Irene Imfeld won the Portfolio Competition at Soho Photo Gallery with her series, Vacant Nests. This was exhibited in NY in June 2016. Imfeld was awarded residencies at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, and at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. Winner of Grand Prize in "Fauna," a 2014 competition sponsored by PhotoAlliance, San Francisco, judged by William Wegman. Solo photography exhibitions at the Bolinas Museum and the Fresno Art Museum, both in 2007. She has a background in textiles, handmade books, and commercial book design. Her work is in the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN, and has been in numerous group shows; she has been an active member of Bay Area Photographers Collective, Berkeley Bridge Artists (art exchange with artists in Japan), and SFMOMA's Foto Forum. For five years she directed exhibits at PHOTO, a regional gallery in Oakland, closed at the end of 2015.
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