Dan McInnis is originally from upstate New York. He received his BFA in Film, Photography and the Visual Arts at Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications. He has an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Dan has taught as a professor of both photographic practice and history at Ithaca College, The American University of Dubai, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), School of Visual Arts (SVA), Wittenberg University, and The School of Art at Bowling Green State University. He is currently an Assistant Lecturer at the Jesup Scott Honors College, University of Toledo.

His work entitled "Heidi and Lily, Ohio, 2014" was selected as a finalist and shortlisted piece for the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. This same work was chosen for Third Prize in the 2015 Photo Review competition, juried by Lawrence Miller.

Contact: dmcinnis23@gmail.com

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/every-three-years-artists-compete-on-view-national-portrait-gallery-winners-180958490/

http://npg.si.edu/exhibition/outwin-2016-american-portraiture-today

https://npg.si.edu/blog/outwin-2016-finalist-daniel-james-mcinnis

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Education:

Master of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (Photography) 1995

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (Film, Photography and the Visual Arts) 1992

Teaching and Administration Experience:

Lecturer (FT)    Jesup Scott Honors College, University of Toledo, Toledo OH

            August 2018-present

Interim Chair   Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH

            June 2017-June 2018

Adjunct Instructor    First Year Programs and Honors College, School of Art, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

             August 2016–May 2017

Adjunct Instructor   Department of Fine and Performing Arts Owens Community College, Toledo, OH

             August 2016–May 2017

Associate Professor of Photography (tenured) and Director of Ann Miller GalleryWittenberg University, Springfield, OH

August 2008–June 2016

 Adjunct Instructor  Department of Photography School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

May 2005­–August 2008

Instructor  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY

January 2005–January 2006 (as Adjunct), January 2006–January 2008 (as Full–Time Substitute Line, two one-year contracts)

Adjunct Instructor  Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY

September 2003–June 2004

Assistant Professor of Photography  American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

August 2000–March 2003 (fixed three-year contract)

Assistant Professor of Photography   Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

August 1997–June 1999 (two separate one-year contracts)

Lecturer  Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

            August 1995–May 1996

Recent Honors:

  • Finalist and shortlisted for Smithsonian Institution’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. (2500 entries, 100 semi-finalists, 50 finalists, 7 shortlisted). Exhibition travelled to four other museums from 2017-2018 (see below under exhibitions)

    • National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

    • Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

    • Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

    • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

    • Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Photo Review, 2015 International Competition, Third Prize (1,830 photographs entered, 5% chosen, five top prizes), curated by Lawrence Miller of Lawrence Miller Gallery, New York, NY

Recent Solo Exhibitions:

  • “Presence”, University of Toledo, Clement Gallery, January 2016

  • Battleground”, Wittenberg University, Ann Miller Gallery, November–December 2013

  • Presence”, Otterbein University, Miller Gallery, October–December 2013

  • Presence”, University of Urbana, September–October 2012

  • Presence”, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH, February–April 2011

  • Balance”, McGraw-Hill Galleries, Columbus, Ohio, January–March 2010

  • Balance”, Wittenberg University, August–September 2008

Recent Group Exhibitions:

  • Face It: Reimagining Contemporary Portraits, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, August 31–October 6, 2016 and East Tennessee State University, Slocumb Gallery, October 8–November 22, 2016

  • The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, National Tour

    • Tacoma Art Museum, Washington February 4–May 14, 2017

    • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas June 8–September 10, 2017

    • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri October 6, 2017–January 7, 2018

    • Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC June 1–August 26, 2018

  • The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., March 2016–January 2017

  • Portraiture and Place: Rachel Herman, Daniel McInnis and Rebecca Nolan, Ernestine M. Raclin School for the Arts, Indiana University South Bend, January 4–February 6, 2016

  • The Photo Review: Best of Show, curated by Lawrence Miller, Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, October-December 2015

  • Portraiture: Expression and Gesture, (national call, juried by Karen Haas, Curator of The Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, February–March, 2015

  • ImageOhio 2015 (regional juried), Fort Hayes Shot Tower gallery, Columbus, Ohio, January 2015

  • Variations on Likeness: Julie Jones, Glenna Jennings, Keliy Anderson-Staley and Daniel McInnis, Dayton Visual Arts Center (national juried). Exhibition to coincide with Cincinnati’s International Fotofocus, Sept. 12–Oct. 18, 2014

  • Distinguished Alumni Exhibition (invitational, one of six photographers selected), Ithaca College, Department of Cinema and Photography, October–December 2013, Ithaca New York

  • “Longing”, Dayton Society for Painters and Sculptors, first photography invitational, summer 2013

  • One Life International Photo Competition, sponsored by Photo District News (online), Fall 2012

  • Carnegie Regional Photography (regional juried) in conjunction with Fotofocus, The Carnegie, Covington, KY, September-October 2012

  • ArtEd (regional juried), Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, Ohio, August-September 2012

  • Distance: Contemporary Photography (national juried), Tejas Gallery, Dayton Ohio, August 2012

  • No Borders (regional juried), Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH July, 2012

  • PhotoPlace Open (national juried), Middlebury, VT June 2012

  • Members Show (regional), Springfield Museum of Art, March 2012

  • ImageOhio 2011 (regional juried), Fort Hayes Shot Tower gallery, Columbus, Ohio, January 2011

  • Small Works (regional juried), Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, December 2008

Recent Publications:

  • Photo Review, February 2016

  • Square Space Magazine, Featured Photographer, May 2015

  • Saint Lucy (online consortium, by invitation), September 2013

  • Dodho Magazine, Featured Photographer, (by invitation), August 2013

  • Battleground, (self-published monograph) Apple Books, 2013

  • Photo Review, January 2013

  • One Life International Photo Competition (finalist catalog), Photo District News, December 2012

  • PhotoPlace Open 2012, Blurb Books

  • Silvershotz, International Journal of Fine Art Photography, 2010 Folio (Featured Photographer), December 2010 Issue

 

Recent Lectures/Panels/Articles/Interviews:

Susan Sontag and the New Sensibility, Science vs. Art” (Analysis of her lecture at Antioch College in 1965), “Rediscovered Radio” series on NPR/WYSO, (October 1, 2016)

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition as an Antidote for Opposition to Multiculturalism

                        Presented at National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, August 14, 2016

Teaching Digital Photographic Media: Challenges and Solutions” (panel leader/coordinator) Presented at Midwest Society for Photographic Education conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2012

Victimhood Perceived: The Use of Photography as Agit‐Prop During the Second Intifada” (lecture/paper) Presented at Midwest Society for Photographic Education, University of Western Michigan, October 1, 2010

Dubai: A View from the Middle East” (lecture) Presented at Wittenberg University for the Springfield, Ohio Global Peace Initiative’s Speaker Series, March 2010

 

Courses Taught:

Photography and Design:                                     

    • Introduction to Photography (analog and digital)

    • Advanced Photography (analog and digital)

    • Color Photography (C-41 and digital)

    • Introduction to Digital Media (Adobe Creative Cloud)

    • Studio Photography

    • Photojournalism

    • Fashion Photography

    • History of Photography

    • Introduction to Graphic Design

    • 2-D/Art Methodologies and Practice

Film:

    • Introduction to Film Production

    • History of Cinema

    • Documentary Film (survey)

Other:

    • Ideas and Society (First-year honors seminar)

    • Questioning Visual Media in the 21st Century (freshman seminar)

    • Senior Thesis

    • Writing for Business, Management and Public Relations

    • English Composition (201-level)