Photo Credit: Karen Bolendz

             Photo Credit: Karen Bolendz

Scott Bolendz is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Bradenton, Florida.  From lush tropical environments to moody mountains and lonely seascapes, his emotionally expressive images give visual shape to a dynamic relationship between the internal and external worlds.  Both memory and personal history imbue his concept-driven work with a strong autobiographical dimension. Through his photographic explorations, he searches for subjects that connect his own particular life experiences with larger narratives of loss, human vulnerability and the perseverance of life.  Scott's work has been featured in numerous museum, gallery and online exhibitions.  He is represented by UPA Gallery and is a photography instructor at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa.  

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR.  One image selected for the "Color Space: Contemporary Photography" juried exhibition (June 1 - 20)

  • 2018 Artemesia, Art & Tendencies, Barcelona, Spain.  One image selected for the UPA Gallery International Exhibit (June - July)

  • 2018 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.  One image selected for the "Black and White 2018" juried exhibition (June 27 - July 28)

  • 2018 Praxis Gallery & Photographic Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN.  One image selected for the "Mono-Kromatic" juried exhibition (April 27 - May 23)

  • 2018 Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR.  One image selected for the "Black and White: 2018" juried exhibition (Feb 1-20)

  • 2018 Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR.  Two images selected for the "Framed: Landscape Photography" juried exhibition (Jan 1-20)

  • 2017 Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL: UPA Gallery Group Exhibition (Oct 15 - Dec 7)

  • 2017 A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX.  One image selected for the "Vistas" juried exhibition (Nov 3 - Dec 17)

  • 2017 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.  Two images selected for the "Honoring Trees"  juried exhibition (June 7 - July 1)

  • 2017 Cause Beautiful / Hipstamatic Instagram Online Feature: "Florida: Personal Reflections" series (March 3-9) 

  • 2016 The Studio @ 620, St. Petersburg, FL : UPA Gallery Emerging Artist Showcase (August 12-13)

  • 2016 Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa FL: UPA Gallery Group Exhibition (April 11 - May 6, 2016)

  • 2015 The Studio @ 620, St Petersburg, FL:  UPA Gallery Emerging Artist Showcase (October 16-17)

  • 2012-2015 Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL: Annual Members Exhibition and Juried Competition

PUBLICATIONS

  • Monovisions, Dec 2015: ND Awards B&W Winners Gallery

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Honorable Mention Winner, 11th Annual International Color Awards, 2018

  • Nominee, 11th Annual International Color Awards, 2018

  • Nominee, 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, 2017

  • Honorable Mention Winner, 10th Annual International Color Awards, 2017

  • Nominee (Two Images), 10th Annual International Color Awards, 2017

  • Honorable Mention Winner (Three Images), 2016 ND Photography Awards

  • Nominee (Two Images), 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, 2016

  • Honorable Mention Winner (Two Images), 9th Annual International Photography Awards, 2016

  • Nominee, 9th Annual International Color Awards, 2016

  • Bronze Star Award (3rd Place) & Honorable Mention Winner, 2015 ND Photography Awards

  • Nominee, 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, 2015

  • Honorable Mention Winner (Two Images), 2015 International Photography Awards  

  • People's Choice Award Winner, 2015 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

  • Honorable Mention Winner (Two Images), 2015 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

  • Honorable Mention Winner, 8th Annual International Color Awards, 2015

  • Nominee, 8th Annual International Color Awards, 2015

  • Honorable Mention Winner (Two Images), 2013 International Photography Awards

  • "Best Nature/Landscape" Award Winner, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 2012 and 2014 Annual Members Competition

 

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