bio + cv

I am a photographer, artist and teacher.

After earning a Bachelor of Science Degree (the Zoology Department tried to recruit me) in Art, I drove and photographed around the American West for a year. Non-degree study in color photography and hand printing c-prints at UW-Milwaukee led me to the graduate photography program at the University of Washington in Seattle.

While attending the "U-dub" I worked as a faculty technology liaison at the Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities (CARTAH) and became enamored with digital video. After graduate school I worked creatively in digital video art for several years and collaborated extensively with modern dance companies and musicians.

I have used traditional and digital photographic technologies creatively since 1995 and have exhibited photography, digital images, video, and solo performance work in over 70 exhibitions around the U.S. I have taught design, digital art, and photography at many accredited universities around the country. I now teach full-time in the Technology, Arts, and Media program in the ATLAS Institute at The University of Colorado in Boulder.

I was born and raised in Wisconsin but have lived in Spain, Nantucket Island, South Carolina, Georgia, Washington State, Colorado, New Mexico, regular Mexico, and possible somewhere else. I now reside in Boulder, Colorado.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1999 MFA - Photography University of Washington. Seattle, WA
1994 BS - Art University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI

Select Exhibitions (Photography unless otherwise noted)

Solo Shows

(2016) Postcards From El Camino Real. Wonder Press, Boulder, CO
(2016) Ice. 530 Gallery, 530 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO
(2015) Postcards From El Camino Real. Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC
(2013) Mobiles – Madelife, Boulder, CO
(2012) Emptiness and Presence - Steel Wool Gallery, Denver, CO
(2009) Recent Work - The Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, SC
(2006) Animal Time - REDUX Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC
(2005) Piece, Out - Chase St. Warehouse, Athens, GA
(2000) Make Alias: Orange Man - The Grit, Athens, GA.

 

Two-Person Shows

(2009) Faculty Show - The Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, SC
(2008) The Lonely Crowd - Alchemy, Charleston, SC
(2008) Recent Work - The Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, SC
(1999) Las Afueras de Oaxaca (The Outskirts of Oaxaca) - The Photographic Center Northwest. Seattle, WA.

 

Group Shows

(2017) Juried Members Show (Juror: Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography). Houston Center For Photography. Houston, TX.
(2017) Juried Members Show (Juror: Rebecca Roberston, Photo Editor of PDN). Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Denver, CO.
(2017) Ello - Not For Print 02 - #resist. Print magazine by Ello. Ello.co/notforprint
(2017) Landscapes 2017 (Juror: Lisa Volpe, associate curator of photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Center For Fine Art Photography (c4fap). Fort Collins, CO.
(2017) Flipside: An Alt Angle to Photo Processes. Art Students League of Denver. Denver, CO

(2016) Future Isms. Humble Arts Foundation. http://hafny.org/group-show-51-future-isms

(2016) Winter Pictures. Humble Arts Foundation. Hafny.org
(2015) 2015 Juried Members Show (Juror: Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe). Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Denver, CO
(2015) Colab -  Autos. Terratory Journal.  
http://www.terratory.org/collaboration/#/autos/
(2015) 100 Mile Radius Landscape Photography Competition. One of ten international finalists. http://www.100mileradius.info
(2012) iWorld – Colorado Photographic Art Center, Lakewood, CO
(2011) Month of Photography - Faculty Show, The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO
(2011) CPAC 2011 Juried Show - Colorado Photographic Art Center, Denver, CO
(2011) Mid-Winter Digital Art Show - Boulder Digital Arts, Boulder, CO
(2010) Under The Influence - Faculty Show - Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO (2008) The Imagist - Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC
(2007) The Other Side - Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC (2007) iShow - Modernisme Gallery, Charleston, SC
(2007) Reorientation II - REDUX Contemporary Art Center. Charleston, SC
(2007) The Changing Face of Charleston - City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
(2005) HeadSpinning - Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA. Group show of artwork made for music packaging with designer for music acts such as REM, Drive-by Truckers
(2005) Embedded: Living With Technology - ATHICA, Athens, GA. Interactive sound garment
(2005) SOUTHWorks Annual Juried Show - Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA. Merit Award
(2005) Bodies in Crisis - ATHICA, Athens, GA. Video piece
(2004) Regime Change V.4 - Virtual art at athica.org. online video piece Casualties of War
(2004) Tips on Running An Orderly Household: The Big Hole Under My House - RELATIVE: Photographing Domesticity ATHICA Gallery, Athens, GA. html piece
(2003) Shoreline Drift - Redux Studios, Charleston, SC. Video projections
(2003) 28th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibition - Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA.
(2003) Product: Comments on Consumer Culture - ATHICA, Athens, GA. Digital audio piece

Video Screenings & Collaborations

Unfolding - Eye Level Art, Charleston, SC. Video / dance collaboration (2009)
w/ The Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Aaron Copland Opera. (2008)
The Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC. (2007)
w/ Nomos String Trio - Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. (2007)
Handful Series - Canopy Studio, Athens, GA. Video piece for curated modern dance event (2005)
Cathode Ray Tube - Nuci’s Space, Athens, GA. One-hour video score mixed live with Jazz/Rock 
quartet accompaniment (2005)
Butterfly Effect 3 - Seney-Stovall Chapel. Athens, GA. Collaborations with composers. (2004)
Athens Film Festival and Music Video Showcase - Athens, GA (2004)
Spoleto Festival USA - Charleston, SC. Shoreline Drift video screened (2004)
subMERGEd - Port City Center, Charleston, SC. Live Video Mixing Performance (2004)
Commandeering Spaces - City of Charleston, Charleston, SC. Video projection on downtown building (2004)
Once Twice Festival - The Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center, Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD. (2004)
Bellevue Art Museum Film and Video Festival - Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. Video The Body Photographs screened (1999)
The Butterfly Effect 2 - Seney-Stovall Chapel, Athens, GA. Video Projections for four new classical compositions performed live (2003)
Hyper-Caligari - LaGrange College, GA. Video for an electronic musical score by professor Mitch Turner (2003)
Crossover - Canopy Studio, Athens, GA. Video projections for a dance, visual, and music performance (2003)
Puzzle - School of Music, University of Georgia. Video projection piece for electronic musical score (2003)
Visceral: The Subjective Body - Looping BUTOH performance by WHITE CRANE STYLE at ATHICA (2003)
All Small - Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA. (2002)
New Season - Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI. Yard Work shown (2002)
The Butterfly Effect - Seney-Stovall Chapel, Athens, GA and Atlanta, GA. Two hour-long evenings of new classical composers performing alongside my original video work. (2002)
Looping BUTOH - Electric Performance Night, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Collaborative performance as White Crane Style (2002)
Japancakes - Nuçi's Space. Athens, GA. 60-minute video projection for the band Japancakes (2001)
TOG - New Media Institute. Athens, GA. Video accompaniment to live webcast of Powerbook audio duo (2001)
New Music & Dance: Movement + Sound / Compostion + Abstraction - Roger Dancz performance hall, School of Music, UGA, and Ballroom Studios, Atlanta, GA. (2001)
Film and Video Festival - Plan B Evolving Arts, Santa Fé, New Mexico. Video piece screened (2001)
TOG - X-ray Café, Athens, GA. Video Performance with laptop music duo (2001)
The Orng Drum - Eclectic Electric, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA. Self-produced video, movement and sound piece with live musical accompaniment (2001)

 

Performances

Pecha Kucha - Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (2010)
Slideluck Potshow - Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (2010)
Knee Jerk: A History - ATHICA, Athens, GA. Solo slideshow performance (2005)
Tips on Running An Orderly Household: The Big Hole Under My House - Solo slideshow performance for RELATIVE: Photographing Domesticity ATHICA Gallery, Athens, GA. (2004)
LANGUAGE HARM - Atlanta Poets Group at Eyedrum Gallery. Atlanta, GA. Solo performance with video (2004)
Tips on Running an Orderly Household (The Big Hole Under My House) - INFO DEMO #5, ArtSpot, Atlanta, GA. Solo slideshow performance (2003)
How to Get That Old-Timey Feeling - ATHICA, Athens, GA. Solo slideshow performance at ATHICA for the closing reception of Visceral: The Internal Body (2002)
My Acne - ATHICA, Athens, GA. Solo slideshow performance for Visceral: The Subjective Body (2002)
How to Talk to Small Children - ArtSpot, Atlanta, GA. Solo slideshow performance (2002)
How to Get That Old-timey Feeling - ArtSpot, Atlanta, GA. Solo slideshow performance (2002)
My Acne - Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA. Solo slideshow performance (2002)
Verge vs. The Orange Man - 10th Annual Mental Health Benefit. School of Music, University of Georgia. Athens, GA. Collaborative performance with modern dance company (2000)

Relevant Professional Experience

Faculty (Full-time Instructor)
Technology, Arts & Media Program, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 
(2014 - Currently)

Adjunct Lecturer
Technology, Arts & Media Program, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Teaching Digital Media 1 courses covering html, css, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, GarageBand, Final Cut Pro, and After Effects. I also teach Fundamentals of Digital Design (the history and practice of graphic design) and my own course - Alternative Digital Imaging. (2011 – 2014) 

Photography Instructor
Photography 2/3/4 (Advanced) Naropa University. Boulder, CO (2011)

Photography Faculty
Teaching Digital Photographic Illustration 2, Web Portfolio2, Principles of Digital Photography. Photography Dept., Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO (2010—2011)

Motion Design Instructor
Taught video editing with Final Cut Pro. Communications Design Dept., Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Lakewood, CO (2010)

Photography Faculty
The Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, SC. As adjunct professor, teach core courses in Photography and digital imaging, studio, lighting, and fine art photography. I was responsible for designing my own course outlines and syllabi, creating relevant class projects and writing and coordinating exams. During this time teaching I continued to do my own independent research including gallery exhibition and related freelance commercial work. (2007—2009)

Digital Imaging Instructor
Redux Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC.  Summer Art Institute for talented high school art students. Primarily a course teaching digital photography, digital imaging and graphic design via digital cameras and Photoshop (2004)

Lecturer, Introduction to Art and Technology
Introduction to Art & Technology, Lamar Dodd School of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Taught Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, and Adobe Photoshop.  Students created creatures in Photoshop from 3-5 sources images, multi-scene Flash animations, and then designed a web site for the presentation of all work. History of Computer use in Art also covered (2003, 2005)

 

Other Related Actitivies

Curator – Student Work from TAM for Month of Photography 2017. ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (2017) 

Madelife, Curator for the Month of Photography - The End of Light, Boulder, CO (2015)

Contributing Cinematographer - TINY: A Story About Living Small (http://tiny-themovie.com/)
Documentary film, which premiered at SXSW in the Spring of 2012 and has shown and continues to be shown at many film festivals across the country.

American Institute of Architecture Students. Portfolio reviewer. University of Colorado, Boulder (2013)

Guest Artist – Visual Arts Department. Naropa University, Boulder, CO (2010, 2011)

Panelist, Creatives in the Commercial World, Think-Tech Conference, Trident Tech, North Charleston, SC (2008)

Judge, City Paper Annual Photography Contest (2008)

Guest Speaker, Alterman Studios, January (2008)

Guest Speaker for Visual and Computational Thinking, College of Charleston Art History Department (2007)

Discussion Moderator and Panelist, iShow: You Are Where, Modernisme Gallery (2007)

Board Member, REDUX Contemporary Art Center (2006-2007)

Panelist, Contemporary Art & Business, REDUX Contemporary Art Center (2006)

Guest Speaker for Contemporary Art course, College of Charleston Art History Department (2006)

Panelist, Embedded: Living with Technology, ATHICA, Athens, GA. (2005)