James Snitzer

Professor Emeritus

Jim Snitzer teaches courses in Photography and Silkscreen. He co-founded CHICAGO BOOKS, a small press publisher of artists' books.

His own books and photographs have been shown nationally and internationally. Selected exhibitions include: "There's No Place Like Here", SUNY Brockton, Brockton, NY, 2010; "Two Person Show", Icon Gallery 51 East, Fairfield, Iowa and Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., "Outside of a Dog: Paperbacks and Other Books by Artists", The Baltic Center for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead, England, 2004; "Cultured Landscapes" (1-person exhibition) Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX, 2003; "Constructed Images", Hollins University, Roanoke, VA., 2001, "Is Seeing Believing? The Real, The Surreal, The Unreal in Contemporary Photography", The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina 2001; Art in Chicago 1945-1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1996; The Future of the Book of the Future, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan; Un Libro Mas, El Archivero, Mexico City, 1990; American Artist's Books, New Delhi, India, Sponsored by the US Information Agency, Armchair Traveling: for the Snow Bound in New York, Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987; American Artists in Print, Barcelona and Cologne Bookfairs, USIS Cultural Centers in Cameroon, Liberia and Senegal, 1984.

He is the recipient of an NEA grant and was an Artist'in'Residence at Yosemite National Park. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Yosemite Museum,Yosemite National Park, California.

Research areas
  • Printmaking
James Snitzer
Contact Information

University of Iowa
E417 Visual Arts Building (VAB)
Iowa City , IA 52242
United States