Marco Breuer, born in 1966 in Landshut, Germany, received his academic training at the Fachhochschule Darmstadt (1988-92) and the Lette-Verein Berlin (1986-88) in Germany.
He has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe and his work is in numerous collections, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the New York Public Library; the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Germany.
Marco Breuer is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2006), a Japan-US Friendship Commission/NEA Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship (2005), a Carriage House Residency at the Islip Art Museum (2004), a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant (2000) and three MacDowell Colony residencies (2003, 2001, 2000). His publication SMTWTFS received wide critical acclaim and a photo-eye Award for Best Photography Book of 2002. In 2007 Aperture published a monograph of Breuer's work titled Early Recordings.
Breuer lives in Upstate New York.
Kenneth Baker, "Marco Breuer: Line of Sight at the de Young Museum," San Francisco Chronicle, April 28, p. F1
Cathy Bowman, "Line of Sight at the de Young Contrasts Old, New," San Francisco Examiner, April 27
Shane McAdams, "Marco Breuer – Nature of the Pencil," The Brooklyn Rail, December, p.54, ill.
"Marco Breuer," The New Yorker, Goings On About Town, November 8, p. 14
Euan Kerr, "Photography without a Camera," Morning Edition, Minnesota Public Radio, February 24
Catalogue: "Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices," essay by Amie Scally, Hunter College, NY, NY, softcover, pp.9, 20-21, 32, ill. (ISBN 978-1885998-84-8)
"Marco Breuer," The New Yorker, Goings On About Town, May 25, p.12
Book: Lyle Rexer "The Edge of Vision – The Rise of Abstraction in Photography," Aperture, NY, NY,
hardcover, pp.179-180, 201-203, 270-272, ill. (ISBN 978-1597111003)
Catalogue: "Conversations 7 – Marco Breuer, Carter Foster," Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, softcover, 24 pages, ill.
Eric Bryant, "The New Abstract Photo," ARTNews, March, Volume 107/Number 3, pp.106-113, ill.
Gil Blank, "Early Recordings – Marco Breuer," Whitewall, Winter, issue 8, p.60, ill.
Book: James Elkins "Six Stories from the End of Representation," Stanford University Press, paperback, pp.74-75, 77, 144, ill. (ISBN 978-0804741484)
Rachel Churner, "Marco Breuer, Von Lintel Gallery," Artforum, November, pp.370, ill.
"Marco Breuer," The New Yorker, Goings On About Town, September 17, p.17
"Marco Breuer – fig. 1-9," Blind Spot, Fall/Winter, issue 36, cover and pp.2-3, 6-15, ill. (conversation w/Lyle Rexer)
Mark Alice Durant, "Marco Breuer – Surface Gesture," Dear Dave, Spring, pp.46-55, ill.
Book: "Marco Breuer – Early Recordings," essay by Mark Alice Durant, published by Aperture, NY, NY, hardcover, distributed by D.A.P. (ISBN 978-1597110334)
Jeffrey DeShell, "Notes, Queries on Marco Breuer's Notes, Queries," English Language Notes, Photography and Literature, Fall/Winter 2006, pp.135-142, ill.
"Chelsea Art Museum – "It's not a Photo...," The New Yorker, Art – Museums, August 28, p.10
Vince Aletti, "Marco Breuer, Marked Up," The New Yorker, Critic's Notebook, December 26 & January 2, p.34, ill.
Elisa Turner, "Behind the Lens," The Miami Herald, May 1, p.3M
Book: Gottfried Jäger, Rolf H.Krauss, Beate Reese (ed.) "Concrete Photography," Kerber Verlag, hardcover, pp.206-207, ill. (ISBN 978-3936646740)
Christopher Chambers, "Marco Breuer – Von Lintel Gallery," Flash Art, March/April, p.62, ill.
Farrah Karapetian, "Marco Breuer – (Outward Manifestations of) Something Else," The Brooklyn Rail,
March, p.14, ill.
Vince Aletti, "Marco Breuer," The Village Voice, Voice Choices – Short List, February 25, p.46
Dore Bowen, "Agitate – Negotiating the Photographic Process," Camerawork – A Journal of Photographic Arts, Spring/Summer, pp. 6, 12, 16, 22-23, ill. (incl. CD-ROM w/interview)
Exhibition pamphlet: "In the Making: Contemporary Drawings from a Private Collection," essay by Betsy Siersma, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Tabloid catalogue: "Marco Breuer – Excerpts," Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 12 pages, ill.
Jonathan Goodman, "Marco Breuer at Roth Horowitz," Art in America, December, pp.112-113, ill.
Book: Lynne Tillman "This Is Not It," D.A.P., hardcover, pp. 225-235, ill. (ISBN 978-1891024467)
2002 Book: "Unframed – Artists Respond to Aids," powerHouse Books, hardcover, p.98 and p.100, ill.
Book: Gottfried Jäger (ed.) "The Art of Abstract Photography," Arnoldsche Art Publishers, hardcover, p.220 and pp.236-237, ill. (ISBN 978-3897900158)
Nancy Princenthal, "Artist's Book Beat," Art On Paper, July/August, pp.84-85, ill.
A. D. Coleman, "SMTWTFS," Photography In New York, Visual Literacy, May/June, p.52, ill.
Chuck Mobley, "Marco Breuer – Tremors, Ephemera," Camerawork – A Journal of Photographic Arts, Spring/Summer, p.43, ill.
Vince Aletti, "Marco Breuer," The Village Voice, Voice Choices – Short List, April 23, p.75
Kenneth Baker, "Marco Breuer: Errata," San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, p.D1, ill.
Ken Johnson, "Marco Breuer, Observations in Color," The New York Times, Galleries: Uptown, April 12, p.E39
"Marco Breuer," The New Yorker, Goings On About Town, April 8, p.22
Martha Schwendener, "Marco Breuer, Observations in Color," Time Out NY, March 28 – April 4, p.51, ill.
Lisa Hom, "Marco Breuer – Errata," SF Weekly, March 27 – April 2, p. 29
Rachel Churner, "Marco Breuer, Errata at Traywick Gallery," sfstation.com, The Arts, Feature, April, ill.
Book: "Marco Breuer – SMTWTFS," texts by Lynne Tillman, Richard Howard, Adam Klein and others, Roth Horowitz, NY, NY, hardcover, distributed by D.A.P. (ISBN 978-0967077486)
Jacqueline Brody, "Marco Breuer – Counting in Circles," Art On Paper, September/October, cover and pp.42-49, ill.
Francine Koslow Miller, "Marco Breuer," Tema Celeste, May/June, p.90, ill.
Exhibition pamphlet: "Marco Breuer: Circa 1999," essay by Bill Arning, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Kenneth Baker, "Photographs Whose Subject Is Their Making – Marco Breuer: Pattern and Practice," San Francisco Chronicle, November 18, p.B1, ill.
Catalogue: "Marco Breuer – Tremors, Ephemera," essay by James Elkins, Roth Horowitz, NY, NY, hardcover, 32 pages, ill., distributed by D.A.P. (ISBN 978-0967077435)
Catherine Bindman, "Marco Breuer: For Now," Art on Paper, July/August, pp.58-59, ill.
Vince Aletti, "Space Case – Marco Breuer Investigates Photography's Outer Limits," The Village Voice, March 7, p.67, ill.
Tabloid catalogue: "Marco Breuer – For Now," Esso Gallery, NY, NY, 16 pages, ill.
"Marco Breuer," European Photography, Number 64/65, pp.20-25, ill.
Steven Jenkins, "Phenomena," Camerawork – A Journal of Photographic Arts Spring/Summer, pp.33-35
Glen Helfand, "Marco Breuer, Ellen Carey," San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 10, p.95
Rob Perrée, "Marco Breuer," Kunstbeeld, February, pp.34-37, ill.
Faye Hirsch, "Rethinking Genres in Contemporary Photography," Art on Paper, January/February, pp.26-29, ill.
Robert C. Morgan, "Marco Breuer," Review, May 15, pp.20-21
Bill Arning, "Marco Breuer – Tomorrow Never Comes," Time Out NY, February 12-19, p.49, ill.
Vince Aletti, "Marco Breuer," The Village Voice, Voice Choices – Short List, February 3, p.3
Dominique Nahas, "Marco Breuer – Tomorrow Never Comes," Review, February 1, p.11
Andreas Langen, "Versteckspiel – Marco Breuer bei Fischinger," Stuttgarter Zeitung, March 24, p.11, ill.
Sandra Danicke, "Das Abbild der Spucke – Marco Breuers ungewöhnliche Photogramme,"
Frankfurter Rundschau, March 13, p.25, ill.
Catalogue: "Diverse Visions//photographic perspectives," Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, p.4, ill.
Helen A.Harrison, "Photoworks – Omni Gallery," The New York Times, Long Island Edition, July 21, p.10, ill.
Catalogue: "Art on Paper," Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC, p.14, ill.
Wilhelm Roth, "Schrecken gehört zum Märchen – Fotoinstallation von Marco Breuer in der Galerie Hänel," Frankfurter Rundschau, August 29, p.21, ill.
Anna Gripp, "Marco Breuer – Anonymous," Photonews – Zeitung für Photographie, February, pp.16-17, ill.
Catalogue: "Artist in the Marketplace," Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, pp.9&12, ill.
Catalogue: "Marco Breuer – Sprachsturz," Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany, 36 pages, ill.
Wilhelm Roth, "Lichtermeer und Schattenwelt – Arbeiten von Peter Roehr und Marco Breuer im Fotografie Forum Frankfurt," Frankfurter Rundschau, September 2, p.25, ill.
"Marco Breuer – Not That I Know," Camera Austria, Vol.47/48, p.101, ill.
Catalogue: Borderlines, Deutsche Fototage, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, pp.32-33, ill.