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J. Wayne Olson
New York, New York

Selected Exhibitions

  • American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection. Photographic Resource Center.
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Electrohype 2002, Malm=F6, Sweden
  • Exit Art. New York, New York
  • 80 Washington Square Gallery, Small Works, New York, New York
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, (touring Japan), Tokyo, Japan
  • PhotoPlus Expo East, New York, New York
  • Polis Gallery. Westchester County, New York.
  • Gallerie Mabrie. Paris, France
  • Human Condition II, Performance/Installation, Peekskill, New York
  • Short Circuits, on air radio art, Toronto, Canada
  • Photokina 7, Madrid, Spain
  • Lombard Freid. New York, New York
  • Westchester Arts Council, Rye Art Center. Rye, New York.
  • Arts Project International. New York, New York
  • Apex Art. New York, New York
  • The Photographers Gallery. London, England
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts. London, England
  • Visage. London, England
  • Photokina. 'Selections 6'. Cologne, Germany
  • Center for Creative Photography. Tucson, Arizona.
  • Dooley Le Cappallaine. New York, New York
  • Kampo Cultural Center. New York, New York
  • Foundation Canon Image Centre. Amsterdam, Holland
  • Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois
  • Milton Weil Gallery. New York, New York
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Catherine Edelman Gallery. Chicago, Illinois
  • Nexas Art Center. Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Cultural Center. Chicago Office of Fine Arts. Chicago, Illinois
  • Baronian-Lambert. Ghent, Belgium



  • Polaroid Corporation. Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Polaroid 20 x 24 Studio. New York, New York
  • National Endowment for the Arts. Artist Fellowship


Selected Permanent Collections

  • ICA London, England
  • Doilette & Touche
  • Polaroid Collections
  • Center for Creative Photography
  • Inter/Access
  • CUIT 89.5 FM Toronto, Canada
  • V2, Rotterdam, Nederlands



  • M.F.A. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona
  • B.A. Metropolitan State College/University of Colorado. Denver, Colorado


Professional Experience

  • New York University. Steinhardt School of Education. Adjunct Professor Art Frenzy, PS1/MOMA, Long Island City, New York Curator
  • Hudson Valley Institute for Art & Photographic Resources. Peekskill, New York. Executive Director
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Visiting Artist
  • The Photography Center. 92nd St. Y. New York, New York. Director