About my journey...

About my journey...

 Bio

Photo by Philip Garcia.

Danea Males grew up in Kilgore, Texas and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2008. She is a fine art photographer exploring the American landscape, looking to connect with cultures and societies that define the American experience. Danea is a photography and art appreciation professor, and she also works at SE Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina. She recently moved to Clinton, South Carolina with her husband and pets. One of her recent achievements include her solo exhibition, Not My Home.

 

 

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Education

M.F.A.    2008  Studio Art/Photography     Texas A&M University-Commerce

B.A.       2003  Photography                       Texas A&M University-Commerce

A.S.       2000  Photography                       Kilgore College

 

Professional Experience

2018  Adjunct Professor, Spartanburg Community College, Art History and Art Appreciation

2017  Exhibitions and Social Media, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

2011 -  2017  Adjunct Professor, Northeast Texas Community College
Digital Photography I, Introduction to Art Appreciation, Digital Photography II, Appreciation of the Humanities: Pre-Classical through Renaissance, Appreciation of the Humanities: Modern Times (Online Only)

2016  Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University – Commerce Art Appreciation (Dual Credit)

2008 - 2010  Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce
History of Contemporary Photography, Survey of Photographic History, Critical Thinking, Visual Perception, Basic Photography I

 

Individual/Group Exhibition Record

2017  Not My Home, Cabin Floor Records, Greenville, South Carolina

2016  Not My Home, Whatley Center for Performing Arts, Northeast Texas Community College

2013  Photography Alumni Exhibition, Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Gallery, Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas

2012  SPE Members’ Exhibition and Antiquarian Avant-Garde Photography: Works by the North Texas Alternative Process Group, Visual Arts Center Gallery, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

2010  Observations of American Roadside Culture, TCC PHOTO Gallery, Longview, Texas

2010  Old Stomping Grounds and New Frontiers: A touching tale of how Pancho Villa taught me to swim. Brick and Bombs, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

 

Selected Juried Exhibition Record

2017  Landscape, Grand or Personal, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina. Juror: Eliot Dudik, Photographer.

2017  Open Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont. Juror: Karen Haas, Curator.

2016  Perspectives, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas. Juror: Scott Canterbury Campbell, Photographer.

2013  Musings: 18th Annual Photo Competition, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington. Juror: John A. Bennette, Collector and Curator.


Bibliography

The Recollective Blog: Treece, Kansas 66778
http://therecollectiveblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/treece-kansas-66778/
April 15, 2013

Escape Into Life Art Blog: Artists to Watch. 
http://www.escapeintolife.com/artist-watch/derek-rankins-danea-males/
September 9, 2011

Katherine Martinez, “Kilgore girl wins Juror’s Choice Award,” Kilgore News Herald, May 6, 2007
 

 

Professional or Academic Conferences

2012  Imagemaker, Treece, Kansas 66778. SPESC Regional Conference – Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: The Creative Risk, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

2012 Lecturer, Treece, Kansas 66778. Annual Winter Conference for Association of Texas Photography Instructors, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas

2007 – 2008  Lecturer, The World Through a Plastic Lens, The Visual Aesthetics of Holga Imagery, Annual Winter Conference for Association of Texas Photography Instructors, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, and University of Texas, Arlington, Texas

2003 – 2008  Volunteer, Summer Workshop Annual Summer Conference for Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas

 

 

Professional Organizations

2002 -     Member, Association of Texas Photography Instructors

2004 -     Member, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas

2004 -     Member, Society for Photographic Education

2017 -     Member, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina

2017 -     Member, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

Former Positions

2002 – 2005  Lab Assistant, Part-time, Photography Department, Texas A&M University-Commerce

2004 – 2005  Gallery Coordinator, The Third Floor Photo Society, The Third Floor Gallery, Texas A&M University-Commerce   

1999 – 2000  President, The Photographic Society, Kilgore College