ABOUT

Brian Ganter (b. 1984, Helena, MT) is an artist based in Tucson, Arizona. His recent work focuses on the ephemerality of the pornographic image and body through the use of alternative photographic printing methods. His interests in human sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and custom photo emulsions stem from years of working in the healthcare field as a medical and laboratory assistant. After completing a BFA from Arizona State University, he went on to obtain an MFA from the University of Arizona. In addition to his art practice, he is an adjunct instructor at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College, as well as, the curatorial department coordinator for the Center for Creative Photography.

EDUCATION
2016
Master of Fine Arts – Photography
University of Arizona
2013                
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Photography
Arizona State University
2007      
Bachelor of Science – Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Montana State University – Bozeman

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015                
kiss, stroke, grip, The Table, Phoenix, AZ

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015                 
The Cat Album, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Hot Press…Hot Mess!, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Actualizing an Archetype, Gallery ONE, Tucson, AZ 
2016                
INFOCUS Photobid, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ  
MFA Thesis Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Infuse Showcase, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Unfixed, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
2015                
Ennui, Steinfeld Warehouse, Tucson, AZ
2014                 
Bring Your Own Beamer II, WAMO Walk, Tucson, AZ
11 Gallon Bucket, Steinfeld Warehouse, Tucson, AZ
2013                 
Fabricated Traces, The Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ
The Naked City, Exploded View, Tucson, AZ
Emerge 2013, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
Beyond Here Lies, Gallery 100, Tempe, AZ
2012                
Open Book
, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ

POP-UP SHOWS
2017    
RAW DATA, Boathouse Gallery, Tucson, AZ

PUBLICATIONS
Albers, Kate Palmer. “Default Delete: Photographic Archives in a Digital Age.”
Photography and Failure. Ed. Belden-Adams, Kris. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic. 2017. Reproduction of kiss, stroke, grip plate and essay by Dr. Kate Albers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018-19          
Curatorial Department Coordinator
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
2017-19          
Adjunct Instructor
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2018-19
Adjunct Instructor
Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
2013-16          
Instructor of Record
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Educational Docent
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

SCHOLARSHIPS / AWARDS
2015                
George Grant Memorial Photography Scholarship, University of Arizona
PaperWorks Scholarship, Sonoran PaperWorks
2014-15          
Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Arizona
2003-07          
Presidential Scholarship, Montana State University – Bozeman

ORGANIZATIONS
2016-17         
Society for Photographic Education – Member
Sonoran Glass School – Member
2015-16          
Infuse Lecture Series – Studio Art Coordinator
Sonoran PaperWorks – Member