Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Steve Davis

b. 1957 Sacramento, CA

Lives and works in Olympia, WA

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-Present

Faculty Member, (full time). 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

2013

Nominee, Portfolio of the Year (As American Falls,) Le Journal de la Photographie

2011

Honorable Mention, Curator’s Choice Awards, The Center

2009

Nominee, Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers

2008

Honorable Mentions (2), The Human Condition, Prix de la Photographie, Paris

2006

Visual Arts Fellowship, Artists Trust, Seattle

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

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

2016

Galerie Fotoland, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

2013

Back to the Garden, James Harris Gallery, WA

2011

As American Falls, James Harris Gallery, WA

2009

The Western Lands, James Harris Gallery, WA

2007

Captured Youth, James Harris Gallery, WA

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

2015

Try Youth as Youth, David Weinberg Photography, Chicago, IL

2014

Unseen, Gallery Project, Presented in both Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI

2013

Seen but Not Heard: Photos from US Juvenile Prisons, Belgrade, Serbia

Invisible Solitudes, Festival Fotographico Europeo, Italy

Benefit Exhibition: Northwest Focus, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

Prison Art, Machine House Brewery, Seattle, WA

Atmospheric Weather: Two Exhibitions from Seattle Public Utilities’ Collection, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle, WA

Sitting for History: Exploring Self-Identity Through Portraiture, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2012

Portrayal Betrayal: Photographic Portraits from the Permanent Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Invisible Solitudes: Life at the Edge of Mental Health, Milan, Italy

Looking at the Land: 21st Century American Views, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and online.

GROUNDED, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

Cruel and Unusual, Noorderlicht Gallery, The Netherlands

Commentaries: Artists Respond to the Land, Prograpfica, Seattle, WA

2011

Reclaimed, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

The Animal Within, Artist Television Access, San Fransisco, CA

B-B-B-Bad, Anna Kustera Gallery, NYC

2010

Critical Messages: Contemporary Northwest Artists on the Environment, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, travelled to Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, and Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

Portrait, The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

Do I Know You, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

txt, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009

Landscape Visions, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

The 50 States Project, http://www.50statesproject.net/

Insights of Life from the Shadows of Death, Red Door Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008

Century 21: Dealer’s Choice, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA

2007

Telling Stories: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

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

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

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD

City of Seattle, WA

Cleveland Clinic, Beachwood, OH

James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

The Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Bernard Masson, Paris, France

Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle, WA

Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium

Bethel School District, Pierce County, WA

EZT, West Hollywood, CA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

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