Scott Walden


Solo Exhibitions
After MOMO, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY, September 12 - 15, 2013
All the Clubs from Holyrood to Brigus, curated by Gordon Laurin, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL, November 5 - December 31, 2009
All the Clubs from Holyrood to Brigus, curated by Christina Parker and Gordon Laurin, The Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's, NL, August 9 - 25, 2007
New Industries and Unsettled, Anna Leonowens Gallery, curated by Peter Dykhuis, Halifax, NS, June 7-18, 2005
Memory and Entropy, The Phatory, New York, NY, January 14 - February 11, 2005
Unsettled, Christopher Pratt Gallery, Bay Roberts, NL, Summer 2004
Unsettled, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, July 5 - August 30, 2003
Unsettled, The Ryan Premises, Bonavista, NL, June 1 - October 15, 2002
Unsettled, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL, curated by Bruce Johnson, August 9 - October 28, 2001

Selected Group Exhibitions
Duntara Harbour and Unsettled Revisited as part of the multi-site Bonavista Biennale, curated by Catherine Beaudette and Patricia Grattan, Duntara and Elliston, NL, August 17 - September 17, 2017
Changing Tides: Contemporary Art of Newfoundland and Labrador, curated by Patricia Grattan, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON, January 25 - April 27, 2014
THAW, curated by Jill Conner, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, January 19 - April 6, 2014
Fieldwork, curated by Bruce Johnson, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland, March 16 - April 28, 2013
In The End A Good Story Is All That Remains, curated by Edward Rubin, The Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto, ON, January 12 - February 19, 2012
Arcadia Now, curated by Tom McGlynn, Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT, April 11 - May 15, 2011; New Jersey City University Visual Art Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, September 10 - October 25, 2012
In Retrospect: Fifteen Years of Pedagogical Photography at NSCAD, curated by Sue Earle and Susan McEachern, The Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS, October 21 - November 1, 2008
Newtopia, curated by Bruce Johnson, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, NL, September 26, 2008 - January 25, 2009
REcollections, curated by Bruce Johnson, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, NL, November 23, 2007 - May 28, 2008
New Industries, The Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's, NL, August 7 - 31, 2005
Exhibit A: Photography in Atlantic Canada, curated by Scott McLeod, touring: Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, October 1 - November 21, 2004; Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL, July 14 - September 15, 2005; Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON, September 29 - November 26, 2005
Inside/Out, June Bateman Gallery, New York, NY, July 9 - September 7, 2002
Images of Us, curated by Doreen McCarthy, Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John’s, NL, July 4 - August 7, 1999
Aspects of An Urban Environment, curated by Michael Spano, The Midtown Y Gallery, New York, NY, May 3 - June 29, 1994

Books
• Editor, Photography and Philosophy: Essays on the Pencil of Nature (Amazon page), a collection of essays by philosophers on photography, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008 (paperback edition 2010; Polish edition 2013; Korean edition forthcoming)
Places Lost: In Search of Newfoundland's Resettled Communities, a photo-text book based on Unsettled, chronicling the histories of various resettled communities visited, and introducing philosophical issues related to resettlement; Lynx Publishing, Toronto, ON, 2003

Peer-Review Publications
• 'Transparency and Two-Factor Photographic Appreciation', The British Journal of Aesthetics, volume 55, number 1 (2016)
• 'Transparency and Photographic Contact', The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, volume 72, number 4 (2014)
• 'Photography and Knowledge', The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Special Issue: The Media of Photography, volume 70, number 1 (2012)
• 'Objectivity in Photography', The British Journal of Aesthetics, volume 45, number 3 (2005)
• 'Kim's Causal Efficacy', The Southern Journal of Philosophy, volume 39, number 3 (2001)

Grants, Awards and Other Funding
• The State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2016
• Nassau Community College Academic Affairs Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement, 2011
• Nominee for the Scotiabank Photography Award, 2011
• Research/Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2009
Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography, Canada Council for the Arts, 2007
• Research/Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2007
• Research/Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2003
• Research/Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2001; Travel Grant, 2001

Artist Residences
• 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Duntara, NL, June 14 - 21, 2015
• Terra Nova National Park (juried by The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery), NL, Aug. 1 - 25, 2006
• Landfall Cottage (juried by The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery), Brigus, NL, August 1 - 26, 2005

Book or Exhibition Reviews
• Dominic Lopes, Four Arts of Photography: An Essay in Philosophy, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, forthcoming
Kendall L. Walton, Marvelous Images: On Values and the Arts, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, September 8, 2008
Scott Sehon, Teleological Realism: Mind, Agency, Explanation, Metapsychology Online, March 2006
• Luis Mallo, Passengers, C Magazine, #58, May-August 1998

Reviews of Photographic Practice
• María Jesús Hernáez Lerena, University of La Rioja, 'Industry and Memory': Scott Walden's Photographic Exhibition of Newfoundland's Economic Failure, BACS Conference, Crediting Canada: Canada as an Economic World Leader?, London, UK, April 3 - 5, 2013
• Review of In The End A Good Story Is All That Remains: Eight New York Artists Figuratively Speaking, at the Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto, ON, by Emese Krunak-Hajagos, artesmagazine.com, Feb. 28, 2012
• Review of In The End A Good Story Is All That Remains: Eight New York Artists Figuratively Speaking, at the Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto, ON, by Earl Miller, ArtToronto.ca, 2012
Gallery Profile, by Stephanie Porter, The Newfoundland and Labrador Independent, Aug. 10, 2007, page 22 [pdf]
Club Life, by Joan Sullivan, The St. John's Telegram, Friday August 10, 2007, page B4 [pdf]
Unsettled, by Lisa Moore, Arts Atlantic, Spring 2002, Number 71 [pdf]

Collections
The Art Bank, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON
• The Alcan Collection, Montreal, PQ
• The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL
• Numerous private collections

Essays, Photo-Essays and Interviews
Philosopher-Artist Interview with Alex King (SUNY Buffalo), Aesthetics for Birds website, Dec. 15, 2016
All the Clubs from Holyrood to Brigus, a photo-essay with poetry by Mary Dalton, in Maisonneuve Magazine, Montreal, PQ, Issue 36, Summer 2010
• 'Truth in Photography', in Photography and Philosophy: Essays on the Pencil of Nature, Wiley-Blackwell (2008)
• Entries on Photographic Theory and Ethics and Photography in The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, Routledge, New York, NY, 2005
Unsettled, in Prefix Photo, Issue 10, November 2004
Unsettled, photo-essay, including excerpts from Places Lost, in CVphoto, Issue 62, January 2004
• 'Ghost Ports', a photo-essay in Maclean's Magazine, August 13, 2001
• 'Newfoundland's Unsettled Communities', Painted Bride Quarterly, Spring 2000
• 'The Spire at Great Paradise', Newfoundland Quarterly, Summer 1999
• Reviews of Poetics of Place by Lynn Geesaman, C Magazine, #62, May-August 1999, and Passengers by Luis Mallo, C Magazine, #58, May-August 1998

Lectures, Panel Discussions, and Other Activities
• Co-director of The Downtown Lecture Series, Nassau Community College, 2007 - present, a public lecture series bringing to campus figures associated with the New York avant garde, including: Taylor Mead, Barbara Moore, Sur Rodney Sur, Billy Name, Richard Hell, John Matturri, Yolanda Hawkins, William Niederkorn, Ken Jacobs, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Abigail Child, Jem Cohen, Luc Sante, Mary Halvorson and Matt Freedman
• Invited Speaker, 'New Media: Digital Photography', The American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, Mount Holyoke College, Northampton, MA, November 6, 2008
• Invited Speaker, 'Kendall Walton and the Aesthetics of Photography and Film: A Two-Day Symposium', University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, November 30 - December 1, 2007
• 'Entropy and Memory', lecture at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, November 2004
• Panel Discussion: Traces of Human Presence in the Land, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, November, 2004
• 'Photography and the Ghost in the Machine', lecture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, November 2004
• 'Objectivity in Photography', American Society for Aesthetics (Eastern Division) Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2004
• 'Photography and Place', lecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, October, 2003
• Coordinator, Light Symposium, a conference on photography co-organized by the Philosophy Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL, September 28-30, 2002
• 'Hujar, Avedon, and Candy Darling: The Ethics of the Photographic Image', presentation as part of the M.Phil. Lecture Series at Memorial University of Newfoundland, July 2000

Selected Teaching Experience
Philosophy of Art, Nassau Community College, 2008 - present, a course exploring the semantic powers of words and pictures, theories of art, ethical issues relating to photographic portraiture, photographic objectivity and truth, and how digital-imaging techniques change our trust in photographs
Intermediate Photo Workshop: Natural and Social Landscapes, NSCAD University, summer 2007, a studio course providing a theoretical backdrop against which students develop their own portfolios documenting aspects of the social or natural landscape
Philosophical Issues for Artists and Designers: Words and Images, NSCAD University, summer 2007, a seminar devoted to exploring the semantic powers of words, pictures and icons, and how these are incorporated into graphic design and artworks
Photo Issues Seminar: Philosophy and Photography, NSCAD University, summers 2005 and 2006, a seminar exploring the semantic powers of words and pictures, ethical issues relating to photographic portraiture, photographic objectivity and truth, and how digital-imaging techniques change our trust in photographs
Aesthetics, Department of Philosophy, New York University, spring 2003 and 2004, a course devoted to theories of depiction, art, word and picture meaning, and ethical issues pertaining to portraiture

Education
• Ph.D. (Philosophy), 1994, Graduate School of the City University of New York
• M.A. (Philosophy), 1985, Dalhousie University
• B.A. (Hons.) (Philosophy), 1984, University of Western Ontario

Representation
Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland (709) 753-0580
June Bateman Fine Art, New York, New York (212) 925-7951

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