Chronology

 
1942 Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
   
1969 Met Walter Chappell and began collaboration on a 16mm film documenting the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 through 1971.
   
1970 Began private studies in photography with Walter Chappell and assisted him on numerous workshops.
   
1978 Traveled to Yucatan, Mexico and began exploring sacred sites and architecture.
   
1988 Traveled to Southern Italy and the island of Malta to photograph cave monasteries and megalithic sites.
   
1992 Traveled to Istanbul and was introduced to Islamic Architecture. Continued project, began in Matera, Italy of photographing the interiors of cut rock dwellings and monasteries.
   
2000 Returned to Turkey to continue visual studies of cut rock dwelling and sacred architecture.
   
2004 Photographed in Spain and Portugal.
   
2006 Photographed In Southern Italy and Sicily.
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2006 Read Johnson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2005 Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2004 James Klebau Gallery, Santa Fe,NM
   
2002 CMC Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
1994 Spent Light, studies of sacred Turkish Architecture, The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
   
1991 Midtown Gallery, New York, NY
   
1990 The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine, New York, NY
   
1990 The Carl Cherry Foundation, Carmel, CA
   
1990 Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
   
1990 Soundings: An Archeology Of The Spirit, The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
   
1982 The Harwood Foundation, Taos, New Mexico
   
1975 The Annex Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2001 Ancient Architecture, Amore Mills Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
   
2001 San Francisco MOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
1993 Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School Of Design, Providence, RI
   
1989 Architecture In Focus, American Institute of Architects, Oakland. CA
   
1975 erotica, Lamkin Camerawork Gallery, Fairfax, CA
   
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Collections

Aaron Siskind Study Center, Rhode Island of School of Design
Bibliotheque Nation de France, Paris, France
The Museum Of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
Creative Arts Foundation, Berkeley, Ca.
Area Mayan Press, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
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Bibliography

ZYZZYVA,the last wordwest coast writer & artists,spring 2008. Blaine Ellis. San Francisco, 2008
 
Works and Conversation, #12. same, Berkeley, CA, 2006
 
Parabola,Spring 2005. Blaine Ellis. New York, NY, 2005
 
Light. Walter Chappell, Blaine Ellis. Parabola, An magazine of myth and tradition, New York, NY, 2001
 
The Geometry Of The Maya and Their Rattlesnake Art. Jose Diaz-Bolio. Area Maya, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 1987
 
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Education

 
1969 - 1972 private studies
  Studied with Walter Chappell




Favorite Photography Books

Photographs, Emmet Gowin
 
Pleasures and terrors, Aaron Siskind/Carl Chiarenza
 
Under The Sun, Walter Chappell
 
Old France, Atget/MOMA
 



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