Jeremy Chandler, ‘Untitled’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

Jeremy Chandler is a photographic artist who oscillates between constructing narrative images and engaging ephemeral communities through prolonged portrait series. Jeremy is interested in how the landscape shapes individual notions of self as well as social dynamics between people. His work questions traditional notions of masculinity, which are also often expressed through men’s relationships with the forest and with one another within this context.
In addition to being the 2008 Photographer Laureate for the city of Tampa, Jeremy has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and his work is held in public and private collections throughout the world. He received his BFA from the University of Florida in Creative Photography and his MFA at the University of South Florida. Jeremy is currently an Assistant Professor and Photography Area Coordinator in the Art Department at Southern Connecticut State University.
My art practice has grown out of a desire to express my own personal history; experiences, relationships, and identity through a prolonged engagement with place and a process that emphasizes shared experiences with those I photograph. I create content through a variety of conceptual and formal approaches, such as straight photography, tableaus and documentary and narrative film projects. Throughout, futility, ritual, sublimity, land use and methods of concealment are all recurring themes in my work. My visual language is informed by my own memories, cultural mythology, and depictions of masculine identity through cinema, art history, and popular culture. I am interested in subverting ritualized expressions of masculinity to reveal a more nuanced idea of maleness and how culture and myth can often intertwine to create altered perceptions of space and place.
In my most recent photographs, I construct images by repurposing methods utilized by hunting and military culture, turning otherwise weaponized techniques into benign aesthetic devices. I activate spaces that are typically already known to me, through the introduction of people, found and homemade props, and cinematic methods of storytelling.
MENTIONED IN
Symbols of Masculinity, Subverted: Jeremy Chandler's “Prone Positions” at Fred Giampietro
ARTSY EDITORIAL

One and Two Persons Exhibitions

2013

Southern Fried: Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami FL
Controlled Burns and The Water Below: Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL
2012

Camouflage: Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010

Jeremy Chandler: Portraits, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
2009

Photographer Laureate Exhibition, American Institute of Architects Gallery, Tampa FL
2008

New works by Jeremy Chandler: Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harris House Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2004

Collective Representations: Satchel’s Gallery, Gainesville FL
Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

Subversive Narratives: Balzer Art Projects, Basel, Switzerland
Mixtape: Artspace Gallery, New Haven, CT
2012

Between Earth and Sky: Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL
Fresh: Klompching Gallery, New York, NY (online)
Beloit International Film Festival: Beloit, WI
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX
2011

(e)merge: Washington, DC
Art in Nature: The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Octoer eMotion video selection, Plates to Pixels Gallery, Portland, OR (online)
Bridge Fest Cooltura - International Film Festival: Vancouver, BC
Return to Sender: Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL (Catalogue)
Hero Worship: Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Florida Souvenirs: Mindy Solmon Gallery, St/ Petersburg, FL
2010

Scope: Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL
Affordable Art Fair: New York, NY
Barbara Jo Revelle Friends and Colleagues: Revelle Studio, Gainesville, FL (including works by Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo)
Art Aspen: Aspen, CO
Twin Rivers: Draper Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Bright and White: Mindy Solmon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
2009

Verge Art Fair: Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, FL
Closure: University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
2008

New American Talent The 23rd Edition: Art House, Austin, TX (Traveled for two years throughout Texas) (Catalogue)
Florida Coalition of Art Schools Traveling Juried Exhibition: 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, Warp House, Gainesville FL, Bustillo y Diaz Cigar Factory, Tampa, FL
This Would Be the Place: Flight 19 Gallery, Tampa, FL (Catalogue)
Florida Coalition of Art Schools Group Exhibition: WTCA, Tampa, FL
University of South Florida Juried Student Exhibition: University of South Florida
Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL (Award Winner)
2007

Informe: an exhibition of new work by fourteen emerging Tampa based artists, Flight 19 Gallery, Tampa, FL (Catalogue)
2006

France is Bacon: Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL
2005

Simultaneous Pecking for Reasons of Status and Prestige: Gallery 5, Gainesville, FL
Public Art Commissions

2008

The Big Picture Project, $25,000: City of Tampa, FL
Grants, Fellowships and Awards

2013

Hunting and Hiding, Connecticut State University Research Grant
DSLR Video Workshop: Incorporating New Media into the Photography Curriculum, SCSU Faculty Development Grant
2012

Review Santa Fe Participant, Santa Fe, NM
2011

Adjunct Instructor Scholarship Award, presented by The Society for Photographic Education, Atlanta, GA
Portfolio Review Participant, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta, GA
2009

Distinguished Graduate Achievement, The University of South Florida Graduate and Professional Student Council, Tampa, FL
2008

Photographer Laureate, City of Tampa, Tampa FL
Hey Hot Shot Contender, Jen Bekman Gallery, NY
Ferman Motor Car Company Photography Award, Tampa, FL
2007

Brooks Fellowship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
University of South Florida Travel Grant, Tampa, FL
2006

University of South Florida Travel Grant, Tampa, FL
Academic Appointments

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT (2012-Present)
Assistant Professor and Photograpy Area Coordinator, Department of Art
Curatorial Experience

Visual Arts Committee, Artspace Gallery, New Haven, CT (2012-Present)
Professional Organizations

Society of Photographic Education (2007-Present)
College Art Association (2008-Present)
Visiting Artist Lectures and Gallery Talks

2013

Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL
2012

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Philanthropic Young Tampa, Tampa, FL
2010

Florida Flora and Fauna: Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
2009

Pecha Kucha presenter, Don Vicente Cuban Club, Ybor City, FL
2008

Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harris House Gallery, New Smyrna Beach FL
Residencies and Workshops

2013

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Video Storytelling Workshop, Snowmass, CO
2007

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Artist Website Workshop, Snowmass Colorado
2004

Maritime Arts and Inspiration Center, Wood Carving Workshop, Henry Wallace, Andros Island, Bahamas
Collections

City of Tampa
All Childrens Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Television - Radio

2008

Photo Laureate Helps Put Face on Tampa, Tampa Bay 10 News, Preston Rudie 1.5 minute video
Television – Radio
2008

Photo Laureate Helps Put Face on Tampa, Tampa Bay 10 News, Preston Rudie 1.5 minute video
Selected Bibliography

2013

Jessica McCarthy - Controlled Burns and The Water Below now showing at GCSC, The News Herald, Panama City
2012

Oxford American Magazine - Best of the South Issue, June 2012 pg 128, Girl with Bulldog
Christina Cotter - Kristine Potter, Jeremy Chandler challenge gender roles in Camouflage at - Hagedorn Gallery, ArtsCritisATL.com, Atlanta GA
2011

Art in America, Aug. 2011 pg 22, Ghillie Suit 1 (Flowers)
Carioti, Ricky, The (e)merge Art Fair, The Washington Post, Washington D.C.
Bennett, Lennie, C. Emerson Fine Arts and Mindy Solomon Gallery exhibits pair portraiture, narration, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa, FL
2009

Voeller, Megan, Tampa Photographer Laureate VI: Jeremy Chandler, Creative Loafing, Tampa, FL, May 2009
2008

Jen Beckman Gallery, Hey Hot Shot Contenders Summer 2008 http://heyhotshot.com/blog/category/contenders/
Marseglia, Paul “Keeping an eye on nature”, The Dailey Journal, Daytona Beach FL, January 10, 2008, Page 8
Beilstein. Dan, “Relationships In Art”, Smyrna Breeze, New Smyrna Beach FL, January 8, 2008, Cover Page, Page 13
2007

Waters. Jeff, “Jeremy Chandler Named Tampa’s Photographer Laureate” Suwannee Democrat, Live Oak FL, December 28, 2007, Cover Page, Page 8A
Murray. Derek, “Informe” published by The University of South Florida, Tampa FL (catalogue)
Voeller. Megan, “The best of USF (Flight 19’s USF showcase is all wheat no chaff)”, Creative Loafing (online), Tampa FL, May 16, 2007
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