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Richard Gilles

Born in Brunswick, Georgia

Lives and works in Atascadero, California

Education

B.A. Fine Arts, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, 1981

Solo Exhibition

2013Towers, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2012Towers, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

2011 Had Enough? (and other questions of pride), Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

2010 Signs of the Times, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2009 Signs of the Times, b.Sakata Garo Fine Art, Sacramento, California

Strange Attractors (and other such phenomenon), Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

Almost Home-Less, Exit Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

2008 Almost Home-Less, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, California

The Highway Remembers, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

2007 Almost Home-Less: A photographic exploration, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

1982 Richard Gilles - Recent Photographs, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Group Exhibitions

20142014 Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, juror: Diana L. Daniels

2013Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University Fine Arts Gallery, Denton, Texas, juror: Sarah Kennel

West Coast Biennial, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, California, juror: Scott A. Shields

2012Crocker-Kingsley Biannual, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, California, Juror: Michael Duncan

Road, Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina, Juror: W. M. Hunt

Summer Collection, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, California

The Summer Show, 47th Juried Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, Louisiana, Juror: Miranda Lash

Works on Paper, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, New York

Annual Juried Exhibit, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, Maryland, Juror: Sue Spaid

Emerging Focus, Photo LA, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California

Crossroads: A Shifting Landscape, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, curators: Jesse Gordon and Emily Ozga

Math + Art, Moreau Art Galleries, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

2011The Big Show, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

SNAP: A National Photograph Exhibition, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California, jurors: Drew Johnson and Sandra S. Phillips

The Observed, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohioi

2011 National Juried Exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, California, juror: Kate Eilertsen

The Plastic Box, Arts West Gallery, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina

California!, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California, jurors: Chandra Cerrito and Svea Lin Soll

Brand 40, Works on Paper, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California, juror: Peter Frank

Out of Con(text), DNJ Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Crocker Art Auction Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Paducah Photo 2011, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, juror: Karen Irvine

22nd Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, juror: Julie Sasse

Sources - Origins, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts, juror: Howard Yezerski

24th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, juror: Dan Cameron

LENS 2011, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, Illinois, juror: Natasha Egan

Truth and Dare, NEXUS/foundation for today’s art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, juror: Gabriel Martinez

Works on/of Paper, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California, juror: Elizabeth Mitchell

This Good Earth, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon

The Consilience of Art and Science Exhibition, Pence Gallery, Davis, California

West Coast Biennial, Art Gallery at Turtle Bay, Redding, California, juror: Bob Nugent

25th Annual International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey, juror: Joan Young

Wrinkle, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

2010Photography 2010: Contrasting Landscapes, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California, juror: Carol McCusker

Wonderers, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, California, curator: Matthias Geiger

Photo-Environment, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California, curator: Andrea Harris

The Print Center’s 84th Annual International Competition: Photography, LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey, juror: Ingrid Schaffner

Photography Today, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California, juror: Linda Connor

Axiom of Gesture, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico

Speaking of Solitude, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, Calirornia, juror: Maria Medua

Eyes Nose Mouth, SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, California

28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas, juror: Hannah Frieser

California Fine Art, California State Fair, Sacramento, California

National Juried Competition: Digital Works, LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey, juror: Marisa Olson

Ninth National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, New York, juror: Lowrey Sims

Revisiting Beauty, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California, juror: Peter Frank

84th Annual International Competition: Photography, The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, juror: Ingrid Schaffner

42nd Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas

21st Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

National Juried Printmaking and Photography Exhibition 2010, Artspace, Richmond, Virginia, juror: Richard Waller

Media Mix, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts

Wide Open, Brooklyn Waterfont Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York

Axis Tilt, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

The Romance of the Road: Photographs in Search of the Promised Land, The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina, curator: Dennis Kiel

2009 Anthology, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, curator: Kevin Miller

An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area - Part 1, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California, curator: Chuck Mobley

2009 Soho Photo National Photography Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York, juror: Susan Kismaric

36th Annual Photo Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington

The Consilience of Art and Science Exhibition, Pence Gallery, Davis, California

Continuum, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey, juror: Patterson Sims

Juried Annual 2009, Pro Arts, Oakland, California, juror: Ali Subotnik

23rd Annual International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey, juror: Adelina Vlas

Members Show, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

Memento Mori: Contemporary Manifestations, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, juror: Eleanor Heartney

Kentucky National 2009, Eagle Art Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, juror: Mark Masuoka

Photo LA, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Art Connections 5, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey

2008 Pink Week, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, California

New Visions 2008, Pro Arts, Oakland, California, jurors: Lucinda Barnes and Karen Tsujimoto

2008 National Juried Photography Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia

Roseville Arts' 32th Annual Open Show, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, California, juror: Phil Linhares

Perfect with Pixel, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

PaperWORKS!, The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, California, juror: René de Guzman

2nd Annual Juried Pinhole Show, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, California

27th Annual Expo, B. J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, New York

Off Center, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Woman's University Fine Arts Gallery, Denton, Texas, juror: Lisa Hostetler

2007 Trick of the Light, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, juror: Dennis Kiel

National Juried Exhibition, Stark Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

Art at the X, Xavier University Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

Trans, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, Massachusetts, juror: Leonie Bradbury

Punch + Soil International Juried Exhibition, Punch Gallery, Seattle, Washington, juror: Eric Fredericksen

National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

Ultrasonic International II (Translating Transience), Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California, curator: Max Presneill

Powder Plant Power Plant, Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, California

Arts on Fire 11, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California

Annual AXIS Members' Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

2006 National Exhibition 2006, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, California, juror: René de Guzman

Cambridge Art Association's 2006 national Prize Show, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, juror: Cheryl Brutvan

Group Invitational, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

Emerging Artist 2006, Limner Gallery, Phoenicia, New York,

Peek Through, Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

8th Annual All-Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC

2005 15th Annual Center Awards, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, juror: Arthur Ollman

Roseville Arts' 30th Annual Open Show, 2237 Gallery, Roseville, California, juror: Scott Shields

Local Voice, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, juror: Marian Parmenter

A Sense of Place 2005, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia

Alpan International 2005, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, New York, juror: Phyllis Braff

2nd Biennial International Juried Exhibition, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, California, juror: Marian Parmente

22nd Annual National Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

Artfully Reclaimed, Indian Valley Artists, Novato, California, juror: Michael Schwager

In Focus: Photography Techniques and Trends, Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, juror: Sarah Kennel

Halpert '05, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone. North Carolina

Photography Now 2005, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York, juror: W.M. Hunt

Arts on Fire 9, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California, juror: Susan Hillhouse

Expo XXIV, B. J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, New York

Vandals, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

2004 Works on Paper, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California

All in the Family III, Off The Preserve, Napa, California

2002 In focus Juried Photography Exhibition, Lewis-Clark Center, Lewiston, Idaho

30th Annual Photo Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington

2001 Illuminance 2001, Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas

1984 California Works, California State Fair, Sacramento, California

Light Sensitive, Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, Florida

1983 Contra Costa Competitive Photography, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

Juried Photographic Exhibition, The Art Association of Newport, Newport, Rhode Island

1982 Pescadero Ceramics, photo sculpture, Contemporary Artisans, San Francisco, California

New Photographics 1982, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

1981 Alumni Show, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California

Contemporary Photoworks, Downtown Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1980 Views of the Financial District II, Zellerbach Building, San Francisco, California

Views of the Financial District, U.C. Extension, San Francisco, California

1979 Photographs, a Five Person Show, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California

Publications

2014 Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, 2014

International Photography Annual 2, Manifest Press, 2013

International Photography Annual 1, Manifest Press, 2012

Road: conceived & curated by W. M. Hunt, Castell Photography, 2012

Manifest Volume 58, Observed, Manifest Press, 2011

24th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Department of Visual Art, 2011

Manifest Volume 51, One, Manifest Press, 2011

Wonderers, University of California Davis, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, 2010

An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 1: San Francisco Plays Itself, SF Cameraworks Publications, 2010

Revisiting Beauty, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 2010

Kentucky National 2009, Murray State University, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, 2009

Perfect With Pixels, Bowling Green State University, Fine Arts Center Galleries, 2008

Manifest Volume 24, Trick of the Light, Manifest Press, 2007

The Lucie Awards, IPAbooks, 2006

Group 563, A Portfolio, Academy Press, 1981

Bibliography

Roth, David M. "Richard Gilles @ Axis", http://www.squarecylinder.com, May 2012

Moret, A. "Richard Gilles and Bernadette DiPietro", Art Scene, Vol. 29, No.6, Febuary 2010

Smithson, Aline. "Richard Gilles" http://lenscratch.blogspot.com, January 22, 2010

Roth David M. "Richard Gilles @ B. Sakata Garo", http://www.squarecylinder.com, December 13, 2009

Foster, Tim. "Signs of the Times", Midtown Monthly, November 2009

Shoka. "Six Degrees of Fuzzy Logic", Sacramento News and Review. Vol.21 Issue 32, November 12, 2009

Park, Youngna. "Hey, Hot Shot! Contender: Richard Gilles", http://heyhotshot.com/blog/, April 9, 2009

Tu, Susanna. "The Highway Remembers", Midtown Monthly, May 2008

Fernandez, Josh. "Go ahead, stop and stare" Sacramento News & Review, Vol. 20, Issue 07, May 8, 2008

Grubb, Nancy, "2007 Winter Portfolio Picks", http://www.aperture.org/apertureprize/, 2007

Moe, Liv. "Photo Synthesis", Midtown/Downtown Monthly, Vol. 1 No. 10 February 2007, p.26-27

Dakley, Victoria. "Critic's Pick", The Sacramento Bee, Friday, February 9, 2007

Awards

Award of Excellence, 2011 National Juried Exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, California, 2011

First Place, Paducah Photo 2011, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, 2011

Awards of Merit, Sources - Origins, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts, 2011

Semi-finalist, The Manifest Prize, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011

irst Place, Voertman Award, William B. Warde Award, 42nd Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas, 2010

First Place, National Juried Printmaking and Photography Exhibition 2010, Artspace, Richmond, Virginia, 2010

Runner-up, JGS’ Photography Contest /1st Quarter 2010, Forward Thinking Museum, 2010

Best of Show, 36th Annual Photo Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington,2009

Best of Show, Trans, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, Massachusetts, 2007

Honorable Mention, Aperture Foundation, Portfolio Review, 2007

1st place, International Photography Awards, Architecture Interiors, Nonprofessional, 2005

Juror's Award, 22nd Annual National Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California, 2005

Juror's Award, Arts on Fire 9, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California, 2005

Best of Show Award, 30th Annual Photo Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington, 2002

Juror's Award, Juried Photographic Exhibition, The Art Association of Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, 1983

Collections

Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida

University of California Davis, Richard L. Nelson Gallery & Fine Arts Collection, Davis, California