Curriculum Vitae


Brian Oglesbee was born in Chicago in 1951. From 1970 -'74 he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1976 he moved to New York state, to teach photography and printmaking at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. From 1987 to the present, Oglesbee has maintained a studio Wellsville, New York.


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

  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

  • International Center of Photography, New York, NY

  • Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

  • William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

  • Tampa Museum of Art , Tampa, FL

  • Shuangshan Academy, Nanguanxiang Historical Cultural Street, Haining City, Zhejiang Province, China

  • Yifu Museum, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.



One-Person Shows:

  • 2018: “réflexions naturelles,” with Kersti Chaplet, La Tannerie, Houdan, France, 7 Sept - 14 Oct.

  • 2016: “Brian Oglesbee: Photographs,” Hubei Jiahe Modern Arts Museum, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

  • 2015: “The Wise Find Pleasure in Water: Brian Oglesbee’s Photography Exhibition”, Haining City, Zhejiang Province, China

  • 2015: “Photographs by Brian Oglesbee,” Yifu Museum, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

  • 2012:   "Brian Oglesbee", Quench Artspace, Waitsfield, VT; October.

  • 2012:   "BRIAN OGLESBEE: Photographs", Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY; September.

  • 2011:   "BRIAN OGLESBEE", Atwater Estate, Hector, NY

  • 2011:   "FOLIAGE: New Work by Brian Oglesbee"; Volakis Gallery, Napa,CA.

  • 2008:  "Brian Oglesbee: Photographs 1993 - 2006", Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich, Germany

  • 2007:  "Brian Oglesbee: Aquatique", Volakis Gallery, Yountville, CA

  • 2007:  "Aquatique: Photographs by Brian Oglesbee", Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • 2007:  "Brian Oglesbee: Water Series", Pritchard Art Gallery, Moscow, ID

  • 2007:  "Brian Oglesbee", Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich, Germany

  • 2005:  "Brian Oglesbee: Photographs From the Water Series", Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • 2004:  "Brian Oglesbee: Water Series", Volakis Gallery, Yountville, CA

  • 2004:  "Brian Oglesbee: Water Series", an online exhibition at the Photomedia Center, Erie, PA.

  • 2001:  "Brian Oglesbee: Water Series Photographs", William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT


  • 2019: "Hidden in Plain Sight," Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY. 

  • 2015: “Five Decades of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts”, St. Petersburg, FL.

  • 2015: “Interpretations of Water”, Atrium Gallery, Corning Community College, Corning, NY

  • 2013: "By Way of These Eyes", The Christopher Hyland Collection of American Photography. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR.

  • 2012: "By Way of These Eyes", The Christopher Hyland Collection, The American Museum in Britain, Bath, England.

  • 2009:  "Christopher Hyland Collection of Photography, By Way of These Eyes, The Sublime, Exotic and Familiar", New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.

  • 2007: "Issues of Substance", General Electric World Headquarters, Fairfield, CT

  • 2006: "HOTPICKS/06," Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

  • 2005: "Go Figure", Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

  • 2004:  Inaugural Exhibition: Volakis Gallery, Yountville, CA

  • 2004: "Je t'envisage: La disparition du portrait (Making Faces. The Death of the Portrait)", Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2003: "From Ansel Adams to Burk Uzzle: Photographers' Gifts to the Collection", Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

  • 2003: "Cara a Cara", Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2003: Fay Gold Gallery,  Atlanta, Georgia

  • 2002: "Series Aquatique", Exposition "Regard Parole Invite", Chapelle de la   Villedieu, Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

  • 2002: "New Finds / Old Favorites III", SoHo Triad Fine Arts, New York, NY

  • 2002: "Water Series Photographs", Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • 2002: "Submerge" Art and Environmental Festival, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2002: "Building The Collection", William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

  • 2002: Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

  • 2001: Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

  • MONOGRAPH: "AQUATIQUE: Photographs by Brian Oglesbee", published by Insight Editions. Hardcover, 152 pgs. Over 100 reproductions of b&w images from the Water Series. (2007)

  • 2014: “Art at the Dawning of the Electronic Era: Generative Systems”

  • 2012: "By Way of These Eyes", Show catalog, 

  • 2011: "Brian Oglesbee, Aquatique", Photomedia Center, Insight Magazine.

  • 2009: "Brian Oglesbee" Eight-page interview and portfolio, dpi magazine, Taiwan,  Vol. 124, Aug.

  • 2008: Book review, "Aquatique: Photographs by Brian Oglesbee", FOCUS  magazine, Issue #16, April.

  • 2008: Book Review, "Aquatique, Brian Oglesbee, Insight Editions", BLACK &  WHITE MAGAZINE, Issue 57, March.

  • 2007: "View Masters", ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY,  Review of top ten photography  coffee-table books. Dec.

  • 2007: "Brian Oglesbee New York Art Photographer", LUXLIFE magazine, Nov./Dec.

  • 2006: "Making Faces. The Death of the Portrait," Photograph, commentary by  William Ewing. Hardcover book published by Thames & Hudson, London, England and the Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.


  • 2015: The “Universal Peace Image” triptych, commissioned by the Christopher Hyland Collection for the Heritage Malta Museum, Malta

  • 2015: “Photographer Brian Oglesbee” Lecture for Friends of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL.

  • 2014: Residency, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France, Sept. - Oct.

  • 2014: Visiting Lecture Series: Brian Oglesbee, Pratt MWP College of Art and Design, Utica, NY

  • 2010: Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, July - Aug.

  • 2010: Brian Oglesbee, Visiting artist lecture: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

  • 2009: Artistic Adviser: Water Photography, "THE TEMPEST", Julie Taymor's big-screen adaptation of the play by Shakespeare which was inspired in part by the Water Series images in "AQUATIQUE: Photographs by Brian Oglesbee".


  • 2004: New York Foundation for the Arts, Individual Artist's Grant.

  • 1986: New York Foundation for the Arts, Individual Artist's Grant.