Chris Ireland is an exhibiting artist and educator. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Ireland earned his BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art (2003) and an MFA in Digital Media at Washington State University (2007). Ireland currently resides in Fort Worth area where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Tarleton State University. He is the coordinator of the Art and Digital Media Studies programs, and teaches courses in digital imaging and design. His research is based on representations of family and personal experience through the vernacular of photography. His works have been featured in exhibitions at numerous venues both nationally and internationally, including the Center of Contemporary Art (Seattle, WA), the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver, CO), Blackbox Gallery (Portland, OR), Midwestern Center for Photography (Wichita, KS), Artspace 111 Gallery (Fort Worth, TX), and the 500x Gallery (Dallas, TX).