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Statement

My projects usually begin when I'm caught off guard and surprised to catch a glimpse of some mechanism, structure, or network that supports the way we create, distribute, and encounter photographs. The results are often pictures of a misunderstanding or frustration, ones that I want to see more clearly—or better—remember again.

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

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


Bio

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


Current & Upcoming

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


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

    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