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Victoria Crayhon


Art & Design




College of Visual & Performing Arts 311


1997Rhode Island School of DesignMFA Photography
1994Tisch School of the Arts New York UniversityBFA Photography





Survey, through lecture and audio-visual presentation of the development of technical and aesthetic concerns in photography from its origins to the present. Special attention will be paid to the impact of historic events on the aesthetic considerations of the day. This course is open to any student of the university.

Intensive application of advanced techniques and theory used in contemporary photography to create a senior thesis presentation. In addition, the first half of the semester, students work on a self-assigned photographic project to satisfy the learning through engagement requirement.

Continuation of AXD 481. Students continue thesis project development, culminating in a self-designed photobook and thesis exhibition.

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline's course offerings. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

Victoria Crayhon is based in Providence, RI, USA.

Ms. Crayhon’s work has been exhibited, published and collected both internationally and throughout the United States.

Her work has been prominently featured in publications such as British Journal of Photography, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate Magazine, Huffington Post, Fraction Magazine, Zero_Cento Editions, La Journal de la Photographie, Fade to Black, Art/Photo Magazine, and The Photo Review top ten.

It is included in museum, corporate and private collections, among them The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Harvard/Fogg Art Museums, and Citigroup in NYC. Her projects have been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Providence, Landskrona, (Sweden) and Vladivostok in the Russian Federation. Using photography and video, her work addresses issues of personal identity and desire existing within the framework and ideology of social, commercial and/or technological realms.

Grants include two Fulbright Scholarships (2011, 2018) and the 2010 Aaron Siskind Fellowship in Photography from Rhode Island State Council of the Arts. Ms. Crayhon is Professor of Photography at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

Untitled Lansdowne PA 2021, Archival Pigment Print, 30 x 44 inches, Edition of 5
Untitled Lowell MI 2014, Archival Pigment Print, 24 x 36 inches, Edition of 12
Atomic Energy Pavilion, Moscow RF 2018, Archival Pigment Print, 30 X 44 inches, Edition of 3
Cosmonaut I, Moscow RF 2018, Archival Pigment Print, 30 X 44 inches, Edition of 3

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