Download Curriculum Vitae


  • 2016
  • Evocative Objects, CFA Downtown Studio, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2015
  • City of The Nuclear Renaissance, Chandler Building, Zebulon, Georgia
  • Control Room, Central Features, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2014
  • Transuranic, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2012
  • Scars On The Landscape, Büro Für Bestimmte Dinge, Berlin Germany
  • 2006
  • Cabaret Voltage, Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah


  • 2015
  • Nuclear Illuminations, the Paseo Taos Arts Festival, Taos, New Mexico
  • Energy Illuminations, 516 ARTS Block Party, Habitat Exploring Climate Change, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2016
  • Scars on the Landscape, outdoor video projection for Arts Unexpected, School of Architecture and Planning, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2014
  • Pace of Life, Wearable Art Performance, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2013
  • Nuclear Mascot, Public Art Intervention, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan


  • 2018
  • (Forthcoming) Hot Mess, University of Buffalo Art Museum, Buffalo, New York
  • (Forthcoming) Being Set Free, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (catalog)
  • (Forthcoming) CEPA Gallery’s 14th Biennial Art Auction, Buffalo, New York (catalog)
  • (Forthcoming) SPE Combined International Caucus Exhibition, Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Juried by Anthony Goicolea (catalog)
  • Atomic Traces, 14×18 Billboard Project, Brooklyn, New York and online
  • 2017
  • Optogenetic Cybernetic Translations, for Nucleus- Imagining Science, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, Netherlands (catalog)
  • Pikes Peak Member’s Show, Plaza of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Thread Count, A Der Greif Project, Unseen Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • History/ Her Story, Warehouse 1-10, Magdalena, New Mexico
  • Tahoe CoLab Exhibition, Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, CA and McNamara Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, Juried by Liz Allen and Hamidah Glasgow (catalog)
  • Extra-Ordinary Collusion: Art and Science Collaborations, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California
  • History/ Her Story, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Selected by The New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (catalog)
  • Annual Member’s Show, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado, Juried by Rebecca Robertson (catalog)
  • Environmental Photography Exhibition, Colorado Environmental Film Festival, American Mountaineering Center, Golden, Colorado (best inshow)
  • The Big Picture, Month of Photography Outdoor Installations, Denver, Colorado
  • SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition, Hilton Orlando, Orlando, Florida, Juried by Renee Cox (catalog)
  • Between The Medium, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver, Colorado
  • 2016
  • Southern California/Baja Biennial, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California
  • Impending Future, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • New Horizon, UCCS Faculty Exhibition, Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Size Matters, Low Gallery, San Diego, California, Juried by Allie Haeusslein
  • Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Combined Caucus Exhibition, Caucus Exhibition, Living Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma *Catalog
  • Connect, The Woody Gaddis Gallery, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Follicle, Graft Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Reactive Matters, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon LINK
  • SPE Combined Caucus Juried Show, Pavilion Ballroom, Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, Juried by Aline Smithson *Catalog
  • What Is There That We Cannot See?, Juried Graduate Exhibition, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Juried by Courtney Fink *Catalog
  • 2015
  • Tanto Tempo 8, Tanto Tempo Gallery, Kobe, Japan LINK
  • SITE Scholars Exhibition, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM LINK
  • Atomic STEaM Photography Show, The National Museum Of Nuclear Science And History, Albuquerque NM
  • Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Invited Artist, Kobe, Japan *Catalog
  • Women As Witness, TI Art Studios, Brooklyn NY
  • Immigration, Migration, and Evolving Boundaries, Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, Santa Fe NM
  • Is Your Computer Infected? ARTS Lab, Albuquerque NM
  • Connectivity, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque NM Juror: James Ballinger, Director of the Phoenix Art Museum *Catalog
  • Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Women’s University, Denton TX *Catalog Juror: April Watson, Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art LINK
  • 2014
  • Remote Response: Social Justice, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque NM
  • Breakthroughs, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque NM *Catalog
  • 2013
  • Fusion, International Encaustic Artists, Eggman & Walrus Gallery, Santa Fe NM
  • Dissociative: Pushing Against The Norm, WSU Shift Space Gallery, Wichita KS
  • Four Corners, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver CO
  • At First Sight, [AC]2 Gallery, Albuquerque NM
  • Nuclear Mascot, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan (public art installation)


  • 2018
  • (Forthcoming) Session Chair and Presenter: “Finding Support in an Arts Funding Crisis,” College Art Association, Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California
  • (Forthcoming) Presenter: “Alternative Careers In The Arts,” College Art Association, Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California
  • 2017
  • Roundtable Facilitator: “Art and Science,” Tahoe CoLab: Society for Photographic Education West and Southwest Conference, Tahoe City, California
  • Artist Panel Discussant: “Abbey Hepner, Jessamyn Lovel, and Cara Romero,” moderated by Kate Ware, curator of the New Mexico Museum of Art, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Artist Talk: Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Artist Presentation with Collaborator Scientist Mike Avery from the Salk Institute for Biology at UCSD: Extra-Ordinary Collusion Art and Science Collaboration, Park 6, San Diego, California
  • Lecture: Insider/Outsider: Photographing The Other, Society for Photographic Education 54th International Conference: Family Values, Orlando, Florida (paper presentation)
  • 2016
  • Artist Presentation: Transuranic, Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Artist Presentation: Material Impact, Discussion on Photography and Nuclear Energy, Newspace Center For Photography, Portland, Oregon
  • Artist Presentation: Evocative Objects, Center For The Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Artist Presentation: Transuranic for the Society for Photographic Education 53rd National Conference: Constructed Realities, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Industry and Educators Forum Panel: Student Issues, Society for Photographic Education 53 rd National Conference: Constructed Realities, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Artist Presentation: Caretaker Robots, Meeting of The Minds at UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2015
  • Artist Presentation: Nuclear Illuminations for the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Vancouver, Canada
  • Artist Talk: Control Room at Central Features, Albuquerque, NM
  • Artist Presentation: Living Light: Bioluminescence for the Science of Sustainability adult night at Explora Science Museum, Albuquerque, NM
  • Artist Presentation: Meeting Of The Minds Art Conversations at UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque NM
  • Artist Presentation: SITE Santa Fe Scholars Inauguration at Santa Fe Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe NM
  • 2014
  • Artist Presentation: SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM
  • Artist Presentation: Temporary Container, Conference speaker for A Collective Vision, Society for Photographic Education Southwest Regional Conference, Salt Lake City UT
  • 2013
  • Photo Essay Presentation: Temporary Container for Best Student Essays, SHC University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
  • 2012
  • Artist Presentation: Headlands Center For The Arts, Sausalito CA
  • Artist Presentation: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village CO
  • Artist Presentation: Scars on The Landscape: Nuclear Power In Germany, Büro Für Bestimmte Dinge, Berlin Germany
  • 2009
  • Artist Presentation: Slade School of Fine Arts, University of London, London England
  • 2007
    Performance: New Music, University of Utah New Media Wing
  • 2005
    Artist Presentation: Electronic Music Compositions, Dumke Hall, University of Utah


  • 2018
  • New Pictorialists,, by Duncan Miller Gallery, Jan. 23, Guest Curators: Shana Nys Dambrot and Osceola Refetoff
  • 2017
  • Mariana Vieira, “Abbey Hepner: The States Project,” Lenscratch, Dec. 23,
  • Joelcy Kay, “Human Daily Life + Robot,” Nov. 2, Edge of Humanity Magazine,
  • Andrea Hammer, “History/Her Story at Warehouse 1-10,” Artsphoria Magazine, Aug. 28,
  • Kathryn M. Davis, History/Her Story Catalog Essay, New Mexico Women In The Arts, Santa Fe, NM (print)
  • Ramin Skibba, “The Force of Fields,” San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine, San Diego, CA. June 2017, p. 96-97 (print)
  • Zora Murf, “Abbey Hepner”, Strange Fire Collective Interview, July 20,
  • Art Daily, “Exhibition Celebrates Emerging and Mid-Career…”, June 25th,
  • Emily Van Cleve, “Exploring Ethnicity, Identity, Land Use…”, Santa Fe Arts Journal, June 20,
  • Coline Jourdan, “Toxicologie des territoires”, National School of Art and Design of Dijon, France, Thesis Publication, March 2017 (print)
  • 2016
  • Anna Brody, “Abbey Hepner”, Aint-Bad Magazine, December 20,
  • Mike Pach, KCMJ Radio interview on The Photo Show, Colorado Springs, Colorado, aired December 5th, 2016
  • Bree Lamb (ed.), “Control Room”, Fraction Magazine,, Issue 93, December 1st, 2016
  • Lycoming College, “Impending Future art exhibit premiers…”, November 15, 2016
  • Jen Ervin and Ashley Kauschinger (jurors), Direct Positive/ Polaroids, Online Exhibition, published Nov. 10,
  • Rachel Librach, “VAPA Celebrates National Arts…”, The Scribe Newspaper, October 24, 2016, pp 4
  • Megan Geuss, “Fukushima, Vieques, Rocky Flats: Radioactive photos tell nuclear stories”, Ars Technica, WIRED Media: Condé Nast,, 08 July 2016 LINK
  • Jen Ervin and Ashley Kauschinger (jurors), Direct Positive/ Polaroids, Online Exhibition,, published November 10,
  • Jennifer Rabin, “Nuclear Photographs (and Other Non-Radioactive Art)”, Wilamette Week, Portland, Oregon,, May 31, 2016 LINK
  • Karie Luidens, “Objets Nucléaire: The Art of Abbey Hepner”, ABQ Free Press, April 20, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico, pp 22, Print LINK
  • 2015
  • Laura Addison, Ashley Kauschinger (Ed.), “Abbey Hepner,” Light Leaked,, November 9, 2015 LINK
  • Christopher Russel, “Portland Photo Month,” Artillery Magazine, September/October Issue, Print LINK
  • Cody Hooks, “Unhangeable Art at Paseo Hinges on Science,” The Taos News, October 1, 2015 LINK
  • Jason Pfiefer, KNCE 93.5 Radio Interview, Taos New Mexico, aired on September 23, 2015.
  • Kelly Tredwin, “Nuclear Energy Lights Up The Paseo,” Interview, September 23, 2015, LINK
  • Susan Thom Loubet, KUNM Radio Interview, “Women’s Focus,” Albuquerque New Mexico, aired on September 19th, 2015
  • Kristen Currie, “516 Arts Host Downtown Block Party,” KRQE News 13, Live Television Interview, Albuquerque, New Mexico, aired on September 8, 2015, LINK
  • Renee Chavez, “The Art of Saving a Planet,” Alibi, Volume 24, Issue 37, Sept. 10-16, 2015, pp 13, Print
  • 516 ARTS, Habitat: Exploring Climate Change Through The Arts, Guide, Fall 2015, pp 7, 13, 19-20, Print
  • Chris Curry, “Slow Exposures 2015,” Kitchen Drawer Magazine, Griffin, Georgia, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 9-10, 13, Print
  • Grant County Beat, “The Paseo Returns with Sound and Light to Taos Historic District, Sept. 25 & 26,” July 14th, 2015. LINK
  • Amy Wolf, “Radioactive Prints,” Photo District News (PDN), May 22, 2015, LINK
  • SITE Santa Fe, Interview, December, 17th, 2015. Online Video LINK
  • Deedra Baker, “Curator April Watson,” Interview in Light Leaks February 16, 2015. LINK (exhibition artwork)
  • 2014
  • Paul Mullins, “Ashes Underfoot: Human Remains and Public Memorialization,” October 19, 2014. LINK
  • Ira Veles, “The last mile: Funeral Rituals in Abbey Hepner’s Project,” Bird In Flight, English Interview,, October 3rd, 2014. LINK
  • Rahul Kalvapalle, “’Temporary Container’ Captures Sites Where Ash is Scattered,” September 19, 2014. LINK
  • Ира Велес, “Последний путь: Похоронный ритуал в проекте Эбби Хепнер,” Bird In Flight, Russian Interview,, September 19th, 2014. LINK
  • Alyssa Coppelman, “Popular Locations Where People Scatter the Ashes of Their Dearly Departed,” Feature Shoot, Interview, September 11th, 2014. LINK
  • 2013
    “Temporary Container,” Best Student Essays Magazine, University of New Mexico: vol. 25, no. 2, Fall 2013 pgs. 16-23. (Photographic Essay) LINK
  • Fusion, International Encaustic Artists 2013, Catalog, pg. 42
  • Colorado Photographic Arts Center, “SPE- Four Corners Exhibition,” October 8, 2013. LINK


  • 2018
  • Abbey Hepner, “Q&A Kei Ito,” Strange Fire Collective, Feb. 15,
  • 2017
  • Abbey Hepner, “Q&A Fatemeh Baigmoradi,” Strange Fire Collective, Dec. 21,
  • Abbey Hepner, “Insider/Outsider: Photographing The Other,” Strange Fire Collective, October 19,
  • 2013
  • Abbey Hepner, “Temporary Container,” Best Student Essays Magazine, University of New Mexico: vol. 25, no. 2, Fall 2013 p. 16-23 (print)


  • MFA
    Studio Art (Photo), 2016
    Minor in Arts Management
    University of New Mexico
  • BFA
    Studio Art, 2008
    University of Utah
  • BA
    Psychology, 2008
    University of Utah


  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Dept. of Visual & Performing Arts

    Instructor of Photography, 2016-Present


  • University of New Mexico, Department of Art & Art History

    Instructor of Record, 2013-16


  • Workshop Instructor for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

    Bioart: Bioluminescent Art and Science


Best In Show, Environmental Photo Exhibition, CO Environmental Film Festival, Golden, CO

• Van Deren Coke Fellowship in Photography
• Society for Photographic Education Student Award for Innovations in Imaging

• Paseo Taos Artist Project Funding for Nuclear Illuminations
• Phyllis Muth Scholarship for Fine Arts
• Professional Development Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Association (received three times)
• Research Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Association
• College of Fine Arts Deans Travel Grant
• Havana Biennial Travel Award to Havana, Cuba

• SITE Scholar, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

• Howard L. Franks Memorial $10,000 Fellowship
• Puffin Foundation Ltd. Project Grant for Control Room
• SPE SW Scholarship Award to attend the national conference in Baltimore, Maryland
• Anderson Ranch Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

• Büro Für Bestimmte Dinge, Artist In Residence, Berlin, Germany

• Gay Clifford Fees Award for Outstanding Women Students, University College London, England
• Creative Capital Professional Development Grant, Pima Arts Council, Tucson, Arizona



• Chair, Society for Photographic Education Southwest (2017-20)
• Student and Emerging Professionals Committee, College Art Association (2017-20)
• Co-Founder, Creative Advocacy (2016-present)
• Sole Proprietor, AH Photography, portrait and wedding photography business (2009-present)


• Gallery Intern, Central Features Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico
• Member of the pARTicles Team, Photography and Video production for artist Agnes Chavez’s exhibition and youth workshop at the Havana Biennial in Havana, Cuba.


• Graduate Art Association Secretary, University of New Mexico


• Grants Chair, Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of New Mexico


• Print Lab/Darkroom Assistant, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah


Audio Engineer (intern), University of Utah, Department of Music, Salt Lake City, UT