Switzerland 2018

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

At Tarleton this spring I won some teaching awards.  In January I won the O.A. Grant Teaching Award for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and then the next month I won the University-wide Jack and Louise Arthur Teaching Excellence Award.  Here are some pics of me holding awards standing next to people who commonly spend more time dressing up to work.



(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