BIO/CV

Colleen Gutwein O’Neal
b. 1981 New Jersey

Colleen G. O’Neal is a digital and analog photographer from the Northeast United States.  She works predominantly in documentary and portraiture styles, most notably in Southeast Asia and currently in Newark, NJ.  Colleen also incorporates the use of alternative photographic processes in her exploration of the human experience.

“As I engage in the world around me, I search for ongoing narratives within my community that connect to the essence of humanity.  Exploring consciousness, and the inevitable death of the body, I photograph to immortalize.  I create tangible imagery to both contribute to, and influence, the culture in which I participate”.

CV
Montclair State University, 2005

Selected Exhibitions  (* solo)

2017
Intersection 2017, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
ArtReach XXV City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
The 5 Wards, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ
Women in the World New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
2016
The 5 Wards, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Intersection 2016, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
Newark Arts Photo Documentary: Selected Color Prints, Market Street Convergence II, Gallery Aferro & Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ
Like Jazz…A Visual Perspective New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
2015
#SeeingNewark Post Pocket Utopia, Gateway Center, Newark , NJ
Emerging Ideas Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ
2014
Everything Like This Javier Santiago Studio, Montclair, NJ
New Digs Index Art Center, Newark NJ
ArtReach XXII City Without Walls Gallery, Newark NJ
Women in the Arts Newark Arts Council at the Newark Museum, Newark NJ
2013
Intersection Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
Labor of Love  _Gaia Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
ArtReach XXI City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
Printed in Newark The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ
Single Fare 3 RH Gallery, New York City, NY
2012
Nature Illuminated Van Vleck House & Garden, Montclair, NJ
*Time and Tide: Selected Works from Cambodia Tyson Gallery, Portland, OR
The Artist at Work TenMarc Gallery (pop-up), Jersey City, NJ
Transformations Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
*Time and Tide: Selected Works from Cambodia Ivanhoe Wheelhouse Museum Paterson, NJ
Index Goes to P-Town Index Art Center in Paterson, NJ
2011
KUMAGUTZ Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
2010
3 Photographers The Kedar Studio of Art, Newark, NJ
Exposure: Select Photographic Works Paul Vincent Gallery Hoboken, NJ
*Time and Tide: A Social Documentary of Contemporary Cambodia Paul Vincent Gallery Hoboken, NJ
2009
Uncommon Threads Wash Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Theatre Town New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Beautiful Women Paul Vincent Gallery Hoboken, NJ
100 Artists JaJo,  Newark, NJ
RED (Disambiguation) Paul Vincent Gallery Hoboken, NJ
2008
The Westinghouse Project New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Black September Lex Leonard Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Redsaw Invitational 2008 Red Saw Gallery Newark, NJ
*Gossamer Balance Salon, Jersey City, NJ
Strange Country City Without Walls at Waldo Jersey City, NJ
2007
Metro 25 City Without Walls Newark, NJ
String Theory Red Saw Gallery Newark, NJ (reception room)
Redsaw Invitational 2007 Red Saw Gallery Newark, NJ (reception room)
Look See: Photographs on Reflection Brooklyn Artists Gym Brooklyn, NY
2005
New Artists Week Wise Owl Gallery, Nagano, Japan
2004
*Thesis Exhibition Gallery 3.5, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Lectures
Landholdings: Curator-led Gallery Tour & Discussion, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ, 2017
Women Speak Art and Jazz at Newark 350, New Jersey Performing Art Center, Newark, NJ, 2016
Forum in Form Panel Discussion, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ, 2015
Documentary Photography, City Without Walls at Arts High, Newark, NJ, 2014
Documentary Photography, St. Peter’s Preparatory School, Jersey City, NJ, 2009

Awards
Puffin Foundation Grant, 2013
Alternate Ending Studios Productions Grant (private), 2008
Photographer’s Forum, Annual College Photography Contest, finalist, 2005

Teaching
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, Cyanotypes, 2014
City Without Walls ArtReach Mentor Program, Newark, NJ, March – June 2013, 2014
Newark Print Shop, Newark, NJ, Cyanotypes, 2013
Yashiro High School, Nagano, Japan, Teaching Assistant and Photography Club, 2006

Curatorial (selections)
Landholdings, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ, March, 2017
Forum in Form, Index Art center, Newark, NJ, 2015
Dichotomy, presented by Index Art Center at Paterson Art Walk Paterson NJ, June, 2014
Chapter 237, Index Art Center, Newark NJ,  December, 2013

Publications  
Professional Development Blended Learning Blog Creative Capital, May, 2016
we are the ghosts of our future bluetan, May, 2016
The New People Hycide Magazine, October, 2014
Somewhere in Cambodia Nowhere Travel Magazine, July, 2014

Press
Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project Creates a Window int the Scope of the City’s Art Scene  Brick City Live April, 2016
Up Close and Personal: Portraits of Newark Newark Bound, July, 2015
Photo Project: Newark Newark Happening, May, 2015
Interview: The Life of a Curator, Silk City Love Magazine, July 1, 2014
A Gallery is Revived, The Star-Ledger, January 19, 2014

Community Work
Shine Portrait Studio at Express Newark,Community Partner at Large, 2017 – current
Index Art Center, Newark, NJ:  Gallery Assistant, Volunteer, 2006 – current
The Asheville Darkroom, Asheville, NC:  Social Media Specialist, Volunteer, April – August, 2016