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ABOUT THE ARTIST

With over 30 years of experience in the art of photography, Alan Mevis is an award winning fine art photographer who focuses his art on people with an emphasis on the performing arts, portraiture and the genre of the street.  Since shortly after arriving in Portland from New York City in 1994, his photographs have been exhibited in juried competitions and numerous group and individual exhibitions at galleries and museums in the Northwest.  His photographs are in the permanent collections of the City of Portland, OHSU Hospital and Oregon State University, among others.


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EXHIBITIONS

2017, January *Gallery 114, Portland, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2916, April North Bank Artists Gallery, Vancouver, WA, Group Exhibition.
2016, February Angst Gallery, Vancouver, WA, Group Exhibition.
2015, June-July * George R. White Library, Concordia Univ., Portland, OR, Group Exhibition.
2014, Nov *Lightbox Gallerey, Astoria, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2014, Apr *Lightbox Gallerey, Astoria, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2013, Apr-May *Narthex Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2012, July *Chehalem Cultural Center Gallery, Newberg, OR, Group Exh.
2011, Nov *Beaverton Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton, OR, Group Exhibition.
2011, Sep-Oct Camerawork Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2011, June *Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2011, March Angst Gallery, Vancouver, WA, Group Exhibition.
2011, Jan-Feb *Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, NV, Group Exhibition.
2009. Oct-Dec * Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2009, Apr-May *The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2008, Jun-Aug Doll Gardner Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2008, March *Portland City Hall, Portland, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2007, Oct.-Nov. *Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2007, July-Aug *White Sturgeon Art Gallery, Vancouver, WA, Group Exh.
2007, June *Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Tillamook, OR, Group Exh.
2007, Mar-May *Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Corvallis, OR, Group Exh.
2006, June *Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2006, May-Sep Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2006. Apr-May *Q Center, Portland, Oregon, Group Exhibition.
2005, Sep-Oct *Gresham (Or) City Hall Visual Arts Gallery, Group Exhibition.
2005, May Aurora Gallery, Vancouver, Washington, Group exhibition.
2004, Aug.-Sep *Carnegie Art Center, Oregon City, Oregon, Group exhibition.
2004, July *The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, Oregon, Group exhibition.
2004, June *Froelick Gallery, Portland Oregon, Group exhibition.
2004, June *Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR, Group exhibition.
2004, April *Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford, OR, Group exhibition.
2004, Feb.-Mar. *Giustina Art Gallery, OSU, Corvallis, Oregon, Group exhibition.
2003Sep.-05Oct Miracle Theatre, Portland, Oregon; Individual exhibition.
2002, Nov.-Dec. Autzen Gallery, P.S.U., Portland, Oregon; Group exhibition.
2002, Mar.-Apr. Omni Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Individual exhibition.
2001, Nov.-Dec. *North View Gallery, PCC-Sylvania, Portland; Group exhibition.
2001, June White Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Group exhibition.
2000, Oct.-Nov. CameraWork Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Group exhibition.
2000, October Omni Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Individual exhibition.
2000, Jun.-July Katy McFadden Studio, Portland Oregon; Group exhibition.
2000, April Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon; Individual exhibition.
1999, Sept. Omni Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Individual exhibition.
1997, February CameraWork Gallery; Portland, Oregon; Individual exhibition.
1997, January Omni Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Group exhibition.
1996, Oct.-Nov. Artfolio, Portland, Oregon; Individual exhibition.

*Juried Competition

 

AWARDS

2015, June Third Place Award for photograph, “Salute the Queen”, Prudence Roberts, juror.
2004, Feb. 2004 Jim and Stella Coakley Award for photograph: “Tony Angelo in His Zucchini Field, NE 33rd Drive, Portland, Oregon, October 3, 2003”. Awarded in the Art About Agriculture Tour 2004 juried competition. Jurors: Harrison Branch, John Maul and Sue Lynn Thomas.
1999, Nov. P.M.P.A. Competition; 2nd Place - photograph: “Villa Versace.
1999, April P.M.P.A. Competition; 3rd Place and Merit Award - photograph: “A South Beach Ogle”.

 

COLLECTORS

City of Portland, Oregon (Visual Chronicle of Portland Collection)
Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital
Oregon State University
Prof. Henry Drummonds
Stacey Matthews
Rod Menzies
Joseph Rossi
Laura Russell
Keith Strauss
Robbie Thompson
Dr. Caroline Wilson
Daniel Evans

 

PUBLICATIONS

Nov., 2014 - 2014 Portland Photographer's Forum Portfolios, Vol 1.
Jan., 2009 - Book, “Vestments: A Memoir”, Memories & Photographs by Alan Mevis.
Mar., 2007 - Brochure illustration, “Twenty-first Century Citizen”, Oregon Council for the Humanities.
Oct., 2006 - Oregon Humanities magazine, Articel Illustration, Fall/ Winter 2006, p. 10.
Sep., 2006 – Hademade book, “Ben & Jerry, Maureen & Emily”, from the photographs of Alan Mevis.
Summer, 2006 – Article Illustration, “Art About Agriculture, A Retrospective”, Shelley Curtis, Oregon Historical Quarterly, pp. 278-279.
Jun., 2006 – Handmade book, Edition of 200, “Horace Greeley Square, New York City, 1978, from the photographs of Alan Mevis.
May, 2006 - Exhibition Catalog, “This Bountiful Place: Art About Agriculture: The Permanent Collection”, Oregon Historical Society Press, pp.: 10-11, 153, 225.
Apr., 2006 - Flyer illustration, T.I.R.C. Art Event.
Mar., 2005 - Article illustration, “Barrio Grrrl”, The Oregonian, 3/23/05, Living Section p. D5.
Mar., 2005 - Program cover, “Barrio Grrrl”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Mar., 2005 - Article illustration, “Barrio Grrrl”, The Oregonian, 3/18/05, A&E Section p. 40.
Jan., 2005 - Program cover, “Cuéntame Coyote”, Teatro Milagro Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Nov., 2004 - DVD disk, front and back cover illustrations, “The Tale of Nick Rose”, Rossi Vintage Film Production.
Sep., 2004 - Article illustration, “Lorca in a Green Dress”, The Oregonian, 9/24/04, A&E Section, p.39.
Sep., 2004 - Article illustration, “Lorca in a Green Dress”, Portland Tribune, 9/21/04, p. B2.
July, 2004 - Film poster illustrations, “The Tale of Nick Rose”, Rossi Vintage Film Production.
May, 2004 - Program cover, “Fuente Ovejuna”, Festival Primaveral, El Centro Milagro, Bellas Artes Production.
Feb., 2004 - Program cover, “Yemaya’s Belly”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Feb., 2004 - Article illustration, “Yemaya’s Belly”, The Oregonian, 2/13/04, A&E Section.
Oct., 2003 - Brochure illustration, “What is...the Regional Arts & Culture Fund?”, Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Sep., 2003 - Program cover, “Barrio Hollywood”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
April, 2003- Article illustration, “Spirits of the Ordinary”, Willamette Week, 4/30/03, p. 57.
May, 2003 - Program cover, “Spirits of the Ordinary”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Mar., 2003 - Advertisement illustration, “Sirena, Queen of the Tango”, The Oregonian, 3/13/03.
Mar., 2003 - Article illustration, “Sirena, Queen of the Tango”, Just Out, 3/7/03, p. 43.
Mar., 2003 - Article illustration, “Sirena, Queen of the Tango”, Portland, OR, DigitalCity.com
Feb., 2003 - Advertisement illustration, “Sirena, Queen of the Tango”, Portland Mercury, 2/13/03, p.5.
Feb., 2003 - Program cover, “Sirena, Queen of the Tango”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Feb., 2003 - Article illustration, “The Prince”, The [Hollywood] Star, p.10.
Jan., 2003 - Illustration, Announcement art card, “Sirena, Queen of the Tango”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Oct., 2002 - Article illustration, “La Chunga”, Willamette Week, 10/2/02, p. 57.
Sep., 2002 - Article illustration, “La Chunga”, Portland Tribune, 9/13/02, Cue Section p. 6.
Apr., 2002 - Program cover, “A Bicycle Country”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Apr., 2002 - Article illustration, “A Bicycle Country”, Willamette Week, 4/17/02, p. 59.
Feb., 2002 - Article illustration, “Yerma”, The Oregonian, 2/14/02, Entertainment Section, p. F8.
Feb., 2002 - Article illustration, “Yerma”, The Oregonian, 2/8/02, A&E Section, p. 63.
Feb., 2002 - Article illustration, “Yerma”, Willamette Week, 2/6/02, p. 63.
Feb., 2002 - Program cover, “Yerma”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Jan., 2002 - Illustration, Announcement art card, “Yerma”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Nov., 2001 - Advertisement brochure illustration, “The Visual Chronicle of Portland [a timeline tour]”, Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Sep., 2001 - Article illustration, “Icarus”, Willamette Week, 9/26/01, p. 63.
Sep., 2001 - Advertisement illustration, “Icarus”, The Oregonian, 9/14/01, A&E Section, p. 7.
Sep., 2001 - Article illustration, “Icarus”, The Oregonian, 9/14/01, A&E Section, p. 51.
Sep., 2001 - Program cover, “Icarus”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
May, 2001 - Article illustration, “References to Salvadore Dali Make Me Hot”, The Southeast Examiner, 5/10/01, p. 22.
May, 2001 - Article illustration, “References to Salvadore Dali Make Me Hot”, Willamette Week, 5/9/01, p. 77.
May, 2001 - Article illustration, “References to Salvadore Dali Make Me Hot”, Ourtown, 5/7/01.
Apr., 2001 - Program cover, “References to Salvadore Dali Make Me Hot”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Mar., 2001 - Music CD back of cover and inside notes, Nat Keefe, “Music for Ordinary Motion”.
Nov., 2000 - Advertisement brochure cover illustration, “Evoke and Provoke”, L & B Viewing Room, Leon & Bornowski Studios.
Oct., 2000 - Article illustration, “Life is a Dream”, Good Neighbor News, p 1.
Sep., 2000 - Program cover, “Life is a Dream”, Miracle Mainstage Production, Miracle Theatre Group.
Sep., 2000 - Article illustration, “Life is a Dream”, El Hispanic News, 9/6/00, Art & Entertainment Section front, p. 8.
Jul., 1998 - Article illustration, “Portland Festival Symphony”, The Oregonian, 7/24/98, A&E Section, p. 55