Kristine Potter is an artist based in Nashville, Tennessee, whose work explores masculine archetypes, the American landscape, and cultural tendencies toward mythologizing the past. Her previous work has focused on young male military cadets (“The Gray Line”) and the relentless danger of the American west (“Manifest”). Both of these series reframe the mythology of indomitable men and explore the bleed between human violence and natural threat. In her current body of work, “Dark Waters,” Potter uses film, image, and sound to depict threatening waters and the people around them. This work investigates a feedback loop between nature and myth: how a threatening landscape primes a culture for violence, and a violent culture projects threat onto a landscape. Potter was awarded a MFA in photography from Yale University in 2005. She is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and the current awardee of the Grand Prix Image Vevey. Her first monograph, Manifest, was published by TBW Books in 2018.


2001 University of Georgia, BA Art History

2001 University of Georgia, BFA Photography

2005 Yale University, MFA Photography

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 “Manifest” The Do Good Collection, Columbus GA

2018    “Manifest” Vanderbilt Space 204 Gallery , Nashville, TN

2017    “The Gray Line XL” Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2014    “Manifest” Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY

2012    “Camouflage” Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010    “The Gray Line” Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY

2007    “The Hunters” Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005    "The Laws of Nature" Gigantic Art Space, New York, NY

2005    "The Laws of Nature" Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida

2002    “Goddess Nomadic” L’Eclat du Verre, Paris, France

2001    “Ascension” Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018    “Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul” Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2018    “Paper Journal” Webber Gallery, London, UK

2018    “Elevate” 21C Hotel, Nashville, TN

2018    “Photography Comes First, Language Follows” Currey Gallery, Nashville, TN

2018    “Intersection of Gazes” Equinom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018   "Complimentary Voices" Leu Art Gallery, Nashville, TN

2017    “Post Election” SEPTEMBER Gallery, Hudson, NY

2016    “MTN” Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2015    “12x12” Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2015    “After 1965” curated by Steven Lam, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

2014    “E6” curated by Lynn Boland, The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

2012    “Summer Salon” Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY

2012    “Open::Closed” (Curated by David Howe) 601 Artspace, New York, NY

2011    “Re-Framing the Feminine” (Curated from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horovitz) Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2010    “Open Season” Curated by Allen Thomas Jr. Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2010    “31Women” Curated by Charlotte Cotton, Affirmation Arts, NY, NY

2009    “Faculty Exhibition” Mass Gallery, Purchase, NY

2006 “Pulse” Rocket Projects, Miami, FL

2005    “Monstrously Tranquil” Chris Ingalls Gallery, Miami, Florida

2004    “Face” Lenox Square Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

            “Fall” Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

2003    “First Years” Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

2002    “Eyes on Portraiture” Lenox Square Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2000    “Obscura 10” Lamar Dodd Gallery, Athens, GA


2018    Manifest, TBW Books
2017    Contact Sheet, Issue 190
2016    Oasis, Roman Nvmerials Vol. 22
2015    Orenburg Press, Interleaves
2015    Contact Sheet, Issue 182


2019 Grand Prix Images Vevey

2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography

2016 Shortlisted to the Kassel Book Prize

2016 Nominated to the MACK First Book Award

2014 Light Work Artist in Residence

2010 Forward Thinking Museum Photography Award, Winter 2010

2004 Larry Kramer Initiative Grant