Born 1981, Fort Collins, Colorado
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

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EDUCATION

2012
MFA, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles

2004
BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
TBA, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles

2014
M.O.O.P., Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles

2012
Superpositional, Liefhertje En De Grotewittereus (Deardeer + The Big White Giant), Den Haag, The Netherlands
Collapse, Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles
MFA Thesis Show, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles

2011
Passed Forward, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles


SELECTED GROUP AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
Masood Kamandy & Tara Kelton, Adjunct Positions, Los Angeles
Gelatin Silver Print Is Dead! Curated by Jonas Tebib. Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria
MIKE! MIKE!, DXIX Projects, Venice, California
IMPROMPTU, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles

2015
Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A. Curated by René-Julien Praz, PIASA, Paris, France
Art Dubai, East Wing, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Record. Collect. Compose. Organized by Masood Kamandy, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
Lens Work: Celebrating LACMA's Experimental Photography at 50, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time, and Beauty, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
In An Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, Camberwell Space: University of the Arts, London, United Kingdom
Dear Dave, Week: Approaching 20 Issues in Print, Foley Gallery, New York

2014
SCHAU – Ein Fotofestival in Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
The Other and Me, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Paris Photo LA, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles
Space for Possibility: The CAM Gala, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego 2014 Art Auction, San Diego
Unsparing Quality, Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts, Los Angeles

2013
Insider Sports, Control Room, Los Angeles
Screening II, Favorite Goods, Los Angeles
MOCAtv : How to..., Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Road, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles
Jogging, Perfect Present, Copenhagen, Sweden
The Shirleys, Baboo Fine Art Printing and Photographic Solutions, New York
What Can We Expect From Color, BY Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Arte Fiera, BY Gallery, Bologna, Italy

2012
Paris Photo, East Wing Contemporary, Paris, France
Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam, East Wing Contemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany
dOCUMENTA(13): Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan
RE:CUT: Torrance Art Museum, Torrance

2011
MFA 2012 Exhibition, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
Wet Paint 3, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
Greater Los Angeles Area MFA Exhibition (GLAMFA), California State University Long Beach, Long Beach
Seven Minutes in Heaven, Control Room, Los Angeles

2007
Branching Out, SEPIA Gallery, New York

2006
Young Guns 5, Art Director’s Club, New York
The Mirror Inside, Servicio – Ejecutivo Gallery, “The Mirror Inside: Reflections on Afghanistan,” Brooklyn

2004
WMD, The Front Room, Brooklyn
Mentors at the Visual Arts Gallery, Visual Arts Gallery, New York
Contemporaneity: Video Works, Kyrgyz State Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek
The Poetics of Proximity, Chapman University: Guggenheim Gallery, Orange
construction - coincidence, Momentum Gallery, Berlin


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Office of Art in Embassies, United States State Department


CURATORIAL

2015
Record. Collect. Compose. Organized by Masood Kamandy, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

2005
First Light: Teaching Photography in Afghanistan, The Visual Arts Gallery, New York


HONORS / COMPETITIONS / FUNDING

2014
Nomination for Foam Paul Huf Award

2013
Nomination for Foam Paul Huf Award
Rhizome Tumblr Internet Art Award

2010
American Photography Annual 26, Selected Photographer, AI/AP

2008
American Photography Annual 24, Selected Photographer, AI/AP

2006
Young Guns 5, Art Director’s Club

2005
30 Emerging Photographers to Watch, Photo District News


ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2005
Bennetton’s Fabrica, Treviso


TEACHING

2016
Media Arts Full Time Faculty Member at Pasadena City College

2015
Creative Coding Course Development, Pasadena City College
Elementary Photography, Pasadena City College

2014
Advanced Digital Photography, Pasadena City College
Elementary Photography, Pasadena City College
Digital Lab Instruction, Pasadena City College
Analog Wetlab Instruction, Pasadena City College
Fine Art Photography, UCLA Extension

2013
Introduction to Electronic Darkroom Imaging, Pasadena City College
Photography II, UCLA Extension

2012
Fine Art Photography, UCLA Extension
Introduction to Digital Photography, UCLA Extension
Experimental Digital Photography, Kabul University (Supported by dOCUMENTA(13))

2011
Beginning Photography w/ Nicole Belle, UCLA (Assistant)
Intermediate Photography w/ James Welling, UCLA (Assistant)

2010
Color Photography w/ Anthony Lepore, UCLA (Assistant)

2005
Photography, Photoshop, & The History of Photography, Kabul University (Supported by The School of Visual Arts)

2004
School of Visual Arts Pre-College Photography, New York


PROFESSIONAL

2010
Freelance Video Editor (for Craig McDean, Nick Knight, Steven Sebring and Richard Burbridge)

2007-9
Staff Photo Editor, Art + Commerce

2006-7
Freelance Photo Editor, The New York Times Magazine

2006
Assistant Photographer, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


BOOK AND MAGAZINE REPRODUCTIONS

Bidoun Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Print Magazine, Newsweek International, American Photo: On Campus, Photo District News, Dear Dave Magazine


LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

2015
Loyola Marymount University, Erik Benjamin's Photography Course, Los Angeles, CA

2014
SCHAU – Ein Fotofestival in Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
University of California Los Angeles, James Welling's Color Seminar,
Los Angeles, CA
F8 Photography, Pasadena, CA

2013
Otis College of Art & Design, Farrah Karapetian's Photo Course, Los Angeles, CA

2012
dOCUMENTA(13), Artists and Agents with Leeza Ahmady, Kassel, Germany
University of California Los Angeles, James Welling's Advanced Photography,
Los Angeles, CA


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015
Notes on Looking: Interviews with Artists, September 27, 2015

2013
Scalpel, Autumn/Winter 2013, Paris, France
IMA: Living With Photography Vol. 4, Hester Keijser, Summer 2013, Tokyo, Japan
Art Ltd., Jody Zellen, "Hybrid Photographers," March

2010
'One story, thirty stories: an anthology of contemporary Afghan American literature,'
Zohra Saed, Sahar Muradi, University of Arkansas Press
Dear Dave, "Masood Kamandy" (Portfolio), Issue #8, New York