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Finalist in the 2018 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Beyond excited to announce that I am a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and my photograph, Melanesia, from Fugue State, will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London from October 18th – January 29th.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 is the leading international competition which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition, showcases a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-seven works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.

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Made by Hand at GALLERY 1/1

I am thrilled to have work from my Shadows and Stains series included in the Made By Hand Exhibition at GALLERY 1/1 in Seattle, WA. The Opening Reception is Thursday, July 19th 6-9pm and runs through September 15th, 2018.

GALLERY 1/1 is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of one of their favorite art publications, The Hand Magazine, with an exhibition focused on unique photographic prints by artists that have been featured in the magazine. The exhibition will include the following artists who excel at alternative and experimental photography and create one-of-a-kind handmade prints. Ross Faircloth, Megan Griffin, Claire Gilliam, Sarah Hadley, Jamie Johnson, Antonio Martinez, Paula Riff, Dan Shepherd, Aline Smithson, Ross Sonnenberg, Andrew Sovjani, Brianna Tadeo, Andrew K. Thompson, Harrison Walker, and Melanie Walker.

GALLERY 1/1 is the only fine art gallery in the US that specializes exclusively in unique photographic prints. We are excited to present artists making hand-crafted one-of-a-kind prints. Our artists combine a fresh contemporary approach with a variety of methods and mediums including alternative processes, experimental and historic darkroom techniques to create some of the most exciting and authentic photographic prints in the contemporary art world.

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Limelight at the Obscura Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

©Aline Smithson, Melanesia from Fugue State

Thrilled to be included in the inaugural exhibition at the Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gallery Director/Owner Jennifer Schlesinger has curated 5 female gallery artists: Coco Fronsac, Susan Burnstine, Joyce Tenneson, Brigitte Carnochan, and me into an exhibition titled, Limelight. The Grand Opening is Friday, June 22, 2018, 4 – 7pm.

Location: 1405 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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The CURRENTS Exhibition at the Ogden Museum

Honored to have six pieces in the CURRENTS 2017 Exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. The exhibition is in conjunction with the PhotoNOLA Festival. Opening Dec 7 – Feb 4th, 2018

©Aline Smithson, Julia, from Fugue State

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Work from In Case of Rain featured on the 2017 The Fence

Very excited to have work featured in the “Play” section of THE FENCE.  This innovative way to share photography wraps it’s way around 7 cities:  Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver.

If you feel compelled, it would be amazing to have you vote for my work in the People’s Choice Awards!  Vote here


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People I Don’t Know at the 2017 Shanghai Photo Festival

Excited to have my fifth solo show in China at the 2017 Shanghai Photo Festival. Thanks to Kirk Crippens and Guo Jing, Director, Shangtuf Image and Art Club, China.

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Self & Others at the TILT Gallery

Self & Others:
Portrait as Autobiography
at the

Scottsdale, Arizona

Opening reception:
Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Artist reception:
Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
during Scottsdale’s ArtWalk

The artist will be present for conversation

exhibition will remain on view until Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Paradise Out Front at The Southern Gallery

In conjunction with Eliot Dudik’s exhibition, Paradise Road, The Southern Gallery , there is a second exhibition curated by Eliot, Paradise Out Front. I am thrilled to be sharing wall space with these talented photographers: Ben Alper, Ian van Coller, Mark Dorf, Matt Eich, Frances Jakubek, Thalassa Raasch, Jared Ragland, Justin James Reed, Anastasia Samoylova, Bryan Schutmaat , Aline Smithson, Katherine Squier, and Susan Worsham. The show opens on Friday, January 27 (Reception: 7 – 10 pm) and runs through February 26, 2017

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Artists 4 Artists Sale!

NOVEMBER 25, 2016 — JANUARY 4, 2017

I am offering the Limited Edition of Self & Others for a special sale at a one time price of $100.

The book can be purchased here.

I am also offering a limited edition print of Lexie Turned at 8 x 8″ printed on 8.5 x 11 archival paper at $150
The print can be purchased here.



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All Women Are Dangerous

All Women Are Dangerous
a new exhibition presented by Building Bridges Art Exchange & Fabrik Magazine
Curated by Marisa Caichiolo & Chris Davies Co-Curated by Daniel Alfonso
Opens January 7th, 2017 – February 15th, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, January 7th, 6pm – 9pm
Including work by Bootsy Holler – Lisa McCord – Eleonora Ronconi – Tami Bahat – Sandra Klein - JK Lavin – Aline Smithson – Susan Swihart – Sarah Hadley – Marian Crostic - Paula Riff – Brandy Trigueros – Pauline Gola – Marjorie Salvaterra - Samantha Geballe – Jane Szabo – Jessie Chaney
Building Bridges Art Exchange (BBAX) and FABRIK magazine welcome All Women Are Dangerous, an exhibition featuring the work by seventeen women photographers and explores and highlights the rise of female contemporary artists. Through stunning imagery, each work sheds light on some of the most pressing issues facing each artist in hopes of starting a dialog around the question: are all women dangerous?
“The exhibition focuses on the use of photography as a vehicle to explore self identity and issues of gender presentation,” stated Marisa Caichiolo, Director of BBAX. “While some of the featured artists have a conceptual or experimental approach, others have opted for the traditional photographic process. The common thread is that they all have established a very intimate and personal photographic discussion.”
The exhibition will be on view from January 7 to February 15, 2017 at BBAX in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station and has been curated by Marisa Caichiolo, Director of BBAX, Chris Davies, CEO of Fabrik Media and publisher of Fabrik Magazine, and Cuban guest curator and art writer
Daniel Alfonso.
The BBAX mission is dedicated to cultivating cultural understanding through the arts. They work to engage local communities and contemporary artists across the globe by facilitating workshops, educational programs, traveling exhibitions, international art exchanges and artist residencies. The main content of their exhibitions have a social and political focus represented by voices across the globe.
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