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My first experience taking photographs was making portraits of my classmates in the sixth grade.
I continued my self-study with photography while living in Japan for three years. After that experience,
I studied art, painting, and photography while in college, but I ultimately decided to earn degrees in English and Linguistics from George Mason University.
I teach in the Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences Division at Northern Virginia Community College. I have taught at Northern Virginia College for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching, I am working on various projects while hunkering down during the pandemic. I am making still lifes, creating sculpture from clay and metal, and continuing various grant projects centered on highlighting diversity in the community college setting.
*2021 - April 23-May 3 - The Dreamer - Group Exhibition - LoosenArt, Millepiani Galley, Rome, Italy
*2021 - Jan. 23-Feb. 27 - Virginia: Changing Topographies - Piedmont Arts Museum, Martinsville, VA
*November 2020 - The Man and The Machine - Group Exhibition - Millepiani -Rome, Italy -
*October 2020 - Loudoun Cares Art Auction in conjunction with Tryst Gallery -
*2020 - Virginia: Changing Topographies - Waddell Art Gallery - Northern Virginia Community College
*2020 - Feb. 24-March 27 - The Road: Float Magazine - Selected as Digital Slideshow Artist. James Kerney Campus Gallery. Curated by Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedlander.
See the slideshow here: https://youtu.be/Qx-wV-442Co
*2020 - International Student Portraits - The Gallery - Northern Virginia Community College
*2018 - Visual Arts Faculty Show, Northern Virginia Community College - Visual Arts Gallery
ARTDOC Photography Magazine - 2021 - Inner World - Group Exhibition -
Oranbeg Press - 2021 - Late Refusals - Group Exhibition - https://oranbegpress.com/Late-Refusals
LoosenArt Mag - 2020 - The Man and the Machine - https://www.loosenart.com/pages/event
Oranbeg Press - 2020 - Reminisce/miss - https://oranbegpress.com/Reminisce-miss
London Photo Festival - 2020 - Photo Essay - How is the pandemic affecting your life?
Six Fruits https://www.instagram.com/londonphotofestival/
F-STOP - Issue - Open Theme 2020 - https://www.fstopmagazine.com/groupexhibition.html
Fraction Magazine - Issue 127 - http://www.fractionmagazine.com/issue-127
New Landscape Photography: Fall 2019 - http://newlandscapephotography.com/2019/10/
Don't Take Pictures - School Days - https://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-school-days - Curated by Kat Kiernan
F-STOP - Issue - Still Life 2020 - https://www.fstopmagazine.com/groupexhibition.html
Don't Take Pictures - 2020 -THE VIEW FROM HERE -
https://www.donttakepictures.com/gallery-view-from-here - Curated by Kat Kiernan
The Curated Fridge: Summer 2019 - https://www.thecuratedfridge.com/Fridge-Shows-1/Summer-2019 -
Curated by Alyssa Coppelman
Float Magazine: Winter 2019 - https://www.floatmagazine.us/portfolios/john-kinney
Challengers Streets: 2016 - https://www.instagram.com/challengerstreets/
*Shots Magazine - Issue No. 150, Winter 2021, Rites of Passage
*Cimarron Review -Summer Issue 212, 2020: cover: https://cimarronreview.com/
*The Northern Virginia Review - 2020
*Tiny Seed Literary Journal - Summer, 2019
*The Nassau Review - 2018
Achieving the Dream grant: International Student Portraits:
Innovation Grant: The Memories We Bring With Us - Student Keepsakes