KEVIN J MELLIS

INFO@KEVINJMELLIS.COM 

CALGARY ~ ALBERTA ~ CANADA 

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ARTISTIC OBJECTIVE


As a photographic artist, I seek to create images that engage the viewer and to offer them time and space for reflection, contemplation, and solitude.

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EDUCATION
 
 SEPT 2015       Masters in Fine Art: Photography
                         University of Calgary, Department of Art


Final Thesis, Published: “My Extended Family” ~ a photographic exploration of the current and historical relationships between Non-First Nations and First Nations Peoples throughout Canada
 
 Oct 2012          Certificate in Cyber Counselling
                         University of Toronto, School of Social Work
 
 March 2012     Vancouver of Institute of Media Arts
                         Honours in Digital Photography, Vancouver, BC
 
 May 2006        Masters of Social Work, Clinical Counselling
                         University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work
 
 Sept. 2004        Honours in Bachelor of Social Work
                         University of Victoria, School of Social Work
 
 April 2001       Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care
                         University of Victoria
 
 Dec 1996         Diploma in Child and Youth Care
                         Confederation College, Thunder Bay, Ontario

 
 

PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING WORKSHOPS


National Geographic and Magnum Photographer ~ DAVID ALAN HARVEY: May 2016 New York City ~ Finding Your Photographic Voice


New York City Photo Editor ~ ELIZABETH AVEDON & MAGDALENA SOLE: May 2017 West Halifax, Vermont Advanced Photo Editing


Guggenheim Fellow Photographer GREG MILLER ~ Oct 2017 Faces and Places in Tuscany 


EXHIBITIONS


May 2018: Group Exhibition Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario ~ Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival


 
Aug 2017:  The “black/white” exhibition curated by Elizabeth Avedon ~ The Smith Gallery ~ Johnson City, TX 


April 2017: PhotoPlace Gallery group show curated by Dan Burkholder ~ Middlebury, Vermont.


FEB 2017: American Photographic Association Los Angeles 2017 “Off the Clock” group show ~ curated by Elizabeth Avedon


MAY 2016: University of Calgary: “Us-Them – Us” Curated Exhibition by Dr. Jennifer Eiserman, Art Department


MARCH 2016: American Photographic Association ~ Los Angeles Chapter ~ Off the Clock 2016, curated by Julie Grahame. An online copy of this exhibition  ~ http://la.apanational.org/exhibits-contests/gallery/apa-la-off-the-clock-2016-curated-exhibition/category_1/


FEB 2016: Motion Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a group exhibition for the Exposure Photography Festival
 
 JAN 2016: Portraits 2016 group exhibition curated by Martha Schneider ~ the Center for Fine Art Photography 400 N. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524
 
 NOV 2015: illuminate 2015 group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Avedon ~ the Center for Fine Art Photography 400 N. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524
 
 AUG 12th 2015 to Sept 25th: - "My Extended Family". Nickle Galleries: University of Calgary Master of Fine Art Final Thesis Exhibition
 
 MARCH 2015: Group Show: ONWARD Compé 15. Opening March 14 2015, Project Basho 1305 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19122
 
 FEB 2015: Solo Show: Black on Black: A Celebration of Black History Month. Wet Plate Collodion. The Little Gallery, University of Calgary.
 
 FEB 2015: Solo Show: Framed on Fifth Commercial Gallery, Place, Space and Time: Alberta’s Exposure Photography Festival
 
 JAN 2015: Group Show: WET PLATE COLLODION GROUP SHOW, University of Northern Colorado, UNC Galleries, School of Art and Design, Greeley, CO 80639
 
 DEC 2014: Solo Show: FACES AMONG US… Art Point Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
http://www.artpoint.ca/
 
 NOV 2014: Solo Show: The Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Art Department 2nd year Masters in Fine art Semester show, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
 OCT 2014: Group Show: PhotoWorld2014 International Photography Festival, New York City: 
http://nyph.at
 
 MAY 2014: Group Show, Scotia CONTACT International Photography Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 
http://918bathurst.com/gallery-918/
 
 MARCH 2014: Solo Show in the Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Art Department 1st year Masters in Fine art Semester show, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
 NOV 2013: Group show in the Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Art Department: Little Gallery, 1st year Masters in Fine art Semester show, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


PUBLICATIONS
 
 

JUNE 2017: http://standoutpublications.com/featured-story-behind-kevins-eyes/ 


 JUNE 2016: American Photographic Artist’s Association: “Proof Sheet” Spring 2016 Issue ~ (page 20)
https://issuu.com/apany/docs/proof-sheet_spring2016_single


FEB 2016: http://www.avenuecalgary.com/City-Life/3-Calgary-Photographers-Chris-Tait-Azriel-Knight-Kevin-J-Mellis/
 
 

SEPT 2015: Standout Publications: Pg. 28 & 29, http://issuu.com/standoutpublications/docs/standoutpublicationissue02fall2015l/28
 
 

AUG 2015: Global News Canada, Aug 2015,
 
http://globalnews.ca/video/2148097/calgary-photographer-using-antique-photography-to-capture-aboriginal-world  - interview
 
 DEC 2014: CBC Radio, Calgary Morning Show, interview
 
 

DEC 2014: Fast Track Weekly, Calgary, Alberta, online publication:http://www.ffwdweekly.com/events/faces-among-us...-by-kevin-mellis/
 
 

DEC 2014: "Calgary is Awesome", Calgary, Alberta, online publication:http://calgaryisawesome.com/2014/12/15/calgary-arts-round-up-see-you-in-2015/
 
 DEC 2014: University of Calgary's UToday online publication: 
http://ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2014-12-12/graduate-student-wins-new-york-photo-festival-photoworld-2014
 
 NOV 2014: THE HAND MAGAZINE, Prairie Village, KS, United States, 
http://thehandmagazine.wordpress.com/issue-6-october-2014-purchase-and-artists-links-2/
 
 * Nov 2014: SEITIES MAGAZINE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: 
http://publication.seities.ca/portfolio/summer-1314/
 
 * June 2014: SWERVE MAGAZINE, CALGARY HERALD, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: 
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Kevin+Mellis+exposure+life+death+situations+helps+form+photographic/9907346/story.html#
 
 AWARDS
 
 1. Better Photography Magazine: Silver Award for Photographer of the Year 2015. International
 
 2. Popular Vote: ONWARD Compé 15 Project Basho, 1305 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19122
 
 3. September 2014: PhotoWorld2014, New York City’s International Photography Festival: Student Fine Art Finalist
 
 4. Alberta Foundation for the Arts: Student Scholarship
 
 5. Queen Elizabeth II: Student Scholarship