Artist Statement

My practice tends to be labor intensive and process oriented rejecting the ubiquity of today's photography.The work I do is diverse and encompasses a number of techniques from camera less concrete image making to traditional and alternative processes.  With my more abstract work I am very interested in alternative forms of documentation and ontology of the image focusing on what an image is and what it can be. With that I seek to challenge conventional thought about the photographic object to get down to the basic elements required for an image.  In my representational, straight, photographic work, themes I tend to focus on are the dichotomy between man and nature, the sublime, and place. 

 

Education

2017             MFA in Creative Photography. University of Florida      

2012             BFA in Art. Valdosta State University. Cum Laude, Dean’s List

Professional Experience

2014-2017    Instructor of Record/Teaching Assistant. University of Florida

2013-2017    Staff Photographer. EPG Photography

2011-2013    Technician/monitor for Photography labs. Valdosta State University

Selected Exhibitions

2017             Student Juried Arts Exhibition, University of Florida. Gainesville, FL. Juried Show

                     MFA thesis show, University of Florida. Gainesville, FL. Group Show

                     Re-Generation. Cedar Key Arts Center. Cedar Key, FL. Group Invitational

                     Elemental Light National Juried Exhibition, Alex Ferrone Gallery. Cutchogue, NY. Juried Show

                     St. Tammany Art Assoc. 52nd Juried Artists Exhibition, Covington, LA. Juried Show

                     BIOTIC, H Gallery, Ventura, CA. Group Invitational Show

                     The Quiet Landscape, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Juried Show

                     Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Art Institute. Augusta, GA. Juried Show

                     Gregory Harris Selects Ted & Gloria Maloof Gallery. Atlanta, GA. Juried Show

                     27th Annual All Florida Court House Cultural Center. Stuart, FL Juried Show

                     Cross Creek Rising Thomas Center Galleries. Gainesville, FL. Juried Show

                     Trinity Art Show Beatnik Studios. Sacramento, CA. Juried Show

2015             Student Juried Arts Exhibition, University of Florida. Gainesville, FL. Juried Show        

                     (Mico) Light, Display Art Gallery. Gainesville, FL. Group Show

                     Colquitt County Arts Center Spring Fling, Moultrie, GA. Juried Show

2014             Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Art Institute. Augusta, GA. Juried Show

2013             VSU Student Juried Competition, Valdosta State University. Valdosta, GA. Juried Show          

                     26th Annual Spring into Art, Annette Howell Turner Center for The Arts. Valdosta, GA. Juried

                     SWGA College Art Invitational, Albany Area Arts Council. Albany, GA. Juried Invitational­        

2012             VSU Senior Exhibition, Valdosta State University. Valdosta, GA. Group Show 

                     VSU Student Juried Competition, Valdosta State University. Valdosta, GA. Juried Show          

                     25th Annual Spring into Art, Annette Howell Turner Center for The Arts. Valdosta, GA. Juried

                     SWGA College Art Invitational, Albany Area Arts Council. Albany, GA. Juried Invitational

Selected Recognition and Awards

2017             University of Florida Graduate Teaching Assistantship

2016             University of Florida Graduate Teaching Assistantship     ­­

2015             Jerry Cutler Travel Grant, University of Florida

                     Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida

                     University of Florida Graduate Teaching Assistantship                            

2014             Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida   

                     University of Florida Graduate Teaching Assistantship    

2013             First Place, Photography Category, Spring into Art, Valdosta, GA          

                     Honorable Mention, Photography, Spring into Art, Valdosta, GA            

                     ­Honorable Mention, 33rd Annual College Photography Contest

Professional Activities

2017             Colquitt County Arts. The Georgia Artists Exhibition. Juror

2016             Column Culture (curated by Dr. Craig Smith), Column Health, Boston, MA. Public Art

Workshops

2016             Wet Plate Collodion - Valdosta State University

2015             Wet Plate Collodion - Valdosta State University

                     Wet Plate Collodion - University of Florida

2012             National Art Honor Society, hosted by VSU Dept. of Art. The Living Camera

                     Georgia Art Education Association, hosted by VSU Dept. of Art. The Living Camera

Affiliations

SPE. Society for Photographic Educators

CAA. College Art Association

Phi Theta Kappa. National Honor Society

PADI. Open Water Diver Certification

TDI. Cavern Diver Certification

SEI. Nitrox Diver Certification

NAUI. Advanced Diver Certification

Rescue Diver Certification


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