DAN FENSTERMACHER CV

 

EDUCATION

 

2016  MFA, Photography, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2007  BS, Advertising, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2017-       Instructor of Record, Online Beginning Digital Photography, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

2016-       Instructor of Record, Black and White Film/Digital Photography, Eastside College Preparatory School, East Palo Alto, CA

2016-       Instructor of Record, Beginning Digital Photography Summer Camp, Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, CA

2014-2015   Instructor of Record, Beginning Digital Photography, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2010-2011   Fine Arts Professor, Xiangfan University, Hubei, China

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016  Sonrisas Jóvenes Que Hacen, Felices a Corazones Viejos, Vyne Bistro, San Jose, CA

2016  Personal Space and Perceptions of Identity, MFA Thesis Exhibition, SJSU Gallery 3

2016  Overcoming Challenges Daily, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2016  Sonrisas Jóvenes Que Hacen, Felices a Corazones Viejos, Kaleid Gallery, Featured Artist, Spring Term, San Jose, CA

2016  Sonrisas Jóvenes Que Hacen, Felices a Corazones Viejos, Martin Luther King Jr. Library 4th Floor, San Jose, CA

2015  Sonrisas Jóvenes Que Hacen, Felices a Corazones Viejos, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015  Sonrisas Jóvenes Que Hacen, Felices a Corazones Viejos, Black Gallery at San Jose State University

2015  Sonrisas Jóvenes Que Hacen, Felices a Corazones Viejos, First Friday Art Walk, Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose, CA

2015  Sonrisas Jóvenes Que Hacen, Felices a Corazones Viejos, Third Space Fitness, San Jose, CA

2015  Sonrisas Jóvenes Que Hacen, Felices a Corazones Viejos, San Ramon Museo, San Ramon, Costa Rica

2015 Overcoming Challenges Daily, Gallery 5 at San Jose State University

2014  Views From Above, Herbert Sanders Gallery at San Jose State University

2014  We All Regret, Belcher Gallery at San Jose State University

2013  #IamProject, Belcher Gallery at San Jose State University

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017  Mirrors and Windows, El Camino College, Torrance, CA

2017  Courage Kenny Art Show & Sale, Golden Valley, MN

2017  Post Presence: An Instagram Gallery Take Over, Rayko Photo Center, CA

2016  Chocolate & Art Show, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2016  This Is San Jose, History San Jose

2016  Minted, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016  Vote Your Subconscious, Works/San Jose Gallery, San Jose, CA

2016  Encounters: Portraits & Identity, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016  SUPER Hunger Anti-Valentine Bowl Games Part 50, WORKS/San José, CA

2016  Wunderkammer, The Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2015  Benefit Auction, WORKS/San José, CA

2015  Photo Illustration, Belcher Gallery at San José State University

2015  Burning Down the House, Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, San Francisco, CA

2015  2015 MFA National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2015  Legacy and Divergence, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015  April Arts in The Garden, Victorian Preservation Association, San Jose, CA

2015  De Young Student Showcase 2015, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2015  Art in a Different Light, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015  MFA Now 2015: Archive Project & Juried Exhibition, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2015  MFA Showcase 2015, Belcher Gallery at San Jose State University

2014  Spartan Pop-Up Gallery 2014, San Jose South First Fridays, San Jose, CA

2014  RAW: San Jose Presents Revolution, Motif, San Jose, CA

2014  Beyond Structure, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014  Emerging Artists Exhibition, California State University East Bay

2014  MFA Showcase 2014, Belcher Gallery at San Jose State University

2014  The Art of Street Photography, Instructor of Record, Herbert Sanders Gallery at San Jose State University

2013  Alternative Photographic Processes, Gallery 8 at San Jose State University

2013  Image and Idea Class Show, Herbert Sanders Gallery at San Jose State University

2013  It Came From The Darkroom, Gallery 5 at San Jose State University

2010  Passion Photography Exhibition, El Camino College, Torrance, CA

 

SELECTED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

 

2017  Content Magazine Featured Artist for Instagram Takeover

2015  #InsideOutProject with artist JR

2015  Alzahra University (Tehran, Iran) and San Jose State University International Photography Collaborative

2015  Host of JR’s ‘Ellis’ Film Screening, San Jose State University

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

 

2015  Odysseys Artist Residency, San Ramon, Costa Rica (June-Aug)

 

SELECTED AWARDS, HONORS, AND GRANTS

 

2017  Americans for the Arts Conference Scholarship from genARTS

2017  2nd Place Best Magazine Photo Series, California College Media Awards

2016  Peripheral Vision Arts MFA Publication Fellow

2016  Award of Excellence, This Is San Jose, Photo Exhibition

2016  Speddy, Urban, Dooley Scholarship, SJSU

2016  Honorable Mention: Photographer’s Forum 36th Annual Best of College and High School Photography

2016  Finalist: Photographer’s Forum 36th Annual Best of College and High School Photography

2016  SPE West Travel Grant to attend the National SPE Conference

2016  Honorable Mention in Family of Man Contest, International Photography

      Awards

2015 Honorable Mention for Overcoming Challenges Daily, International

      Photography Awards

2015 Honorable Mention for Sonrisas Jóvenes, International Photography Awards

2015  William and Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship,

      San Jose State University Nominee

2015  Associated Students Advocacy Award, SJSU

2015  Catherin Urban Scholarship, SJSU

2015  Most Valuable Volunteer Award, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

2015  Finalist: Photographer’s Forum 35th Annual Best of College and High School Photography

2015  Finalist: Photographer’s Forum 35th Annual Spring Photography Contest

2015  Quick Grant Award, Creative Capacity Fund

2014  Hoover-Langdon Scholarship, SJSU

 

INTERNSHIPS

 

2015  Event and Exhibit Photographer, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2013  Auction and Exhibit Photographer, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA   

2007  Advertising and Production Coordinator, Apex Advertising & Post Production Accra, Ghana

2006  Sales Internship, KIRO 7 TV, Seattle, WA

 

PARTICIPATING ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSIONS

 

2017“The Audience Perspective,” Moderated by Matt Lehrman of Audiene Avenue, LLC, Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA

2016  A2A Alliance Panel Discussion, May 1, Half Moon Bay, CA

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

2013  Certified Photographic Consultant, Photo Marketing Association International (PMA)

 

AFFILIATIONS

 

2017  CENTER Member

2017  Bay Area Photographers Collective Member

2016 Peripheral Vision Arts MFA Publication Fellow

2015 Society of Photographic Educators Member

 

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

 

2017  Save the Bay 2018 Photography Calendar Contest Winner

2017  South Valley Review, Vol. 1, No. 1

2016  Content Magazine

2016  Minted Catalog, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016 SJSU Washington Square Magazine, Spring/Summer Issue

2016  Access Magazine

2016  Photographer’s Forum 36th Annual Best of College and High School Photography

2016  Photographer’s Forum 36th Annual Spring Photography Contest

2015  South Bay Pulse

2015  SJSU-Alzahra Photography Collaborative

2015  Photographer’s Forum 35th Annual Best of College and High School Photography

2015  Photographer’s Forum 35th Annual Spring Photography Contest

2015  MFA Now Catalog, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2014  MFA Now Catalog, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2013  Image and Idea Catalog, San Jose State University

2011  Port Ludlow Voice, November 2011 Issue

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

 

2015  Huffington Post

2015  The Mighty

2014  Art Nerd