Curriculum Vitae

John Willis
41 Brown’s Way
Dummerston, Vermont, 05301-8869
Website: www.jwillis.net
jwillis@marlboro.edu
802-257-3397

PRESENT EMPLOYMENT
MARLBORO COLLEGE, Marlboro, VT
Tenured full time member of faculty teaching all photography courses
IN-SIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT, Brattleboro, VT. Co-Founder, Executive Director, a volunteer program offering free classes to area youth
EXPOSURES PROJECT, Co-Founder & Co-Director, A Cross Cultural Based Photography Program for youth from Vermont, New York City, The Navajo Tribe, Arizona and The Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge South Dakota
VERMONT COLLEGE MFA in Visual Arts, Artist Teacher and Visiting Critic, Montpelier, Vermont
EDUCATION
1986 The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Master of Fine Arts Degree, Photography
sole student in department to graduate with honors
1979 The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography and Psychology
1977 Franconia College, Franconia, NH
Associate of Arts Degree
PERMANENT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
George Eastman House Museum, Rochester, NY
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Yale University Gallery of Art, New Haven, CT
The Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, CT
The Photography Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum, Providence, RI
Arizona State University, Northlight Gallery Collection, Tempe, AZ
Florida State University, Pensacola, FL
DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
Meade Museum of Art, Amherst, MA
Center For Creative Photography, Phoenix, AZ
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
The Smith College Art Museum, Amherst, MA
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytonna Beach, FL
The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Oglala Lakota College Archives, Kyle, SD
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography, Turners Falls, MA
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL
Palace of the Govenors, NM Museum of History, Santa Fe, NM
Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH
Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Holyoke, MA
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL
Anderson Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Fred Jones Museum of Art, Norman, OK
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, MA
Turchin Center for the Arts, Boone, NC
Fralin Museum of Art, Charlottesville, VA
AWARDS & SPONSORS
2016 Recipient Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant
2015 Artist’s Development Grant, Vermont Arts Council
2013 Photographer’s Audience Engagement Grant, Open Society Institute
2011 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship recipient
Vermont Arts Endowment Fund, Individual Artists Grant
2005 Recipient Artist’s Fellowship, Vermont Arts Endowment Recipient
Faculty Development Grant to work on digital processes
2004 Recipient Vermont Arts Council on the Arts, Individual Artist‚ Grant
Recipient Professional Development Grant to complete work on a book
2003 Recipient Professional Development Grant to return to Pine Ridge
2001 Reservation and photograph the Lakota Sioux people
2000 Recipient Vermont Council on the Arts, Individual Project Grant
Vermont Arts Endowment Fund, Individual Artists Grant
Recipient Vermont Council on the Arts, Incentive Grant
Recipient Vermont Council on the Arts, Individual Artist’s Project Grant
1998 Recipient Faculty Professional Development Grant, to photograph Lakota people on Pine Ridge Reservation, SD
1995 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University
1993 Recipient Vermont Council on The Arts Individual Fellowship Grant
Recipient Vermont Council on The Arts Project Grant for In-sight
1992 Sponsored by Kodak Professional Services, to teach photography in grades 1st through 6th at the Dover Elementary School, Dover, VT
1987 1st Prize, Light Exposure, Williamsport, PA
1986 Polaroid International Collection, Equipment Grant
Polaroid Foundation, Equipment Grant, for teaching photography in Linden Lodge Nursing Home
1985 Photo Spiva Award, Joplin, Missouri
Polaroid Foundation, Equipment Grant
Sponsored by the Elmwood Health Center Nursing Home, Providence, RI
Purchase Award, Pensacola National, Pensacola, FL
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
2016 Northfield Mount Hermon School, Gill, MA
2015 South Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
2014 South Mountain High School, Chinle,
Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale,AZ
2013 Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL
New School of Arts & Academics, Tempe, AZ
Santa Fe University of Art & Design, Santa Fe, NM
2011 Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
2010 Union College, Schnechtedy, NY
2009 Rhode Island College, Providence, RI*
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA*
2008 The Williston School, East Hampton, MA
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
Putney School, Putney ,Vermont
2007 Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography, Turners Falls, MA*
Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
2006 Nancy Price Gallery, Manchester, Vermont
2005 Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, SD
Nancy Price Gallery, Manchester, Vermont
School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont
2004 Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernardino, CA
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2003 Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernardino, CA
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2002 Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Paletti Photography Gallery, Louisville, KY
Light Factory. Charlotte, NC
2001 Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Palm Beach Community Photographic Center, Delray Beach, FL
Flat Street Photography Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
2000 Stark Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia. PA
Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
1999 Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI
1997 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1996 Drury Art Gallery, Marlboro, VT
1994 Governor’s Gallery, Vermont State House, Montpelier, VT
Robert Hull Flemming Museum, Burlington, VT
Vermont State Craft Center, Windsor, VT
1993 Tulsa Photo Collective, Tulsa, OK
1992 Zone VI Workshop, Putney, VT
1991 Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
Vermont State Craft Center, Middlebury, VT
1990 Camp D’Osservazione, Gubbio, Italy
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
1989 Midtown Y Gallery, New York, NY
State University of Idaho, Pocatello, ID
1988 Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA
Massachusetts College of Art, A Floor Gallery, Boston, MA
Griffith Gallery, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
1987 Cornerstone/Clearlight Gallery, Waltham, MA
The Putney School, Putney, VT
1986 McKillop Gallery, Regina College, Newport, RI
Historic Windsor House, Windsor, VT
Linden Lodge Nursing Home, Brattleboro, VT
Red Eye Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Artspace, Franklin County Arts Council, Greenfield, MA
Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
Granite Hills Photo Gallery, Hardwick, VT
1985 Clinton Arts Council, Plattsburgh, VT
1984 Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, Brattleboro, VT*
1981 Tyler Gallery, Marlboro College, VT
Zephyr Designs, Brattleboro, VT
The Common Ground, Brattleboro, VT
1980 Blue Sky Gallery, Outerspace, Portland, OR
1979 The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Franconia College, Franconia, NH
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 So Little Time, Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
2013 Yale University Gallery of Art, New Haven, CT
High Trash, Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT
Moving Walls Exhibition 19, Open Society Institute, Washington, D.C.
2012 A New Vision: Modernist Photography, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
2011 Creative Continuum, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Moving Walls 19, Open Society Foundation, New York, NY
Four Eyes, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
2009 In The Absence, Spheris Gallery, Hanover, NH
2008 Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography
Foster Gallery, Dedham, MA
2006 Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont
Relationships/A Ten Year Bond, Center for Photography Woodstock, NY
2005 Mark Wooley Gallery, Portland Oregon
Vermont Arts Council ‚”Exposures‚” Montpelier, VT
International Center for Photography, The Point, Bronx, NY
2004 International Center for Photography, The Point, Bronx, NY
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
Gallery A3 Arts Alliance Association, Amherst, MA
2002 SilverEye Photography Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Flat Street Photography, Brattleboro, VT
2000 Hampshire College Invitational, Amherst, MA
Newton Art Center, Newton MA
Karen Lepold Gallery, Metairie, LA
Woods Gerry Gallery, R.I.S.D., Providence, RI
“The Director’s Choice” Photo Americas , AR, and Portland, OR
1999 Photographers Photograph Themselves, Flat Street Photography, Brattleboro, VT
R.I.S.D. on the Road, Traveling Juried Exhibition
Stratton Mountain Arts Festival, Stratton, VT
1998 Post Pastoral, Photographs of the New England Landscape
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, NH
1997 Greenfield Community College Faculty Exhibit, Greenfield, MA
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
1996 “Nature & History – Five Artists Photography in the Land”
Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
Gustufson Gallery of Photography, London, England
1995 “Flesh & Blood, Photographers Photograph Their Families”
Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
Stichting Foto Manifestate Eindhoven Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands
1994 Vermont Council on the Arts Fellowship Recipient
Brattleboro Museum & Arts Center, Brattleboro, VT
Inside Out, Teacher As Artist T. Woods Gallery, Montpelier, VT
1993 “Flesh & Blood, Photographers Photograph Their Families”
Traveling Exhibit, Kirkcaldy Museum, Kirkcaldy, Scotland
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Greenfield Community College Faculty Exhibit, Greenfield, MA
Stratton Mountain Arts Festival, Stratton, VT
Thorne Sagendork Gallery, Keene, NH
1992 “Ways & Means” Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Three Photographers, Woodstock Gallery, Woodstock, VT
“The American Dream” Catskill Center of Photography, Woodstock, NY
1991 “New Acquisitions” Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
“Shadow Catchers” Windham Art Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
1990 “Figuring The Body” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
“Flesh & Blood” The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
PUBLICATIONS
2014 So Little Time, Word’s and Images for a World in Climate Crisis, Green Writer’s Press
2013 Undermining, by Lucy Lippard, published by the New Press
2012 Rhode Island School of Design, XYZ, Spring/Summer Issue
2011 Photo District News, Education Fall 2011 issue
Pasatiempo, New Mexico’s Arts & Culture Magazine
Esquire Russia On-Line Edition
South Dakota Magazine
Vermont Public Radio Interview
2010 Monograph Publication “A View From The Reservation” w/ CD of music, published by The Center for American Places & Columbia College
Sacred Fire Magazine
2006 Publication of ‚”Recycled Realities‚”collaborative book with
Tom Young published by The Center for American Places & Columbia College
Watershed Magazine, February/March issue featured photographer
2004 Place, Art, and Self, By Yi-Fu Tuan
2003 Adbusters Magazine
Hunger Mountain Literary Magazine, Vermont College
University of Tampa Literary Magazine, Tama, FL
Edgar, Literary Magazine, Texas
2002 The Spirit of Family, edited by Al & Tipper Gore
2001 Hasselblad Forum International Artist Portfolio
Potash Hill Magazine featured artist
“SPECK A Curious Collection of Uncommon Things‚”Princeton Architectural Press
2000 Lenswork Quarterly #30, Featured Artist
Orion Magazine, featured artist portfolio
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Schools and programs where John Willis has taught photography:
Marlboro College – Marlboro, VT
Exposures Project – Pine Ridge Reservation, SD
School of the Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA
Princeton University – Princeton, New Jersey
Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
Harvard University – Carpenter Center ‚Cambridge, MA
Vermont College MFA Program – Montpelier, VT
Lycoming College – Williamsport, PA
Southeastern Massachusetts University – Dartmouth, MA
Zone VI Workshops – Putney, VT
Salve Regina College – Newport, RI
University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT
Linden Lodge Nursing Home – Brattleboro, VT
Greenfield Community College – Greenfield, MA
Community College of Vermont – Brattleboro, VT
In-Sight Photography Project – Brattleboro, VT

Courses taught by John Willis at the above institutions:
Photo I,II,III,IV
Photography As Observation Versus Constructed Realities
Color
Advanced Printing Techniques
Documentary Photography
Zone System
Advanced Seminar Critique
Constructed Realities
Antique and Alternate Processes
Photography As Art
Lighting Techniques
Portrait Photography
History of Photography and Photographic Methods
Topics in Social Reform Photography of the U.S.
Photographic Methods – 19th – 21st century
Collaborative Service Learning In Cambodia With A Focus In The Arts
Cross Cultural Service With a Focus On The Dine’ and Oglala Lakota
Imaging Water
More Than One A Visual Narrative
Photography And The Book
History Of Japanese Photography
Installation Art

LECTURES
2015 Franklin County Jail & House of Correction, Think Tank, Greenfield, MA
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
2014 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2013 Gallery Talk, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, AZ
New School of Arts & Academics, Tempe, AZ
2012 Santa Fe University of Art & Design, Santa Fe, NM
Academy at Charlemont, Charlemont, MA
2011 Landmark College, Putney, VT
2010 Chester College, Chester, NH
2008 Amherst College, Amherst, MA
2007 Union College, Schenechtedy, NY
2005 The Williston School, East Hampton, MA
Putney School, Putney, MA
2004 Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turners Falls, MA
International Partnership for Service Learning National Conference
Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
Putney Library, Putney, VT
School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT
Monadnock Photography Guild, Keene, NH
2003 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Oglala Lakota College, Pine Ridge Reservation, Kyle, SD
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
2002 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Lightwork, Charlotte, NC (gallery talk)
2001 Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (gallery talk)
2000 Massachusetts College of Art, visit critic for Graduate and Senior Reviews