EDUCATION

 

2016  M.F.A., Photography, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2007  B.S., Advertising, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2017-       Professor of Photography, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

2016-2018    Instructor of Record, Beginning Black and White Analog Photography, Advanced Digital Photography, Eastside College Preparatory School, East Palo Alto, CA

2016-2019    Instructor of Record, Beginning Digital Photography,

            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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Overcoming Challenges Daily, Gallery 5, San Jose State University

2014  Views From AboveHerbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, CA

2014  We All RegretBelcher Gallery, San Jose, CA

2013  #IamProject, Belcher Gallery, San Jose, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2021  My Park Moment, Presidio San Francisco, Photoville

2021  Tales of the Unwritten, Exhibit Around

2021  I Used To Travel, Online Group Exhibition, Analog Forever Magazine

2021  The (Anti)Valentines Show, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

2021  Magnetic Pull, BAPC, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2020  The Connected World, Los Angeles Center of Photography

2020  Thriving in Place, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA

2020  Say Their Names, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

2020 The Meaning of Green, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA

2020  De Young Open, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2020  F-Stop Magazine, Issue 102, Staying Home Together

2020 150th Anniversary of Golden Gate Park Photographic Collection Exhibit, Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2020 CPA Members’ Juried Exhibition. Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

2019  Marking Time (BAPC), Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2019  The Latent Image, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento CA

2019  Stories of The Streets, Gestalt Haus, San Francisco CA

2019 Startup Art Fair, San Francisco CA

2019  Kyotographie International Photography Festival KG+, Kyoto, Japan

2018 Imagine Abundance Visual Symphony, Frank Ozawa Plaza, Oakland, CA

2018  Of Dreams and Reality, Berkeley Art Center, Berkely, CA

2018  Best Photo, Hosted by Through The Lens, Harvey Milk Photo Center, CA

2018  Peninsula Photo Contest, Palo Alto Art Center, CA

2018  Places of Change 2, Photo Yokohama 2018,Yokohama, Japan

2018  Anthroposcene, Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA

2017  Holiday Show, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017  Places of Change, Pina Zingaro, San Francisco, CA

2017  Using Art to Humanize OCD, OCD National Conference,San Francisco, CA 

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, San Jose City Hall, CA

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  WunderkammerThe 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 HouseEric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, San Francisco, CA

2015  2015 MFA National CompetitionFirst Street Gallery, New York, NY

2015  Legacy and Divergence111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015  April Arts in The GardenVictorian Preservation Association, San Jose, CA

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

2015  Art in a Different Light111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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

2015  MFA Showcase 2015Belcher Gallery at San Jose State University

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

2014  RAW: San Jose Presents RevolutionMotif, San Jose, CA

2014  Beyond Structure111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014  Emerging Artists ExhibitionCalifornia State University East Bay

2014  MFA Showcase 2014Belcher Gallery at San Jose State University

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

2013  Alternative Photographic ProcessesGallery 8 at San Jose State University

2013  Image and Idea Class ShowHerbert Sanders Gallery at San Jose State University

2013  It Came From The DarkroomGallery 5 at San Jose State University

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

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

 

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

 

SELECTED AWARDS, HONORS, AND GRANTS

 

2021  Finalist, Single Image Contest, Italian Street Festival

2021  Finalist, Series Contest, Italian Street Festival

2020  1st Place, Miami Street Photography Festival, International Series Competition

2020 1st Place, Peninsula Photo Contest, Humor Category

2019  1st Place, Peninsula Photo Contest, Travel category

2019  Winning Image, Life Framer Nightlife Monthly Category

2018  Smithsonian 15th Annual Photo Contest Winner, The American Experience Category

2018  Best in Show, Peninsula Photo Contest

2018  1st Place, Peninsula Photo Contest, Travel Category

2017  StreetPX Film Week Contest Winner

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 Fellowship

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, Monochrome Portrait Awards, Portrait Category

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, CA  

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

2006  Sales Internship, KIRO 7 TV, Seattle, WA

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

2013  Certified Photographic Consultant, Photo Marketing Association International 

 

PARTICIPATING ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSIONS

 

2021  Magnetic Pull, BAPC, Moderted by Ann Jastrab

2020  Say Their Names, Moderated by RE Casper, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

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

2016 “A2A Alliance and Mental Health,” May 1, Half Moon Bay, CA

 

AFFILIATIONS

 

2020  American Photographic Artists

2020  National Press Photographers Association

2020  Center for Photographic Art, Carmel CA

2019  Faculty Association of California Community Colleges

2019  Maverick Photographers, Saratoga, CA

2017  Bay Area Photographers Collective Member

2017  SF Camerawork Member

2017  CENTER Member

2016 Peripheral Vision Arts MFA Publication Fellow

2015 Society for Photographic Education Member

 

 

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

 

2021  Mythography vol. 01, Exhibit Around

2020  Xpress Magazine Issue 04, Regrowth and Resilience

2020  Russian Esquire

2020  Content Magazine, Issue 12.4, Shelter-in-Place Issue

2020  Such is Life 2, self-published limited-edition zine of 100

2020  Say Their Names, self-published limited-edition zine of 50

2020  California Love – A Visual Mixtape

2020  Chromantic, Exhibit Around

2019  Content Magazine, Issue 11.1, Developing an Image Artist Profile

2019  Short Street Stories, Exhibit Around

2019  Such is Life, self-published limited-edition zine of 100

2018  Smoke Break, Self-published limited-edition zine of 30

2017  Save the Bay 2018 Photography Calendar, Contest Winner

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

2017  Belizeans on Bikes, Self-published zine

2016  Photographing Cameras, Self-published zine

2016  East Palo Alto, Self-published zine

2016  Content Magazine, Issues 8.1, 8.2, and 8.4

2016  Minted Catalog, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016 SJSU Washington Square Magazine, Spring/Summer Issue

2016  Access Magazine, Aerial Photography of San Jose Article

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, ‘Overcoming Challenges’ Review

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

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

 

2019  Content Magazine Issue 11.1, Sight and Sound. Dan Fenstermacher: Developing an Image

2019  SJSU Washington Square Magazine, Dan Fenstermacher: Photography for Hurricane Relief

2018  The Six Fifty, 11 local Silicon Valley Photographers You Should Follow on Instagram Right Now

2018  In Menlo, Dan Fenstermacher Blends Activism with Photography 

2018  Smithsonian Magazine, 15th Annual Photo Contest Winners​​​​

 2017 F-Stop Magazine Issue 86, Street Photography 

2016  Peripheral Vision Fellowship

2015 Huffington Post

 

SELECTED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

 

2017  Content Magazine Featured Artist Instagram Takeover

2015  #InsideOutProject with artist JR

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

2015  Host: ‘Ellis’ Film Screening, San Jose State University