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S. Gayle Stevens
 
 
 
 
Education
1999             M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
1996             B.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Merit Scholarship.
 
Gallery Representation
Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX.
Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA.
Paul Cava Fine Art Photographs.
St Veronica’s Photography Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale AZ.
 
Awards
 
2015
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Honorable Mention.
 
2014
 
Critical Mass Top 50 2014
Alternative Processes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Juror: Christopher James. Juror’s Honorable Mention and Director’s Honorable Mention.
Finalist Clarence John Laughlin Award
Finalist Critical Mass 2014
 
2013
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Honorable Mention.
 
2012
Alternative Processes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
 Juror: Christopher James. Juror’s Honorable Mention and Director’s Honorable Mention. (Collaboration with Judy Sherrod)
Plastic Fantastic III, Light Box Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR.
Juror: Susan Burnstine. Second Place.
Finalist Critical Mass 2012 with Judy Sherrod
Artist in Residence Serenbe Institute, Chattahoochee Hills GA.
Finalist Clarence John Laughlin Award.
Finalist Black & White Spider Awards.
 
2011
 
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011Second Prize, Single Image Category.
Plastic Fantastic, Light Box Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR. Juror: Susan Burnstine. First Place.
Photo Alchemy, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR. Juror: Laura Moya. Juror’s Award
 “Lo-fi” ography Show, Gallery 360,Vancouver, WA. Second Place Juror’s Award.
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Honorable Mention.
Finalist Critical Mass 2011
 
2010   
Critical Mass Top 50, 2010
Still in Motion London Photography Festival, London, UK First Place Golden Pinhole Award.
Krappy Kamera Honorable Mention
3rd Annual Juried Pinhole Show, Rayko Photo Gallery San Francisco, CA Honorable Mention
2nd Annual Curious Camera Competition, Honorable Mention.
2009   Holgascapes Holgapalooza Light Leaks Magazine First Place.
Body Pulses, Plates to Pixels, Honorable Mention.
2008            Photography Re-Imagined, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. Honorable Mention
 
 
 
Selected Exhibitions
 
2015
afterimage: life after the death of photography. MCAD Gallery Minneapolis MN. Invitational.
Flock: Birds on the Brink, Lotusland Santa Barbara, CA. Invitational.
A Show of Hands, A1 LabArts Gallery, Knoxville TN. Invitational.
Disappearance Another Silent Spring, Catherine Couturier Gallery Houston, TX. Solo Show.
Dispatches From Eternity, Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon, NY. Invitational
Revela-T 2015, Barcelona, Spain. Invitational.
ACTINIC Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. Invitational.
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Diffusion Annual Exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Invitational.
Unbound 4, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond VA.
Alchemical Ensemble: New Visions in Historic Photographic Processes, Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia, Missouri. Invitational.
 
 
2014
Disappearance, Under Glass, Griffin Museum of Photography. Installation. Invitational
Antiquarian Photography, The Ellis, Cleveland MS. Invitational
Nocturnes, SRO Gallery Texas Tech University. Solo show.
S. Gayle Stevens, Schneider Gallery Chicago, IL. Solo show.
Disappearance, S. Gayle Stevens, Wiljax Gallery, Cleveland, MS. Solo show.
Without Glass: Contemporary Lensless Photography, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA. Invitational
Inventing Reality: New Orleans Visionary Photography, A Gallery, New Orleans, LA. Invitational
Portfolio Showcase 2014, The Kiernan Gallery. Lexington, VA. Juror: Gordon Stettinius.
Pathways: Photography Invitational, University of South Carolina’s McMaster Gallery.
Your Daily Photograph, Disappearance 5, Curated by Blue Mitchell.
S. Gayle Stevens, Disappearance, Alibi Fine Art, Chicago. IL. Solo Show.
Gallery Artists, Candela Books and Gallery, Richmond VA. Invitational.
Disappearance, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale AZ. Solo Show.
Time, Place and Eternity: Flannery O’Connor and the Craft of Photography. Slow Exposures Pop-Up Show with the Posse. Zebulon Georgia.
Alternative Processes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Chemistry, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY. Invitational
Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William and Mary, Andrews Gallery, Williamsburg, VA. Invitational.
Currents 2014, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Juror, Roy Flukinger.
 
2013
Hay Now, Slow Exposures, Zebulon, Georgia.Invitational.
Fin, Fur, Feather and Foliage, Whiskey Bonding Barn, Slow Exposures, Zebulon, Georgia. Invitational
Through the Ages: 100 Years of RAM, Rockford Art Museum, IL. Invitational
Antiquarian and the New Avant Garde, Serenbe Photography Center GA. Curator . Invitational
Mad Hatters to Pixel Pushers, The Projective Eye Gallery, UNC Charlotte, NC. Invitational
Methods, The Kiernan Gallery. Lexington, VA.
Juror: Christopher James.
Rayko Plastic Camera Show, San Francisco, CA.
Juror: Ann Jastrab
Creatures, The Kiernan Gallery. Lexington, VA. Juror: Anne Berry.
TPS 22, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City TX, Traveling Exhibit,
Juror: Blue Mitchell
Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ.
Juror: Katherine Ware
Open Water, The Kiernan Gallery. Lexington, VA.
S. Gayle Stevens, Woodlands Academy, Lake Forest IL. Visiting Artist. Invitational
After Light, Basil Hallward Art Gallery, Potland, OR. Curated by Blue Mitchell. Invitational
Fourth Biennial Pinhole Show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA.
Another Way of Seeing, New Orleans Photo Alliance, LA. Juror: Christopher James.
Shadows and Ether, Bathhouse Cultural Center Dallas, Texas. Invitational.           
a posteriori,Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA Invitational.
Fragments of Memory, Noyes Cultural center, Evanston, IL, Invitational Curated by Alan Leder. Invitational
Unbound 2, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond VA.
Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui China. Invitational.
 
2012
Currents 2012 Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.
Terra Cognita, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen The Netherlands. Invitational
New Directions 2012, CrossingTerritories/ Arte Factum. wall space gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
Juror: Debra Klomp Ching.
Rayko Plastic Camera Show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA.
Illusion and Chemistry: The Alternative Process, The Kiernan Gallery. Lexington, VA.
Juror: Christopher James.
Krappy Kamera XII, Soho Photo Gallery, NY,NY.
In Your Dreams, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.
Juror: Susan Burnstine.
Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ.
Alternative Processes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Juror: Christopher James.
San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, Michelle O’Connor Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Juror: Jeff Curto.
Beheld, HomeSpace Gallery New Orleans, LA. Invitational
S. Gayle Stevens, Calligraphy, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Solo Show.
2012 Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.
Call and Response, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, LA,
Juror: Josephine Sacabo.
Bristol Festival of Photography, Talk Photo: Photography the Outer Limits, S. Gayle Stevens: Allegory Invitational.
Houston Center for Photography Juried Member Exhibition, Juror: Anne Wilkes Tucker.
Newspace Center for Photography Juried Member Show, Portland OR. Juror: Laura Moya.
Paducah Photo 2012,Yeiser Art Center.
When Pigs Fly, Light Box Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR. Invitational
The Art of Photography Show, San Diego Art Institute.
Ways of Seeing: Phoneography, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC. Invitational.
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Allegory, Photo Midwest, Madison, WI. Solo Show.
Shift, Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL. Invitational
 
2011
Tintype: Euphus Ruth, Jenny Sampson, S. Gayle Stevens, Bruce Shultz HomeSpace Gallery New Orleans, LA. Invitational
Mississippi Photographs, 1860’s – Present, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Invitational
Wet Plate and Mirrors: Photographers working with historical processes, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Invitational
S. Gayle Stevens, Takohl Gallery, Chicago, IL. Solo show.
Photocraft, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR and Plates to Pixels Gallery.
Mythmakers, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. Invitational
Soho National, Soho Photo Gallery, NY.NY. Juror: Lyle Rexer.
Plastic Fantastic, Light Box Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR. Juror: Susan Burnstine.
No Mirrors, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA. Juror: Ann Jastrab.
Photoplace Open 2011, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Alison Nordstrom.
B&W, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. Juror: Catherine Edelman.
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Hamidah Glasgow.
Photo Alchemy, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR. Juror: Laura Moya.
Small Plates, Fielding Wright Art Center, Delta State University, MS. Solo show.
(in)direct, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. Invitational
Self Image, Plates to Pixels.
Holga Out of the Box, TCC Photo Gallery, Longview, TX.
“Lo-fi” ography Show, Gallery 360,Vancouver, WA.
Across the Divide: Critical Mass 2010, Photo Center NW, Traveling exhibit.
Rayko Plastic Camera Show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA.
Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image, Trois Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
New Works Gallery Online, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA. Invitational
 
 
2010
Alternatives: Unconventional & Uncommon Processes, Mpls Photo Center, MN.
Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, NY.NY
Jurors: Mark and France Scully Osterman.
4TH Annual Photography Re-Imagined, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
Still in Motion London Photography Festival, London, UK
Krappy Kamera XII, Soho Photo Gallery, NY,NY.
Rayko Plastic Camera Show, San Francisco, CA.
3rd Annual Juried Pinhole Show, Rayko Photo Gallery, San Francisco. CA.
Nostalgia, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.
Paducah Photo 2010, Yeisser Art Center, Paducah, KY.
Plastic Fantastic, Light Box Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR.
Black and White, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Alternative Photographic Processes, Light Box Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR.
Low Tech, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Self-Searching: The Art of Self-Portraiture, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.
 
2009
Alternative Processes, PhotoPlace Gallery Middlebury VT. Juror: Blue Mitchell
Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo Gallery NY, NY.
Krappy Kamera XI, Soho Photo Gallery NY NY. Juror: Brian Clamp
Rayko Plastic Camera Show, San Francisco, CA.
Photowork ’09, Barrett Art Center Poughkeepsie, NY.  Juror: Malcolm Daniel
F295 21st Century Photography, 707 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh PA.
It’s Still Life, Rayko Photo Gallery San Francisco, CA.
The Spirit World, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA. Juror: Russell Joslin
3rd Annual Photography Re-imagined, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix AZ.  Juror: Jill Enfield.
Photographic Manipulations, Photography from the Permanent Collection, Rockford Art Museum. Invitational
                       
 
2008
Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo Gallery NY, NY. Juror: Dan Estabrook
21st Annual Northern National, Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI.
WCA Midwest Regional, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Photography Re-Imagined, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.  Juror: Christopher James
Women's Works, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL
STAC 29th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, St. James, NY.  Juror: Christopher James
Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.
 
 
 
Publications
 
2015
The Hand, Second Anniversary Issue, 2015
 
2014
 
Handcrafted: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print
Some Assembly Required: S. Gayle Stevens & Judy Sherrod, Don’t Take Pictures.
The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Christopher James. Wet Plate Chapter.
 
Phoenix New Times,Tilt Gallery Says Goodbye to Bees, Hello to New Scottsdale Location
 
Top Photography Films, S. Gayle Stevens, Silhouette’s of Surrealism
 
2013
 
Inventing Reality, New Orleans Visionary Photography, December 2013.
 
Spot, New Southern Photography.
S. Gayle Stevens - Calligraphy - Book #8 in the 11+1 Signature Series (March 2013)
Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes, Christina Z. Anderson. Cyanotype Chapter.
Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques, Jill Enfield.  Wet Plate Chapter
BETA Issue # Five June 2013, Nocturnes. Australia
Light Leaked, interview with S. Gayle Stevens and Judy F. Sherrod
People’s Photography, Allegory, S. Gayle Stevens, China.
People’s Photography, Nocturnes, S. Gayle Stevens and Judy F. Sherrod. China.
The Hand, Inaugural Issue, 2013.
 
2012
 
Lensculture, November 2012
Vignette Magazine, S. Gayle Stevens Allegory.
Black & White Photography, American Connection, April 2012.
Shots MagazineIssue #115, 4 Elements.
South x Southeast Photomagazine, Featured Artist and Contributing Editor with Judy Sherrod.
Collodion Quarterly, Premier Issue.
Diffusion Magazine Volume IV, Hand-Coated, Hand Made Invitational.
ElevenEleven, Journal of Literature and Art.
Camera Obscura Journal Volume 5.
 
2011
 
2012 Alternative Photography Calendar.
 
underexposedIn Focus: S. Gayle Stevens
Fuzion Magazine, Issue #3, The Collodionists.
 
Shots MagazineIssue #112, 25TH Anniversary Issue.
fotosavant.com, S. Gayle Stevens – Illuminating Darkness.
Square Magazine, Pinhole Stenoflex Competition Special Issue.
Diffusion Magazine, Ortus.
Fraction Magazine, Issue # 23.
 
DuPage Valley Review
 
2010
 
Finite foto: Critical Mass Wet Plate Collodion.
Clickblog.it: featured artist S. Gayle Stevens
Photomash.co.uk: Put away the digital and get ‘old school’ with some Wet Plate Collodion.
Perspectives: featured artist – S. Gayle Stevens, Black & White
Perspectives: featured artist _ S. Gayle Stevens, Low Tech
Descry Magazine, Issue # 2.
The Holga Darkroom: Featured Photographer – S. Gayle Stevens.
Filmwasters.com Guest Gallery: S. Gayle Stevens.
The Center for Alternative Photography’s Online Journal- S. Gayle Stevens.
 
2009           
Shots Magazine Issue #104, Open Theme.
Krappy Kamera XI Exhibition Catalogue.
Light Leaks Magazine Issue #15 Pinhole.
Rayko Plastic Camera Exhibition Catalogue.
 
Diffusion Magazine, Body Pulses.
Light Leaks Magazine Issue # 16 Holgapalooza.
 
 
Visiting Artist Lectures, Presentations, Critiques
2011
Small Plates, S. Gayle Stevens, Visiting Artist, Delta State University, Cleveland MS. Exhibition and workshop.
(in)direct, Lecture, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
2012
S. Gayle Stevens Artist in Residence Serenbe Institute,  Workshop Serenbe Photography Center, GA.
Calligraphy, Visiting Artist, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Allegory, S. Gayle Stevens, Photo Midwest, Madison WI, Exhibition and Lecture.
Birds, Real or Imagined PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Juror.
2013
Shift, Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign IL. Lecture and Workshop.
S. Gayle Stevens, Visiting Artist, Woodlands Academy Lake Forest IL. Lecture, Exhibition.
Photostock, Harbor Springs MI, Lecture.
Mad Hatters to Pixel Pushers, SPE South East, Charlotte NC. Lecture and Exhibition.
Wet Plate Holga Workshop, Serenbe Photography Center, GA.
Wet Plate Holga Workshop, Slow Exposures, Zebulon, Georgia.
2014
Visiting Artist, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.
Speaker, 2014 Northwest Symposium for Alternative Process Photography. Astoria OR.
Juror, Altered Views, Lightbox Gallery, Asoria OR.
Wet Plate Workshop, Photo Midwest, Madison WI.
Breaking All the Rules, lecture, PhotoMidwest, Madison WI.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Collections
New Orleans Museum of Art.
University of New Mexico Art Museum.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.
Center for Fine Art Photography. Ft. Collins, CO.
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.
Benedictine University, Lisle IL.
John D. Rockefeller Library, Brown University Providence, RI.
University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.
Charles E. Young Library, UCLA Los Angeles, CA.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Smith College, Northampton, MA.
Legacy Press, Ann Arbor, MI.
Columbia University, NY, NY.
Wallace Library, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.
Press at Palace of Governors, Santa Fe, NM.
Burton Barr Library, Phoenix AZ.
Dieu Donne`, NY, NY.

 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
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