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Dale Niles

Born in Norfolk, Virginia,

Niles’ formative years were

spent with her family living in small, southern towns in

Virginia and North Carolina. Inspired by the heritage of

these locales, neighbors, and friends, she developed deep-seated southern roots that

richly inform her photography practice with visual storytelling. Niles celebrates the diverseness of the human spirit,

appreciating those qualities

that make us delightfully

unique, yet connected in

many ways, particularly through shared experiences and preserved visual memories.

Niles is now a Georgia based

artist. She is known for her

diverse photographic

interpretations from her

black/white and

color photographs to

her montage storytelling collage photographs. She received

her BA in sociology from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC. Upon graduation she interned

as a probation officer but

realized this was not her calling.

While doing several other vocations she continued her personnel interests which

included painting, sculpting

and photography, realizing

that photography was her

art of choice.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

-What Lies Within-Slow Exposures-Strickland Building-Zebulon, Georgia

-Cochran Gallery, LaGrange, Georgia

-Solidifying Roots" series at Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill, NC
-Art Clayton-Jonesborough, Georgia

-Brickworks Gallery-Atlanta Georgia

-Rankin Gallery in Columbus, Georgia

-Lamar Art Gallery in Barnsville, Georgia

-Arts Clayton, Jonesboro, Georgia

RECOGNITION

-Joy and the Everyday-APG-Atlanta, GA

-The Language of Color-APG-Atlanta, GA

-First Place and Gold Winner in Tokyo International Foto Awards for book, What Lies Within

-Budapest International Foto Awards-Bronze winner for What Lies Within

-13th Annual Self-Published Photobook Show presented by the Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY and the

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester,MA 

-La Photo Curator-"Our Non-Human Companions-honorable mention

-Top 200 Critical Mass-Photolucida-Fading Memories

-All AboutPhoto-Fading Memories

-All AbouPhoto-What We Keep

-Texas Photographic Society-Member's Only Exhibit-Houston, TX-2nd place-show extended to

Amarillo Museum of Art-Amarillo, TX

-London International Creative competition-Finalist in create art category

-Center for Fine Art Photography-'30 over 50: In Context, Fort Collins, Colorado

-LA Photo Curator-'This Land is Your Land' exhibit-honorable mention
-SXSE Magazine-Feb/Mar Issue-Curator's Choice

-PX3 (Prix De La Photographie Paris)-Gold in fine Art/Collage and second place winner

in Fine Art for 'Life Revisited' Series. And honorable mention in Fine Art for 'Solidifying Root's' series 

-Mayo Clinic Exhibit-Jacksonville, Florida

-A Smith Gallery-Johnson City, TX-Vista Exhibit-honorable mention

-Photo Place Gallery-'Trees'-honorable mention-Middlebury, Vermont
-Chromatic Awards-honorable mention in Fine Art
-Griffin Photography Museum-26th annual exhibit-honorable mention-Winchester, Massachusetts 

-PX3 Prix DeLa Photographie Paris- Honorable mention in Fine Art/Collage for 'Animal in Redux' series 

-Tokyo International Foto Awards-Bronze Award for series 'Animal Lives Redux"

-Top 10 to watch-Atlanta, Georgia
-Critical Mass Top 200-Animals Lives Redux

-Chromatic Awards-2nd place Fish Plates and Bourbon, honorable mention for

Family Bibles and Buddy and Blanche
-Virginia Twainam Smith purchase award for "Fish Plates and Bourbon" 

-L.A Photo Curator-'The Animal Kingdom-honorable mention

-Atlanta Photography Group Portfolio 2018- Atlanta
-Santa Fe Workshops-"Celebration" exhibition-honorable mention
-NYC4PA-"One"-Honorable mention

Selected Group Exhibits

-Choice-Atlanta Photography Group-Atlanta 

-Revelo outdoor exhibit-Fading Memories-Raleigh, NC

-Prix de la Photographie de Paris-silver for 'Fading Memories' series

-New Orleans Alliance-Still Life exhibit-New Orleans,LA
-Annual Paris Photo Prize Exhibition at the “Espace Beaurepaire”-Paris , France

-APG​-Catherine CouturierSelects-Atlanta, GA

-APG-Atlanta, Georgia-Directors Cut

-Griffin Photography Museum-Winter Solstice Exhibit

-Slow Exposures -"Enquires of Myth, Ritual and Narrative"-Zebulon, Georgia-

6 person show of alternative processes

-Civic Center-South Bend, Indiana
-Artfields-Lake City, SC
-WAV Venice-4 images from What Lies Within series-Palazzo Michiel Venice, Italy
​-Atlanta Airport Exhibit 
-Curated Fridge-Culinary Institute of America-Napa Valley CA-Part of first Friday at Copia
-The Fence-"Animal Lives Revisited"-exhibiting in 8 cities-Brooklyn, Boston,Atlanta, Santa Fe, Durham,

Denver, Houston, Calgary (Canada), Sarasota

-TPS 27 International Competition-Bath House Cultural Center-Dallas ,TX-Portraits Yes

-A Smith Gallery-Director's Choice-Johnson City, TX

Publications

-Sept/Oct Issue of Southern Woman

-The Hand Magazine

-SXSE magazine- Sept/Oct issue-Article on What Lies Within

-The Hand Magazine-issue 31

-Shadow & Light Magazine March/April 2020 Color It Red Special edition 

-Oxford America spring issue 2020

-Lenscratch article-

http://lenscratch.com/2019/08/photographers-on-photographers-emily-laux-and-dale-niles/

-Color It Red-chosen for a ten page portfolio in Light and Shadow Magazine

Permanent Collections

MOCA GA Atlanta

Ogden Museum New Orleans
 

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