Juan Giraldo

Chicago, Illinois & Paterson, New Jersey

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 Photolucida: Critical Mass Top 50, Curated by David Rosenberg

Artwork Network Gallery, Denver, CO

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

William Paterson University BFA Thesis Exhibition, 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


Archive of Documentary Arts, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Duke University Durham, NC

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 Fraction: Issue 98, 9th Anniversary Issue, May 2017, David Bram, http://tinyurl.com/mzralaj

Strange Fire Collective, Juan Giraldo, April 6,2017, Jess T. Dugan http://tinyurl.com/lwlecjo

Lumina Journal: Volume XVI, “Borders and Boundaries”, March 2017 Sarah Lawrence College

Medium, Everyday Migraition: News Roundup: Honoring immigrant and refugee stories, March 9, 2017 Katja Heinemann, http://tinyurl.com/ldmyhwl

It's Nice That, Juan Giraldo CapturesThe Beautiful Mundane In A Chicago Warehouse, February 16, 2017, Rebecca Fulleylove http://tinyurl.com/hxl66ra

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 Eyes on Main Street Exhibition Catalogue, Jerome DePerlinghi, Eyes on Main Street Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival, Apri - July 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


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)