Dennis Kiel is on the panel of reviewers for SlowExposures Portfolio Review 2013. Sign up today to secure your spot.
Kiel has been Chief Curator at Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film since 2007. As of January 2013, he is also serving as Interim Executive Director. Before joining TLF, Kiel served as the Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cincinnati Art Museum for 24 years. During that time, he curated numerous exhibitions, including The Hollywood Photographs of George Hurrell (later a traveling show for SITES); The Human Experience: Photographs by Nicholas Nixon; and Borrowed Time: The Photograph as Music Album Cover.
For five years he taught a class in the history of photography at Northern Kentucky University. At The Light Factory, the exhibitions Kiel has curated include Group f.64: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Willard Van Dyke, and Brett Weston; The Romance of the Road; Suspicious Minds: Surrealism in the 21st Century; Bring the Family; Body & Soul; The Calm Before The Storm; Out in the Streets: Democratic National Convention, Chicago 1968; Connected There but Not Always Here: Social Networking and the Power of Image.
Kiel served as a member of the National Endowment for the Arts panel titled “American Masterpieces: Visual Arts Touring” (2009) and has participated in portfolio reviews at Houston Fotofest (2008, 2010, 2012), “Our World” for Photo Alliance, San Francisco (2009-2013), Photolucida, Portland Oregon (2011), and Review Santa Fe (2012). He was also a juror for Photolucida’s Critical Mass in 2011 and 2012.
This Saturday, June 1, at The Light Factory there is an opening reception for the sixth juried Annuale.