One-Person Shows

2015, August: Griffin Museum of Photography, Layers of Illusion, plus Myanmar Tapestry, Winchester, Massachusetts. (20 images on the wall, another 15 online)
2014, September: Online Fine Art Photography Daily, Lenscratch.com, Layers of Illusion
2014, August: Camerawork Gallery, Layers of Illusion, Portland, Oregon
2010, February 20-July 21: University of Oregon Law School, Eugene, Oregon
2010, February: Camerawork Gallery, Core Sample China, Portland, Oregon
2009-2010, November 12-Jan 10: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. “Virtual Gallery… a web-based showcase of photographic artists as selected by Griffin Museum staff. Six times per year this virtual gallery highlights one new artist, presenting a sampling of his/her work, biography and/or artist statement. Featured Artist.” (22 images)
2009, December: Lishui Photographic Museum, 2009 China Lishui International Photographic Cultural Festival, Lishui, China, Featured photographer, 30 images

Awards

2016: Portland Photographic Forum,“Thinking In Threes,” Second Place
2015: The Pajama Factory, Month-long Artists’ Residency, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
2015: Portland Photographic Forum, Uniquely Oregon, First Place, category: Potpourri
2015: A Smith Gallery, Director’s Choice Award, single image. Blue, (with catalog)
2013: American Society of Media Photographers, Honorable Mention, category: People
2013: Portland Photographic Forum, “Human/Nature” Honorable Mention
2012: Portland Photographic Forum, First Place, category: People
2011: The Julia Margaret Cameron Award, (International Competition) granted in two separate areas: First Place, Individual Fine Art Image; Honorable Mention, Documentary Portfolio (China images) (Exhibition in Buenos Aires)
2011: Portraits and People, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Honorable Mention
2013, 2011, 2010: Critical Mass Finalist, Juried Portfolio Review, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon
2009: Honored Guest of the China Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China

Publications

2014: Portland Photographer’s Forum 2014 Portfolio Competition, Prayer, Public & Private, 8 images
2013, 2012: American Society of Magazine Photographers, PDX/SQ
2010, April: PHOTO CHINA, Portfolio: China in Foreigner’s Eyes. 17 images, 8 pages

Selected Juried Exhibitions

2017: PDX30, The Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
2017: Aviary, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Paula Tognarelli, Juror, Catalog
2017: Open, Vermont Center for Photography, Karen Haas, Juror, Catalog
2016: GatheringA Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas,
2016: RedA Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, Aline Smithson, Juror
2016: HabitatA Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

2015: Family, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
2015: Windows, Mirrors, Doors, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
2015: Blue, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
2015: Open Submission, Walker Art Collection, Garnett, Kansas
2015: Sky, Griffin Museum of Photography, Paula Tognarelli, juror
2014: Emotional Beauty, Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Laura Valenti, juror
2014: YourDailyPhotograph, SkyDuncan Miller Gallery, Paula Tognarelli, juror
2014: Group Show, “In Praise of Trees,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, catalog
2013: YourDailyPhotograph, Neon WavesDuncan Miller Gallery, Sarah Hadley, juror
2013: Structure, Architectural Heritage Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2013: Celebrations, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
2013: Group Show, HPGRP Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, New York
2012-15: Blue Sky’s Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Portland, Oregon
Juried selection (one year duration, 10 images)
• 2015: Portfolio, Prayer: Public & Private
• 2014: Portfolio, Myanmar Tapestry
• 2013: Portfolio, Layers of Illusion
• 2012: Portfolio, Sacred Objects, Sacred Acts
2014, 2013: “Then, Now, Here,” Oregon Historical Society, multiple events/location “slide show”
2012: Group Show, “PhotoPlace Open,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury,Vermont (with catalog)
2011: Group Show, “In Time,” Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia (with catalog)
2011: Group Show, “Again: Reflections and Photography,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
2011: Group Show, “Photocraft,” Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon (Juror, Blue Mitchell)
2011: Group Show, Texas Photographic Society #20, International Exhibit (Juror, Arno Rafael Minkkinen)
2011: Group Show, Portland Photographic Forum, Portland, Oregon, (Juror, Julia Dolan, Photo Curator, PAM)
2011: “The Photographic Nude,” Lightbox Gallery, Astoria,Oregon (Juror, Cherie Hiser)
2013, 2011, 2010, 2009: “Juried Membership Showcase,” Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon
November 2009 – April 2010: “The Shape of Time: Accumulations of Place and Memory,” Oregon Jewish Museum, Portland, OR (6 images)
2010: “Still Life and Interiors,” Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, Californi
2009: “The Spooky Show,” Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
2009: “36th Annual Photo Exhibition,” Larsen Gallery, Yakima, Washington
2009: “Photography Guild Invitational 2009” The Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Collections

  • Lishui Museum of Photography, Lishui, China
  • Library of The University of Oregon Law School
  • Columbia River Finance
  • various private collections

Education

BFA, The Cooper Union, School of Art and Architecture, NYC
Private workshops with photographers Minor White, Mary Ellen Mark, Jock Sturgis, Linda Connor

Contact

Contact Carol Isaak