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

2017        PGY 2101 Visual Literacy Photo, Instructor of Record. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Spring

2016        PGY 2441C Photo: Image Order Idea, Instructor of Record. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Fall

                  PGY 2101 Visual Literacy Photo, Instructor of Record. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Spring

2015        PGY 2101 Visual Literacy Photo, Instructor of Record. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Fall

                  PGY 4420C Advanced Photography, Teaching Assistant. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Spring

2014        PGY 2101 Visual Literacy Photo, Instructor of Record. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Fall      

                       

Selected Exhibitions

2017        Student Juried Arts Exhibition, University of Florida

                  MFA thesis show, University of Florida

                  Re-Generation Cedar Key, FL

2015        Student Juried Arts Exhibition, University of Florida       

                  (Mico) Light, Gainesville, FL                

                  Colquitt County Arts Center Spring Fling, Moultrie, GA  

2014        Gertrude Herbert Art Institute, Augusta, GA

2013        VSU Student Juried Competition, Valdosta, GA               

                  Spring into Art, Valdosta, GA                

                  SWGA College Art Invitational Albany, GA       

2012        VSU Senior Exhibition, Valdosta, GA                 

                  VSU Student Juried Competition, Valdosta, GA               

                  Spring into Art, Valdosta, GA                

                  SWGA College Art Invitational Albany, GA

 

Selected Recognition and Awards

2015        Jerry Cutler Travel Grant, University of Florida

                  Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida                             

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

 

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

 

Affliations

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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