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Richard Gilles
Atascadero, California



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In this new series, I am continuing my exploration of the panoramic format. This time, using vertical elements in a landscape environment. By matching the structures in nearly identical pairs I am presenting them to the viewer as sentries standing watch over the landscape. Because the major characters in this landscape are vertical structures, the horizon line by necessity is pushed down in the photograph. This promotes the sky to a supporting role. As with all my work I hope to draw the viewer in to the image for an exploration of not only the objective but also the symbolic imagery.


born: 1952, Brunswick, Georgia


San Francisco State University, B.A. Fine Arts, 1981  

selected awards/honors

First Place, West Coast Biennial, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, California, 2013
First Place, Paducah Photo 2011, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, 2011
Finalist, The Manifest Prize, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011
First Place, National Juried Printmaking and Photography Exhibition 2010, Artspace, Richmond, Virginia, 2010

selected publications

International Photography Annual 1, Manifest Press, 2012
Road: conceived & curated by W. M. Hunt, Castell Photography, 2012
Wonderers, University of California Davis, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, 2010
An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 1: San Francisco Plays Itself, SF Cameraworks Publications, 2010

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Towers, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 2013
Had Enough? (and other questions of pride), Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California, 2011
Signs of the Times, dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, California. 2010
Signs of the Times, b.Sakata Garo Fine Art, Sacramento, California, 2009

selected group shows

West Coast Biennial, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, California, 2013
Crossroads: A Shifting Landscape, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, 2012
Math + Art, Moreau Art Galleries, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2012
The Observed, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011







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