David Kressler is a landscape photographer whose work explores the complex and sometimes contradictory ideas concerning land use, growth, and consumption and how they relate to our perceptions of beauty and the sublime.

David was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. He received a BFA in photography from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). He lived and worked in New York City for fifteen years and relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2014. 

His photographs have been included in recent exhibitions at Blue Sky, The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts (Unnatural Terrain) and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO, (Illuminate curated by Elizabeth Avedon, Faux curated by Louise Clements, and Transitional Landscapes curated by Natasha Egan). His work was also selected by Rebecca Robertson of ARTnews and James Estrin of The New York Times for feature on L’Oeil de la Photographie.

 

Exhibitions

2019  Faces of Our Planet, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. - commissioned portraits for the upcoming Planet Earth permanent exhibition.

2017  Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

2017  Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky, Portland, OR

2016  Unnatural Terrain, Blue Sky, The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Portland, OR

2016  Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky, Portland, OR

2016  Transitional Landscapes, curated by Natasha Egan, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO

2016  Faux, curated by Louse Clements, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO

2015  Illuminate, curated by Elizabeth Avedon, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO

Other

2017  Juror for 2018 Sitka Center for Art and Ecology / Blue Sky Photography Residency

2017  Artist talk at Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

2017  Residency, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

2015  PhotoLucida, Portland, Oregon

2014  ASMP New York, Best Portfolio, selected by James Estrin, The New York Times and Rebecca Robertson, ARTnews

2013  PhotoLucida, Portland, Oregon

 

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