Joel DeGrand Visual Artist



                                                        1973, MFA, University of Oregon, Graphic Design / Photography.

                                                        1968, BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Art Education.

                              JOB EXPERIENCE:


                                      Photographer/Teacher/Visual Artist


                                     2013 - 2021 Joel DeGrand Visual Artist  


                                     2002 - 2016, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL, (Adjunct                                               Professor Photography – Design – Art Appreciation) 


                                     2003, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL. (Adjunct Professor Photography)


                                     1976-1987, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Adjunct Professor 

                                     Photography) Theoritical Photography: Looking At Photography –                                                       Critical Approaches          


                                     1976-1987, Department Academic Coordinator for Film Production and

                                     Photography at Pittsburgh Film-Makers, A Media Arts

                                     Center which houses the facilities used by the University of Pittsburgh, Point

                                     Park College, Carlow College, Carnegie-Mellon University and

                                     other area colleges.


                                    1980-1987 Instructor of Photography - Carnegie-Mellon University’s Summer

                                     Program For High School Graduates.         


                                     1974-75, Visiting Lecturer Of Photography, Southern Illinois University,   

                                     Carbondale, IL


                                     1970-73, Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon


                                     1968-70, Art Instructor, East Allegheny Senior High School, Pittsburgh, PA


                                     1961-63, Head Photographer, Daily Leader Times, Kittanning, PA


            WORKSHOP/LECTURES: (Selected)


                                    2008 - Pre-Olympic Photography Workshop – Beijing, China

                                    2008 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts – Gallery Talk

                                    2008 - China Photographic Workshop, Beijing China 

                                    1981 - Zenith Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Four Photographers,

                                    Eugene Smith, Eliot Porter, Bruce Davidson, and Henri Cartier-                                                              Bresson                                 

                                    1979 - Worchester Art Museum, Kwik Print Color.

                                    1978 - Georgia State University, Kwik Print Color.

                                    1977 - Society for Photographic Education, National

                                    Conference - N.Y.C., “Le-Tour, Impressions of a Transcontinental        

                                    Bicycle Trip”



            PUBLICATIONS: (Selected)

                                    2019  Iterations – Self Published

                                    2019  Chiesa – Self Published

                                    2016  Amanda – Self Published

                                    2015  Walkkabout – Self Published

                                    2014  Window Dressing – Self Published

                                    2013  Uniforms, Outfits, & Accessories – Self Published

                                    2013  Window Dressing – Self Published

                                    2013  Hair Trigger 35 – Magazine Portfolio – Columbia College

                                    2012  Hong Kong: feng shui – Self Published

                                    2012  Store Fronts of Zhangmutou – Self Published

                                    2011  Chuck Close Face Book - Abrams

                                    2010  Oregon – Self Published

                                    2010  Pacific Rim – Self Published

                                    2010   Vanishing Points – Self Published

                                    2010, Sanctum: Churches In Italy – Self Published

                                    2009, QM (Queen Mary) – Self Published

                                    2009  bon appetit – Self Published

                                    2009, Bike Trip – A Trans America Bicycle Trip - Self Published

                                    2009, Eight – Self Published

                                    2009, Pittsburgh – A Look Back – Photographs from 1980-1990 – Self Published

                                    2009, Italy: new / perspectives – Self Published                 

                                    2008, Mysteries Of China – Self Published

                                    2006, Queen Mary – Hand Made Art Book

                                    2005, Venice: 360?Photographs - Hand Made Art Book

                                    2004, Bike Trip: A Trans-America  Bicycle Trip – Hand Made Art Book

                                    2004, Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte

                                    Masterpieces of Chicago Architecture, Rizzoli & The Art Institute of Chicago,                                        2004

                                    Miniature Rooms, The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago, 2004

                                    530 Collection N. Lake Shore Drive, 2003

                                    October, 1985, American  Film  Magazine.

                                    September, 1985,  Pittsburgh Magazine.

                                    April, 1984, Pittsburgh Portfolio1, Edition : 50.

                                    April, 1983, American Photographer.

                                    March/April 1982, Carnegie Magazine, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie                                           Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    1980, A Brief 19th Century History of Bicycles and Cameras/Photography -                                             Inventions and Processes, Field of Vision, (Feature Article).

                                    1977, The Silver/Non-Silver Lab Manual, Self Published.

                                    1977-78, Portfolio 1 - Limited Edition Portfolio.


            GRANTS/AWARDS: (Selected)


                                    2011, Shore Shore Arts, Munster, IN. Wanda L. & Richard W. Gardner Memorial                                        Award.

                                    2007, Lubeznick Center For The Arts, Regional Invitational Juried Award

                                    2005, Lubeznick Center For The Arts, Regional Invitational Juried Award

                                    2004, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Award

                                    1984, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, 74th Annual Associated Artists Of                                             Pittsburgh Exhibition, Jurors Award, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    1984, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Jurors Award.  Juried by Lee Witkin, Pittsburgh,                                         Pennsylvania.

                                    1982, The Philadelphia Print Club, 58th Annual International Exhibition, Board                                         of Governor's Purchase Award.

                                    1982, Erie Art Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, 59th Annual International Juried                                               Exhibition,  Award Winner.

                                    1981, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Award                                             Winner.

                                    1980, National Endowment  for the Arts, Photography Survey Grant.

                                    1978, Pittsburgh Film-Makers, Artist-in-Residence Grant.


            EXHIBITIONS: (Selected)




                                    2015, Purdue University Art Gallery, Westville, IN, Italy: new/perspectives

                                    2014, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN, Uniforms, Outfits, & Accessories

                                    2012, South Shore Arts, Munster, Indiana: Uniforms, Outfits, & Accessories

                                    2009, Raclin Art Gallery, Indiana University, South Bend, Indiana

                                    2003, South Suburban College, Chicago, Illinois

                                    2002, The Train Depot, Beverly Shores

                                    1984, Allegheny County Courthouse, Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    1983, Zenith Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    1982, Zenith Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    1981, Lloyd Gallery, Spokane, Washington.

                                    1979, Pittsburgh Film-Makers Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    1978, The Photography Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

                                    1977, Camerawork Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

                                    1976, Image Gallery, New York City.

                                    1975, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


            EXHIBITIONS : (Selected)




                                    2020, 77th Annual South Shore Salon Show, Award Of Distinction

                                    2019, The Other Art Fair – Chicago  Sponsored by Saatchi Arts 

                                    2017, 75th Annual South Shore Salon Show, Alexandra                                                                      Gardner Riddle Memorial Award

                                    2016, 74th Annual South Shore Salon Show, The Raab Award

                                    2013, Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Palos Hills, IL

                                    2012, Under One Roof: Visitor’s Center, Hammond, Indiana

                                    2011, Blink Fine Art Gallery, Michigan City, IN “Earth, Air, Fire, Water”

                                    2011, South Shore Arts 67th annual Salon Show, Juror: Lanny Silverman Wanda                                      L. & Richard W. Gardner Memorial Award.

                                    2010, Thaddeus C Gallery, Invitational, LaPort, IN

                                    2010, Moraine Valley Community College, Faculty Exhibition

                                    2009, Digital to Daguerrotype: Photographs Of People, Carnegie Museum,                                            Pittsburgh, PA

                                    2007, Size Matters, Group Invitational, Lubeznick Center For The Arts, Michigan                                      City, Indiana

                                    2007, Box Project, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

                                    2006, LaMaPa LaPrairie Museum & Park 1+1= One    Site-Specific Art                                                  Installations

                                    2006, Star Gallery, Michigan City, Indiana

                                    2006, South Shore Arts 63rd  Annual Salon Show, Bachman Gallery, Munster,                                          IN           

                                    2006, Thaddeus C Gallery, LaPorte, IN

                                    2006, Fort Wayne Indiana Museum of Art, Sand, Steel, Spirt2005, Lubeznick                                          Center for the Arts Regional Juried Art Exhibition

                                    2003 Lubeznick Art Center, Michigan City, IN.

                                    2002 John G Blank Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

                                    1985, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh Photographers,                                                       Invitational, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    1984, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, 74th Annual Associated Artists Of                                             Pittsburgh Exhibition, Jurors Award, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    1984, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Award Winner, Juried by Lee Witkin.

                                    1982, Art Guild, Farmington, Connecticut, The Finished Print, Juried by Gery                                             Metz and Carol Kismaric.

                                    1982, The Philadelphia Print Club, 58th Annual International Exhibition, Board                                         of Governor's Purchase Award.

                                    1982, Kern Gallery, Penn State University, CPFA, Juried by ToddPapageorge.

                                    1982, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Juried                                       exhibition.

                                    1982, Erie Art Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, 59th Annual Juried  Exhibition,                                                 Award Winner.

                                    1981, The Print Club, Selected Photographs, Invitational, Philadelphia,                                                   Pennsylvania.

                                    1981, Erie Art Center, International Photography Exhibition, Juried by Bea                                             Nettles and Duane Michals.

                                    1981, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Grand                                             Prize.

                                    1981, Allentown Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Photographers  11, Juried                                                 Exhibition.

                                    1980, Pennsylvania Governor's Mansion, Pennsylvania Photographers                                                   Invitational.

                                    1980, Friends of Photography, Carmel, California, Juried Exhibition.

                                    1980, Southern Allegheny Museum of Art, Juried Exhibition.

                                    1977, Rochester Institute of Technology, Colorwork, Invitational.

                                    1977, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, The Drama of Process:                                               Extensions of the Directoral Mode, Invitational.

                                    1975, University of Oregon, Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon, Juried Exhibition.


                     COLLECTIONS: (Selected)

                                    Pennsylvania Council on The Arts, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

                                    Howard Heinz Endowment, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    A. W. Mellow Educational & Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

                                    Edward J. Lewis, Oxford Development Corp. Pittsburgh, PA

                                    Duquesne Light Company Pittsburgh, PA

                                    Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells Inc. Pittsburgh, PA

                                    PPG Industries Inc. Pittsburgh, PA

                                    Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA

                                    McKnight Development Corp.Pittsburgh, PA

                                    Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA

                                    Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                    Museum of Art, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.


                      CLIENTS: (Selected)


                                    American Craft Magazine

                                    American Cancer Society

                                    Art Institute of Chicago

                                    Blue Cross Blue Shield

                                    Bristol – Myers Squibb

                                    Case International

                                    Digital Corporation

                                    Eli Lilly

                                    Encyclopaedia Britannica

                                    Heinz corporation

                                    McGraw Hill

                                    Mine Safety Appliance (MSA)


                                    National Safety Council


                                    PPG Pittsburgh Plate Glass

                                    Purina Corporation


                                    Seventeen Magazine


                                    Westinghouse Corporation

                                    Wilson Sporting Goods


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