CV

 

 

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Plattsburgh, NY 12901

wmcdowel@uvm.edu

www.billmcdowellphoto.com

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EDUCATION

1986      M.F.A., Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

1980      B.A., Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

 

GRANTS and AWARDS

2013      Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, NY, NY

             - REACH Grant, University of Vermont

             - Panelist, New York Foundation on the Arts Photography Fellowship, NY, NY

2011      Honorable Mention, Daylight Magazine/Center for Documentary Studies Project Competition

2009      Lattie F. Coor Faculty Development Award, University of Vermont

2008      Artist Fellowship in Photography, New York Foundation on the Arts, NY, NY

2008      Career Enhancement Award, University of Vermont

2007      Dean’s Fund Award, University of Vermont

2005      Direct Faculty Support Grant, University of Vermont

2002      Direct Faculty Support Grant, University of Vermont

2001      Organized Research Grant, Texas A&M-University

2000      Texas A&M University-Commerce Research Mini- Grant

              - Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer's Fellowship Grant, Aaron Siskind Foundation, NY, NY

1997      Organized Research Grant, Texas A&M University-Commerce

             - Light Work Purchase Print Program

             - Texas Photography Society                       

1995     Light Work Artist-in-Residence Grant, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

            - New York State Foundation on the Arts Opportunity Grant

            - East Texas State University Research Mini Grant

 

PUBLICATIONS and CATALOGS

Ground: A Reprise of Photographs from the FSA. Daylight Books. Hillsborough, NC. 2016 

Heavenly Bodies. Nazraeli Press. Paso Robles, CA. 2014.

Russian Esquire, Issue 84, January 2013. 4 photographs accompanying article by Paul Theroux.

The Morning News, September 2012. 8 photographs from Ashes in the Night Sky and interview with Rosecran Baldwin. (online).

Project monograph for Ashes in the Night Sky. (2012). Print-on-demand publication by MagCloud. 58 photographs. 78 pages. (Self-published).

Guernica, March 2012. 4 photographs in “A Common Faith”, an article by novelist Marilynne Robinson. (online).

Exhibition Catalog. October 2011. Ashes in the Night Sky. Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College. Allentown, PA. 12 photographs. 12 pages.

Ashes in the Night Sky (2010). Artist Book. Booksmart Studio, Rochester, NY. 48 photographs. 58 pages. Edition of 8.

Art Issues. Summer 1999. Review of Banner of Light exhibition by M.A. Greenstein.

Blue Sky #26. 1999. 4 photographs in annual publication for Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.

Art in America. July, 1999. “Bill McDowell at Jan Kesner.” Review of Banner of Light exhibition by Michael Duncan.

Exposure, Volume 32.1, 1999. pp. 29-34 .10 photographs and article. (peer reviewed)

More Than Meets the Eye. Eine Ausstellung des Arbeitskreises Photographie. Hamburg. pp. 44-45. 1999. 2 photographs.

The New Yorker Magazine, February 1, 1999. p. 65. 1 photograph.

Spot. Houston Center of Photography. Fall 1999. p. 8-9. 8 photographs and exhibition review.

Exhibition Catalogue, September 25, 1998. From solo show, Banner of Light: The Lily Dale Photographs, held at the Forum Gallery, Jamestown Community College in NY. 6 photographs.

Contact Sheet 97, the 25th Anniversary Edition (1998). 1 photograph. Published by Light Work, Syracuse, NY.

Golden Light Awards Winners' Catalogue (1998) from Maine Photographic Workshop's International Competition. 1 photograph and listing as one of the Top 100 Photographers.

Banner of Light: The Lily Dale Photographs. Monograph published by Light Work in Contact Sheet 96 (1998). 25 photographs with an essay written by Gary Hesse.

Current Works '97 (1997): Exhibition Catalogue from the Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO. 1 photograph.

Photo Review . Vol. 20, Nos. 3&4. Summer/Fall 1997. Unpaginated. 2 photographs.

Dallas Museum of Art (1997): Catalogue from the Beaux Art Exhibition. 1 photograph.

Contact Sheet (1995): an international photography publication. Unpaginated. 5 photographs.

 

COLLECTIONS

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (portfolio of 79 photographs)

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY (12 photographs)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Light Work, Syracuse, NY

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg, Germany

Aaron Siskind Foundation, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

Richard F. Brush Permanent Collection, St. Lawrence University

Rochester Institute of Technology Special Collections (artist book)

Wellesley College Special Collections (artist book)

University of Vermont Special Collections (artist book)

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (book maquette in library collection)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (book maquette in library collection)

Art Institute of Chicago (book maquette in library collection)

 

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017     Perforating Reality, Musée d’art de Pully, Pully, Switzerland 

2016     Reading with the Senses, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA

            - Recent Acquisitions, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

2015     40/40, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2014     Heavenly Bodies, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2013     Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

2012     picturedpastfutureperfect, International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House,  
            Rochester, NY (online)

2011     Riley Photography Gallery, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (solo)

            - Firehouse Gallery, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT (solo)

            - Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA (solo)

2010     Gallery Kunstler, Rochester, NY. As part of Photo-Bookworks Symposium at Visual Studies Workshop   (solo)

2005     On the Other Hand, International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester,  NY

2003     Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington VT (solo)

2002     Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton NY (solo)

2001     Blum Art Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor ME (solo)

            - Religion and Ritual, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

            - Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh PA

2000     Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier OH (solo)

            - 40th Annual Invitational PhotoView 2000, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview TX

1999     Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles CA (solo)

            - Houston Center of Photography, Houston TX (solo)

            - Blue Sky Gallery, Portland OR (two person)

            - Austin College, Sherman TX (solo)

            - Triennial of Photography, Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg, Germany

1998     Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY (solo)            

            - University Gallery, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce TX (solo)

            - Forum Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown NY (solo)

1997     Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo TX (solo)

            - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

            - Current Works '97, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City MO

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013      Full Professor, Department of Art & Art History, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2011      Associate Professor, Department of Art & Art History, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2006      Chair, Department of Art & Art History, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2005      Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2002      Assistant Professor, Department of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2001      Associate Professor, Department of Art, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX

1995      Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX

1994      Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY