About Kevin

Kevin O Mooney received his MFA in Photography from Indiana University in 2008. Prior to pursuing his MFA, Kevin taught at Columbia College Chicago. Subsequently, he has taught at DePauw University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech.

Mooney’s most recent work explores the relationship between time and identity within the construct of stop-motion video. Earlier bodies of work focused on the abstract definition of self-identity and friends. He is also exploring a new reawakened interest in creating contemporary black & white street photography, capturing images via both his camera and his smartphone. This work also speaks to Mooney’s fascination with people going about their lives, seemingly unware of the passage of time, absorbed in their everyday lives.

Mooney’s photographs and videos have been shown in group and solo exhibitions on a national and international level, within noteworthy venues such as the Seoul Lunar Photo Festival held at the National Palace Museum of Korea in Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.

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Educational Background:

MFA, Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
BS, Cinema & Photography, Southern Illinois University, Illinois

Solo Exhibitions:

2015
365247 • 2012 Grunwald Gallery of Art Bloomington, Indiana

Online Exhibitions:

2013
Someone I Know www.someoneiknow.net

2009
50 States Project www.50statesproject.net

Group Exhibitions:

2015
Overseas Study Grunwald Gallery Bloomington, Indiana

2014
“9th Annual Juried Art Show” The Kinsey Institute Bloomington, Indiana

2013
“8th Annual Juried Art Show” The Kinsey Institute Bloomington, Indiana

2012
Faculty Exhibition DePauw University Peeler Art Center Greencastle, Indiana

2011
Faculty Show Ivy Tech Columbus, Indiana
“Itamu” Japan Institute of Photography & Film Osaka, Japan
“6th Annual Juried Art Show” The Kinsey Institute Bloomington, Indiana
“Black and White” Center for Fine Art Photography Fort Collins, Colorado
IU MFA Show Perspective Gallery Evanston, Illinois

2010
“The Shape of Us” Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana
“Juried Art Show” The Kinsey Institute Bloomington, Indiana
The Triennial 2010 Indiana University Art Museum Bloomington, Indiana

2009
“The Shape of Us” The Kinsey Institute Bloomington, Indiana

2008
metamorphoses SoFA Gallery Bloomington, Indiana
“Juried Art Show” The Kinsey Institute Bloomington, Indiana

2007
Big Ten Conference The Big Ten Conference Park Ridge, Illinois
“Cultural Exchange” Art Hospital Bloomington, Indiana
“Cultural Exchange” Japan Institute of Photography & Film Osaka, Japan
“Pushed” Art Hospital Bloomington, Indiana
“MFA Area Group Show” SoFA Gallery Bloomington, Indiana

2006
Dart Digital Art SoFA Gallery Bloomington, Indiana
“MFA Area Group Show” SoFA Gallery Bloomington, Indiana

2000
“Chicago in the Year 2000” Gallery 312 Chicago, Illinois

1995
“Alumni Show” SIU Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

1992
“A Depth of Field” Rockford College Art Gallery Rockford, Illinois
“Sacred Space” Elmhurst Historical Museum Elmhurst, Illinois
“A Depth of Field” Illinois Bell headquarters Chicago, Illinois

1991
“Sacred Space” Freeport Art Museum Freeport, Illinois
“Sacred Space” St. Xavier College Gallery Chicago, Illinois

1990
“Sacred Space” Skokie Public Gallery Skokie, Illinois
“Sacred Space” Triton College River Grove, Illinois
“Sacred Space” Chicago Architecture Foundation Chicago, Illinois

1989
“A Depth of Field” Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Illinois

1988
“Presence in Time: Portraits by Four Illinois Photographers” Illinois State Museum Springfield, Illinois

1983
Silver Vision 83’ The Silver Vision Gallery Tulsa, Oklahoma
“Unrestricted Color” Ithaca College Ithaca, New York

1982
“Seeing Double Vision” Visual Studies Workshop Rochester, New York
“Young Chicago Photographers” Evanston Arts Center Evanston, Illinois
Illinois Photographers 82 Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Illinois
Illinois Photographers 82 Illinois State Museum Springfield, Illinois
Silver Vision The Silver Vision Gallery Tulsa, Oklahoma
“PhotoSpiva” Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin, Missouri
New Photographics 82 Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington

1981
Magic Silver Show Murray State University Murray, Kentucky
New Photographics 81 Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washingto

Invited Presentations:

2014
[re] connect
Postmodern Documentary Photography
Symposium, Purdue University
2005 – Present
Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Professional Practices
Graduate and undergraduate workshop on photographing your artwork and digital photography management
2006
Passion and Profession 10th Anniversary
Presenter at 2-day intensive hands-on workshop sponsored by American Society of Media Photographers held in Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Teaching Experience:

2015
Assistant Director, Indiana University Photography in Japan Program
Six-week graduate and undergraduate intensive oversea study photography program in
Kyoto, Japan
2014 -2015
Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Photography Department
Teaching Fundamentals of Photography, Intermediate Photography, Chemical/Darkroom Photography and BFA Seminar
2009 – 2014
Adjunct-Professor, Indiana University, Photography Department
Teaching Graduate Lighting Seminar, Color Photography, Intermediate Photography, Fundamentals of Photography and Photography for Non-Majors
2012 – 2013
Part-time Assistant Professor, DePauw University, Department of Art and Art History
Intro to Photography, Advanced Photography
2011
Assistant Director, Indiana University Osaka Summer Photography Program
Five-week graduate and undergraduate intensive oversea study photography program in Osaka, Japan
2010 – 2011
Graduate Student Coordinator, Indiana University, Photography Department
Oversee graduate students teaching digital fundamentals class
2010 – 2012
Adjunct-Professor, Ivy Tech Columbus, Visual Communications Department
Teaching Studio Lighting, Intermediate Photography, Basic Photography
2009
Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Photography Department
Teaching Intermediate Photography, Color Photography and BFA Seminar
2008
Adjunct-Professor, Columbia College Chicago, Photography Department
Teaching View Camera and Studio One
2005 – 2008
Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Department of Photography
Teaching Photography for Non-Majors, Fundamentals of Photography and Intermediate Photography to photography students.
2007
Associate Instructor, Indiana University Osaka Summer Photography Program
Five-week graduate and undergraduate intensive oversea study photography program in Osaka, Japan
2006
Associate Instructor, Indiana University Paris Photo Program
Six-week intensive oversea study photography program in Paris, France
2002 – 2005
Adjunct-Professor, Columbia College Chicago, Photography Department
Teaching core classes including Studio One, and Photojournalism One, as well as designing and teaching seminar course titled Advanced Topics: Stock Photography. Served as Internship Coordinator securing internships for upper level students in photojournalism, advertising, corporate, editorial, food, product and stock disciplines in the Chicago area.

Guest Lectures:
1999: Stock Photography
Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
1997: Commercial Photography
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
1996: The Business of Photography
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Contributions in Research and Creative Activity

Books:

1997
Exposure 20 Years of Photographing the World Outside Magazine • Westcliffe Publishers, Englewood, CO
Chicago Heart and Soul of America Towery Publishing, Inc.

1994
A Portrait of the Archdiocese of Chicago Archdiocese of Chicago

1993
Photographing in the Studio McGraw-Hill, New York, NY
Chicago: Second to None (Urban Tapestry) Towery Publishing, Inc

Permanent Collections:
The Center for Fine Art Photography Fort Collins, Colorado
Kinsey Institute Bloomington, Indiana
Illinois State Museum Springfield, Illinois
Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington
Eastman Kodak Company Rochester, New York

Awards & Fellowships
2009 3rd Annual Photography Master Cup www.thecolorawards.com
Nominee in Abstract • Impelled Tsunami
2008 Grant-in-Aid Award Indiana University • The University Graduate School Bloomington, Indiana
1999 Alumni of the Year Department of Cinema & Photography
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois
1987 Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship
1976 Kodak Scholastic Honorable Mention Eastman Kodak Company

Business
Kevin O. Mooney Photography 1988-present
Editorial and corporate photography including on-location portraits, photo stories and essays, exterior/ interior architecture, as well the creation and worldwide marketing of stock photography.

Selected Published Images
AARP
Chicago Magazine
Forbes Magazine
Indiana University Alumni Magazine
Life Magazine
National Geographic Magazine
Outside Magazine
Parenting Magazine
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Travel & Leisure Magazine
USA Weekend

Professional Involvement:

Individual Artist Grant Panelist, Indiana Arts Commission
April 2010
April 2009
SPE Society for Photographic Education
2009-Present
College Art Association
2009-Present
American Society of Picture Professionals
2005
Midwest Chapter Board Member
Passion and Profession
1997-2004
Facilities Coordinator and Attendee
American Society Media Photographers:
1995-1997
Chicago Chapter Vice President
1991-1994
Chicago Chapter Board Member

Links to Fellow Artists:

Aaron Hegert

http://aaronhegert.com/
Bill Bass

http://billbass.net/
Caleb Weintraub

http://calebweintraub.com/
Christopher Schneberger

http://christopherschneberger.com/
Daniel Smith

http://www.danielalexandersmith.com/#0
Everything is Collective

http://www.everythingiscollective.com/
Jason Lukas

http://jlukasphotography.tumblr.com/
Jeffery Wolin

http://www.jeffreywolin.com/
Jordan Tate

http://www.jordantate.com/
Martha Macleish

http://marthamacleish.com/
Matt Siber

http://siberart.com/
Melody Eötvös

http://melodyeotvos.com.au/
Raphael Cornford

http://www.raphaelcornford.com/
Rebecca Drolen

http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/
Rowland Ricketts

http://www.rickettsindigo.com/
Tony Mendoza

http://www.tonymendozaphoto.com/
Zachary Norman

http://www.zacharydeannorman.com/
Rachel Lin Weaver

http://www.rlinweaver.com/
Garrett Hansen

http://garrettohansen.com/
Sara Lowthian

http://www.saralowthian.com/