EDUCATION

1999     San Francisco State University:  MFA Photography

1989     University of California at Berkeley:  BA Humanities

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

Poetics of Light, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, U.K.

2015

Today / Sotheby's, San Carlos, CA

Digital Silver Imaging at the F295 Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA

2014        

Nest, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA

Womens Voices—International Photography Exhibition 2014, Fu Jen Art Gallery, New Taipei City, Taiwan (catalog)

Poetics of Light, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM (catalog)

Photo l.a. 2014, Louis Klaitman Vintage and Contemporary Photographs, Los Angeles, CA

2013         

Small Works/Holiday Exhibition, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

DC Fine Art Photography Fair, Louis Klaitman Vintage and Contemporary Photographs, Washington DC

Alyson Belcher and William Stanisich: A Two-Person Show, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA

Summer Showings: Five Gallery Artists, Robert Tat Gallery, San Francisco

Photo l.a. 2013, Louis Klaitman Vintage and Contemporary Photographs, Santa Monica, CA

2012   

The Human Form, Robert Tat Gallery, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction, San Francisco, CA

2011   

Gallery Selections, Galerie BMG, Woodstock, NY

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction, San Francisco, CA

 Hope, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010         

Self, Galerie BMG, Woodstock, NY

Roll Call, San Francisco Camerawork, CA (catalog)

2009         

Home for the Holidays, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Ersatz, San Francisco Camerawork, CA (catalog)

Still (in) Motion, Frisbie St., Oakland, CA

2008              

Elements, John Jellico Gallery, Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO

A Summer Salon, Robert Tat Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Spectrum 6, Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction, San Francisco, CA

2007              

Alyson Belcher: Body of Light, Pinhole Self-Portraits, Robert Tat Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sun Pictures to Megapixels: Archaic Processes to Alternative Realities, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY, Joel Simpson, curator

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction

2006         

Theater of the Self, Taiwan International Visual Arts Center, Taipei 

The Art of Photography Show, The Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, CA Arthur Ollman, juror (catalog)

Person, Place or Thing, Robert Tomlinson Studio, Oakland, CA

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction

2005         

Photography Faculty Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction

New Inventory, Freddie Fong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004         

Photography Faculty Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Pinhole Show, Photography Center, San Francisco, CA

Classical Visions / Personal Obsessions, Freddie Fong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction

2003         

Transcending Reality:  From Pinhole to Digital, Freddie Fong Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

New Inventory, Freddie Fong Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2002         

Alyson Belcher: New Work, Freddie Fong Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

Self, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction

Photography Faculty Show, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA

Bloodshow, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001         

Why Pinhole?  Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

Movement Within Dance, San Francisco State University                                       

Castro Photo, San Francisco, CA      

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction

2000         

Shadows and Dreams, Rosenthal Art Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC   

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction

1999         

MFA Thesis Exhibition, SFSU Art Department Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Active Edge, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

Y2K Artist Calendar Exhibition, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

1998         

Face, SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalog)

Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA

 Castro Photo, San Francisco, CA

1997         

Stillwell Show, SFSU Art Department Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Castro Photo, San Francisco, CA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

Adam Finkelston, ed. The Hand Magazine, Issue #15, January 2017

2016

Sakshi Parikh. "13 Iconic Photographers on the Self Portrait." Better Photography Magazine, March 2016

Mauricio Sapata, ed. Blur Magazine, Issue 51, October 2016

2015

Eyemazing Susan. Annual Pictorial, Vol. II. Amsterdam: Eyemazing Editions, 2015

2014        

Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer. Poetics of Light: Contemporary Pinhole Photography. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2014

YiYi Wan. Womens Voices—International Photography Exhibition 2014. New Taipei City: Fu Jen Art Gallery, 2014

2013        

Eric Kievit. "The Stunning Photography of Alyson Belcher," Pixxler Visual Art, November 30, 2013

2010        

Paul Smart. “Self,” Woodstock Times, December 9, 2010

2009       

Robert Hirsch. Photographic Possibilities:  The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes, Third Edition.  Burlington:  Focal Press, 2009.

Alyson Belcher. "Pinhole-Self Portraits", Camera Obscura, http://cameraobscura.busdraghi.net/2009/tecniche-antiche-alternative/stenopeo/alyson-belcher/

2008        

Angela Farris Belt. The Elements of Photography:  Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images.  Burlington: Focal Press, 2008.

2007        

Jean Michel Galley. Le Sténopé de la Photographie sans Objectif. Paris: Actes Sud, 2007

2006        

David Best. “Spotlight: Alyson Belcher,” Black & White Magazine, Issue 41, February 2006

Webesteem Art & Design Magazine (online), number 14: 4/2005

“Worth a Look,” Palo Alto Weekly, March 24, 2006

The Art of Photography Show, Exhibition Catalog, San Diego, CA

2005         

Steve Anchell. “State of the Arts: Black and White Photography San Francisco Style,” Focus Magazine, Issue 2, Volume 1, August 2005

Michael Leaverton. “Body Movin’, A Pinhole Progressive,” SF Weekly, Vol. 24, no. 27, August 3, 2005

2003         

Zyzzyva, Vol. 19, no. 1, Spring 2003

2001         

Pinhole Journal: Contemporary Images 9, Vol. 17, no. 2

1998         

Face, Exhibition Catalog, SOMARTS Gallery

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-present        

The Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Full Time Faculty/Curriculum Coordinator, Online School of Photography 

2011-13        

The Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Associate Director, School of Photography

2000-10        

The Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Faculty and Curriculum Coordinator, BFA Photography: Fundamentals of Photography, Alternative Photographic Processes, History of Photography, Black and White Fine Printing, Fine Art Project, Contemporary Fine Art Practices, Fine Art Portraiture and Graduate Fine Art Seminar

2006         

Bay Area Photographers Collective, San Francisco. Instructor : Pinhole Photography Workshop

2001         

San Francisco Art Institute (Community Education). Instructor :  History of Photography

 

GUEST LECTURES

2015

Getting Lost, F295 Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA

2014         

City College of San Francisco, San Francisco. Presented my work as part of the Photographers and Their Images lecture series.

2013         

San Francisco Camerawork. Presented my work to the First Exposures Program, a photography program for under-served youth ages 11-18.

2008        

Zeum: San Francisco Children’s Museum, San Francisco. Presented my work and demonstrated pinhole photography for the Zeum Masters Internship Program.  

City College of San Francisco, San Francisco. Presented my work as part of the Photographers and Their Images lecture series.

2006       

San Francisco State University, San Francisco. Guest lecturer for the Graduate Art Seminar

2005         

Bay Area Photographers Collective, San Francisco. Guest lecturer