JoAnn Verburg


JoAnn Verburg Biography

Born 1950

JoAnn Verburg was a founding member of The Rephotographic Survey Project in Colorado, and located sites that had been photographed in the nineteenth century and rephotographed them as they appeared in 1977. In 1980, she created The Visiting Artist Program for Polaroid Corp. in Massachusetts. Verburg received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986. Since 1990, she has created public art for the Hiawatha branch of the Minneapolis Light Rail, The University of Minnesota, and The Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, as well as three collaborative artworks at Art Park near Niagara Falls with her husband, poet Jim Moore. 

Distinguished by its extraordinary sensitivity to the energy and sensuality of the natural world, Verburg’s work combines soft lighting, varied focus, and thoughtful composition to convey the beauty of its subject and setting. Verburg has exhibited her work extensively. The solo show Present on the Road to Bazzano was held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2001. She was the subject of a mid-career exhibition and catalog, Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York; G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle; the International Center of Photography, New York; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y; Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran.