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Curriculum Vitae

Curatorial ~

  • Editor, Blur Magazine, 2014 - present
  • Board Member, APA/LA (American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles) 2006-2016

2017:

  • Juror/Curator, Conversation with Light, Pryme Editions, online
  • Juror, Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • Portfolio Reviewer, College of the Canyons, Los Angeles, CA
  • Juror, Black & White (& Blue), Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

2016:

  • Portfolio Reviewer, College of the Canyons, Los Angeles, CA
  • Portfolio Reviewer, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival

2015:

2014:

  • Juror, LightBox Photographic Gallery MobileMagic Competition

Recognition ~

2017:

Los Angeles Center for Photography 4th Members Group exhibit: Recipient of solo show at Griffin Museum of Photography by Juror, Paula Tognarelli

2014:

  • Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist

2012:

  • 5th Annual Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Photo Center SF, Honorable Mention

2011:

  • Lishui International Photography Festival, China, Award of Excellence
  • Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist
  • Black & White Magazine, Spotlight Award
  • WPGA 2010, The Pollux Awards, Finalist in Fine Art & Architecture

2010:

  • International Photography Awards, 4 individual Honorable Mention awards
  • Prix de la Photographie Peoples Choice,
  • - 3rd Place Award, Fine Art/Architecture Pro (for “Cross+Stone”)

2009:

  • International Photography Awards, 5 individual Honorable Mention awards
  • Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), 2 individual Honorable Mention awards
  • Prix de la Photographie Peoples Choice, - 3rd Place Fine Art/Abstract Pro
  • Black & White Magazine Portfolio Competition, Merit Award (“NOLA Cemetery”)
  • Photographers Forum, Best of Photography, Honorable Mention

2008:

  • International Photography Awards, 2 individual Honorable Mention awards
  • Prix de la Photographie (PX3), 4 individual Honorable Mention awards
  • Prix de la Photographie Peoples Choice,
  • - 1st Place Award, Fine Art/Abstract Pro
  • - 2nd Place Award, Fine Art/Architecture Pro
  • - 3rd Place Award, Political Pro
  • Black & White Magazine Portfolio Competition, Merit Award (“An Enduring Grace”)

Lectures and Presentations ~

2017:

  • Presentation, Open Show LA #41, DNJ Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Artist talk, DNJ Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2016:

  • Lecturer, College of the Canyons, Los Angeles, CA
  • Lecturer, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

2014:

  • Lecturer, Lucie Foundation, Snapshop youth program

2011:

  • Artist talk, An Enduring Grace, Wildfire Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Presentation, Open Show LA #1, Los Angeles, CA
  • Lecture and presentation, Russian S’Lon, hosted by Janet Fitch & Sandra Tsing Loh, Pasadena, CA

Selected Solo / Two Person Exhibitions ~

2018:

(Upcoming), Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2016:

  • Fractured, Orange Coast College, CA
  • Flawed, Downtown Photo Collective, L.A., CA

2015:

  • Flawed, Photo Méthode Gallery, Austin, TX
  • Vignette, online exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Photography

2014:

  • An Enduring Grace, Ignited LA, advertising agency, Los Angeles, CA
  • Vignette, online exhibition, Plates to Pixels Gallery

2013:

  • Fractured View, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

2012 :

  • An Enduring Grace, Shanghai Int’l Photographic Art Festival, Shanghai, China

2011:

  • An Enduring Grace, Russian S’Lon, hosted by Janet Fitch & Sandra Tsing Loh, Pasadena, CA
  • An Enduring Grace, Wildfire Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Of Faith, Power and Glory, Baang + Burne Contemporary, NY, NY

2010:

Selected Group Exhibitions ~

2017:

  • Flora, Don't Take Pictures, online
  • Travel & Discovery, Light Leaked, online
  • Cold War Spaces, Wende Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fourth Annual Members' Exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Hollywood, CA

  • Visual Armistice, Juried Group Showacse, online, Plates to Pixels Gallery
  • Art City Austin 2017, Art Fair rep'd by Photo Méthode Gallery, Austin, Texas

  • Off The Clock 2017, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA

2016:

  • Direct Positive/Polaroids, Light Leaked, online
  • Art City Austin 2016, Art Fair rep'd by Photo Méthode Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • Off The Clock 2016, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA
  • Reclaim Photography, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, West Midlands, U.K.
  • Heart, Edition One Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Photo L.A.,‘The Art of Friendship’ benefit & auction, Los Angeles, CA

2015:

  • Alternative Cameras: Pinholes to Plastic, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
  • Deux, Photo Méthode Gallery, Austin, TX
  • 100 Mile Radius, The Pilkington Prize, online exhibit
  • Landscapes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
  • H2O (Water), Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
  • Moving Water, Your Daily Photograph, Jurors: Scott Nichols, Catherine Edelman, Daniel Miller, Los Angeles, CA
  • New Visionaries, School of Design @ Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
  • Landscape, Plates to Pixels Gallery, Portland, OR

2014:

  • Forgotten, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
  • Plastic Fantastic V, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
  • Mainland, The Kiernan Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013:

  • Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • Grayscale, The Kiernan Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • Plastic Fantastic IV, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
  • Off The Clock, APA/LA group exhibition, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Los Angeles, CA
  • American Life, ShiJiaZhuang Art Museum, ShiJiaZhuang, China
  • Emergence, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

2012:

  • Enchantment, Plates to Pixels Gallery, Portland, OR
  • The Next: Emerging LA Artists, The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 5th Annual Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco CA

2011:

  • Multiple Exposures, wall space gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
  • American Life, Lishui International Photo Festival, Lishui, China
  • Spooky Show III, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
  • Plastic Fantastic II, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
  • I Spy With My Plastic Eye II, 5th & Sunset Studios, Los Angeles CA
  • New and Improved III, L.A. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA
  • 4th Annual Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco CA

2010:

  • An Enduring Grace, presentation at Open Show #1, Los Angeles CA
  • Plastic Fantastic, Subtext Gallery, San Diego, CA
  • Black and White: People, Places, and Things, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • L.A.NDSCAPES, L.A. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA
  • 4x14: Uncommon Imagery, L.A. Center for Photography, Venice CA
  • 3rd Annual Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco CA

2009:

  • I Spy With My Plastic Eye, A&I Gallery, Los Angeles CA
  • Snap to Grid, L.A. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA
  • Los Angeles Photographers, 5th & Sunset Studios, Los Angeles CA

2008:

  • Abstraction and Perspective, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood CA

2006:

  • Camera Works, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood CA

Press, Publications, and Interviews ~

2017:

  • Diffusion Annual IX, One Twelve Publishing, Autumn
  • Pryme Editions Annual Journal, November
  • Harper's Magazine, July
  • Hylas Magazine, Issue #1, April

2016:

  • L'Oeil de la Photographie, article and gallery, December
  • Fossils of Light + Time, juried publication, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography

2015:

  • Edge of Humanity Magazine, online feature, December
  • Black & White Photography Magazine (UK), feature, Issue #182, October
  • Image In Progress Magazine (Italy), feature, Issue #6, June
  • Aether Magazine, feature, Issue #8, Spring/Summer

2014:

2013:

  • Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Exhibition catalog cover
  • Develop & Fix blog, Artist Spotlight, December
  • Lensa Magazine, Vol. 9, November
  • F-Stop Magazine, Issue 61, "Cities", Oct/Nov
  • Square Magazine, Issue SP03, March
  • Light Leaked, interview, February

2012:

  • La Hausse Magazine, feature, January
  • BW Gallerist blog, “Best of the Best” Emerging Fine Art Photographers of 2011, January

2011:

  • Adore Noir Magazine, feature + interview, December
  • B&W+Color Magazine, Issue #87, Spotlight feature article
  • Stellazine, Stella Kramer blog, October
  • Underexposed blog, interview, September
  • Fraction Magazine, Issue 28, feature, July
  • PH Magazine, Issue #09, feature, July
  • Lenscratch, Success Stories interview, March
  • Los Angeles Examiner.com, An Enduring Grace exhibit article, March
  • Diffusion Magazine #3, April

2010:

2009:

  • Photographers Forum, Best of Photography 2009
  • I Spy With My Plastic Eye, cover, exhibit catalog
  • Black & White Magazine, Special Issue #68, August
  • Light Leaks Magazine, Issue #13, Spring

2008:

  • Black & White Magazine, Special Issue #60, August

Curriculum Vitae

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