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  • 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


  • 2017
  • 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
  • Arts Unexpected, School of Architecture and Planning, 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
  • Nuclear Illuminations in Paseo Taos Arts Festival, Taos NM
  • Energy Illuminations in 516 ARTS Block Party, Habitat Exploring Climate Change, 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)
  • 2012
  • Elevated Research, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village CO
  • Shifts In Horizon, Headlands Center For The Arts, Sausalito CA
  • 2011
  • UW Tower, Seattle WA
  • TBI Art Show, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle WA
  • 2010
  • Recreating Me, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle WA
  • 2008
  • BFA Senior Show, Contemporary Design and Art Gallery, Salt Lake City UT
  • Annual Student Show, Alvin Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City UT *Award
  • Equinox, Gallery UAF, Salt Lake City UT
  • 2007
  • December Gallery Show, Women’s Art Center, Salt Lake City UT
  • Holiday Show, Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City UT
  • Holga Exhibition, Saans Gallery, Salt Lake City UT Curator: Shalee Cooper *Book
  • Utah Art Student Exhibition Meyer Gallery, Park City UT Juror: Susan Meyer *Honorable Mention
  • Utah Arts Council Annual Statewide Exhibition: Mixed Media and Works on Paper, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City UT Jurors: Mary-Ann Kokoska and Nolan Preece. *Catalog
  • Annual Student Show, Alvin Gittins Gallery,Salt Lake City UT
  • Evening of Electronic Music Group Show, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT
  • 2006
  • Art of Polaroid Transfers Group Show, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR
  • Digital Media Group Exhibition, University of Utah New Media Wing,
    Salt Lake City UT
  • 2005
  • Electronic Music Group Show, Dumke Hall Salt Lake City UT
  • 2004
  • Women’s Resource Center Exhibition, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah


  • 2017
  • (Upcoming) Lecture: Insider/Outsider: Photographing The Other, Society for Photographic Education 54th International Conference: Family Values, Orlando, Florida
  • 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


  • 2016
  • Anna Brody (ed.), “Abbey Hepner”, Aint-Bad Magazine,, December 20th, 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2012
    Tiger Oak Publishers, Seattle Magazine, February 2012 issue, pg. 87.
  • 2010
    Texas Women’s University, Booth 55 How We See The World, Book Interview, pg. 230-231.
  • 2009
    “KafkaFest,” Directed by Jess K Smith, dramaturgy by Hannah Hessel, Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Program, New York City, NY. December 3-13, 2009. (Art used as program poster)
  • 2007
  • “Gallery Stroll in Park City,” Salt Lake Tribune, October 20, 2007. (Author)
  • Shalee Cooper, The Holga Show Book, edited by Saans Gallery, Pages 1-4.
  • Randy Barton, KPCW Radio, Interview, aired on October 25, 2007.
  • Dave Gagon, “Student Show,” Deseret News, October 21, 2007.
  • 2001
    The Fallacy of Stereotypes,” The Dial, Vol. 1, Pg. 2, November 13, 2001. (Author)
  • 2000
    “Overseas Lessons Invaluable,” Deseret News, pg. C01, September 11, 2000. (Author)


  • 2015
  • Gallery Assistant, 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.
  • 2014-2015
  • Graduate Art Association Secretary, University of New Mexico
  • 2013
  • Grants Chair, Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of New Mexico
  • 2010-15
  • Sole Proprietor, AH Photography, portrait and wedding photography business
  • 2006-08
  • Lab Assistant, Digital Photography Lab, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2007
  • Darkroom Assistant, Black and White Photography Lab, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2005-06
  • Audio Engineer, University of Utah, Department of Music, Salt Lake City, UT


  • MFA
    Studio Art, 2016
    Minor in Arts Management
    University of New Mexico
  • BFA
    Art, 2008
    University of Utah
  • BA
    Psychology, 2008
    University of Utah
  • AFS Foreign Exchange
    French Fluency, 2001
    Lycée Privé d’Avesnières,
    Laval, France


  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Department of Visual and Performing Arts

    Instructor of Photography

Beginning Digital Photography (2 semesters)
Intermediate Photography
Alternative Photography
Beginning Studio 2-D (Foundations course)
Arts and Activism (Interdisciplinary Topics course)


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

    Instructor of Record

Introduction to Photography (2 semesters)
Visualizing Ideas (2 semesters)
Digital Imaging Techniques
Personal, Political (Graduate and Undergraduate Topics Course)


  • Workshop Instructor for STEMarts Lab in Taos, New Mexico

    Bioart: Bioluminescent Art and Science, Anansi Charter School, Taos, NM


  • Workshop Instructor for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program in collaboration with 516 ARTS, Bioart: Bioluminescent Art and Science at

Innez Elementary, Albuquerque, NM
Escuela Del Sol, Albuquerque, NM
Explora Science Museum, Albuquerque, NM



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

• Phyllis Muth Scholarship for Fine Arts
• Paseo Taos Artist Project Funding for Nuclear Illuminations
• 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
• Santa Fe Workshops Honorable Mention Scholarship, Santa Fe, New Mexico
• Anderson Ranch Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
• Penland Workshop Scholarship, Penland, North Carolina

• Büro Für Bestimmte Dinge, Artist In Residence, Berlin, Germany
• Anderson Ranch Fellowship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

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

• Gittins Gallery Annual Student Show Award, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

• Meyer Gallery Honorable Mention Award, Park City, Utah
• Carmen Morton Christensen Scholarship, Dept. Of Art, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Volunteer Experience

AFS (American Field Service) international student exchange organization volunteer, New Mexico and Beyond division. Albuquerque, New Mexico

• It’s Not Just Mud, Tsunami disaster relief, Northern Japan