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Bio/Exhibits/Awards

Jari Poulin, MFA

Artist/Photographer

 

Since adolescence, I have had a great interest in photography and visual language. Still in high school, I was fortunate enough to study it with a passionate teacher and learn darkroom before analog processes gave way to the digital world.  

That physical sense of working in the darkroom and the magical alchemy of processing negatives and developing prints has fed my interest in alternative processes as well as the vast possibilities of manipulation in the digital darkroom and the integration of digital and analog processes.

I also enjoyed a career as a dancer, choreographer and artistic and executive directors of dance companies and organizations.  Dance and motion are frequent subjects in my work.

I currently reside in Ithaca, NY where I have a daily studio practice focused on photography based work that often uses alternative processes and mixed media.

 

Education

MFA Visual Arts, Lesley University College of Art & Design

 

Awards, Exhibits, Projects

 

20th Mini Print International Exhibit, November 2018, Ithaca NY

Juried Invitational, Awarded Honorable Mention for "Cryptic"

 

The Identity Exhibit at Tompkins County Library, October 2018

Select images from the "I Am" series 

 

The Ink Shop Members Show, Ithaca September 2018

Polymer photogravures and monoprints 

 

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY,  Spring Photography Exhibit 2018

Juried Show, Awarded for piece from "Your Shopping Cart is Full" 

 

Roberts Gallery at Lesley University School of Art and Design, January 2018

MFA Exhibition Group Show

 

ND Magazine Awards, December 2017

Fine Art Portfolio: Honorable Mention Award "Your Shopping Cart is Full" series and for Single Image Honorable Mention for "Hear No Evil"

 

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center and Olive Branch Press

May 6-27, 2016

Solo Exhibition:  Dance Images

Photogravure and Platinum Palladium Prints

 

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY

Juried Photography Show, March 2015

Immutable Truths from the "I Am" series

 

Neutral Density Photography Awards, November 2015

Fine Art Portrait: Honorable Mention Award "I Am" series

 

Moscow International Foto Awards, October 2015

Fine Art Portrait: Honorable Mention Award for the “I Am” series

 

PX3: Prix de la Photographie, Paris, June 2015

Fine Art Category: Honorable Mention for the Dance/Memory Series

 

Leidenfrost Vineyards, September 2015

Printmaking: Group Show with Members of the Ink Shop

 

Lamouroux Landing Wine Cellars, Lodi NY, October 2015

Printmaking:  Group Show with Members of the Ink Shop

 

The Ink Shop Members Show, June 2015

Featuring "Helping Hands" from the Dance/Memory series

 

Black & White Magazine Portfolio Award Winner 2015

Merit Award featured work in 2 page spread in issue #110 August 2015

The award was given for the Dance/Memory Portfolio

 

ND Annual Photography Awards, 2014  (Neutral Density Magazine)

Honorable Mention for the Dance/Memory Portfolio

Fine Art Category

 

Worldwide Photography Awards, 7th Pollux Award

Finalist in the Fine Art Professional Category

Image:  "Heaven Above Earth Below" from the Dance Memory Series

 

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY, 2015

The Annual Photo Show, March 2015

Annual Invitational Juried Show

 

Damiani Wine Cellars, Burdett NY, June-July 2014

Solo Exhibit: The Colors of the Southwest

Large, textural photographs from the Southwest on fiber

Sponsored by ARTe Finger Lakes Art Coordination

 

The Ink Shop, Ithaca NY, May 2014

Member Exhibit

Exhibiting Polymer Photogravure Prints

 

Photography Center of Cape Cod,  March-April 2014

Invitation to participate in juried show, entitled "In the Moment"

Received 1st Place Award in Juried Show

Sponsored by the Cape Cod Art Association 

 

State of the Art Gallery:  Ithaca, NY, March, 2014

Presented with Juror’s Award for Warrior Woman

Annual Photo Show, March 2014

 

Year in Review Exhibition: March, 2014

See.me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NJ

 

Tompkins County Public Library: February-March 2014

Invitational inclusion in the “The Joy of Dance” exhibit throughout the library

 

The Story of the Creative: An International Exhibition, NYC

July-September 2013

An invitational exhibition of artists from 100 nations representing a diverse range of mediums, styles, influences and inspirations.  Sponsored by the Foundation for Contemporary Art

 

Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury Vermont:  April-May 2013

Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies, and Mirages 

Group Exhibition

 

Tompkins Trust Open Space Exhibit, Ithaca NY: Jan-Feb 2013

 Solo exhibition of works from the Winter White series.

 

Satori Spa, Exhibit, Ithaca, NY:  June 2012 and July 2013

Solo exhibition of works from the Winter White series.

 

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY:  Juried Exhibit Award Winner 2012

Exhibited work and received an award for “Peter” in the Photography Show (March 1-30)

 

COLOR Magazine Portfolio Contest Winner 2010-11

August 2010 received COLOR Magazine's highest award as a Spotlight Winner in the Portfolio Contest.  COLOR Magazine will be publishing a four-page feature on my work in one of the 2011 issues.

 

COLOR Magazine Single Image Award Winner 2009-10

February 2010 received a Merit Award from COLOR Magazine for a submission to the Single Image Awards Competition. Photo(s) to appear in Special Edition issue in March 2010.

 

Photo Documentary Project in Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

2005-2006 spent six months photo-documenting the life of a small fishing village. Designed and maintained a photo blog to share the experience with photos and writings. Return annually to document rapid changes in this unique fishing village. Project will continue over a ten year period 2005 to 2015 and culminate in an exhibit and potential book project.

 

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY:  Juried Photography Exhibit 2011 and 2012

Exhibited work and received an award for “Peter” in the Photography Show (March 1-30)

 

Stables Gallery “Paint” Exhibit, July and October 2006

Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM

Two person exhibit with Mexican painter, Deimoz, July and October 2006

 

Taos Gallery Association , Taos, NM

May 2006, one month exhibit for the Taos "Spring Arts" exhibit

 

Gary Williams Gallery, Taos, NM

Representation 2005 of the "Yelapa Series"

 

Cichon Fine Arts Gallery, Taos, NM

"Brown Paper Wrapper" exhibit, October 2006, nude photography

 

Other Juried Shows

Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden. CO

Santa Fe Fine Arts Festival, Santa Fe, NM

Red River Fine Arts and Wine Festival, Red River, NM

Taos Fine Arts Festival, Taos, NM

Taos Open Art Show, Taos, NM

 

Previous Gallery Representation

Open Space Gallery, Taos NM

Rane Gallery, Taos, NM