Wednesday, July 7, 2010

James W. Lommasson
2405 NW Thurman St.
Portland, OR 97210
503.274.9710 (Studio)
503.939.1939 (Cell)
jim@lommassonpictures.com
 

Recipient of the 2004 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Solo Exhibitions:

 “What We Carried” Illinois Holocaust Muesum, Skokie, IL, 2016
 “What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization” City of Chicago Pedway, Chicago, IL, 2016
“Exit Wounds and What We Carried” Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, 2016
“Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories – Life After Iraq and Afghanistan:” Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 2015
“What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization” Unforgetting Iraq: In Search of Recovery The New Century Art Guild, Kimballton, Iowa 2014
 “What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization” in conjunction with Tamziq: Scattered and Connected. The Odysseus Project, The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at The University of Massachusetts. The  Arsenal Center for the Arts. Boston, MA. 2013
 “Exit Wounds: Life After War - Soldiers’ Stories,” The Armory: Gerding Theater, Portland, OR 2012
"What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization," Washington County Museum, Portland, OR 2012
"What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization," The Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, OR 2011
“Life After War: Soldiers’ Stories,” Washington State University, Tri-Cities, WA, Nov. 8-Nov. 26, 2010
“Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories,” The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, Jan. 22-Feb. 21, 2010
“Oaks Park Pentimento,” The New American Art Union, Portland, Oregon, 2009
“Exit Wounds,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, April, 2009
“Exit Wounds,” VU Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, March 2009
“American Fight Clubs,” First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia 2008
“Exit Wounds,” The New American Art Union, Portland, Oregon, October 2008
“Oaks Park Pentimento,” The Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 2007
“Heaven and Earth,” The New American Art Union, Portland, Oregon, 2006
"American Fight Clubs," The New American Art Union, Portland, Oregon, 2005
"American Fight Clubs," Basil Hallward Gallery, Powell’s City of Books, Portland, Oregon, 2005
“on the road, revisited,” Gallery Untitled, Portland, Oregon, 2001
"American Fight Clubs," Mahlum Architects/Photo Americas 2000, Portland, Oregon, 2000
“Night Visions,” Hallie Brown Ford Gallery, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1994                     
“Night Visions,” Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1989
"Oaks Park," White Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1983                                                                                
Camerawork Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1983 and 1974
Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Collaboration: Lommasson/Anderson, 1981
Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, 1978
First Blue Sky Exhibition, Portland, OR 1975
Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1974

 Group Exhibitions:
"Navigating the Aftermath," University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
"Object of Focus: The Book," Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon 2011
"Art of the Time," Oregon State Capitol Art Collection, 2011
"Book Power!"
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, June 2010National Photography Competition: Juror, Susan Kismaric, MoMA, Soho Photo, New York, NY July –2009
“The Odysseus Project: Finding Home,” Fort Point Gallery, Boston, MA, 2009
“Photo+Book Self-Published Photography Books”, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, March 2009
“The Altered Landscape,” NewSpace Center for Photography, 2007
“Night Moves,” 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2007
“Katrina Exposed,” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Lousiana 2006
Second Annual National juried Exhibition, NewSpace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon, 2006
“Hand & Eye: Fifteen Years of the Dorthea Lange -Paul Taylor Prize”, Center For Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC, (September 2005-January 2006)
Photo National 2005, Lancaster Musuem of Art, Lancaster, PA (August-September) 2005
First Annual National juried Exhibition, NewSpace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon, 2005
"Call Back," Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 2000
"Nocturnal Visions," Heathman Gallery, curated by Elizabeth Leach, Portland, OR, 1999
"Altered Visions," Macri Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1998
"Notes From All Over," Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, 1998,
and Marylhurst Gallery, 1998
"Visual Chronicles of Portland," 1998, 1996,2000
"Blue Sky 20 Year Anniversary Show," Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1995
"History of Photography in Oregon," Portland Art Museum, 1993
"Public Hanging," Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon, 1983
"Oregon Biennial," Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1983
"Works on Paper," Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, 1982
"Invitational," Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1981
"Three Photographers," Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, 1981
"Fiber Structures National," Downey Museum, Los Angeles, California, 1981
"Fiber Invitational," Foster-White Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1981
"Oregon Biennial," Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1981
"Artquake," Portland, Oregon, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978
"Faculty Drawing Show," Museum Art School, Portland, Oregon, 1980
"Seven Points of View," The School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon, 1978
"Faculty Show," Mayer Art Center, Marylhurst U., Marylhurst, Oregon, 1978, 1977, 1976
"Three Perspectives," The Camera’s Eye Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1976
"East-West Exchange," Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, 1976
"Opening Invitational," Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1975
"Horseplay," Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon, 1974
"Photographs," Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 1974
"Interim Workshop Group Exhibit," The Camerawork Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1974
"Directors Show," The Shadow Gallery, Oregon City, Oregon, 1974


 Bibliography:
“Oaks Park Pentimeno: Hidden Treasures Revealed”, Oregon State Press, 2009
“Recovery Mission” Portland Monthly Magazine, September 2008
“Hey, breathe, man, breathe,” On Boxing’s Promise of Intimacy, Kritische Berichte 4.2007
“Katrina Exposed: A Photographic Reckoning.” New Orleans Museum of Art, Edited by Steven Maklansky, 2006
Shadow Boxers, Notable Books, The New York Times Book Review, The Sunday New York Times, 2005
Time Magazine, 2005, Five Snappy Books, Sally Mann, Jim Lommasson, Richard Avedon, Nick Brandt, and Slim Aarons.
Shadow Boxers: The Heart of boxing, Only A Game, Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio
Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice & The Will To Survive In American Boxing Gyms (Stone Creek Publications) 2005
The Soft Heart of Boxing, ArtsWeek (Books/Visual Arts), The Sunday Oregonian, Inara Verzemnieks, 2005
Lords of the Ring, A&E, The Oregonian, Victoria Blake, 2005
Shadow Boxers, Book Review, Patrick Kehoe, Seconds Out.com, 2005
Shadow Boxers, Book Review, Bill Edison, TakeGreatPictures.com, 2005
Shadow Boxers: And The Life of the Gym, The Sweet Science, Robert Mladinich, 2005
The Photographers Come Marching In, The Portland Tribune, Joseph Gallivan, 2005
Dowagiac at Home in Tough Gym Book, Dowagiac Daily News, By JOHN EBY, 2005
School of Hard Knocks, 2004 Lange -Taylor Prize Winners, Document, Center For Documentary Studies, 2004
Jim Lommasson Wins DortheaLange/Taylor Prize, Photo District News, Jay DeFoore
NW Photographer Finishes 10-Year Odyssey, The Northwest Examiner, (Author)2004
Visual Chronicle of Portland, Willamette Week, Steve Silvis, 2000

Awards and Public or Institutional Collections:

 Best Documentary Book Award for "I Wouldn't Wish War on My Worst Enemy." Edition Lidu, Prague, Czech Republic 2013
Oregon Humanities Conversation Grant: "Life after War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home." 2012
Regional Arts and Culture Council, Iraqi Refugee Project, (to be completed 2011).
“I Wouldn’t Wish War on my Worst Enemy,” hand made artist book purchased by SF MoMA - 2011, Yale University - 2010
, Reed College - 2010, University of Washington - 2010
New American Art Union Couture Stipend (2008-2009)
New Orleans Museum of Art
Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellowship (2005),
Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (2004)
Washington Arts Commission, Purchase Award; Seattle Arts Commission, Purchase Award; The Heathman Hotel Project, Purchase Award; Visual Chronicles of Portland, Purchase Award. New York Art Director’s Awards, Media Inc. Person of the (Year Award 1993), Society for Technical Communications award, and a Rosey Award.
 

Public Lectures & Workshops:
"Life After War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home," Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, 2012-2016
"What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization," Washington County Museum, 2011
"What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization," Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2011
"Time of War," Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 2011
“Exit Wounds: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming,” Portland Community College, 2009
“Exit Wounds: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming,” NAAU, Portland, 2008
“Oaks Park Pentimeno: Hidden Treasures Revealed”, The Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 2007
The New American Art Union, Portland, Oregon, 2005
Photography Council of the Portland Art Museum, NAAU, Portland, Oregon, 2005
Basil Hallward Gallery, Powell’s City of Books, Portland, Oregon, 2005
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1998
Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, 1998
Hallie Brown Ford Gallery, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1994
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 1983, 1981, 1980
Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, 1983, 1978, 1977
Portland Photographic Workshop, Portland, Oregon, 1981
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 1981
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, 1981, 1975
Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1974, 1973
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon, 1972



Teaching Experience:
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon. Photography Department Chair, 1979-83
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, Photography Instructor, 1983
Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, Photography Instructor, 1983
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, Photography Instructor, 1978-80
Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, Photography Instructor, 1975-79
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon, Photography Instructor, 1972-73