Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 16 x 20 inches, AP print, signed and dated, $2500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, unsigned. $1500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, unsigned. $1500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, unsigned. $1500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, unsigned. $1500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, unsigned. $1500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, unsigned. $1500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, unsigned. $1500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 16 x 20 inches, AP print, signed and dated. $2500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, Signed and dated 1996-1997, Edition 1/10. SOLD. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series, C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 16 x 20 inches, Circa 1990's, unsigned. $2000.

Eve Fowler (Los Angeles & New York, USA), Original Contact Sheet with image of 4x5 inches color negative, Unknown Series & Subject, 8 x 10 inches, unsigned. $250. Eve Fowler (L.A., USA), Untitled (Portrait of Guy as Hustler), Shot in New York, Silver Gelatin Photograph. 1995. 4 x 5 inches. Collection of LPM Projects. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Original Contact Sheet, Hustler Series, 8 x 10 inches, SOLD. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, Collection of LPM Projects. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, Collection of LPM Projects. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, Collection of LPM Projects. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, AP print, Collection of LPM Projects. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), Signed and dated. AP print. SOLD. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, USA), Hustler Series (New York, 1990's), C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), AP print. SOLD. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles & New York, USA), Portrait commissioned by the New York Times Magazine for featured article, , C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, Signed and dated 1997, Unsigned. $1500. Eve Fowler (Los Angeles & New York, USA), 'Toy Horse', C-print photograph (printed in a lab / not digital), 11 x 14 inches, Signed and dated 1997, AP. $1850. Photographer Eve Fowler, Los Angeles.

Eve Fowler, Los Angeles, USA

Eve Fowler was a clear influence on me, in becoming an art dealer. While I lived in New York from 1990 – 2000, I met Eve early on, & this particular series of photographs was what made me decide to become an independent art/photo dealer. I did grunt work in Soho & uptown galleries, which allowed me to have their regular clientele look at Eve’s work, which resulted in a number of sales; my first as a dealer. I consider this work the catalyst to my current career, and I thank Eve for setting me on this path. – Guy Berube, 2014

Eve Fowler is a photographer based in Los Angeles. Her pictures explore provocative subject matter — for instance male hustlers, lesbians, or transgendered individuals — but she deliberately supplies no explanatory titles or captions. In her early work, she photographed men who were loners — disconnected sex workers in New York and Los Angeles. She then began photographing androgynous men, which then moved into photographs of longhaired, shirtless androgynous men who resemble some of the transgender women she photographs today.
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  • NEW BOOK BY EVE FOWLER: Hustling on the streets of New York and LA
Street photography collides with sexuality and identity in this ’90s series from Eve Fowler“I didn’t want to make a book that explained everything”, says LA photographer Eve Fowler when asked about Hustlers, her ’90s photo series on the male prostitutes of West Village, NY and Santa Monica Boulevard in LA out now via Capricious. The book is captionless, only prefaced with a short bespoke tale, Prosper Street from acclaimed LGBT poet, author and playwright Kevin Killian. The story sucks you in and shakes you up from the off with the matter-of-fact narrative of rent boy, Jesse and his musings on the victim stereotype in sex work and his lover/client Frank who comes bearing ominous news from a hospital check-up. “I didn’t want to have essays about me or my work in the book. So I asked Kevin to write something fictional because I like his writing and i thought his work made sense in this context. It makes the book more like an artwork and less about me”, says Fowler. The lack of verbal prompts as you flick through the nameless faces of these boys jars at first, you feel cheated out of their stories somehow, but by the end it’s that same lack of backstory that frees these hustlers from categorisation, in the same way that Jesse rails against it in Prosper Street. A lot of Fowler’s previous works have also dealt with the crossroads between sexuality and identity – the titillitatingly titled Gloria Hole springs to mind – and with Hustlers there’s a similar sense of other-ness going on, “I think it probably had something to do with coming out of the closet”. The starkly shot portraits offer up a unique take on photography’s enduring fascination with sex workers, stripping away at the lurid glamour and leaving us with a surprisingly intense portal back to those hustling streets.

 

 

 

INTERVIEW_____________

Eve Fowler: When I started photographing hustlers in 1993. I was taking photographs on the street. I wouldn’t say that work was conceptual. But after two years I had the idea that I was attracted to the hustlers because of some things we had in common. The experience was like a return to some feelings I had from when I was growing up. I would say there was something nostalgic about my affinity for the people I was photographing. “Nostalgia” translated directly from its Latin root means “home,” or the pain of returning home, and I decided to try to get that into the pictures. I figured that my nostalgia was for the seventies, because that was the time when whatever made me the way I am was making the hustlers the way they were. So I made pictures similar in format to what you might expect from any grade school photographer or commercial portrait studio — traditional, wallet-sized school portraits that would give the viewer a feeling of nostalgia, both good and bad. I didn’t want it to be obvious. I didn’t even say that the people in the photographs were hustlers when I showed them.

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Eve Fowler: It gets pretty complicated: when you’re biologically a man and you say you’re a lesbian, it’s a little hard to get women to be okay with that, since most lesbians want to be with other women. It’s a tough spot. Similarly, I met a group of young women who like to be called “boys.” They consider themselves transgender whether they’re on hormones, have had surgery, or not. The word has more to do with a state of mind than an exact physical state. I know a lot of older butch dykes that don’t mind being called women, but the younger set who consider themselves transgender, whether they’re transitioning or not, like being called boys. You see something in some of these people, and it’s obvious that their sexuality is difficult to pinpoint. It puts them in the margins, depending on who they’re around. That was a relief for me, because I often feel like it’s something that goes on internally for me. I feel alien around certain types of women, particularly the ultra-feminine type. So to see that revealed on the outside, and see how someone can navigate the world in a different way is a relief.

 

ABOUT EVE FOWLER

EDUCATION
1990-92 Yale University, MFA, Photography
1982-86 Temple University, BA, Journalism

ONE/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016
Participant, New York
as it if it is to be, Fourteen30, Portland OR
2015
the difference is spreading, MIER, Los Angeles
A Spectacle and Nothing Strange, Artist Space, Sydney, Australia
A Spectacle and Nothing Strange, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard
University, Cambridge
2013 Anyone Telling Anything Is Telling That Thing,
University Art Gallery, Cal Poly State University, San
Luis Obispo, CA
Eve Fowler/Sam Gordon Feature, New York, NY
Eve Fowler/Sam Gordon, Printed Matter, New York, NY
Eve Fowler/Caroline May, The Apartment, Athens, Greece, Nov. 16-Dec. 18
2012 Fowler/Gordon, USC Roski School of Art, Sept 24- Oct 12
2011 W/, Whole Halves, Two Serious Ladies, New York, NY, Oct. 5-20
Night Gallery, Pass Over, Two Serious Ladies, April
2010 Ditch Projects, Eugene, OR, Eve Fowler & Anna Sew Hoy
Horton Gallery (L.E.S. Sundays) February 25-March 21
Eve Fowler, Apartment 2 Gallery, Los Angeles, May 10- June 12
2007 Tom Solomon @ Rental Gallery, Gold Star, March 17 –April 9
2006 Harve Levine Gallery, with A.L. Steiner Wimmin by Womyn who love Wymin
1999 Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
C.F.P.S. Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
The Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, Eve Fowler: New Photographs

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 “Queering the Biblobject” Center for Book Arts, NY
“Emotional Signs”, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2014 “Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions”, Museum of Modern Art, NY, June 14-Sept
“LAND Manifest Destiny Billboard Project” Beaumont, Houston, TX, June-July
Books Fuel Ideas” BFI Miami, Lizzie Bougotosos, Sam Gordon, Eve Fowler
2013 “Dig the Dig”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, July
“Summer Show” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX July 13-Aug. 10
“Letters to Los Angeles” Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, Mar.9-April 30
“In the Name of Good Company”, For Your Art, Los Angeles, Feb. 23-March 23
“In Unison”, Get This! Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Jan 5- Feb 16
2012 “Venice Beach Biennial”, Hammer Museum (Made in LA), July 13-17
“B-Out” Andrew Edin Gallery, New York, NY, July 5-August 18
“Fuel for the Fire” Curated by Dawn Kasper, Temporary Space, NY NY, July 5-31
“This is it with it as it is”, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin Texas, May-June 19
“Day Break”, Emma Grey HQ, December 15- January 20
“In the evening there is feeling” Night Gallery, permanent public art installation, December
17 -indefinite
2011 “Greater Los Angeles”, NY, Curated by Joel Messler, May 14- July 14
“Gloria Hole”, Fireplace Projects, East Hampton, NY, May 20- June 27
“Les Paris Sont Ouverts”, Freud Museum, London, June 29-Sept 4
“Los Angeles Museum of Ceramic Art”, ACME, Los Angeles, Jan 8- Feb 5
2010 The California Biennial” Orange County Museum of Art, October 23 –March 7
“50 Artists Photograph the Future” Higher Pictures, New York, May 8- July 3
“A about Bauhaus..harm neu tues”, Cardwell Jimmerson, Los Angeles, March 27-April 17
“The Secret Knows”, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Austin Texas, March 17-21
“Muse” Tulane University Art Gallery”, New Orleans, LA Jan. 21- Feb. 18
“You Gave Me Brave”, S1F, Los Angeles, CA curated by Young Chung
“Ridyculus Hits Bottom” Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, November
“disorganized” Museum 52, New York, NY curated by Jacob Robichaux
“Inside of Me”, Phil, Los Angeles, CA February 7 through March 9
“Twenty Years Ago Today”, Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles, October 4-
2009 January 11, 2009
“Hello Liberty” Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur Georgei, September 24
November 21
“The Whole World is Watching”, curated by Irene Tsatsos, Glendale College Art Gallery
September 20-November 8
2008 “Small Things End, Great Things Endure”, New Langton Art San Francisco, January 17-
March 29
“The Way We Rhyme”: Women, Art & Politics, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco,
March 29-June 29
“Les Autres Araki- Christopherson- Fowler, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA July 1- August 30
“Criteria”, Gallery Perdida, Berlin, July 28-29
“Distinctive Messenger”, Curated by Simon Watson & Craig Hensala, Los Angeles, May
“Multimple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006”, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, March 2007
“Shared Women”, Organized by A.L.Steiner, Eve Fowler & Emily Roysdon, LACE, March
“Imposing Order: Contemporary Photography and the Archive” Museum of Modern Art San Fransisco Sept. 2 2006- Jan 2 2007
“Blow Both of Us” curated by Shannon Ebner & Adam Putnam, Participant, NY Jan. 2007
2006 “Too Much Love” organized by Amy Adler, Angels Gallery
“The Fantasy of Failed Utopias and a Girl’s Daydream”, Kuenstlerhaus, Studttgart, Germany
May 2006 and Videos IM Balhaus Ost, Berlin Germany, August 2006
“Chaos or Control” UCLA School of Architecture Gallery, curated by James Welling
“Many, Many Guys and Girls All of them Real Beauties” organized by Julian Hoeber
“Ridykeulous”, curated by A.L Steiner and Nicole Eisenman Participant, NY
2005 “Into Thin Air”, The One Institute, Los Angeles, CA curated by Daren Klein
“Editions Fawbush”, Conner Contemporary, Washington, DC
2004 Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, CA curated by Fritz Haeg
2003 Peres Projects, Retreat, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Works on Paper, The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum, Los Angeles CA
New Museum, New York, NY A Work in Progress: Selections from the New Museum Collection
2001 New Museum, New York, NY, Fresh: The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection 1998-2000
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.,Game Face
2000 The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, Representing
1999 Wessel + O’Connor, New York, NY (curated by Vince Aletti), Female
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA, Recent Editions From Editions Fawbush
Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY, Changing Faces
Yancey Richardson, New York, NY, Summer Reading: Photographer’s Fascination:Books
1998 Jessica Fredricks Gallery, New York, NY, Naked & Famous, New Photography
White Columns, New York, NY, White Room
Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY, Portraits
1997 Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, Adolescents
White Columns, New York, NY, Coming of Age
1996 White Columns, New York, NY, Portraiture, Contemporary Photographs
1992 Yale University, New Haven, CT, MFA Thesis Show
1988 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Traveled to: City Gallery of Contemporary Art
1988 University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA,

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016
Lowry, Rachel, Discover the Unsung Female Photographers of the Past Century, Time Magazine, March 23
2015
Wu Su, A Two Year, 100-Billboard Celebration of Going West, New York Times, T Magazine, June 23.
Rice, Randy, Review: Eve Fowler at MIER Gallery, Contemporary Art Review, June 16. Dillon, Stephen, Eve Fowler Appropriates Gertrude Stein at MIER Gallery, Artsy, June
12.
Wagley, Catherine, Eve Fowler: the difference is spreading, LA Weekly, June 2. Perta, Litia, Eve Fowler, Artillery Magaizine, May.
Mizota, Sharon, Review: Eve Fowler imagine Gertrude Stein’s words as a Visual cacophony, the Los Angeles Time, March 27.
Wagley Catherine, Art Picks, LA Weekly
2014 Sites of Reason, Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 16.

2011 Kiltson, Lyra, Los Angeles Museum of Ceramic Art, Artforum Critics Picks, Artforum February
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, 2010 California Biennial, Artforum, January
2010 Bollen, Christopher, L.A. Art World, Artist Curated Projects, Interview Magazine, December
A.L. Steiner, Artist Picks Best of 2010, Artforum, December
North Drive Press, NDP #5, Eve Fowler and A.L. Steiner, 2010
2009 Momin, Shamim, Studio Visiits, New York Times, Tmagazine, August 26
Eve Fowler, Hole of Desire, NYArts, March
2008 Summers, Robert, The Way That We Rhyme, ArtUS,September and Frieze online December
2007 Holte, Micheal Ned, On The Ground, Los Angeles, Artforum December
Molesworth, Helen, Feminism, Artforum, May
Russell, Chritopher, Don’t Look Back, Artillery, May
2006 Segade, Alex, Eve Fowler & A.L. Steiner, ArtUS, May-June
2005 Blank, Gil, Influence, September
2002 Wood, Eve, “Los Angeles”, Artnet, August
2001 Aletti, Vince,”Review: Snips, Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails, Village Voice
1999 Arning, Bill, “Review: Eve Fowler Portraits”, Time Out New York, March 25
Johnson, Ken, “Review: Eve Fowler Portraits”, The New York Times, March 26
Aletti, Vince, “Review: Eve Fowler Portraits”, Village Voice, March 24
1998 Johnson, Ken, “Naked and Famous”, The New York Times, July 10
Harris, Elise, “Naked and Famous”, Out Magazine, July
1997 “Adolescents”, New York Magazine, August 4
Arning, Bill, “Adolescents”, Time Out New York, August 7
Cotter, Holland, “Adolescents”, The New York Times, August 1
Smith, Roberta, “Review: Fandom, White Columns”, The New York Times, November 14

COLLECTIONS/AWARDS
Printed Matter Awards for Artists, 2009
California Community Foundation Award
The Peter Reed Foundation Grant, 1998

The New Museum, New York City, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Smithsonain Institute
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Modern Art, NY
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