Joseph Rafferty, American Photographer
Born Santa Barbara, California, 1976
Works Durham , North Carolina, USA

EDUCATION
2018-2020 Duke Center For Documentary Studies, Continuing Education, Durham, NC
2019 North Carolina Museum of Art, Painting College Workshop: Peter Martín & Mexican Modernist Painting, Raleigh, NC
2009 North Carolina State University College of Design, Graduate Work, Raleigh, NC
1999-2002 Art Center College of Design, Dean's List, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Pasadena, CA
1996-1999 San Diego City College, Dean’s List, San Diego, CA
1995-1999 United States Navy, Honorable Discharge + Navy College Fund (recipient), Naval Special Warfare Center, Coronado, CA

Artist In Residency
2022 Barton College School of Visual Performing & Communication Arts, 
Wilson, NC 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022 Barton College School of Visual Performing & Communication Arts,
(TBD Artist In Residency)  Wilson, NC
2019 Durham Art Guild, Golden Belt Gallery, “L O S T: a photographic journey by Joseph Rafferty, Durham, NC 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 American Photography 36, Annual Book Exhibition, “Untitled” (from series “LOST”), NYC, NY (November)
2020 Durham Art Guild, 66th Annual Juried Show, “Jamella F. Dallis  & “Stacey Kirby” (from series “Art World Creatures”)
Durham, NC
2020 Praxis Gallery Photographic Arts Center, THE STILL LIFE, “Obsolete Planet” (from series “Man's Search For Meaning”)Minneapolis, MN
2020 Durham Art Guild, Swing Into Spring, “Metamorphosis of North Carolina, Durham, NC
2020 Visual Art Exchange, Annual Gala, “Untitled”, Raleigh, NC
2019 Peter Marín's Frida Kahlo’s Ofrenda, “Untitled” (painting), North Carolina Museum of Art,  Raleigh, NC
2019 Atlanta Photography Group, The Director's Cut, “War Of The Worlds, Atlanta, GA
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, Community Show: Rupture, Rapture, Revolution, “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, “Trailor Park Resident” & “Mexican Cowboy (from series “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 Visual Art Exchange, SCOPE ‘19: LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUTH, “Metamorphosis of North Carolina”, Raleigh, NC
2019 Visual Art Exchange, 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, “Water” (from series “Man’s Search For Meaning”), Durham, NC
2018 The SE Center for Photography, “Napa, CA”, Greenville, SC
2018 Visual Art Exchange, Annual Gala, “Obsolete Planet” (from series “Man’s Search For Meaning”), 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

Trieste Photo Festival - UNVIELS 06: URBAN unveils the City and its secrets - ANNUAL BOOK -  “Untitled” (four prints from series “LOST”) - 2020 (November)
NSEW Magazine - Issue #2 - Featured Artist (cover, interview, eight page spread) - 2019  

DURHAM ART GUILD: SWING INTO SPRING- Featured Artist - 2019
CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM RALEIGH - EXPOSURE TIME - Featured Artist - 2017
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL – Judge's Choice (Esteemed Juror Kathy Ryan of NYT Magazine) - 2004
ASMP NY – Judge's Choice - 2003
ASMP LA – Judge's Choice - 2003
PDN ANNUAL – Emerging Artist - 2002
GRAPHIS ANNUAL – Emerging Artist - 2002
APPLIED ARTS & ILLUSTRATIONS ANNUAL – Emerging Artist - 2002
CMYK – Emerging Artist - 2000

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017-2020 CAM/now Advisory Board Member, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2018-2020 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 & Museum, Wilson, NC
2013-2017 PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2016-2020 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
2002-2012 PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER, Joseph Rafferty Editorial Photography, Pasadena, CA
2003-2004 OUTER CIRCLE BOARD MEMBER, Art Center College of Design Alumni Periodical, Pasadena, CA


CLIENTS - PUBLICATIONS
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE I THE EYE OF PHOTOGRAPHY I NSEW MAGAZINE I MOTHER JONES I BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL  NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART 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 AMERICAN LAWYER I GRAPHIS I OUTSIDE I FORTUNE I GQ I MEN’S HEALTH I WINnovation I RUNNER’S WORLD I WALTER    NEWSWEEK I PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS I CAM RALEIGH I UNVIELS 06
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