August Muth CV


Apprenticeship with Richard Rallison, pioneer in the field of optics (Hubble and Subaru space telescopes, etc.) and holography, Paradise, Utah, 1985-86
Museum of Holography, New York, NY, 1983-85 – Fred Untersher, Director of Education
University of Texas, Austin, 1977-1978 – Studies in Visual Art and Astronomy
University of Texas, Houston, 1976-1977 – Studies in Sculpture with James Surls
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1974-75 – Studies in Art and Physics.

Solo Shows

2022  Deepening the Light, Pie Projects, Santa Fe, NM
2021  August Muth, Multi-Arts Pavilion, Lake Macquarie, Australia
2019  Material Light, Gallery Sonja Roesch , Houston, TX ++
2017  Tactile Radiance, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA
2016  New Works, Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos, NM
            Photonic Truth, Amy-d Arte Spazio Milan, Italy
2015  Borealis, Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos, NM
            Light-Mind, Hap Gallery, Portland, OR
2013  Carnival of Shattered Dreams, Axel Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
            As the Light Returns, Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos, NM
2012  Light into Light, Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos, NM
2010  Warm Light Cold Nights, Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos. NM
2003  Light, Kittrell Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, TX
2001  Solid Air, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX
1999  Pure Light in Glass, Philabaum Glass Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021  Finding Light, Sonja Roesch Gallery, Houston, TX
            Altered Light, Currents 826 Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2020  Waterhouse Dodd Gallery, New York, NY
            Granada Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2019  Iridescence, Hologram Foundation and Holocenter New York, NY
2018  Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
            Art in Holography / Light Space & Time, Aveiro City Museum, Aveiro, Portugal
2017  BAG Bocconi Art Gallery , Milan, Italy
            Enigma, OTA Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
            Waterhouse Dodd Gallery, Chicago Expo , NM Chicago, IL
            Ripple Effect, Holocenter, New York, NY
            Aura Kinetica, Currents New Media Festival , Santa Fe, NM
            Immaru Gallery, MIA Photo Fair, Milan, Italy
            Perception, Cinnabar Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2016  Luminescence, Gallery Sonja Roesch
            Premio Michetti 2016, Fondazione Michetti
            Currents New Media Festival
            Visually speaking, Rebecca Fine Art Gallery
            Color and light, MIA Photo fair
2015  International Exhibition of Holograms, Elisseev, St. Petersburg, Russia
            Palace Dallas Art Fair, Nyehaus Gallery, Dallas, Texas
            Inventory of Light, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
            Collaboration, Gallery 286, London, UK
2014  A Contemporary Edge, Bonhams, London, UK
            The Very Last Plastics Show, Dorfman Projects, New York, NY
            Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
            Armory Show, Center for the Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
            Momentary Realties, Cinnabar Fine Arts, San Antonio, TX
2013  No Paint, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX,
            Luminescent, Cloud 5, Santa Fe, NM
            Light as Form, Midland Center for the Arts, NM Midland, MI
2012  Alcove Shows, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
            The Jeweled Net, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA
2009  New Collection, Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos, NM
2008  Occam’s Razor, Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, NM
2004  Peace, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2000  Holography 2000, St. Poltener Stadtmuseum, St Polten, Austria
1997  Sixth International Exhibition of Holography, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest College , Lake Forest, IL
1996  The Light Show, Eidolon Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
            Glass and Light, Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI
1995  Lasers-Revolution at the Speed of Light, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA
1994  Lichter Schmuck, Museum Fur Holographic Neue Visuelle Medien , Pulheim, Germany
            Fifth International Exhibition of Holography, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
1979  Xylem Gallery, Houston, TX.

Public Commissions

2013  Aurora Borealis, Fantase- Creative Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2009  Light of the Ancients, McMillian Building, Paso Robles, CA.

Public Collections

Museum of Holography, New York, NY
MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA
Corning Museum of Glass Corning, NY
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.

Lectures and Published Papers

2015 What Was I Thinking When I Thought Producing 4 by 5 Foot Denisyuk DCG Holograms Was a Good Idea, ISDH Conference, ISTO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
2012 Investigating the Spherical Nature of Light Through Large Format DCG Emulsions on Glass, ISDH Conference, MIT Media Lab , Cambridge, MA
2011 Holography, Glass, and the Exploration of Light – Space, Glass Arts Society Conference, Seattle, WA
2004 Large Dichromate Holograms in Heavy Glass, SPIE Photonics West, Santa Clara, CA
1999 Pulse-Originated Human Figures Transferred into Dichromate Gelatin Reflection Holograms, ISDH Conference, Lake Forest, IL .


2016 Under the Radar: August Muth, by Ann Landi,, September, Taos NM
August Muth and Dora Tass, by Christian D’Antonio, The Way Magazine, May, Milan, Italy
2014 Lit – August Muth talks about light, holography and the environment, by Christina Procter, EcoSource, Magazine, Winter/Spring, Santa Fe, NM
2010 Critical Reflections - August Muth: Holographic Images in Glass, by Jon Carver, THE magazine,July, Santa Fe, NM
Universe of artist August Muth, by Guy Cross, THE magazine, May, Santa Fe, NM.

Special Projects

2010 Research and development to record movie sound track holographically
2008-10 Holographic solar concentrators for photovoltaic arrays
2009 3D holographic video display unit.