Juan Giraldo

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  Juan Giraldo is a photographer currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois & Paterson, New Jersey; he received his MFA in May of 2015 from Columbia College’s photography... read on



Chicago, Illinois 

973-204-7852 / juan@juancgiraldo.com / www.juancgiraldo.com


2015     MFA Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009     BFA Photography, William Paterson University, New Jersey, Summa Cum Laude


Solo Shows

2016       A View from Home, Part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

2015       Juan Giraldo: New Photography, President’s Residence Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011      What Work Is, American Labor Museum, Haledon, NJ

2010      What Work Is, Englewood Library, Englewood, NJ

Group Shows

2017        Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibition, Curated by David Rosenberg, Artwork Network Gallery
                Denver, CO 

                Eyes on Main Streeet, Curated by Régina Monfort & Jerome Deperlinghi, Wilson, NC

2016       Filter Photo: On the Shelf, Curated by Kelli Connell, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL

               Aqui, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

              Art Now 2016: New Directions in Contemporary Photography, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

             The Fine Art of Photography, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA      

2015     Columbia College Chicago MFA Thesis Exhibition, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013     Alumni Artists Show, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

2011     Paterson Art Walk, Paterson, NJ

              Aljira Fine Art, Newark, NJ

             Figurative Impulse, Oualie Arts Gallery, Orange, NJ

             Paterson Art Walk, Paterson, NJ

2008    Summer Art In China, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

             Annual Juried Student Art Show, William Paterson University, Ben Shahn Center for Visual Arts, Wayne, NJ

             William Paterson University BFA Thesis Exhibition, Ben Shahn Center for Visual Arts, Wayne, NJ

2007    Annual Juried Student Art Show, William Paterson University, Ben Shahn Center for Visual Arts, Wayne, NJ


2017      PDN's 30 New & Emerging Photographers 

2016      Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50

              Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist

              The Center for Photography at Woodstock A-I-R Program

2012      Dwight D. Follett Fellowship Full Tuition Award, Columbia College Chicago

2009      Honorable Mention, En Foco’s, People Places and Things

2007      Honorable Mention, William Paterson University, annual juried student art show

2006      Brozowski Scholarship, for urban students William Paterson University

               Fiftieth Reunion Endowed Scholarship, William Paterson University

2005      Arts Honors Society Award, William Paterson University

2004      Arts Honors Society Award, William Paterson University 


Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection

The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Cook County Health & Hospital System), Chicago, IL

En Foco, Bronx, NY

American Labor Museum, Haledon, NJ

Lehigh Universtity Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA

Numerous private collections throughout the United States 


2017 Capricious, Juan Giraldo, January 3, 2017, Diana Lozano, http://tinyurl.com/z2wmp7d

2016 Lumina Online: Volume 7 http://bit.ly/2hXo9b1

         Ain’t Bad, Juan Giraldo, May 5, 2016, Rachel Jump http://tinyurl.com/jr8rqlt

         The Detroit News, Abstract, figurative photos at Ann Arbor Art Center, April 7, 2016,

         Plymouth Center for the Arts, The Fine Art of Photography Exhibition, April – May 2016

         Michael H. Hodges  http://tinyurl.com/zbht4sz

2015 Poets and Artists 68 (Devotion) 

2014 Reframing Photography http://tinyurl.com/oa8uejl

2009 EnFoco, Bronx, NY http://tinyurl.com/yzvgrlr

2008 William Paterson University Annual Juried Student Art Show Catalog


2017 Tsomondo, Tdzana, "Juan Giraldo: PDN’s 30 2017 Our Choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch New and Emerging Photographers to Watch” PDN Volume XL Issue 4 April 1 2017

Tsomondo, Tdzana, "Juan Giraldo, Exposures : American Workers" PDN Volume XXXVII Issue 1 January2017

2015 Columbia College Chicago MFA Thesis Exhibition catalogue, essay Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photography. May 2015

2013 Nuez, Ramon, "Juan Giraldo Speaks About “What Work Is” And Higher Education" http://tinyurl.com/q8demte


A View from Home, Self-published artist book edition of 25, forthcoming January 2017


 2015 – 2016  National Museum of Mexican Art, Exhibitions Coordinator/Preparator 

              2015 Columbia College Chicago Upward Bound Summer Program

                       Photography Instructor    

2012 – 2015   Hyde Park Art Center Photo Intern & Teaching artist,

                        Columbia College Chicago’s Community Outreach Program      

2013 – 2015   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Columbia College Chicago

                        Foundations of Photography II, Digital Imaging I, History of Photography I (fall 2013 & 2014)