The New Old Image eXchange, curated by the Undergraduate Art League of Ohio University, has included some of my work/writing based on old snapshot photos. I will post more about this work soon as it is very new. The exhibit is located on the third floor of Alden Library in Athens, Ohio. Hours for the library are 8:00 AM to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, and 12:00 PM to midnight on Sunday. The show opening is on February 25 and will be up through March 30. More information about the Ohio University New Old Image Exchange can be found at and @newoldimages on Instagram. 

Thanks to Juan Ibarra for this write up on the exhibition Inherited Moments in the TCC Collegian

Inherited Moments is a two-person exhibition featuring myself and my friend and fellow artist H. Jennings Sheffield. The show opens January 28th at the Lakeview Gallery at Tarrant County College NW in Fort Worth. 

There will be an Artist Talk will be held on February 7, 2019 at 12:30pm in support of the exhibition.

Inherited Moments features select images from both our works. The exhibition invites the viewer to discover the intended associations between the passing of time, shared spaces and the roles we play, as well as investigating further what we inherit from our own families and daily interactions.

Inherited Moments
Lakeview Gallery
Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus
Fort Worth, Texas
January 28, 2019–February 20, 2019
Artist Talk, February 7, 2019 at 12:30pm

My work Holding Still for Mother was selected by curator Linda Robinson to be included in the online exhibition and catalog entitled TEN YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHS by the Midwest Center for Photography. Here is an excerpt from the curator:

“The calendar year of 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Midwest Center for Photography. In 2008, I made the decision to expand my educational reach from the University to the gallery setting through the curatorial vision of founding and directing the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas.

By uniting these 100 featured photographers and various photographic works that I have identified as outstanding and noteworthy throughout the 10 years of exhibitions at the Midwest Center for Photography, I wish to share this collective vision with the larger online audience in this Ten Years of Photographs Online Exhibition. A retrospective exhibition catalogue is produced and available in January, highlighting the distinct curatiorial voice that captures a new collective aesthetic that is uniquely my Midwestern take on America.”

The exhibition and catalog can be viewed here:

The Instagrammar opening was a success!  While I was at the opening I met a writer for the Dallas Morning News who decided to do a write up of our show.  Here is the link below:    

Instagrammar is an exhibition of artists who have created photographic works inspired by and utilizing the Instagram social media application. Thinking beyond the standard displays of birthdays, family photos and selfies, these works were created to explore the unique possibilities that Instagram could offer as a content delivery system for creative expression.  Instagrammar, curated by Chris Ireland (me), opens this November at 500X Gallery in Dallas, TX and includes works by Derrick Burbul, Arthur Fields, Evan Maloney, and Jessica Wohl.  Reception date/time: November 10th, 7-10pm 500 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art is presenting my series Ordinary Time, the first exhibition in the 2018-2019 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition SeriesOrdinary Time will be on view August 25th – September 23rd, 2018. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition was recently featured in’s Top 5 series of shows to see. The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email or visit for more information.

I will be showing some new work on Saturday August 18th at the 500x Member’s Exhibition.  The opening will be from 7-10pm.  The work will continue to be on display until September 2nd.  Below is the official press release: The 500X Gallery will be starting its 40th year with the 2018-2019 Members Show! We are excited to showcase works by senior members Ashley Whitt, Tony Veronese, Valerie Powell, Ross Faircloth, James Talambas, Chris Ireland, Molly Dierks, Seth Lorenz, and Justin Strickland, as well as by new members Michelle Thomas Richardson, Joanne Cervantes, Scott Bell, Blake Weld, Grace Sydney Pham, and Becky Wilkes! Come have a drink and say hello! Saturday, August 18th, marks the opening reception for the Members Show. All works will be on display during gallery hours until Sunday, September 2nd. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5PM. The 500X Gallery, established in 1978, is the oldest artist-run co-op gallery in North Texas. 500X Gallery is for artists, by artists; we handle the week to week duties of operating a gallery, from curation, hanging work, PR, social media, sweeping the gallery space, bartending at receptions… etc. etc. etc.!

Work from my series Ordinary Time will be featured in the juried group exhibition HOME: Absence or Essence, July 18th through August 9th at Specto Art Space in Bridgewater, VA.  Opening reception is July 21st, 5-7pm.

This summer my work will be in the Houston Center for Photography’s Juried Membership Exhibition.  Will try to make it to the opening if I can. On view: July 20 – August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, July 20 5:30pm-8pm Juror Remarks begin at 6pm Artists’ Talks: TBD Houston Center for Photography is proud to announce its 36th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition and this year’s participants. Lisa Volpe, the Associate Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, selected 38 artists from nearly 200 entries sent in from across the globe.
This year’s artists include: Linda Barsotti Dylan Beckman Robert Calafiore Mabry Campbell Aaron Cole Austin Cullen Andrew Feiler Steve Fisher Robert Flatt Bryan Florentin Daniel Goncalves Richard Greene Anna Grevenitis Maury Gortemiller Garrett Grove Alice Guardado Rashed Haq Carl Henry Marisa Heymach Chris Ireland Eleanor Kerr Sandra Klein Susan Lapides Pablo Lerma Trent Lesikar Jennifer Loeber Ward Long Sarah Malakoff Tyrone Matthews Will Michels Greer Muldowney Sirous Partovi Oscar Rojo Travis Roozee Joshua Seriñana Rusy Singh Aleksandra Stone Becky Wilkes