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Names:
Other: Phillip Rick Dingus 
Dates:  1951, 3 January -
Born:  US, MO, Appleton City
Active:  US
Website:  rickdingus.com
 
  
American painter and photographer involved in the Rephotographic Survey Project that rephotographed locations pictured by the nineteenth-century American survey photographers.

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Education
 
1981, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Art/Photography, M.F.A.
1977, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Art/Photography, M.A.
1973, University of California at Santa Barbara, Fine Arts/Painting, B.A.
 
Academic positions
 
1995-present Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Professor
1988-1995 Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, Associate Professor
1982-1988 Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, Assistant Professor
1981-82 University of Colorado at Boulder, Visiting Lecturer 1979-81 New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, Lecturer
 
Solo Exhibitions
 
2007 "Landscapes from Here and There: The Dialogic Photographs of Rick Dingus," Gallery of the College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
2003 “Wide Angle Views of Technology,” Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College
2002 "Mixed References: A Retrospective of Photoworks," O’Sullivan Arts Center, Regis University, Denver, CO
2001 "Regarding Technology," Joseph Raj Gallery, Austin, TX
2000 "Regarding Technology," Buddy Holly Center Fine Arts Gallery, Lubbock, TX
1999 "Regarding Technology," James Gallery, Houston, TX
1996 "Long Views: Rick Dingus," (part of Houston's International Foto Fest) James Gallery, Houston, TX
1995 "Rick Dingus: Altered Images," Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
1993 "Roadside Attractions by Rick Dingus," Cultural Activity Center, Temple, TX
1992 Fine Art Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
1992 Mind's Eye Gallery, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND
1990 "Places of Pilgrimage in Maharashtra, India," (part of Houston's International Foto Fest) James/Schubert Gallery, Houston, TX
1990 Photo Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
1988 University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AK
1988 Curved Entrance Gallery, Stephens College, Columbia, MO
1988 Baker Gallery, Kansas City, KS
1988 James/Schubert Gallery, Houston, TX (part of Houston's International Foto Fest)
1987 University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, NM
1987 Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
1984 Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo, TX
1983 Janet Lehr, Inc., Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, NY
1980 Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa
1980 P. S. 1 Gallery, Long Island, NY
1979 Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, ID
1977 Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

 
Group Exhibitions
 
2008 "Forgotten Majesty: Utah's Echo and Weber Canyons," University of Utah
2008 "High Plains Photographers," University of TX of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
2007-2008 “Red Desert, Green Prairie, Blue Sky: Images from the American Plains,” [an exhibition organized by Mid-America Arts Alliance/ ExhibitsUSA to travel through the USA]
2007 "Better World," Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Australia
2007 "Imagine America": Slovak, American Photos in 9/11," the U. S Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia (traveled in 2008.)
2007 "The Land Through a Lens: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum," one print from their permanent collection in an online exhibition: http://americanart.si.edu/highlights/artworks.cfm?id=LL&StartRow=29
2006 “Bridge Art Fair,” Miami, FL
2006 “Silver,” Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2006 “Making Panhandle Pictures,” Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
2006 “El Llano Estacado: Island in the Sky,” Houston Center for Photography during the International FotoFest, Houston, TX
2006 “SPE Presenters Exhibition,” 665 Studios, Las Cruces, NM
2005-2006 “Third View: Mark Klett and the Rephotographic Surveys,” Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
2005 “Way Out West,” William Towers Gallery, Houston, TX
2005 “El Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky,” International Cultural Center, Lubbock, TX
2005 “Nazareth Community Art Exhibit,” Home Mercantile, Nazareth, TX
2004-2005 “Fueling the Imagination: the Vortex of Creativity,” Lubbock Regional Arts Center and Buddy Holly Center (traveled, 2004-2005)
2004 “Regarding Water in the West,” Landmark Arts Gallery, TX Tech University School of Ar
2003-2004 “The Land Through a Lens: Highlights of the Smithsonian American Art Museum,” organized by the Smithsonian Institution (traveled to at least seven museums throughout the USA, 2003-2004)
2003 “Maker’s Marks in the Landscape,” Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
2003 “The Wilds of the West,” the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2002-2003 “Picturing Modernity: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2002 “The Artist and the American West: The Great Basin,” Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
2002 "Hot and Cold Running Water," Cornell Dewitt Gallery, New York, NY
2001 "Contemporary Art of the New American West II," Cornell Dewitt Gallery, New York, NY
2000 "Nate Cassie, Alain Gerard Clement, Rick Dingus, Dornith Doherty, Gary Retherford, Ann Stautberg, Fannie Tapper," James Gallery, Houston, TX
1999 "Celebracion," Buddy Holly Center Fine Arts Gallery, Lubbock, TX
1999 "Retrospection 15," Buddy Holly Center Fine Arts Gallery, Lubbock, TX
1999 "Two Views: Photographs by Rick Dingus and Paula Chamlee," Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS9
1998 "Reunion," James Gallery, Houston, TX
1997 "Lone Star: Reconsidering the Texas Landscape," CRCA Gallery, University of Texas at Arlington,Arlington, TX
1997 "New Photographs from the Collection," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1997 "Reunion," James Gallery, Houston, TX
1996 "Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
1996 "James Watkins: Ceramics/ Rick Dingus: Photography," Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
1996 "Blue Sky 20th Anniversary Exhibition," S. K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 "The Painted Photograph: A Survey of Hand-Colored Photography 1839-Present," University of Wyoming (travelled, 1996)
1995-1996 "Masterworks from the Photography Collection," Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
1995 "Scratching the Surface," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1995 "Repartee--Photography Showcase," Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX
1995 "An American Century of Photography: From Dry Plate to Digital," Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (This traveled to the Mead Art Museum in Amherst Mass, the International Center of Photography in New York City, Auckland City Art Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, and Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California, etc. through 1999.)
1994 "The Perfect Gift," Scheinbaum and Russek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1994 "Tracking the West: A. J. Russell Photographs of the Union Pacific Railroad," The New York Public Library Third Floor Gallery, New York, NY
1994 "The Light Fantastic," Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
1993 "Holly Roberts, Peter DeLory, Rick Dingus," Etherton/Stern Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1993 "Texas Contemporary Acquisitions of the 90's," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1992 "Photographs: Works by Faculty and Graduate Students From South Central Universities," LSU Union Art Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
1992 "Tenth Anniversary Exhibition and Auction," Etherton/Stern Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1992 "Great Enigmas and Personal Myths," Cultural Activities Center, Temple, TX
1992 "Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography," National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (traveled 1992-1993)
1991 "Is There Still Life in Still Life or is Nature Morte?," Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
1991 "Recent Acquisitions from the Photography Collection," the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1991 "Biennial Print Auction," Northlight, Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1991 "Dine'tah-Hajiinei: Place of Emergence," Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA (traveled to several museums across the country and within the Navajo Reservation by Arizona Commission on the Arts, 1988-1992)
1991 "Poetics of the Real: American Landscape Photography," Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
1990 "1990 Phoenix Triennial," Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1990 "Rick Dingus and Susan Middleton," Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
1990 "New Work," James Gallery, Houston, TX
1990 "Myth of the West," Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1990 "Marks and Measures: Images of Rock Art," Collett Art Gallery, Weber State College, Ogden, UT0
1990 "Personal/Mechanical: Photographs as Support," Graham Modern Gallery, New York, NY
1990 "Berman, Bradford, Dingus, Kuykendall," Etherton/Stern Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1990 "International Economic Summit," Houston, TX, invited to exhibit several of my mural size photographs in the main chambers of the summit attended by the President of the United States and other world leaders
1990 "Gallery Artists," Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1990 "Abandoned Sites: Rick Dingus and Steve Fitch," Mednick Gallery, Philadelphia College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
1989 "Displaced References," James/Schubert Gallery, Houston, TX
1989 "Legacy II: Texas Realism," Art Museum of South Texas, Beaumont, TX
1989 "Another Reality," Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX
1989 "American Photography Today," Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO
1989 "New Visions from Rattlesnake Canyon," Witte Museum, San Antonio, TX (Traveled through 1990)
1989 "Paper/Papier/Papel," Lawndale Art and Performance Center, University of Houston, Houston, TX
1988 "Month of Photo," WICE, American College, Paris, France
1988 "Rick Dingus, Steve Fitch and Tom Neff," Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1988 "Art By TTU Faculty," Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX.
1988 "Western Landscape Interpretations," Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
1988 "Rattlesnake Canyon," Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX
1988 "Altered Photographs," Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1988 "Photography: Process," The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
1987-1988 "Of People and Places: The Floyd and Josephine Segel Collection of Photography." Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1987 "SW Regional SPE Invitational," Art Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1987 "Heat and Light," University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
1987 Art Biennale, Turin, Italy
1987 "Photography in the West: A Modern View," Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
1987 "Marks in Place: Contemporary Responses to Rock Art," Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO (traveled 1987-91)
1986-1987 "Twentieth Century Masters of Photography: 1900-1985," organized by Hallmark Cards Fine Arts Collection, Kansas City, MO, (traveled throughout U.S.A. 1986-87)
1986-1987 "Photography: A Facet of Modernism," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1986-1987 "Poetics of Space," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1986 "Masterworks by 19th and 20th Century Photographers," Janet Lehr, Inc. for Vered Gallery, East Hampton Media Center, East Hampton, NY
1986 "New Landscapes," Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
1986 "Texas 150: New Texas Photography," Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (traveled 1987)
1986 "Collaborations/Transpositions," NCECA at San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, TX
1986 "Current Works 1985," Society for Contemporary Photography at the Nelson Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO (traveled through 1986)
1986 "Contemporary Landscapes," Australian National Gallery
1986 Constructed Realities," Baker Gallery, Kansas City, KS
1986 "Mark Klett and Rick Dingus," Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT
1986 "Visions of the West," Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ (traveled throughout U.S.A. 1986-89)
1986 "Ten Texas Photographers," Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Abilene, TX (traveled in Texas 1986, show continued with new work in 1987)
1985 "Extending the Perimeters of Twentieth Century Photography," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1985 "Photographs from the Sam Wagstaff Collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum," International Center of Photography, New York, NY
1985 "Rick Dingus, Ann Noggle, Ron Wohlauer," Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, CO
1985 "New Landscapes: Photographs from Two Continents," University of Tasmania, Australia and University of Missouri at St. Louis, (traveled 1985-86)
1985 "Twenty-five years of Space Photography," Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
1985 "Contemporary Photoworks III," Albuquerque United Artists, Albuquerque, NM
1985 "Marks and Measures: Rock Art in a Contemporary Context," Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1985 "Altered Landscapes," Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
1985 "Rick Dingus, John Havener, Fred Parker," Gallery Karl Oscar, Westwood Hills, KS
1984-1985 "American Photography Today 1984," University of Denver, Denver, CO
1984 "Packages," Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX
1984 "Contemporary Trends in Southwestern Photography," Panhandle Plains Museum, Canyon, TX
1984 "Responding to Photography," Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1984 "Comparisons Across Time," Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward, CA
1984 "The Lay of the Land: 20th Century Landscape Photographs from the Hallmark Collection," University of Missouri at Kansas City, St. Louis, and Columbia
1984 "Western Landscapes: Photographs from the 19th & 20th Centuries, G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1983 "Photography Invitational," Grant Street Art Center, Denver, CO
1983 "New Stuff," Hills Gallery, Denver, CO
1983 "Radical/Rational--Space/Time: Idea Networks in Photography," Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1982 "North Texas Annual Photographic Competition," North Texas State University, Denton, TX (Juror's Award)
1982 "Recent Exposures by Colorado Artists," Carson Sapiro Gallery, Denver, CO
1982 "Another View," Sacred Heart Schools Art Corridor, Menlo Park, CA
1982 "Three Photographers," Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
1982 "Painting, Pattern, Photograph," Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
1982 "Steve Fitch: Photographs/Rick Dingus: Photo-Drawings," University of Colorado Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
1982 "New Stuff: Colorado's Contemporary Photographers," Hills Gallery, Denver, CO
1982 "Altered States: A Photographic Exhibition," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1981 "Contemporary Western Landscapes," The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
1981 "American Landscapes," Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1981 "The Markers," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1981 "My Teacher, Myself," Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
1981 "Marked Photographs," Robert Samuel Gallery, New York, NY
1981 "Contemporary Photo-Works," Downtown Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, NM (Juror's Award)
1980 "Avant-Garde," Ufficio del' Arte, Paris, France
1980 "Photographers Choice: New Mexico Photographers selected by Beaumont Newhall," Hills Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (traveled Fall 1980)
1980 "Sequential Photography," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1979 "Young New Mexico Photographers," Hillyer Hall Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA (traveled Fall 1979)
1979 "Spatial Sets: Contemporary Works on Paper," Albuquerque Dance Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
1979 "Attitudes: Photography in the 1970's," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1979 "The Altered Photograph," P. S. 1 Gallery, Long Island City, NY
1979 "Critics Choice Invitational," Downtown Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, NM
1979 "Second View: A Rephotographic Survey," Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge, MA (traveled January 1979)
1978-1979 "Information and Involvement: Contemporary Photographs from New Mexico," Image Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (traveled in Denmark 1978-79)
1978 "Rick Dingus, Jim Ferguson and Elizabeth West," Santa Fe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, NM
1978 "1978 Armory Show," The Santa Fe Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1978 "Aesthetics of Graffiti," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1978 "1978 Southwest Fine Arts Biennial," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1978 "New Photographics/78," Central Washington University Art Gallery, Ellensburg, WA
1977 "Video Art," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
 
Collections
 
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Amoco, Denver, CO
Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Australian National Gallery of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art (Dalsheimer Collection), Baltimore, MD
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Carol and Arthur Goldberg, New York, NY
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Coca Cola, Inc.
Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO
Cox and Smith, Attorneys-at-Law, San Antonio, TX
Crocker Art Association, Sacramento, CA
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Getty Museum, Malibu, CA (Sam Wagstaff Collection)
Hallmark Cards Photographic Collection, Kansas City, MO
Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
Library Collection, California State University of Long Beach
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
M Bank, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Museum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Navajo Community College Museum, Tsaile, AZ
New York Public Library, New York, NY
New Zealand National Art Gallery
North American Mortgage, Hurst, TX
Paul Walters, New York, NY
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Signal Companies, La Jolla, CA
Snell and Wilmer, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, TX Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Space Frontiers Limited, Havant, Hampshire, England
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas at Lawrence
Texaco Chemical Company, Houston, TX
University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
U.S.A.A. Branch Office, Sacramento, CA
U.S.A.A. Corporate Headquarters, San Antonio, TX
U.S.A.A. Federal Savings Bank, San Antonio, TX
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Woodard, Hall and Primm, Attorneys-at-Law, Houston, TX
Zuni Archaeological Program, Zuni Pueblo, NM  
  
 

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Auer, Michele & Michel 1985 Encyclopedie Internationale Des Photographes de 1839 a Nos Jours / Photographers Encylopaedia International 1839 to the present (Hermance, Editions Camera Obscura) 2 volumes [A classic reference work for biographical information on photographers.] 
  
• Coke, Van Deren with Diana C. Du Pont 1986 Photography: A Facet of Modernism (New York: Hudson Hills Press, The San Francisco Museum of Art) p.171 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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