BIO

Antone Dolezal is a visual artist who uses photography, video, sound, text, bookmaking and the archive to create layered narratives investigating the cultural and political dynamics of American folklore and mythology. His work draws on themes related to the reframing of historical record, collective memory and cultural identity and aims to challenge our faith in the construction of reality and the evidence we implore to make sense of the world. His work has been exhibited widely and is held in notable public collections including the Museum of Modern Art Library, Museum of Contemporary Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library and the Whitney Museum of American Art - Special Collections. Antone’s photographs have been published with Conveyor Editions, Fuego Books, GEO, Mossless Magazine, National Public Radio, Oxford American and Usbek & Rica, among others. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Daylight Photo Award Juror’s Pick, MoCP Snider Purchase Prize, OVAC Visual Arts Grant, Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts Fellowship and has been shortlisted for the Anamorphosis Prize, FOAM Paul Huf Award, Gomma Grant and PH Museum Grant.

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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts - Art Photography
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Photography
College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

AWARDS, GRANTS + HONORS

2019 ChromaLuxe X Scholarship, Lucie Foundation, Shortlist (Jurors: Yasufumi Nakamori, Karen McQuaid, Simon Karlstetter)
2018 OVAC Creative Project Grant (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition)
2018 Daylight Photo Award Juror's Pick (Thea Traff, Photo Editor, The New Yorker)
2018 Snider Prize, Honorable Mention (MoCP Purchase Award, Columbia College, Chicago)
2018 PH Museum Grant, Shortlist (United Kingdom)
2018 Student Award for Innovations in Imaging (Society for Photographic Education)
2016 Gomma Grant, Shortlist (United Kingdom)
2016 Creative Opportunity Grant (Syracuse University)
2016 MACK First Book Award, Nominee (United Kingdom)
2015-2018 Visual + Performing Arts Graduate Fellowship (Syracuse University)
2015 Anamorphosis Prize, Shortlist (Jurors: Anouk Kruithof, Charlotte Cotton, John Phelan)
2014 photo-eye Magazine: Best Photobooks of the Year. (selected by Colin Pantall)
2014 Critical Mass. Finalist (United States)
2014 Foam Paul Huf Award. Nominee  (Netherlands)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Candela Books + Gallery Collection, Richmond, VA
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
Franklin Furnace - Pratt Institute, New York, NY
Hellenic Center for Photography, Athens, Greece.
International Center of Photography Library, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
New Mexico History Museum - Photographic Archives, Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library, Washington, D.C.
University of Arkansas - Special Collections, Fayetteville, AR
University of Colorado - Rare Artists Books Collection, Boulder, CO
University of Missouri - Special Collections, Kansas City, MO
Whitney Museum of American Art - Special Collections, New York, NY
Yale University - Haas Arts Library Special Collections, New Haven, CT

MONOGRAPHS, ANTHOLOGIES + PUBLICATIONS

Go Down Moses. Edited By Teju Cole. Museum of Contemporary Photography / Candor Arts. (United States, 2019)
Fisheye Photobook vol. 3. Fisheye Gallery. (France, 2019)
Back to Reality
. HANT – Magazin für Fotografie. (Germany, 2018)
Les Croyances Mystiques de l'Amérique Folk. Interview w/ Antone Dolezal. Usbek & Rica. (France, 2018)
Mercuria Vol. 1. Conveyor Editions. (United States, 2018)
A Place Both Wonderful and Strange. Fuego Books. (Spain, 2017)
A Dream, A Nightmare. Photographs by Doug DuBois + Antone Dolezal. Essay by Jürgen Schäfer. GEO Magazine. (Germany, 2016)
Spook Light Chronicles - Limited Edition Box Set. Search Party Press. (United States, 2015)
From Here On. Aint Bad Editions. (United States, 2015)
Spook Light Chronicles vol. 3 - we always lie to strangers. Search Party Press. (United States, 2014)
The United States (2003-2013). Anthology of American Photography. Mossless. (United States, 2014)
Spook Light Chronicles vol. 2 - the phosphorescent man. Search Party Press. (United States, 2014)
Spook Light Chronicles vol. 1 - the road + the light. Search Party Press. (United States, 2014)
Autophotography. Axl Contemporary. (United States, 2013)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Devil's Promenade [w/ collaborator Lara Shipley] Filter Space, Chicago, IL
2015 People of the Devil's Promenade [w/ collaborator Lara Shipley] Workspace Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2015 Devil's Promenade [w/ collaborator Lara Shipley] Artspace - Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2014 Devil's Promenade [w/ collaborator Lara Shipley] 555 Gallery, Boston, MA
2014 Devil's Promenade [w/ collaborator Lara Shipley] photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space, Santa Fe, NM
2013 Ghost Town [solo exhibition] Marion Center for the Photographic Arts, Santa Fe, NM


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Go Down Moses [curated by Teju Cole] Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Fotofestiwal 2019 - Supernatural, Fotofestiwal International Photography Festival, Lodz, Poland

2018
Labs New Artists II, Photo Vogue Festival - Base Milano, Milan, Italy
FOTOFILMIC17 [traveling exhibition] Stereosis School of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
Labs New Artists II, Fotografhuset - Ranger Station, Oslo, Norway
Locale [invitational by Christopher Schneberger] Parkland College - Giertz Gallery, Champaign, Illinois
FOTOFILMIC17 [traveling exhibition] Binome Galerie, Paris, France
Show Me States: A Survey of Missouri Photography [invitational by Matt Rahner] Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art, Marshall, MO
Labs New Artists II, Red Hook Labs, New York, NY
Hiding in Plain Site [curated by Shehab Awad] Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY
FOTOFILMIC17 [traveling exhibition] Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver B.C., Canada
Hiding in Plain Site [curated by Shehab Awad] ArtHelix, New York, NY
Uncertain Times: SPE National Conference [curated by Deborah Willis] The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Show Me States: A Survey of Missouri Photography [invitational by Matt Rahner] Columbia College - Sydney Larson Gallery, Columbia, MO
Future Isms: presented by Humble Arts Foundation [curated by Jon Feinstein] Glassbox Gallery, Seattle, WA
Of Memory, Bone & Myth [juried by Aline Smithson] University of North Dakota - Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, Grand Forks, ND
MOPLA / Lucie Foundation Photobook Exhibition: Spook Light Chronicles, Venice Arts Venice, CA

2016
INFOCUS Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks: Spook Light Chronicles, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Chasing Tales [w/ Daniel W. Coburn, Antone Dolezal, Lara Shipley & Paul Thulin] Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Trouble With Flesh [curated by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa], Light Work, Syracuse, NY
The Apperceiving Mass, Syracuse University - Random Access Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Paper Journal [invitational by Patricia Karallis], Webber Represents, London, United Kingdom

2015
Genius Loci [w/ Antone Dolezal, Lara Shipley + Paul Thulin] University of New Orleans - St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Cielo, Perro Lobo: GuatePhoto [curated by Clara de Tezanos] Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Known Unknowns [w/ Antone Dolezal, Lara Shipley & Paul Thulin] Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
UnBound4!, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
Athens Photo Festival [Photobook Show: Spook Light Chroncles] Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

2014
Filter Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition [curated by Gregory Harris] Harrington College of Art + Design, Chicago, IL
Mt. Rokko Zine + Photobook Exhibition: Spook Light Chronicles, Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe Japan

2013
Autophotography, Axel Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2011
Unbound + Unframed, photo-eye Bookstore, Santa Fe, NM
Fraction Magazine: 3 Years in the Making [invitational by David Bram] Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

LECTURES + ARTIST VISITS

2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
2018 University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
2018 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2017 Columbia College, Columbia, MO
2016 Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
2015 LATITUDE, Chicago, IL
2015 SPE National Conference, New Orleans, LA
2014 555 Gallery, Boston, MA
2014 photo-eye Books + Prints, Santa Fe, NM
2013 Midwest SPE 2013 Conference: re:search, Lincoln, NE
2013 Santa Fe University of Art + Design, Santa Fe, NM

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

VOGUE Italia. Interview w/Antone Dolezal. 2018
Humble Arts Foundation. Interview w/ Antone Dolezal. 2018
Fotoroom. Interview w/ Antone Dolezal. 2018
PHOTO-EMPHASIS. Interview w/ Antone Dolezal. 2018
Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center. Digital Exhibition: Annual Comtemporary Photography Exhibition. 2016
LensCulture. Spotlight Feature on Devils Promenade. 2015
photo-eye Blog. Review of Spook Light Chronicles. By Colin Pantall. 2015
Oxford American. Featured photographs from Devil's Promenade. 2014
Aint Bad Magazine. Online. Featured photographs from Devil's Promenade. 2014
Pasa Tiempo. Interview w/ Antone Dolezal + Lara Shipley. By Jennifer Levin. 2014
photo-eye Blog. Interview w/ Antone Dolezal + Lara Shipley. By Melanie McWhorter. 2014
National Public Radio. On the Devil's Promenade, Searching for the Spook Light. By Claire O'Neill.
Gup Magazine. Online. Featured photographs from Devil's Promenade. 2013
Dirty Laundry Magazine. Featured photographs + original story for Devil's Promenade. 2013
Lenscratch. Featured photographs from Devil's Promenade. By Aline Smithson. 2013
Feature Shoot. Devil's Promenade. By Jenna Garrett. 2013
Fototazo. Project Release: Devil's Promenade. By Tom Griggs. 2013
Paper Journal. Review of Devil's Promenade. By Darren Campion. 2013
Light Leaked. Ghost Town. Interview w/ Antone Dolezal. By Ashley Kauschinger. 2013
Underexposed. Ghost Town. Interview w/ Antone Dolezal. By Susan Burnstine. 2011
Fraction Magazine. Ghost Town. Issue. 24. 2011

INDEPENDENT WRITING

Ahorn Magazine
Album, Magazin für Fotografie
Feature Shoot
Finite Foto
Fototazo
Fraction Magazine
Paper Journal
photo-eye Magazine