Kolster Awarded 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship

Michael Kolster has been awarded a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue his project Take Me to the River.  The 12-month Fellowship, to commence in in January 2014, will allow him to continue to make ambrotypes of Maine's Androscoggin River, the James in Virginia and the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania.  He will also expand the project to include the Teton River in Idaho and the Los Angeles River in southern California.

Guggenheim Foundation Website

News articles about the award:

Bangor Daily News (12 April 2013)

Bowdoin College In The News

Portland Press Herald (12 April 2013)

Artist Talk, Space Gallery

Triangulating ITISWHATITIS

An Artist Talk, Space Gallery

Feb 12, 2013, 6pm

Video Trailer: Making an Ambrotype



Photographs by Michael Kolster

January 11 - February 15, 2013

Space Gallery

Portland, Maine

SRO Gallery: Texas Tech, Lubbock

LOST AND FOUND: The James and Androscoggin Rivers

Photographs by Michael Kolster

January 14 - February 10, 2013

Texas Tech School of Art


Solo Exhibition at College of Southern Maryland

Down by the River: 
Exploring American Waterways 40 Years After the Clean Water Act 

Photographs by Michael Kolster


College of Southern Maryland, La Plata

November 13 - December 15, 2012

Artist Talk and Reception: November 15 at 12 pm

Solo Exhibition 621 Gallery Tallahassee, FL

October 5 - 28, 2012

621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

Opening Reception October 5, 6-9 pm

Page Bond Gallery

The James RIver Project

SEPTEMBER 07, 2012 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

Page Bond Gallery
Richmond, VA

Opening 7-9 pm Friday September 7th
Conversation with the artist 6:30 pm

Memorious 18

Memorious 18

A Journal of New Verse and Fiction

Ambrotypes from the James River

TV segment on "The River Lost and Found"

WCSH Channel 6 ran a segment on The River Lost and Found, doing a nice job of describing the project and the exhibit at the Bowdoin College Art Museum.  It includes interviews with my colleague and collaborator, Environmental Historian Matthew Klingle, footage of the musuem installation, and shots of the ambrotypes and prints in the show.

Martha Stewart's Blog

Martha Stewart attended the openings of Wegman and The River Lost and Found exhibitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.  She gives both shows a mention, saying how she "loved the exhibits" and deemed The River Lost and Found "fascinating."  I was pleased to be able to tell her how much I love her mac and cheese recipe.

Schroeder Romero and Shredder Gallery

Schroeder Romero and Shredder Gallery

Michael Kolster

Still Life: Photographs on Glass 

12 July - 10 August 2012

Opening Reception Thursday July 12 6-8pm

531 West 26th Street
New York NY 10001


Gallery hours:
Tuesday–Friday, 10 AM–6 PM

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art

A River Lost & Found

The Androscoggin River in TIme and Place 

Photographs by Michael Kolster

Writings by Matthew Klingle

Oral Histories in collaboration

Zuckert Seminar Room

July 13 - September 16, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION 14 July 6-7:30pm

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine

Independence Seaport Museum: Art in the Open

Art in the Open: The Exhibition

June 14 - September 9, 2012

Independence Seaport Museum

Philadelphia, PA

Loupe - Journal of the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University

8-page Androscoggin River Project Portfolio published in LOUPE: Journal of the Photographic Resource Center of Boston University

With comments by Guest Editor Janelle Lynch