Neil Frederick Sharpe’s photography has been exhibited in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, and The United States Of America, including Le Musee du Louvre, Paris, France.
Curators include Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, now Chief Curator Art Gallery Of Ontario;
Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum;
Brian Cramp, Bruce Gilden, Mary Ellen Mark;
Peter Frank, Marla Panko, Mark Steinmetz.
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Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, California
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Carnegie Gallery, Dundas-Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Leica Studios, London, Great Britain (selected black and white prints)
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SELECTED GALLERY AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS 2012-2021.
"The Forbidden Land"; Solo Show. Carnegie Gallery, Dundas-Hamilton Ontario, Canada. October, 2021.
"Floating Across The Tops Of Cities Contemplating Jazz". Solo Show. Carnegie Gallery; Dundas-Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. August 7-29, 2020.
Official Photograph Celebrating 40th Anniversary Carnegie Gallery, Dundas-Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 2020.
Winterblooms. Carnegie Gallery; Dundas Valley School of Art; Dundas Museum. January-February 2019.
Lensculture Black And White Photography Awards. Competition Gallery. October 2018.
From over 17,000 entries, 556 photos were selected by LensCulture editors for the Competition Gallery and were viewed more than 3.3 million times."
I SING THE BODY QUANTUM./SIGNS OF LIGHT / -Neil Frederick Sharpe; Natalie Hunter. Centre . Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. April 4-May 1, 2018.
Cited as "Must See This Week" by Canadian Art.ca, April 12-18, 2018.
BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE. Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia; August 19-September 17, 2017.
The "2017 program, with special events planned for all five weekends, attracted an attendance of over 50,000 people."
Magnum Photos Awards-Lens Culture. London, England. July 2017.
" There is something deliriously wonderful about your stark, graphic photographs. The geometry inherent in the works is almost Bauhausian. Moholy-Nagy would be proud...
I get the feeling they are more closely related to screen prints than traditional photography, Andy Warhol’s car crash works…In a way, they promote more of an inner being than of external depiction. They ooze psychology and depths (Jung?) as if they are stills for an updated version of the Seventh Seal or the Naked City; the images evokes the shadows on Plato’s cavern wall. Stills here actually push at the notion that we deal in images as forms of reality despite their actual existence as skins of expression, fiction, mendacity, and verisimilitude.
The blacks you get are rich and velvety, the light dramatic, and the framing illusive and fleeting. They remind me of the charcoal drawings by Robert Longo…
We look at the abstraction on the surface off the glass, the reflection of the individual, and the silhouette near the curb. There is mystery here and their theatricality and chiaroscuro is why. I think this aesthetic approach (which is associated with drama/theatre/romanticism) mixed with street photography is such a wonderful combination that hasn’t entirely been explored before. I’m thinking here specifically of Philip Lorca-DiCorcia’s “Heads” as well as Daido Moriyama’s gritty work. It is possible your works would be better as photo-gravures. I love the conceptual place that your work is in and think it is apt for our 21st century condition.”
CHARLES DODGSON BLACK & WHITE AWARD, 2nd Edition, London, England. April, 2017.
HONORABLE MENTION; Finalist, “Fine Art”
10th ANNUAL, INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, Los Angeles, California, February, 2017.
At the 10th Annual International Color Awards, webcast live around the world, Neil Frederick Sharpe was awarded an Honorable Mention for one of the ten most outstanding photographs in "Silhouette".
The Jury included Christie's, New York; Contemporary Art Society, London;
Sotheby's, Paris; ING Collection, Netherlands; Y&R, Malaysia; Preus
Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam;
Whitechapel Gallery, London; and J. Walter Thompson, New York.
11TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS, Los Angeles California, November, 2016.
Neil Frederick Sharpe was presented at the 11th Annual Black and White Spider with Honorable Mention Awards for the ten most outstanding photograph in "Sport" and "Silhouette", webcast Saturday, November 5, 2016. The live online gala was attended by over 10,500 photography fans around the globe.
11th Annual Jury members included from National Geographic, Washington DC; The Armory Show, New York; TBWA, Paris; Victoria Film Festival, Canada; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Studio Hansa, London; Fratelli Alinari, Florence; Australian Centre for Photography; Young & Rubicam, Lima.
Red Dot Fundraiser; Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Backspace Gallery, City of Ballarat Arts & Culture, Australia; October, 2016.
International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Palazzo Italia, Unter den Linden 10, Berlin Germany, October 4-29, 2016.
Magnum Photography Awards, "IPHIGENIA", 2016 Competition Gallery, May, 2016.
"The Competition Gallery is a highly curated group of images selected by our editors to showcase only the best photos from entrants."
"For nearly 70 years Magnum Photos has been providing the highest quality photographic content to an international client base of media, charities, publishers, brands and cultural institutions. The Magnum Photos library is a living archive updated regularly with new work from across the globe."
International Color Awards, Beverley Hills, California, USA. April 2016.
Award winner: "Fine Arts".
SNAP! Contemporary Photography Exhibition and Silent Auction For AIDS. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. March, 2016.
Black And White Photographer Of The Year: Leica Studios. London, England. November-December. 2015
"Heart Of Darkness", The Photo Review: 2015 Competition.
Contemporary Art, Musee du Louvre, Paris, France. July 2015.
Digital photography display featuring photographers from 191 countries.
Black And White Charles Dodgson Award. Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. London England. June 2015. Finalist.
"Photographer Neil Frederick Sharpe of Canada was named at the 8th Annual International Color Awards for one of the ten most outstanding photographs (“Honorable Mention”) in the category of Abstract at the Nomination & Winners Photoshow, webcast Saturday, April 18, 2015.
The live online gala was attended by over 8,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.
Jury members included Christie's, Paris; Frieze Art Fair, London; DB Agency, Milan; Clair Galerie, Munich; Edinburgh Film Festival; Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong; Gup Magazine, Amsterdam; and Eyestorm, London."
" JOY" , DUNCAN MILLER GALLERY, Santa Monica California. March-May, 2015.
Juried by Magnum Photographer and Guggenheim winner BRUCE GILDEN.
I'm honored to be named as a Winner of the INTERNATIONAL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION sponsored by the DUNCAN MILLER GALLERY, Santa Monica, California. January, 2015.
Poetics Of Light. Black Box Gallery. Portland Oregon. December 1-20, 2014.
9th Annual International Black And White Spider Awards, October 2014
Multi-award winner with seven photographs named in "Architecture" and "Silhouette".
International Photography Awards ("IPA"), September, 2014.
Multi-award winner In the "Fine Art" category
"Self-Portraits". MONA (Detroit Museum of New Art), Detroit, Michigan, USA. September 21-October 31, 2014.
BIFB COLLECTION 2014, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. August, 2014. Gallery Eleven40, Malvern, Australia.
San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, August 9-24, 2014.
Gold Medal Award
"Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3), Paris, France; July 2014.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in "Fine Art" and "Architecture".
Philadelphia 5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, June 12-August 30, 2014; Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
Curators: Mary Ellen Mark, Brian Clamp.
Photography Masters Cup, International Color Awards. 7th Annual Awards, May, 2014.
I am greatly honored to be cited for one of the top ten outstanding color photographs in the year 2013 ("Honorable Mention Award").
Shadow And Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland Oregon. May 1-20, 2014.
Curator: Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum.
Emerging Focus Exhibition, photo l.a., 23rd Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, January 2014.
Cited as one of the Top 20 Emerging Photographers in the United States, with the photograph "Night Money" selected as one of the top 20 outstanding photographs in 2014.
Curator: Peter Frank, Adjunct Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum. He has served as Editor of THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and as critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly.
This Is The Day Your Life Will Surely Change. Centre 3; Hamilton, Ontario Canada. October-November 2013.
Lens Culture Exposure Awards. The Highly Rated 100. January, 2014.
Worldwide Photography Gala Awards: 6th Edition Pollux Awards. February-March 2014.
Selected as a Finalist in the "Fine Art" Category
Blue Diamond Photo Award, Leipzig Germany, International Photography Contest 2013;
Honored to be granted citations for the Nominee Award and Certificate of Excellence as a finalist
International Black & White Spider Awards. London, England. 7th Annual Awards. June 2013.
ONWARD COMPE', An International Photography Competition For Emerging Photographers. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. April 11-June 17, 2013.
Photography Masters Cup International Color Awards. 6th Annual Awards. Beverly Hills, California; Mayfair, London, England. February 2013.
Nominee Award in "Abstract" category
The Art Of Photography Show, 2013, San Diego Art Institute, California U.S.A. October 12-November 17, 2013.
Curator: Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum.
Early Works, 2013-2014.
Honored to be selected as part of the travelling exhibit “Early Works”, a unique blend of photography and the narrative
Curated by Laura Moya and Laura Valenti Jelen.
The Center for Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, Colorado
February 7 – March 29, 2014
Rayko Photo Center
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA
October 17 – November 17, 2013
Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Avenue
April 5 – 31, 2013
Sol Mednick Gallery,
University of the Arts,
August 22nd – September 19th 2014.
PRC/Photographic Resource Center,
Boston University. January 22-March 15, 2015.
Frederick Sharpe took “Genesis” “the extended hand pushing against the picture plane, the frame cropping…the Diane Arbus-like presence”- Mark Feeney Boston Globe, 2015.
Art of Photography Show. San Diego Art Institute, California, U.S.A.. September-November, 2012.
Curator: Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) and Chief Curator at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, California.
Dundas Valley School Of Arts, Student Show: Dundas, Canada. June 2012.