Paul R. Schranz
3318 Sarah Circle
Twin Lake, Michigan 49457


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


"Through the Surface," Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL, June - July 2019

"Unintended Consequences," Tall Grass Arts Assoc., Park Forest, IL, April - June 2019

Solo exhibition - Lewis University Gallery, Joliet, IL, October 2018

Solo exhibition, Doña Ana Community College, December 2017

"Expansion V" - Doña Ana Arts Council Arts & Cultural Center, Mesilla, NM, Oct 2017

"Entropy/Fusion" - Wash Park Art, Cincinnati, OH, April - July 2017

 Solo exhibition, “Entropy,” University of St. Francis Gallery, Joliet, IL, July-Aug 2016

Tularosa Basin Photographic Society Gallery, Carrizozo, NM, Nov. 2015

Solo exhibition, “Entropy,” West End Art Depot, Las Cruces, NM, August 2015

“Here and Now,” Regional Exhibition, Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM, May – July 2015

“Not the Obvious,” Argonne National Laboratory Gallery, Chicago, IL, July – Sept. 2014

“Photography: The Full Spectrum,” Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA May 2014

Solo exhibition, “West Coast Influence,” Adobe Patio Gallery, Mesilla, NM, April 2013

Solo exhibition, “Aquatic Light,” New Mexico State University Corbett Gallery Jan. 2007

Solo exhibition, “Gnostic Narratives,” Santa Fe Community College, October 2006

“Life and Liberty After 9/11,” juried national exhibit, Las Cruces Museum of Art, 2006

Solo exhibition, Main Street Gallery, Las Cruces, NM, June 2006

Angel Fire Artspace, “Origins 2005,” Honorable Mention, Angel Fire, NM, juried exhibit

Digital Art Extravaganza, Limner Gallery, Phoenicia, NY, 2005, purchase prize award

Solo exhibition, Director’s Gallery, 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


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

OTHER EMPLOYMENT (last 20 years)

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

Juror/Judge El Paso, TX Art Assoc. “International Eye of the Camera” exhibition, 2013

Facilitator, Photographers Rendezvous SW 2013 - present, 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 – 05; Museum Studio School, photography workshop instructor, 2003 - 2007


Professor Emeritus of Art, Governors State University, 2005

El Paso, TX Art Assoc. “International Eye of the Camera Exhibition” Judge 2013 & 2015 

Black & White magazine, Portfolio Merit Award, 2013

Doña Ana Community College, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty 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, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016

SICA Visual Arts Festival 2000, Keynote Speaker, 2000, South Suburban College, IL

Governors State University Faculty Excellence Award, 1989, 1997

Illinois Arts Council Grants, 1979, 1980, 1984

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