CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
University of Michigan, School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Photography, Minor: Drawing, 1980

Work Experience
Douglas Beasley Photography. Saint Paul, MN
Photographer/Owner, 1984-present

Vision Quest Photo Workshops, Saint Paul, MN and Trade River, WI
Founder/Director, Workshop Instructor, 1992–present

Teaching Experience
– Pacific New Media, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, Photo Instructor, 2003 – 2012
– Carleton College, Northfield, MN, Photography Instructor, Big Island, HI, 2005, 2007
– University of Minnesota, Compleat Scholar, MN, Photo Instructor, 1994-2005
– Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Mpls, MN, Adjunct Faculty, Media Arts, 1999-2003
– Film In The Cities, Saint Paul, MN, 1986- 1993, Photography Instructor, 1986–1993

Selected Photography workshops:
– Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME, 2010 – present
– Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe, NM, 2003 – present
– Santa Fe Workshops, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2006, 2008
– Center for Photography At Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, 2009 – present
– Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO, 2014 – present
– Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, 2014 – present
– Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2013
– New York Open Center, New York, NY, 2010 – present
– Newspace Center For Photography, Portland, OR. 2010 – 2012
– Breitenbush Hot Springs, Detroit, Oregon, 2000 – present
– Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, 2014 – present
– Akiko’s Buddhist B&B, Big Island, Hawaii, 2000 – present
– Art Workshops in Antigua, Guatemala, Antigua, Guatemala, 1994 – present
– Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, MN, 2008 – 2010
– Toscana Photo Workshops, Tuscany, Italy, 2009
– Coupeville Arts Center, Coupeville, WA, 2006
– PhotoMidwest, Madison, WI, 2004, 2006
– Independent Film Project North (IFP North), Minneapolis, MN, 2002
– Voyaguers International, Co. Mayo, Ireland, 1997, 2002, 2015, 2016
– Sacred Heritage Travel, Peru and Bolivia, 2000, 2001
– AIGA, Design Camp, Brainerd, MN,1999, 2001
– Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon, 2000
– Midwest Media Artists Access Center (MMAAC), St Paul, MN, 1998, 1999
– Migizi Communications, Minneapolis, MN 1996

Grants, Fellowships, Commissions
Artist’s Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board
For development of portfolio exploring the uneasy balance of humans and nature, 2017

Cultural Community Partnership Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board
Threshold video project with Native American choreographer Rosy Simas, 2012

McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers
Disappearing Green Space, 2002

McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
Open Spaces, Landscape Commission, 2002

Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
Silent Witness: Genocide In the Landscape, commission, 2002

Jerome Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, Travel Study Grant
Exploring the Sacred with Chris Rainier, Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe, NM, 2002

McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers
Sacred Places, Finalist Award, 1997

Jerome Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, Travel Study Grants
Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life in Japan, 1997

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Center for Japanese Studies, Research grant for travel to Japan, 1992

McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers
Sacred Sites of the Lakota, 1991

Publications
Earth Meets Spirit: A Photographic Journey Through the Sacred Landscape, 2011
Hardcover book, Published by 5 Continents Editions, Milan, Italy, distributed by Abrams

Japan; A Neisei’s First Encounter, 1999
Softcover book with Japanese stitched binding, Published by Norman Graphics

Featured in numerous national and international books and magazines

Awards and Committees
Contemporary Photography in Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Juror, 2012

Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist’s Initiative Grant, Juror, 2012

Open To Interpretation, Photography Book, At Waters Edge, Juror, 2011

New York Center for Photographic Art, NYC, NY, Photo Contest Juror, 2011

Vermont Photography Place, VT, Road Trip, Juror, 2011

Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, MN, Annual Art Exhibit, Photography Juror, 2009

Alaska Photographic Center, Ankorage, AK, Rarefied Light exhibition, Juror, 2007

Hilo Photography Club, Hilo, HI, Annual exhibition, Juror, 2007

Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN, Portfolio review panelist, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Panelist, “Minnesota Masala: Local Artists Working Globally”, 2002

Metro Regional Arts Council, Minneapolis, MN, Grant Proposal Juror, 2002

Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards, Minneapolis, MN, Scholarship Awards Juror, 2001

Minnesota State University, Art Department, Mankato, MN, Art Enrichment Residency,  2000

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Personal Works” exhibit, Juror, 1999

College of Visual Arts, St Paul, MN, Scholarship Awards, Juror, 1999

Midwest Media Artists Access Center (MMAC), St Paul, MN, President, Board of Directors, 1995 – 1998

Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, F/64 Exhibition, Partnership Committee, 1993

Selected Photographic Exhibits
Spiritual Offerings, solo exhibit
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN, January – April 2015

Passaggi Vissuti, Group exhibit
Galleria Valeria Belle, Milan, Italy, 2014

Ambiguous Relationships: Sacred Body/Sacred Ground, Solo exhibit
– VisionQuest Gallery, Genoa, Italy, 2014
– Gallery Exposed, Carmel, CA, 2014
– Sage Gallery, Portland, OR, 2015

Early Works
Curated group exhibit
– Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, 2015
– Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2014
– Newspace Center For Photography, Portland, Oregon, 2013
– EnFoco, San Francisco, California, 2013

China and Tibet
Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana, October, 2013

Officine Fotographiche, Rome, Italy
Sacred Landscape of North America, Solo Exhibition, 2012

Luther College, Decorah, IA
The Sacred Landscape, Solo exhibition,  2012

Piemonte Libri, Turin Italy
Sacred Landscape of North America, Solo Exhibition, 2012

New York Open Center, New York, New York
Earth Meets Spirit, Solo exhibit, 2012

Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon
Two person exhibit, 2011

Castille D’Albertis Museum, Genoa, Italy
Sacred Landscape of North America, Permanent Installation, 2010

VisionQuesT Contemporary Photography, Genoa, Italy
The Sacred Landscape, Solo exhibition, September 2010

Umber Studios, Minneapolis, MN
Figure in the Landscape, Badlands, South Dakota, Group exhibition, 2007, 2008

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
Manifestations in Contemporary Art, Group exhibition, October 2007

Anchorage Museum of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
Rarefied Light 2007, Group exhibition, October 2007

GalleryCo, Minneapolis, MN
Earth Meets Spirit, Solo exhibition, 2006

GalleryPrint, Saint Paul, MN
Signature Work-The Best of GalleryPrint, Group exhibition, 2006

Gallery13, Minneapolis, MN
Contemporary Nudes, Group exhibition, 2006

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO,
Landscapes of Desire, Juried Photographic exhibition, 2005

Gallery Atitlan, Minneapolis, MN
Guatemala: Sacrifice & Renewal,” 2005

Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Disappearing Green Space, McKnight Photography Fellowship, 2003

360 Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Japan, A Nisei’s First Encounter, 2003

Instituto Neurologico de Guatemala, Guatemala
Juannio: Subasta de Arte LatinoAmericano, 2002

Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
Silent Witness: Landscape and Genocide, Solo exhibition 2002

Montonaga Garage Gallery, Big Island, Hawaii
Japan, A Nisei’s First Encounter, Solo exhibition, 2001

Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Spirit of Place, Solo exhibition, 2000

Guenzel Gallery, Peninsula Art School, Door Co, WI
Spirit of Place, Solo exhibition, 2000

Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Peru and Bolivia, 2-person exhibition, 2000

CreArte, Chicano Latino Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
Sin Lenguas (Without Tongues), Invitational group exhibition, 1999

Howard Conn Fine Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Sacred Places, 2-person exhibition, 1999

IceBox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
The Nude; Form and Spirit, Solo exhibition, 1998

The Space, Minneapolis, MN
Erotica, Invitational group exhibition, 1997, 1998

Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Sacred Places, McKnight Photography Fellowship, Group exhibition,1997

College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN
11 Photographers, Invitational group exhibition, 1996

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Dialogues: Forum on Asian Americans in Contemporary Art, 1995

Gallery 3916 (White Oak), Edina, MN
The Black and White Body, Invitational group exhibition 1994

Two Rivers Gallery, American Indian Center, Minneapolis, MN
Enemies of the People, Invitational exhibition, 1994

Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Asian American Photographers, Group exhibition, 1993

Viterbo College, La Crosse, WI
Sacred Sites of the Lakota, Group exhibition 1992

FITC Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Sacred Sites of the Lakota, McKnight Photography Fellowship, Group exhibition 1992

Geomitrie Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Solo exhibitions, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993

Exhibits Curated
Beyond the Selfie: Artist Self-portraits, 6 person group exhibit
White Bear Center for the Arts, June 2016

Spiritual Gifts, group exhibit curated with Laura Valenti
Sage Gallery, Portland, OR, February 2016

At Water’s Edge, international group exhibit
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN, 2015

Yunnan, China, group exhibit
The Linden Gallery, Door County, WI, 2015

She’s Not There: Myth of the Muse, group exhibit
Gallery 122, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

The Sacred Landscape, group exhibit
Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, 2012

Self-portrait, group exhibit
Gallery 122, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Figure in the Landscape. Badlands, SD, group exhibit
Umber Studios, Minneapolis, MN, 2007 & 2008

South of the Border, group exhibit
Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2007

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