Born in 1961, USA
Doug and Mike Starn, American artists, identical twins, born 1961. First having received international attention at the 1987
Whitney Biennial, for more than 20 years the Starns were primarily known for working conceptually with photography, and are
concerned largely with chaos, interconnection and interdependence. Over the past two and half decades, they have continued
to defy categorization, effectively combining traditionally separate disciplines such as photography, sculpture, architecture-most
notably their series Big Bambú.
Solo Museum Exhibitions
2014-15 –Big Bambú: 5,000 Arms to Hold You, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.
2013– Doug + Mike Starn: Big Bambú #8, Naoshima Museum, Setouchi Triennial, Teshima, Japan.
2012-15 – Doug + Mike Starn: Big Bambú, Minotaur Horn Head, MACRO Testaccio Museum, Rome, Italy.
2012–Gravity of Light, The Cincinnati Art Museum at the Holly Cross-Immaculata Church, Cincinnati, OH (traveling exhibition).
2011– Big Bambú, official collateral exhibition to the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy∫
2010 – Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof, Big Bambú: “You Can’t, You Don’t, and You Won’t Stop”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
2009 – Gravity of Light, Wood Street Galleries at the Pipe Building, Pittsburgh, PA (traveling exhibition).
2008 – Attracted to Light, Steele Gallery at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver, CO.
2007 – Doug and Mike Starn: Black Pulse
2000-2007, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.
2006 - Absorption + Transmission, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, the Netherlands. FotoFest
Houston TX, and the Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA.
2005 – Absorption + Transmission, The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (traveling exhibition).
2004 – Gravity of Light, Färgfabriken Kunsthalle, Stockholm, Sweden (traveling exhibition).
Behind Your Eye, The Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, Purchase, New York (traveling exhibition).
1997 – Size of Earth, The Friends of Photography / The Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, California.
1996 – Doug and Mike Starn: Retrospective, Overgaden Ministry of Culture, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1994 – Doug and Mike Starn: Sphere of Influence, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon.
1993 – Doug and Mike Starn; Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan.
Marking Time; Doug and Mike Starn Photographs, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
1990-91 – Doug and Mike Starn (catalogue published by Harry N. Abrams with text by Andy Grundberg and introductory essay by Robert Rosenblum; exhibit curated by Sarah Rogers Lafferty), traveled to: Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida. Blaffer Gallery, The University of Houston, Texas. The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. The Akron Museum of Art, Akron, Ohio.
1988 – Mike and Doug Starn: Selected Works
1985-87 - traveled to: Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii. University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California. Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.
1987-88 – The Christ Series, travelled to: Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida.