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Statement

My projects begin when I'm caught off guard and surprised to catch a glimpse of some mechanism, structure, or network that directs the way we admire, create, distribute, and encounter reproducible images. This is usually a disappointing feeling. But some optimistic, school-born symptom in me starts to think that asking questions, collecting information, experimenting with different styles, and looking for patterns and repetitions will tell me why this must be the world and not another—and always with great clarity and conviction. Sometimes it happens. Often, however, what remains and charms me most when those beliefs have expired are a few hard-won feelings for a picture of a misunderstanding.

In each case, I try to recognize and work with the uneasy feeling that looking, taking, making, manipulating, accumulating and discarding photographs are each activities full of conflict and inequality, but also responsibility and splendor.  

contact: sherwin.r.tibayan (at) gmail.com


Bio

Subic Bay, Philippines, 1982 | Based in Austin, Texas


Current & Upcoming

Fotofest 2018 Biennial | Catalogue | Fotofest, SCHILT Publishing

Filipino American Artist Directory | Catalogue | Editor, Janna Añonuevo Langholz


Residencies & Workshops

2015  | A-I-R | ACRE | Stueben, WI

2015  | Crit Group | The Contemporary Austin | Austin, TX

2014  | Publication Intensive | Triple Canopy | Brooklyn, NY

2013  | Road to Ruscha | University of Oklahoma | Oklahoma City, OK - Los Angeles, CA

2012 | A-I-R | The Center for Photography at Woodstock | Woodstock, NY


Fellowships & Assistantships

2012  | Writing & Curatorial Fellowship | Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition | Oklahoma City, OK

2010–2012  | Madeline Colbert Steed Fellowship | School of Art and Art History | University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK

2005–2007  | Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistantship | Austrian Education Ministry | Feldbach, Austria

2001–2003  | Carl Albert Center Research Fellowship | University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK


Awards & Recognition

2016  | Shortlist, Artpace Open Call | San Antonio, TX

2012  | SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging | SPE National Conference | San Francisco, CA

2011  | Finalist, Critical Mass 2011 | Photolucida | Portland, OR

2011  | Honorable Mention, Flash Forward 2011 | Magenta Foundation | Toronto, Canada

2011 | Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Docent’s Award | 97th Annual Art Students’ Exhibition, University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK

2011 | Mainsite Contemporary Art Award | 97th Annual Art Students’ Exhibition | University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK

2011  | Research Grant | Graduate Student Senate, University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK

2011  | Student Travel Scholarship | Society for Photographic Educators National Conference | Atlanta, GA

2011  | Director’s Choice Fellowship Award | Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition | Wichita, KS

2010  | Finalist, Spotlight Award for Outstanding Student Project | FotoVisura | Online

2010  | Honorable Mention, In Focus Photography Award | In Focus Photography | Online

2010  | Spotlight Artist Award | Momentum Tulsa | Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition | Oklahoma, OK

2010  | Student Award of Excellence | Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition | Oklahoma, OK

2010  | Honorable Mention, Axiom of Gesture | Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico State University | Portales, NM

2010  | Third Place, Homepage Photo Contest #3 | Austin Center for Photography | Austin, TX

2010  | Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Association Award | 96th Annual Art Students’ Exhibition, University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK


Solo & Small Group Exhibitions

2016  |  modes of access | w/ Woomin Kim & Victor Yañez-Lazcano | Curator: Lauren Fulton | ACRE Projects | Chicago, IL

2015  |  Index | The Reading Room | Dallas, TX

2013  | American Rephotographs | Schmidt Art Center | Southwestern Illinois College | Belleville, IL

2013  |  Width: 700px; Gallery | Curator: Levi Bruce | Online

2012  | Installation Views II | Caesura Gallery | Online

2012  | Switch | w/Heini Aho and Bea Fremderman | Curator: Ilari Laamanen | XL Art Space | Helsinki, Finland

2011  | Our Fill of Elsewhere | Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University | Portales, NM


    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2018  | /conversations/positions/photoma | Mabini Projects | Manila, Philippines

    2018  | Big Picture! | Louise Hopkins Underwood Center | Texas Tech University | Lubbock, TX

    2017  | re/thinking photography | Houston Center for Photography and FotoFest | Houston, TX

    2016  |  Latent | Matèria Gallery | Rome, Italy

    2015  | Made in Woodstock VII | The Center for Photography at Woodstock | Woodstock, NY

    2015  | The Only Knowledge Worth Possessing | Curators: Sarah Celeste Bancroft and Andy Campbell | Grayduck Gallery | Austin, TX

    2015  | Faculty Exhibition | Texas State University | San Marcos, TX

    2014  | Slideshow | Roman Susan Gallery | Chicago, IL

    2014  | The Alumni Show | Lightwell Gallery | University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK

    2013  | The National Weather Center Biennale | National Weather Center | Norman, OK

    2013  | Never Underestimate a Monochrome | Curator: Mariángeles Soto-Díaz | Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art | Online

    2013  | Color Shift | Curator: Jordan Tate | Mixed Greeens | NYC, NY

    2012  | Never Underestimate a Monochrome | Curator: Mariángeles Soto-Díaz | University of Iowa Museum of Art | Online

    2012  | About Photography | Kaunas Photo Festival | Kaunas, Lithuania

    2012  | Shifting | Curator: Tiffany Barber | Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) | Oklahoma City, OK

    2012  | MFA Thesis Show | Mainsite Contemporary | Norman, OK

    2011  | Society Debut (F-Stop Society) | Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK

    2011  | Notes on a New Nature | Curator: Nicholas O'Brien | 319 Scholes | Brooklyn, NY

    2011  | IMPACT | Swing Space Gallery, The Ohio State University | Columbus, OH

    2011  | Beginnings: Stories and Starting Points | Jurors: Barbara DeGenevieve and Christy Karpinski | Filter Photo Festival, Black Cloud Gallery | Chicago, IL

    2011  | Norman Invasion | Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University | Manhattan, KS

    2011  | GAZE | Curator: Ilari Laamanen | XL Art Space | Helsinki, Finland

    2011  | Summershow | Jurors: Charlotte Cotton, Richard Billingham, Emma Morris, and James Reid | Host Gallery, Foto8 | London, UK

    2011  | 97th Annual Art Student’s Exhibition | National Weather Center, University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK

    2011  | Joyce Elaine Grant Annual Juried Exhibition | Juror: Natasha Egan | East/West Galleries, Texas Woman’s University | Denton, TX

    2011  | Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition | Juror: Linda Robinson | Center Gallery | Wichita, KS

    2010  | New Normal | Juror: Edward Robinson | The Center for Fine Art Photography | Fort Collins, CO

    2010  | The International Competition 19 | Juror: Katherine Ware | A Smith Gallery, Texas Photographic Society | Johnson City, TX

    2010  | Momentum Tulsa | Curators: Shannon Fitzgerald and Sarah Jesse | Living Arts | Tulsa, OK

    2010  | Emergent Artists 2010 | Mainsite Contemporary Art | Norman, OK

    2010  | SPE South Central Conference Student Show | Hive Gallery, Fayetteville Underground | Fayetteville, AR

    2010  | Axiom of Gesture | Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico State University | Portales, NM

    2010  | Texas Oklahoma Art Prize | Curator: Janis Goodman | Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Midwestern State University | Wichita Falls, TX

    2010  | Momentum OKC | Curators: John Seward and Margo Shultes von Schlageter | Oklahoma City, OK

    2009 SPE South Central Conference Crosswinds Show | Ameen Art Gallery, Nicholls State University | Thibodaux, LA

    2009 Momentum Tulsa | Curators: Scott Perkins and Frank Wick | Living Arts | Tulsa, OK