|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
Primarily self-taught, I 've spent thirty-five years exploring self-expression through photography. I originally worked in a black and white darkroom environment. With the advent of advanced digital techniques, I switched to digital methods around 1998. That marked the beginning of an intensive period of discovery and advancement of my art that still continues today.
I grew up in Kansas, finished my degree in Sociology at Wichita State University and moved to Arizona for graduate school. Later, I took a job with the Indian Health Service in Anchorage Alaska, where I met my wife Connie. We married in Montana while building our first home and going to graduate school at Montana State University. I completed my PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989. We then moved to Idaho Falls, ID where I worked at the Idaho National Laboratory as a statistician when not following my photographic interests. In 2007, I retired from statistics work, moved back to our Bozeman home and now pursue photography full-time. "
Awards and Published Work
2011 Lenswork, Issue 93, March/April
2010 Color Magazine, Issue 6, Photographer Spotlight article.
2009 B&W Magazine, Issue 72, Single Image Contest Awards Issue
2009 Lenswork, Issue 82, May/June
2009 World Photograhy Awards Master's Cup Competition nominee
2008 PX3 Pri de la Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention
2008 PX3 Pri de la Photographie Paris, 2nd Place, Public Choice Awards, nude subcategory
2008 Opportunity Grant, Montana Arts Council
2008 Black and White Spider Awards nominee
2008 Artist-Wilderness-Connection artist residency (Hockaday Museum of Art, Bob Marshall Foundation, Swan Ecosystem Center and Flathead National Forest joint sponsors)
2008 Life Images, summer issue
2008 Lenswork, Issue 75, March/April
2008 Lenswork Extended, Issue 75, March/April
2007 B&W Magazine, Issue 54, October, Photographer Spotlight article
2007 Shots Magazine, Issue 96 ( Summer)
2007 Black and White Spider Awards nominee
2006 B&W Magazine, Single Image Contest Awards Issue
2006 B&W Magazine, Portfolio Contest Awards Special Issue
2006 Best of Photography Annual, Serbin Communications
2006 Words and Pictures Magazine, Issue No. 4
2005 B&W Magazine, Single Image Contest Awards Issue
2005 Best of Photography Annual, Serbin Communications
2004 Popular Photography and Imaging, November Issue
2004 Shutterbug Magazine, June Issue
2004 Shutterbug Magazine, January Issue
2011 Dark on Light, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (joint exhibition with Paul Rider)
2009 Forest Inspirations, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispel, MT (featured exhibitor)
2009 Elevations, Exploring the Art and Architecture of Grain Elevators, The Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX (solo exhibition)
2009 Ghosts and Empties, The Daily
Northside, Bozeman, MT (solo exhibition)
2009 Elevations, Grain Elevator Photographs by Larry G. Blackwood, The Wichita Art Museum, WIchita, KS (solo exhibition)
2009 Ghosts and Empties, The Exit Gallery, Montana State University (solo exhibition)
2008 Winter Grace, Jens Gallery and Design, Billings, MT (joint exhibition with Gerald Kindsfather)
2007 The River Remembers, Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID (joint exhibition with Roy Reynolds)
2004 Stolen Moments, Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls Arts Council, Idaho Falls, ID (solo exhibition)
2003 Signs of the Times, Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID (solo exhibition)
Juried Group Exhibitions
2011 Fine Print Auction, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA.
2011 2011 Juried Exhibtion, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
2011 Art and Soul, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT.
2011 Art Auction 43–On the Wing, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT.
2010 Rocky Mountain Invitational Exhibition, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY.
2010 Fine Print Auction, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA
2010 Art Auction 42–Hollywood Extravaganza, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT.
2009 Center for Photographic Art 2009 Juried Exhibition, Carmel, CA (juror: Al Weber)
2009 Rocky Mountain Invitational Exhibition, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY.
2009 Montana Triennial, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT (juror: Beth Sellars, curator Suyama Space, Seattle, WA)
2009 Magnitude Seven, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
2008 Sweet Pea Juried Art Show, Bozeman, MT.
2008 Fine Print Auction, Viewpoint Photographic Art, Center Sacramento, CA
2008 Toledo Friends of Photography National Juried Photography Exhibition, University of Toledo Center for Visual Arts, Toledo, OH (juror: Todd Hido)
2008 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO (juror: Andrew Darlow)
2007 Members Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO (juror: Steve Simmons, editor and publisher, View Camera Magazine)
2007 Bravisimo!, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2007 Natural Selection, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA (benefit in support of the Blue Earth Alliance)
2007 Full Circle, Eagle Rock Art Museum, Idaho Falls, ID
2006 Fine Print Auction, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA
2006 Eagle Rock Art Guild Spring Show, Eagle Rock Art Museum, Idaho Falls, ID
2005 Barn Again!, Eagle Rock Art Museum, Idaho Falls, ID
2005 Member Art Show, Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls Arts Council, Idaho Falls, ID
Representation and Collections
Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT
Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA
Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID
Bank of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID
Bannack State Park, Dillon, MT
Montana Photographic Arts, Red Lodge, MT
The Link Gallery, Cheyenne, WY
Jens Gallery and Design, Billings, WY
|Biography from Missoula Art Museum:|
|Larry Blackwood is a self-taught photographer born and raised in Kansas. He earned a PhD in bio-statistics from the University of Alabama and worked in the field for 30 years while pursuing photography part-time. |
Blackwood’s solo exhibitions include the Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX and the Wichita Art Museum, KS and his work appears in B&W, LensWork, and Popular Photography among other publications.
Blackwood pursues his photography career from Bozeman.
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