BIO
My photographic subjects and art practice changed when my health deteriorated.  I’d concentrated for a decade on photographing Baroque-era gardens and their sculpture, which I printed myself in nineteenth-century contact printing processes involving gold and palladium.  Then, almost overnight, I became allergic to film and printing chemicals.  Soon after, food—and thus energy—became challenging.  By the close of 2017 I had become fully symptomatic of an incurable chronic digestive illness, which left me with a simple decision: to accept becoming bedridden and pursue studio compositions or to attempt the travel I’d always dreamed of doing and figure out what photography would come from a traveling photographer having difficulty walking.  I chose the latter.  The resulting long-term photographic project develops environmental portraits across what’s now called The New East, a region laced as much with tragic stasis as extensive construction.  In a way, this echoes how I experience my body, as part tragic ruin and part vehicle for reinvention.  I travel and photograph slowly, often silently, since both steps and words exact significant measures of energy.  This physical part of my practice instills quiet into my photographic aesthetic, whatever the subject, wherein human presence arrives obliquely through objects and the mis-en-scene.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020
May–August 2020: "On the Route to Calamities: Stories from the New Silk Road."  Biggin Gallery, Auburn University. Auburn, Alabama
2019
Autumn 2019: "Global Amusements." TAG – Tevere Art Gallery. Rome, Italy
2018
July 2018: "The Acute Charm of Ruin & Development: Photographs from Cuba." JRB Art at The Elms. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2015
August 2015: "Alternative Process Photography." JRB Art at The Elms. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
2013
April 2013: "April In Paris: Alternative Process Photography." JRB Art at The Elms. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2012
Summer 2012: "Italian Hours: Cyanotypes, Vandyke brownprints, and POP prints." Iowa Hall, Kirkwood Community College. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Exhibition in its entirety collected by Kirkwood Community College)
2011
June 2011: "Roman Holiday." Art on Park Gallery, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004
November 2004: "Triptychs and Bodies of Stone." Galleries Downtown. Iowa City, Iowa 
2003
October 2003: "The Fête to the Fall: Photographs." Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
March 1 – 30, 2019: "SE Open." SE Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina.  Selection from "Global Amusements."
February 23 – 27, 2019: "Il Mostro #12." TAG – Tevere Art Gallery. Rome, Italy. Selection from "Global Amusements."
January 2019: "Focus: Landscape and Architecture." Black Box Gallery. Portland, Oregon. Selection from "Caucasian Chronicles — Land of the Vainakh People, The Tree Worshipers #2."
2018
December 7 – 22, 2018: "Transformation." Re:Artiste Arts Organization. MC Gallery. New York, New York. Selection from "Land Strategies — Kyzylkum Desert, Uzbekistan."
October 27 – November 24, 2018: "LORE: Exploring Fear." Specto Art Space. Bridgewater, Virginia. Selection from "On the Route to Calamities, Part 1: Here They Lay."
October 20 – 25, 2018: "Il Mostro #11." TAG – Tevere Art Gallery. Rome, Italy. Selection from "On the Route to Calamities, Part 3: Zonal Tableaux."
October 5 – December 9, 2018: "Ancien Régime: the pre-revolutionary world." Village West Gallery. Jersey City, New Jersey. Selection from "The Glaucous Gleam: Paris & Versailles."
October 2018: "Poetics of Light." Black Box Gallery. Portland, Oregon. Selection from "On the Route to Ruins: Baalbek to Bukhara.”
September 27 – October 12, 2018: "Show Your World 2018." Re:Artiste Arts Organization. MC Gallery. New York, New York. Selection from "Land Strategies — Rope Road (Chiatura, Georgia).”
July 2018: "Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture." Black Box Gallery. Portland, Oregon. Selection from "Land Strategies — Rope Road (Chiatura, Georgia).”
2014
November 2014: “10th Annual National Alternative Process Competition.” SohoPhoto Gallery. New York, New York
2013
February 2013: “Methods (Alternative).” The Kiernan Gallery. (Juror: Christopher James). Lexington, Virginia 
2011
February 2011: “Along the Way.” Carlander Gallery, Paradise Center for the Arts. Faribault, Minnesota 
2010
October 2010: “Alternatives: Unconventional & Uncommon Processes.” Minneapolis Photo Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 2010: “Group Show.” Fleur de Lis Art Gallery. Bemidji, Minnesota
September 2010: “PhotoMidwest 2010 Seven State Exhibition.” The Center for Photography at Madison and the University of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin. 3rd Place Award
2005
April 2005: “Erotic Art.” Galleries Downtown. Iowa City, Iowa. 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

PUBLICATIONS, WRITING, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS
2019
Spring 2019, Corridor Éléphant. Selection from “On the Route to Ruins: Baalbek to Bukhara.” http://www.corridorelephant.com
2018
August-September 2018: F-Stop Photographic Magazine: The Land, Sea, Air Issue (#90). Selection from “Landscapes of Work & Stewardship: Petra, Jordan, 2018.” http://www.fstopmagazine.com
July 7, 2018: Artist Talk, “Ruin & Development: A Photographer’s Approach to Havana, Cuba.” JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
April-May 2018: F-Stop Photographic Magazine: The Open Theme Issue (#88). Selection from “On the Route to Ruins: Baalbek to Bukhara.” http://www.fstopmagazine.com
2013
April 2013: Artist Gallery Talk, "Home-Ec Practices: Cyanotype and Vandyke brownprint”
February 2013: Methods (Alternative). The Kiernan Gallery Exhibition Catalogue Vol. XIV (Blurb, 2013)—Cover and Plate. 
2012
November 2012: Artist Lecture, "Vandyke brownprints and POP (Printing Out Process) prints," School of Art and Art History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
2011 
June 2011: Artist Talk: “Alternative Process Photographic Printing," Art on Park, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
2010
August 2010: "Italian Portfolio," Black and White Photography Magazine, Merit Award
September 2010: “PhotoMidwest 2010 Seven State Exhibition.” The Center for Photography at Madison and the University of Wisconsin. Juried show. Madison, Wisconsin, 3rd Place Award
"InDialogue: Catherine Michele Adams and J.C. Hallman." A dialogue on the relationship between photography and writing. InDigest Magazine (http link no longer active)

EDUCATION
2005
A.B.D. in Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; University of Iowa Fellow; Area of Major Concentration: 20th-century Art; Area of Minor Concentration: 18th-century Art; Comprehensive Exams: 2000; Dissertation Project: Annette Messager: Lost in References
1997
M.A. in Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Thesis: Fiber to Art to Fashion: Fabrications of Internationalisms
1994
B.A. in Art, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana; Valedictorian; Concentrations: Art History and Women's Studies; Honor's Thesis: Feminine Enclosures: Ideological and Physical Constructions of Femininity in Victorian Painting
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