitions 1999-2005, Middlebury College Museum of Art, 2006, pp. 38-39.
  • CD-ROM Edition, North Drive Press #2, June 2005.
  • “Artist Project: Ocean Photographs”, Cabinet, issue 16, 2005, pp. 98-99.
  • Russell, John (editor), Frozen Tears II, ARTicle Press, 2004.
  • Torop, Dan and Margolin, Reuben, Labrador: 1995, 2003.
  • Putnam, Adam (editor), Into The Abyss, 2003, cover.
  • “New Jersey Portfolio”, Purple Magazine, issue 7, 2001, pp. 96-101.
  • Fabry, Alexis, Céline Fribourg, and Grégory Leroy, eds., Séduire/Seduce, Paris: Coromandel Press, 2001.
  • Bernheimer, Alan. Billionesque (cover), The Figures, 1999.
  • Graduate Photography at Yale, 1997, pp. 22-26.

Publications — on others

  • “Joseph Mougel”, Mary L Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists Catalogue, Milwaukee, WI: Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 2017.
  • “Smithson's Ghost”, Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art, Tallahassee, FL: Museum of Fine Arts, 2017.
  • From Blur to Bourriaud”, Triple Canopy, Annotation, August 2, 2011.
  • David Deutsch: Nothing Real”, (press release text), Southfirst, April 1, 2011.
  • “The Blue Room”, Modern Painters, February 2009, p.90.
  • “Introducing: Tim Roda”, Modern Painters, May 2008, pp. 56-58.
  • “Introducing: Shannon Ebner”, Modern Painters, July-August 2007, pp. 44-46.
  • “Artists 2000-2006: Photographs by Jason Schmidt”, Modern Painters, September 2006, p.114.
  • interview with Reuben Margolin, North Drive Press #2, June 2005.


  • Dan Torop on the Science, Technology, and Art of Images”, The Scene, WRFI (Ithaca, NY), May 19, 2023.
  • Schmidt, Jason. Artists II, Göttingen: Steidl, 2015, p. 131.
  • Minerath, Kat. “Dan Torop’s Sublime Nature: Photographs explore the ‘Frozen Period’ at Lynden Sculpture Garden”, Shepherd Express, Aug. 18, 2015.
  • Chiaverina, John. “The Power of the Margins”, ARTnews, Sep. 2015, p. 32.
  • Porter, Matthew. (2014, December). “X+I”, At Large Magazine, vol. 1, issue 1, 46-57.
  • Schumacher, M. L. (2014). “Must-see exhibits include Nathaniel Stern, Portrait Society Gallery, Dean Jensen”, Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Oct 14, 2014.
  • Mizota, S. “AROUND THE GALLERIES; 'Soft Target' blurs the lines”, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 23, 2014, p. D.5.
  • Gourlay, Jonathan, “Photographer Dan Torop Talks About the Alkali Desert”, MacDowell TV, Nov. 19, 2013.
  • Pollack, Maika, “‘New Photography 2013’ at the Museum of Modern Art”, The New York Observer, September 24, 2013.
  • Cullen, Paul, “Dispatch: On the Road from the Spiral Jetty”, Art News New Zealand, Spring 2012, pp. 90-93.
  • That Sinking Sense of Wonder”, Wagmag, July 1, 2012.
  • Art Pick: Eyes Wide Shut”, The New Yorker online, March 2, 2012.
  • Wandering a Fjord”, Unless You Will, June 23, 2011.
  • Paper Trail”, Bookforum.com, May 6, 2011.
  • Pulitzer, Sam, “Critics' Picks: Dan Torop”, Artforum.com, December 15, 2010.
  • Schwendener, Martha, “Focus Here! A Round-up of Current Photography Exhibits”, The Village Voice, December 1, 2010, p. 33.
  • Wolf, Alexander. “The Audio Show”, Modern Painters, November 2009.
  • Pollack, Barbara. “Faces of Photography Now: Eight Under 40”, Departures, November/December 2008, pp. 173-180.
  • Rosenberg, Karen. “Rough-Hewn Images for Rough-Hewn Times”, The New York Times, Art Review, September 18, 2008, p. E30.
  • Juarez, Jerry. “Code For the End of the World”, Simple Mechanisms aka Chocolate Robot, June 2008.
  • Zamudio, Raul. “Dan Torop”, Flash Art, Reviews, October, 2007, p. 124.
  • Wolin, Joseph. “Dan Torop”, Time Out New York, Art Reviews, July 5-11, 2007, p. 77.
  • Schwendener, Martha, “Art in Review: Dan Torop”, The New York Times, June 29, 2007, page E34 with image.
  • Johnson, Ken. “Back to the future”, The Boston Globe, April 27, 2007, p. D4.
  • McQuaid, C., “Everything old-fashioned is new again”, The Boston Globe, April 12, 2007, p. C5
  • Genocchio, Benjamin. “New World Ordering”, The New York Times, March 11, 2007 (NY Region).
  • Lichtenstein, Miranda, in “The Artist's Artists.” Art Forum International, December 2006, p. 111.
  • Schmidt, Jason. “Work In Progress: Weird Science”, V Magazine, 43, Fall 2006, p. 145.
  • Schmerler, Sarah. “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”, Art on Paper, September, 2006, pp. 88-89.
  • Ross, Lauren. “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”, The Brooklyn Rail, September, 2006, p. 38.
  • Neil, Jonathan T.D. “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”, Modern Painters, September, 2006, p. 101.
  • Schwendener, Martha, “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”, Time Out, August 10-16, 2006.
  • Grosz, David. “Haunted by Ghosts, And by the Art World”, The New York Sun, August 3, 2006.
  • Baker, R. C., “Best in Show”, The Village Voice, vol. 51 issue 30, July, 2006, pp. 53-54.
  • Goings on About Town, “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”, The New Yorker, July 31, 2006.
  • Smith, Roberta. “Critic’s Notebook: Chelsea Is a Battlefield: Galleries Muster Groups”, The New York Times, July 28, 2006, p. E27.
  • Maerkle, Andrew. “Photography: A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”, Flavorpill NYC, Issue #320, July 25, 2006.
  • Rosenberg, Karen. “The Best of the Summer Art Shows in Chelsea”, New York, July 17, 2006.
  • Kazakina, Katya. “Spiritual Photography”, Bloomberg News, July 12, 2006.
  • Fry, Naomi. “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”, Artforum.com, July, 2006.
  • Murison, Jason. “Dan Torop Estimated Landscapes”, The Brooklyn Rail, October, 2005, p. 24.
  • “Don't Miss!”, Time Out New York, October 6-12, 2005, p. 78.
  • “Audience participation”, Photo District News, Eastern ed., vol 23 issue 5, May 2003, pp. 194-205.
  • Tuchman, Phyllis, “Mark Wyse at Wallspace”, Art in America, April, 2004, pp. 132-33.
  • Gunn, Angela, “The Personal Touch”, Time Out New York, January 9-16, 2003.
  • Takahashi, Corey. “Exhibiting A Potential For Digital Art”, Newsday, December 8, 2002, p. D39.
  • Newhall, Edith. “The Drifters”, New York, December 2 2002, p.100.
  • Dannatt, Adrian. “Synthesiser's synthetic synthesis”, The Art Newspaper, no. 116, July-August 2001.
  • Griffin, Tim. “Synth”, Time Out New York, July 5-12 2001, p. 60.
  • Wilson, Michael, “New York Round-up: review of Dan Torop, Barbara Bloom, Tim Gardner, Visibility Fair”, Art Monthly, no. 247, p. 43.
  • Goings on About Town, “Dan Torop”, The New Yorker, May 14, 2001, p. 27.
  • Gangitano, Lia. “Mr. Fascination”, Trans, Volume 6, 1999, pp.16-25.
  • Hall, Emily. “The Art of Play”, The Stranger, December 16-22, 1999.
  • Lombardi, D. Dominick. “A Show That Shapes Perception of Animals”, The New York Times, December 5, 1999.
  • Updike, R. “'Game Show': as art, it doesn't play well”, Seattle Times, Nov 26, 1999, p. H1.
  • Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Blind Faith”, The New York Times, January 9, 1998.
2018- Assistant Professor, Cornell University
2017-18 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University
2014-17 Assistant Professor, Florida State University
2008-2013 Adjunct Instructor, NYU Steinhardt
2012 Adjunct Lecturer, City College
2010 Mentor, MFA in Visual Arts Program, The Art Institute of Boston
1998-2000 Adjunct Instructor, Parsons The New School for Design, NY
Residencies and Honors
2022-23 Creative Project Grant, Center for Cities, Cornell University
2021- CLUI Corps
2014 Jury, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Senior Exhibition
2013-14 Resident, The Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI
2013 Fellow, MacDowell
2012-15 CLUI Corps
2011 Wendover Residence Program, The Center for Land Use Interpretation
2009 EdLab Digital Art Resident, Teachers College, Columbia University
  Eyebeam Roadshow at Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Summit, University of New Mexico
2008 Winter Resident, Eyebeam, New York
  Panelist, Machinima Filmfest 2008
  Listagil Gueststudio, Akureyri, Iceland
  Juror, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
2003-7 Visiting Photography Critic, Yale School of Architecture
2002 “Quintessence: The Clumpy Art of Matter”, Banff New Media Institute, Alberta, Canada
  “Crossover: Studio A”, Web Lab, White Oak Plantation, Florida
1994 Gardner Travelling Fellowship
1997 Yale School of Art, Connecticut, MFA
1994 Harvard University, Massachusetts, BA