Solo Exhibitions

2018 Developer Trays, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Developer Trays, Spain Media Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Developer Trays, powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Gowanus Oil Slicks, Trunk: Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2006 Textural Compositions, MV Gallery of Photography, New York, NY

2005 Textural Compositions, Davenport Gallery, The Rivers School, Weston, MA

Textural Compositions, Charles P. Russell Gallery, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Curator’s Desktop, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria 

What’s New? Recent Acquisitions, New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building, New York, NY

Thinly Veiled, Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

2017 Gallery Artists, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

8, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Centennial Arts Exhibition, Bell Gallery, The Rivers School, Weston, MA

2014 CHEM 101: The Science of Photography, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

Tales from a Dark Room, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

The Fred and Laura Bidwell Collection of Photography, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

ANALOG! John Loengard and John Cyr, Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

2013 Paris Photo LA, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

AIPAD, Catherine Edelman Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

What Was I Thinking: 25 Year Anniversary, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

John Cyr and John Cervinsky, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

About Photography, KAUNAS PHOTO Festival, National M. K. Cluilionis Art Museum, Lithuania

Installed, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Critical Mass, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Critical Mass, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

AIPAD, Catherine Edelman Gallery, New York, NY

Critical Mass, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

Centennial Alumni Show, Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery, Connecticut College, New London, CT

2011 Daylight Photo Awards Exhibition, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC

Ctrl+P, Photography Taken Offline, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Recent Graduates curated by amani olu, Affordable Arts Fair, New York, NY

New York Photo Awards, Photographic Center Peri, Turku, Finland

New York Photo Awards, powerHouse Arena, New York, NY

The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2010 Group Show Taschen, Taschen Store New York, New York, NY

School of Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

More or Less, SVA Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Collector’s Show, MV Gallery of Photography, New York, NY

2007 Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State College, Framingham, MA

New Art 2007, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA

2003 Making Our Mark, Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery, Connecticut College, New London, CT

Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

The Ballrooms of New London, The Burnished Chariot, New London, CT


2012 Personal Series Winner, PDN Photo Annual, New York, NY

2011 Critical Mass Top 50, Photolucida, Portland, OR

Honorable Mention, Still Life Pro, International Photography Awards

Anthony Bannon’s Juror’s Choice, Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, Durham, NC

2011 Fine Art Series Winner, The New York Photo Awards, New York, NY

The Top 100, The One Life Photography Project, New York, NY

2010 Hey Hot Shot Contender, Jen Bekman, New Yor, NY

2009 Aaron Siskind Fellowship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2007 Architectural Nominee, Black and White Spider Award, Beverly Hills, CA


The George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY

New York Public Library, New York, NY

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Washington, DC

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

The Bullock Family Photography Archive, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Bidwell Projects, Akron, OH

BMO Harris Bank, Chicago, IL

O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke, VA


2017 Heiferman, Marvin. “Developer Abstractions.” Seeing Science. 18 April 2017, Web.

Rice, Cory. “Studio Visit with John Cyr.” B&H Explora. 2017, Web.

2014 Hutt, John. “John Cyr: The Collector.” Musee Magazine, Print.

Sunstein, Ellyn. “Photos Reveal the Developer Trays of America’s Greatest Photographers.” Features Shoot, 1 August 2014, Web.

Rinehart, Lisa, and Hamblett, Jennifer. “A Look at the Great Photographers’ Developer Trays.” BBC News Magazine, 27 March 2014, Web.

Avilleira, Alejandro. “The Darkroom of John Cyr.” Esquire (Espana), Print.

Caballero, Javier. “Ode to Negatives.” Harper’s Bazaar (Espana).

Developer Trays of the World’s Greatest Photographers.” AnOther Magazine.

Hodsdon, Canbra. “John Cyr’s Developer Trays.” Juxtapoz, 24 March 2014, Web.

Meier, Allison. “Darkroom Develop Trays as Portraits of the Artists.” Hyperallergic, 20 March 2014, Web.

Cyr, John and Rexer, Lyle. Developer Trays, monograph. New York: powerHouse Books.

Robertson, Rebecca. “A Developing Love Affair with Film.” ARTnews, February 2014 Issue, New York, NY.

Halpern, Gregory, and Fulford, Jason. The Photographer’s Playbook. New York: Aperture.

2013 De Greef, Caroline. “Developer Trays.” Standard Magazine, Print.

Summons, Andrew. “In the Dark.” Paper Sea Quarterly, Print.

2012 “John Cyr: Developer Trays.” TagesWoche, Web.

De Kruijff, Jannie. “John Cyr: Developer Trays.” Focus Magazine, Print.

Frederickson, Lori. “Post Process.” Popular Photography, Print.

Atwell, Oliver. “All in a Tray’s Work.” Amateur Photographer, Print.

Heisler, Todd. “Developing in a Darkroom, Tray by Tray.” The New York Times, 3 July 2012, Web.

“John Cyr: Developer Trays.” The Telegraph, 20 June 2012, Web.

Herr, Dualtagh. “John Cyr: Developer Trays.” Daylight Multimedia.

Levy, Kate. “A Conversation with John Cyr. Daylight Magazine, Print.

Kupfer, Paula. “A Photographic Scavenger Hunt.” Aperture Exposures.

“Centennial Alumni Show.” Connecticut College

2011 Burnstine, Susan. “In Focus: John Cyr.” Underexposed, 8 December 2011, Web.

Clusiau, Christina. “Developing Trays: Recording the Photographic Process. Time Magazine LightBox, 5 July 2011. Web.

Terranova, Amber. “A Developing Story.” PDN Photo of the Day.

Hee, Jae. “John Cyr: Developer Trays.” PHOTO+.

2011 Hamburg Kennedy, Marla and Fang, Helena. New York: A Photographer’s City. New York: Rizzoli

The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Volume Two. Brooklyn: Humble Arts Foundation

2010 O’Neill, Claire. “A Photographer’s Unlikely Passion for Trays.” NPR, The Picture Show, 7 September 2010, Web.

Brook, Pete. “For Photo Geek Eyes Only: Developer Trays.” Wired, Raw File, 31 August 2010, Web.

Grahame, Julie. “John Cyr: Developer Trays.” aCurator, Web.

SVA MFA Catalogue. New York: School of Visual Arts.


2010 MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2003 BA Art, Connecticut College, New London, CT

Teaching and Professional Experience

2015-present Professor of Photographic Imaging, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY

2014-2015 Adjunct Professor Photography, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn NY

2013-2014 Adjunct Professor of Photography, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2012 Adjunct Professor of Photography, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

2009-2015 Adjunct Professor of Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Artist Lectures

2016 A Personal Process, Penumbra Foundation, New York, NY

2014 Developer Trays, B&H Event Space, New York, NY

Conversation with Lyle Rexer, powerHouse Arena, New York, NY

2011 Developer Trays, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA