November 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015
FRANK STEWART - The Changing Face of Jazz
Opening Reception: 6pm to 9pm, November 11, 2014
Leica store SoHo
460 West Broadway NYC 10022



Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Frank Stewart grew up in Memphis and Chicago. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and received a BFA in photography from Cooper Union in New York. Mr. Stewart has had numerous one-man and group shows at The High Museum, Cooper Union Gallery, Washington Project for the Arts, Studio Museum in Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research, the International Center of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the first team of North American journalists invited by the Center for Cuban Studies to visit Cuba in 1977. He was also invited by the Los Angeles Olympic Committee to photographthe 1984 Olympic games. He has twice been granted a photographic fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a New York Creative Artist Public Service Award. He has also been a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. His books include ROMARE BEARDEN: Photographs by Frank Stewart, published by Pomegranate Communications Inc., and, with Simon & Schuster, The Sweet Breath of Life: A Poetic Narrative of the African American Family, poems by Ntozake Shange, photographs edited by Frank Stewart, photographs by Kamoinge, Inc.. Ferrar, Straus & Giroux has published Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country, written by Lolis Eric Elie with photographs by Frank Stewart and WW Norton, Sweet Swing Blues on the Road, written by Wynton Marsalis, with photographs by Frank Stewart. Mr. Stewart currently serves as Senior Staff Photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center.


Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
David C. Driskell Collection, housed at University of Maryland
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City
The Studio Museum, Harlem, New York
Paul Jones Collection, housed at The University of Delaware
Museum of African Art and Origins (MoAaO), Harlem, New York
Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia



Smokestack Lightning

Adventures in the Heart of Barbeque Country
Written by Lolis Eric Elie
Photographs by Frank Stewart
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Sweet Swing Blues on the Road

Written by Wynton Marsalis
Photographs by Frank Stewart
WW Norton & Company
c 1994

Sweet Breath of Life

Edited by Frank Stewart
Text by Ntozake Shange
Photographs by The Kamoinge Workshop
Simon & Schuster
c 2004


Photographs by Frank Stewart
Pomegranate Inc.
c 2004



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2011 Traveling Full Circle: Frank Stewart's Visual Music, Jazz at LIncoln Center, New York
2009 The Contemporary Frank Stewart, Essie Green Galleries, New York
2007 The False Face Mardi Gras, Essie Green Galleries, New York
2007 Jazz Improvisations, Jack Leigh Gallery, Savannah
2006 The Art of Frank Stewart, Adrian Ruehl Gallery, New York
2006 FRANK STEWART, Basin Street Station, New Orleans
2005 Frank Stewart: RECENT COLOR, Laumont Editions Gallery, New York
2005 Steppin’, Black Pearl Museum, Chicago
2005 Frank Stewart: Jazz & Cuba, 514 WEST Gallery, Savannah, GA
2005 Frank Stewart: Romare Bearden/The Last Years,High Museum, Atlanta,GA
2004 Frank Stewart, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Building, NY, NY
2004 Frank Stewart: Romare Bearden/The Last Years, June Kelly, NY, NY
2004 Dos Momentos en La Vida, Galerias del ICAIC, Havana, Cuba
2003 Windows, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York City
2002 A Slice of Light, The Cuban Art Space, New York City
2002 Frank Stewart: Photographs, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA.
1999 In the House of Swing, Denise Andrews At Resonance Gallery, Miami
1997 Frank Stewart: Riffs, Rectangles, and Responses: 25 Years of Photography, Leica Gallery, New York City


2010 Panopticon Gallery of Photography, Boston, MA
2009 Galerie Intemporel, Paris, France
2009 Sound: Print: Record, University Museums, Newark, Delaware
2006 Engulfed by Katrina, Photography Before & After the Storm, Nathan Cummings Foundation & NYU Tisch School of the Arts, NY
2005 Delta to Delta, Museum of Art and Origins, Harlem, New York
2005 Carnival, Cummings Foundation, New York
2004 Romare Bearden, Schomburg Center, New York
2003 Saturday Night Sunday Morning, Leica Gallery, New York City
2000 Harlem: A Group Exhibition, Leica Gallery, New York City UFA Gallery Presents Jazz Plus, Kamoinge Workshop, New York City
1999 Black New York Photographers of the 20th Century, Selections from the Schomburg Center Collections, New York City

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