Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jim Lommasson
2405 NW Thurman St.
Portland, OR 97210
503.939.1939 (Cell)
jim@lommassonpictures.com

Recipient of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies
at Duke University in collaboration with writer Katherine Dunn for Shadow Boxers.

Museum Exhibitions:
“What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization” Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI 2016
“What We Carried: Stories by Iraqi Refugees” Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie, IL, 2016
"What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization," Washington County Museum, Portland, OR 2012
“Oaks Park Pentimento,” The Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 2007

Solo Exhibitions:
“Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories – Life After Iraq and Afghanistan:” Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 2015
 “Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories – Life After Iraq and Afghanistan:” Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, 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," 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
 “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:
“A Matter of Memory,” George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY 2016
“Conflict and Consequences,” The Wright Museum, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin 2015
“What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization” handmade artist book “BOOK POWER REDUX” exhibit at University of Puget Sounds, Collins Library, Puget Sound, WA, , 2014
 “What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization” The New Century Art Guild, Kimballton, IA 2014
“What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization” handmade artist book “BOOK POWER REDUX” exhibit at 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2014
"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
“I Wouldn’t Wish War on My Worst Enemy” handmade artist book for “BOOK POWER” exhibit at 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2010 Books purchased by SFMoMA, Yale University, Red College, and University of Washington
"The Hidden Costs of War,” The Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2010
National 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, Louisiana 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 Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA (August-September) 2005
"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             
"Three Photographers,"  Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, 1981
"Oregon Biennial," Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1981
"Seven Points of View,"  The School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon, 1978
"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

 Awards and Public or Institutional Collections:
Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (2004)
Oregon Humanities Conversation Grant: "Life after War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home." 2012
"What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization,” Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant.
“I Wouldn’t Wish War on my Worst Enemy,” A hand made artist book purchased by Yale University, SF Moma, Reed College, University of Washington, 2010
Terry Toedtemeier Memorial Collection, Portland Art Museum, 2011
“Choir Robes,” Permanent Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art
Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellowship (2005),

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


Bibliography:
What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization ­– Blue Sky Gallery Books, 2016
“Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories – Life After Iraq and Afghanistan” – Schiffer Books, 2015
Oaks Park Pentimeno: Hidden Treasures Revealed”, Oregon  State Press, 2009
“Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice & The Will To Survive In American Boxing Gyms” (Stone Creek Publications) 2005
“Recovery Mission” Portland Monthly Magazine, September 2008
“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 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
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