Dan Farnum

 

 Education

 Master of Fine Art, Photography, 2006

The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

             

Bachelor of Fine Art, Photography, 2003

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Awards and Honors (Selected)

 

2016

2nd Place, Real American exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Juried by Peter Baker, whose photographs have been featured in Wall Street Journal, Bloomsberg, ESPN The Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, HOW Magazine, American Photography, and Hemispheres. Selected photograph was chosen from over 300 submissions.

 

2015

Gallery Award, Photo 15 Exhibition, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Exhibition juried by Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Photography at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

 

Honorable Mention, Baxter Street Gallery, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY. Juried by Marvin Heiferman, Curator and Writer who has contributed to and worked with the MoMA, Whitney, Smithsonian, Carnegie Museum of Art, New York Times, Art Forum, and Art in America

 

2014

Directors Choice Award, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA. Juried by Whitney Johnson who is the Director of Photography at The New Yorker. Ann Pallesen is the Director at Photo Center NW

 

2013

Best in Show, Midwest Contemporary, Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago, IL. Juried by Natasha Egan who is the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography and by Karen Irvine who is the Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. The selected photograph was 1 out 25 pieces chosen from 800 images

 

2011

Most Innovative Social Impact Imagery at Eco Byway Exhibition, College of Saint Benedict. Selected by Christine Baemuler, Associate Professor at University of Minnesota Minneapolis and Peter Johnson, Photographic Artis

 

2010

Landscape Interrupted, 3rd Place Award in exhibition. Awarded by William Jenkins, Former curator at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House and who was responsible for the influential New Topographics exhibition

 

2009

Juror Selection Award (1st), Mind’s Eye exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography. Awarded by Christopher Rauschenberg, Blue Sky Gallery and Photo Lucida founder

 

Missouri Top 50 Artist Grand Prize Winner. Awarded by Melanie Cohn, Executive Director, Council on Arts and Humanities, Staten Island, NY

 

Optical: Photography Now; Raandesk NYC juried exhibition, Honorable Mention. Juried by Elizabeth Carr (Art Consultant, NYC) Heather Guess (Board Member-Cleveland Contemporary Art Museum), Eric C. Shiner (Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh), and Foster Witt (Acquisitions: Polo Ralph Lauren, formerly Administrator at Sotheby’s Photo Department)

 

Marin MOCA, Depth of Perception Juried Exhibition; Honorable Mention. Awarded by Linda Connor

 

2008

Aperture Award, Print Center International Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA. Juried by Joel Smith, Curator at the Princeton Museum of Art

 

2006

Paul Sack Building Award; 3rd place, Awarded by Paul Sack

 

2005

Paul Sack Building Award; Honorable Mention, Awarded by Paul Sack

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2015

Alibi Fine Art, Chicago, IL

 

Craft Studio Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

 

Zarrow Center, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

 

2014

Prescott College Art Gallery, Sam Hill Warehouse, Prescott, AZ. Two person show with New York City photographer Robert Gerhardt

 

2013

Alibi Fine Art, Chicago, IL

 

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

 

1925 Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

2012

Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

 

106 Gallery, Calvin College Department of Art, Grand Rapids, MI

 

Reclaim/Collaborate, Clement Gallery, University of Toledo Art Department, Toledo, OH

 

Kalmanson Gallery, Emanuel Arts Center, Swainsboro, GA

 

2011

RAC Gallery, Ypsilanti (Ann Arbor area), MI

 

2010

Center Gallery, Wichita, KS

 

2009

Landon Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 

2008

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Perspectives Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

 

2005

Five Years Later, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

 

2017

On Freedom, Aperture Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

Curated by Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, and Wyatt Gallery of For Freedoms

 

Royal Photographic Society's 159th International Print Exhibition (Traveling):

Retina Photo Fest, Edinburgh, Scotland

Belfast Photo Fest, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Civic, Barnsley, England

The Museum of Somerset, England

Juried by Cecelia Davies, Director of Photoworks and Director of Brighton Photo Biennial; Malcolm Dickson, Writer, Curator and Director of Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow; Russ O'Connell, Picture Editor for Sunday Times Magazine and formerly Picture Director for Q Magazine; Gemma Padley, Freelance Photojournalist and Editor, Projects Editor for British Journal of Photography; Dougie Wallace, Photographer featured in publications such as New York Times and Stern Magazine

 

FotoFilmic 16 (Traveling):

Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, British Columbia

Photobook Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 

Juried by Todd Hido, Internationally recognized artist and educator; Karen McQuaid, Curator at the Photographers' Gallery in London; Barrie Mowatt, President of the Vancouver Biennale; Heidi Romano, Director of Photobook Melbourne; Heather Snider, Executive Director of SF Camerawork in San Francisco

 

2016

Royal Photographic Society's 159th International Print Exhibition (Traveling):

The Royal Albert Hall, London, England

PHOTOBLOCK at Old Truman Brewery, London, England

Juried by Cecelia Davies, Director of Photoworks and Director of Brighton Photo Biennial; Malcolm Dickson, Writer, Curator and Director of Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow; Russ O'Connell, Picture Editor for Sunday Times Magazine and formerly Picture Director for Q Magazine; Gemma Padley, Freelance Photojournalist and Editor, Projects Editor for British Journal of Photography; Dougie Wallace, Photographer featured in publications such as New York Times and Stern Magazine

 

FotoFilmic 16 (Traveling), DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Juried by Todd Hido, Internationally recognized artist and educator; Karen McQuaid, Curator at the Photographers' Gallery in London; Barrie Mowatt, President of the Vancouver Biennale; Heidi Romano, Director of Photobook Melbourne; Heather Snider, Executive Director of SF Camerawork in San Francisco

 

Portrait Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Juried by Amy Arbus

 

Real American, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Juried by Peter Baker, Photographer whose work has been featured in Wall Street Journal, Bloomsberg, ESPN The Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, HOW Magazine, American Photography, and Hemispheres. Selected photograph was chosen from over 300 submissions.

 

2015

Heat, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Juried by Seth Curcio, Associate Director of Pier 24 Gallery; Janet Delaney, Artist and Educator at SFAI and UC Berkeley; Jim Casper, Editor and Publisher of LensCulture; Pete Brook, Writer, Curator and Founder of Prison Photography

 

Photo 15, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Juried by Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Photography at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

 

Chromatic, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

Juried by Maria Toutoudaki, Blank Wall Gallery Director

 

12 Captured, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art and Capture 12 Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Juried by Mark Klett

 

Focus: The Portrait, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Juried by Amy Arbus

 

2014

Documentary 19th Annual Photography Exhibition, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

Juried by Whitney C. Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker.

1 of 12 artists chosen from 264 photographers and 1639 images. Three images were included in the exhibition.

 

Reflective, Alibi Fine Art, Chicago, IL

 

Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

 

Streetwise, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR

 

Art and the Urban Garden, Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Greyscale, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2013

Midwest Contemporary, Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

Juried by Natasha Egan who is the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography and by

Karen Irvine who is the Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

The selected photograph was 1 out 25 pieces chosen from 800 images.

 

ID, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Juried by Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Art Museum

 

Road Trip, Work Gallery, Detroit, MI

Curated by Stephen Schudlich, Director of Exhibitions at Work Gallery

 

2012

What is Beauty?, Upstairs Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Curated by L.A. based artists Leila May and Monica Marsh

 

Re:Told, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Curated by Bay Area artists Kija Lucas and Sarah Hirneisn

 

Family Dynamics, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA

Juried by Henry Horenstein

 

2011

20x200 Gallery print edition participant through Jen Bekman Gallery in NYC

 

Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art and iGavel, New York, NY

 

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

Early Morning After Dark, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Selected by Peter Howe, Former Director for New York Times Magazine and Director of Photography at

Life Magazine

 

Fieldwork, Black Box Gallery, Portland OR

Selected by Ethan Jackson, Internationally Exhibited Artist

 

2010

 

Landscape Interrupted, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

Selected by William Jenkins: Curator of influential New Topographics exhibition,

Professor Arizona State and formerly curator for International Museum of Photography

at the George Eastman House

 

New Normal, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Selected by Edward Robinson, Associate Curator of the Wallis Annenberg

Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

 

Black and White, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN

Selected by George Slade, Formerly the artistic director of Minnesota Center for Photography and the director of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers Program

 

Picturing Home, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Selected by Julian Cox, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art and Jason Francisco, Chair of the Emory Visual Arts Department

 

 2009

Dreamwork, The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, New York, NY

 

The Minds Eye, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Selected by Christopher Rauschenberg

 

Depth of Perception, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

Selected by Linda Connor

 

San Francisco Chronicles, Peanut Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2008

New Country Solo Show, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA

 

The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

Selected by Joel Smith, Curator at the Princeton Museum of Art

 

Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

 

 Myth of Difference, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

 

2007

Another Country, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 

Reconnecting, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

 

2006

Vernisage, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

 

Where We Live, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2005

Photo San Francisco, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

 

New Works, Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2004

Artist Books Exhibition, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco, CA

 

Of a Certain Place, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Bay Area Emerging Artist Show, San Francisco, CA

 

2003

Glitch, Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Shift in Focus, Media Union Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

 

     

Bibliography, Publications, and Reviews (Selected)

 

2017

TIME Magazine, Why the Doctors Only Take Cash, February 6, Vol 189 No 4

 

2016

Vision Magazine, When We are Young,  8 page feature of Young Blood alongside Doug DuBois and Lena Mucha, Vision is a Beijing based magazine focusing on Art, Culture and Fashion

 

C 41 Magazine, Italian based magazine and blog, http://www.c41magazine.it/dan-farnum-young-blood/

 

Aint-Bad, online feature, https://www.aint-bad.com/article/2016/07/07/dan-farnum/

 

2015

NewCity Chicago, solo exhibition review by Michael Weinstein, http://art.newcity.com/2015/06/27/review-dan-farnumalibi-fine-art/

 

Coming of Age, Art Focus Magazine July, Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition, Artist Spotlight Interview, http://ovac-ok.org/art-focus-magazine/julaug-2015/

 

No Outsiders Present, Columbia Tribune, solo exhibition review online and in print, http://www.columbiatribune.com/arts_life/ovation/no-outsiders-present-in-photo-exhibit-at-mu-s-craft/article_ac7fa3e6-dddf-55f3-8c65-7998cdbc9ada.html

 

2014

The Museum of Americana, Midwest Issue Number 5, http://themuseumofamericana.wordpress.com

 

2013

Timemachine Magazine, Flux Issue (Australian publication)

 

Cult (German Publication) http://thisisacult.org/dan-farnum/

 

2012

Young Blood: An Interview with Dan Farnum, Frontier Psychiatrist http://frontpsych.com/2012/10/23/dan-farnum-interview/

 

Daniel Farnum Photography Hits Home, Rapidian, Grand Rapids, MI

http://therapidian.org/daniel-farnums-photography-hits-home

 

Spot On: Sit Image Sit, Oregon Arts Watch (Review featuring Amy Stein, Thomas Zummer, and myself)

http://www.orartswatch.org/tag/daniel-farnum/

 

Booooom, feature on Vancouver blog www.booooooom.com/2012/11/14/daniel-farnum/

 

Dead Porcupine, feature on Italian blog, http://mag.deadporcupine.com/post/36734255925/daniel-farnum-young-blood-michigans-urban-youth

 

MPLS Photo Center, Portrait: Up Close and Personal. Conveyor Arts. Book

 

 2011

Midwestern Gothic http://midwestgothic.com/2011/10/the-photography-of-daniel-farnum/

 

Black Boots Ink, Interview http://blackbootsink.com/2011/07/introductionsintroducciones-dan-farnum/

 

KVSC radio feature, http://www.kvsc.org/podcast_item.php?id=191

 

2010

Self, book published through Ovenden Contemporary UK

 

2009

Exposure Project, issue number 4, book

 

Gina Meyers: A Model Year, Coconut Books, author-photo for G. Meyers

 

ArtKC365, Solo Show Review

http://artkc365.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/a-big-glass-of-country-time-daniel-farnum-at-landon-gallery/

 

Reporter Herald; exhibition review

www.reporterherald.com/Entertainment/go.asp?ID=23334

 

Invisible City 01, magazine, www.invisiblecity.org, Sydney, Australia

 

2008

Another Country, Edition One Publications; book

 

2004

Thrasher Magazine: Issue 282

 

2001

Thrasher Magazine: Issue 251

             

Thrasher Magazine: Issue 250

 

Lectures and Presentations (Selected)

 2015

Presenter, Society of Photographic Education, South Central Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

 Artist Lecture, Carter Art Center, Kansas City, MO

 

2014

Artist Lecture, Pecha Kucha, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK

 

Artist Lecture, Chit Chat 10, American Institute of Architects, Tulsa, OK

 

 2013

Artist Lecture, Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

 

2012

Artist Lecture, 106 Gallery, Calvin College Department of Art, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2010

Artist Lecture, Center Gallery/Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

 

2008

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Skype Video Lecture

 

 

Related Work Experience

 

 Associate Professor, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, 2017-Current

 

Assistant Professor, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, 2013-2017

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2007-2013

 

Gallery Director, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2008-2011

 

Artist Mentor, MFA Low Residency Program, Vermont College of Fine Art, Montpelier, VT, 2012

 

Adjunct Professor, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006-2007

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2004-2006. Worked with Henry Wessel, Muffy Kibbey, Eirik Johnson, and Reagan Louie.