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Alexis Pike Bozeman

Alexis Pike explores the delicate balance of the scenic and the mundane, and documents the way ideals of picturesque landscapes literally overlap conventional structures in the American West.
About Alexis Pike

BIO
Resides in Bozeman, Montana and is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Montana State University

EDUCATION
1995-1996 Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art. University of Iowa, Iowa City Iowa
1993-95 Master of Arts, Studio Art. University of Iowa
1987-92 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts. Boise State University, Boise Idaho

SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014 Faux—Alexis Pike and Jacinda Russell, Gallery Two Hemingway Center, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Forthcoming September 5th through October 23rd, 2014)
2009 Claimed: Landscape, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland Oregon
Seeing I to I, Landscape Photography from Idaho to Indiana, Two Person Exhibition,
Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie Indiana
2001 Be, Treasure Valley Community College, Art Gallery, Ontario Oregon
1999 Gemstate, Eastern Washington University, Gallery of Photography, Cheney Washington
1998 As Light Becomes Liquid, Shoreline Community College, Seattle Washington
1997 Subjective Truths — Iowa Photography Series, Arts Center, Iowa City Iowa

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Ordinary World: American Landscape Photography and Modern Documentary Style, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon. One work included from the permanent collection that is part of the series Claimed: Landscape
The Fence, United Photo Industries Public Art Installation, Two locations: Brooklyn Bridge Park and Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.
Early Works, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon and Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, California. Traveling Exhibition
Blue Sky’s Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers 2013, Portland, Oregon
2012 “Looking at the Land” 21stCentury American Views, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School
of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
“Looking at the Land” 21stCentury American Views, online exhibition, Flak Photo, http://flakphoto.com/exhibition/looking-at-the-land
Mentor’s Hand, Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography, Hollywood, California. Organized by Freestyle Photographic
Seeing Things, Invitational Photography Exhibit, Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture, Bozeman, Montana
Blue Sky’s Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers 2012, Portland, Oregon
Identity/Representation, Helen E. Copeland Gallery, MSU, Bozeman, Montana
2011 SFMOMA Art Auction 2011, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Horizons, Littman & White Galleries, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
2010 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, Photographic Center NW, Seattle, Washington
Repercussions, Traveling Exhibition, SOIl,-Seattle, Central Washington UniversityEllensburg, Washington, Grand Rapids Community College-Grand Rapids, Michigan
2009 Kaunas International Photo Festival, 35 images from Claimed:Landscape used for projection at the final event for the festival. Kaunas, Lithuania
NWx4: New Northwest Photography, Quality Pictures, Portland, Oregon
Seattle Public Utilities Emerging Artists Direct Purchase Exhibition, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle Washington
Artist Trust’s Annual Benefit Auction (invitational juried auction), Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Washington
2008 Portland Grid Project, Concourse A, Portland International Airport
2007 A Field Guide to the North American Family: The Exhibition, Gallery Bar, New York City
Group Show No. 16, Online Exhibition, Humble Arts Foundation

SELECT GRANTS/AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS
2013 Faculty Excellence Grant, Office of the VP of Research, Montana State University, $3591
2011 Block Grant, College of Arts & Architecture, Montana State University, $3,200
2010 Scholarship & Creativity Grant, Montana State University, $13,000
2009 Critical Mass, Top 50 Finalist, Photolucida
Honorable Mention, Lens Culture International Exposure Award
Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission $1,500
2008 Betty Bowen Award Finalist, hosted by Seattle Art Museum
Merit Based Scholarship, Photo Lucida-NW Summer Portfolio Reviews

SELECT PUBLICATIONS/CATALOGS/REVIEWS
2013 Harper’s Magazine, March 2013 Volume 326, Number 1954. Illustration pg. 57
2012 Idaho Center for the Book Newsletter,We Sagebrush Folks: A Photographic Reconsideration by Alexis Pike, April 2012, Volume 19, Number 1, Boise State University
2011 Exploring Color Photography, From Film to Pixels, Fifth Edition by Robert Hirsch
Art Photographers Index, Photo-Eye, http://www.photoeye.com/api/, Online
SFMOMA Art Auction 2011, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Print Catalog
2010 Blue Sky 08/09, Exhibition Catalog for 2008-2009 Solo Exhibitions, Blue Sky Gallery
Claimed: Landscape, Lens Culture, Featured Article, www.lensculture.com
Kaunas Photo: Recycled 09, Festival Catalog
2009 Lens Culture International Exposure Award 2009, Exhibition Catalog
Fraction Magazine, Issue 9, Featured Portfolio, www.fractionmag.org
Row, DK, “NW Photo Talent Through Four Lenses”, Review of exhibition NWx4: New Northwest Photography, Oregonian, A&E Section January 16, http://blog.oregonlive.com/visualarts/2009/01/on_display_nw_photo_talent_thr.html
2008 Exposure 40:2, Society for Photographic Education. Featured portfolio pgs 17-24

SELECT VISITING ARTIST/INVITED PRESENTATIONS
2010 Visiting Artist, University of Iowa, Department of Art and Art History
2009 Visiting Artist, Ball State University, Department of Art
Artist Lecture, Lecture Series, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2008 Artist Lecture, “John Divola with Alexis Pike”, Photo Alliance, San Francisco, California
2006 Artist Lecture, Lecture Series, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
City of Seattle, Washington
Murray State University, Kentucky
University of Iowa
Boise State University, Idaho

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