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Born:  US, CA, Los Angeles
Active:  US / Canada / France / Italy / England
Website:  www.alinesmithson.com
 
  
American contemporary photographer. 
  
Artist statement: 
  
I take photographs to allow myself and the viewer to linger a little longer within an image. I try to look for or create moments that are at once familiar, yet unexpected. The odd juxtapositions that we find in life are worth exploring, whether it is with humor, compassion, or by simply taking the time to see them.
 
I have been greatly influenced by the Japanese concept of celebrating a singular object. I tend to isolate subject matter and look for complexity in simple images, providing an opportunity for telling a story in which all is not what it appears to be. The poignancy of childhood, aging, relationships, family, and moments of introspection or contemplation continue to draw my interest. I want to create pictures that evoke a universal memory.
 
I work with four cameras: a twin lens Rolleiflex, a Hasselblad, the Diana plastic camera, and the Holga plastic camera. The first two provide clarity and formality; the latter two provide spontaneity and simplicity. All are characteristics I would apply to myself.
 
[March 2008]

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Solo exhibitions
 
2008 Hugo and Shadows and Stains, Wallspace gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 Variety Show, Pine Street Gallery, Burlington, VT
2007 Stolen Identities, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO (3 person exhibition)
2006 Variety Show, Wallspace Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 People I Don't Know, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburg, PA
2005 Arrangement in Green and Black: Portrait of the Photographer's Mother, The Oswald Gallery, Austin, TX
2003 Arrangement in Green and Black: Portrait of the Photographer's Mother, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles
2003 Arrangement in Green and Black: Portrait of the Photographer's Mother, Christine Willis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2001 Inside/Out, First Professional Photo Center, Santa Monica, CA
2001 Manzanar, Schulman Photo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Manzanar and Inside Out, Bergamot Station Gallery and Cafe, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Selected Works, First Professional Photo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Selected Works, First Professional Photo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Selected Works, First Professional Photo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Group exhibitions
 
2008 4 Frames: 11 Southern California Photographers, Julia Dean Gallery, Venice, CA
2008 Women Shooting Women, Roger Smith Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Home for the Holidays, Wallspace Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 Cartridge Show, Shotgun Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 High and Dry, Texas Tech University, International Cultural Center, Lubock, TX
2007 Photography Now, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2007 Biannual, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Art and Architecture, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Alternative Show, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2007 Prix de la Photographiie, Gallerie 13 Sevigne, Paris, France
2007 California Expo, Sacramento, CA
2007 Gem, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Group Show, The Cotillion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Milk Bar #1, http://www.milk-bar.org
2007 Humble Meida Group Show, No. 12 www.group-show.com
2007 Member's Show, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, TX
2007 Group Show, Wallspace Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 Making Meaning, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Permanent Collection, Washburn Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS
2006 California Expo, Sacramento, CA
2006 Turning Silver:100 Women In Photography International (book and online exhibition)
2006 Alternative Photography, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2006 On the Edge, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2006 Denver International Airport Exhibition, Denver, CO
2006 Photography Now, Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
2006 New Works, Wallspace Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Positive Negative, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2006 Dolls to the Walls ,project gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 12th Annual Juried Show, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
2006 Traveling Member's Show. Texas Photographic Society, San Francisco, CA and Houston, TX
2006 Develop. Stop, Fix, The Photo Impact Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 F Stops Here,The 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Publish Your Passion, Nikon Editor's Choice Online Exhibition, April, June 2005
2005 Beauty, The Camera Eye of the Beholder, Women in Photography International Online Exhibition
2005 Alternative Photography, The Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2005 50/50 Show, The 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Photo LA, The photo-eye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Online/On Sight, The photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Selected Works, The Photographer's Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Selected Works, The Photographer's Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 The F-Stops Here, 825 Gallery, curated by Tim Wride, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Eye of the Camera: Five Viewpoints, Platt Gallery, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Virtual Visual, Women In Photography International Online Exhibition
2004 SCP Current Works 2004, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO
2004 HCP Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2004 Open Show, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Wallworks, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 National, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Alternative Photography, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2004 32nd Annual Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
2004 20"x20"x20", LSU Union Art Gallery at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2004 La Grange National XXIII, Lamar Dodd Art Center at La Grange College, LaGrange, GA
2004 Visions of Venice, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2003 Envisioning the Future, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
2003 The Open Show, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Visions of Venice, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2003 Stephen Austin Texas National, College of Fine Arts, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
2003 New Photography, Lankersheim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
2003 Portrait of My Mother…Things Left Unsaid Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
2003 HCP Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2003 California Works, Sacramento, CA
2003 25th Annual Photography Exhibition, Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith, AR
2003 Krappy Kamera, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Current Works 2002, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
2002 La Grange National XXII 2002 Biennial, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, La Grange, GA
2002 Visions of Venice, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2002 The Dishman Competition, Dishman Art Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
2002 30th Annual Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
2002 Krappy Kamera, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Personal Viewpoints, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2002 California Works, Sacramento, CA
2002 New Photography Exhibition, 2002 Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
2002 Caring With Creativity, Turning Point Gallery, Washington, DC
2002 Animal World, E3 Gallery, New York, NY
2001 2001 National Photography Exhibition, Pietra di Luna Gallery, Hollywood, Florida
2001 Ga Ga for LA LA, Eye Five Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Exhibition 200,1 Robert A. Peck Arts Center, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyoming
2001 Current Works 2001, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
2001 April Foolish, The Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2001 Visions of Venice, Julia Dean Art Gallery, Venice, CA
2001 Faces of Woman, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, NM
2001 Fourteen Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University Gallery, Lake Charles, Louisiana
2001 29th Annual Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
2001 All Media III International Arts Exhibition, The Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
2001 Postcards, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2001 17th Annual New Mexico Photographer Magazine Exhibition, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
2001 Combined Talents Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
2001 Selected Works, First Professional Photo Center, Los Angeles, CA
2001 California Works, Sacramento, CA
2001 Open Show, First Professional Photo Center, Santa Monica, CA
2001 All Media 2001 Exhibition, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
2001 25th Annual Photography Exhibition, Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith, AR
2001 Southern California Open, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Magic Silver Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY
2000 2000 KCAD Exhibition, Kendall Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2000 Light Sensitive, Arizona Commission on the Arts 2000-2002 Traveling Exhibitions Program
2000 28th Annual Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
2000 Faces of Woman, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, NM
2000 Current Work, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
2000 Photowork '2K, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2000 Relentless Visions, The Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2000 16th Annual New Mexico Photographer Exhibition, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
2000 In Focus, Lewis-Clark Center for Arts & History, Lewiston, Idaho
2000 Photographic Processes, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
2000 Contemporary Realism, The Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2000 70th Annual Statewide Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
2000 Time Lapse, Makeready Press Gallery at Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ
2000 Realism, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
2000 California Works, Sacramento, CA
2000 New Photography, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
2000 Snapshots, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
2000 Combined Talents, Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith, AR
1999 Unreal Reality: Dreams, Visions, and Evasions, Museum of Arts Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
1999 1999 National Photography Exhibition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
1999 American Tapestry, The Center for Visual Arts Oakland, CA
1999 The Magic Silver Show 1999, The University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1999 Dishman Competition, Dishman Art Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
1999 27th Annual Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
1999 Photographic Processes 1999, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
1999 New Mexico Photographer Exhibition, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University Portales, NM
1999 Wallworks, LA Artcore Center, Los Angeles, CA
1999 The Sanctity of the Family, The Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1999 69th Annual Statewide Exhibition, The Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
1999 16th Annual Lewis-Clark Exhibition, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho
1999 New Photography, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
1999 Realism, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
1999 Northern National, Nicolet College LRC Gallery, Rhinelander, WI
1999 9th Annual Center Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
1999 Plastic Fantastic, E3 Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Century MM, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
1999 26th Annual Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
1999 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Lewis-Clark College, Lewiston, ID
1999 Icons Within the Mind, Museum of Arts Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1999 A Sense of Place, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA
1999 Travel Photography, Danville Fine Arts, Danville, CA
1999 All City Open, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Dream Art, Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, CA
1999 California Works, Sacramento, CA
1999 Light Sensitive, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ
1999 68th Annual Statewide Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
1999 New Photography, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
1999 ANA 27, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
1999 Photographic Explorations, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
1999 Reflections, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
1999 New Photography, First Professional Photo Center, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Allusion or Illusion, Southern California Artists Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
1999 14th Annual Exhibition, Coastal Arts League, Coastal Arts League Museum, Half Moon Bay, CA  
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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