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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 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

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • 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

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PUBLICATIONS

  • 2016
  • Anna Brody (ed.), “Abbey Hepner”, Aint-Bad Magazine, http://www.aint-bad.com, 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, fractionmagazine.com, Issue 93, December 1st, 2016
  • Lycoming College, “Impending Future art exhibit premiers…” lycoming.edu, 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, arstechnica.com, 08 July 2016 LINK
  • Jen Ervin and Ashley Kauschinger (jurors), Direct Positive/ Polaroids, Online Exhibition, LightLeaked.com, published November 10,
  • Jennifer Rabin, “Nuclear Photographs (and Other Non-Radioactive Art)”, Wilamette Week, Portland, Oregon, wweek.com/, 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, lightleaked.com, 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. http://truetaosradio.com
  • Kelly Tredwin, “Nuclear Energy Lights Up The Paseo,” LiveTaos.com 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,birdinflight.com, October 3rd, 2014. LINK
  • Rahul Kalvapalle, “’Temporary Container’ Captures Sites Where Ash is Scattered,” September 19, 2014. Trendhunter.com LINK
  • Ира Велес, “Последний путь: Похоронный ритуал в проекте Эбби Хепнер,” Bird In Flight, Russian Interview, birdinflight.com/ru, 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)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 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

EDUCATION

  • 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

TEACHING

  • 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

 

AWARDS/HONORS

2016
• Van Deren Coke Fellowship in Photography
• Society for Photographic Education Student Award for Innovations in Imaging

2015
• 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

2014-15
• SITE Scholar, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2014
• 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

2012
• Büro Für Bestimmte Dinge, Artist In Residence, Berlin, Germany
• Anderson Ranch Fellowship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

2009
• Gay Clifford Fees Award for Outstanding Women Students, University College London, England
• Creative Capital Professional Development Grant, Pima Arts Council, Tucson, Arizona

2008
• Gittins Gallery Annual Student Show Award, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

2007
• Meyer Gallery Honorable Mention Award, Park City, Utah
• Carmen Morton Christensen Scholarship, Dept. Of Art, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Volunteer Experience

2013-Current
AFS (American Field Service) international student exchange organization volunteer, New Mexico and Beyond division. Albuquerque, New Mexico

2013
• It’s Not Just Mud, Tsunami disaster relief, Northern Japan