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Biography

Roberta Bayley was the chief photographer for John Holmstrom's legendary Punk magazine and also worked the door at punk palace CBGB's from 1974-1978. She was one of the first to visually document the '70s punk scene.

Bayley made the cover photograph for The Ramones first album, and The Heartbreakers' album LAMF. She photographed Blondie, The Sex Pistols, and many more punk and new wave artists in New York in the late seventies.


Education:

1968 - 1971
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2001
Roberta Bayley: Color Works,
Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel, New York, New York

1993
The Bad and the Beautiful: Photographs, 1975 - 1983, Deer
Gallery, New York, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2002
Beat Surrender II, Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel, New York, New York

2001
Roberta Bayley, Tracy Nakayama, Lise Soskolne, Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel, New York, New York

2001
The Punk Magazine Art Show ,
CB's 313 Gallery, New York, New York

2000
Homage To Surrogates, Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel, New York, New York

2000
In the City, Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel, New York, New York

2000
Tectonic, La PanaderMexico City, Mexico

1998
Global Housewarming, 1st Floor, Melbourne, Australia

1998
Fame!, 1st Draft, Sydney, Australia

1998
Rock & Roll Attitudes; (traveling exhibition) Espace
Photographique de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; La Galerie Photo, Montpelier, France

1997
The Cool, the Crazy, and the Blank, Daryl K, New York, New York

1997
Blank Generation Revisited, McAllister College, St. Paul, Minnesota

1997
Blank Generation Revisited, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, New York

1996
The Cool and the Crazy: Images of Punk, Govinda Gallery,
Washington, District of Columbia

1996
Incident, Modern Culture, Brooklyn, New York

1996
The Cool and the Crazy: Images of Punk, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, New York

1996
The Cool and the Crazy: Images of Punk, Candace Perich Gallery, Ridgefield, Connecticut

1994
Blank Generation Revisited, Lubbock or Leave It, Austin, Texas

1994
Blank Generation Revisited, Milkweg Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1991
Blank Generation Revisited, CB's 313 Gallery, New York, New York

1981
New Wave, New York, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York

1978
Punk Art Show, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington,
District of Columbia

Multimedia Events:
1994
Never Mind the Pollocks, Here's Modern Culture, foundation @ Home, Manchester, England. Slide projection exhibition.

1994
Sound In Vision '94, Sound Factory Bar, New York, New York. Slide projection exhibition.

Selected Collections:
Rebecca Bournigault
The Hard Rock Cafe, Inc.
Jake Riviera
Henry Rollins
Anna Sui