NAOMI WHITE artmaker

CURRICULUM VITAE

Awards

Hopper Prize, Finalist, 2023
Winner of PDN's Objects of Desire Still Life competition


Residencies
The Octavia Butler Archives Reader, Huntington Library
Jentel Artist Residency, Wyoming
Artist Residency in Motherhood, Los Angeles, California


Artist Talks
2023 Why Look At Animals, Kolaj Institute Symposium, New Orleans
2022 Artist Talk, Cal State Pomona, College of Environmental Design
2022 Artist Talk, Santa Monica City College, Still Life Class
2021 Photography's Influence on the National Parks, Anti-Racist Women In The Arts Collective (ARWA)
2020 Artist Talk, UCLA Extension, Lighting for Still Life


Solo Exhibitions
June 2022, Excavations, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles
July 2021, Viewing Room, The Contemporary Art Modern Project
September 2012, Plastic Currents, Two Roads Gallery, Los Angeles
June 2007, The Liberator, Supreme Trading Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
January 2002, Daily Practice, Tobey Fine Arts, NYC
November 2000, Glued to the Mirror, Tobey Fine Arts, NYC


Group Exhibitions
December 2023, The Unseeing Eye, Emerging Gallery, Curated by Baz Here, DTLA
November 2023, Devolution/Excavation/Mutation, Keystone Art Space Studio C6, Los Angeles
March 2023, Regard The Light, Jonathan Art Foundation, Los Angeles
February 2023, Friends Seminary Contemporary Art Auction, David Zwirner Gallery, NYC
September 2022, RESILIENCE | A VISUAL PROCLAMATION, Upstart Modern Gallery, Sausalito
July 2022, Tight In A Bud, Luna Anaïs Gallery, Artist Tree, Los Angeles
June 2022, Open Studios, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles
May 2022 The Structure Of A Landscape, Camp Gallery, Connecticut
March 2022, Sending Love: Ukraine Crisis Relief Benefit Exhibition, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles
February 2022, Not Dior's New Look III, Fashion Fights Cancer, CAMP gallery
November 2021, Group Show, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles
November 2020, Natura-lism, Presenza, UK
December 2020,  SCOPE Miami, The Camp Gallery, Miami Art Week
January 2020, FOCUS Photo LA, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA

November, 2019, Center for Creative Photography, The Qualities of LIGHT, University of Arizona
October 2019, XPOSED: Humans vs. Planet Earth, Knox Contemporary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 2018 Maiden LA Open Studios, Los Angeles
February 2018 Fragments Shored Against the Ruins, Blue Thumb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
December 2017 Spectrum Art Fair, Booth #615, Miami
December 2017 Scope Art Fair, Directed Art Modern, Miami Art Week
December 2017 The Setai Hotel, Design Art Concepts, Miami Art Week
June 2017 bG Gallery, Spectrum Gestalt, Bergamot Station
January 2017 PHOTO LA, 26th Annual International, ASMP Booth

December 2016, Art Basel, Miami, Composition: an Arrangement of Unique Things, Directed Art Modern
July 2016, Cross Currents, Saatchi Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
January 2016, Convergence, Cabarrus Arts, Concord, North Carolina
March 2015 Uncertain States #21, A lens-based artists' project, London, UK
November 2014 Visual Narratives, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
November 2014 Festival #4, NAA Festval NOVAS ARTES ASSOCIADAS, Barcelos, Portugal
October 2014 AphroChic, Helms Bakery Pop-up Home, Saatchi Art, Los Angeles
June 2014 The Future of Gaming, iam8bit Gallery, Los Angeles
May 2014 Grace & Ritual, iam8bit Gallery, Los Angeles
March 2014 Saatchi Art Opening, celebrating their Permanent Collection, Los Angeles
February 2014 The Future of Gaming, DICE Summit, Las Vegas
September 2013 Camera Work: Contemporary Portraiture, Black Box Gallery Portland, Oregon
May 2013 Grace & Ritual, iam8bit Gallery, Los Angeles
October 2012 Green, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado
June 2012 SONYA Art Walk, Brooklyn
December 2010 Collaborations with Olek, Christopher Henry Gallery, NYC
July 2010 EyeAm: Women Behind the Lens, Anthology Film Archives, NYC
June 2008 Peter Lorre’s 20th Century, Montclair University, New Jersey
May 2007 EyeAm: Women Behind the Lens, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
April 2007 About Face: Portraiture Now, GE World Headquarters, Fairfield, Connecticut
April 2006 Women in Modern Art, LMCC, Redhead Gallery, NY


Education
2000 MFA, Photography and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1997 Post Baccalaureate, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1994 BA, English Literature, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1990 Certificate in Italian Language and Photography, Lorenzo De Medici, Florence, Italy
1988 Studies in the History of Art and Photography, Cal State University Northridge, CA


Publications
Cut Me Up #11: The Eros Issue
Cut Me Up #8: Guided By Instinct (Curation)
Cut Me Up #4: Turning Point
FAYN #010: Race & Representation, 2021, (Editor)
FAYN #009: Environmental Impact, 2019
FAYN #002: Still Life, 2017
The Missouri Review: Summer 2021 Moving On, 2021
The Missouri Review: Private Lives, 2021


Reviews
On Art & Aesthetics
HokTok
Uncertain States
Time Out New York
The New York Art World
Haber Arts


Employment
New York Film Academy

Faculty Chair, Photography Department, Photo Arts Conservatory at NYFA
February 2020 – Present

Co-Chair, Photography Department, NYFA
September 2017 - February 2020

Adjunct Lecturer, Photography Department, NYFA
September 2014 - September 2017


UCLA

Adjunct Lecturer, UCLA Extension
Jan 2015 – Apr 2017


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