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Richard Gilles
Sacramento. California


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California Valley
ìBeautiful California Valley in the bountiful heart of California, for only $10 down and $10 a month you can own a full 2 1/2 acre Rancho midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is just part of the pitch made in a 1961 full-page LIFE magazine ad when a developer carved up a dusty alkaline desert into a grid of over 7200 parcels with nothing more than scraping out "roads" and adding some signs. Located 50 miles east of the California pacific coast, in the Carrizo Plain, California Valley is comprised of over 24,000 acres that were unsuitable for farming or ranching. This series of photographs picks up some 50 years later on that California dream.





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

First Place, Voertman Award, William B. Warde Award, 42nd Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas, 2010

Honorable Mention, Aperture Foundation, Portfolio Review, 2007


selected publications

2014 Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, 2014

International Photography Annual 2, Manifest Press, 2013

International Photography Annual 1, Manifest Press, 2012

Road: conceived & curated by W. M. Hunt, Castell Photography, 2012


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

Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Womanís University Fine Arts Gallery, Denton, Texas, 2013

West Coast Biennial, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, California, 2013

SNAP: A National Photograph Exhibition, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California, 2011

The Observed, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011





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