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Dates:  1964, 1 January -
Born:  US, IA, St. Paul
Active:  US
 
  
Contemporary bromoilist. 
  
Artist statement: 
  
Through the medium of photography I explore the emotions generated by abandoned, turn-of–the-century barns of the Midwest. These structures in most cases have outlived their usefulness in modern farming. Most are allowed to decay and return to the earth they occupied for so many years. Others have been rescued as monuments to the past, or at least as a memento of what was.
 
The images show deserted spaces, most with some kind of remnant of their past history. In their emptiness, these spaces are penetrated with light that cast shadows across the past and present, creating a sense of beauty from the decay and neglect.
 
My current work mourns the loss of the past and searches for the beauty that remains within the abandoned structures. I believe that light as a metaphor can be seen as the good times in our lives or even learning experiences where we make breakthroughs in understanding ourselves and life. The shadows take on the moodier side and the hard times in our lives where we tend to withdraw from society and stay to ourselves. This can be a time of growth as well, even in the darkness of the situation. In an image, what is not seen can be as strong as what is visible to the viewer.
 
I stand as a witness to the beauty of the spirit that is still within these structures and preserve that image in silver and pigment. The work is printed not only as the traditional Silver Print, but also with a historic process known as Bromoil.
 
The Bromoil process dates back to 1907 and was a popular medium for the pictorialist. In the mid-30’s the process began to die out with very few continuing to work in it. In recent years the process has experienced resurgence, along with other alternative photo processes such as Cyanotype and Platinum printing.
 
For this reason I find the Bromoil process and the barn project a perfect match for my work. Both are familiar with abandonment. Both date from the early 20th century, and both are being preserved so that future generations might know the beauty of its past.
 
(Sept 2006)

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Kevin Dingman

Kevin grew up in a small rural farming community in southeast Iowa. He grew up on a small livestock and grain farm. Kevin became interested in photography in High School through the yearbook. He worked as a sports photographer for the local weekly paper and then for public Relations in college at Culver-Stockton College were he graduated with a BFA in Art in 1986. Kevin has worked in the photography field since graduating college, in St. Louis for 7 years as freelance camera operator for various companies. In 1993 he moved back to Canton Mo. to work for Maine Photo as the Black and White Lab manager. In 1995 Kevin began teaching photography which we continues to do to this day. He received his MFA form the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
 
Kevin was introduced to Bromoil in 1997 by David Lewis of Ontario Canada, at the Mt. Carrol Center for applied Photographic Arts, in Mt. Carrol Il.
 
Education
 
2002 M.F.A. Photography/Ceramics/Museum Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia
1986 B.F.A. Studio Art, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO.
 
Professional
 
2001 - present Westminster College, Fulton, MO. Instructor of Art - Photography (wet lab & digital), Intro to Art, and Survey of Western Art I & II.
May 2002 - 2005 University of Missouri at Columbia, Columbia, MO. Visiting Assistant Professor- Beginning Photography (S 2002, F 2003,W2004) 2-D design (F2002, W2003, W2004) Art Appreciation (S2004) Intro to Art (F2004)
Summer 2003 & 04 MU Direct - evening course, Beginning Photography, Traditional and Digital
1999 - May 2002 University of Missouri at Columbia, Columbia, MO., Teaching Assistant- Introduction of Art for Non-Majors (F1999, W 2001, F 2001, W2002). Beginning Photography, Intermediate Photography (W 2000, F 2000) 2-D design (2002) Gallery Manager (F2000 - S2002) responsible for all areas of gallery operations.
1997 - 1999 Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO. Instructor - teaching beginning and advanced photography.
1995 - 1999 Quincy University, Quincy, IL. Instructor - teaching Beginning and Advanced Photography (color printing)
1994 - 1998 Canton Area Arts Council, Canton, MO., Gallery Director- In charge of all areas of gallery operations.
 
Professional experience
 
2006 Attended "SILVER Conference" Pasadena School of Art & Design, Conference on the future of Silver based photography sponsored by ILFORD & Calumet Photographic.
2005 Judge, Photographic Processes VII, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE., February
2005 Speaker, Hopperfest VI, Plant Zero, Richmond, VA., Demonstrated Bromoil Transfer process, Oct. 27-29th
2005 Curator, History of Photography, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, Select images from the Raceli collection. Nov. 1 - 28th
2004 Curator, Milton Rogovin, A Life's Work, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, October 4- 31st.
2004 Judge, Columbia College Student Show, Columbia College Art Department, Columbia, MO., April 2
2004 Demonstrator, Polymer Photo Gravure, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, March 15 & 16th for the printmaking and photography areas.
2003 Curator, PHOTOGRAPHY, Figuratively Speaking, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, Featuring: Joyce Wilson, Theresa Airy, & Joy Goldkind, October
2002 Co-Curator, Studio to Cinema, Exhibition Overview, Guest Speaker Lecture on the 3 photographers: Andy Warhol, Larry Clark, & Cindy Sherman and there work in the show, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo, May 1st
2002 Bromoil Demonstration - Walter-Boone County History Museum, Aug. 2002 2002 Presenter, Hopperfest 2002 - New Orleans, LA., International meeting of Bromoilist from five countries sharing ideas and techniques related to bromoil in a conference setting. Presented a bromoil portfolio before the conference. Oct. 24 & 25th
2000 Judge, Art Day / Culver - Stockton College, Canton, MO. Regional High School Art Show, April
2000 Assistant, Photography - A Passion , Joyce Wilson, Instructor, Mt. Carroll Center for Applied Photographic Arts, Mt. Carroll, IL. June 19 - 23
1999 Art Day / Culver - Stockton College, Canton , MO., Instructor "Photography without a darkroom", April 29
1999 Bromoil Transfer / Gelabrome Process with David W Lewis. Participant Mt. Carroll Center for Applied Photographic Arts, Mt. Carroll, IL., May 23-27
1999 Polaroid Transfer & Manipulation with Robert Potter, The Art of Hand colored Photography with Cheryl Winser, Assistant Mt. Carroll Center for Applied Photographic Arts, Mt. Carroll, IL., June 27 - July 1
1999 Judge, The Arts / Quincy Riverfest, Quincy, IL., September 23
1998 The Bromoil Process with David Lewis, May 17 -21
1998 Infrared and the Nude in the Landscape with Theresa Airey, June 28 - July 2
1998 UnSharp Masking for a Sharper Image with Howard Bond, Aug 31 - Sep. 1, Participant, Mt. Carroll Center for Applied Photographic Arts, Mt. Carroll, IL.
1998 Instructor, Children's College and Summer Academy, John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL., July 6 - 17, & 20 -31
1997 Summer Workshop for Photography Instructors, With Dr. Bruce Cline, Lakeland Community College, Kirkland, OH.
 
Awards
 
2005 Cash award- 21st Annual Five-State Photography Exhibition, Second place, Black & White - Arts Rolla
2004 First Place, Visions - First National Bank
2004 First Place, Photography - Barns and Farms
2004 Honorable Mention -Texas National 2004
2004 Special Recognition - Photo Process IV
2003 Honorable Mention-Professional- Visions
2003 Honorable Mention- Black& White-Arts Rolla
2003 Special Recognition - Photo Process V
2002 Second Place -Black & White- Arts Rolla
2001 Cash Award - R.A.I.N. Art & Wine Auction (juried)
2001 Merit Award -51st Annual Quad State Juried Show
2001 Third Place - Ceramics 43rd Annual Boone County Art Show
2001 First Place & Honorable Mention - Black &White -Arts Rolla
2000 Second Place - Ceramics - 42nd Annual Boone County Art Show
2000 Honorable Mention - Black & White -Arts Rolla
2000 Second Place Photography - University of Missouri Homecoming Show
1999 First Place, Photography - University of Missouri Homecoming Show
1998 First Place, Professional - John Wood Annual Art Show, Quincy, IL
1998 Michael Gaines Directors Choice Award, Hannibal Art Club Show
1998 Third Place, Photography - Hannibal Art Club Show
1997 Second Place - Hannibal Art Club Competition
1997 Honorable Mention - Hannibal Art Club Competition
1995 Best of Show - Quincy Photographic Society, Quincy, IL.
1995 Best in Nature - Quincy Photographic Society, Quincy, IL.
1995 Second in Nature - Quincy Photographic Society, Quincy, IL.
1995 Third in Nature - Quincy Photographic Society, Quincy, IL.
1994 Best of Show -Nature, Lewis County Fair, Monticello, MO.
 
Solo exhibitions
 
2006 Retrospective, Maybe Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO, October
2005 Work's in Progress, Champ Lobby Gallery, Westminster College, Fulton, MO, February
2004 Chasing Shadows, continued- Canton Area Arts Council, Canton, MO, September (the month of)
2002 Chasing Shadows -Montminy Gallery-Walters-Boone county Historical Museum, Columbia, MO., MFA Thesis show, April 1 - September 9th
2002 More Images, 50 minute Photo, Columbia, MO., July
2002 Gelatin and Clay, Brady Commons Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, Feb. 5-15
2001 Views of Italy, Brady Commons Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, October 22nd - Nov 1st
2001 The Iowa Arts Center, Ft. Madison, IA., Jan 4th - Feb. 28th
2000 John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL., Aug
1996 Canton Area Arts Council, Canton, MO.
1994 Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, Quincy, IL., May and November
1990 Culver - Stockton College, Alumni Show, Canton, MO., October
 
Juried Shows
 
2005 55th Annual Quad State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL., Juror: Fahimeh Vahdat, June 3 - July 1, 2005
2005 21st Annual Five-State Photography Exhibition, The Hays Arts Council, Hays KS, Juror: Keith Davis, Fine Art Programs Director for Hallmark, February 18th - March 18th
2005 11th Annual Arts Rolla! Photographic Competition Exhibition and Sale, Southwestern Bell Cultural Center, Rolla, MO., Juror: David R. Hanlon, Commercial / Fine Art Photographer, August 12 - 20, 2005
2005 Visions 2005, First National Bank & Trust 10th annual, First National Bank & Trust, Columbia, MO., September
2004 10th Annual Arts Rolla! Photographic Competition, Exhibit and Sale, Southwestern Bell Cultural Center, Rolla, MO., Juror: Richard Sprengeler, Commercial photographer, August 13th- 27th
2004 Photographic Images- by Midwest Photographers, Bicentennial Art Center & Museum, Paris, IL, Aug. 11th - Sep. 10th
2004 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 'Barns & Farms', Barnsite Art Studio and Gallery, Kewaunee, W, Jurors: Craig Blietz, faculty at The Peninsula Art School, Gregg Luginbuhl, Proffessor of Art & Chairman of the Art Department at Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH., Joseph Mendez, awarded artist and instructor, June 6 - July 18
2004 54th Annual Quad State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Il., Juror: Dr. Russell Panczenko, May 28 - June 25
2004 Texas National 2004, Department of Art, College of Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University, Juror: Ed Moses, experimental artist, based in Venice, California., April 3 - May 16
2004 Art and Agriculture 2004, New Visions Gallery, New Visions' Gallery Inc. Marshfield, WI, Juried by staff, May 3 - July 10
2004 25th Paper in Particular, national, Columbia College, Columbia, MO., Juror: David Leach, Wright University, Printmaker., February
2004 Photographic Process IV International Exhibition, Period Gallery, Period Gallery, Lincoln, NE.
2004 20th Annual Five State Photography Competition, Hays Arts Center, Hays KS., Juror: Angie Buckley, Photo Instructor at the Art Institute of Colorado.
2004 Visions 2004, First National Bank & Trust 9th annual, First National Bank & Trust, Columbia, MO., September
2003 24th Paper in Particular, national, Columbia College, Columbia, MO., Juror: Jerry Schutte, Arizona State University, February 1, -March 4th
2003 Society for Contemporary Photography, Members Gallery, Juror: Mackenzie Massman, from the Sprint Corporate Art Collection, March 14 - May 3rd
2003 Photographic Process V International Exhibition, Period Gallery, Period Gallery, Lincoln, NE.
2003 Fourteenth Annual Missouri 50 Competition, Missouri State Fair, Jeff Fleming, senior Curator, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, August 6-17th
2003 New Visions' Culture and Agriculture 2003, New Visions Gallery Inc. Marshfield, WI, May 5 - July 12th
2003 9th Annual Arts Rolla Photographic Competition, Southwestern Bell Multicultural Center, Rolla, MO, Juror: Glenn Chambers, Emmy Award-winning cinematographer., August 16th - 22nd
2003 Visions 2003, First National Bank & Trust 8th annual, First National Bank & Trust, Columbia, MO., Juror: Mackenzie Massman, Registrar for the Sprint Corporation Art Collection in Overland Park, Kansas., September 27 & 28th
2003 World Trade Center Saint Louis Art Exhibition, Sponsored by Brewer Science, & World Trade Center Saint Louis., Juror: Emily Blumenfeld, Co-Owner Via Partnership, LLP, St. Louis, November 3rd - December 10th
2002 Arts Rolla, Eight annual Photographic Competition, Southwestern Bell Multicultural Center, Rolla, MO., Juror: Dennis O'Malley, chairman of the Photographic Section, for the St. Louis Artists' Guild., June 4 - 22
2002 Erotica, Legacy Art & Book Works, Inc., Columbia, MO., June 26 - July 20
2002 The Sixth Annual Visions Photography Exhibition, First National Bank, Columbia, MO., September 28 & 29
2002 8th Annual St. Charles Community College Regional Show, St. Charles, MO, Aug.
2002 St. Louis World Trade Center Exhibit, Clayton Mo., Brewer Science, Word Trade Center- Sponsors, Juror: Libby Reuter, Executive director/Curator, Schmidt Art Center, Bellville, IL, November 1 - 29
2001 RAIN Art & Wine Auction, Regional Aids Interfaith Network, Columbia, MO., October 25,26, Frank Maresca, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NY, NY., William B. Bondeson, Assistant to the Chancellor
2001 12th Annual Missouri 50 Competition, Liberty Center Association for the Arts, Sedalia, MO, August 9 - 19, Steven T. Zevitas, Editor and Publisher of New American Paintings, Wellsley, MA.
2001 51st. Quad State Juried Art Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL., June 2 - 29, Louis A. Zona, Executive Director, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.
2001 Boone County National Bank Art Show, Columbia, MO., September, 26,27
2001 The Fifth Annual Visions Photography Exhibition, First National Bank, Columbia, MO., September, 26,27
2001 Arts Rolla, Seventh annual Photographic Competition, Southwestern Bell Multicultural Center, Rolla, MO., May 25th - June 2nd
2000 21st Paper in Particular, National, Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
2000 Arts Rolla, Sixth Annual Photographic Competition, Southwester Bell Multicultural Center, Rolla, MO., Juror: Rebecca Nolan, Instructor of Photography, Washington University, St. Louis, MO., June 10th - 16th
2000 University of Missouri Homecoming Show, Homecoming Committee, Columbia, MO., October
1999 University of Missouri Homecoming Show, Homecoming Committee, Columbia, MO., October
1998 The October National, Gallery 510, Decatur, IL., October 2 - November 1 , Jane Stevens, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago
1998 John Wood Community College Art Show, John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL. November
1998 Hannibal Art Club Exhibit & Competition, Hannibal Art Council Gallery, Hannibal, MO. October 24 - November 15, Luci Mauricio- McMichael, Professor of Art , University of Missouri - St. Louis
1997 The Mary S. Oakley Area Artist Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL. November 14 - December 19, George Atkinson
1997 Hannibal Art Club Exhibit & Competition, Hannibal Art Council Gallery, Hannibal, MO., October 26 - November 16
1995 The Mary S. Oakley Area Artist Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL.
1994 Lewis County Fair, Missouri, Photography - Nature Division, July
 
Group shows
 
2005 Emerging Artist: An invitational exhibit of works by recent MFA/MA recipients, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO., July 22 - September 16, 2005
2005 SCC Photographic Invitational Art Exhibition, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO, October 3 - November 3, 2005
2005 Hopperfest VI, Plant Zero, Richmond, VA., International Exhibition of Contemporary and Historic Bromoil Prints, October 28 - November 27, 2005
2004 Kansas City Art Incubator Gallery, Kansas City, MO., Two person show, Photography "A View from Within", February 2004
2003 The Framing Girl Gallery, Kansas City, MO., Two person show, Ceramics, April 4th,- June 4th
2003 University of Missouri Faculty Show, Bingham Gallery, February
2003 Westminster Faculty and Staff Art Show, Churchill Memorial Museum, Fulton MO., Feb.1 - March 16th
2003 PhotOzark, University of Missouri - Rolla, October- December 2003
2002 University of Missouri Graduate Student Show, University of Missouri at Columbia, MO (2000, 2001,& 2002)
2002 Quincy University Faculty Show (1995 to present annually), Quincy University, Quincy, IL.
1999 Association of Graduate Art Students Group Show, Golden Hippo Gallery, Columbia, MO., November
1996 Art Squara, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL.
1994 Culver-Stockton College, Alumni Show, Culver- Stockton College, Canton, MO.
1988 South Grand Gallery, South Grand Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
 
Residences
 
2004 The Field Projects, Oregon Il. 9 day residence promoting Agriculture through Art., June 19 - 28
 
Collections
 
2004 First National Bank and Trust, Columbia, MO., Purchase award, Bromoil, "Flatiron"
2002 U.S. Sprint World Headquarter Corporate Collection, Overland Park, KS., 5 pieces: 2 Bromoils, 3 Silver Gelatin
2000 Mt. Carroll Center for applied photographic arts., Mt. Carroll, IL., 2 pieces: 1 Bromoil, 1 Silver gelatin
 
Publications
 
http://alt-photo.com/alt-photo/bromoil/kevin%20dingman/kevin.html
http://www.hilaryscott.com/photo_album.htm
 
2003 New Visions' Culture & Agriculture 2003, Catalog
2003 Period Gallery, Photographic Process V, Catalog<
2002 Preserving History , Ovation, Columbia Daily Tribune, Sunday, August 25.
2001 Fort. Madison Art center Features Dingman exhibit, Daily Democrat, Fort. Madison IA. Thursday, Jan 11
2000 Quincy Illinois, Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Promotional Magazine.
1999 Class Schedule, Mt. Carroll Center for applied photographic arts, Cover.  
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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