"You bring your baggage to my work and I'll bring mine."
-Dominic Rouse

Wm Daniel File
Manchester, Missouri

 

2009 – Present
 

                Permanent Collections

• HNTB Corporation • Kansas City, Missouri •

• The Coffee Hound Café • Normal, Illinois •

                Publications
• Manifest Gallery • International Photography Annual 3 • 2015 • Pages 60, 128 - 129
• Peoria Art Guild • Catalogue • "Urban Underground" • 2014 • Pages 17 - 18
 
                Awards
• Soulard Art Gallery • Transitions  • Award of Excellence - 2016 •
• Clayton Fine Art Gallery • Past Years, Past Winters... • Third Prize Winner - 2015 •

Selected Exhibitions

                Solo Exhibitions

•    2015 • Courtroom Gallery • City of Manchester, Missouri • The Moment • 23 Select Prints
•    2014 • Third Degree Glass Factory, East Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • Welcome to My World • 14 Select Prints

•    2013 • Fleishman-Hillard Corporate Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri • Series: Transport • 18 Select Prints

•    2012 • Arts In Transit/Metro • St. Louis, Missouri • Series: Transport • 26 select Prints

•    2012 • Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill's Senatorial Office • Washington DC • Gateway, To The West

•    2011 • Iowa Wesleyan College • Mt. Pleasant, Iowa • Series: Ghosts of the Prairie 20 Select Prints

•    2010 • St. Louis Development Corporation • St. Louis Missouri • Selected Prints • Juried Exhibit via Art St. Louis

•    2009 • Left Bank Books • St. Louis, Missouri • Series: Ghosts of the Prairie 18 Select Prints

•    2009 • Local Harvest Café • St. Louis, Missouri • Series: Joie de Vivre and Ghosts of the Prairie 22 Select Prints



                 Juried Group Exhibitions
        DATE              GALLERY NAME                  LOCATION                  EXHIBITION NAME                     ARTWORK TITLE

•    2017 • 30th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition • Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY • "Photowork 2017” •  Triumph Of ChangeJurors: Isaac Diggs, Faculty at School of Visual Arts; Rebecca Morse, Associate Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Robert Stevens, Former Photo Editor at Time Magazine •

•    2017 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Personal Space” •  Variations On Personal SpaceJurors: Artists Cbabi Bayoc and Ruth Reese •

•    2016 • 2nd Biennial Regional Exhibition at Brandenburg Art Gallery • Olivet Nazarine University, Bourbonnais, IL • “Expanding Borders” •  Day HawksJuror: Artist Joanne Aono •

•    2016 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Mix Tape” • 2 Artworks: Old Times Not Forgotten, and Four Seasons, Three Panels (triptych) • Jurors: Artist Cat Pick and Eddie Silva•

•    2016 • The Yeiser Art Gallery • Paducah, Kentucky • "Art Through The Lens - 2016" • Old Times Not Forgotten
•    2016 • The Foundry Art Center • St. Charles, Missouri • “Form And Function” • 2 Artworks: Emotional Connections, and Universal SingularityJuror: Artist Damon McIntyre

•    2016 • Soulard Art Market • St. Louis, Missouri • "Driven To Abstraction"  2 Artworks: FActual Truth 2, and Abstraction 

•    2016 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Creatures" • I Beg To DifferJurors: Heather Woodson & Charles Houska
    2015 • Clayton Fine Art Gallery • Clayton, Missouri • "As Time Goes By" • 3 Artworks: Past Years, Past Winters... [Third Prize Winner], and Cat Nap, and The Gallery Experience
    2015 • The Yeiser Art Gallery • Paducah, Kentucky • "Art Through The Lens - 2015" • Past Years, Past Winters...

•    2015 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Painting: Reconsidered, Deconstructed" • For Every Closed Door...Jurors: Stefanie Kirkland and B.j. Vogt

    2014 • The Sharon Arts Center • Peterborough, New Hampshire • "Looking Out" • Second City By The WaterJuror: Andrew Lucas

•    2014 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Exhibition XXX" • Childhood Memory Web #3410Juror: Nancy Newman Rice

•    2014 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Good or Evil" • The Choice Is MineJurors: Artist Tim Eberhard, St. Louis, MO, and artist Nicole Dutton, Curator, William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL
•    2014 • The Foundry Art Center • St. Charles, Missouri • "Photography V" • Lady Intaglio #3Juror: Artist Tony Schanuel, St. Louis, MO

•    2014 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Food, Glorious Food II" • 2 Artworks:  Roaster Cogburn and What to HaveJurors: Allyson Mace, Artist and Publisher & Founder, Sauce Magazine  &  Sara Choler Hale, Artist & Founder, Fair Shares, CCSA

•    2014 • Peoria Art Guild • Peoria, IL • "Urban Underground" Bar NoneJuror: Christina Cosio, Assistant Dir. of Exhibitions, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

•    2014 • Barnes-Jewish Hospital • St. Louis, Missouri • "Picture of Health" • FamilyJurors: Sarah Colby, Bunny Burson, and Jennifer Arvin

•    2014 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Pictorialist" • Day HawksJurors: Jennifer Silverberg, Freelance Photographer and Photojournalist & John Nagel, Executive Director of the International Photographic Hall of Fame

•    2013 • Saint Louis Artist's Guild Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Clearly Human" • EVE # 1369

•    2013 • Salisbury Concours d'Elegance • Des Moines, Iowa • "Celebrating the Art and Design of the Automobile" • Transport

•    2013 • Third Degree Glass Factory • St. Louis, Missouri • "Top Gear: Speed & Sport" • Three images from my Series: Transport

•    2012 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Art St. Louis Exhibition XXVIII" • Timeshare # 0779Juror: Richard V. West, art historian, curator, author, and Director Emeritus of the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

•    2012 • Chesterfield Arts Gallery • Chesterfield, Missouri • "Colors of the World" • Colors of the WorldJuror: Solomon Thurman, Artist in Residence at 10th Street Gallery St. Louis

•    2012 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Food, Glorious Food" • 2 Artworks: Before The Plate and Blue Plate SpecialJurors: Allyson Mace, Artist and Publisher & Founder, Sauce Magazine  &  Linda Pilcher, Artist, Food Stylist, Owner, Something Elegant Catering

•    2012 • Edwardsville Arts Center • Edwardsville, Illinois •  “EAC 2 All Media Juried Show" • 2 Artworks: An Invitation to See and Place of RefugeJuror:  Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
•    2012 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Memory" • Window WebJurors: Patty Heyda, artist, Assistant Professor, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO;   &    Winifred E. Newman, architect, Associate Professor, Florida International University in Miami, and Principal, Architect of Record, LLC, St. Louis, MO
•    2011 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Art St. Louis Exhibition XXVII" Juror: Andrew Stein Raftery, artist, Professor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

•    2011 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Drift” • 2 Artworks: Ahh Drift and Ugh! DriftJuror: Ivy Cooper, Professor of Art History, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

•    2010 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Art St. Louis XXVI, The ExhibitionJuror: Stacy Switzer, Artistic Director, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO

•    2009 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis Missouri • “Out Of The Blue” • Escher BlueJurors: Artist Michael Byron, Professor, Associate Dean of Faculty, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO  &  Artist Douglass Freed, former Director, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

                Group Exhibitions

•    2011 • Syndicate Building Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • Invited show “May Have Been
•    2011 • Syndicate Building Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • Invited show “Eighteen Hours Later

•    2011 • Old Orchard Gallery • Webster Groves, Missouri • Invited show “33December"
•    2010 • Gateway Gallery • Clayton, Missouri • Series: Forest Park
•    2010 • Richmond Heights Recreation Center • Richmond Heights, Missouri

•    2009 • Richmond Heights Recreation Center • Richmond Heights, Missouri

                Bodies of Work
The Structure Series          Color Photographs

                    Three architectural images purchased by XI Media of Stone Mountain, Georgia used for the sale of a series of 500-piece, 18” x 24” jig saw puzzles created on the theme of an architectural timeline.  I also wrote the material about the significance of the architecture included with the puzzle.  They were sold through Amazon.com and other bookstores.

The Old Men Boys              CD Cover
                    Photographs and the design of a CD cover for this Illinois bluegrass group.

John Flynn Live                  CD Cover
                    Photograph and design of a CD cover for Dawg House Productions.

Actor/Performer Headshots, Theatre Performance Archival & Publicity, Business & Family Portraits


               Projects and Series
Ghosts of the Prairie,    Forest Park Series,     Joie de Vivre,    Illustrated Series - Meeting The Edge,
The Structure Series,     Spaces of Creation,     Beyond Our View,     Abstraction Series,
The Transport Series

THEATRE  - ACTING (1990 – Present)

MEMBER:             AEA (Actors Equity Association)

                          SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists)

I have acted in over 70 professional productions including dramas, comedies, musicals, and classical Shakespeare in regional theatres across the Midwest and South. 

 UNIVERSITY TEACHING (1976 – 1991)

Washington University (St. Louis), Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Northern Michigan University (Marquette)

Primarily, I taught theatre design courses (scenery & lighting design, technical direction, stage management).  I also taught interdisciplinary courses with Art, Art History, Architecture, English, and Photography.  I attained the rank of Tenured Associate Professor.

 THEATRE  - DESIGN (1970 – 2000)

I have designed and have had produced over 175 theatrical productions, including at the educational and professional/commercial level.  The designs have included both scenery and lighting.

MFA in Scenography, University of Minnesota, 1973
BS in Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1970