Joseph Rafferty
Born Santa Barbara, California, 1976
Lives + Works between Durham/Raleigh, North Carolina

EDUCATION
2019 NCMA, Painting Workshop: Peter Martín & Mexican Moderist Painting, Raleigh, NC
2013-2019 Duke Center For Documentary Studies, Con.’t Ed., Durham, NC
2009 NCSU College of Design, Graduate Work, Raleigh, NC
2002 Art Center College of Design, BFA, Pasadena, CA
1996-1999 San Diego City College, Dean’s List, San Diego, CA
1995-1999 United States Navy, Honorable Discharge, San Diego, CA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Durham Art Guild, Golden Belt Gallery, “L O S T", Durham, NC 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 The Art Of Mental Health, "Battle at Mud Creek", Rubenstein Arts Center Duke University,  Durham, NC
2019 OddVille! Festival Of The Awesomely Strange, "War Of The Worlds", Durham Fruit Co,  Durham, NC
2019 The Carrack Museum of Modern Art, “unmarked grave of Ms. Zora Neale Hurston", Durham, NC
2019 The Mothership, “unmarked grave of Ms. Zora Neale Hurston", Durham, NC
2019 Durham Art Guild, 65th Annual Juried Show, “Next Seven Exits", Durham, NC
2019 United Arts Council, “Battle at Mud Creek", Raleigh, NC
2019 The Mothership, “Gender Dysphoria" + "Next Seven Exits", Durham, NC
2019 Durham Art Guild, “Children's Story Book", Durham, NC
2019 VAE SCOPE ‘19: LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUTH, “Metamorphosis of North Carolina”, Raleigh, NC
2019 VAE Annual Gala, “untitled”, Raleigh, NC
2019 The Carrack Museum of Modern Art, “Love Thy Self”, Durham, NC
2018 CLiCK! Photography Festival, “Cosmic Consciousness”, Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill, NC
2018 Through This Lens Gallery, “Beehive Brain”, Durham, NC
2018 The SE Center for Photography, “Napa, CA”, Greenville, SC
2018 VAE Annual Gala, “Obsolete Planet”, Raleigh, NC
2017 CLiCK! Photography Festival, “Day After Black Friday”, Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill, NC
2017 EXPOSURE TIME, "untitled", Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2016 CAMstellation, “Television Head”, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2016 EXPOSURE TIME, "untitled", Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2015 EXPOSURE TIME, "untitled", Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2014 EXPOSURE TIME, "untitled", Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

CURATOR
2018 CLiCK! Photography Festival, “Cosmic Consciousness”, Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill, NC

GRANTS
BIG INK Large Scale Woodblock Printing, "untitled" (from series "Man's Search For Meaning"), Artspace, Raleigh, 2019 
Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts Council of Raleigh, Raleigh, 2019

PRESS
NSEW Magazine - Issue #2 - Featured Artist - 2019 


AWARDS
LENSCULTURE MAGAZINE, BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS- Featured Competition Gallery- 2019
DURHAM ART GUILD: SWING INTO SPRING- Featured Artist - 2019
CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM RALEIGH: EXPOSURE TIME - Featured Artist - 2017
COMMUNICATION ARTS ADVERTISING & DESGN ANNUAL - Fresh - 2006
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – First Place "Nude Telephone" (self portrait) - 2004
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY – Judges Choice - 2004
ASMP NY – Judges Choice - 2003
ASMP LA – Judges Choice - 2003
PDN ANNUAL – Emerging Artist - 2002
GRAPHIS ANNUAL – Emerging Artist - 2002
APPLIED ARTS & ILLUSTRATIONS ANNUAL – Emerging Artist - 2002
CMYK – Emerging Artist - 2000

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017-2019 CAM/now Advisory Board Member, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2018-2019 ART PHOTOGRAPHER
Joseph Rafferty Photography, Wake Forest, NC
2018 CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Charis Art Therapy Summer Camp, Wake Forest, NC
2017 PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER
Historic Unveiling: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Wilson, NC
2013-2017 PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2016-2019 PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER – CREATIVE DIRECTOR CoJo Studio, Wake Forest, NC
2016 PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER
Historic Unveiling: Ann & Jim Goodnight Museum Park NCMA, Raleigh, NC
2014 PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER
Autism Awareness Carnival, Franklin, NC
2003-2004 OUTER CIRCLE – BOARD MEMBER
Art Center College of Design Alumni Periodical, Pasadena, CA
2002-2012 PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER
Joseph Rafferty Editorial Photography, Pasadena, CA


CLIENTS - PUBLICATIONS
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE I MOTHER JONES I BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL I NCMA I COMMUNICATION ARTS I SAN FRANCISCO HISTORICAL SOCIETY I CMYK I GQ GERMANY I ESQUIRE I PANTHEON BOOKS I AARP I AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY  VOLLIS SIMPSON WHIRLIGIG PARK + MUSEUM I AMERICAN LAWYER I GRAPHIS I OUTSIDE I FORTUNE I GQ I MEN’S HEALTH    WINnovation I RUNNER’S WORLD I WALTER  I NEWSWEEK I PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS I CAM RALEIGH
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