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Selected Exhibitions
    

2017     Plastic Fantastic Show VIII (Susan Burnstine, juror), LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR.
             TPS: The International Competion (Alison Nordstr
öm, juror), Stark Galleries, Texas A&M Unviersity, College Station, TX.  To view the show, click here.
             The Female Gaze: Portraits (Ashley Kauschinger, curator), featured on Don't Smile
             RayKo's 10th International Juried Plastic Camera Show (Ann Jastrab, juror), RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

              

2016     Holga Out of the Box (On Creativity That Is) International Competition (Harvey Stein, juror), Tammy-Cromer-Campbell PHOTO/SCULPTURE Gallery, Dallas, TX
             Fishing for Iconography 2 (Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully, jurors) Public Art Exhibit in Johnson City, TX
             Pinhole (Amanda Smith, juror), A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
             Plastic Fantastic Show VII (Susan Burnstine, juror), LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR.  To view the show, click here.
             RayKo's 9th International Juried Plastic Camera Show (Ann Jastrab, juror), RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA  
             Plates to Pixels: Intimate Alchemy (Blue Mitchell, juror). See online gallery exhibit:
Intimate Alchemy 

2015     Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Czong Contemporary Art Institute (CICA), Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
             Luminous: Light and Space (Ethan Jackson, juror), 
Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR  
             Holga Out of the Box International Competition 
(Michelle Bates, juror), Tammy-Cromer-Campbell Photo Gallery, Longview, TX  
             Angles, Lines and Curves, Filoli Gallery, Woodside, CA

               RayKo's 8th International Juried Plastic Camera Show (Ann Jastrab, juror), RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2014     Upon Reflection (Stephen Wirtz, juror), PHOTO, Oakland, CA  
               The Plastic Fantastic Show V (Susan Burnstine, juror), LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR.  To view the show click here.
               Shadow and Light (Julia Dolan, juror), Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR  
               RayKo's 7th International Juried Plastic Camera Show (Ann Jastrab, juror), RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
               Affinities: A Collaboration (five photographers collaborate), AWE Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2013       Luminous Light: Radiant and Sublime (Todd Johnson, juror), Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR    
               Holga Out of the Box (On Creativity That Is) International Competition (Ted Orland, juror), Tammy-Cromer-Campbell Photo Gallery, Longview, TX.  Online Web Gallery.  
               Reconsidering the Horizon (Renny Pritikin, curator), PHOTO, Oakland, CA

               RayKo's 6th International Juried Plastic Camera Show (Ann Jastrab, juror), RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
               Krappy Kamera XV: International Juried Competition (Christi Karpinski, juror), SOHO Photo, New York, NY
               Center for Photographic Art Juried Exhibition
 (Dean Brierly and Christ Johnson, jurors), Carmel, CA.  To view the show and website gallery, 
click here.
               Gallery Artists Exhibit: A Selection of Favorites (Irene Imfeld & Henry Bowles, curators), PHOTO, Oakland, CA


2012       Holga Out of the Box (On Creativity That Is) (Michael Kenna, juror), Tammy-Cromer-Campbell Photo Gallery, Longview, TX  Online Web Gallery
               Bodily Awareness (Irene Imfeld & Henry Bowles, curators), Photo, Oakland, CA
               Black & White: A Picture Show (Todd Johnson, juror), Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
               WaterWorks (Ed Carey, Curator), Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA
               Accident (Rene de Guzman, juror), Photo, Oakland, CA
               Triton Museum of Art's 2012 Statewide Photography Competition & Exhibition (Brian Taylor, juror), Santa Clara, CA
               Texas Photographic Society's Annual Juried Members Only Show (Henry Horenstein, juror), Options Gallery, Odessa, TX
               Center for Photographic Art Juried Exhibition (Brian Taylor and Bryan Yedinak, jurors), Carmel, CA.  To view the show and website gallery,
click here.

2011    Three Artists Exhibit, SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
            Timescapes (Susan Rippberger and Nicole Hills, jurors) Collaborate Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

            Small Works, Photomedia Center Open Juried Exhibition (Lourviere+Vanessa, jurors), Glass Growers Gallery, Erie, PA
            Plastic Fantastic II Toy Camera Show (Susan Burnstine, juror), LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon.  To view the show,
click here.
              AMERICA (D.Clarke Evans, juror), A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX 
              Krappy Kamera XIII: International Juried Competition (Phillip S. Block and Steve Rooney, jurors), SOHO Photo, New York, NY 
              RayKo's 4th International Juried Plastic Camera Show (Ann Jastrab, juror), RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2010      Holiday Salon Show, PHOTO Fine Art Photography Gallery, Oakland, CA
              The HOLGA Show 2010 (Richard Floyd, curator), Honorable Mention, SAANS Downtown Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

              The Lensless Image: A Juried Exhibition of Lensless Photography (Brie Castell, juror), Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC
              Nostalgia: A Juried Photography Exhibit (Larissa Leclair, juror), Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

              RayKo's 3rd Annual Juried Pinhole Camera Show (Ann Jastrab, juror), RayKo Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
              Krappy Kamera XII: International Juried Competition (Daile Kaplan, juror), 
SOHO Photo, New York, NY
              SMaLL, Cordon|Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA 


2009      Home for the Holidays, Cordon|Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
             Photomedia Center Open Juried Exhibition (LaToya Ruby Frazier, juror), Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA
             
Transformation, PARC, Palo Alto, CA
            National Juried Plastic Camera Exhibition (Ann M. Jastrab, juror), RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
              TPS's 23rd Annual Members' Only Show, group show (Keith Carter, juror), Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
              ARTSoup 18, group show (Matt Mckinley, juror), Bayshore Studios, San Francisco, CA


2008     The Holga Show 2008, group show (Amanda Moore, Steph Park, jurors), SAANS Downtown Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
             The Way I See It (Marvin Wax, juror),  First Prize for Pentimento 4, Norton Gallery, Palo alto, CA   
www.adriennedefendi.com/portfolio.cfm
             Photomedia Center's 2008 Open Juried Exhibition (Anthony LaSala, juror), online exhibit.
             2nd Annual Juried Pinhole Photography Show (Ann M. Jastrab, juror), RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Whimsy (Ann Jastrab, juror) BAPC group show, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Transformation: A Photography Exhibit by Four Photographers, The Kings Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             10th Annual Krappy Camera Juried Competition, SOHO Photo, New York, NY
             It's Photography III: National Juried Exhibition (Will Mosgrove, juror), Honorable Mention, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
             
National Juried Plastic Camera Exhibition, (Ann M. Jastrab, juror), Best in Show for Pom-poms, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 www.adriennedefendi.com/portfolio.cfm

2007     Open Juried Exhibition (Deb Vahanian, juror), Photomedia Center, Erie, PA  
             Captured Light (Robert Buelteman, juror), Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
             In the Garden (LInda Craighead, juror), Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA  
             Nature Made & Man Made, Synopsys, Inc., Mountain View, CA
             


2006     Holga Show, Photomedia Center, group show, Best of Show in Black & WhiteErie, PA  www.adriennedefendi.com/portfolio.cfm
             
The Northwest Eye (Don Gregorio Antón, juror), Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA 
             Captured Light (Saelon Renkes, juror), Honorable Mention, Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, CA 
             Size Matters (Lari Gibbon, juror), WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, Ill 
             Spectrum 21: An Exhbit by Bay Area Photographers (Brigitte Carnochan, Mark Pinsukajana, and Bryan Yedinak, jurors), Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, CA


2005     2nd Biennial International Juried Exhbition (Marian Permenter, juror), World Council for the Arts, Herbst International Exhibititon Hall, San Francisco, CA
             Annual Art Competition (Susan Weaver, juror), South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR
             14th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest and Exhibit 
(Brigitte Carnochan, Dave Hibbard, Joe Quever, Norbert Von Der Groeben, jurors), Honorable Mention, 
                    Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA


2004      Intuition . . . and the Photographer's Landscape (Bill Mattick, juror), Fusion Artspace, San Francisco, CA  
              The Northwest Eye
 (Jack Welpott, juror), Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA  
              Krappy Kamera 6: Sixth Annual National Krappy Kamera Competition
 (Janet Borden, juror), SOHO Photo, New York, NY


2003      The Northwest Eye (Linda Connor, juror), Juror's Choice Award, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA 
              Traditions: The Blessing & the Curse (Jan Brown Checco, juror), WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, Ill
              Women in the New Millennium -- the Artist's Perspective
 (Jane Hammond, juror), Walsh Library Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ  
              Landscape:  Real or Imagined
 (Linda Connor, juror), Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA



Solo Exhibits

2008       A Place Called America, solo exhibit, 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 Take Pictures, "Photolucida 2017," Kat Kiernan (May 3, 2017)
  • Don't Smile"The Female Gaze: Portraits" 2017
  • All About Photo: RayKo's 10th Annual Plastic Camera Show Award Winners (by Ann Jastrab), 2017
  • LensWork, no. 127 November-December, 2016
  • Featured sale in Your Daily Photograph, October 3, 2016
  • Seeing in SIXES, LensWork Publishing, Anacortes, WA, 2016 (six images from the series Relinquish)
  • 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    Read the interview here
  • Photomedia Center, Contemporary Image Makers, February 8, 2013
  • PLAY!  A Collection of Sixty-three Toy Camera Photographs Made by Thirty-six Photographers in Twelve Countries
    (A Composing with Images Press Book: Publication for Toys for Tots)
    , Jody Shipka and Nic Nichols, editors, 2011
  • The Language of Light by novelist Meg Waite Clayton (paperback reissue, 2011); one of my photographs appears in the author's essay.
  • SFMOMA Magazine Blog, January 18, 2011
  • Shots: Children (No. 109), 2010
  • "Artists Pursue Their Creative Interests in the Bay Area Photographers  Collective," Sara Hayden, The Daily Californian Online, 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, 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 

 


Collections

Photomedia Center, Erie, PA
CICA Museum, Gimpo-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 photography program
International Center of Photography, photography internship
Numerous photographic workshops and courses



Awards

2017      Honorable Mention, TPS 26: The Intenational Competition (Alison Nortdstöm, juror) 

2016      Juror's Choice Award (Amanda Smith, juror), Pinhole, A Smith Gallery, Johnson, TX
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 Franciso, 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 EyeMorris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA


  
Gallery Affiliation

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA











 

 

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