DENNIS CHURCH, Photographer

American, b. 1949

Lives in Delray Beach, Florida


EDUCATION

1975-1977 University of Wisconsin, Madison; graduate studies, Psychology

1973 Iowa State University, Ames; graduate studies, Sociology

1972 Iowa State University, B. S. Sociology, minor Psychology


INDEPENDENT STUDIES

1979-1980 Apeiron Workshops, Millerton, NY, Studied with Paul Vanderbilt

1979-1980 The Long Island Project, Project Assistant, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Olympus Camera Corp.


SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2024 Urban Color Fields, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Tauni De Lesseps Gallery of Art

2021 Color Forms, Garage Gallery, Beacon, New York

2016 AMERICOLOR, Marco Island (FL) Center for the Arts

2014 AMERICOLOR, Kaori Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2013 Florida Moments, Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL

1986 Photographs by Dennis Church, Wisconsin Academy of Arts and Sciences

1984 Our Land-Our Lives, Gonstead Clinic, Community Room Gallery, Mt. Horeb, WI

1981 Downtown Madison, The State Historical Society of Wisconsin Museum

1981 Downtown Madison, Madison Art Center

1981 A Photographic Survey of the Physical and Social Environment of Downtown

         Madison, Wisconsin, State Historical Society of Wisconsin


SELECTED JURIED AND INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 Troy University, Huo Bao Zhu Gallery, Juror, Tom Rankin

2023 Urban Landscape, NY Photo Curator 

2023 Photographs of Architecture, Boca Raton Museum of Art at BRIC Walls

2023 Thresholds, Street Photography Now. The Los Angeles Center of Photography

         Juror, Angela Bryant

2023 Storytelling, The Atlanta Photography Group. Juror: Alyssa Coppelman

2023 The Language of Color, Atlanta Photography Group. Juror: Blue Mitchell

2020 All Florida Juried Competition, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL

2019 Portfolio Review Exhibition, Bronx Documentary Center

2019 1st Annual Slide Slam in conjunction with FOAM Amsterdam exhibit, "Talent"; Red Hook

          Labs, Brooklyn NY,

2018 Camera USA, National Juried Competition, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL

2017 City of Palms: Four Visions, One Icon; Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL

2017 Camera USA, national juried competition, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL

2017 Where are We? What Does the South Look Like Today? Atlanta Photography Group

2016 All Florida Juried Competition, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL

2016 RED, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City TX

2015 Stand Before US, Compositional Relationships Between Contemporary Photography and Contemporary Painting; Invitational; Wasmer Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University,

        Veron Ennis, Curator

2015 Broadsides: Poetry off the Shelf, Invitational; Lee County Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers, 

2014 Portfolio Exhibition, Atlanta Photography Group: Portfolio Exhibition

        Juror: Richard McCabe, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

2014 All Florida Juried Exhibition: Boca Raton Museum of Art

2014 Downtown, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

2014 Abstraction, Marco Island (FL) Art Center

2014 All Florida Juried Competition, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL

2014 Layers, Fabric, and Assemblage, Lee County Alliance for the Arts

2014 Camera USA, National Juried Exhibition, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL

2013 Invitational Anniversary Exhibition: Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL

2013 All Florida Juried Competition: Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL

2013 Annual Group Photography Exhibition, Sweet Art Gallery, Naples, FL

2013 How We Play, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL

2013 Camera USA, National Juried Exhibition, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL

2012 Juried Group Exhibition, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2012 Juried Group Show, In One Instant Gallery, Fort Myers, FL

2011 ART?, Altered Aesthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2010 Works from the Collection, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

2010 All About Color, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL

2009 Annual Juried Exhibition, The Center for Photography at Madison

1984 State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, WI

1983 Works from the Permanent Collection, Madison Art Center


AWARDS, HONORS, GRANTS

2013 Best Portfolios for 2013, LensCulture

2012 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography, New Orleans Photo Alliance

1982 Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Art Grant Award, “Our Land-Our Lives", 

1981 City of Madison, Wisconsin Cultural Affairs Commission, Art Grant Award

         "A Photographic Survey of the Physical and Social Environment of Downtown Madison"


BIBILOGRAPHY: Books, Articles, Interviews

2022 UP Photographers Interview and publication of images: https://bit.ly/3UXQ7o4

2020 EyeShot_Magazine: web and Instagram feature on my work.

2020 Arts SW Florida: Articles reviewing my work: https://bit.ly/3yJjhjh 

2018 Il Post, Milan, Italy: Il caos che vediamo ogni giorno, photografato https://bit.ly/3yRaUSF

2017 Bystander, A History of Street Photography, Book by Lawrence King Publishing, 

          by Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz. http://amzn.to/2AbIW3Q2017

2017 It's Nice ThatDennis Church's 12-year project sees him capture the visual noise of

          America's streets, London, England. http://bit.ly/2Bc2gep

2017 Lenscratch: "Dennis Church: Americolor", http://lenscratch.com/2017/11/denis-church/

2016 VASA Journal on Images and Culture, Some Americans https://bit.ly/3ySYZDV

2015 Naples Daily News, Alone Together, Donald Miller, "Stand Before US, Compositional

          Aspects of Photography and Painting, Wasmer Art Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University,

2014 The Southern Photographer https://bit.ly/45mZfYl

2014 Wonderzine Magazine, Moscow, Russia 2014. http://bit.ly/2Fjyo5B

2014 Oxford American, Eyes on the South, Southern Magazine of Good Writing

           Editor Jeff Rich

2014 Naples Daily News, Natural Subjects Win the Day", Donald Miller, critic, August.

2014 Art Photography Magazine, Prague, Czech Republic, March.

2014 Image in Progress, print magazine, Rome, Italy. February.

2014 LensCulture: Dennis Church, Lens Culture Best Portfolios 2013; January

2013 Photographer's Forum Magazine, A book: Best of Photography 2013

2012 World Photography Gala Awards, Street Photography 2013

2012 Lenscratchhttp://bit.ly/2tfhEYz

2012 Art Opportunities Monthly: Cover photograph

1986 Wisconsin Academy Review, Wisconsin Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fall 1984

1982 The Wisconsin State Journal,Our Land-Our Lives

1979 American Association for State and Local History, Evaluating Historical Photographs:

          Paul Vanderbilt, author


LECTURES & TALKS

2021 Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, Florida

2016 Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island, FL

2015 Wasmer Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

2013 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL

2013 Pelican Landing Photography Club, Bonita Springs, FL

2012 Southwest Florida Photo Salon, Fort Myers, FL

2012 “The Arts in Southwest Florida”, WGCU-FM Radio interview, Fort Myers, FL


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI.

The Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

The Wasmer Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL