PROFILE

 

Born, Garden City, (Long Island) New York.
Attended Parsons School of Design - Graphic Design / Photogra
phy Dept.
1970s Illustrated in New York City (Sesame Street magazine, The Met Cloisters, Society of Illustrators Exhibition).
1977-78, lived in Athens, Georgia (B52's days).
1980 Stopped painting and started Photographic Studio Portraiture in New York City - the 32 Union Sq. East Studio.
1980-83 Started photographing for SOHO NEWS, GQ, ESQUIRE, Andy Warhol's INTERVIEW magazines.
Madonna's ISLAND, her first magazine cover.
First ADC Award for Jim Carroll record cover.
REM's "Chronic Town" First 12".
1984 Closed the Union Sq. East Studio and moved to Japan.
2002, Moved back to America, Washington DC., and taught at the Smithsonian Institute.
Now Based in New Orleans and working with the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

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PUBLISHED BOOKS

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

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1980

Started Studio Portraiture Photography .... at the 32 Union Sq. East Studio.
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1984

ADC Exhibition - NYC. Award of Merit. - JIM CARROLL, record cover "I WRITE YOUR NAME".
* Relocated to TOKYO... (1983 - 2002).
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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 GALLERY, 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 Gallery - 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, California - Sycamore Street Studio for book series.
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 WEBSITE' - Featured Photographers - 2002 - 2007.
*** Left Japan and returned home to America, Washington DC.
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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 almost 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 - Group show. Washington DC.
"CAST A COLD EYE / ANDY WARHOL - GAGOSIAN GALLERY'. Book / Catalogue 11/06. New York.
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2007

'FACTORY CRAZE' A Week of Andy Warhol at the Gershwin Hotel, 2/19 - 23. New York.
29 WEST GALLERY - Collaborative Armory Show Weekend Event in Chelsea. - Group show. New York.
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. - Group show.
'THE WORLD AT LARGE Exhibition' - Brick House Gallery, Group show. 9/ 20 - 10/ 7. Athens, Georgia.
'THE RED SHOW' Exhibition - The Darkroom - ART for ART SAKE Evening. Group show. 9/ 6 - 11/ 28. New Orleans, LA.
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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,
the 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, LA.
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2014

'BEHIND CLOSED SHUTTERS' Exhibition - Scott Edwards Photography Gallery - Group show. New Orleans LA.
'Professional Photographers of Louisiana', 65th Annual Convention': Keynote Speaker, New Orleans LA.
*** OPENS: Salon d'Orleans Gallery - Exhibiting solo and group shows Nov 2014 - Oct 2015, featuring the following Artists:
'AMZIE ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY & PAINTINGS' Exhibition.
'THOR CARLSON – SCULPTURES' Exhibition.
ARTISTS - 'SYLVAINE SANCTON, THOR CARLSON and STEVE MARTIN' - Group Exhibition.
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2015

A GROUP EXHIBITIONS - Salon d'Orleans Gallery, Nov 2015.
Exhibition of Photographer 'WILLIAM COUPON' Salon d'Orleans Gallery.
FOTOS MUSICALES VINTAGE' - Group Exhibition - INAUGURACIÓN GALERÍA JOHNSON, March 2015. Barcelona, Spain.
Exhibition: 'CURTIS KNAPP - PORTRAITS of M' ... MADONNA - Exhibition - GALERÍA JOHNSON, Nov 2015. Barcelona, Spain.
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2016

Joined with GETTY IMAGES.

'CURTIS KNAPP PHOTOGRAPHS' - Exhibition at Boyd Satellite Gallery, June/july, New Orleans, LA.
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2017

'EXTRAVAGANZZA' Group Exhibition, with George DuBose and Mick Rock. Toulouse, France.
'SATCHMO FEST' - NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM at the OLD U.S. MINT.
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2018

'EXTRAVAGANZZA' Exhibition . . Hotel de la Cité, Carcassonne, France.
La Cour des Consuls Hôtel / Sofitel MGallery presents 'La Collection Curtis Knapp'. . Toulouse, France.

* At the Old U.S. MINT:
'PROFESSOR LONGHAIR CENTENNIAL' - NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM.
'SATCHMO FEST' - NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM.
'DRUMSVILLE EXHIBITION' - NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM.
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