Lot 20: Michael Donnor

2016 CEPA Gallery Biennial Art Auction, Michael Donnor

Manifesting the Moon
Encaustic-Finished, Toned Silver Gelatin Print
15 x 15 inches
Signed Verso
Edition 4/10
Notes on a Paper Universe Series
Courtesy of the Artist & Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA

BIO: Michael Donnor’s career began working with some of the most highly acclaimed professional photographers at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. He was selected as part of a team, to travel to Mexico assisting in producing and teaching workshops. His tenure at SFPW resulted in opportunities to work as a photo consultant with individual photographers across the country, guiding them in creating work and marketing it to relevant audiences. He received his MFA in photography at Leslie University, Cambridge, MA (2015). Most recently he has focused his energies as a working artist, extensively producing, exhibiting, and teaching across the U.S. and Mexico. His work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Houston, Tampico, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Richmond, and Boston among others. He is a Portfolio Showcase 8 Solo Exhibition Award Winner: The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO 2015; was nominated to submit to PDN’s 30 under 30 in 2010 and won 2nd place at Photo NOLA in 2009. Michael is represented in Boston by Panopticon Gallery; Houston, by Catherine Couturier Gallery; and Santa Fe, by Soulcatcher Studio.

STATEMENT: “There is a fascination I have when questioning our existence and relationship within the Universe. It is the pursuit of ultimate answers, as they relate to time, space, and transience that both science and art are in constant search of. My constructed images are fictions, but these fictions are based on truths. We are the way the Cosmos experiences itself, and with our imagination it may be understood.” –Michael Donnor

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