Al Wildey
323 South Kinney Avenue
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
989.954.6999
al.wildey@cmich.edu
http://www.alwildey.com

Education

MFA, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 1996
Thesis: "Family Photos: A Photographic Interpretation of Domesticity"
BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 1990
Summa Cum Laude

Academic and Professional Experience

Professor - Photography/Digital Imaging, 2010 - Present
Department of Art & Design, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Interim Associate Dean, College of Communication & Fine Arts, 2009 - 2010
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Art, 2006 - 2009
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Assistant Professor - Photography/Digital Imaging, 2003 - 2006
Department of Art, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Assistant Professor - Photography/Digital Imaging, 1999 - 2003
School of Communication, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Instructor - Photography/Digital Imaging, 1996 - 1999
School of Communication, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Director - Photographic Services, 1991 - 1997
Educational Technologies & Services, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Manager - Photographic Services, 1985 - 1988
University Communication Services, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
Manager - FMF Photography Lab, 1983 - 1985
Los Angeles, CA
Security Police Specialist - U.S. Air Force - Honorable Discharge, 1977 - 1981
Oxford, UK & Omaha, NE

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Based on Actual Facts, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, 2015
Not A Destination, University Art Gallery, CMU, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2013
A Reflective Vision, Arts@1830 Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2012
In the World, 515 Gallery, Clare, MI, 2012
Journeys, Frizzante Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2011
A Journey, Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma, MI, 2010
Within Michigan, Art Reach Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2008
Full Disclosure, Park Library Baber Room, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2007
Al Wildey - Images, Western Nevada College, Fallon, NV, 1998
The Contemplative Man, M Space Gallery, Moscow, ID, 1996

Selected Group Exhibitions

La Société des artistes Indépendants Art Capital, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2017
ArtPrize 2016, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI, 2016
10x10x10, Mighty Tieton Gallery, Tieton, WA, 2016
Public Art Community Portrait, Art Reach, Mt. Pleasant, MI 2016
Collaborative Spirits, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2016
ArtPrize 2015, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI, 2015
Terra Firma - Architecture and Landscape, Luminarte Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2015
International Photography Competition, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL, 2015
Public Art Community Portrait, Art Alley, Clare, MI 2015
On the Image, Yorck Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2014
The Murray Affair, SF Public Works, San Francisco, CA, 2014
Lumen Prize, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales, 2014
ArtPrize 2014, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI, 2014
4th Annual International Biennale Artists Show, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL, 2014
ARTexchange: 2014 College Art Association National Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014
The Art of Sublimity, Aughrim Arts Festival, Wicklow, Ireland, 2013
ArtPrize 2013, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI, 2013
Photographic Being, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
ManArt Galerie Inaugural Exposition, Paris, France, 2012
Dublin Biennial, Dublin, Ireland, 2012
Barcelona Showcase, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
Beijing Collection 2011, Beijing Artists Space, Beijing, China, 2011
Asino Arte Premio, Cielo Art Gallery, London, England, 2011
International Biennale Artists Show, Galerie Gora, Montreal, Canada, 2011
ArtPrize 2011, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, 2011
Bienal Izmir, Izmir, Turkey, 2011
Billboard Art Project, Chicago, IL, & Detroit, MI, 2011
SMART festival, Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010
US Biennial Artists, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
ArtPrize 2010, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010
La Société des artistes Indépendants Art en Capital, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2010
Art Basel International Biennale Artists Miami, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL, 2010
Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea/2009 Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy, 2009
Symbio: a Digital Heartbeat, Vaclava Spala Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009
ArtPrize 2009, Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, 2009
Croatian International Digital Photo Salon, Gradska galerija Waldinger, Osijek, Croatia, 2008
F-295 Lensless, Alternative & Adaptive Photographic Processes, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
46th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI ,2006
Guests Gallery, Liburn, GA, 2006
The Human Form - A Story, Impromptu Gallery, Huntington, NY, 2005
National Small Works Competition, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 2005
The Art of Art Teachers, 555 Studio, Detroit, MI, 2005
Ethnic Diversity: Our Cultural Heritage and Traditions, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, 2004
Double Take, John Michal Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2004
Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2004
100 Years of Photography at RIT, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, 2003
Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University, OR, 2003
Lost Soul Project, Lost Soul Foundation, Bloomington, IN, 2002
Civil Rights/Human Rights, Three Mile Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2002
Push The Envelope, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO, 2001
VisComm 15 National Conference, Flying M Gallery, Yamhill, OR, 2001
Polaroid Work, http://www.polaroidwork.com, 2001
On the Edge of the Millennium, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO, 2000
Burning Man Gallery, http://www.burningman.com, 2000
Vanitas: Reflections of Conceit & Desire, Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA, 1999
Renaissance 2000, Aardvark Studio, Dallas, TX, 1999
Infinite Parameters, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 1998
Idaho Triennial, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, 1998
a.k.a. Photography, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1996
About Time, Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA, 1996
Whispers '97, Spruce Street Gallery, San Diego, CA, 1996
The Magic Silver Show, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, 1995
Latent Image, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 1995
Culminations, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1995

Professional Memberships

Society of Photographic Education
College Art Association

Courses Taught

All levels of Digital and Analog photography, History of Photography, Alternative Photographic Processes, Visual Communication & the Design Process, Introduction to the Visual Arts, Visual Art Senior Capstone, Graduate Seminar in Art, Graduate Art Practicum

Selected Lectures

Collaborative Spirits, Park Library Auditorium, Mt. Pleasant, MI 2016
Based on Actual Facts, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, 2015
Emerging Lens-based Pedagogies of Self(ie), Fifth International Conference of the Image, Berlin, Germany, 2014
Photography: Processes, People & PreservationPark Library Auditorium, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2014
Not A Destination, Park Library Auditorium, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2013
A Reflective Vision, Arts@1830, Washington, D.C., 2012
In the World, 515 Gallery, Clare, MI, 2012
Journeys, Art Reach Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2011
A Journey, Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI, 2010
The Camera Obscura, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI, 2007
A Sense of (Photographic) Place, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 2003
Lights, Camera, Lasers, VisComm 15, Yamhill, OR, 2001
(Re)presenting Domesticity, Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg, ID, 1997

Selected Bibliography

Fotographie en de sequence image, Rosanne Fontaine, Simulacrum, (jrg.19, nr.3), 2010
The Beautiful Lie; Al Wildey and His Camera Obscura, Cynthia Drake, Central Endeavors, Volume 1, 2009
Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Robert Hirsch, author; Elsevier Press, Oxford, UK, 2008
Public Places, Private Spaces, (monograph), Xlibris, Philadelphia, ISBN: 1-59926-050-6, 2005
Public Art Review, Fifteenth Anniversary Issue, Volume 15, Number 2, Issue 30 Spring-Summer 2004
Leonardo, International Society for the Arts, Sciences & Technology, MIT Press, Vol. 36, Number 5, 2003
Burningman Journal, Summer 2001, San Francisco, CA, 2001

Selected Service

"The Power of Art", (Reviewer), Lewis & Lewis, Third Edition, Wadsworth, 2014
Golden Apple Artist Residency, Member, Board of Directors, Harrington, ME, 2013 - Present
Portfolio Reviewer, Grand Rapids Community College, MI, 2007
Art Reach of Mid Michigan, Member, Board of Directors, 2007 - 2013
Advisory Board, Alma College Art Department, Alma, MI, 2006
Portfolio Reviewer, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2002
Chair, Photography Program Review Team, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 2001
"Photography: A Cultural History", Marien, (Reviewer), Prentice Hall, 2001
"Photography", Landon & Upton, (Reviewer), Seventh Edition, Prentice Hall, 1999

Collections

Beijing Artists Collection, Beijing, China
The Burning Man Project, San Francisco, California
Frizzante Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Lost Soul Foundation, Bloomington, Indiana
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Numerous Private Collections