Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE                                  Robert Dickes


Education

         2009          Master of Fine Arts, Photography

                            University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY                                                                                

         1996           Bachelor of Fine Art, Professional Applied Photography

                            Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY                                                            

         2002           Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

                            Teaching Certificate, Department of Education

                           

Professional Experience

University of Kentucky                                                                                       Lexington, Kentucky

2010-Current       Lead Lecturer of Art, Photography

Lecturer-Course Development: Responsible for designing UK Core class that begun Fall 2011 (holding 250 seats per semester for the entire university population) including lecture material for large eighty person lectures and twenty person studios classes. Redesign in 2013/2014 as hybrid format, taking lecture online.  

         Courses Taught:   Introduction to Photographic Literacy: History, Theory & Practice***

                                     Beginning B&W Darkroom Photography: Camera & Darkroom**

     Advanced B&W Darkroom Photography:
Zone System, Advanced Printing**

                                     Studio Lighting: Hot & Cold Lights, Studio & Location***

                                     Digital Photography: Camera & Adobe Lightroom***

                                     The Landscape in Contemporary Photography: Theory & Practice***

                                     Bookmaking: Traditional Handmade and Print-On-Demand Books***

                                     Professional Practices in Photography: Online Class-Business Practices***

                                     Independent & Coordinated Studies: Graduate and Undergraduate

                            **Redesign of class

                                     ***Introduced into Curriculum

VASA Project                                                                                                    On-line, Worldwide

2012-2013                   Online Faculty

International continuing education program designed for educators in higher education in photography, digital media, history and criticism. One class per year when needed.

         Courses Taught:   Theory and Format: How to teach a serious class using toy cameras, cell phones, point & shoot cameras and scanners.

                                      

University of Kentucky                                                                                      Lexington, Kentucky

2007- 2010          Adjunct Professor & Instructor of Record

                            Beginning B&W Darkroom Photography: Camera & Darkroom
     
              Advanced B&W Darkroom Photography:
Zone System, Advanced Printing

      Topical Studies: Studio Lighting

                                    

ITT Technical Institute                                                                  Lexington, Kentucky

Fall 2008            Adjunct Professor

                            Digital Design: Adobe Illustrator

                                     Digital Manipulation: Adobe Photoshop

Related Work Experience

JUMP Production                                                                            Lexington, Kentucky

2014-sum 2015   Producer

Produce full-length documentary and promotional material of at risk young single mothers participating in workshops for development, support, production of a play that represents their situations. Funded through a variety of Grants    

RMD Productions                                                     Summerfield, Florida & Lexington, Kentucky

2003- 2010         Owner 

                                    Photography, graphic design, and desktop-publishing company used as supplementary income.  Small commercial business run out of home office.  Work includes local advertising, promotional material, weddings, portraiture, graphic design and photography.

The Villages Art League                                                                                          The Villages, Florida

2003-2004          Educational Coordinator 

                            Worked with artist in the local retirement community and the charter schools to develop a multi-generational art league that would produce two shows annually, fundraise for art education, and bring in retired artists as guest teachers and lecturers. 

RMD Photography                                                                                                  Delray Beach, Florida

2003-1997               Owner, Photographer

                                  Commercial freelance photographer for catalog and advertising clients; both in studio and on location. Managed creative crews including photography assistants, stylist and models during photography shoots.

        Clients include:    Mark Group, IBM, Levi Strauss, Boston Proper, Ocean Drive Magazine, Charles Keith, Mark, Fore & Strike, Palm Beach Magazine, Harley Davidson, Pottery Barn, Bloomingdale’s, Sun Microsystems, Dean and Deluca, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Sikorsky Helicopters, Cigar Aficionado, Baccarat Crystal and many others.

RMD Photography                                                             San Francisco, California & Delray Beach, Florida

1997-1996               Photographer’s Assistant

                                     Noted Photographers:

                                               Jock McDonald

                                               Steven Meisel

                                               Helmut Newton

                                               Fred Vanderpool

Solo Exhibitions

         2014           Picture Spots, Prescott Art Gallery, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ 

         2013           Rob Dickes, Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova, PA

         2012           Light, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL

                            New Work, Presidents Gallery, Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, IL        

         2011           Adopted, Adoptee, Adoptive, River Gallery, Kingston, ON, Canada

         2010           Adoptive, Southland Christian Church, Nicholasville, KY

                            Waiting for Failure, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL        

         2009          Waiting for Failure, Children’s Hospital Los Angels, Los Angels, CA,

                            Jar Installation, Lexington Clinic East, Lexington, KY

                            Waiting for Failure, Tuska Center for the Contemporary Arts, Lexington, KY

                            Without, Stoll Keenon Ogden, Lexington, KY

         2007          Natures Touch, Gallery 101, Novato, CA        

         2006          Turning of the Leaves, Augusta Inn, Augusta, KY        

         2005          Emerging Artist, Brick City For The Arts, Ocala, FL    

                           Seeing Florida, Empty Wall Gallery, Ocala, FL  

Group Exhibitions

         2014           Light, Viewpoints Gallery, Point Reyes Station, CA

                            Post Photography:Beyond the Print, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

                            Picture Books, Power Plant Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC (juried)

         2013          Process:Effect:Reconsider, Spot 5 Art Center, Louisville, KY (Invited)

                            Global Contemporary, Tuska Center for the Contemporary Arts, Lexington, KY

                            Fotographier Moderna, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden

                            Scenes of the Bluegrass, Scott County Arts & Cultural Center, Georgetown, KY

                            A Matter of Time, National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia, PA

                            DeConstructing & ReConstructing Art, Berman Museum, Collegeville, PA (invited)

         2012           свет и тени (Light & Shade), Tpetbrkobckar Gallery, Moscow, Russia

                            Members Exhibit, Carnegie Visual & Preforming Arts Center, Covington, KY

                            Mettle, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY

                            Cincinnati Now, Cincinnati Library, Cincinnati, OH (juried)

                            Distance, TEJAS Gallery, Dayton, OH (juried)

                            Scape, Village Gallery, Montgomery, AL (juried)

                            Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Agora Gallery, New York, NY (juried)

                            Art of Zen, Storage Space Gallery, Evansville, IN (juried)

                            The Faculty Show, Tuska Center for the Contemporary Arts, Lexington, KY (invited)

         2011           The New Landscape, Barbra Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA (juried)

                            International Place, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

                            Transforming Vision, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE (Collection)

                            National Arts Show, LexArts, Lexington, KY

                            Artist Books, Book Artists, Rezny Studio, Lexington, KY (invited)

                            Faculty Show, Tuska Center for the Contemporary Arts, Lexington, KY (invited)

         2010           Pin-up Show, Kalamazoo, MI (juried)

                            Without, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, SC

                            Artist Revisited, Art Depository, Nicholasville, KY (invited)

                            Photo Now, Center for Contemporary Art Celje, Celje, Solvenia (juried)

                            New Works, Castell Photography Gallery, Ashville, NC (juried)

                            The Beverly Invitational, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL (juried)

                            Emerge, Jones Brown Gallery, Durham, NC (juried)

                            Healing, Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville, Greenville, SC (invited)

                            The Nude 2010, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

         2009          Work about Children, Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN (juried)

                            Healing, Victoria Arts Connection Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada (juried)

                            Small Works, Gallery Up, Rock Hill, NC (juried)

                            Vango, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond, FL (juried)

                            National Arts Show, LexArts, Lexington, KY

                            Exposed, Barnhart Gallery, Lexington, KY (invited)

                            Regional, L.O.T., Lexington, KY (invited)

         2008          Short Attention Span Digital Video Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA

                            SPE Invitational, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

                            VIDEOHOLICA, International Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria

                            It’s Photography III, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

                            Book Arts, Lexington Public Library, Lexington, KY

                            Video Art, The Dame, Lexington, KY (invited)

                            Plastic Images, The Lab, San Francisco, CA (juried)

                            Magic Silver 2008, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray, KY (Juror Joyce Tenneson)

                            Video Art, The Hub, Lexington, KY        

         2007           Salon Holiday Show, Artisans Gallery, San Rafael, CA (Juried)

                            Dance of Avoidance, Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, KY

                            Carey Ellis Exhibit, Barnhart Gallery, Lexington, KY (Juried)

                            Artist for Peace, LexArts, Lexington, KY

                            H.I.V.E., Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL              
     (invited) Linguistics, Tuska Center for the Contemporary Arts, Lexington, KY (invited)

                            UK Artist, Woodland Art Fair, Lexington, KY

                            Alternative Processes, Common Grounds, Lexington, KY (invited)

                            Student/Teacher Art Exhibit, Art Depository, Nicholasville, KY (invited)

                            Garden Party & Art Auction, Anderson County Humane Society, Anderson, KY

                            Camera Obscura Show, Barnhart Gallery, Lexington, KY (invited)

                            Coldstream Art Exhibit, Coldstream Gallery, Lexington, KY (invited)

                            SMSC Show, Rasdall Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

        

         2005           Local Views, Paddock Room Galleries, Ocala, FL

        

         2004           Emerging Artist, Gleason Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, ME

                            Creative Maine, Earth First Gallery, Bangor, ME 

                            Collier House B&B, Bar Harbor, ME

        

         2002           Art Center Show, Lincoln Road Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

         2001           Best in Show, Florida Art Educators Conference, Orlando, FL

                            Emerging Artist, Shades of Light Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

        

         2000           Florida Professional Photographers Show, FPP Conference, Daytona, FL

        

         1997          The Assistants Show, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

        

         1996          Annual Student Show, Gallery R, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

        

         1995          Annual Student Show, Gallery R, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Awards/Grants/Fellowships/Honors

2014                    Faculty Fellow, 21st Century Teaching, University of Kentucky

                            Open Meadows Grant, Open Meadows Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

                            HP Living Progress Grant, Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA

                            Arts Meets Activism Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Kentucky

2014                    eLearning Grant of $75,000, University of Kentucky                                                                                          

2013                   Innovation and Design Lab Grant, University of Kentucky

2011                    Best of Show, National Arts Show, Arts Place, Lexington, KY

2010                    Third Place, National Arts Show, Arts Place, Lexington, KY

2009                    Best of Show, National Arts Show, Arts Place, Lexington, KY                          

2008                    Teaching Assistantship (Creative Photography 1), University of Kentucky

                            Who’s Who Among Professionals in Education-Nominated by Emily Bowman

2007                    Teaching Assistantship (Creative Photography 1), University of Kentucky

2006                    Internship-Community Arts Advisor, LexArts, Lexington, KY

2003                    Teacher of the Year, Spanish River High School

2002                    Outstanding High School Art Teacher of the Year, FAEA   

                            Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers- Nominated by Christopher Devick

2001                    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers- Nominated by Noelle Anunziato

Related Teaching Experience

Lexington Christian Academy                                                                         Lexington, Kentucky

2009- 2010         Visiting Artist/ Graphic Arts, Video and Technology Teacher

                                    Taught Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere & Dreamweaver

The Villages Charter High School                                                                 The Villages, Florida

2003-2004          Fine Art & Graphic Arts Teacher

                            Painting I

                                     Drawing I

                                     Information Technology: Photography and Graphic Design

Spanish River Community High School                                                        Boca Raton, Florida

2000-2003          Photography and Graphic Arts Teacher

                                              Photography I: Camera & Darkroom

                                              Photography II: Advanced Printing & Concept Development

                                              Color Photography: Traditional Wet Color Photographic Processes

                                  Information Technology: Photography and Graphic Design

Publications & Reviews

2013               “See What Photographers See”, Louisville Courier-Journal, Elizabeth Kramer, September 28, 2013                      

                        “Snap Chats”, LEO Louisville’ Alt-Weekly, Jo Anne Triplett, September 23, 2013                       

                        “Second Looks”, Vilanovan, Molly Schreiber, May 9, 2013                      

                        “Nya Fotografiska Syner”, Aftonbladet, Eva Neylander, May 7, 2013                       

                        “DeConstructing & ReConstructing Art, Ursinus’ Grizzly, Alyse Reid, January 24, 2013

2012                “Painting with Light,” Palm Beach Daily News, Robert Sims, November 2, 2012                       

                        “New View of Photography” Falcon News, Kim Sherman, July 27, 2012

                        “Future of Education”, Sean Carberry , News Digest International, August 27, 2012

“Distance, Looking at the Future of Photography”, Pamela Dillon, Dayton Daily News, August 6, 2012

2011                Maske, Andrew L. Potters and Patrons in Edo Period Japan, Takatori Ware and the                         Kuroda Domain. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited. 2011. Print                      

                        “Digital Photography: A whole new ball game”, Living Well 50 plus Magazine, Jamie Lober, July 2011

                        “Start Your Engines”, Mathew Snoddy, Viper Magazine, July 2011

                        “Artist Abroad”, Skirt Magazine, Donna Ison, May 2011

                        “Art Books: Cultivating the Hand Made Book,” Bianca Spriggs, Ace Weekly, February 13, 2011, Lexington, KY

                        “Professors Talents to Shine at Faculty Art Show,” Whitney Hale, UK Now, January 2011, http://uknow.uky.edu                       

2010               “A Different Vision,” Tom Eblem, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Entertainment, November 7, 2010, Lexington, KY

                        “Extra! Extra! Read All About It!,” Maggie Schroeder, Sweet M’s, October 25, 2010, http://sweetms.wordpress.com

                        “Healing: An Artist Search for Wellness,” Alison Geist, G The Magazine of Greenville, July 2010, Greenville, SC

                        “A New Therapy; A Photographers Fight with Infertility,” Roxanne Samer, Chicago Art Magazine, June 28 2010, Chicago, IL

                        “New Works New Visions” Bill Walz, Rapid River Magazine, April 2010, Ashville, NC

                        “Healing Through the Artist Eyes,” Lillia Callum-Penso, The Greenville News, February 11,2010, Greenville, SC        

2009                “The Art Side of Healing,” Robert Hutchinson, Victoria Magazine, October 2009, Victoria, BC, Canada

                        “Art of Infertility; Infusing Personal Science and Art Making,” Candace Chaney, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Entertainment, April 5, 2009, Lexington, KY

                        “Artist Takes Flight,” Whitney Hale, UK Now, April 2001, http://uknow.uky.edu

2008                “Photography in the North Bay” Stephanie Wright Hession, San Francisco Chronicle, September 12, 2008, San Francisco, CA

                        “Toy Cameras make Real Art” Meredith May, San Francisco Chronicle, May 23, 2008, San Francisco, CA

                        “Magic Silver Catalog,” Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY, Juror: Joyce Tenneson

Shows Curated

         2007           University Open, Arts Place Gallery, Lexington, KY

                            Printmakers Annual Exhibit, Arts Place Gallery, Lexington, KY

                            Emerging Artist, Downtown Arts Place, Lexington, KY

        

         2006           Unsung Heroes, Arts Place Gallery, Lexington, KY

                            Emerging Artist, Downtown Arts Place, Lexington, KY

Professional Service

2014                    Faculty Advisor, Open Studio, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            Faculty Advisor, Art Graduate Student Association, UK, Lexington, KY

                            Course Designer, Gear-Up Program for high school students, Lexington, KY

                            Promotional Video for UK Art Museum, Lexington, KY

2013                    Course Reviewer, UKCEC for Arts & Creativity, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            Faculty Advisor, Open Studio, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            Chair, BFA Committee (Jessica Whittington), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            Co-Chair, Photography Search Committee, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2013-2010          Lab Supervisor, Photography Facilities, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            UK PhotoDay Coordinator, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            MFA Committee Member, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            BFA Committee Member, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2013-2012          BA Assessment Committee, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2012                    Consultant, Course Development, SCAPA/Lafayette H.S., Lexington, KY

                            College Representative, UK Preview Night, Newport, KY

                            Show Committee Member, MWSPE Show, Covington, KY

                            Chair, BFA Committee (Michelle Daigle), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                           

2011                    College Representative, UK Preview Night, Newport, KY

                            Photography, CFA Website, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2011-2010           Co-Chair, Photography Search Committee, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2010                    Consultant, Course Development, Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington, KY

2008-2007           President, Art Graduate Student Association

                                     

Guest Lectures & Workshop Presenter

         2014           Speaker, Nation Endowment for the Arts Sponsored Grant for Educators, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY 

         2013          Artist Talk, Thomas Moore College, Crestview Hills, KY

         2012           Organizer & Presenter, Photo-Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            Future of Photography, Panel Lecture, Mid-West SPE, Cincinnati, OH

                            Arts Career Lecture, Arts Profession, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            Artist Talk, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY

        

         2011           Artist Talk, Fashion Collaborative, Lexington, KY

                            Organizer & Presenter, Photo-Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            Artist Talk, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY

         2010           Artist Talk, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

                            Organizer & Presenter, Photo-Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

                            Artist Lecture, Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville, Greenville, SC

         2009           Visiting Artist Lecture, Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky

                            Artist Lecture, Arts Profession, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

         2008          Guest Speaker, SPE South Central Conference, Memphis, TN

                            Mural B&W Printing, University of Kentucky

         2007           Arts Professions, University of Kentucky

         2003          Creative photojournalism, Florida Scholastic Press Association

         2002           Building pinhole cameras, Florida Art Educators Association

         2000           Location photography, The Florida School       

         1999           Florida Professional Photographers Association, lecturer

Professional Associations

         College Arts Association

         Society of Photographic Educators

         Lexington Art League

         Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati)

         American Society of Media Photographers

         Florida Professional Photographers Association

         Peninsula Area Photographers Association

Private & Public Collections

         Lucile Little Library Artist Book Collection, Lexington, KY

         Sheldon Museum of Art Collection, Lincoln, NE

         Heron Art Library Artist Book Collection, Indianapolis, IN

         Jim Grey, Lexington, KY

         University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY

         Mrs. Margaret Witt, Foster, KY

         Mrs. Reba Crowell, Dayton, OH

         Jim Newberry, Lexington, KY

         University of Kentucky Graduate School, Lexington KY

         Mrs. Martha Hoyer, DeLand, FL

         Marcourt Antiquities Collection, Bucksport, ME

         Collier House B&B, Bar Harbor, ME

         Strawbridge Foundation Trust, Orlando, FL

         Mr. Peter Bodnar, Long Island, NY

         SPAS Collection, Rochester, NY

Teaching Skills

Photographic                          History of photography, black and white, color and reversal printing and processing; 35mm, 2¼, 4x5, 8x10, pinhole, film, and digital camera systems; Advance lighting techniques: flash, studio lighting and location lighting; Non-silver and alternative processing: Cyanotype, Vandyke, Salt printing, BVD, Gum Bichromate, Platinum, Liquid Light emulsion, Polaroid lift and transfer; Ortho litho film and digital negatives; Bookmaking using a variety of bindings and print methods; photographic installations.

Other Art Practices                 graphic design, printmaking, painting, screen printing, lithography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts and construction/set design. 

Software                                 Macintoch platform, Windows platform, Photoshop, Lightroom, Quark Xpress, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, ect.

Hardware                               Macintosh and Windows; Flatbed, drum and film scanners; removable storage devices; CD burners; digital projection systems; iris and ink jet printers; Kreonite and Durst RA4 processors