I am very pleased to invite you to view my work at Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tilt Gallery has developed a strong relationship with the international photography community from Phoenix for many years. Once a strictly traditional process gallery, now they feature works of unique character, small or non-editioned works and hand-made photographic objects.
I will have three pieces on view starting January 2017. What a way to start the new year, huh!! Please stop by the reception on January 5th and get a sneak peak of the new work and my new line of zines!
7077 East Main Street # 14, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
zine release party
Friday, January 20th 6-10pm
419 E Roosevelt, Phoenix
open by appointment only.
Originally financed by the National Endowment for the Arts, Rhetorical Galleries is now owned and managed by Phoenix Institute for Contemporary Art and curated by Nic Weisinger. The gallery is one of three shipping containers modified to serve as a formal gallery space on the interior. These container galleries are surviving gentrification in downtown Phoenix because they are mobile and activate through the cultural network of the existing creative population. The current location is the parking lot of Eye Lounge: A Contemporary Art Space on Roosevelt.
Rhetorical Galleries strives to create unique, site specific exhibitions that challenge the ideas of place and art making while showcasing and nurturing new and under exposed artists in the valley and beyond.
Humble Arts Foundation New York (HAFNY)
Humble Arts Foundation has selected my work for an online group show titled Future Isms: The Expiring Present. The piece featured is part of a new series of photographs titled INVERSE UNIVERSE and deals with the ecotourism, mysticism in the landscape, and outer space as the final frontier.
Humble Arts Foundation is a 501c3 committed to promoting and supporting new photography, and dedicated to the artistic and professional development of those who practice the medium.
Based in New York City and Seattle, Humble serves the international photography community through exhibitions, grant making, publishing, educational programming and community building.
Founded in 2005 by Amani Olu and Jon Feinstein, Humble has been a pioneering hub for new photography, and an international resource for photographers, art professionals, collectors and the public.
I’m very happy to share that a selection of new photographs from INVERSE UNIVERSE will be featured in the new issue of DUMDUM. This LA-based zine company has been making cool printed objects for a while and they engage nationally with the growing scene. I love zines and am excited to be featured in one made in my own back yard!
This Machine Kills____
This Machine Kills_____ seeks to explore the relationship between art, music and politics during a volatile election cycle. Featuring artists from Arizona, California and Mexico, the exhibition utilizes the historically significant function of protest art as an opposition to technologically prolific forms of media. Most works will consist of propaganda style posters and prints, though there will be several types of media represented. The gallery will be screening a new film by artists Bruce Yonemoto and Karen Finley in conjunction with this exhibition.
Fine Art Complex 1101 is located in Tempe, AZ at 1101 W University Dr.
Opening: Saturday, November 5th, 7:00-10:00pm.
Opening night performances by Guadalajara based artist Olga Gutierrez and Phoenix based art collective Radio Healer.
Mely Barragan (TJ)
Cindy Santos Bravo (San Diego/LA)
Gomez Bueno (LA)
Temoc Camacho (Guadalajara)
Robbie Conal (LA)
Jeff Chabot (PHX)
Sean Deckert (PHX/LA)
Karla Diaz (LA)
Victoria Delgadillo (LA)
Veronica Duarte (LA)
Cristian Franco (Guadalajara)
Jason Gonzalez (Mesa)
Olga Gutierrez (Guadalajara)
Carlos Hernandez (LA)
Luis G. Hernandez (SoCal/Mexicali)
Julio Cesar Morales (Tempe, TJ)
Ann Morton (PHX)
Karl Petion (LA)
Radio Healer (Mesa)
Daniel Ruanova (TJ)
Christopher Vena (AZ)
Convergence / PHX – BG
Studentski Kulturni Centar
Maida and I in my Phoenix studio, 2015
This exhibition has traveled quite a bit starting with ASU Art Museums Combine Gallery in DTPHX, courtesy of Curator, Maida Gruden.
KONTAKT Galerija SKC i Galerija SKC
Convergence / PHX – BG , utorak, 2. februar 2016. u 20h.
Izložbom Convergence / PHX – BG koja će biti otvorena u utorak 2. februara 2016. godine u 20 h. Studentski kulturni centar Kragujevac započinje ovogodišnju izlagačku sezonu. Izložbu će otvoriti Maida Gruden, istoričarka umetnosti i kustos ove izložbe. Na izložbi učestvuju umetnici iz Beograda i Feniksa: Aleksandrija Ajduković, Nidaa Aboulhosn, Dana Buhl, Edgar Cardenas, Sean Deckert, William LeGoullon, Michael Lundgren, Goran Micevski, Ivan Petrović, Stefana Savić, Nina Todorović, Mihailo Vasiljević, Ryan Parra, Claire A. Warden.
Publika će imati priliku da ovu izložbu pogleda do 26. februara 2016. u oba galerijska prostora SKC-a.
Convergence / PHX – BG
Convergence / PHX – BG je izložba fotografskih radova umetnika iz Beograda (Srbija) i Feniksa (SAD). Tokom petonedeljnog boravka u okviru ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency programa u Feniksu, u oktobru i novembru prošle godine, Maida Gruden, urednik likovnog programa Doma kulture Studentski grad i CEC ArtsLink stipendista za 2014. godinu, imala je priliku da se upozna sa velikim brojem lokalnih umetnika i studenata, da stekne uvid u njihov rad i umetničke prakse. Ovaj kratak ali plodonosan boravak pružio joj je mogućnost da organizuje izložbu baziranu na interakcijama sa fotografima iz Feniksa i dosadašnjoj saradnji sa fotografima iz Beograda. Izložba je održana u Combine Studios Gallery u Downtown Feniksu tokom novembra i decembra 2014. godine. Beogradska publika imala je priliku da pogleda izložbu Convergence / PHX – BG, sa proširenim izborom umetnika, od 12. to 28. februara 2015. godine u Galeriji Doma kulture Studentski grad u Beogradu.
Izložba obuhvata presek generacije umetnika od dvadeset do četrdeset godina. Nakon izložbe u Feniksu, beogradska izložba označava sledeći korak u povezivanju umetnika, publike, fotografskih praksi i ljudi iz dva udaljena grada. Naslov Convergence / PHX – BG ukazuje posmatraču na sličnosti ali i razlike koje obogaćuju i intrigiraju naše lokalne perspektive. Namera ove konvergencije je kreiranje prostora za lični susret i dijalog umetnika iz Beograda i Feniksa u budućnosti.
Međunarodni rezidencijalni umetnički program, koji organizuje Umetnički muzej Državnog univerziteta u Arizoni (ASU Art Museum), i u okviru koga je inicijalno realizovana izložba Convergence/PHX-BG, dovodi afirmisane domaće i međunarodne umetnike, kustose i teoretičare na Državni univerzitet u Arizoni u cilju razvijanja novih radova, uz istraživačke resurse Državnog univerziteta i u saradnji sa različitim umetničkim zajednicama. Rezidencijalni boravak Maide Gruden delimično je finansiran uz pomoć CEC ArtsLink Residencies, organizacije koja umetnicima i menadžerima u umetnosti iz 37 stranih zemalja omogućava petonedeljni rezidencijalni boravak u neprofitnim umetničkim organizacijama širom SAD-a. Program pruža priliku umetnicima i umetničkim zajednicama iz različitih delova SAD-a da razmene svoje umetničke prakse sa umetnicima i menadžerima u umetnosti iz inostranstva i uključe se u dijalog koji za cilj ima unapređenje interkulturnog razumevanja.
I’m very pleased to share that a solo exhibition of my video works will be on view in the New Media Arts Center in Fine Art Complex 1101. I met Director, Grant Vetter at my final exhibition in Phoenix before leaving for LA. For this exhibition he selected works that represent extensive community collaboration, international experience that deal with central themes of individuality and ownership of space.
Sean Deckert: Reflective Properties
Opening: Saturday, December 5th, 7:00-9:30pm.
Introduction: The Vibrant Pulse of Sean Deckert’s Video Work.
Over the course of the last decade Sean Deckert has been creating photographic works that capture something of our changing relationship to energy on a personal, global and cosmological scale. By using recombinant methods, such as time-lapse exposures, a sense of simultaneity and pictorial superimposition, Deckert has made a dynamic catalog of work that addresses the role that photography can play in documenting what exists at the limits of the visible, and even the invisible.
While this small survey of Deckert’s video work focuses on a selection of pieces from 2011, the general development of his oeuvre is reflected in these video vignettes in any number of ways. As a meditation on transitory states and transformations in the environment, these documentary shorts act as a critical rejoinder to his photographic projects, making them an important contribution to his artistic program in their own right. But above all else, they have been brought together here for what they say about the present, and what kinds of insights they offer us into the larger spectrum of vision and visionary experiences.
Check out some of the past press on the work in the exhibition including PDN, ASU National Center of Excellence and of course, Grants excellent essay on the work.
I would like to invite all of my Phoenix people to check out the Inaugural exhibition at Northlight Gallery featuring my work and many others from the ASU Photography program. The new gallery is located inside Grant Street Studios in Downtown Phoenix. My work was selected by Curators Liz Allen and Emily Matyas and it’s from a new series I’ve been developing for a few years now. This piece was recently exhibited at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and I’m pleased to see it receiving more presence as I move forward with developing this project.
The ASU Photo Alumni Association celebrates over 40 years of distinctive photography exhibitions at Northlight Gallery with a members show at the newly renovated gallery space at Grant Street Studios in downtown Phoenix. Northlight Gallery has moved to downtown Phoenix to join Step Gallery and School of Art graduate students. The exhibition Nascent Site: Sight will run Sept. 18 – Oct. 17.
I’m very pleased to announce I was chosen to be included in an exhibition in San Francisco at SF Camerawork titled “HEAT”. I’m in excellent company with a small group of artists and my friend Chris Colville. The jury selected three pieces from my Smoke & Mirrors series and is interested in recreating its intended installation format. The exhibition includes a panel discussion, a review on LensCulture and an opening reception. All of this is amazing!
SF Camerawork Annual Juried Exhibition
in collaboration with LensCulture and Daylighted
July 23 – August 22, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 6 – 8 PM
SF Camerawork is excited to present our 2015 Annual Juried Exhibition, Heat, on view from July 23 – August 22, 2015. This year we are hosting the exhibition with LensCulture, a leading online contemporary photography magazine. We are also partnering with Daylighted, which is providing interactive digital screens for a select grouping of featured artists.
Featuring local, national and international artists, Heat registers the volatility and restlessness that comes with long hot summers: violent crime rates increase, leases expire and people seek new homes, global weather changes signal an alarm, and warm summer days bring adults and children alike into the streets, parks, and beaches. The artwork of the selected artists respond to this concept of heat: the social, political, and climactic conflicts arising in rapidly changing environments.
Selected artists for the exhibition are: Hannah Allen, David Butow, Christopher Colville, Sean Deckert, Erica Deeman, Hiroyo Kaneko, Andrea Laue, Jennifer Little, Takeshi Moro, Camilo Ramirez, Larry Schwarm, and Daniel Tchetchik.
L.A.C.E. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Benefit
I am very excited to share with you that I will be included in an exhibition and auction at LACE in Hollywood, California in May. The opportunity was presented to me by Curator, Ed Gomez as a venue for me to gain exposure in my new home. As many of you may know already I’m moving to LA next month and am very excited to become more involved in the large and motivating arts community. This auction will provide me the opportunity to support LA Arts and put my work out as a fresh face in the scene. It’s also new work from a series I see continuing to develop in LA as I work through it.
Jasmine Albuquerque, Shagha Ariannia, John Baldessari, Judie Bamber, Jonas Becker, Walead Beshty, Marc Breslin, Cake and Eat It, Matthew Carter, Carolyn Castaño, York Chang, Michelle Chong, Young Chung, Brian Cooper, Dorit Cypis, Femi Dawkins, Danielle Dean, Sean Deckert, Brian Doan, Veronica Duarte, Owen Dubreuil, Martin Durazo, Nancy Evans, Shepard Fairey, Fallen Fruit, Charles Gaines, Rashell George, Ed Gomez, Ken Gonzales-Day, Mark Steven Greenfield, Sherin Guirguis, Zeal Harris, Heyward Hart, Luis G. Hernandez, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Ian Hokin, Evan Holloway, Salomón Huerta, Ashley Hunt, Jim Isermann, Coulter Jacobs, Ali Kheradyar, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Soo Kim, Olga Koumoundouros, Molly Larkey, Malaika Latty, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Susan Logoreci, Albert Lopez Jr., Barry Markowitz, Elana Mann, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Abdul Mazid, Molly McKinley, Allison Miller, John Mills, Yunhee Min, Sarah Miska, Simone Montemurno, Hushi Mortezaie, Amitis Motevalli, Gary Oldman, Kaz Oshiro, Thad Osife, Gina Osterloh, Corrina Peipon, Karl Petion, Sheila Pinkel, Lauralee Pope, Nancy Popp, Gala Porras-Kim, Monique Prieto, Jessica Rath, Marco Rios, Andy Robert, Ross Rudel, Ed Ruscha, Nathaniel Russell, Robert Russell, Jaime Scholnick, Natalie Smith, Adam Stamp, Stephanie Syjuco, Sara True, Devon Tsuno, Dani Tull, Jeffrey Vallance, Tam Van Tran, Mark Dean Veca, Michelle Weiner, Suné Woods, Samira Yamin, Andre Yi, Bruce Yonemoto, Liat Yossifor, Jenny Yurshansky, Liz Young.
ASU Art Museum Combine Studios Exhibition
Curated by visiting curator Maida Gruden from Belgrade, Serbia.
Featuring the work of artists Aleksandrija Ajduković, Nidaa Aboulhosn, Edgar Cardenas, Sean Deckert, William LeGoullon, Goran Micevski, Ivan Petrović, Stefana Savić, Nina Todorović, Mihailo Vasiljević, Ryan Parra and Claire A. Warden.
Convergence / PHX – BG is an exhibition of photographic works by artists from Phoenix and Belgrade. During her five-week stay at the ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency Program, Maida Gruden (art historian, curator and CEC ArtsLink Fellow for 2014) had the opportunity to meet a number of local artists and ASU students to view and learn about their work and processes. This short but eventful time has brought the opportunity for Gruden to develop an exhibition at the Combine Studios gallery based on her interaction with photographers from Phoenix and recent collaborations with photographers from Belgrade. Learn more.
Works On View at Phoenix Art Museum
I was invited to exhibit my work this year for the annual fundraiser exhibition to support InFocus at Phoenix Art Museum. Every year this organization produces nearly all of the photography exhibitions at PAM and serves as a focus point for the quality of the AZ photo community. Curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, Center for Creative Photography, this invitational puts me in good company such as Luis Gonzalez Palma, Bruce Myrin, Mark Klett, Eadweard J. Muybridge, Binh Danh, Bill Timmerman, David Emmitt Adams, Michael Lundgren and more.
I’m seriously excited to be showing in the same gallery as Eadweard Muybridge!! He is the most influential artist I’ve studied since I have always been centrally focused on motion in still imagery.
“Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, the PhotoBid Silent Auction and Raffle features more than 50 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States.”
Read the New Times Review about the Exhibit HERE:
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art Exhibition at City of Phoenix Mayors Office
I was invited to exhibit a single piece for one year on the Mayors office wall. It is a great honor and a perfect home for this 8 plate work. The scale and subject matter are very suited for a government office in Phoenix because it addresses ideas of climate change and consciousness.
Mini Grant Recipient of Ted Deckert Catalyst Fund to Attend Phoenix Art Museum Workshop
I am pleased to reveal that I have been awarded funding to assist me in attending the event “Presenting Your Work to Industry Professionals” at Phoenix Art Museum. The program is part of the In Focus 2014 calendar and features Mary Virginia Swanson, Educator and Marketing Specialist, and Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator. I have been a member of the Board of Directors for In Focus for 6 months and am very much looking forward to enjoying this perk of membership. I’m planning on bringing a collection of the HORIZONS and Fata Morgana series for review, and maybe some new stuff.
About the event:
This INFOCUS members-only event will be presented and moderated by noted expert Mary Virginia Swanson and is designed to help you prepare for the process of presenting your work to key industry insiders, as well as gain valuable insight from professionals in museum, gallery, corporate and public photography collections field.
Special thanks to Ted Decker Catalyst Fund, PhICA ( Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art) and In Focus, the photography support organization of the Phoenix Art Museum.
Fata Morgana Reviews
My current exhibition has received a variety of amazing reviews from individual attendees to several online and print publications. Thank you for everyone who attended and enjoyed my work. This exhibition was specially attended during the Artlink Collectors Tour and while hosting a range of private tours.
I also received a review from Visual Art Source, an online source for art exhibitions and is connected to ArtSource and Art Ltd. I am very proud to have a presence in this online source. I have been a long-time reader of Art Ltd. and am glad to be included in the publication again.
Additional publications that featured my work in a story are Local ReVibe, Valley Hype and State Press. Thanks to Deborah Ross, Nicole Royse, Sarah Edwards and Kelcie Grega for their interest in my work.
Visual Art Source | Editorial Features
“…Sean Deckert takes time-lapse photography and digital processing to a new level to create ethereal views of city skylines and the often hazy atmosphere above them. Capitalizing on what photographers call the “blue hour” near twilight, Deckert chooses a rooftop vantage point and sets his camera to shoot at intervals….”
by Deborah Ross
Solo Exhibition Fata Morgana Opens September 6th
Fata Morgana is the complex and unusual illusion in which light bends at the horizon and heavily distorts distant images. This type of illusion is rare, but happens when multiple energy sources perfectly collide in the atmosphere. The term derives from an old italian tale where this illusion was seen frequently in the Strait of Messina and thought to be a spiritual force luring sailors to their death.
This series of single photographs and timelapse composite pieces focuses on harnessing time, color and space, not only for the sake of their expressive potential, but to give these qualities agency in a greater social context. The integrity of earth’s atmosphere has undergone drastic shifts across the globe, which can be attributed to the increase in human consumption and imbalance between the natural and civilized world. These phenomena are indicative of an altered social perception of landscape, ownership and also a clashing of two forces. Phoenix, with its full-spectrum sunsets and extreme heat that produces dust storms, has a heightened sense of these concepts. Interpretations of these things through an aesthetic lense creates a meditative entrance point in which to understand our cognitive relationship to the environment. A storm is not a single entity; it’s a figurative collection of colors blended into the changing landscape – a gorgeous and grotesque palette of imagery colliding inside the subconscious of society.
Interview with Julia Greenway & Visiting the Henry
I have recently returned from Seattle where I had the opportunity to attend the opening of my show at Henry Art Gallery and to interview with Julia Greenway of Interstitial Theater. Although the interview is not yet published I wanted to post this behind-the-scenes photo along with some exhibition shots.
Desolate//Dystopia | Henry Art Gallery
I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to exhibit “Dyspnea” in the exhibition Desolate//Dystopia at Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington. The show is part of Down Time, a DIY culture resource program.
This program is part of Down Time. Inspired by Do-It-Yourself culture and the wealth of how-to resources on the internet.
Down Time is an eight-week presentation that explores free-choice learning and the pursuit of entertainment in our free time.
A series of yoga classes are taught side by side with video art; creating an immersive visual and yogic experience that activates and engages all the senses. Guided by video art curator and yoga teacher Julia Greenway, students engage in a stimulating and exciting yogic environment.
All video work is specifically curated to move with the sequence of yoga poses and overall flow of the class. Greenway is working alongside local, national and international video artists to curate 3 individualized reels that invoke a stimulating response in each students’ practice.
Exhibition Review: The Sky is Falling, Explore Art: Phoenix
I was recently featured on Explore Art: Phoenix in the article “Putting Good Art Together with Names in Downtown Phoenix” by Deborah Ross. Deborah is a valley resident and a regular contributor to a variety of top tier art publications including Art Ltd., where she originally featured my photos in her article “The Desert Initiative”. Explore Art: Phoenix is her personal project where she acquaints herself to local arts by way of pedestrian travel between galleries, museum events and art-related parties. Her exploration manifests in artists profiles, exhibition reviews and opinion pieces hosted on her website www.exploreartphoenix.com.
I ran into Deborah at the closing reception for The Sky is Falling at Modified Arts, an exhibition curated by Kristin Bauer. This amazing exhibition features works made around the world by local and regional artists with a central focus on chaos in the sky and society through art, atmosphere and perceptions of self.
It feels good to be reviewed for this show for two reasons: there aren’t many art critics in the valley and I always appreciate the consideration of my work by others.
I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded the Emerging Artist Grant from Contemporary Forum at the Phoenix Art Museum. The award included a cash prize and inclusion in an exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum in May 2014. The awards ceremony is May 8th at 7pm in Whiteman Hall at the Phoenix Art Museum followed by a private reception for award recipients and their guests.
Contemporary Forum is dedicated to promoting interest, knowledge and understanding of contemporary art through the acquisition of contemporary art for Phoenix Art Museum, through the sponsorship of exhibitions of contemporary art and through educational programs.
CF aids area artists through the Contemporary Forum of Phoenix Art Museum Artist Award, given to a mid-career artist, and through the Artists Grants Program which provides up to seven awards to emerging artists. Since the inception of these programs, CF has provided 153 grants to Arizona artists totaling $198,300.
CF provides its members with lectures, films, seminars, artists’ studio tours, gallery receptions, architectural tours, private collection tours, and domestic and international travel.
The Sky Is Falling at Modified Arts
Opening Reception: April 19, 2013, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: May 3, 2013, 6-9pm
I am excited to be included in a curated exhibition involving atmosphere-based works. I think this topic will suit my work very well. I’ll be exhibiting work made during my residency at Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, which focuses on cycles of polluted sky and the the color it renders.
First Exhibition in New York | April 2013
I have just returned from my first exhibition in New York. This show was at Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery on April 6th & 7th. The whole experience was very positive and I was received very well. This exhibition was part of the Bushwick First Fridays program in Brooklyn and was scheduled to parallel AIPAD, an international photography art fair. I saw some amazing contemporary as well as some legendary prints and enjoyed the variety of work on view in one singe place.
Interstitial Theater Traveling Exhibition in Seattle, Washington
I am very excited to announce that I am one of 14 artists to be included in the first Interstitial Theater Mobile Screen video art exhibition. My piece “Joining Two Horizons” was chosen by the trio of curators and is my first attempt at making a performative piece.
“Joining Two Horizons”
Infinite video loop, :57
This exhibition is a six-month long event (April-September 2013) providing free public access to contemporary video art within eight different neighborhoods across Seattle via Interstitial Theatre’s Mobile Screen.
Erin Elyse Burns (Seattle)
Rodrigo Valenzuela (Seattle)
Dakota Gearhart (Seattle)
Sean Deckert (AZ)
Jesse Sugarmann (CA)
Ellen Mueller (WV)
Cody Groom (Seattle)
Joana Stillwell (Seattle)
Maggie Schneider (MD)
Sarah Bliss (MA)
Daria Baiocchi (Italy)
Michael Lorefice (Seattle)
Jim Rolland (France)
Yves Ackerman (France)
Interstitial Theatre functions as a curatorial team in order to develop impactful exhibitions that address important issues relevant to the video and new media arts community within Seattle. Interstitial Theatre prides itself on its hands-on approach, bringing artists with like-minded philosophies together to further each others’ development. Since 2010 Interstitial Theatre’s curatorial team has successfully presented over 20 exhibitions and events, working with 45+ artists of varying backgrounds and disciplines.
I am very pleased to have one of my works included in the group show, American Dream at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. This show highlights the museums connection and support for local galleries and features only work from Eye Lounge artists. It is on view through the summer.
State Press Interview on Green Revolution Exhibition
Green Revolution addresses the following themes: carbon footprint, energy, gardening, recycling and hybrid home. It is sponsored by Smithsonian Institution, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Tempe History Museum, City of Tempe, Architekton, ASU School of Sustainability, ASU School of Art.
HORIZONS Opens January 18th at Eye Lounge Gallery
My second solo exhibition at Eye Lounge will open Friday, January 18th from 6-10pm. It is a collection of minimalist photographic and video works focusing on elemental light, color and space. This exhibition explores a replenished look at the sky, landscape and relationships between time and place.
HORIZONS will feature works made in 2012 during time spent as a Phoenix photographer in the valley of the sun, a resident artist in China and a non-religious traveler in Israel.
Exhibition support provided in part by a mini-grant from Ted Decker Catalyst Fund.
January 18 – February 10, 2013
Eye Lounge: A Contemporary Art Space
Green Revolution | Tempe Center for the Arts
I am pleased to announce I have an opening at Tempe Center for the Arts on January 18th. I will be featured along side fellow local artists and my old professor, Julie Anand for this interesting approach to social change through art.
Tempe is one of the lucky few to play host to Green Revolution, an eco-friendly, green-themed exhibition that engages visitors by addressing critical environmental issues concerning the local community. This version of Green Revolution is based on an exhibition originally created by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and its Black Creativity Council and is made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, from which TCA has been challenged to create a “Tempe” version.
Tempe is working with local artists and organizations to create an interactive exhibition that combines the arts and sciences, teaching community members about “going green.” To date, this exhibition has not been brought to the Southwest and has been displayed in zoos, libraries and science centers – making the Gallery at TCA the first arts institution in the nation to offer this Smithsonian project. “Green Revolution” addresses the following themes: carbon footprint, energy, gardening, recycling and hybrid home.
January 18 – May 25, 2013
Tempe Center for the Arts
Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere | Arizona Museum for Youth
I am pleased to announce I will be included in the exhibition, Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere at the Arizona Museum for Youth. Four of my videos involving infrared interlaced car tours of hotspots in the valley will be on display from February 8 – May 26, 2013. This will be the first time this work has been exhibited in a physical gallery space.
Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere
February 9 – May 26, 2013
Arizona Museum for Youth
American Dream | Mesa Contemporary Art Museum
I am pleased to announce I will be included in the exhibition, American Dream at Mesa Contemporary Art Museum. One of my works from my Smoke & Mirrors series will be on display from March 29 – August 11, 2013.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 2013
March 29 – August 11
Mesa Contemporary Art Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art features my work on Tumblr
I am very excited for my submission to be accepted for presentation on the official tumbler of SFMoMA. I recently found out that their account accepts unsolicited submissions and then posts their favorites. Thanks to social media and the lovely world of the internet for this opportunity.
You can view the work by clicking on the tab to the left.
PDNedu Publishes “Storytellers” Piece featuring works Smoke & Mirrors and PULS
I was fortunate enough to have a conversation about my work with an editor for PDN at last years SPE National in San Francisco. I didn’t even know who she was until a few hours had past and we started having a more in depth conversation about the future of the work. I am very grateful for this gift of meeting my new friend and supporter. Special thanks to Jill Waterman and Harrison Jacobs at PDN for their strong interest and support of my work.
I am pleased to announce that my work will be featured in three exhibitions in two galleries during the fall months in Jerusalem and Be’eri Israel. This opportunity arose through a member of Agripas 12 Gallery visiting Phoenix with her husband for work. She attended an opening at Eye Lounge and started a conversation on the topic over a year ago. Since then I have been the main contact for our Israeli connection and have structured an exchange program for our artists and theirs.
This endeavor is supported by the ASU Art Museum Desert Initiative, Eye Lounge: a contemporary art space and Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem.
Transitive Ephemera: Connecting International Desert Cities Through Locality Agripas 12 Gallery
September 16 – October 16, 2012
Traces in the Desert
October 19 – November 13, 2012
Agripas 12 Gallery
October 19 – November 13, 2012
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art features a Newly Commissioned Video
SMOCA Lit Lounge will be airing my new video piece during the Spoonlive reception Saturday, September 22nd from 5-7pm.The work was commissioned by Spoonlive for their launch party at the museum. The magazine will serve as a quarterly publication highlighting ecology, food, art and fashion. My video depicts a rendition of my memories from my grandmothers garden in her back yard. It was one of my strongest memories of her and served as a sanctuary for me when I visited her.
Smoke & Mirrors is included in the first issue of ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design and Ecology. “The desert has long served as a kind of living laboratory for human and environmental experiences and developments. The world’s desert regions have been sites for urban construction, military testing and combat, religious and spiritual traditions, natural resources, extraction, and a host of other aesthetic, scientific, and artistic interactions.”
ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design and Ecology is a peer-reviewed bi-annual journal focusing on cross-disciplinary explorations of desert arts, design, culture and the environment for both scholarly and new audiences. ARID seeks submissions of scholarly articles, curriculum, visual essays and other media including sound and video that investigate diverse aesthetic, social, cultural, historical, ecological and political subjects related to desert regions of the American Southwest and beyond. ARID emphasizes the convergence of art, design, and culture with science, ecology, geography and other related disciplines to create a unique snapshot of and dialog about desert environs and cultures with a vested and active interest in the desert as a point of creative investigation.
National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations recently published an article featuring my PULS: Phoenix Urban Light Study project. Check out the link below for the full article.
In 2006, Arizona State University was selected as a National Center of Excellence (NCE) for SMART Innovations to focus on technology and policy innovations related to urban heat island, climate change and energy. The NCE is a research cluster at Arizona State University involving the Global Institute of Sustainability and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. It is funded in part by the US EPA and industry sponsors.NCE researchers are evaluating developing the next generation of Sustainable Materials and Renewable Technologies (SMART) for urban energy and climate needs.This includes development and application of materials for renewable energy products, innovative building and pavement materials that reduce energy demand as well as materials which can improve regional impacts from Urban Heat Islands.