Upcoming Exhibitions & Presentations

June  23RD-  July  29TH  2017

The Transuranic series, as well as a series of post-apocalyptic snow globes that Abbey created for the show, will be featured in the exhibition History/Her Story at David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The work was selected by the New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts as part of this 20th Anniversary Celebration.

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June  9TH-  July  29TH  2017

Abbey has work in the Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s Annual Member’s Show in Denver, Colorado. Her work is also featured on the catalog cover, available for purchase at the exhibition.

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June  8TH  2017

Abbey will be giving a talk during this exciting evening that features artists and scientists discussing their collaborative projects for the SDAI exhibition Extra-Ordinary Collusion. This event features chef-prepared specialties, inspired by the 3 artist/scientist pairs presenting their work. This event is sold out.

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May 20TH – July 2ND 2017

Abbey’s 7-month collaboration with Mike Avery, a scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies at UCSD, is featured in the exhibition Extra-Ordinary Collusion at the San Diego Art Institute. Abbey’s project features a 10.5 foot wall of lenticular prints inspired by Avery’s research.

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March 11TH – April 9TH  2017

Some of the Transuranic series is featured during the Month of Photography in Denver at Redline Contemporary Art’s exhibition Between The Medium: Seeing Photographically.

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February 22ND – May 1ST  2017

Work from the Transuranic and the Control Room series is featured in the 2017 Environmental Photography Exhibition during the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden, Colorado. Abbey’s work won a Best In Show Award and was juried by Eric Paddock, Curator of Photography at the Denver Art Museum.

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March  9TH  2017

Abbey will be giving a lecture on Thursday, March 09 from 3:00PM to 3:45PM at the Hilton Orlando for the 2017 National Society for Photographic Education conference.

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December 20TH  2016

Abbey’s series “Control Room” was published by Aint-Bad Magazine. Read it HERE.

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December 10TH  2016  –  January  29TH  2017

Abbey has work in the San Diego Baja Biennial at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.

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The opening reception will take place at San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 from 6pm-8pm on Saturday December 10th.


December 2ND  2016  –  February  18TH  2017

robot art

Abbey has 4 large photographs in the exhibition “Impending Future” at Lycoming College. Reception: December 2nd, 5-9pm at Lycoming College Art Gallery 25 W. Fourth St. in Williamsport, PA


December  2ND  2016

Tune into the Photo Show with Mike Pach on KCMJ 93.9fm or online at kcmj.org to hear an interview with Abbey about her work in the GOCA exhibition. You can also listen to the recording HERE.

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December  2ND  2016

Abbey will be speaking for the first Friday event at 5:30pm on December 2nd at the Galleries of Contemporary Art in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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December  1ST  2016

Abbey’s work was published in the December edition of Fraction Magazine. Read it HERE

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October  7TH  –  December  10TH  2016

Most of the Transuranic series, including the installation with Geiger Counters is on view as a part of the UCCS Faculty Exhibition, New Horizon, at the Galleries of Contemporary Art in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Reception: Friday, October 7th 5-9PM.


October  22ND  –  November  21ST  2016

Abbey has a series of original Polaroids in the exhibition Size Matters, as part of the Medium Festival of Photography, at the Low Gallery in San Diego, California.

Reception: Saturday, October 22nd 7-10PM.


September  2016

Abbey has work in the online exhibition Direct Positive/Polaroid on Light Leaked.



September  2ND  –  September  29TH  2016


Abbey has two pieces from Transuranic in the SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition at the Living Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Reception: Friday, September 2 at 6 PM9 PM in CDT


August  8TH  –  August  31ST  2016

Image: Woody Gaddis Photographic Darkrooms and Gallery, https://www.facebook.com/ucophoto/

Image from : Woody Gaddis Photographic Darkrooms and Gallery, www.facebook.com/ucophoto/

Abbey has two pieces from Evocative Objects in The Woody Gaddis Gallery‘s National Photo Contest: “Connect”, University of Central Oklahoma.


June  9TH  2016

Discussion: Material Impact: Thursday, June 9, 6:30-8:00pm. Abbey Hepner will speak about and present her work Transuranic. Newspace Center For Photography, 1632 SE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

Organized in partnership with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.Speakers: Jeremy Bolen, artist | Abbey Hepner, artist | Chuck Johnson, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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June  3RD  –  July  23RD  2016


Abbey has 9 works and an installation in Reactive Matters at Newspace Center For Photography, 1632 SE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

Exhibition dates: June 3rd – July 23rd, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 6-8pm (Introduction by curator at 7pm)


April  8TH  –  22ND  2016


Evocative Objects Reception: Friday April 15th, 5:00-9:00pm with music and refreshments in the outdoor space.CFA Downtown Studio 113 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Exhibition dates: April 8th – 22nd, 2016
Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, or by appointment

Artists Talk Thursday, April 14th, 3:30pm
University of New Mexico Campus, Center for Fine Arts, room 1020


March  11TH  2016

Abbey will be speaking about her series Transuranic, at the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday March 11th at 1:50pm.


She is also one of this year’s award winners for the Student Awards For Innovations in Imaging

Will have work in the 4th International Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition

And be a part of the Industry and Educators forum, speaking on Student Issues.

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JANUARY  29TH  2016  –  MAY 14TH  2016

What Is There That We Cannot See? 22nd Annual Graduate Juried Exhibition on view in the Clinton Adams Gallery January 29 – May 14, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday, January 29, 6 – 8 pm
University of New Mexico Art Museum



DECEMBER  11TH  2015  –  DECEMBER  27TH  2015

SITE Scholars Exhibition will open on December 11th, 2015
SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501



DECEMBER  5TH  2015  –  DECEMBER  26TH  2015

Tanto Tempo 8 exhibition at the Tanto Tempo Gallery in Kobe, Japan. Works for sale from the Caretaker Robots series will be available. Reception: December 19th, 2015.
兵庫県 神戸市 中央区 海岸通2丁目 4-8 第2日新ビルB1F Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan



NOVEMBER  7TH  2015  –  JANUARY  6TH  2016

“The “Atomic STEaM Photography Show” exhibition will open on November 7, 2015, and will display photography ranging from the literal engineering feats of the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramid of Giza, to the abstract interpretation of science as seen through a plant experiencing photosynthesis.”

Opening reception: November 7th, 2015 5:30pm-7:30pm
National Museum of Nuclear Science and History 601 Eubank Blvd. SE at Southern Blvd


SEPTEMBER  25TH  &  26TH  2015

Paseo Taos Arts Festival
The Paseo is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico.

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SEPTEMBER  23rd  2015

Live Radio Interview on 93.5 KNCE Taos True Radio 8:00-8:30am

8:00am MT Abbey will have a live interview about the project, Nuclear Illuminations, on 93.5 in Taos or streaming online at http://truetaosradio.com.


SEPTEMBER  19th  2015

Radio Interview on 89.9FM, KUNM Albuquerque Pulbic Radio 12:00pm

Abbey’s interview will be broadcast about her project Nuclear Illuminations, on 89.9FM in Albuquerque or streaming online at http://kunm.org/programs/womens-focus



City of The Nuclear Renaissance
Solo exhibition as part of the Pop-Up Tours for Slow Exposures.

Friday September 18th 11:00am-7:00pm, Saturday September 19th: 11:00am-5:00pm, Sunday September 20th: 12:00pm-3:00pm The Chandler Building, Jackson Street, Zebulon, Georgia.



SEPTEMBER  12TH  2015  4:00-8:00PM

Energy Illuminations
Energy Illuminations is a collection of lamps made with bioluminescent materials that are activated when energy-related keywords appear on Twitter and Google. These biological light sources are only lit when the energy conversation is active. The lamps are triggered in real time, allowing viewers to contribute to the virtual conversations and witness the result. Algae are a source of remediation for radionuclides so Energy Illuminations comments on the biological resiliency as well as the potential of biolights in the future.

516 Arts 516 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102


516 ARTS’ Teresa Buscemi and HABITAT Block Party artist Abbey Hepner interview on KRQE news live:


SEPTEMBER  11TH  2015  6:00PM

Artist Talk: Nuclear Power in Waynesboro, GA In conjunction with her exhibition at Central Features, Hepner will discuss her visits to Waynesboro, GA and her interactions with the residents, power plant workers, and clergy in this small American nuclear town.

Central Features 109 5th St SW Albuquerque, NM 87102



SEPTEMBER  12TH  –  OCTOBER  10TH  2015  

TI Art Studios presents Women as Witness, a group exhibition co-curated by Qiana Mestrich and Zoraida Lopez, which unveils how women document resilience, resistance, and survival through photography. The exhibition will feature an opening reception and panel discussion on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 5-8:00pm; Brooklyn Rail writer Jessica Holmes will moderate the panel. Gallery hours are by appointment only.

TI Art Studios, 183 Lorraine Street, 3rd floor #93, Brooklyn, NY 11231 b/w Court St & Clinton St.

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AUGUST  21ST  –  AUGUST 30TH  2015

Abbey Hepner will have her series “Robot Caretakers” featured in the 2015 Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival in Kobe, Japan. The main screening of images will happen on Saturday August 29th and large photographs will be on display.

Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival



AUGUST  29TH  –  OCTOBER 3RD  2015

Abbey Hepner Control Room with Nina Montenegro Regeneration. Presented in conjunction with Knew Normal, at 516 ARTS.

Opening reception: Saturday August 29th, 2015 6:00-8:00pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm

Central Features 109 5th St SW Albuquerque, NM 87102



AUGUST  16th  2015

Abbey will be presenting her work, Nuclear Illuminations, at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Vancouver, Canada. Sunday August 16th at 11:30am

Simon Fraser University,
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts,
149 W Hastings St., Vancouver BC



JULY  17TH  2015

Abbey will give a presentation on The Future of Bioluminescence for the Explora Science Center during Adult Night: The Science of Sustainability.

Abbey will discuss her project Energy Illuminations, that uses bioluminescent algae and bacteria illuminated street lights that are controlled by twitter feeds on the topic of energy. She will also discuss how artists, designers and architects are using bioluminescence and the future of the medium as a tool for illumination and remediation.

6:30pm Explora Science Center 1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

JUNE 1ST  –  SEPTEMBER 30th  2015

Work from the series Transuranic in the CENTER exhibition Immigration, Migration, & Evolving Boundaries at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design. 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM Monday — Friday, 9am-5pm

Opening Reception: Opening on June 4, 5-7pm. *Exhibition has been extended through September 30th, 2015.



MAY 22ND  2015

Photo District News Featured an article about the Transuranic Series:




Photolucida Portfolio walk at the Portland Art Museum, Abbey Hepner’s work: 6:00-7:00pm




Meeting of the Minds, Artist Presentation at UNM Art Museum 12:00-1:00pm



FEBRUARY 20TH  –  MAY 23RD  2015

See the entire series and installation of Transuranic in the exhibition Connectivity (Juried by James Ballinger, Director of the Phoenix Art Museum) at the University of New Mexico Art Museum. 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
Opening Reception: February 20th 6:00-8:00 PM
University of New Mexico Art Museum



FEBRUARY 11TH  –  MARCH 13TH  2015

Work from Transuranic will be in the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition (Juried by April Watson, Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) at the Texas Woman’s University East / West Galleries.
Opening Reception: February 17, 2015, from 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition

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Abbey will be presenting the project Temporary Container at the Society For Photographic Education (SPE) Southwest Regional Conference on October 18th at 4:00PM at the Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design Department, 1575 S State Street Salt Lake City, UT, 84115 This year’s conference theme is A Collective Vision.

Temporary Container: Landscape of Loss
In the last 50 years, the rates of cremation in North America have risen dramatically. Because of the cost of burial and a more nomadic American population, cremation has become a popular alternative to traditional burial. In this series, I traveled to the most frequent locations where ashes are spread, raising questions about the importance of these places and the cultural and social implications that accompany them. In a culture where talk about the end of life is still largely taboo, I have discovered that people are dying to talk about death.
Presentation: Saturday October 18th, 4:00pm
2014 SPE SW Conference Schedule




English interview and work from Temporary Container is featured on Bird In Flight, an international, bilingual publication. READ IT HERE




A Russian interview and work from Temporary Container is featured on Bird In Flight, an international, bilingual publication. READ IT HERE




Work from Temporary Container and an interview with Alyssa Coppelman, the photo editor of Feature Shoot, was published. READ IT HERE




Transuranic, Solo Exhibition
Monday September 15th-Thursday September 25th
John Sommers Gallery, Art Bldg, 2nd floor, University of New Mexico Gallery Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
Reception: Friday September 19th 5:00-7:00pm

Transuranic is an exploration of the various sites across the United States that ship radioactive waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Using video and photography, Hepner traced the routes that radioactive waste travels through public spaces before coming to New Mexico to rest for the next 10,000 years. Photographs of these locations were made into Uranotypes (an archaic photographic process invented in the 1850’s using Uranium, a radioactive element.) This work will be on display at the John Sommers Gallery September 15th through 25th.




Images from the series Nuclear Mascot and the film, Scars On The Landscape will be in the exhibition Remote Response: Social Justice at the Harwood Art Center.
1114 Seventh Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Gallery Hours: Monday–Thursday: 9 am–5 pm, Friday: 9 am–4 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th, 6 – 8pm
Harwood Art Center

Remote Response


FEBRUARY 7TH  –  MAY 17TH  2014

Images from the series Temporary Container will be in the exhibition Breakthroughs (Juried by Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art) at the University of New Mexico Art Museum.
1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
Opening Reception: February 7th 6:00-8:00 PM
University of New Mexico Art Museum



Work from the series Temporary Container will be in the exhibition Dissociative: Pushing Against the Norm (Juried by Jodi Throckmorton, Curator, Ulrich Museum of Art) at Wichita State University School of Art & Design’s off campus gallery Shift Space.
416 S. Commerce St., Suite 102, Wichita, KS 67202
Closing Reception: November 29th 6:00-10:00PM
WSU Shift Space
WSU Shift Space Events




I have encaustic work in Fusion, International Encaustic Artists Exhibition. November 1st-18th at Eggman and Walrus in Santa Fe, NM.The opening will coincide with Santa Fe’s Gallery Night. 130 W. Palace Ave. 2nd Fl. Santa Fe, NM 87501
Opening Reception: November 1st 6:00pm-9:00pm



2 large Lenticular prints from the series, Temporary Container will be on display in conjunction with the Four Corners SPE exhibition at Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, CO October 11th-November 2nd. 1513 Boulder Street, Denver, CO 80211
Opening Reception: October 11th 6:00-8:00PM



Exhibition following residency in Berlin, Germany.