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Selected Exhibitions
2014
photo-eye gallery, Photo Objects & Small Prints – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Soho Photo, Krappy Kamera XVI – New York, New York
Rayko Photo Center, 7th Annual Toy Camera Show – San Francisco, California
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The National Best Contemporary Photography 2014 – Fort Wayne, Indiana

2013
Daguerre Gallery, Vanishing Spirits  –  Brno, Czech Republic
Center for Fine Art Photography, Center Forward 2013  –  Fort Collins, Colorado
Gaelic College / Islay Whisky Festival, Vanishing Spirits  –  Bowmore, Scotland
Rayko Photo Center, 6th Annual Toy Camera Show – San Francisco, California
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Construction Sites – Michigan City, Indiana
Denver International Airport, Center Forward 2012  –  Denver, Colorado
Rayko Photo Center, Center Forward 2012  -  San Francisco, California
Soho Photo, Krappy Kamera XV – New York, New York
The Camerawork Gallery, Cerealism  -  Portland, Oregon

2012
Candela Gallery, Candela Unbound! Invitational Exhibition – Richmond, Virginia
Center for Fine Art Photography, Center Forward 2012 – Fort Collins, Colorado
Open Shutter Gallery, Toyed With – Durango, Colorado
Rayko Photo Center, 5th Annual Toy Camera Show – San Francisco, California
Slideluck Potshow, Cerealism  –  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Slideluck Potshow, Cerealism  –  San Francisco, California

2011
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Juried Exhibit – Detroit, Michigan
Soho Photo, Krappy Kamera XIII – New York, New York
Rayko Photo Center, 4th  Annual Toy Camera Show – San Francisco, California
Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery, Emerging Artist Art Auction through iGavel
Modified Arts, Riding Through Lishui – Phoenix, Arizona
LightBox Photographic Gallery, Plastic Fantastic II – Astoria, Oregon
TCC Photo Gallery, Holga Out of the Box – Longview, Texas

2010
Rayko Photo Center, 3rd Annual Toy Camera Show – San Francisco, California
Davis – Orton Gallery, Cerealism  2-person show – Hudson, New York
Photo-Eye Photographer’s Showcase, Vanishing Spirits –  www.photoeye.com
ArtsEye Gallery, 2nd Annual Curious Camera Competition, Honorable Mention – Tucson, Arizona
Slideluck Potshow, Cerealism – Woodstock, New York
Phoenix Art Museum, “A Night of Stars” art auction – Phoenix, Arizona
Fresh stART art auction – Los Angeles, California

2009
Southeast Museum of Photography, Anthology – Daytona Beach, Florida
Lishui Photography Festival, Cerealism  solo – Lishui, China
Soho Photo, Krappy Kamera XI – New York, New York
Rayko Photo Center, It’s Still Life – San Francisco, California
Kaunas Photography Festival – Kaunas, Lithuania
Body Pulses, 3rd International Juried Exhibition –  www.platestopixels.com
Slideluck Potshow, Cerealism – Portland, Oregon
ASU Downtown Campus Library, Made in China – Phoenix, Arizona
Peoria Performing Arts Center, The Imaginary Combat of Little Green Army Men   solo – Peoria, Arizona

2008
Modified Arts, The Martial Plan  solo – Phoenix, Arizona
Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, Cerealism  solo – Amarillo, Texas
Anne Kittrell Gallery, Cerealism  solo – Fayetteville, Arkansas
West Valley Art Museum, Cerealism  solo – Surprise, Arizona
Tempe Public Library, Cerealism  2-person show – Tempe, Arizona
Phoenix Art Musuem, “Building A Collection” art auction – Phoenix, Arizona
Silver Eye, New Works Gallery Online, The Imaginary Combat of Little Green Army Men – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2007
Eisentrager / Howard Gallery, Alterations – Lincoln, Nebraska
Mesa Contemporary Arts at Mesa Art Center, Latent Image – Mesa, Arizona
Eye Lounge, 6×6 Show – Phoenix, Arizona
Modified Arts, Small Works Show – Phoenix, Arizona

2006
Fala Collections, Cerealism  solo – Tucson, Arizona
Jen Bekman Gallery, Hey Hot Shot! – New York, New York
Bentley Projects,  Configuration – Phoenix, Arizona

2005
George Billis Gallery, Summer Group Show – Los Angeles, California
Bentley Projects, The Antinomy of Distance – Phoenix, Arizona
Houston Center for Photography,  Juried Member Exhibit – Houston, Texas
SF Camerawork, En Masse – San Francisco, California
The Foundry Art Centre, True Fiction – St. Charles, Missouri
The Kitchenette,  Summer Invitational – Phoenix, Arizona
Eye Lounge,  6×6 Show – Phoenix, Arizona

2004
Bentley Projects, Familiar Terrain  solo – Phoenix, Arizona
Mayo Center for Humanities in Medicine,  Back and Forth  solo – Scottsdale, Arizona
40 Acres Art Gallery, Mammy…How I Love You – Sacramento, California

2003
Modified Art Space, Back and Forth  solo – Phoenix, Arizona
Studio 5C, Playing in the Shadow of Space  solo – Tempe, Arizona
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Ready, Set, Go!  Toys and Games in Art – Anchorage Alaska
C. Grimaldis Gallery, Mammy. . . How I Love You – Baltimore, Maryland
Chelsea Gallery, Mammy. . . How I Love You – Cullowhee, North Carolina
Steele Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, “Building a Collection” art auction – Phoenix, Arizona
G2 Gallery,  Summer Group Show – Scottsdale, Arizona
Eye Lounge,  6×6 Show – Phoenix, Arizona

2002
Central Gallery / Burton Barr Library, Playing in the Shadows of Space solo – Phoenix, Arizona
West Valley Art Museum , The Good, The Bad and the Ugly  3-person show – Surprise, Arizona
Penland Gallery,  The Relevance of Making – Penland, North Carolina

2001
The Urban Gallery, Toying with Memories  solo – Scottsdale, Arizona
Modified Arts, 2- person show – Phoenix, Arizona
Artbrokering.com / Strategic Fine Art,  Autumn Group Show – Los Angeles, California
Art One Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
Juried Art Festival – Beverly Hills, California

2000
The Urban Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
Art One Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
Modified Arts, 3- person show – Phoenix, Arizona
Mesa Community College – Mesa, Arizona

1999
Galeria Mesa Art Center, The Natural World – Mesa, Arizona
Mesa Community College – Mesa, Arizona

Awards / Grants
2013   Finalist, Critical Mass 2013  –  Photolucida
2013   Honorable Mention, Center Forward 2013  –  The Center for Fine Art Photography
2012   Finalist, Critical Mass 2012  –  Photolucida
2012   Honorable Mention, Center Forward 2012 – The Center for Fine Art Photography
2012   Honorable Mention, Altered Image – Prix De La Photographie Paris
2010   Honorable Mention, Holgapalooza 2010 – Light Leaks Magazine
2009   Professional Development Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts
2006   Honorable Mention, HCP Photography Fellowship – Houston Center for Photography
2006   Photo Contest Winner, Picture This – Desert Living magazine
2006   Professional Development Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts
2006   Review Santa Fe juried portfolio review – Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts
2005   Artist Career Development Grant – Phoenix Commission on the Arts
2005   Seventh Avenue Streetscapes – Phoenix Commission on the Arts
2004   Photo Contest Winner – Modern Painters magazine
2002   Artist Project Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts
2002   Artist Materials Grant – Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum

Publications and Reviews (web and print)
Wired.com – Cereal Scapes Take Playing With Your Food to the Next Level, November 2012
The Portrait – F-Stop Magazine, Issue #51
Abstraction – F-Stop Magazine, Issue #45
HolgaPalooza 2010 – Light Leaks, Issue 18
Friday’s Featured Photographer – Four Corners Dark – www.fourcornersdark.com  May 2010
ToyCam, Lo-Fi Photography – The TOYCAM Book Team
Portfolio Issue – Juried by Amber Terranova – F-Stop Magazine, Issue #42
Away from Here – F-Stop Magazine, Issue #39
Food–  F-Stop Magazine, Issue #38
Signs – F-Stop Magazine, Issue #37
Amusement – F-Stop Magazine, Issue #36
The Collection – File Magazine, July 2009
Evidence:  Photographic Proof gallery – Light Leaks, Issue 12, Winter 2009
Best Use of Cheerios – Phoenix Magazine Best of the Valley, September 2008
Cerealism at WVAM is part of a complete breakfast by Kathleen Vanesian – Phoenix New Times, July 10, 2008
‘Cerealism’ at the West Valley Art Museum  by Michael Senft – The Arizona Republic, June 9, 2008
Innovative artist uses cereal as subject  by Niketa Reed – TheTravelerOnline.com, March 12, 2008
The Small Picture  by Adriane Goetz – Phoenix New Times, January 10, 2008
Art That Clicks  by Richard Nilsen – The Arizona Republic, May 6, 2007
Your Day, Your Way  by Lisa K. Polacheck – Where [Phoenix + Scottsdale], April 2007
Cheerio!  by Julie Newberg-Trembly – Opening Night / AZ Republic, Spring 2007
Picture This – Desert Living, Sept/Oct.  2006
Sunday Artist Series – KNXV – TV (ABC 15), August 13, 2006
Don’t Play With Your Food (what’s new, hot, now) – Desert Living, April 2006
Altered Landscapesby Margaret Regan – Tucson Weekly, March 2, 2006
Scapes & Escapes:  A Survey of Art Photography in Scottsdale – Where [Phoenix + Scottsdale], November 2005
Salt of the Earth – Arizona Monthly, February 2005
Architecture:  Taliesin West’s Private Side – Arizona Monthly, November 2004
The Many Faces of Beverly McIver catalogue – 40 Acres Art Gallery, Autumn 2004
Photo Contest Winner – Modern Painters magazine, Summer 2004
Artist of the Month – Phoenix Magazine, June 2004
Collaborative artworks find poetry in stones by Richard Nilsen – The Arizona Republic, March 25, 2004
Back and Forth with the Buttons – Shade magazine, December /January 2004
Haunting Exhibit – The Arizona Republic, December 15, 2003
Mammy…How I Love You catalogue – Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University  2003
Keep Gaming Me – The Anchorage Press, V. 12, Ed. 24  June 12-18, 2003
Ready, Set, Go!  Toys and Games in Art catalogue – Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska  2003
Facing up to disturbing racial stereotypes – The Baltimore Sun, March 9, 2003
As the world turns ‘The Natural World’ – The Arizona Republic, June 5, 1999

Collections
Hotel Valley Ho – Scottsdale, Arizona
Lishui Photography Museum – Lishui, China
Harborview Medical Center – Seattle, Washington / 4 Culture
Phoenix Commission on the Arts – Phoenix, Arizona
Southeast Museum of Photography – Daytona Beach, Florida
Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Phoenix, Arizona

  • Architecture of Amusement
  • Riding Through Lishui:  The Pleasant Goat Experience
  • Roman
  • 7 Days in Beijing
  • Back & Forth
  • Cerealism
  • Clearing the Land
  • Made in China
  • Vanishing Spirits – The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch
  • Monumental China
  • Places and Spaces
  • Playing in the Shadows of Space
  • Portraits in Plastic
  • Riding Through Lishui
  • The Imaginary Combat of Little Green Army Men
  • Scottish