Bio

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Marc Ward is a Florida born artist that resides in the mountains of East Tennessee. Though he now lives on sloped ground, much of his work is still shaped by the expansive views of his home state’s flat land and water. During the 70’s and 80’s his three dimensional work was exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions including the Smithsonian Institute’s Renwick Gallery. The 90’s and 00’s saw he and his wife Kathy, operate their own gallery that represented the work of 150+ artists and craftspeople. Also, during this period, Marc started a firm that produces equipment for potters, sculptors, glassblowers, and metal casters.

  Now, his photographic based work is exhibited nationally and internationally with his work garnering awards such as the International Black & White Spider Awards and the International Color Awards.

Education

1972-1976 Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts - Maryville College. 

I thought it was Voltaire... but, it was probably Groucho Marx that said, "life has no limits when you have no marketable skills". I've enjoyed the ride with the skills I've learned by never being directly employed by someone else. 

Exhibits

2015

Exhibits:

International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography • The New York Center for Photographic Art • Black and White 2014 • April 7 - April 18               Juror: Dan Burkholder

2014

Exhibits:

9th Annual Spider Awards International Black & White exhibit • Ongoing Exhibition                                                                                                          Jurors: various

Dreams, Fantasies, and Illusions: PhotoPlace Gallery • October 21 - November 14

Jurors: Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn

In Praise of Trees: PhotoPlace Gallery • August 26 - September 19

Juror: Kirsten Hoving

Things with Wings: PhotoPlace Gallery • April 30 - May 30

Juror: Emma Powell

Five Elements: The Darkroom Gallery • January 9 - February 2

Juror: Eddie Soloway

Awards:

Nominee and Honorable Mention Awards • 9th Annual Spider Black and White Awards

2013

Exhibits:

8th Annual Spider Awards International Black & White exhibit • Ongoing Exhibition

Jurors: various

Grayscale: The Kiernan Gallery • October 30 - November 30

Juror: Blue Mitchell

The Story of the Creative: July 25 thru September 10 • Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY

Juror: invitational

Trick of the Eye: Darkroom Gallery • May 2 thru May 26

Juror: Benjamin Von Wong

Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies, and Mirages: April 23 thru May 18 • Photo Place Gallery

Juror: Emma Powell

6th Annual Photography Masters Cup • International Color Awards • Ongoing Exhibition

Jurors: Various International Jurors including; The Tate Gallery - London • L’ile Aux Images - Paris

Strother Fine Art - Frankfurt • Galeria Carles Taché - Barcelona • Galerie Baudoin Lebon - Paris

National Geographic Magazine - Washington, DC • Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum - Florence

Galerie LeRoyer - Montreal • Sandra Byron Gallery - Sydney • Fifty One Gallery - Belgium

Billirubin Gallery - Berlin • Hackelbury Fine Art - London • AEROPLASTICS contemporary - Brussels


Awards:

Merit of Excellence Award • 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup

Nominee Award • 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup

Nominee Award (3) • 8th annual Spider Awards


Publications:

Instructional Contributor • "Surreal Photography - Creating the Impossible", Daniela Bowker, Focal Press

Photoshop Users Magazine • September

2012

Exhibits:

7th Annual Spider Awards Exhibition • Ongoing Exhibition.

Jurors: Various International Jurors including; The Tate Gallery - London • L’ile Aux Images - Paris

Strother Fine Art - Frankfurt • Galeria Carles Taché - Barcelona • Galerie Baudoin Lebon - Paris

National Geographic Magazine - Washington, DC • Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum - Florence

Galerie LeRoyer - Montreal • Sandra Byron Gallery - Sydney • Fifty One Gallery - Belgium

Billirubin Gallery - Berlin • Hackelbury Fine Art - London • AEROPLASTICS contemporary - Brussels


2012 Soho Photo National Juried Competition July 5 - August 4

Juror: Forrest Old

2012 Kellicutt International Juried Photo Show - Through A Lens: Vibrant! July 1 - August 1

Jurors: Scott Atkinson, Michael Collopy and Kate Jordahl

Third Annual “Of Memory, Bone and Myth National Photography Exhibition • April 15 - May 13

Juror: Stephen Perloff

In Your Dreams • Vermont PhotoSpace Gallery • Group Exhibit April 17 - May 12

Juror: Susan Burnstine

Awards:

Honorable Mention • 2012 Kellicutt International Juried Photo Show

Nominee Award • 7th Annual International Spider Awards

Honorable Mention • Third Annual “Of Memory, Bone and Myth National Photography Exhibition

Editors’ Image of the Year 1st Honorable Mention Award • Nature Photographers Network • January

Image of the Week • National Association of Photoshop Professionals • January

Image of the Week • Nature Photographers Network • April

Publications:

The PHOTO Paper Magazine

Photoshop User Magazine • April

2011


Exhibits:

Digital Concept / Digital Construct • Vermont Photo Space Gallery • Group exhibit May 3- May 29

Juror: Suzette Troche-Stapp

5th Annual International Photography Masters Cup • Ongoing Exhibition.

Jurors: HASTED HUNT KRAEUTLER - New York, MUSEE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE - Bruxelles,

CHRISTIE’S - London, GALERIE ALEX DANIELS - REFLEX AMSTERDAM, BRANCOLINI GRIMALDI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA - Rome, Y&R - Asia