the artist

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Like many passionate photographers I began my love affair at an early age: working a paper route so I could buy a German 35mm rangefinder…my first exposure to a darkroom in a converted guest bath…and growing up just 5 miles from Disneyland—Walt taught me the magic of the story. …then there was Frank Lloyd Wright and Jackson Pollock—two more of my muses. And there was my mother—known to us all as simply Tricia. It was Tricia who took me to a Special Exhibition of Jackson Pollock at LACMA in 1965. She believed in me then, and nurtured me to love art for a lifetime.

I entered my first professional juried competition that year, 1965, at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA, and was accepted. My work at that time, as a painter, was abstract expressionism—think of melding Pollock’s angst with Rothko’s form, his sense of place. I continued my expressionistic bent, and showing (…but he’s so young? ) until I entered college (wanting) to become a scientist-architect. It was then that my photographic nature reared its head in a more formal architectural genre.

By the late ‘90’s and into the early noughts my work became more minimalist and I was known for a time as Daniel Scissorhands due to my propensity to cut out what I did not want. This trait has become characteristic of my work. My photography has become painterly—and at times, sculptural.

My photography is in collection at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), and the Chinese-American Museum (Los Angeles). I am Licensed by Getty Images, Blend Images/Spaces Images. I was represented by The Haen Gallery in Asheville and Brevard, NC., the Abend Gallery and the Mike Wright Gallery in Denver, CO, and The Downstairs Gallery in Savannah, GA.

Exhibition CV

Year
 
Show
Location
Award

2020
24-Apr.
ArtFields 2020 CANCELLED
Lake City, SC
2019
28-Jan.
COLOR EXPLORATIONS
Curated by Ellie Pritts
South x Southeast photo gallery
Molena, GA
26-Apr.
ArtFields 2019
Lake City, SC
3-May
MIGRATION
Location Gallery
Savannah, GA
28-Jun.
MONO :: KROMATIK
PRAXIS Photographic Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN
2018
28-Sep
The LENSCULTURE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018
New York, NY
7-Dec.
Empty Places :: Abandoned Spaces
PRAXIS Photographic Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN
2017
1-Mar.
Southern Landscapes
Curated by Elizabeth Avedon
Brickworks Gallery
Atlanta, GA
10-Mar.
Built: Savannah
Location Gallery
Savannah, GA
20-Apr.
Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible
Juried by Peter Miller & Laurie Klein
Providence Center For Photographic Arts
Providence, RI
21-Apr.
ArtFields 2017
Lake City, SC
29-Jun.
Director’s Cut
Atlanta Photography Group
Atlanta, GA
17-Nov.
Member’s Show
The Light Factory
Charlotte, NC
2016
One Man Show
:: Hapag-Lloyd ::
Hamburg, Germany
1-Apr
The Abandoned Landscape
Juried Show
SouthEast Center for Photography
Greenville, SC
6-May
Savannah Point of View
Juried Show
Cultural Arts Gallery
City of Savannah
Savannah, GA
6-May
Water
Juried Show
SouthEast Center of Photography
Greenville, SC
2015
24-Apr.
Group Show
The Haen Gallery
Asheville, NC
24-Apr.
ArtFields 2015
Lake City, SC
25-Jun.
Artists & Artisans Tour
Juried Show
ARC Savannah
Savannah, GA
8-Oct.
One Man Show
The Downstairs Gallery
Savannah, GA
2014
9-Oct.
Invitational Show
The Downstairs Gallery
Savannah, GA
26-Jun.
Juried Exhibition
Artists & Artisans
ARC Savannah
Savannah, GA
19-Sep.
Arts In The Heart of Augusta
Juried Exhibition
Augusta, GA
Award of Merit
14-Nov.
Juried Exhibition
Telfair Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
2013
15-Nov.
Juried Exhibition
Telfair Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
2012
Feb.-Jun.
Breaking Ground
Group Show
Chinese American Museum
Los Angeles, CA
2009
5-Jan.
Celebrating Urban Light
Exhibition and Publication
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Los Angeles, CA
2005
3-Mar.
Group Show
The Matilda Gallery
Alpharetta, GA
2002
11-Jan.
Mixed Media 2002
Slidell Cultural Arts Center
Slidell, LA
29-Jan.
Concept to Object 2002
Cade Fine Arts Center
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD
6-Apr.
C’est la Vie
Long Beach Arts Association
Long Beach, CA
1st Place
6-Jun.
5th Annual Post Card Show
National Collage Society
Cork Gallery
New York, NY
19-Jul.
2002 International Juried Exhibition
Nese Aloan Gallery
Huntington, NY
27-Aug.
A Sense of Place: Continuity and Change in the New South
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Augusta, GA
11-Sep.
Invitational Show
Morris Museum of Art
Augusta, GA
2001
13-Oct.
The Art of Chocolate
Marion Hatcher Center
Augusta, GA
1st Place
19-Oct.
New Horizons Art Festival
Columbia County
Savannah Rapids Pavillion
Martinez, GA
1998
2-Oct.
One Man Show
Studio Fotografica
Augusta, GA
17-Sep.
Juried Show
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Augusta, GA
4-Nov.
Invitational Show
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Augusta, GA
1971
24-Jun.
Art for 1991
Southern California Exposition
Del Mar, CA
1965
19-May
Juried Show
Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts
Santa Ana, CA
18-Oct.
Juried Members Show
Tarzana Art League of Orange County
Tarzana, CA
Honorable Mention
Most Original in Show
1952
7-Mar.
Lawrence Hospital
Bronxville, NY
1st Place

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