David Horan

David Horan

Instructor

Phone
901.678.2925
Email
dhoran@memphis.edu
Fax
901.678.2735
Office
116A Meeman Journalism Building
Office Hours
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BIOGRAPHY

David Horan is a member of the photography faculty at The University of Memphis Department of Art, where he teaches both traditional and digital photography courses, as well as the history of photography and art history survey courses for the past 30 years. He also teaches a Study Abroad course in digital photography techniques through the U of M Study Abroad program at The Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy and in Machida, Japan. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe and Asia in such galleries as The Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid; The National Gallery of the Czech Republic, Prague, The Vardo Foundation, Stockholm; Fujin Kaikan, Hiroshima, Japan; The FAI_R Gallerie in Florence, Italy, The Warehouse Gallery in New Paltz, New York; and The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

EDUCATION

  • The University of Memphis, University College, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Combined degree in Fine Art Photography and Sociology, University Dean's List, National Dean's List, Who's Who in American Universities, University College Academic Achievement Award, Faculty Council Award, Alumni Award. Twenty hours of study towards M.F.A at The University of Memphis
  • PDN Workshops, New York, NY (1989). Concentrations in Photographic Lighting, Fine Printing, Light Analysis, and History of Photography.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor, The University of Memphis, Department of Art. Responsibilities include teaching classes in all photographic media, undergraduate academic advising, planning and program development, management and administration, student recruiting, research, employee training and supervision, departmental hazardous materials/waste coordinator, departmental and community service, and community relations, and chair of the department gallery committee., 1986-Present
  • Freelance photographer, specializing in portraiture, architectural, promotional and product imaging. Clients include Backyard Burgers, WoodWare Systems, Harley Davidson (Moravia), SSI Management, Rutland Simmons Group, Sunsports Atheletic Wear, Earth Technologies Corporation, The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archeology, Warren Johnson and Associates, Sposto Productions, First Tennessee Bank, and The University of California Berkeley., 1989-Present
  • Volunteer photography instructor, Creative and Performing Arts Program, Overton High School, Memphis, TN. Responsibilities include teaching photography, course and program development, academic advising, college recruitment and counseling, text book review, and exhibition coordination. This work is part of the University of Memphis Adopt-a-School program., 1992-PresentAdjunct faculty, Memphis College of Art. Teaching classes in the History of Photography and Photography As Social Document., 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000
  • Tour Manager for regional, national, and international entertainers., 1975-1984

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Society for Photographic Education. Promoting the teaching of photography as a Fine Art, its history and philosophies., 1991-Present

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Memphis Arts Council Emerging Artist Award, 1998
  • University of Memphis International Studies Grant for photographic project in Japan., 1994
  • Kodak Professional Imaging Matching Grant for applied photographic research., 1992-1995
  • Sasakawa Fellowship for social and photographic research in Japan, Hong Kong, The Peoples Republic of China, and South Korea, 1986

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 241 Space, Ostrava, CZ - Who's Holy Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek, 2014
  • Galerie Tutch, Brno, CZ – Retrospect Collaborative Installation with Petr Lysacek
    Brookes Galerie, Prague, CZ – Who's Holy Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek, 2013
  • Americke Centrum, Prague, CZ – "2x8x16." Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek
    Energy Gallery, Memphis, TN – Sacred Places, 2010
  • Memphis Theological Seminary, Memphis, TN – Sacred Places, 2009
  • Jones Gallery, Memphis, TN – Earth: Abstracts From Life (two-man show with Bill Morningstar), 2008
  • City Museum, Ostrava, Czech Republic – Collaborations with Petr Lysacek, 1994-2004
  • Vardo Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden – Self and Identity, 2004
  • PS Galerie, Oslo, Norway – Baslance of Memory, 2004
  • Caesar Galerie, Olomouc, Czech Republic – Mozart's Wigs/Heavy Metal Fan – Collaborative project with Petr Lysacek, 2001
  • Opva City Galerie, Roznov, Czech Republic – Balance of Memory, 2000
  • Memphis Arts Council - Sacred Places, Japan, 1999
  • Galerie 761, Ostrava, Czech Republic - Balance Of Memory, 1998
  • Memphis Arts Council, Memphis, TN - Sacred Places, 1998
  • The Art Museum of The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN - A Mouth Full of Words - Collaborative project with Lesley Dill., 1997
  • Dum umeni Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic - Zlinsky Salon - Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek, 1996
  • Galerie Manes, Prague, Czech Republic - Universal Information - Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek., 1995
  • Galerie Tutch, Brno, Czech Rep. - Elvis Part I - Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek, 1995
  • Galerie Novo Sin, Ostrava, Czech Rep. - Elvis Part II - Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek., 1995
  • Solkolska Hall 26, Osrtava, Czech Rep. - Universal Information - Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek., 1995
  • Galerie CKV, Ostrava, Czech Republic - Installations - Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek, 1995
  • Kultur der Stadt, Koln, Cologne, Germany - Maikafer Flieg - Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek, 1995
  • Galerie Manes, Prague, Czech Republic - Test Run - Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek, 1995
  • The Art Museum of The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN - Czech Out Memphis - Collaborative installations with Petr Lysacek., 1994
  • Gallerie MXM, Prague, Czech Rep. - Czech Out Memphis., 1994
  • Cultural Center of the United States Embassy, Prague, Czech Rep. - Czech Out Memphis., 1994
  • Crawford Gallery, Houston, TX - Autotransformations - Polaroid emulsion manipulations., 1990

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Gallery 251, Memphis, TN – Winter Invitational, 2014
  • Galerie Coridorrio Fiorentino, Florence, IT – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink, 2014
  • Galerie Coridorrio Fiorentino, Florence, IT – Invisible City, 2012
  • The Art Museum of The University of Memphis – The Paul Revere Williams Project, 2010
  • Jones Gallery, Memphis, TN, SPE Regional Exhibition, 2008
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN – The Mediated Landscape, 2008
  • Artexchange Gallery, Seattle, WA – Exchange Group Exhibition, 2007
  • Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA – Far From Home, 2007
  • Jones Gallery, Memphis, TN – Our Bodies, Ourselves, 2007
  • PS Gallerie Stockholm, Sweden - Further Passage, 2005
  • Galerie Maank, Pultansk, Poland – Identity 04, 2004
  • Galleri Enkehuset, Stockholm, Sweden – Wunderland – Collaborative installation with Petr Lysacek, 2003
  • Frombork, Poland – Trees of Light, 2003
  • Pultusk, Poland – Trees of Light, 2003
  • Gallery 203, Memphis, TN – U of M Faculty Exhibition, 2002
  • Art Museum at U of M – 20 at 20 (20 artists from the last 20 years), 2002
  • Galerie Puda, Ostrava Czech Republic, 24k Gold, 2000
  • Manes Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic - OSTRAVA , 1998
  • Memphis College of Art, Memphis TN - Art's Council Art Day Exhibition, 1998
  • Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN - Dish It Out II, 1998
  • The Edge of Memphis Gallery, Memphis, TN - Focus Your Attention, 1998
  • The Art Museum at the University of Memphis - Comfort Zones: Domestic Galaxies with Todd Slaughter, 1998
  • National Gallery of the Czech Republic, Prague - Modern Art: 1900-1996, 1996
  • Delta Axis Gallery, Memphis, TN - In Search of Elvis., 1995
  • Askew, Nixon, Furguson Gallery, Memphis, TN - Regional Invitational., 1995
  • Chuden Denka Hall/Fujin Kyoiku Kaikan, Hiroshima, Japan - Out of the Mud Blooms the Lotus: Art Out of Extremity., 1995
  • The Art Museum of The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN - What Have We Here?, 1995
  • Museo Nacionale Centro de Arte Reina Sophia, Madrid , Spain - Cocido Y Crudo., 1994
  • Orpheum Theater, Memphis, TN - Orpheum Annual Invitational, 1994
  • Art Studio Gallery, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY - Views From the Toxic Tour., 1993
  • University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN - Views From the Toxic Tour II., 1993
  • Eads Gallery, Eads, TN - Focus II: Photographers From MSU, 1993
  • Orpheum Theater, Memphis, TN - Orpheum Annual Invitational., 1993
  • University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN - In Focus: Photographers at Memphis State., 1992
  • Browning Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - Faculty Show: SPE Regional., 1992
  • Exposition Centre, Maricaibo, Venezuela - Festival de las Artes., 1990
  • CNC Gallery, Bryan, TX - New Work., 1989
  • FILM
  • Normal to Oily – Digital film collaboration with Michael Schmidt, 2002

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

  • The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art – The Mediated Landscape, 2008
  • The Edge of Memphis Gallery, Memphis, TN - Focus Your Attention, 1998
  • Chuden Denka Hall/Fujin Kyuiko Kaikan, Hiroshima, Japan - Out of the Mud Blooms the Lotus: Art Out of Extremity., 1995
  • University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN - View From the Toxic Tour II., 1993
  • Eads Gallery, Eads, TN - Focus II: Photographers From MSU, 1993
  • University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN - In Focus: Photographers at Memphis State., 1992
  • University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN - Views From the Toxic Tour., 1991
  • CNC Gallery, Bryan, TX - New Work Annual, 1990

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • William Christianberry gallery talk – The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 2010
  • A Brief history of Photography – The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 2010
  • International Artistic Collaborations – The Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, CZ, 2010
  • The Mediated landscape – The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 2008
  • Peace in the Self and Relationships - Fujin Kyuiko Kaikan, Hiroshima, Japan. Collaborative presentation with Christina Horan., 1995
  • Photographing the Small Town: From Walker Evans to the New Modernism - Dyersburg State Community College, Dyersburg, TN., 1995
  • Towards a New Landscape Ethic - ReViewing Paradise Workshop, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN. Collaborative presentation with Dr. J. Rex Enoch., 1994
  • The River in Photography - Dyersburg State Community College, Dyersburg, TN, 1994
  • George Herbert Mead, Reflexivity and Self-Portraiture - West Tennessee Sociological Society Conference, Lambuth University, Jackson, TN., 1992
  • The Feminist Response to Gender Identification in Art - Memphis State University, Memphis, TN., 1991
  • Photography lectures at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (REVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND IMAGES)

  • NUMBER: 27 - Horan and Lysacek Czech Out Madrid, 1995
  • International Quarterly: Summer 1995 - Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Fifty Years After., 1995
  • Landek Art Magazine (Czech Republic) - FotoPerformance., 1995
  • NUMBER:25 - Czech Out Memphis., 1995
  • ArtNews - Summer 1995, Cocido Y Crudo, 1995
  • The Commercial Appeal, April 24 - Horan and Lysacek at the University Gallery., 1994
  • Acient Egypt: An Educator's Guide - Memphis State University., 1991

COMMITTEES AND SERVICE

  • Director, Jones Hall Gallery, 2005-2009
  • Hazardous Waste Coordinator, The University of Memphis Department of Art., 1991-Present
  • Provost's Committee on Hazardous Waste and Environmental Issues, The University of Memphis, 1994-Present
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Hazardous Waste, The University of Memphis., 1993
  • Faculty advisor for The University of Memphis Photographic Society., 1989-Present
  • Faculty advisor for The University of Memphis Arts, Research and Travel Society., 1995- Present
  • Photography coordinator for United Way of Greater Memphis Day of Caring., 1995
  • Art Department Student Enrichment Committee, 1995- 1999
  • The University of Memphis Environmental Health and Safety Task Force, 1998
  • University of Memphis Art Department Enrichment Committee, 1997-1998
  • Memphis City Schools Honors Curriculum Committee, 1998
  • The University of Memphis Safety committee, 1999-2000
  • University Of Memphis Staff Senate (chair of Issues Review Committee), 2002-2004