Paul R. Schranz
7365 Vista de Sobre Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88012
575-636-3751
paul@paulschranz.com
www.paulschranz.com


EDUCATION

Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, Illinois
Master of Fine Arts, 1978

Governors State University
University Park, Illinois
Master of Arts/Media Communications, 1973

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Bachelor of Fine Arts/Photography, 1970


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS    

  • Adjunct Faculty, Doña Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM, Creative Media Technology, 2011 – May 2014
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005 – 2007
  • University Professor, 1973 – 2002, retired; Professor Emeritus, 2005, Governors State University, University Park, IL  60466
  • Art Dept. Coordinator, 1996-98 - Governors State University, University Park, IL
  • CTI (Center for Technology & Information), Founding Associate Director, University Technology Think Tank - 1995 – 2002, Governors State University
  • Adjunct Instructor, Art Department/Photography
    • Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL 1971-1977
    • South Suburban College, South Holland, IL, 1986 –1990
    • Morraine Valley Community College, Palos Heights, IL, 1994-97
  • Gallery Director, 1976 – 1990 - Governors State University, University Park IL
    • Responsible for selecting exhibitions and maintaining University art collection

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

  • Director – Preston Contemporary Art Center, 2008 - 2012
  • Director - Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops, Mesilla, NM, 2008 – 2011
  • Editor, photo technique magazine - Preston Publications, Niles, IL, 2010 - 2011
  • Contributing Editor – Photo Techniques magazine (formerly Darkroom & Creative Camera Techniques and Photographic Techniques) – 1982 – 2009 (see publications)
  • Juror/Judge El Paso, TX Art Association “International Eye of the Camera” exhibition, 2013
  • Facilitator, Photographers Rendezvous SW 2013, Capitan, NM
  • Guest Curator, “Silicon Sands” Digital Art Exhibit, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM, Nov, 2005 – Jan 2006
  • Editor, “Photo-Flash Online Newsletter,” Preston Publications, 2005
  • City of Las Cruces, NM, Museum of Art, freelance graphic design and production, 2004 – 2005; Museum Studio School, photography workshop instructor, 2003 - 2007
  • Juror – 5 State Photography Exhibition - Hays Art Center, Hays Kansas Arts Commission, 1997
  • Editor – ImageBase, Professional Imaging on Computers - Preston Publications, Niles, IL, 1992
  • Consultant –Brandess, Kalt/Aetna, Chicago, IL
    • Developed processing data for new films, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1996, 2000
  • Content Director/Interviewer – “PhotoProfiles” videotape series - Lightbourne Communications, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1982-85
    Gallery Co-Owner- An American Place Gallery, Flossmoor IL, 1983 – 85Firefighter II/Paramedic, part-time Police Officer, Peotone Fire Protection District and Village of Peotone, 1977 – 1982
    • Interviews with: Morley Baer, Oliver Gagliani, Willard Van Dyke, Ralph Steiner, Eliot Porter, Philip Trager, George Tice, Barbara Morgan and Arthur Tress
  • Firefighter II/Paramedic, part-time Police Officer, Peotone Fire Protection District and Village of Peotone, 1977 – 1982
  • Gallery Co-owner – Mission Gallery, Steger, IL, 1978 – 82
  • Staff Photographer – Instructional Communications Center - Governors State University

 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

  • “Not the Obvious,” 201 Gallery, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL July – Sept 2014
  • “Photography: the Full Spectrum,” NARVAL juried exhibition, Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA May 2014
  •  “West Coast Influence,” Adobe Patio Gallery, Mesilla, NM, solo exhibit, April 2013
  •  “Aquatic Light,” New Mexico State University Corbett Gallery, solo exhibit, January, 2007
  • “Gnostic Narratives,” Santa Fe Community College, solo exhibit, Oct. – Dec, 2006
  • “Life and Liberty After 9/11,” juried national exhibit, Las Cruces Museum of Art, 2006
  • Main Street Gallery, Las Cruces, NM, solo exhibit, June, 2006
  • Angel Fire Artspace, “Origins 2005,” Honorable Mention, Angel Fire, NM, juried exhibit
  • Digital Art Extravaganza, Limner Gallery, Phoenicia, NY, 2005, juried exhibit, purchase prize award
  • Director’s Gallery, solo exhibit, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM, 2004
  • Alice & Arthur Baer Art Competition & Exhibit, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, 2002
  • Solo Retrospective Show, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL, 2002.
  • “8th Annual University Art Exhibit,” Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN, 2002
  • “Reflections: Sept. 11, 2001 & Beyond,” Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL, 2002
  • “Double Life: Artists & Educators,” Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL, 2001
  • “The Road Show,” South Suburban College, South Holland, IL, 2000
  • National Computer Art Invitational, Eastern Washington State University, 1989 & 1991
  • Photo East, New York City, NY, 1989 (solo)
  • Photo Venture, Indianapolis, IN, 1986 and 1987 
  • Illinois Photographers Juried Exhibition ’85, Springfield and Chicago, IL, 1985 (group)
  • Illinois State Professional Artists, Springfield, IL, 1984 and 1991 (group)
  • New Photographics – 1983, Ellenburg, WA, 1983 (group)
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA, 1984, 1985, 1987 (group)
  • Gallery in the Piano Factory, Boston, MA, 1980 (group)
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1980 (group)

PUBLICATIONS (A more complete list of publications is available by request)

Articles published in Photo Techniques Magazine, Preston Publications, Niles, IL 60648 include:

  • Interview with Maggie Taylor, photo technique magazine, Jan/Feb 2011
  • Interview with Julieanne Kost, photo technique magazine, Sept/Oct 2010
  • Interview with Al Weber, Photo Techniques magazine, 2002
  •  “Perspective Control for SLR and DSLR Cameras,” Nov/Dec 2005
  • Cover Photograph, Sept/Oct 2006
  • “The 10 Most Significant Inventions of Photography’s Past 25 Years,” Sept/Oct, 2005
  • Review: nik ColorEfex Pro 2.0, March/April 2005
  • Interview with Henry Wilhelm, Jan/Feb, 2005
  • “RAW Conversions for Digital Cameras,” Nov/Dec, 2004
  • “30 Best Cameras,” (five product reviews), Sept./Oct, 2004
  •  “Calibrating the Digital Darkroom: Creating A workflow,” March/April, 2004
  • “Calibrating the Digital Darkroom: Scanners and Printers,” Jan/Feb, 2004
  • Cover Photograph and “Calibrating the Digital Darkroom,” Sept./Oct., 2003
  • Solo Portfolio, Nov/Dec 2002

Other Publications:

Photographers Formulary Newsletter, November 2012

Direct Art Magazine, SlowArt Productions, Vol. 12, 2005, digital photograph, “The Spectator”

Encyclopedia of Photography, camera section revision for Focal Press, Butterworth Publishing, Stoneham, MA, 1993

 


SELECTED WORKSHOPS  (A full list of workshops is available by request)

  • Doña Ana Photographic Workshops, advanced digital photography series at Dona Ana Community College, 2012 - present www.donaanaworkshops.com
  • Coordinator, Rendezvous Southwest 2013, planned for October 2013, Lone Tree, NM
  • “Fine Art Black & White Printing,” and “Alternate Composition: Exercises from the Bauhaus and Time/Space Studies,” “Special Topics in Advanced Digital Photography,” and others in a series of workshops for Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops, Mesilla, NM 2008- 2011.
  • Bad Dog Kids Rediscover America – “Through the Eyes of Youth,” National Endowment for the Arts Grant Project, 2010
  • Career Art Path II, Dona Ana Arts Council Grant program, 2010 & 2011
  • “Fine Art Black & White Printing,” “Alternate Composition: Exercises from the Bauhaus and Time/Space Studies,” and “The State of Photographic Art,” University of California, Santa Cruz 2005, 2006 & 2007
  • Volunteer Instructor, NM “Fresh Eyes” Project, J. Paul Taylor Center, Las Cruces, NM, 2006
  • “New Vision,” Honors High School Digital Workshop, Las Cruces Museum of Art, 2006
  • Northern NM Artists Guild, Angel Fire, NM, digital photography workshop, Aug. 2005
  • Photography Workshops, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, 2003- 2006
  • Al Weber’s Victor School of Photography, Victor, CO, visiting artist, Sept. 2004
  • Lone Pine Photo Rendezvous, CA, Oct. 2004, guest presenter
  • Digital Photo Imaging: Chicago Area Photographic School Conference, 1998, 1999, 2002
  • “Thinking Abstractly,” Lockport Historical Museum, Lockport, IL, 1995
  • “The Native American Since Columbus,” with Jerry Lewis (Potawatami Tribe), Governors State University, 1992 – 1993
  • “Architecture, Artifacts & the People,” Victor School, Victor, CO, 1982
  • Numerous Photographic Landscape workshops, traveling across the country, sponsored by Governors State University, 1973 - 2002

 


AWARDS and HONORS

  • Professor Emeritus, Governors State University, 2005
  • Black & White magazine, Portfolio Merit Award, 2013
  • Southern New Mexico Photographers Symposium, keynote speaker, 2012 & 2013
  • AMPAS Photography Exhibition juror, Albuquerque, NM 2010
  •  “Light in the Mind,” Northern Indiana Arts Council workshop, keynote speaker, 2010
  • Enchanted Lens Camera Club, Keynote Speaker, Albuquerque, NM 2009, 2010, 2014
  • SICA Visual Arts Festival 2000, Keynote Speaker, 2000, South Suburban College
  • Governors State University Faculty Excellence Award, 1989, 1997
  • Governors State Alumni Association Faculty Development Grant, 1989, 1992
  • University Research Grants, Governors State University, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991
  • Illinois Arts Council Grants, 1979, 1980, 1984

 

 

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