MFA Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois. 2003

        BA Studio Arts (Sculpture), University of Washington School of Art, Seattle, Washington. 1994

        Certificate of Photography, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington. 1997


Selected Solo Exhibitions/Performances

2019 New Work, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (Forthcoming TBA)

2017 Blackout, Center for Humanities, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2016 On the Brink, Fairbanks Gallery of Art, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2015 Red, White, Black and Blue: The Revenge of Billy Jack, Prescott College Art Gallery, Prescott, Arizona

2013 The Struggle to Right Oneself, Vivacom Art Hall, (Headliner) European Month of Photography. Sofia, Bulgaria

         Ten Years of Falling, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Constructed Visions, Corvid Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2011 Constructed Visions, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery- Atlanta, GA

         Kerry Skarbakka, Chelsea Market, New York, NY

2010 Anxiety and Redemption, The Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

         The Struggle to Right Oneself, U.S. Embassy, Moscow, Russia

2009 The Struggle to Right Oneself: A Survey, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC

2007 Re-Presenting the Human Image, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC

2006 Fluid, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, Washington

2005 Life Goes On, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

         The Struggle To Right Oneself, Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

2003 Existential Blues, Evanston Invitational, Evanston Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

2002 The Struggle to Right Oneself (Existential Blues), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL


Selected Art Fairs/Group/Two Person Exhibitions

2017 Captured by Light, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

         Socially Engaged, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

         Art and Oppression, Santa Fe University of Art & Design- Marion Center, Santa Fe, NM

         Log Cabin Medley, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR

2016 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

         Les Miserables, Centre Pénitentiaire Sud Francilien, through the Paris Musées et la maison de Victor Hugo

2015 Director’s Cut, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

         Photography Faculty Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery of Art. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2014 Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

         21c Celebrates Creative Capital: A 15th Anniversary Exhibition, 21c Musuem, Louisville, KY

         PREP SCHOOL: Prepper and Survivalist Ideologies and Utopian/Dystopian Visions, Torrance Art Museum, CA

         Critical Mass Top 50: How One Thing Leads To Another, Corden/Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

         Critical Mass Top 50: How One Thing Leads To Another, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

         BLOG REBLOG Austin Center for Photography, Austin, TX

2013 Fear and Loathing (online exhibition curated by Katherine Ware), Santa Fe, NM

         Texas International Art Fair, with Kopeikin Gallery, Houston, Texas.

         M-Path, Texas State University Gallery, San Marcos, Texas

         BLOG REBLOG, Signal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

         Men Working: The Contemporary Collection of Allen Thomas, Turchin Center for the Arts, Appalachian State.

         Snap! Orlando, Orlando, Florida

         PULSE NYC, with the Creative Capital Foundation, New York, NY

         AIPAD with Kopeikin Gallery, New York, NY

         En Dialogo con la Mar (In Dialogue with the Ocean), Museo de la Cuidad, Cuernava Morelos, Mexico

2012 Collection T - MAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, Nice

         Singapore International Photography Festival, Republic of Singapore

2011 The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York.

         Photographic Truths and Other Illusions, Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico

         (E)merge Art Fair, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC

         Artist Tribute 2, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC

         No Title, No Theme, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

         Life Imitates Artifice, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2010 Open Season, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

         The Pure DKNY SHFT Pop Up Gallery, Sponsored by Estee Lauder, New York, New York.

         By Request, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington DC

         Art Brussels, Belgium, Rep. Fifty One Fine Art Photography

         Index 1.0, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp Belgium

         Intimacy! Bathing in Art, Ahlen Museum of Art, Ahlen, Germany

         As It Happens:Artists-in-Residence at Light Work, Syracuse University Lubin House, NYC

         West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, West Virginia University.

2009 Miami Photo 2009, Miami, Florida. Rep. Irvine Contemporary

         Human Conditions: The Pursuit of Happiness, Noorderlicht, Groningen, The Netherlands

         The Struggle to Right Oneself, FotoLoft Gallery, Moscow, Russia (to coincide with spread in Snob Magazine)

         Summer Show: Fifty One Celebrates 9 years. Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

         Art Brussels 2009, Brussels, Belgium. With Fifty One Fine Art Photography

         Six Degrees of Transmutation, Baum Gallery of Fine Art, University of Central Arkansas

2008 As It Happens:Artists-in-Residence at Light Work, Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University, NY

         Scope Miami, with Irvine Contemporary.

         Rethinking Landscape: Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

         Antwerp Sculpture Show, exhibited through Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

         98th Annual Exhibition, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Juried by John Carson.

         The Terrible Twos: A Lawrimore Project Biennial, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, Washington

         Art Anonymous, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

         eleport Fargfabriken, Fargfabriken Norr, Ostersund, Sweden

         The Gravity in Art, Telic Arts, Los Angeles, California

2007 The Big Picture, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

         On the Walls: Aperture Artists ’05-’06. Aperture Foundation, NYC

         Scope Miami with Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC

         Aqua Art Miami, Florida. With Lawrimore Project.

         ICARE, Salle Saint-Georges du Musee de l’Art wallon, Liege, Belgium

         Paris Photo with Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

         Aperture Foundation 2007 Benefit and Auction, New York City

         Photo London with Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp Belgium

         ArtDC with Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC

         Art Cologne with Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp Belgium

         Photography Now, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

         L.A. Photo 2007, Los Angeles, California. With Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2006 Blessed are the Merciful, Feigen Contemporary, New York City

         Taking Inventory: Transformation Through Compilation, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles

         Miami Photo 2006 with Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

         Aqua Art Miami with Lawrimore Project

         Paris Photo with Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

         This is Gallery, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, Washington

         Dreams, Fears and Desires, Holden Luntz Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

         Tina B-The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

2005 Aqua Art Miami with Lawrimore Project.

         Paris Photo with Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

         Boost in the Shell (The Pursued), Aeroplastics Contemporary in Bruges, Belgium

         ContempoRARITIES, The Contemporary Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

         Unspeakable, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium

2004 Who Makes Self Portraits in 2004?!?, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

         Paris Photo with Fifty-One Fine Art Photography

         Network, De Parel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

         The Armory Show, New York, with Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California

         Network, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California

2003 Balance of Power, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California

         Escape Vehicles, Dupreau Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

         Art Chicago (Chicago Expo) with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

         MFA Thesis Exhibition, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


Interviews: TV/Radio/Print/Web

2017 BBC Radio 4. Ian Sansom is Falling, interview and radio spot by Steven Rainy, Belfast, Ireland. 9/10/17

2016 HDL Magazine, Simply Falling, Interview by Oren Agmon. Tel Aviv, Israel (Written in Hebrew) 7/2016

         KBVR Radio, Interview, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (10/24/2016)

2013 Dazed Digital, Free-Fall or Flight? Interview by Christine Jun. 11/1

         The Morning News. Between Falling And Falling: Kerry Skarbakka, Interview, 7/22.

         Resource. Kerry Skarbakka and The Struggle to Right Oneself. Interview, 3/11.

2012 Artist of the Week: Kerry Skarbakka –The Perpetually Falling Artist. Interview. on 4/09/2012.

2011 Kerry Skarbakka at Hagedorn Foundation (video interview by Michael Rooks) 6/2011.

2010 The Pinkline, On the Edge-An Interview with Kerry Skarbakka, by Kate Mattingly. Jan 15, 2010.

2009 Fotoritim E magazine, Kerry Skarbakka –Interview. June Issue. Turkey.

         RADIO NEW ZEALAND National, The Fall Guy, Kerry Skarbakka, American Artist: The Art of Falling. Interview by Bryan


         Today on Sunday-Australia Channel 9-Kerry Skarbakka Live Interview with “Cameron and Leila”-May 9, 09

         NBC Today Show -Kerry Skarbakka Live Interview with Matt Lauer -April 21, 2009.

         KerrangRadio-Artist Stuntman Who Can Speak in Tongues UK-Live Interview-April 20, 2009.

         Shanghai Morning Newspaper-Interview-April/May 2009.

2006, Artist Interviews -Kerry Skarbakka, January.

2005 FOX Morning News, Live Interview. June 15, 2005 Chicago.

        WGN Morning News, Live Interview. June 14, 2005 Chicago.

        WTTW 11 Chicago (PBS) The Art of Falling By Rich Samuels June14, 2005.

        Chicago Reader, Why is This Man Going to Jump from the MCA? ByTori Marlan June 9, 2005. Cover/article.


Bibliography: Printed Media (Books, Newspapers, Magazines)

2017 Santa Fe New Mexican, Witness for the persecution: "Art & Oppression", by Michael Abatemarco. Santa Fe, NM. June 23,

         2017. Page 6.

         The Corvalls Advocate. Kerry Skarbakka: Creating Characters and Continuing Conversations, by Anthony

         Vitale. Feature and Cover.. July 2017

         The Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film and Television. Serials, Seriality and Seralization. Number

         79. Spring 2017. Essay, Mad Men’s Serially Falling Man by Mark Sandberg. Pages 4-20. Images and COVER.

         Men and Masculinities. Continuing to Work toward US Manhood: Contemporary Performance-photographer

         Kerry Skarbakka’s ‘The Struggle to Right Oneself’ by Corey Dzenko. Published April 2017.

2016 The Gazette Times (The E), Photographer Shoots for Big Impact Corvallis, Oregon. C-4. 11/4

2015 Gente di Fotografia: Quarterly Journal of Photographic Culture. 21st Year. No. 61. Modena, Italy. Cover.

         Realitäten #5. Thema: Geschwindigkeit. GmbH.DUMMY Verlag. Summer 2015. Pages 42-45.

2014 Learning to Fall: Art and Culture After September 11. By T. Nikki Cesare Shotzko. Routledge Press. December 12, 2014.

2013 DIF, Kerry Skarbakka: Tem Queda Para A Fotografia. Pages 52-55. Lisbon, Portugal

         Capricious: Masculine, Issue No 14. Pages 97-98. Brooklyn, NY.

         European Photography: Art Magazine, Kerry Skarbakka, No. 93. Vol 34. Issue 1. Summer 2013. Pages 42-44

         Dummy Magazine, Gefahr, Ein Mann Fur alle Falle, No. 38, Spring 2013. Pages 12-20. Berlin, Germany.

         GUP International Photography Magazine, In the Name of Gravity: Kerry Skarbakka, Issue 36: Amsterdam

2012 PDNedu Magazine, Star Teacher: Kerry Skarbakka. Pages 13 and 17. 2012

         Yvi Magazine #6: Portrait, Kerry Skarbakka: The Struggle to Right Oneself. Pages 52-53. 2012. Netherlands.

2011 The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, W.M. Hunt Collection, Aperture Press.

         Males Nudes, Monograph from the Collection of Lynn Kirshbaum.

2010 Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels. By Robert Hirsch © 2010. 5th Edition. Focal Press.

         Washington Post, Jeffry Cudlin’s ‘By Request’: Mutual admiration society keeping its own counsel! By Jessica Dawson.

         The Missouri Review, Crash, Volume 33 Number 2 Summer 2010. Cover Image.

         Intimacy! Baden in Der Kunst (Bathing in Art) Ahlen Art Museum Exhibition Catalogue/book. Germany 2010.

2009 The Stranger, Do-Over on the 28th Floor: What Do You Do When Public Art Is Too Powerful to Be Ignored? By Jen Graves. Vol. 18.

         No. 39, June 11-17, 2009. Page 23.

         Beijing Evening Newspaper-May 1, 2009 pages 22-23.

         Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts And Cultural Criticism, Analog to Digital: The Indexical Function of Photographic Images

         by Corey Dzenko. Vol. 37. No. 2. Pages 19-23.

         Snob Magazine, Kerry Skarbakka Moscow, Russia. #5 (08) May 2009 Pages 50 – 65.

2008 Art in America, Rethinking Landscape: Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art,

         Nov 2008, page 111.

         Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas, Anxiety and Remediation: The Photographic Images of Kerry Skarbakka by Corey

         Dzenko. Vol. I, Spring 2008. Pages 83-91.

         PHOTOGRAPHIE, Freier Fall Fur Kerry, Germany. January 2008. Pages 4,5.

         Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, by Robert Hirsch © 2008. Focal Press. Page 191.

2007 Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual 2007, No. 142. Pgs. 34-40. Essay by Michael Rooks.

         Suddeutsche Zeitung WISSEN, Munich, Germany. Oct. 2007. Pages 9,74-79.

         Zeitmagazin Leben: In 80 Bildern Um Die Welt, Hamburg, Germany. Oct. 2007. Pages 32,33.

         La Republica Daily News, Milan, Italy, August 2007.

         Liberation Daily News, Paris, France. August 2007.

         Washington Post: Kerry Skarbakka’s Flights of Fancy, July 21, 2007.

         THE Magazine: of and for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM. July 2007. Cover.

         The News and Observer, A Recognition of the ‘Big Picture’. By Michele Natale. Apr 2007.

         The Sanford Herald, Larger than Life. By Susan Ferrington. March 21, 2007. Page 1C.

         Quo Magazine, Madrid, Quonsultas, No. 138. March 2007. Page 64.

         THE: Magazine: of an for the Arts, Santa NM, Photography Issue 2007.

         Artweek, This is Gallery Review. Dec/Jan 2007.

2006 SeattlePI, Knockout Work by a Trio of Young Artists, By Regina Hackett. Oct. 27, 2006.

         Le Monde2, Paris, Comment Chutent Les Civilsations, No.118. May 20, 2006. Cover.

         Qvest Magazine, Berlin, Artists United, Special Issue #1, March 30, 2006. Page 301.

         LeMonde2, Paris, 100 RAISONS d’etre OPTIMISTE, 14 Jan 2006. Page 58. Reason 65.

2005 Public Art Review, News, Issue 33, Fall/Winter 2005, St. Paul, Minnesota. Page 76.

         Boost in the Shell: The Pursued. (Brugge: Cultercentrum BRGGE) 2005.

         Snoecks (Almanac) 2006, Kerry Skarbakka (Portfolio), Belgium.

         MAX Magazine, Italy Il Fotografo Volante, By Francesca Frediani, October 2005. Page 50.

         New York Newsday, IDEAS: Is Art Defaming 9-11 deaths? By Fred Camper, July 10, 2005.

         Chicago Tribune, Being a Fall Guy All Day Long, By Jon Yates, June 15, 2005.

         Chicago Tribune, Taking the Big Plunge into Art, By Alan Artner, June 11, 2005.

         APERTURE, Photographer‘s Project-Kerry Skarbakka, volume 179, Summer 2005.Cover and pages 60-65. Essay by

         Wayne Koestenbaum.

         Zoom International, No 67, March/April 2005. Page 76.

         Foto+ Magazine, March/April 2005. Utrecht, The Netherlands. Cover and page 51.

         Knack, nr. 10, March 2005. Belgium. Page 89.

         Focus, Kerry Skarbakka: De Zwarrte-Kracht tarten - February 2005. Netherlands. 24-27.

2004 Deng, Kerry Skarbakka: Leven is Vallen - No. 22. March 2005. Brussels, Belgium. 94-95. 2004

         ArtReview International, Faces of the Future, October 2004, London, page 88.

         Mouth To Mouth Magazine, Cover, Spring/Summer 2004, Chicago.


Bibliography: Electronic Media

2017 Review: Through the grit and the gauze, “Socially Engaged” cuts  through to embodied identities, by Sunni Johnson. Oct

         31, 2017

         Art Review: “Socially Engaged” Thoroughly Engages at GSU Welch  Gallery, by Louis Corrigan. Oct 31, 2017

         Kerry Skarbakka’s art exhibit: “Blackout”, by Patrick Fancher.

2016 Corvallis Arts Walk Spotlight: Kerry Skarbakka, 11/7

2015 Dangling bodies, transgender men in OSU photo exhibit. The Salem, OR.

         GRAVITY & GRACE - THE INSTITUTE OF CONTROLLED FALLING: A year of reflection on love and gravity, by Ruth Little.

         Dance Umbrella-Moving London. May 2015.

2014 Idea Festival 2014: Art at the Edge. Insider Louisville. 10/4.

         21c Celebrates Creative Capital: A 15th Anniversary Exhibition. Press Release. October 2014.

         Up, Up and Away: How Photographers Capture Levitation, by Oksana Parafeniuk. Ukraine. November 8, 2014.

         The Lab: The Making of Window by Kerry Skarbakka. Creative Capital Blog.

         Kerry Skarbakka: While Falling, Shoot Me: Art Revolving. Issue 18, pages 62-97. Greece.

         The Struggle to Right Oneself by Kerry Skarbakka. Chasseur. 2/14.

         Unerving Self-Portrais of an Artist Falling. 5/24

2013 Falling Foerver, PDN Photo of the Day, 7/29.

         Kerry Skarbakka: Ten Years of Falling, Artweek.LA. 7/15.

         Death-Defying Self-Portraits of Falling, (Front Page, Multiple Countries)

         Kerry Skarbakka’s Photographs Explore Fear of Falling With, ‘The Struggle to Right Oneself’, Huffington Post

         Capturing Dramatic Self-Portraits of Falling,

         Falling Photos Force Us to Face Our Fundamental Fears,

         The Accidental Art of Kerry Skarbakka,

         Artist Creates Epic Falls,

         En Chute Libre,

         This Artist’s Photos of Himself Falling Off Things Are Utterly Compelling,

         The Struggle to Right Oneself: Kerry Skarbakka Photographs Himself in Suspended Peril,

         He’s Fine...probably. Self Portaits by Kerry Skarbakka,

         Photographer Shoots Scary Self-Portraits Showing Himself Falling,

         Fotograf Kerry Skarbakka Kopf Voraus Nach Unten, Germany

         Fotografo Registra Suas Proprias Quedas e Cria Serie de Imagens, Brazil

         Serie de Fotos Mostra Fotographo em Situacoes pre-accidente, Brazil

         How the Heck Did This Photographer Take These Falling Self-Portraits?, (multiple languages)

2012 Kerry Skarbakka, Aline Smithson

2011 Kerry Skarbakka on His Stendhal Series, Corcoran Gallery of Art.

         D.C. area art gallery shows highlight new works. www. 7/27/2011

2010 Kerry Skarbakka: The Struggle to Right Onself: a Survey. The Pinkline By Joe Flood.

2009 #135 of 300 Most Visited Artists- April.

         ‘Fall guy’ takes pictures of his own plunges: Photographer Kerry Skarbakka images draw acclaim-and controversy. By Mike Celizic,

         TodayShow Contributor, April 21, 2009.

         Artist Takes Pictures of his Own Plunges. Page, April 22, 2009.

         Death Defying Photos by Kerry Skarbakka., 2546 Diggs, April 22, 2009.

         Fall Guy: Daredevil artist Kerry Skarbakka is more than just a stuntman., By Holly Kyte.

         BBC Brasil, Fotografo desafia morte para captar quedas. April 16, 2009.

         Pictures That are as easy as falling off…well, anything. By Fred Attewill. April 13, 2009.

         Kerry is Falling for Art Dec-ow. April 14, 2009.

         Did you Fall for it? The Photographic ‘Stuntman’ who asks viewers to take a leap of faith in his art. by Eddie Wrenn.

         April 13, 2009.

2003 My Body Your Body, volume 1 from the 6 x 6 series, Columbia College Chicago 2003.

         Direct Art Magazine, volume 8 (spring/summer 2003) New York City. Page 22.

2002 Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Winter 2002/03.

         New City Chicago “Tip of the Week” December 19, 2002. Review by Michael Weinstein, 16.

         Chicago Tribune, Art Scene, Friday edition, June 7, 2002. Review by Lisa Stein.



2018 Artist Talk, Society for Photographic Education. National Conference, Philadelphia, PA (Forthcoming)

2017 Visiting Artist, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

         Graduate Studio Visit, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR (with Sharon Louden)

2016 Artist Talk, On the Brink, Fairbanks Gallery of Art, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2015 Presenter, Society for Photographic Education-NW Regional, Portland Community College, OR

         Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

         Artist Panel, Fairbanks Gallery of Art, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

         Artist Talk, Prescott College Art Gallery at the Sam Hill Warehouse, Prescott AZ

2014 Speaker, IdeaFest: Art on the Edge, Louisville, KY

2013 Visiting Artist, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah.

         Talk/Interview by E. Brady Robinson, SNAP! Orlando. Orlando, Florida

2012 Presenter, Open Show @ The Art Academy of San Francisco, SPE National Conference. San Francisco, CA

2011 CAA Panel: Risk in Art. Artists: Laura Poitras, Hasan Elahi and Kerry Skarbakka. NYC

         Presenter, Society for Photographic Education-Southwest Regional-Santa Fe, New Mexico.

         Artist Talk/Interview by Michael Rooks, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

         Artist Talk, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio.

2010 Artist Talk, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

         Artist Talk, The Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

         Presenter, Dorkbot-Pittsburgh Chapter @ The Brillo Box, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

         Artist Talk and Video Installation Premiere. Irvine Contemporary.

2009 Visiting Artist, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.

2008 Artist Talk, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York.

         Artist Talk, Fight Club- FOTOWEEK DC, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC.

2005 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: Life Goes On, Chicago, Illinois.

         Artist Talk, Robert Morris College, Chicago, Illinois.

2003 Artist Panel, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois.



2017 CLA Research Award, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2016 Learning Innovation Grant, Oregon State University

2013 Nominated: Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

         Finalist, Critical Mass Top 50. Photolucida, Portland, Oregon

2012 Honorable Mention: Fine Art Category, International Photography Awards.

2011 Center Award for Excellence in Teaching, CENTER Santa Fe, New Mexico.

         Adjunct Teaching Award, Society for Photographic Education National Conference.

2008 Public Art Commission – 1% for the Arts -City of Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, WA.

2006 Review Santa Fe (Currently CENTER), Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2005 Creative Capital Foundation Grant, New York, New York.

         Finalist for the BMW Prize at Paris Photo, Paris, France.

2004 CAAP Grant 2004, Chicago Center of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, Illinois.

         2nd Prize, National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

         Individual Artist Award Nominee, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.

         Illinois Arts Council Assistance Grant, Chicago, Illinois.

2003 Helen V. Surovek Memorial Award, 60th Annual Salon Show. (Top Award)

         John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Nominee, San Francisco, California.

         Jurors Award, Evanston Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois.

         Graduate Opportunity Award, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois.

2002 Immacon Digital Award.

         Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

2001 John Mulvany Fund.

         Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship Fund.



        Jentel, Wyoming. 2016

        Light Work, Syracuse, New York. 2006

        Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House, Hawaii. 2004 and 2005


Public Works: Installations/Films/Album Covers

        Director, A Step Above, Public Art Installation. Robotics Lab - Graf Building, Oregon State University (Collaborative Project

        with Combined Media Students) 2015

        After Photography, documentary film series by Stan Neumann and Juliette Garcias, co-produced by the Centre Pompidou. 2014

        Elements of Attraction, Seattle Municipal Tower, 28th Floor. Seattle, Washington (Video Installation) 2008

        Here is Always Somewhere Else, a documentary film about Bas Jan Ader, by Rene Daalder. 2008

        Static Traveller, C-mon and Kypski. (EP) Supertracks Records. (Album Cover) 2004

        Time Code, In-transit Gallery, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, Illinois. (Photography Installation) 2003


Online Artist Collections, Resources and Data Bases, Artist Index: Photography Artists.

        Corcoran People, (Corcoran Gallery of Art)

        Art Photo Index, (organized by PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe)

        Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice,



        North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

        Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

        Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

        Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

        City of Seattle-1% for the Arts

        Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Washington DC

        Light Work, Syracuse, New York

        Collection Dancing Bear-WM Hunt

        Niklaus Belenius Gallery, Stolkholm, Sweden

        Holden Luntz Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

        Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

        Avenue Productions, Chicago

        Columbia College Chicago


All Images © Kerry Skarbakka 2017