EDUCATION San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
2002 MFA in Photography, School of Art and Design
1983 M.A. in Biology, Department of Biological Sciences; Concentration: Botany
1972 B.A. in Botany, Department of Biological Sciences
2012 Animal Stories, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Animal Stories, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
2011 Animal Stories, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Science Pets, R.I.P., Fifth Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Carol Selter, Personal Hiker, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA
2008 The Personal Hiking Project, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
2005 Garden, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
2003 Carol Selter/Learning Lab, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
2002 Interactions, MFA Exhibition, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
2000 Carol Selter, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Scientific Influence: Deviation From Normal, Smith Gallery, University of California,
Santa Cruz, CA
1997 Sacrifice, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Emerging Artists, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1996 Small Animals, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1995 “Seafood:” Photographs by Carol Selter, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
1994 Carol Selter: Recent Works, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013Peaceable Kingdom: Animals Real and Imagined, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2012 Keeping Time, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Random Acts of Time, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
Charlie James Gallery at Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2011 Charlie James Gallery at Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX
Summer of Video Art – Oakland Video Vague, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA
Zombie-Proof House, di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery, Napa, CA
2010 Know the Rules–Then Break Them, di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery, Napa, CA
en Trance, Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republik
2009 en Trance, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
2008 Gallery 16 15th Anniversary Group Show, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
2006 Hybrid Fields, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
2005 ECO: Art About the Environment, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
A Group of Mostly Unrelated Things, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
2002 Biophilia, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe & The State Capitol of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Imaging/Imagining, Kala Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Chlorophilia, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
Eight Years: The Editions of Gallery 16, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
2000 Somewhat Corrupt, Plaza Gallery, Fordham University, New York, NY
Animals, Euphrat Museum, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Phelan Art Award-Photography Exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
1999 Natural Selection, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 Phelan Art Award-Photography Exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
1997 Between Culture and Commerce, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
1996 SECA Electronic Media Award 1996, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, CA
Pixel Perfect: Bay Area Digital Photographers, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Nature Reconsidered, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA
Alternate Status for 2009, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA (2008)
Honorable Mention/Fellowship Alternate, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA (2006)
Phelan Art Award-Photography, The San Francisco Foundation (1999-2000)
Honorable Mention, Phelan Art Award-Photography, The San Francisco Foundation (1997)
SECA Award in Electronic Media (1996)
Honorable Mention, Phelan Art Award-Photography, The San Francisco Foundation (1995)
Winner of Bay Area All-Media Competition, San Jose State University (1994)
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Rene and Veronica Di Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA
John Pfahl, Buffalo, NY
Rupert Jenkins, Denver, CO
William Laven and Christine Pielenz, Half Moon Bay, CA
Byron and Elizabeth Ryono, Los Altos, CA
John DeMerritt, Berkeley, CA
LECTURES AND ARTIST’S PRESENTATIONS
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno (in conjunction with Learning Lab), 2003
California College of Arts (class on Light), 1997
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (in conjunction with SECA exhibition), 1996
SF Camerawork, (in conjunction with Paradise Lost), 1993
Art of California Discovery Awards, January, 1994, p. 65.
Baker, Kenneth, “Plugged-in Photography in San Jose,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 3, 1996,
Sec D, p. 1,3.
Curtis, Cathy, “Natural Reactions to the ‘World’,” Los Angeles Times, September 13, 1994,
Sec. F, p. 1-2.
Beardshear, Kristi, “Take a Hike,” Artslant, December, 2008.
Carol Selter at Gallery 16.
Finkel, Jori, “Over There, A Critical Guide to San Francisco Events” Express, October 24, 1997, p. 42.
Cheng, DeWitt, “Carol Selter: ‘Animal Stories’ at Gallery 16,” Art Ltd., March/April, 2012. p. 28.
Carol Selter: “Animal Stories” at Gallery 16.
Gleason, Mat, “Top 11 LA Art Shows of 2011,” The Huffington Post, December 28, 2011.
Top 11 LA Art Shows of 2011.
Golonu, Berin, “Scientific Influences,” Artweek, October, 2000, p. 6.
Hirsch, Robert, ed., Exploring Color Photography, 3rd ed., Brown and Benchmark, Dubuque, IA,
1997, p. 145, 176.
Hirsch, Robert, “Points of Friction: Artists Critique Technology and Science,” Exposure, Vol. 31.1/2,
Society for Photographic Education, 1997, p. 40-56.
Hirsch, Robert, Seizing The Light: A History of Photography, McGraw-Hill, Boston, MA, 2000,
p. 477, 481.
Hirsch, Robert and AnJanette Brush, “From Dots to Pixels: Tracing Truth and Desire,” U-Turn, E-Zine
Issue 1 (1998), http:// www.uturn.org/umag1.htm.
Hirsch, Robert and John Valentino, Photographic Possibilities, Focal Press, Boston, MA, 2001, p. 239.
Knight, Christopher, “The Cost of Damaged Habitats,” Los Angeles Times, July 8, 2011, p. D14.
Carol Selter at Charlie James Gallery
Ladewig, Carol, “San Francisco (Carol Selter, Lauren Davies at Gallery 16)”, Art Papers,
July/August, 2000, p. 45,46.
Maclay, Catherine, “Photography Loses Its Innocence To Technology,” San Jose Mercury-News,
September 13, 1996, “Eye,” p. 49.
New Letters, Vol. 62, No. 2, Spring, 1996, p.42,60, 68.
Nixon, Bruce, “Human Nature,” Artweek, February 18, 1993, p. 4-5.
Ross, Phil, “It’s All Good,” Leonardo, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2004, p. 180-181.
Scanlon, Jessie, “Rats,” Wired, April, 1998, p.170-171.
Westbrook, Lindsay, “Imaging/Imagining,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, November 20, 2002,
“Critic’s Choice: Art,” p. 76.
Welsh, Clarissa J., “Sleeping Beauty,” Artweek, September 22, 1994, p. 24-25.
Whiteside, Amber, “Lauren Davies and Carol Selter at Gallery 16,” Artweek, June, 2005, p. 14-15.