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Selected Juried Exhibitions
2018    Of Dreams and Reality (Ann Jastrab, juror), Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 
            Somerville Toy Camera Festival (Jennifer Shaw, juror), Washing Street Art Gallery, Somerville, MA
             Quién? Qué? Dónde? Griffin Gallery in the Lafayette City Center Passageway Boston Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA
            Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show (Ann Jastrab, juror), Santa Clara University Gallery, Santa Clara, CA
            Significant Colour, PH1 Contemporary Photography Gallery, Budapest, Hungary    
            Tree Talk, Griffin Gallery in the Lafayette City Center Passageway Boston Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA
            AnthropoScene (DeWitt Cheng, juror), ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017    Is Photography Enough? SPE, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
            Portraits without Faces, PH1 Contemporary Photography Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
            Light Leaked: Travel & Discovery, online exhibit juried by Ashley Kauschinger
            Plastic Fantastic Show VIII, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
            TPS 26: The International Competition, Stark Galleries College Station, TX
            Don't Smile: The Female Gaze: Portraits, online exhibit juried by Ashley Kauschinger
            RayKo's 10th International Juried Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
2016    Holga Out of the Box International Competition,TCC PHOTO/SCULPTURE Gallery, Dallas, TX
            Plastic Fantastic Show VII, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR. 
            Pinhole Show, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
            RayKo's 9th International Juried Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Fishing for Iconography 2, Public Art Exhibit in Johnson City, TX
            RayKo's 9th International Juried Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Plates to Pixels: Intimate Alchemy  
 
2015      Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Czong Contemporary Art Institute (CICA), Gimpo-si, 
      Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
 Luminous: Light and Space, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR  
 Holga Out of the Box International Competition, TCC Photo Gallery, Longview, TX  
 Angles, Lines and Curves, Filoli Gallery, Woodside, CA
 RayKo's 8th International Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
2014      Upon Reflection, PHOTO, Oakland, CA.
The Plastic Fantastic Show V, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
 Shadow & Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
 RayKo's 7th International Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
 Affinities: A Collaboration (five photographers), AWE Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
2013       Luminous Light: Radiant and Sublime, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
 Holga Out of the Box International Competition, TCC Photo Gallery, Longview, TX  
 Reconsidering the Horizon, PHOTO, Oakland, CA
 RayKo's 6th International Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 Krappy Kamera XV: International Competition, SOHO Photo, New York, NY  
               Center for Photographic Art Exhibition, Carmel, CA  
               Gallery Artists Exhibit: A Selection of Favorites, PHOTO, Oakland, CA
 
2012       Holga Out of the Box Inernational Competition, TCC Photo Gallery, Longview, TX  
               Bodily Awareness , PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, CA
               Black & White: A Picture Show, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
               WaterWorks , Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA
 Accident, PHOTO Oakland, CA
 Triton Museum of Art's 2012 Statewide Photography Competition, Santa Clara, CA
 Texas Photographic Society's Annual Juried Members Only Show, Odessa, TX
 Center for Photographic Art Juried Exhibition, Carmel, CA
 
2011      Three Artists Exhibit, SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
              Timescapes, Collaborate Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
 Small Works, Photomedia Center’s Juried Member Show, Glass Growers Gallery, Erie, PA
 AMERICA, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
 Plastic Fantastic II Toy Camera Show, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
 Krappy Kamera XIII: International Juried Competition, SOHO Photo, New York, NY  
 RayKo's 4th International Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
              BAPC: Cultivating Photography, Arc Studios & Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
 
2010       Holiday Salon Show, PHOTO Fine Art Photography Gallery, Oakland, CA
 The HOLGA Show 2010, SAANS Downtown Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT 
               The Lensless Image, Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC
  Nostalgia: A Juried Photography Exhibit, Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT  
  RayKo's 3rd Annual Pinhole Camera Show, RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Krappy Kamera XII: International Juried Competition, SOHO Photo, New York, NY  
  SMaLL, Cordon|Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
2009      Home for the Holidays, Corden|Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
              Photomedia Center’s 2009 Open Juried Exhibition, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA
              National Juried Plastic Camera Exhibition, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
              TPS's 23rd Annual Members' Only Show, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
              ARTSoup 18, ArtworkSF group show, Bayshore Studios, San Francisco, CA
 
2008      The Way I See it, Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, CA            
              Photomedia Center's 2008 Open Juried Exhibition (online exhibit)
              A Place Called America, Tomate Cafe, Berkeley, CA – solo exhibit
              In My Backyard, Media Center, Palo Alto, CA – solo exhibit
              Annual Juried Pinhole Photography Show, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
              Whimsy, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
              10th Annual Krappy Camera Competition, SOHO Photo, New York, NY
              It's Photography III, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
              National Plastic Camera Exhibition, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
2007      Photomedia Center's 2007 Open Exhibition (online exhibit)
              Captured Light, Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, CA 
              In the Garden, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA 
              Nature Made & Man Made, Synopsys, Inc., Mountain View, CA
              Below the Dumbarton Bridge, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, San Mateo, CA         
 
2006      Holga Show, Photomedia, Erie, PA
              Landscape Revisited, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
              The Northwest Eye, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
              Captured Light, Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
              Size Matters, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Ill
              Spectrum 21: Bay Area Photographers, Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, CA 
 
2005      2nd Biennial International Juried Exhibition. San Francisco, CA
              Annual Art Competition, South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR
              14th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA 
 
2004      Intuition. . . and the Photographer’s Landscape, Fusion Artspace, San Francisco, CA                           
              The Northwest Eye, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
              Krappy Kamera 6: National Krappy Kamera Competition, SOHO Photo, NY, NY
 
2003      The Northwest Eye, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA 
              Traditions: The Blessing & The Curse, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Ill
              Landscape: Real or Imagined, Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA


 
Solo Exhibits
2017       Dwelling in Possibility, Photolab Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2008       A Place Called America, Tomate Cafe, Berkeley, CA
               In My Backyard, solo exhibit, Media Center, Palo Alto, CA

 
 
Two Person Exhibitions
2007       In Egypt and Below the Dumbarton Bridge: Two series on exhibit, Silicon Valley
 Community Foundation, San Mateo, CA 

2006       The Remembrance series, Crane Place, Menlo Park, CA  

 
Publications & Press
Don't Smile (Year Two: April 2017 - March 2018), 2018
Featured sale on "Nature Only," Your Daily Photograph, March 28, 2018
Relinquish portfolio featured on Lenscratch, August 10, 2017
Don't Take Pictures, “Photolucida 2017,” Kat Kiernan, May 3, 2017
Don't Smile: “The Female Gaze: Portraits,” 2017
All About Photo: RayKo 10th Annual Plastic Camera Show Award Winners, by Ann Jastrab, 2017
LensWork (no. 127 November-December), 2016
Featured sale on Your Daily Photograph, October 3, 2016
Seeing in SIXES, LensWork Publishing, Anacortes, WA, 2016
Don’t Take Pictures: Photo of the Day, February 29, 2016
Shots: Dreams (Number 127), 2015
Insight: Contemporary Image Making, Volume 7, Photomedia Center, 2014
The Holga Darkroom, "Adrienne Defendi: An Interview," by HolgaJen, June 26, 2014 
PLAY! A Book Publication for Toys for Tots, Jody Shipka and Nic Nichols, editors, 2011
The Language of Lightby novelist Meg Waite Clayton (paperback reissue, summer 2011)
SFMOMA Magazine Blog, January 18, 2011  
Shots: Children (Number 109), 2010
"Artists Pursue Their Creative Interests in the By Area Photographers Collective," The Daily Californian
         Online, Sara Hayden, September 28, 2009
"Bruce Gallery's Latest Show Is Picture Perfect," The Spectator, September 17, 2009
High Quality, Lo-fi Photography, 2009
Light Leaks: Childhood (Issue 14), 2009
Light Leaks: Evidence (Issue 12), 2009
"SAANS Holga Show," Deseret News, Utah, Sunday, November 16, 2008
B&W Single Image Awards Annual, 2005
Yale Italian Poetry VIII, 2004-2005: thirteen images from the Remembrance series
"Location, Location, Location:  Intuition and the Photographer's Landscape,"
          John Baumann, 
Performers'/Artists' Voice #2, 2004
 
Awards
2017    Best of Show, Holga Out of the Box International Competition, TC Photo Gallery, Dallas, TX
2016    Juror’s Prize, Pinhole, A Smith Gallery
2015    Critical Mass Finalist
2015    Honorable Mention, Holga Out of the Box, Longview, TX 
2010    Honorable Mention, The HOLGA Show 2010, SAANS Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT 
2008    Best in Show, RayKo National Plastic Camera Show, San Francisco, CA
2008    Honorable Mention, It's Photography III, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2008    First Prize, The Way I See It, Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2006    Best in Show in Black & White, Photomedia Center, Erie, PA
2006    Honorable Mention, Captured Light, Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2005    Honorable Mention, Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest, Palo Alto Art Center, CA
2005    Black & White Single Image Awards
2003    Juror’s Choice Award, The Northwest Eye, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA

 
 
Collections
Photomedia Center, Erie, PA
CICA Museum, Bimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
private collections
 
 
Education
B.A., New York University 
M.A., Ph.D., Yale University 
Rhode Island School of Design Summer Program
International Center of Photography, photography internship
Numerous photographic workshops & courses
 
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