(from the press release) 500X Gallery presents the two-person exhibition, Constructing the Psychographic, by H. Jennings Sheffield and Chris Ireland April 14th – May 6th, 2018.

In 2014, Cambridge Analytica obtained information from over 250,000 Facebook users. Focusing on the Facebook “likes” recorded by those users and their friends, Cambridge Analytica utilized this data and information to help influence the outcome of the presidential election.

This collaboration represents the physical manifestation of data retrieved and collected over 7 days from the artists’ Facebook feeds. The data mined is presented as wallpaper, creating a physical space made of virtual information. Then the artists utilized a psychographic survey application developed by the University Cambridge designed to predict personality traits through Facebook content, and ran their own Facebook pages and feeds to gain “insight” into their own personalities. Constructing the Psychographic presents the nature of the digital footprints we share so freely on the internet, and questions the validity of constructing identity through the individual profiles created.

Jennings Sheffield is a lens-based artist and Assistant Professor of Photography at Baylor University. Chris Ireland is an artist, 500X gallery member, and Associate Professor of Art at Tarleton State University.

Opening Reception:

April 14th, 2018

7:00 – 10:00pm


500X Gallery

500 Exposition Avenue

Dallas, TX 75226

Some images from the opening of Ordinary Time at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  The exhibition is open until April 29th, and I will be giving an artist talk at the gallery on Thursday, April 26th.  Soon I will be updating my website with images of the new work included in this show.

Opening Reception for my solo exhibition: Ordinary Time. On display will be some brand new work along with some other, less new, but equally notable work. The reception will be April 6th from 6-9pm and the show will be up until the 28th.



Very proud to have my work juried into the 1st ever Cleveland Institute of Art Alumni Exhibition. I wish I could come back for the reception this Friday, but I guess the reason I’ve got so much going on in life now has a lot to do with the faculty and staff at CIA that supported me and I never forget that.

Here is the info and press release


19 February 2018

I was asked by the awesome Ellen Mueller if I would like to participate in the CAA Conversations Podcast.  I invited my friend Charles Siegfred along from Clackamas Community College and we discussed the perils of teaching art to non art majors and converting them to creative students.

Chris Ireland and Charles Siegfried

In teaching news, I was awarded the O.A. Grant Excellence in Teaching Award from the Tarleton State University, College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Thank you to all those who wrote recommendations for me!

Me and the other COLFA award winners, with Dr. Kelly Lemmons (back right), Assistant Dean and Dr. Kelli Styron, Dean (front left).

Exhibition Dates: January 13 – February 11, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13 – 7-10pm

Venue: 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas

(from the press release) Chris Ireland’s solo exhibition, Ordinary Time, explores the psychology of ritual in the artist’s family though photographic studies spanning the last 10 years.  Through loss and change, the photographic diptychs highlight the daily patterns and rhythms of life that do not disappear but adapt to changes in the family dynamic.


Chris Ireland: Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

Ireland 2017

Been so busy I hadn’t had time to upload some of these shots taken back in August 2017 on my trip all through Ireland.

Iceland 2017 edit

Just some pics from my recent Iceland travels over Thanksgiving Break…Iceland is most majestic in the winter time but make sure to get good leggings!

Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference 2017

Here is a slideshow of pics from the Society of Photographic Education – South Central Chapter Conference in Waco, TX.  I had the honor of co-chairing the conference with Jennings Sheffield of Baylor University.  We put together a program that included featured speakers Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, author and curator Charlotte Cotton, and Honored Educator Deborah Lille.  We had a good crowd of about 150 members of SPE, plus members of the public,  come to Baylor University and Downtown Waco for the different conference events, including panels and presentations, workshops, exhibitions, and get togethers.   I am especially proud of the Tarleton students who helped volunteer for the event to help it run smoothly.

Thanks again to our sponsors: Baylor University College of Arts and Sciences, Tarleton State University College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Creative Waco, Sprint Systems of Photography, Humanities Texas, Hilton Waco, Texas Photographic Society, Tarleton Ultra Club, Baylor Libraries, Black Oak Art, Red River Paper, Pro Panels, and Frame Destination