Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Steve Davis
Lives and works in Seattle

Education

1983 M.F.A., College of Art and Architecture, University of Idaho

1979 B.S. Communications‑Photo/Film, University of Idaho

Professional Experience

2004/05
Visiting Faculty Member, (full time,) spring quarters. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.

1987
Coordinator of Photographic Imaging / Adjunct Member of the Faculty present The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.

1989
Visiting Faculty, School of Communication, fall semester, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

1980
Instructor, Applied Photography and Darkroom Techniques, Shasta College, Redding, CA

Awards and Grants

2005
Research Foundation Grant, Evergreen State College, for The Rainier School, A Photographic Documentation

2002
1st Prize, Project Competition, ($5,000) Santa Fe Center for Photography

1992
Honorable Mention, Computer Art of the Western States, Brigham City, UT

1990
Award of Excellence, University & College Designers Association

1988
Artist’s Fellowship, ($5,000) Washington State Arts Commission
Honorable Mention, Sixth Annual Photo Metro Photography Competition, San Francisco, Ca

1986
Award of Merit, California Works, State Fair, Sacramento, Ca
First Place, color category, 1986 SF Bay Guardian Photography Competition, San Francisco

1985
First Place, color category, Festival at the Lake, Oakland, Ca

1981
Silver Award, Seattle Design and Advertising Show 1981,
Photography for Edward Kienholz art catalog, Seattle, WA

Solo Exhibitions

2005
Photoarts.com (online)

2004
Pictures of Failure, Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX

1998
The Boys of Maple Lane, Gallery 2, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

1992
Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN

1989
Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX

1988
Prichard Gallery, Moscow, ID

1987
C‑R Gallery, Seattle

1984
Donnally/Hayes, Seattle

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006
Contrasting Objectives: Fifteen Pacific Northwest Photographers, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

2005
Vis a Vis Online (visavisphoto.com)

2004/05/06
Heart Gallery Project, portraits of people under the care of the Dept. of Social and Health Sciences, City Space Gallery, Seattle w/ other venues throughout the year
Santa Fe Center for Photography, 10 year anniversary auction

2003
Washington Center for Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
Prichard Gallery, Exhibition and Auction, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

2002
Digital Imagination, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

2001
Disparate Measures, Olympia World News, Olympia, WA
Prichard Gallery, Exhibition and Auction, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

1998
Infinite Parameters, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
We’re Your Future Too, The Children’s Museum, Seattle, WA

1997
La ville multiple, 1st Biennale de la Photographie, Musee d’Art Wallon, Liege, Belgium

1996
Nirvana: Capitalism and the Consumed Image,
Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
The Bridge: Siggraph 96 Art Show, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Events, Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR
CompuArt@unomaha, University of Omaha, Omaha, NE
Japan-O-Rama, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle

1995
Art as Signal: Inside the Loop, Krannert Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Spectrum Gallery, Fresno, CA
Gallery 2, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

1994
Second Biennial Auction/Exhibit, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Mini Treasures: Art of the West, Holter Museum, Helena, MT

1993
Fast Art for an Accelerated Culture; part of Art/LA’ 93
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Interfaced: Art and Technoculture, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Currents in Electronic Imaging, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Pictures from the Hyperworld, (with Vicki Demetre, Scott Rutledge, and Carl Toth, and Paul Lee,) Cyberspace Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
Pictures from the Hyper-World, Washington State University Fine Arts Museum, Pullman, WA

1992
SIGGRAPH Art Show, Chicago, IL
Spirit of the West, traveling exhibition, sponsored by WestOne Bank
Computer Art from the Western States, Brigham City Museum, Brigham City, UT

1991
National Computer Art Invitational, two year traveling exhibition

1990
Northwest Annual 1990, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Photography Faculty, The Evergreen State College

1989
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
College of Art and Architecture Faculty Exhibition, Ridenbaugh Art
Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
7 Faculty in Photography, from Washington State University, and the University of Idaho, Ridenbaugh Art Gallery, University of Idaho
Gallery 4, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

1988
Sixth Annual Photo Metro Photography Competition, Bruce Velick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Centennial Alumni Show, traveling exhibition originating from the
Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Selected Group Exhibitions

1986
California Works, State Fair, Sacramento, CA

1985
California Works, State Fair, Sacramento, CA
SF Bay Guardian Photography Competition, Climate Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1984
Architectural Spaces, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, NY

1983
20X20 Gallery, San Francisco

1982
Inland Empire Photographers, Hoffman Gallery, Spokane, WA

1980
American Vision 1980, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York

Artist Residencies

2002
Pierce County Remann Hall Juvenile Incarceration Facility. Sponsored through the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2000
Green Hill School, Incarceration Facility. Sponsored through the Seattle Children’s Museum/Experimental Gallery

1997
Maple Lane, Incarceration Facility. Sponsored through the Seattle Children’s Museum/Experimental Gallery

Bibliography

2003
“What They Were Thinking,” The New York Times Magazine, July 20 2001 Barbara Houghton, Art and the Internet, Prentice Hall Publishers

1997
Interactions, volume IV.3, ACM, May + June

1996-00
Who’s Who in the West, Marquis, 26th, 27th, and 29th Editions

1996
Laura Lee Bennet, “’Public Selves Gone Stealth,” Washington Free Press, Nov-Dec

Regina Hackett, “Nirvana Artists Explore the Gap between Reality and the Virtual World,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, Oct 18th, 18

Website Review, Online Hot List, Photo District News, August

1994
Artweek, July 7 Issue

1993
Deborah J. Haynes, “Modern in Moscow, Postmodern in Pullman,” Visions Art Quarterly, Fall Issue, 29
Laura Meyers, “William Gibson Goes to the Art Fair,” with three photographs, Los Angeles Magazine, December Issue, 18

1992/96
Robert Hirsch, Exploring Color Photography, 2nd and 3rd Editions, W.C. Brown

Conferences

2002
Presenter, Symposium, Review Santa Fe, Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts

2000
Panelist, “Opening a Conversation: Community Service in the Curriculum,” Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Cincinnati, OH

1998
Presenter, “Pictures of Failure: Photography at Maple Lane,” Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Peer Review Committee, 1997 National Conference, Society for Photographic Education

1993
Session Co-Chair, (w/ Paul Pak-hing Lee,) “Pictures from the Hyper- World: The Artist in Technoculture,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA

1993
Presenter, “Post-Photographic Depression,” Northwest
Communication Association Annual Meeting, Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Panelist, “The Politics of Electronic Imaging” Challenge: Merging and Emerging Technology, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

1992
Conference Chair, Society for Photographic Education Northwest Regional Conference, Olympia, WA

Collections

James Harris

George Eastman House

Bernard Masson

Seattle Children’s Museum

Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium

Bethel School District, Pierce County, WA

EZTV, West Hollywood, CA

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