Florida Artists Group

  Area VI Member

  Ginger Sheridan— Photographer

Ginger Sheridan


Memento Mori Passage
8x7

Ginger Sheridan 

Look Away Validation
9x9


  Ginger Sheridan
Ginger Sheridan

Oak Street Pears
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Ginger Sheridan

Totemic Mementos
Unearthed Trophy
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Member of Flag since:
2012
FLAG Positions Served:
2013 Treasurer

I do art for my own pleasure. It beats sitting around, watching TV, waiting to die.

Ginger Sheridan

Biography:

Ms. Sheridan started photographing when she was eight years old, using her sister’s super hip Polaroid Swinger. When the images did not live up to her expectations, she began experimenting with petroleum jelly on the lens. Since that time, Ms. Sheridan has seen the camera as a starting point for self-expression, varying her media from large format palladium to pinhole snapshots, mixed media collage to digital color. Her work is exhibited locally, throughout the United States and also in western and central Europe. Exhibitions of her work in the last six months include Santa Trinita Gallery, in Florence, Italy and the Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL.

Ms. Sheridan is also an avid lecturer, both in the US and Europe. She speaks on her own work, the history of photography, best practices in art exhibitions and international education. She has spoken at the American Embassy, in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as her local branch of the public library. She has spoken at the Society of Photographic Educators, the Southeastern College Art Conference and numerous times at the College Art Association Annual Conference.

Ms. Sheridan is currently ranked as Associate Professor of Art in photography at Jacksonville University. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in photography from Ohio University as well as a Master of Arts degree with a concentration on the history and criticism of art from Florida State University. She teaches for Jacksonville University every summer in Florence, Italy, Paris, France and London, England.

Artist Statement: In December 2012, I participated in a group exhibition entitled The Essential is Invisible to the Eye (a quotefrom Le Petit Prince by Saint-Exupéry). The curator, an Italian literary figure, wrote that my work had Japanese sensibility in the handling of objects. He stated “if you touch a cup of tea for generations in the same family it brings you into contact with a corridor that leads right from the first to the last member who used the cup.” I realized that he had completely understood Look Away, my most recent body of work that deals with my own Southern Heritage.

To quote on of my great heroes, Mr. Rogers, my artwork is Emotional Archeology. I try to express the ultra-personal, unseen connection I have to my subject matter. Though I am not restricted by medium, since place and objects are paramount to my work, I primarily work in photography. I use whatever combination of image capture and printing can best evoke the emotion I am feeling. By presenting small size, intimate work of a quiet nature, my hope is that the pieces will communicate on a deeper level than document or fact.

One & Two Person Exhibitions:

2012            “Ginger Sheridan – Memento Series,” Grune Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, FL
2011            “Ginger Sheridan – Memento Mori,” Santa Trinita Gallery, Florence, Italy
2009            “Ginger Sheridan – Totemic Mementos II,” Santa Trinita Gallery, Florence, Italy
2008            “Totemic Mementos,” Istituto Europeo, Florence, Italy
2005            “Ginger Sheridan & Ron Gibbons,” Health Elements, Jacksonville Beach, FL
2004            “Ginger Sheridan – Recent Work,” Istituto Europeo, Florence, Italy
2003            “Ginger Sheridan: Recent Palladium Prints,” Atelier pH7, Brussels, Belgium
                     “Ginger Sheridan: Palladium Prints,” Photo convergence –
                      http://www.photoconvergence.com                                              
1999             “Ginger Sheridan: Palladium Prints,” Atelier pH7, Brussels, Belgium
1998             “Ginger Sheridan: Recent Palladium Work,” University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
1996             “In Search of our Eurocentric Souls: Performance Piece by Robert Peppers and
                      Ginger Sheridan,” Braid Hills, Edinburgh, Scotland
1995             “Domestic Details,” Milton Bank Gallery, Wellston, OH
1994             “Ginger Brooker and Ron Gibbons,” The Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural   
                      Arts Center, Athens, OH
                      “Interior Light,” Ed Fisher Gallery, Athens, OH
1993             “Cyber Stills,” Video Installation, Dungeon Gallery, Athens, OH
1992             “Private Glances: Nikki Sedone's Bedroom,”Installation, Private Residence, Athens, OH
1987             “I WAS SHOT BY GINGER,” Installation, CA Chapel, Tallahassee, FL  

 

Group Exhibitions: 

2013            “Convergence,” Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
                     “Jacksonville University Faculty Biennale,” Brest Museum, Jacksonville, FL
2012            “Portes Ouverts,” Christ Church, Lille, France
                     “L’Essenziale è invisibile agli occhi,“ Santa Trinita Gallery, Florence, Italy
2011            “Jacksonville University Faculty Biennale,” Brest Museum, Jacksonville, FL
                     “2011 Spring Benefit,” Positive Exposure, New York, NY
2009            “The St. Johns River: Captured Through the Lens,” Terry Concert Hall,
                     Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
                     “Vagina Monologues,” Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
2008            “Step Closer,” Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA
                     “Jacksonville University Faculty Biennale,” Brest Museum, Jacksonville, FL
                     “Jacksonville University Faculty Exhibition,” Open House, Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, FL
2007            “Art and Wine Fest 2007,” Cox Communications, Jacksonville, FL
                     ”Art and Soul - XS – XL," The Women's Center of Jacksonville. Jacksonville, FL
                     “Krappy Kamera IX,” Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
                     “JU Camera Click in Florence,” Istituto Europeo, Florence, Italy
                     “Istituto Europeo Exhibition,” Loggia del Grano, Florence, Italy
                     “Brad Silverstein Tribute,” Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL 
                     “Ephemera,” Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
                     “Jacksonville University Faculty Exhibition,” Haydon Burns Library, Jacksonville, FL
2006            “The St. Johns River: Captured Through the Lens,” The Cummer Museum of Art,
                     Jacksonville, FL
                     “The St. Johns River: Captured Through the Lens,” Jacksonville Main Library, Jacksonville, FL
                     “The St. Johns River: Captured Through the Lens,” MOSH, Jacksonville, FL
                     "Faculty Exhibition,” Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL.
                     “Reconnaissance,” Douglas Anderson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
                     “Lasso the Arts,” Jacksonville Expo Center, Jacksonville, FL
                     “Art and Wine Fest 2006,” Cox Communications, Jacksonville, FL
2005             “Intimacy,” L’Eau Vive, Lille, France 
                     “Art Exposures,” Women’s Center, Jacksonville, FL
                     “Faculty Exhibition,” Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
2004             “Art After Dark,” Florida Theater, Jacksonville, FL
                     “Kathryn Feldman, Ron Gibbons & Ginger Sheridan,” EU Cultural Capitol 2004 Exhibition,
                     Christ Church, Lille, France
2002            “International Pt-Pd Salon,” Atelier pH7, Brussels, Belgium
                     “Faculty Exhibition,” Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
                     “Photography Invitational,” Christel Dehaan Fine Arts Center Gallery,
                       University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
2001             “Faculty Exhibition,” Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
                     “2001, tableaux pour fêter le millénaire,” Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France
                     “Florida Faculty Artists,” Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
                     “Points of Contact,” Millworks Gallery, Akron, OH
2000             “Fall Exhibition,” Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
1997             “HOME ART,” Trisolini Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH, Curator and Exhibited
1996             “OU Art in Britain,” Kings College Gallery, London, England
                     “HOME ART,” R. Wilkes Gallery, OU, Lancaster, OH, Curator and Exhibited
                     “Cream of the Crop,” S. Ohio Cultural Art Center, Portsmouth, OH, Purchase Award
1995             “In Person: Friends & Others,”Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH, Robert Stearns, Curator
                     “Ohio University in Prague,” Chodovska Tvrz, Czech Republic
                     “Prague Spring,” The Globe Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
                     “Ohio University Faculty Exhibition,” Athens, OH
1994             “Ohio University Print Exchange,” The Graphic School, Prague, Czech Republic
                     “The Alternatives - 4 American Women,” The Globe Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
                     “American Photography Institute Invitational Exhibition,” Tisch School of the Arts,
                       New York University, NY
                     “THE FAMILY,” Florida Center for Contemporary Arts, Tampa, FL
                     “Exhibition 280,” Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WVA