PROFILE

Born, Garden City, (Long Island) New York.
Attended Parsons School of Design - Graphic Design / Photography Dept.
Worked as an Illustrator in NYC through most of the 70s.
1977-78, lived in Athens, Georgia.
1980 Stopped painting and started Photographic Studio Portraiture in New York City (Union Sq. studio).
1980-83 Started shootings for GQ, ESQUIRE, Andy Warhol's INTERVIEW magazines.
ISLAND, MADONNA'S First magazine cover and Jim Carroll & REM "CHRONIC TOWN", 12" record covers.
1984 moved to Japan.
2004-5, Moved back to America and taught at the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE, Washington DC.
Now Based in NEW ORLEANS.

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PUBLISHED BOOKS

1986 - 'PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS' - Published by Tokuma/Japan.. Intro by Ryu Murakami & Pater Sato.
1993 - 'CATWALK, Fashion Models of Japan', - Published by Tuttle Studio Editions Boston.. Intro by A.D.Coleman.
1994 - 'Free to Fly' Charlotte Lewis - Published by Fuga Shobo.
1997 - 'FOTO PORTRAITS' - Published by BNN Publishing Co.. Intro by Slash, Preface by Shoji Ueda.
2000 - 'PRISONŐS Inside ART' - Published by ASPECT.. Intro by Timothy Leary.
2011 - 'A PORTRAIT OF M'' - (Madonna) - NEMO Publishing, Paris France.
Preface by Jeremy Ayres, Introduction by Matthew Rettenmund..
2012 - 'ICONS - THE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY of CURTIS KNAPP' - iTunes iPad app. Published by iENGLISH. Introduction by Steve Buscemi.

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1980

Started Studio Portraiture Photography.
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1984

ADC Award - JIM CARROLL, record cover "I WRITE YOUR NAME".
* Relocated to TOKYO... (1983 - 2002).
ADC Exhibition - NYC. Award of Merit.
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1985

APA 20th Exhibition - Tokyo.
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1986

Fuji Sankei, Gold Award - Tokyo.
NNA Newspaper Advertising, Superior Award - Tokyo.
APA 21st Exhibition - Tokyo
PARCO, 1st One Man Show - Tokyo/Sapporo.
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1987

ADC First International Exhibition - 2 Awards of Merit - for 'Gillette' with Randy Bass.
DENTSU, One Man Show - Tokyo.
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1988

APA 22nd Exhibition, #1 Special Award 'Toku Sen' - Tokyo.
Rodenstock Exhibition, Silver Award - Japan/Germany.
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1989

World Photographic Exhibition - U.S.A./Japan.
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1990

Rodenstock Exhibition, Bronze Award - Japan/Germany.
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1991

New York Festival, International Print and Advertising, 2 Bronze Awards.
"La FLEUR", One Man Show ", SEIBU - Tokyo. Black & Whites.
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1992

"PORTRAITS", One Man Show, IDEE - Tokyo.
"GARDENING AT NIGHT" One Man Show, DOI Gallery - Tokyo.
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1993

"CATWALK", One Man Show, East Gallery - Tokyo.
"CATWALK", - ISSISS Gallery - Kyoto.
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1996-7

Los Angeles, CA Studio (just under 2 years), book series shootings then back to Tokyo.
Director - CG Animation & Video: Music vids & DirecTV Station IDs.
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1998-9

Focus on Japan's Music / Portraits (Luna Sea, Glay, TMR, Judy & Mary).
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2001

'PARCO BEST ADVERTISING POSTERS' - Tokyo Photo Museum, Exhibition - Group show.
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2002

'HASSELBLAD CAMERA Website' - FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS - 2002 - 2007.
*** Left Japan and returned home, America.
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2003-4

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE - Taught 'Studio Photography' 2003-4 - Washington, DC.
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2005

* Return and Based 'NEW YORK CITY, after 20 years in Japan.
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2006

'CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WARHOL FACTORY YEARS' - Exhibition.
IRVINE CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Washington, DC. Groups show: Billy Name, Curtis Knapp, Gerard Malanga & Carl Fischer.
"CAST A COLD EYE / ANDY WARHOL - GAGOSIAN GALLERY'. Book / Catalogue 11/06.
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2007

'FACTORY CRAZE' A Week of Andy Warhol at the Gershwin Hotel, 2/19/23.
29 WEST GALLERY - Collaborative Armory Show Weekend Event in Chelsea.
LUDWIG MUSEUM, Koblenz, Germany. - 'CELEBRITY PORTRAITS FROM THE ANDY WARHOL FACTORY YEARS' - Group Show: Curtis Knapp, Billy Name,Gerard Malanga & Carl Fischer. The Martin Sanders Collection.
'THE WORLD AT LARGE Exhibition' - Brick House Gallery. Athens, Georgia. 9/ 20 - 10/ 7.
'THE RED SHOW' Exhibition - The Darkroom - ART for ART SAKE Evening in New Orleans. 9/ 6 - 11/ 28..
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2008

'New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund' Event. MARI GRAS ..... www.nomrf.org
FLOWERS - Interior Set Photographs in movie 'ELEGY' - and Portrait - Dennis Hopper.
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2009

'CELEBRITY PORTRAITS FROM THE ANDY WARHOL FACTORY YEARS'- TEL AVIV MUSEUM of ART - Martin Sanders Permanent Collection.
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2010

'MASTERS OF LIGHT' - Group Exhibition, Oslo, Norway.
'PORTRAITS & FLOWERS' Exhibition. at 2002 Magazine Street Gallery, New Orleans.
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2011

'IMAGE / FAME / MEMORY' - Group Exhibition. IRVINE CONTEMPORARY, Washington, DC.
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2012

Exhibited at Peter O'Neill Gallery, Royal St., New Orleans.
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2014

'BEHIND CLOSED SHUTTERS' Exhibition - Scott Edwards Photography Gallery, New Orleans.
'Professional Photographers of Louisiana', 65th Annual Convention': Keynote Speaker, New Orleans.
*** OPENS: Salon d'Orleans Gallery - the Curtis Knapp Studio / Gallery - (Nov 2014 - Oct 2015) New Orleans. (Formally the Gradoux Gallery).
'AMZIE ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY' Exhibition - [Curator - Gradoux Gallery, New Orleans].
'THOR CARLSON – SCULPTURES' Exhibition [Curator - Gradoux Gallery, New Orleans].
ARTISTS - 'SYLVAINE SANCTON, THOR CARLSON and STEVE MARTIN' - Group Exhibition [ Curator, Salon d'Orleans Gallery, New Orleans].
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2015

CURTIS KNAPP STUDIO / GALLERY (Nov 2014 - Oct 2015 Group Exhibitions) – New Orleans, LA, USA.
'FOTOS MUSICALES VINTAGE' - Group Exhibition - INAUGURACIÓN GALERÍA JOHNSON, Barcelona, Spain. March 2015.
Exhibition of Photographer; 'WILLIAM COUPON' at Salon d'Orleans Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
Exhibition: 'CURTIS KNAPP - PORTRAITS of M' ... MADONNA - Exhibition - GALERÍA JOHNSON, Barcelona, Spain. Nov 2015.
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2016

Joined with GETTY IMAGES.

'CURTIS KNAPP PHOTOGRAPHS' - Exhibition - Boyd Satellite Gallery, New Orleans (June~July).LA. ____________________________
2017

THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM AT THE OLD U.S. MINT

'EXTRAVAGANZZA' Group Exhibition, Toulouse, France / with George DuBose and Mick Rock.

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