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Selected Group Exhibitions/Video Screenings:

2023  Tree Conscious, Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
2022  robin, dove, swallow, thrush, Collaborative project with the International Center
          for the Arts, Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy.
2019  LATITUDE 33° 56',” LAX, Los Angeles, CA.
          "Framing Time," Denk, Los Angeles, CA.
2017  "Vernacular Environments," Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA.
          Chicago Expo, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Chicago.
          "Being There: Landscape, Memory and Monument," Earl & Virginia
          Green Art Gallery, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
2016  Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA.
2015  18th Street Arts Center, “Xtreme Archive: Project X 1992-1999,” Santa Monica, CA.
          Laguna Art Museum, “California Cool 2015,” Laguna, CA.
          Texas Contemporary 2015, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Houston, TX.
2014  Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, "2014 Whitney Biennial."
          Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, "C.O.L.A. 2014: Individual Artists Fellowship Exhibition."
          356 Mission, Los Angeles, "Another Cats Show.”
          Edward Cella Art + Architecture, LA, "6018 Wilshire Boulevard."
2012 The Prospectus, Los Angeles, "10 Years LA @ Kaus Australis."
          Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, "Analog Digital 2012."
          Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA, "Refocus: Multicultural Focus."
2011  Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, "Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?"
          Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, Ca, "Critical Faculties."
2010  Poor Farm, Manawa, WI, "All Over the Map."
          STAM, Gent, Belgium, "Enlightend City," video screening.
          LA Forum/Woodbury Gallery, Los Angeles,"The Page."
          EXPO 2010, Shanghai, video screening.
          Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, Ca, “The Page.”
2009  Sheldon Memorial Art Museum, Lincoln NE, “Altered Land, Photography in the 1970s.”
2008  Carl Berg Gallery, “On the Ground in LA.”
          LACE, “Running Time 24:00:00,” video screening.
2005  Sixteen: One Gallery, Santa Monica, Second Anniversary Exhibition.
          Lothringer Dreizehn, Munich, “Spacemakers."
          Max Fish, New York, & The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, "A More Perfect Union."
2003  sixteen:one, Santa Monica, “Aspects of Life in the Doomsday System.”
          California State University, Los Angeles, Maxwell Theatre, Spruce Street Forum, San Diego,
          Gallery 825, Los Angeles, “Conceptuesque,” L.A. Freewaves, video screenings.
          Gadsden Art Center, Quincy, Fl., (no space) “reunion show.”
          The Art League, Bradenton, FL., “National Drawing Invitational.”
2001  Gallery OTOK (Art radionica Lazareti), Dubrovnik, “Flip, Croatia/Los Angeles Exchange.”
          Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, “Artists’Writing Reading Room.”
          L.A. Freewaves, Los Angeles, “ Search & Retrieval,” video screening.
          MOCA, Los Angeles, “Magic Slate,” video screening.
          Post, Los Angeles, “Haulin’Ass: Pierogi in L.A.”
          The Suburban, Chicago, “Ralph Nader President.”
          Monk Parakeet, Chicago, “Nader Poster Design 2000.”
          Cardinal Stricht University, Milwaukee, WI, “The Book.”
          Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA, “Headgear.”
1999  Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA “Pasadena Adjacent.”
          Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA “Art/Journalism.”
1998  Florida State University, Tallahassee, “Points of the Compass.”
          Remba Gallery, Los Angles, “Text & Numbers..
          Brewery Project, Los Angeles, “Renovations.”
1997  LASCA Gallery, Los Angeles, “Drawing.”
1996  Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica.
1995  Occidental College, Los Angeles, "Program for Paradise,"
          Project X, catalog.
1994  Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, "Transtextualism."
          Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, "Hooked on a Feeling."
          Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee,"(no space) reunion show."
          Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, “Re Photo Construct," catalog.
1993  California State University, Los Angeles, "X-Treme Research,” Project X, catalog.
           "Shooting Gallery,” benefit sale for Clean Needles Now and Los Angeles Center
          for Photographic Studies.
1992  Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman Univ., Orange, CA "The First Show," Project X, catalog.
          Santa Monica Museum of Art, "Breaking Barriers".
          The Old Federal Reserve Building, Los Angeles, "The Far Bizzare (Project X)".
          El Camino College, Los Angeles, "Object/objets".
          Thomas Solomon Garage, Los Angeles, "Boomerang"' benefit exhibition for
          Act Up LA and Magic Johnson Foundation.
1991  Brea Cultural Center, Brea, CA, "Picture Plane to Object".
1990  Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, "Systems," catalog.
1989  Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica "Beyond Photography".
          Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA, "Faculty Show".
          Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, "Summer Show".
1988  Orange Coast College Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, "One of a Kind".
1987  Fahey/Kline Gallery, Los Angeles, "Breaking Through the Looking Glass; West".
          Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles,
          "Frames of Time and Context,” catalog.
          Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, "Breaking Through the Looking Glass; East".
          Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, “Collecting Photography".
1986  Panhandle Plains Museum, Canyon TX, "Hand-Altered Photographs".
          Los Angeles Design Center Gallery, Los Angeles.
          7th Grade, Los Angeles, "17 Los Angeles Artists".
          Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, "New World Series".
          1985  Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles, “Off the Street,” catalog.
          Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, "Baden, Berens, Stainbeck, Widmer".
          The Art Store Gallery, Los Angeles, "Contemporary Los Angeles Photography".
1984  Museum of Modern Art, New York, "Recent Acquisitions".
          Rex Wignall Museum, Chafey College, Alta Loma, CA, "Photography; Large Scale New Work".
          Baxter Art Gallery, CA Institute of Technology, Pasadena. "Five Artists;
          Southern California,” catalog.
          The Four Arts Center, Tallahassee, FL.
          Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA, "Faculty Exhibition".
1983  Gallery of Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA, "Contemporary Collage; Extensions,” catalog.
1982  California State University, Fullerton,"Sleight of Hand,” catalog.
          Crealde Art Center, Winter Haven, FL, "Contemporary Landscape".
1981  Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, "Multicultural Focus,” catalog.
          University of Florida, Gainesville, "Photographic Handworks".
1980  Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA, "New Landscapes".
          Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, "Faculty Exhibition".
          Le Moyne Arts Center, Tallahassee, FL, "1979 Artist Fellowship Exhibition,” catalog.
          Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, "Photography; The 1970's".
          Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, "Portfolios".
1979  Deland Museum, Deland, FL, "Four Photographers".
          Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, "Southeastern Photography".
          Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL, "Souvenir of Florida,” traveled to Florida State University,
           Tallahassee, University of South Florida, Tampa, and
          Southern Exposure Gallery, Meridian, GA.
          Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, "Faculty Exhibition".
          Loch Haven Arts Center, Winter Park, "Florida Light,” catalog.
          Masur Museum, Monroe, LA, "Annual Juried Exhibition".
          University of South Florida, Tampa, "Altered Landscapes,” traveled to Florida School of the Arts,
          Light Works Gallery, Charlotte, NC, catalog.
1978  "Billboard Space,” an alternate space exhibition, Tallahassee, FL.
          Taltrans Bus System, Tallahassee, "Bus".
          The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, "The Art of Offset Printing".
1977  Florida State University, Tallahassee, "Gallery Space".
          "Art in the Alley,” an alternate space exhibitions, Tallahassee, FL.
          Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, "A Photographic
          Celebration,” catalog.
          New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, "1977 Artist Biennial,” catalog.
          Le Moyne Art Center, Tallahassee, "Fine Arts Competition".
          Taltrans Bus System, Tallahassee, "Art in Transit".
          Central Washington State University, Ellensburg, "New Photographics 1977,” catalog.
1976  D&D Motel, Perry, FL, "D&D Motel Show,” an alternate space exhibition.
          Central Washington State University, Ellensburg, "New Photographics 1976,” catalog.
          "Art is Where You Find It,” an alternate space exhibition, Tallahassee, FL.
          Florida State University, Tallahassee, "New Roots Exhibition".
1974  Union Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, "3 Photographers".
          University of lowa, lowa City, "Refocus '74".
1973  Glass Menagerie, Lincoln, NE.