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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Abbey Hepner

Abbey Hepner

Saturday, November 04, 2017 @ 1:00pm, Granite Peak, Granlibakken Conference Center

Art & Science Intersections: Reports from the Field—Hour 1

Saturday, November 04, 2017 @ 2:00pm, Granite Peak, Granlibakken Conference Center

Art & Science Intersections: Reports from the Field—Hour 2

Abbey Hepner is an artist and educator investigating the human relationship with landscape and technology. She frequently works at the intersection of art and science, navigating through collaborative and research-oriented practices. Her work explores ethical gray areas where humanity and industry collide, illuminating the increasingly common use of health as a currency. She received degrees in Art and Psychology from the University of Utah, and an MFA in Photography and Minor in Arts Management from the University of New Mexico. She is involved in community education and serves on a committee for the College Art Association, and as the Chair of the Society for Photographic Education Southwest Chapter. She teaches at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and is the founder of Creative Advocacy, an organization dedicated to supporting artists through funding, promotion, and professional development workshops.

Hepner's work has been exhibited widely in such venues as the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival (Kobe, Japan), Central Features (Albuquerque, NM), the San Diego Art Institute (San Diego, CA), Noorderlicht Photofestival (Groningen, Netherlands), Gallery of Contemporary Art (Colorado Springs, CO), Institut für Alles Mögliche (Berlin, Germany), and the Newspace Center For Photography (Portland, OR). She has presented at numerous conferences including the 2015 International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Vancouver, Canada, and the 2016 and 2017 Society for Photographic Education (SPE) conferences.

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