Ben Nixon Resume

Born: Spartanburg, South Carolina June 16, 1981

Education:
Sierra Nevada College
Rockport College, Maine Photographic Workshops
Professional Certificate Program 2001-2002

Professional Assistance

Jack Welpott, Assistant/Fine Print Making, Aug. 2002 to Nov. 2007
Photo Alliance, Serve on the Board, San Francisco, 2008 to 2013
Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Assistant, 2008 to Present
William Heick, Fine Print Making, Oct. 2008 to 2012
Art Rogers, Fine Print Making, Framing, Oct. 2002 to 2012
Arthur Tress, Fine Print Making, Sep. 2004 to 2006

One-Person Shows

2014 Greenville County Museum of Art, July – August
2014 Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, two-person exhibit
2013 Not Just Another Pretty Place, Smith Andersen North, April 6 – May 25
2011 Surface Tension, SFO Museum, SFO International Airport
2010 Surface Tension, Duncan Miller Gallery, LA, June 12 – Aug 7
2010 Gallery 291, San Francisco, CA, May 14 – June 26
2009 Gallery 291, San Francisco, CA 11/12-12/20 (Two Person w/ Jock Sturges)
2008 Bolinas Museum, Drifters, Bolinas, CA – March 2008
2007 Stimulus, Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA May 07
2005 Point Reyes Community Center 11/01-12/01
2005 Rosetta’s Gallery, Asheville, NC – 05/28- 07/26
2003 The Vault Gallery, Point Reyes Station, CA

Group Shows

2014 INFOCUS, Phoenix Art Museum, Oct 4 – 17
2014 The Summer Show, Scott Nichols Gallery, SF July 2 – August 31
2013 Annual Mini Show, Bolinas Museum (1/5 featured artists), Nov 24 – Jan 2
2013 Way of Nature/Way of Grace, Asheville Area Arts Council, Nov 8 – Dec 20
2013 Tracing Light, Eugean Gallery, Seoul, South Korea June 7 – July 31
2013 The Summer Show, Scott Nichols Gallery, July 3 – August 31
2013 PhotoLA, Smith Andersen North, Jan 18 – Jan 22
2012 24th Annual Mini Show, Bolinas Museum, Nov 20 – Jan 1
2012 Bending the Light, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA, Nov 4 – Feb 3
2012 Siblings, Spartanburg Art Museum, 3 person exhibit w/ John Nixon & Page Davis Oct 5 – Nov 26
2012 The Summer Show, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco
2012 Tracing Light, Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Seoul, South Korea
2012 An Unexpected Aesthetic, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, March 1 – May 5
2012 Tracing Light, Datz Museum of Art, South Korea
2011 23rd Annual Mini Show, Bolinas Museum, Nov 22 – Jan 2
2011 SF Fine Art Fair, Smith Anderson North
2011 PhotoLA + artLA projects, Smith Anderson North Gallery, Jan 13 – 17
2010 22nd Annual Mini Show, Bolinas Museum, Nov 20 – Jan 2 2011
2010 Yosemite: Then and Now, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Oct 2 – Jan 23 2011
2010 Exposed: Today’s Photography/Yesterday’s Technology, San Jose ICA, July 17 – Sept 19
2010 H2O – the Element of Water in Art, Bolinas Museum, May 1 – June 13
2009 Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA 09/25-11/02 (Three Person)
2009 Northwest Eye, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA 02/09
2008 Marin Community Foundation, Marin Civic Center, Recent Grant Recipients, 08/04-10/10
2008 Upstairs Artspace, Family Affair, Tryon, NC 06/07-07/12
2008 Grace Center, Three Family Artsits, Arden, NC 03/01-04/12
2008 Rayko Photo Center, Plastic Camera Show, San Francisco, CA 01/08-02/16
2007 Crescent Harbor Gallery, Crescent City, CA 07/31-08/26
2007 Images of Water, Morris Graves Museum of Art 07/07-08/07
2007 Photographers Show, Marin County Civic Center 03/17- 07/ 26
2007 Northwest Eye, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA 02/07
2006 Ongoing: Selections at the Saret Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2006, 2007, 2008 Auction, SF Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco
2006 18th Annual Mini Show, Bolinas Museum, CA 11/18-01/07/07
2006 The New Landscape, Piante Gallery, Eureka,CA 06/06
2006 Northwest Eye, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA 04/06
2005 SF Camerawork Auction, Left Space, San Francisco, CA
2005 Auction Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art Gallery, Carmel, CA
2005 Toby’s Gallery, Point Reyes Station Sept. w/ Jack Welpott
2004 The Upstairs Gallery, Curator’s Choice, Tryon, NC
2002 Union Gallery, Rockport College, Maine
2001 Union Gallery, Rockport College, Maine

Awards, Grants & Reviews

Pirkle Jones Foundation Grant
Nominated for 2011-2013 Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation
Nominated for 2011 Baum Award, Baum Foundation: Serving the Arts
Education and the Environment
‘The Moveable Landscape’ at Duncan Miller, A review by Los Angeles Times
Rebecca Horne Photography: Ben Nixon
Photolucida, Critical Mass 2010, Finalist
Palm Springs Photo Festival 2010 Winner slideshow contest
Northwest Eye 2009, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA (Best in Show)
Career Grant, Marin Arts Council 2007
Northwest Eye 2007, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA (Grand Prize)

Public and Private Collections

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Datz Museum of Art, South Korea
Greenville County Museum of Art
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
Boston Public Library
Clark Art Institute
Connecticut College
Numerous Private Collections throughout the United States

Publication

CPA, The Once and Future Landscape, soft cover catalog 2014
Photograph, May/June 2013, Smith Andersen North
21st Editions, The Wheatlight of June portfolio 2012
Datz Press, Seoul Korea, Magazine Gitz, Vol.4/Tracing Light/2012
Monthy Photo, Korea Volume.537, October 2012
SFCamerawork, Auction Catalog 2005 – 2014
Alligator Juniper 2007
Center for Photographic Art, Auction Catalog, 2004, 2005, 2006
Alligator Juniper 2004