DENNIS CHURCH, Photographer

American, b. 1949

Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION

1976-1977 University of Wisconsin, Madison; Graduate studies, Psychology

1973 Iowa State University, Ames; Graduate studies, Sociology

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

INDEPENDENT STUDIES

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

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

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, Madison, WI

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

1981 Downtown Madison, The State Historical Society of Wisconsin Museum, Madison, WI

1981 Downtown Madison, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

1981 A Photographic Survey of the Physical and Social Environment of Downtown Madison, Wisconsin, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SELECTED JURIED AND INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

2019 Portfolio Review Exhibition, Bronx Documentary Center, The Bronx, NY

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, Atlanta, GA

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, Fort Myers, Fl Veron Ennis, Curator

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

2014 Portfolio Exhibition, Atlanta Photography Group: Portfolio Exhibition, APG Gallery, Atlanta, GA Juror: Richard McCabe, Curator, Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2014 All Florida Juried Exhibition: Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

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

2014 Abstraction, Marco Island Art Center, Marco Island, FL

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, Fort Myers, FL

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, Madison, WI

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

2009 Annual Juried Exhibition, The Center for Photography at Madison, Madison, WI

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

1983 Works from the Permanent Collection, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

AWARDS, HONORS, GRANTS

2013 Best Portfolios, LensCulture

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

2009 Honorable Mention, Juried Exhibition, Center for the ARTS, Bonita Springs, FL

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

1981 Project Art Grant Award, "A Photographic Survey of the Physical and Social Environment of Downtown Madison", Cultural Affairs Commission, City of Madison, WI

BIBILOGRAPHY Books, Articles, Media

2020 EyeShot_Magazine: web and Instagram feature on my work. https://eyeshotstreetphotography.com/dennis-church/?utm_source=Eyeshot+Magazine&utm_campaign=ad3df1c2fa-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_502611cbfb-ad3df1c2fa-168084388&mc_cid=ad3df1c2fa&mc_eid=f5687d6e5a

2020 Arts SW Florida: Reprise posting of all articles reviewing my work. 

http://www.artswfl.com/artists/photography-artists/church-dennis/dennis-church?fbclid=IwAR2MgX-bSGW1oYiJrHpwI8wZ8rzXGWx0M2BO8wOkiqR3ZgWo5lspFG9YOss

2018 Il Post, Milan, Italy: Il caos che vediamo ogni giorno, photografato http://www.ilpost.it/2017/12/27/caos-vediamo-giorn...

2017 Bystander, A History of Street Photography, Lawrence King Publishing, London 2017, Authors Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz. http://amzn.to/2AbIW3Q2017

2017 Dennis Church's 12-year project sees him capture the visual noise of America's streets, It’s Nice That, E-Zine, London, England. http://bit.ly/2Bc2gep

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

2016 "Some Americans", VASA Journal on Images and Culture. http://vjic.org/vjic2/?page_id=4244

2015 Alone Together, Naples Daily News; Donald Miller, "Stand Before US, Compositional Aspects of Photography and Painting, Arts Complex, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

2014 The Southern Photographer blog, http://bit.ly/2Ag0ZDX

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

2014 Eyes on the South, Oxford American, the Southern Magazine of Good Writing. 10/27/2014; Editor Jeff Rich http://bit.ly/2ztAXvJ

2014 Natural Subjects Win the Day", Naples Daily News, 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 Best of Photography 2013, Photographer’s Forum Magazine

2012 Street Photography 2013, World Photography Gala Awards

2012 Lenscratch: 01/2013, http://bit.ly/2tfhEYz

2012 Art Opportunities Monthly: Cover

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

1982 “Our Land-Our Lives”, Gonstead Community Clinic, Mt. Horeb, WI, The Wisconsin State Journal

1979 Evaluating Historical Photographs: A Personal Perspective; American Association for State and Local History Technical Leaflet, Paul Vanderbilt

LECTURES, INTERVIEWS, TALKS

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

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

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

2013 Invited Speaker, Pelican Landing Photography Club, Bonita Springs, FL

2012 Presenter, Southwest Florida Photo Salon, Fort Myers, FL

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

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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