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.
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
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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