Bear Kirkpatrick


Born:1965, Columbus, Georgia

Lives and Works: Portsmouth, NH


Solo Exhibitions:

The Human Diorama, 555 Gallery, Boston, MA, 2015 (forthcoming)
The Thought of Thinking, jdc Fine Art, San Diego, CA, 2015
Portraits, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. 2014

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Lush Life, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, 2015
Selected Works, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2015
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, 2014
All the World’s a Stage, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY, 2014
Ravishing, 555 Gallery, Boston, MA, 2014
Portraits 2014, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, 2014
20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 2014
Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibition, Cordon Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA & Houston Center for Photography, 2014
NEPR Showcase, PRC Gallery, Boston, MA, 2013
Under My Skin, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, 2014
The Nude--Classical, Cultural, Contemporary, Photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2013
Center Forward, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, 2012
Portraits 2013, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, 2012
New Directions 13, Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA and Seattle, WA, 2012
Looking at Ourselves: Portraits featured on Lenscratch, Guate Photo Festival, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2012
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2012
Dreams, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2012

Awards:

Irreversible Magazine Competition Winner 2014, Alec von Bargen, juror, 2014
Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50, 2013 & 2014
Director’s Honorable Mention, Portraits 2013, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, 2012
Director’s Award for Best in Show, Center Forward 2012, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, 2012
Artist Advancement Grant, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Concord, NH, 2012
Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Nudes, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Portrait, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Other, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA

Publications:

Irreversible Magazine: An International Art Project, Miami, FL, 2014
Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 3, New York, NY., 2014
Artscope, cover image, Boston, MA, 2014
Musee Magazine, New York, NY, 2013
Cleptafire, Paris, France, 2013
The Chronicle, Romania, 2013
Photo+, Seoul, Korea, 2013
The Opera Magazine, Munich, Germany, 2012
The Opera Magazine Collector’s Edition, Munich, Germany, 2012
Center Forward Exhibition Catalog, Cover, Center For Fine Art Photography, 2012

Education:

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, MFA (Phi Beta Kappa), 1996
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, AB, 1988