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D. Bryon Darby
Lawrence, Kansas

University of Kansas, Assistant Professor


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My creative research is an investigation of place and experience. Specifically, my interest lies in the cultural perceptions of the American landscape - its deserts, plains, and expanding urban areas. I see landscape as a reflection of society, draw heavily from my own personal experiences, and, through a series of interrelated projects, use photography as a means to engage with and understand the modern world. Ultimately, the driving force behind everything I do is an underlying faith in the photographic process as one of discovery.





born: 1979, Logan, Utah



Arizona State University, MFA, 2011

Utah State University, BFA, 2001


selected awards/honors

Artist in Residence, Center For Land Use Interpretation, 2013

Waterworks Public Art Commission, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, 2009


selected publications

Design Observer. Looking Down: An Interview with Photographer Bryon Darby. Foster, John. New York, New York. 2014

Aesthetica Art Prize 2012. 100 Contemporary Artists. York, England, United Kingdom. 2012

Capricious Magazine; Capricious No. 13: Water. Brooklyn, New York p. 22, 23, 148, 149, 2012

International Symposium for Electronic Art; ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness. Sante Fe, New Mexico: Radius Books. p. 64-65, 2012


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Flight 8503, The Center For Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah, 2014

Seeking the Source: Water in the Desert,Shemer Art Center & Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, 2011

Out of Place, Arizona State University,Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, Arizona, 2011

Residue, L'astalier Gallerie, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008


selected group shows

Picture Books, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, The Power Plant Gallery, Durham, North Carolina, 2014

Rock Your Dummy!,L'Ancienne Imprimerie/Picture Tank, Paris, France, 2013

Machine Wilderness: The 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art, 516 Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2012

No Place in Particular: Images of the American Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida, 2011




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