David Simonton, Raleigh, North Carolina

COLLECTIONS
- Do Good Fund: Southern Photography Initiative, Columbus, GA/ 2014, 2016
- The Cassilhaus Collection, Chapel Hill, NC/ 2014
- George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY/ 2013
- Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC/ 2013
- Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA/ 2008
- North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC/ 2003
- Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC/ 1999
- Ellis Island Immigration Museum, NY/ 1990

GRANTS
- Visual Artist Fellowship, NC Arts Council/ 2000-01, 2008-09
- Regional Artist Project Grant, UAC of Raleigh and Wake County/ 1998-99
- Emerging Artists Program Grant, Raleigh Arts Commission/ 1994-95

HONORS, COMMISSIONS & SPECIAL PROJECTS
- Finalist, Project Prize, Daylight-CDS Photo Awards/ 2011
- Art in Embassies Program Participant, Estonian Embassy, Moscow/ 2007-09
- Semifinalist, CDS-Honickman First Book Prize in Photography/ 2002, 2004
- Commission, NC Museum of Art, Polk Prison Documentation/ 2000-01
- Visiting Artist, Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, NJ/ 1994
- Participant, The Ellis Island Project: Documentation, Interpretation/ 1988-89

SELECTED AWARDS (GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS)
- SECOND PLACE—56th National Juried Art Show/ Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC/ Juror: Barbour Strickland/ 2013
- BEST IN SHOW—Photographic Image Biennial/ Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC/ Sam Wang/ 2013
- THIRD PRIZE—Photocentric/ Garrison Art Center, NY/ Malcolm Daniel, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Alice Rose George/ 2009
- HONORABLE MENTION—Onward/ Project Basho, Philadelphia/ Peter Barberie, Philadelphia Museum of Art/ 2009
- JUROR'S AWARD—Photography Now/ Lexington Art League, KY/ Sam Abell, Photographer/ 2007
- FIRST PRIZE—Alligator Juniper (Literary Magazine), Photography Competition Issue/ Prescott, AZ/ Robert Hirsch, Director of Light Research/ 2007
- FIRST PRIZE—Photospiva/ Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO/ Therese Mulligan, George Eastman House/ 2004
- JUROR AWARD (SECOND PRIZE)—Center Awards Exhibition/ Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA/ Weston Naef, J. Paul Getty Museum/ 2002
- BEST IN SHOW—Photo National/ Lancaster Museum of Art, PA/ Therese Mulligan, Jeanne Verhulst, George Eastman House/ 2002
- THIRD PRIZE—The Photo Review, Competition Issue/ Melissa Harris, Aperture/ 2002
- AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE—Photowork/ Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie/ Howard Greenberg, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC/ 1999
- FIRST PRIZE—NC Photographers Annual/ Raleigh/ Jeff Rosenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art/ 1993

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
- Photographs from North Carolina/ Kirby Gallery, Roxboro, NC/ 2013
- Staying the Night/ Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC/ 2013
- Selections from The Ellis Island Portfolio/ A Novel Experience, Zebulon, GA/ 2011
- Staying the Night/ North Carolina Gallery, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC/ 2007
- Night and Day: Recent Photographs from North Carolina/ Miriam Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC/ 2001
- Ellis Island: A Singular Passage/ NC State University College of Design, Raleigh, NC/ 1999
- New Work: Photographs from North Carolina/ ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC/ 1997
- Photographs from 25 Years/ Council for the Arts, Jacksonville, NC/ 1997

ADDITIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS (2001-2014)
2015
- Tracing the American South: Selections from the Do Good Fund/ Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2014
- Lilts and Drawls: A Narrative of the South/ Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
- Close to Home: A Decade of Acquisitions/ North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
- One by One/ Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver/ JUROR: Eric Paddock, Curator of Photography, Denver Art Museum
2013
- Glimpse: New Excursions in the Cassilhaus Collection/ Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2012
- Presence-Absence: Contemporary Photography/ North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
2011
- Landscape Sublime: Contemporary Photography/ North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
- SlowExposures/ R.F. Strickland Center, Concord, GA/ Elisabeth Biondi, Visuals Director (1996-2011), The New Yorker; Peter Essick, Photographer
- Location: Place and the Landscape/ The Galleries, Concord, NC
- Urban View, Rural Sight/ Mpls Photo Center Gallery, Minneapolis, MN/ David Travis, Art Institute of Chicago
2010
- Portfolio Show/ Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA/ Anthony Bannon, Director, George Eastman House
- Altered Landscapes/ LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA/ Carol McCusker, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
- Southern Memories: Inside Out, Curated by John A. Bennette/ Historic Event Center, Pike County, GA
- North Carolina Fellowship Exhibition/ Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro
- Photospiva/ Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO/ Deborah Klochko, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
- Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photography Exhibition/ Texas Woman’s University, Denton/ Corey Keller, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2009
- Retrospective 25/ Miriam Preston Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2008
- SlowExposures/ R.F. Strickland Center, Concord, GA/ Mike Smith, Photographer; Jamie Allen, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
- Photospiva/ Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO/ Rod Slemmons, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
- Onward/ Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA/ Andrea Modica, Photographer
2007
- Contemporary North Carolina Photography from the NC Museum of Art's Collection/ Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
- Spectra/ Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT/ Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery, NYC
- 13th Juried Exhibition/ Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA/ Brian Clamp, ClampArt, NYC
- National Juried Photography Exhibition/ Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA/ JUROR'S CHOICE AWARD
- Photography Image Biennial Exhibition/ Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC/ Mark Klett, Photographer
2006
- Contemporary North Carolina Photography from the Museum’s Collection/ NC Museum of Art, Raleigh
- SlowExposures/ R.F. Strickland Center, Concord, GA/ Julian Cox, High Museum, Atlanta; Debbie Fleming Caffery, Photographer
- New (Never-Exhibited Works) Show/ Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh/ MERIT AWARD/ Carla Hanzel, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte
2005
- Remnants & Transitions: Downtown Raleigh/ Miriam Preston Block Gallery, Raleigh
- New Show/ Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh/ THIRD PLACE/ Lawrence Wheeler, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh
- A Sense of Place/ Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
- TPS 14/ Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, TX/ Ben Breard, Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, TX
- Photo National/ Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA/ Katherine Ware, Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Photography Image Biennial Exhibition/ Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC/ Maggie Taylor, Photographer
2004
- Spectra/ Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT/ Barbara Hitchcock, Polaroid Corporation Collection
- Annual Juried Photography Exhibition/ Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
- SlowExposures/ R.F. Strickland Center, Concord, GA
- The Triangle’s Best Art/ Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC/ AWARD OF DISTINCTION
2003
- A Sense of Place: Continuity & Change in the New South/ Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA/ BEST IN SHOW
- New Show/ Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh/ FIRST PLACE
- Bethesda International Photography Exhibition/ Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD/ Philip Brookman, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2002
- Best of Show: The Photo Review Competition Winners/ Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
- Photospiva/ Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO/ HONORABLE MENTION
2001
- NC Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibition/ Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
- Homegrown/ Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
- Third Triennial Merry Moor Winnett Photography Exhibition/ Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS
- SHOTS Magazine #108/ Summer 2010
- Photography Quarterly, "Photography Now"/ Center for Photography at Woodstock/ 2002/ Selected by Robert Mann, Robert Mann Gallery, NYC
- The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South/ University of Southern Mississippi/ Portfolio, with essay by Huston Paschal, Associate Curator of Modern Art, NCMA/ 1999

LECTURES
- NC Museum of Art/ "Time Served: The Evolution of a Documentary Project"/ Public Lecture/ 2009
- NC Museum of Art/ "Contemporary Fine Art Photography"/ Docent Lecture/ 2007
- Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC/ "The Photographer's Eye" Series/ Public Lecture/ 2005

TEACHING (PHOTOGRAPHY)
- NC State University Crafts Center, Raleigh/ Instructor/ 1993-2001, 2011
- Peace College, Raleigh/ Adjunct Faculty/ 1997-2009
- NC Museum of History, Raleigh/ Workshop, Documentary Photography/ 1999

This is an abbreviated listing. A complete résumé is available [pdf]

with Harry Callahan (1992) with Harry Callahan (1992)