Chris Ireland

Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

2007   Master of Fine Arts, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

2003   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography Major , Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2009 – Present  – Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

Associate Professor of Art 
Program Coordinator, Art and Digital Media Studies

2007-2009 – Washington State University, Pullman WA

Adjunct Professor of Art
Fine Arts Information Technology Supervisor

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Title TBA (forthcoming), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX

Title TBA (forthcoming), 500X Gallery, Dallas TX

2017

Ordinary Time (forthcoming), Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

2016

Search Windows, Gallery 406, Elon University, Elon, NC

2013

Here Nor There, Centro Venezolano Americano de Merida, Mérida, Venezuela

As We Go Up, We Go Down (installation), Clark Regional Airport, Stephenville, TX

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

2017

Context 2017, (juried) Filter Photo Space, Chicago, IL

Members’ Exhibition, 500x Gallery, Dallas, TX

Punctum (juried), PH21 Contemporary Photo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Singular (Point of View), (juried) Los Angeles Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

Family (juried) Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Internet Inspired (w/Nate Larson, Anne Massoni, and Marni Shindelman), Shircliff Gallery of Art, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

4th Louisiana Biennial-National Juried Exhibition (juried), F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center, Louisiana Tech University School of Design, Ruston, LA

MFA: Ten Years After, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

Where I Come From (juried) Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Histories and Memories,(juried),Tom Thomas Gallery, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN

2016

Home/Making (juried) Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Artspace 111 3rd Anual Regional Juried Exhibition (juried),  Artspace 111 Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

Re-Context (juried), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO

Sonar Scan (juried), Brick Haus Collective, Denton, TX

Texas Photographic Society 29th Members’ Only Show (juried) San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, TX

Photography NOW!, (juried) Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR

Contemporary Visions: Landscape in the 21st Century (juried), Converge Art, convergeart.com, Online

Home (juried), Midwestern Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

Out for Summer Vacation, (juried) ART7 Crocket Community Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

Untitled.jpg (juried), Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ

Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition (juried, catalog, award), East/West Galleries: Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX

Gathering (juried, catalog) A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

Memory, Bone, and Myth (juried, award) Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, University of North Dakota,
Grand Forks, ND

The Way I See It (Real Life), (juried) ART7 Crocket Community Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2015

Texas National 2015, (juried) Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

125-Mile Exhibition (juried, catalog, award), Gough Gallery: Patterson- Appleton Center for the Visual Arts,
Denton, TX

Memories, Histories, Stories (juried) The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Society of Photographic Education – South Central Regional Members Exhibition, (juried) MAINSITE Contemporary Arts, Norman, OK

Punctum: 20th Annual Photography Exhibition (juried), Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2014

Faculty Exhibition, Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

Expo 2014, (juried) 500x Gallery, Dallas TX

Landscape Today (juried), State University of New York – Geneso, Geneso, NY

Flint Projection, Spencer Art House, Flint, MI

2013

Color Photography Now, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Perpetual Adoration (invitational), The Door Gallery, New York, NY

The Annual Juried Rio Brazos Art Exhibition (juried), Langdon Center of the Arts, Granbury, TX

Gif the F@&k Out (juried), Deep Ellum Windows Project, Dallas, TX

2012

New Work, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

10 second Film Festival (juried), Soap Factory Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2011

New Eyes, Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council Gallery,Stephenville, TX

American Landscapes Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD

One Square Foot, Tarrant County Community College Gallery,  Fort Worth, TX

A Sense of Place 2011 (juried), Gerbert Hertrude Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

43rd Annual Visual Arts Exhibition (juried), Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX

2010

Zeroes+ Ones, The Digital Era, Climate Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue) Score!, Bancroft Gallery, South Shore Art Center, Cahasset, MA

Going Digital, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

Water (More or Less) Richland College, Dallas, TX

Across The Divide (catalog), Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS

2016

Coupralux Printing Award, Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Womens University, Denton, TX
Honorable Mention , Memory, Bone, and Myth ExhibitionUniversity of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Honorable Mention, Sonar Scan Exhibition, Brick Haus Collective, Denton, TX (juror: Christopher Blay)

2015

Tuition Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
Olivia Walker in Memory of Marilyn Smith Award – Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX

2013

Audience Favorite Award – Langdon Center of the Arts, Granbury, TX

2011

Exemplary Artist Award – Digital Media, Texas Association of Schools of Art “One Foot” Exhibition, Tarrant Community College Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2010

Featured Artist Award, Climate Gallery, New York, NY
Jurors Award for Distinction in Film and Video, Brazos Gallery, Richland, TX

CURATORIAL WORK

2014

From the Faraway Nearby – Contemporary Landscape Photography from North Texas (Head Curator of Group Exhibtion), Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

2013

The Family as Vernacular (Head Curator of Group Exhibtion), Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

2012

Re:Thinking Digital Art (Head Curator of Group Exhibtion), Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

PRESENTIONS, WORKSHOPS, PANELS

2017

Conference Co-Chair (with H. Jennings Sheffield) This, That, or the Other: Emerging Trends and Vernacular in Photography Society of Photographic Education – South Central Regional Conference, Waco, TX

Appreciating Art Appreciation: Using the course as a gateway for non-art majors to get involved with the arts, Panel Member: Foundations for Art and Theory National Conference, Kansas City, MO

Visiting Artist Lecture/Student Workshop: Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

2016

Visiting Artist Lecture/Student Workshop: Elon University, Elon, NC

Identity Crisis: The Challenges of Building Effective Digital Arts Programs Inside/Outside of Studio Art Curriculum, Panel Chair,Mid-America College Artist Association Conference, Cincinatti, OH

Keyword: Punctum: Imagemaker Presentation, Society of Photographic Education – South Central Regional Conference, Hunt, TX

Maker State University, Conference Presentation, FABNow Maker Faire and Conference, Fort Worth, TX

2015

Using Video Games to Discuss Critical Thinking, Panel Member: Foundations for Art and Theory National Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Searched, Collected, and Tagged, Panel Member: Society of Photographic Education – South Central Regional Conference, Norman, OK

#fresh, Panel Member, Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburg, PA

2014

Forming Better Digital Media/Arts Curriculums, Panel Member, Mid-America College Artist Association Conference, San Antonio, TX

Using Video Games to Discuss Critical Thinking, Panel Member: Foundations for Art and Theory National Conference and Texas Association of Schools of Art Projectshare , Austin, TX

2013

Using Social Media as a Living Museum, Conference Presentation, Texas Association of Schools of Art Conference, Long Star College – Kingwood, Houston, TX

2012

Facebook or Face to Face, presentation Foundations for Art and Theory in Education Regional Workshop, Sam Houston State University, Hunstville, TX

Using Social Media as a Living Museum, Texas Social Media Research Institute Conference, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

Visiting Artist Lecture, Lake Granbury Art Association, Granbury, TX

2009

Visiting Artist Lecture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

PUBLICATIONS

2017

Dwelling, Light: A Journal For Photography and Poetry, March 2017

2015

Nostalgia, Featureshoot.com, April 2015
http://www.featureshoot.com/2015/04/145-nostalgia-inducing-photos-make-up-our-latest-group-show/

2011

Why I Make Art, Langdon Review of the Arts and Culture in Texas v.8

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Board Member, Texas Photographic Society

Board Member/Secretary,  Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, Stephenville, TX

Member, Texas Association of Schools of Art

Member, Society Of Photographic Education

Member, Foundations of Art, Theory, and Education

Member, Mid America College Art Association

Member, Southeastern College Art Conference