bio

Marc Ward is a Florida born artist that resides in the mountains of East Tennessee. Though he now lives on sloped ground, much of his work is still shaped by the expansive views of his home state’s flat land and water. During the 70’s and 80’s his three dimensional work was exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions including the Smithsonian Institute’s Renwick Gallery. The 90’s and 00’s saw he and his wife Kathy, operate their own gallery that represented the work of 150+ artists and craftspeople. Also, during this period, Marc started a manufacturing firm that produces combustion equipment for potters, sculptors, glassblowers, and foundries. Now, his photographic based work is exhibited nationally and internationally with his work garnering awards such as the International Black & White Spider Awards and the International Color Awards.

Marc can be reached at his studio in Tennessee at 865.397-2914


2015

Exhibits:
International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography • The New York Center for Photographic Art • Black and White 2014 • April 7 - April 18
Juror: Dan Burkholder

2014

Exhibits:
9th Annual Spider Awards International Black & White exhibit • Ongoing Exhibition
Jurors: various

Dreams, Fantasies, and Illusions: PhotoPlace Gallery • October 21 - November 14
Jurors: Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn

In Praise of Trees: PhotoPlace Gallery • August 26 - September 19
Juror: Kirsten Hoving

Things with Wings: PhotoPlace Gallery • April 30 - May 30
Juror: Emma Powell

Five Elements: The Darkroom Gallery • January 9 - February 2
Juror: Eddie Soloway

Awards:
Nominee and Honorable Mention Awards • 9th Annual Spider Black and White Awards


2013

Exhibits:
8th Annual Spider Awards International Black & White exhibit • Ongoing Exhibition
Jurors: various

Grayscale: The Kiernan Gallery • October 30 - November 30
Juror: Blue Mitchell

The Story of the Creative: July 25 thru September 10 • Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY
Juror: invitational

Trick of the Eye: Darkroom Gallery • May 2 thru May 26
Juror: Benjamin Von Wong

Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies, and Mirages: April 23 thru May 18 • Photo Place Gallery
Juror: Emma Powell

6th Annual Photography Masters Cup • International Color Awards • Ongoing Exhibition
Jurors: Various International Jurors including; The Tate Gallery - London • L’ile Aux Images - Paris
Strother Fine Art - Frankfurt • Galeria Carles Taché - Barcelona • Galerie Baudoin Lebon - Paris
National Geographic Magazine - Washington, DC • Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum - Florence
Galerie LeRoyer - Montreal • Sandra Byron Gallery - Sydney • Fifty One Gallery - Belgium
Billirubin Gallery - Berlin • Hackelbury Fine Art - London • AEROPLASTICS contemporary - Brussels

Awards:
Merit of Excellence Award • 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup
Nominee Award • 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup

Nominee Award (3) • 8th annual Spider Awards

Publications:
Instructional Contributor • "Surreal Photography - Creating the Impossible", Daniela Bowker, Focal Press

Photoshop Users Magazine • September


2012

Exhibits:
7th Annual Spider Awards Exhibition • Ongoing Exhibition.
Jurors: Various International Jurors including; The Tate Gallery - London • L’ile Aux Images - Paris
Strother Fine Art - Frankfurt • Galeria Carles Taché - Barcelona • Galerie Baudoin Lebon - Paris
National Geographic Magazine - Washington, DC • Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum - Florence
Galerie LeRoyer - Montreal • Sandra Byron Gallery - Sydney • Fifty One Gallery - Belgium
Billirubin Gallery - Berlin • Hackelbury Fine Art - London • AEROPLASTICS contemporary - Brussels

2012 Soho Photo National Juried Competition July 5 - August 4
Juror: Forrest Old

2012 Kellicutt International Juried Photo Show - Through A Lens: Vibrant! July 1 - August 1
Jurors: Scott Atkinson, Michael Collopy and Kate Jordahl

Third Annual “Of Memory, Bone and Myth National Photography Exhibition • April 15 - May 13
Juror: Stephen Perloff

In Your Dreams • Vermont PhotoSpace Gallery • Group Exhibit April 17 - May 12
Juror: Susan Burnstine

Awards:
Honorable Mention • 2012 Kellicutt International Juried Photo Show
Nominee Award • 7th Annual International Spider Awards
Honorable Mention • Third Annual “Of Memory, Bone and Myth National Photography Exhibition
Editors’ Image of the Year 1st Honorable Mention Award • Nature Photographers Network • January
Image of the Week • National Association of Photoshop Professionals • January
Image of the Week • Nature Photographers Network • April

Publications:
The PHOTO Paper Magazine
Photoshop User Magazine • April

2011

Exhibits:
Digital Concept / Digital Construct • Vermont Photo Space Gallery • Group exhibit May 3- May 29
Juror: Suzette Troche-Stapp

5th Annual International Photography Masters Cup • Ongoing Exhibition.
Jurors: HASTED HUNT KRAEUTLER - New York, MUSEE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE - Bruxelles,
CHRISTIE’S - London, GALERIE ALEX DANIELS - REFLEX AMSTERDAM, BRANCOLINI GRIMALDI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA - Rome, Y&R - Asia, DAVID & GOLIATH - Los Angeles, GREY GROUP - Jakarta, 21 GALLERIES -Nuremberg, GALERIE THIERRY MARLAT - Paris, CHRISTOPHE GUYE GALERIE - Zurich, SIMON STUDER ART | ASSOCIATES - Geneva, RETHINK CANADA - Toronto, TWO HEADS CHICKEN GALLERY - Portugal, SID LEE - Paris, RICART GALLERY - Miami, CAMARA OSCURA - Madrid, NL=US ART CONSULTANCY - Rotterdam, AMSTERDAM WORLDWIDE - The Netherlands, BFN - BEROEPS FOTOGRAFEN NEDERLAND - The Netherlands, FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY - Los Angeles, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL, STILLS GALLERY - Australia, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE, PEKIN FINE ARTS - Beijing,

Awards:
Editors’ Image of the Year 1st Honorable Mention Award • Nature Photographers Network • January
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • March
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • April
Image of the Week • National Association of Photoshop Professionals • June
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • October
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • November
Nominee Award (2) 5th Annual International Photography Master’s Cup • November
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • December

Publications:
Photoshop User Magazine • September


2010

Exhibits:
Spirit of the Hand Gallery • Solo Exhibit • November

Awards:
Editors’ Image of the Year 1st Honorable Mention Award • Nature Photographers Network • January
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • January
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • May
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • July
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • November
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • December
Editors Choice Award • National Association of Photoshop Professionals • December

Publications:
Photoshop User Magazine • April/May


2009

Awards:
Editors’ Image of the Year 1st Honorable Mention Award • Nature Photographers Network • January
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • August
Editors Choice Award • National Association of Photoshop Professionals • September
Editors Choice Award • National Association of Photoshop Professionals • October
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • November
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • July
Editors Choice Award • National Association of Photoshop Professionals • December
Editors’ Image of the Week Award • Nature Photographers Network • December

Publications:
Shutterbug Magazine • September