Dan Shepherd

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Biography:

Dan was raised in the Pacific Northwest, enjoyed many creative years in New York City and Los Angeles now finds himself based in Seattle. The balance between urban living and love of nature is an ongoing pursuit for him and a universal human theme that drives his artistic practice. Dan has a Masters in Environmental Science from Columbia University and an International Diploma in Plant Conservation from the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew in England, as well as a BA in Japanese from the University of Oregon.

When he is not making art, he also loves to champion the art of others.   He is the owner and director of GALLERY 1/1 the only gallery in the U.S. to specialize exclusively in unique one-of-a-kind photographic prints.  He also is a Guest Editor for LENSCRATCH – Fine Art Photography Daily and a Contributing Writer for Don’t Take Pictures Magazine.

Résumé:

EXHIBITIONS

2015

-AltPhoto Scotland, Edinburgh, group exhibition

2014
- Faces of America, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, group exhibition
- HEIST Gallery, London, UK, gallery launch group exhibition
- Double Exposure, Feature Shoot, online group exhibition
- Blinded by Science | Alaska & California Collections, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, solo exhibition
- Trees, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, group exhibition, winner of the “Director’s Award”
2013
- Draw Me A Tree, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, CA, solo exhibition
2012
- Blinded by Science, dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, solo exhibition
- The Next: Emerging LA Artists, The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, group exhibition
- Green, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, group exhibition
- Occupy Melrose, Neon Venus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, group exhibition
- Harmonious Tableau, ADC Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA, group exhibition
- Looking for Home, Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA, group show
2011
- Draw Me A Tree, f/9 Photography Collective Gallery, Culver City, CA, solo exhibition
- Blinded by Science, f/9 Photography Collective Gallery, Culver City, CA, group exhibition
- The Nature of Trees, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, juried exhibition
- The Next: L.A. Photographers 2011, Julia Dean Photographic Workshops, Los Angeles, CA, group exhibition
- Summer Show, Neon Venus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, group exhibition
- Trees R Us, Neon Venus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, group exhibition
- Life Support Japan, wall space gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, group exhibition
2010
- Concatenation, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts (LACDA) Los Angeles, CA, group exhibition
- L.A. N D S C A P E S, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts (LACDA) Los Angeles, CA, group exhibition
2008
- Obama, ARTBREAK Gallery, Brooklyn NY, group exhibition
1998
- Hands On Color, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, solo installation
- New Media Lab, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA, group exhibition

SELECTED PUBICATIONS/BIBLIOGRAPHY/AWARDS
- Director’s Award, Trees Exhibition, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, 2014
- Blinded By Science | Alaska & California Collections, dnj Gallery Exhibition Catalog , 2014
- Altered Realities, PhotoPlace Gallery Exhibition Catalog, 2014
- Birds: Real and Imagined, PhotoPlace Gallery Exhibition Catalog, 2013
- Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Photography Contest, Honorable Mention, 2012
- Abstract Expressions, PhotoPlace Gallery Exhibition Catalog, 2012
- Blinded By Science| Central Park Collection, dnj Gallery Exhibition Catalog , 2012
- Orion Magazine, January/February, 2012
- Lenscratch, photo blog, featured July 3, 2012. http://www.lenscratch.com/2012/07/dan-shepherd.html
- Abstraction, F-Stop Magazine, Issue #44, 2011
- The Next: LA Photographers 2011, Exhibition Catalog, 2011
- The Nature of Trees, PhotoPlace Gallery Exhibition Catalog, 2011
- Bush, Bill, “This Artweek LA”, The Huffington Post, April, 5, 2011.
- Jake Abrahamson, “Nature Photographers Flash Their Stuff”, Sierra Club blog, November, 14, 2011

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
- Artist Talk and Workshop on Art and Activism, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, January, 2013
- Artist Talk, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, July 2012
- Artist Talk and Photowalk, TreePeople Park, Los Angeles, CA July, 2012
- OPEN SHOW San Francisco, “Project Earth @ Sierra Club HQ”, November, 2011
- Guest Lecture, Julia Dean Photographic Workshops, Finding Your Vision, October, 2011
- OPEN SHOW LA, #7, Focus Studios, June, 2011

Statement:

TERRA NOVA

This series began as an extension of my meditation practice. I love unknown and imaginary places which are often centers of focus as I meditate. I became intrigued by the ephemeral nature of fading blueprints and wanted to combine the terra nova of my mind with the alternative photographic process of diazotypes. In my studio, I start with conceptual ideas of unknown places and print out the border, text, path line framework of a map on unexposed blueprint paper. Then I handcraft the geography of these places by bending, folding, and crumpling the paper to create a dimensional sculpture, which is exposed with various UV light sources and developed in a homemade ammonia vapor chamber. The final unique print is pressed flat to reveal a 3D topographic map whose landscape features will slowly fade away over time giving the viewer an ongoing contemplative opportunity about place and the unknown.

Additional Information:

Website: www.danshepherdimages.com