My work Waiting for Mother to Hold Still is featured in the annual exhibition “Context 2017” on display this Spring at the Filter Photo Space in Chicago, IL.

(from the press release)

Filter Photo is pleased to announce Context 2017, our annual spring open call for lens-based work. This year the exhibition is juried by Natasha Egan, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP).

Context 2017 will open March 3, 2017 at Filter Space and will remain open through April 22, 2017.

Participating Artists

Gregory Albertson
Jane Fulton Alt
Melissa Borman
Jessica Buie
Javier Carmona
Jennie Castle
Jasmine Clark
Matthew Cronin
Barbara Diener

Whit Forrester
Denis Gillingwater
Jennifer Steensma Hoag
Chris Ireland
Frank Ishman
John Lusis
Alyce McQueen
Jesse Meredith
Mike Murphy
Arthur Ortiz
Nathan Pearce
Dawn Roe
Tema Stauffer
Marilyn Waligore
Hsiang-Lin Wang
Joseph Wilcox
Derrick Woods-Morrow
Guanyu Xu

My work will be on display in Budapest, Hungary at the PH21 Contemporary Photo Gallery exhibit “Punctum” on display from March 9th through April 4th.

from the website…

Roland Barthes in his Camera Lucida famously introduced the concept punctum in opposition with studium. Studium refers to the manifest content of the photograph that is responsible for creating interest in the image, and we may be interested in the subject of photographs for all sorts of reasons. However, it is only images with punctum that capture our attention for the sake of their formal photographic qualities, regardless of their depicted content. It is a detail of the image that sharply captures our attention, attracts us to the photograph and makes it stand out of the thousands of other photographs we encounter. It is a formalist condition, and discovering the presence of punctum in an image depends on the searching eye of the spectator. Thus punctum is regarded as a highly subjective notion by many, while others may argue that there could be objective ways of demonstrating the presence of punctum in some works. It is likely among the most challenging tasks for a photographer to create images with punctum but this is precisely what we are looking for in this exhibition.

Juror’s choice

Gary Justis: Weber

Honourable mentions

Wes Bell: Rapt No. 3 – Towpath Road, Accord, NY, USA

Michael Patrick Martin: Rancho Seco Park, Herald, California

Juergen Sarge: 8566090516

Exhibiting photographers

Ahmet Albayrak (Kayseri, Turkey), MB (Palo Alto, CA, USA), Nándor Balvin (Budapest, Hungary), Wes Bell (Medicine Hat, AB, Canada), Lindsay Brice (New York, NY, USA), Kati Bruder (Vienna, Austria), Evy Cohen (Paris, France), David Craven (Los Altos, CA, USA), Olivia Czarniecka (Wrocław, Poland), AnnieLaurie Erickson (New Orleans, LA, USA), László Gálos (Salgótarján, Hungary), Ying Min Goh (London, UK), Stephanie Guillen (Zurich, Switzerland), Pato Hebert (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Michalina Hendrys (Kraków, Poland), Karen Holmes (Alameda, CA, USA), Chris Ireland (Fort Worth, TX, USA), Steve Jacobs (Barcelona, Spain), Diana Nicholette Jeon (Honolulu, HI, USA), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL, USA), Holly Lay (Las Vegas, NV, USA), Lodiza LePore (Bennington, VT, USA), Michael Patrick Martin (San Jose, CA, USA), Melissa Morano (Tenafly, NJ, USA), Boris Nazarenko (Moscow, Russia), Sarah Nesbitt (Detroit, MI, USA), Anastasia Potekhina (Moscow, Russia), David Querol (Barcelona, Spain), Paola Rizzi (Vigevano, Italy), Susan Rosenberg Jones (New York, NY, USA), Juergen Sarge (Köln, Germany), Stefano Scappazzoni (Passirano, Italy), Paul Stapp (Saint Paul, MN, USA), Gábor Szeley (Budapest, Hungary), Zoltán Vadászi (Budapest, Hungary)

Honored to be included in the 4th Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition that is open now until February 16th.  If you are passing through Ruston, LA (something I do more often than I’d expect, being in TX) than you should check it out.  Louisiana Tech has a great photography program.

Below is from the press release…

Louisiana Tech University School of Design

4th Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition

The Louisiana Biennial is the School of Design’s fourth national juried exhibition. This is a multi-media show for two and three-dimensional works, as well as video and installation works exploring any theme. The School of Design received over 175 artist submissions and a total of over 800 artworks from across the United States. This overwhelming response reflects a continued commitment and passion for the arts in our communities. We hope that the exhibition not only highlights regional artists, but also exposes all of us to contemporary works created around the country.

Through a blind jury process, juror Rachel Cook chose 50 artists to share their work in the exhibition. The School of Design would like to thank all of the artists that submitted to the show and encourage all to apply again in 2019.

Statement from Juror Rachel Cook:

“It was a great pleasure to participate in the juror process. It is always such a stimulating experience to see what various artists are working on across the country. I have a great admiration for artists continuing to produce and expand their creative and adventurous ideas. I selected a series of works to be included in the exhibition that I felt were provocative either in their use of materials–through experimentation with different mediums– or the ideas behind the work–some of which dealt with the artist’s exploration of their own background through frankness and humor. I am looking forward to seeing all the works together in the gallery space, as well as visiting with the faculty and students at Louisiana Tech University. ”

Participating Artists: Deirdre Argyle, Leticia Bajuyo, Win Bruhl, Elizabeth Claffey, Jonathan Clayton, Aaron Collier, Anita Cooke, Kerstin Dale, Nick Davis, William DePauw, Craig Dongoski, Annie Donovan, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Ashley Feagin, Sherman Finch, Shawna Gibbs, Meghan Grubb, Leslie Gruesbeck, Garrett Hansen, Camden Hardy, Shana Hoehn, Chris Ireland, Kevin Jones, Tressa Jones, Kevin Kennedy, Jasper Lee, Andy Mattern, Geoffrey Miller, Sean Morrissey, Joseph Mougel, Lake Newton, Kristin Powers-Nowlin, Stephanie Palazeke, Vesna Pavlovic, Jeffrey Rinehart, Judith Row, Yoshie Sakai, Vitus Shell, Fazilat Soukhakian, Jeremy Speed Schwartz, Adrianna Speer, Morgan Stephenson, Diana Synatzske, Chris Taylor, Kristine Thompson, Amelia Toelke, Samatha VanDeman, Emily Verkamp, Thomas Whitworth, Michael Yankowski

Juror Biography:

Rachel Cook is a Curator at DiverseWorks in Houston. Her curatorial work reconsiders the relationship between images and objects, and investigates gestural language and methods of delegation embedded within performative and participatory work. While at DiverseWorks, she organized commissioned projects by Keren Cytter, Danielle Dean, Tony Feher, Oliver Herring, Chelsea Knight, Liz Magic Laser, Kristin Lucas, Pepe Mar, Heather and Ivan Morison, Sheila Pepe, Sondra Perry, Mark Tribe, and Wu Tsang. Her writing has appeared in a number of art journals, including Modern PaintersFlash Art, and Prospect 3’s catalog. She is currently the Guest Editor of Art Lies for Gulf Coast, a journal of literature and fine arts.

Prior to joining DiverseWorks, Cook worked for dOCUMENTA(13)’s publication team, and was a fellow for the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. Cook holds a MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Last year she received a Curatorial Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to research a series of Walker Evans’ photographs from the African Negro Art exhibition at MoMA in 1935.

The School of Design at Louisiana Tech University has two gallery spaces available to artists working in all media, including: painting, drawing, video, printmaking, installation, sculpture, photography, ceramics, fiber, and digital works. The mission of the galleries at The School of Design at Louisiana Tech University is to contribute to student and community learning through exposure to the work and philosophy of nationally recognized contemporary artists working in the visual arts.

The gallery committee is a fully volunteer group made up of dedicated Tech faculty, responsible for all exhibitions at the School of Design: Nicole Duet, Frank Hamrick, Raluca Iancu and Kyle Triplett.

My work Dad Standing in Front of Things 1943-1990 is featured in the exhibition Family at the Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York, NY.  The show opens up Thursday, February 2nd with a reception on the same day at 6pm.

The exhibition Where I Come From at Ohio University is opening this week on January 17.  I have work included in the show from my series “Ordinary Time”.  The show is up till February 18th with a reception/talk by the juror Hans Gindlesberger.

From the Press Release….

Ohio University’s Photography and Integrated Media Department and the School of Art and Design proudly present the exhibition “Where I Come From,” as part of the Alternatives biennial, on view January 17 through February 18 in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall. There is an artist’s talk by the juror Hans Gindlesberger, February 16 at 5:00 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, followed by a closing reception 6:00–8:00 p.m.

The exhibition, featuring 30 pieces, representing 17 artists and 11 states, examines the title claim, “Where I Come From,” as a point of departure to consider questions of the landscape of identity from historical, geographical, familial and other influences.

“Where I Come From” is part of a long-standing biennial juried exhibition called “Alternatives,” organized by Ohio University’s M.F.A. Photography + Integrated Media program in the School of Art + Design since 1980. “Alternatives” has achieved national recognition for its leadership in forging new definitions in the medium by emphasizing the work of photographers in the conceptual forefront of the practice.

This year’s juror, Hans Gindlesberger, is assistant professor of photography at Binghamton University. He earned his M.F.A. in photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006 and his B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University in 2004. His projects examine the ways we are a part of, and apart from, the places we belong. His practice spans documentary and staged photography, narrative and experimental video, book arts, the pre-cinematic moving image, and interactive installation. Gindlesberger’s work has been included in national and international exhibitions and festivals.

Artists included in this exhibit include: Tamara Cedré, Lauren Davies, Emily Denton, Adrianne Der Marderosian, Yuxiang Dong, Nicholas Gaffney, Alex Grabiec, Pato Hebert, Chris Ireland, Megan Jacobs, Christopher Lineberry, Allen Morris, Natasha Rudenko, H. Jennings Sheffield, Erin Tokarz and Aaron Wax.

The Ohio University Art Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Where I Come From,” Alternatives Biennial

Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall, Athens

January 17, 2017–February 18, 2017

Juror reception and talk: February 16, 5–8 p.m.

Artist talk by the juror Hans Gindlesberger at 5:00 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium

followed by a closing reception 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Work from the series Screen Captures will be on display this Winter at the Tom Thomas Gallery at the Indiana University-East Campus in Richmond, IN.  The juror, Joshua Hagler, selected one of my pieces from over 500 submissions! The exhibition is up from January 23rd to March 3rd, with a reception and lecture w/ the juror on January 26th, from 4-6pm

Histories & Memories

Participating Artists:
Walt Bistline, Katina Bitsicas, Anne Bouie, Sarah Cecil, Kat Douglas, Thad Duhigg, Liz Ensz, Maggie Evans, Olga Evanusa-Rowland, Ashley Gates, Helen Geglio, Chris Ireland, Wayson Jones, Eric Kunsman, Janet Lauroesch, Shona Macdonald, Brittany Marcoux, Julie Mardin, Christopher McNulty, Amy Meissner, Noritaka Minami, Paige Mostowy, Glenn Richardson, Joe Thompson, Cynthia Torres, Scott A. Trimble, Irene Walker, Wendy Wischer

I will be exhibiting my work form the series Search Windows in the exhibition Internet Inspired, which will be on display at the Shircliff Gallery of Art at Vincennes  University in Vincennes. IN.  I will be on campus on January 13th, from 11 am to 2pm, to do an artist talk/demonstration.

I am extremely proud to be presenting my work along side these artists whose work I admire,

Nate Larson + Marni Shindelman, Anne Leighton Massoni

Shircliff Gallery Facebook page

Shircliff Gallery website

“Where I Come From” is this years theme of Alternatives, a biennial juried exhibition organized by Ohio University’s MFA Photography and Integrated Media program in The School of Art.  My work 8 am, from the series Ordinary Time, will be included in the group exhibition.  The show will run from January 17th to December 17th.

Juror: Hans Gindlesberger

From the prospectus…The phrase “Where I Come From” can evoke a number of responses: history, geographic location, socioeconomic class, familial ties. Its use can articulate affinities and differences amongst and within individuals and cultures. Photography, through its common use of marking significant moments or places can reinforce notions of where one comes from. This exhibition seeks works that examines this claim-where I come from-as a point of departure to consider questions of the landscape of identity. Don’t forget to check out our instagram for sneak peaks at the art accepted and updates on the show at @OUalternatives.

Alternatives – Facebook Page

Check out the podcast Positive Space sponsored by FATE (Foundations in Art, Theory, and Education).  In episode 2, myself and Peter Reichardt have a lively discussion about teaching studio courses online, assessment and the possibilities of utilizing Pokemon in foundations. It is a two parter, so sit back and enjoy.

 Positive Space is FATE’s monthly podcast providing opportunities for those passionate about art foundations to discuss and promote excellence in the development and teaching of college level foundations in art & design studio and history classes. (from the FATE website)

I am chairing a panel called Identity Crisis – the challenges of building effective Digital Arts programs inside/outside of  Studio Art curriculums at the Mid America College Arts Conference at the University of Cincinnati on October 28, 2016.  On the panel are Matt Weedman, Assistant Professor at Wabash College, Colby Jennings, Assistant Professor at Missouri State University, and Marjorie Thompson, MFA student at Empire State College, NY.

here is the abstract….

Curriculums in digital art have been created in many colleges under guise of many names (i.e. New Media, Digital Media, Time based media, etc) Part of the reason for the confusion is that digital art may not be a single discipline but an umbrella term to define multi-disciplinary works with some form of digital technology involved in it’s creation. Digital art is often created using other art disciplines such as photography, video, and sculpture. Much of the contemporary digital art that is being made today requires skills that might be considered outside the traditional disciplines of the art degree such as electronics and computer programming. This Panel will encourage discussion about the challenges of building effective curriculums in multidisciplinary digital arts within the traditional studio art degree model. Presenters could address: What is the difference between a degree in digital art versus other fields such as photography or video use digital technologies? Should art schools that offer digital art degrees also teach computer programming, if so how much? Should art programs work with other disciplines such as computer science and business? What are the challenges/success stories of collaboration with disciplines outside the art field? What is the success point of a graduate with a digital art degree? How do art professors address the conceptual and artistic quality of a form that includes commercial and entertainment applications such as video games, social media, and application design? The panel will invite proposals from artists, theorists, and designers.