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Chehalis Hegner

United States of North America

Artist Website:

Instagram: @chehalishegner



2005 MFA Lesley University College of Art & Design, Cambridge, MA

1984 BA Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

1979 Diploma Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI

Fine Arts




Founding Dir. Halo Hill, Harvard, IL

1999 to PRESENT

Independent Artist and Art Educator


2008 to 2015

Photography Faculty, University of Massachusetts Department of Art and

Design, Lowell, MA


1999 to 2008

Photography Faculty, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH



2020 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award.

2018 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award. Categories: Portrait & Fine Art; Selected

         for 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain, October 4-

         21, 2018 and on-line digital gallery.

2010 Gjon Mili Photography Prize, Pristina, Kosovo



2021 • Turn Park Art Space Museum & Sculpture Park, W. Stockbright, MA, WILDEBEEST, Collaboration with Doug Fitch

2019 • 10th West Contemporary Fine Art, Indianapolis, IN, double solo with Peg Shaw,

            curated by Tony Quintana & Maria Behringer

2018 • Old Courthouse Art Center, BOYPLAY, Woodstock, IL

2013 • Chase Gallery, Dublin School, Dublin, NH

         • Lyceum Gallery, Derryfield School, Manchester, NH

2012 • University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

2011 • Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

2010 • The Rey Center, Waterville Valley, NH. Curator; Vicki Goldberg

2008 • Saint Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH. Curator; Sheila Gallagher

2006 • Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD.

2003 • The Galletley Gallery, New Hampton School, NH

         • Raue Center for the Arts, Crystal Lake, IL

2002 • Fusion Gallery, Manchester, NH

1999 • Edwards Art Gallery, The Holderness School, Plymouth, NH

         • Belknap Mill Society Art Gallery, Laconia, NH




2024 • Seattle Museum of Art; Inspiration & Influence; Curator, Sarah Thompson

2023 • Museum of Fine Arts Boston;  Hokusai: Inspiration & Influence; Curator Sarah Thompson 

2020 • Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL; Photography & _____” Collaboration

            with Arno Rafael Minkkinen.

         • Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL; LENS 2020, Curator: Catherine Edelman

         • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA; Picturing The Future;


         • A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX. TREES, curator: Kevin Tully

         • Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, TX; A Yellow Rose, curators: Frances

           Jakubek & Meg Griffiths. 100 year celebration of the 19th Amendment

2019 • Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore, MD Connections, Curator: Jordan Faye


         • 317 Art Collective, Rockford, IL. Curator: Laura Easton Frazier.

         • Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, LENS 2019, curated by Natasha Egan of the

           Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

         • Old Courthouse Art Center, Solstice Exhibtion, Woodstock, IL

         • F-Stop Magazine, online exhibition,The Alternative Portrait, curated by Christy


2018 • Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL Summer Solstice Exhibition.

         • Perspective Gallery, Lens 2018, Evanston, IL, Curator; Paula Tognarelli,

           director, Griffin Museum of Photography.

         • Perspective Gallery, #Metoo: A Photographic Exhibition Exploring Sexual

           Harassament. Has work in video piece, curated by Jane Fulton Alt

         • Loosen Art, Alteration; Source Code Selected for exhibition in Rome and

           Online Gallery.

2017 • Latitude Gallery, Final Girl, Chicago, IL. Curator; Noritaka Minami

         • Old Courthouse Gallery, Solstice Exhibition, Woodstock, IL

         • MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA. Outdoor mammoth print installed on façade,

           Gestural Engineering, The Kinetic Sculptures of Arthur Ganson

         • Halo Hill Creative Lab, Premier Performance Piece Drone with Trumpet &

           Silent Short Film, “Resurrection Barn.” Halo Hill Studios, Harvard, IL

          • MIT Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction, Drone with Trumpet, live

            performance; Rockwell Cage, Cambridge, MA

2016 • Old Courthouse Art Center, Solstice Exhibition, Woodstock, IL

2014 • Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2012 • University Art Gallery, Spirit Level V, An American Road Trip, University of

           Massachusetts, Curator; Arno Minkkinen

         • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Curator; Paul Kopeikin

2011 • Billboard Arts Project, San Bernadino, CA

         • Interlochen Center for the Arts, The Long Journey Home, Interlochen, MI

         • Whistler House Museum, Lowell, MA

         • Ramapo College, Kinetic Mandala, Photographs of Arthur Ganson at Work,

           Maywah, NJ

         • St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH

         • University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

         • Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

         • Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

2010 • Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA

         • National Gallery of Kosovo, Exhibition in conjunction with Gjon Mili Prize,

           Pristina, Kosovo

         • Brattleboro Dance Expo, Brattleboro, VT, Video for Angela Martinelli dance


         • Fayerweather School, Cambridge, MA

2009 • University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, Curator; Arno R. Minkkinen

         • Melbane Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX

         • Don Harrington Center, Amarillo, TX

         • Barton College, Wilson, NC

2008 • ICA, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

         • Gallery 119, Lowell, MA

         • Karl Dreyrup Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

         • MIT Musuem, Gestural Engineering Gallery, Arthur Ganson, Cambridge, MA

2007 • Maryland Art Place, Objects of Adoration, Contemporary Art Center, Curator;

           Rachel Bradley, Baltimore, MD

          • Plymouth State University Art Gallery, Plymouth, NH

2006 • Photographic Resource Center, POV | PRC, Nominated by Arno Rafael

           Minkkinen, Boston, MA

          • Silver Cultural Arts Center, Plymouth, NH

          • Carega Gallery, Center Sandwhich, NH

          • University of Hawaii, Video for Angela Martinelli

          • Centro Civico, Varigotti, Liguria, Italy

          • Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, Boston, MA

          • Boston City Hall, Government Center, Boston, MA

          • Alumni Cultural & Interpretive Center, Haverhill, NH

2005 • Photographic Resource Center, Expo and Auction, Boston, MA

         • New England Institute of Art, Boston, MA

         • Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD

         • University Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

         • Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich, NH

         • Epi-Center, For Point Channel, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston, MA

2004 • Karl Drerup Gallery, Plymouth State University Gallery, Plymouth, NH

         • Silver Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Plymouth, NH

2003 • Silver Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Plymouth, NH

2001 • Silver Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Plymouth, NH

1999 • Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA. Curator; Leslie K. Brown



2020 • Pace University, New York, NY. Panelist with Doug Fitch & Arthur Ganson.

         • Panelist, Griffin Museum of Photography, 4 Contemporary Photographers;

           Winchester, MA.

         • RIT, Rochester NY, Visiting Artist via Zoom Conference

2019 • Workshop Instructor with Lisa Beard; District 300 School System Art Ed Grant,

           Starline Galleries, Harvard, IL

2017 • Juror, Real People, International art exhibition, Old Courthouse Arts Center,

           Woodstock, IL

2014 • Juror, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA

2012 • Panelist and Workshop Concept Designer, Flash Forward Photo Festival,

           Boston, MA

         • Juror, New York Photo Festival, Photographic Resource Center in NY.

2011 • Artist Panel: Kinetic Mandala, Adler Theatre, Ramapo College, NJ

         • Workshop, Advanced Silver Gelatin Printing, Interlochen Arts Academy,

            Interlochen, MI

         • Collaboration Workshop, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI

2008 • Curator, Minotaur in the Mirror, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

         • Panel Organizer and Moderator, Minotaur in the Mirror, Plymouth State

           University, Plymouth, NH

2005 • Photography Workshops at The New Hampton School, Ashland, NH

           Also in 2002, 2003, 2004

         • Coordinator, Arno Minkkinen graduate level course workshop, Plymouth State

           University, Plymouth, NH

         • Juror, Alumni Cultural & Interpretive Center, Haverhill, NH



2023 • Book essay: Rollercoaster, Scenes From a Marriage by Aimee McCrory; Published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg Germany

2021 • Foto Nostrum Magazine, Feature, Nov. 15 release

2020 • Shadow and Light Magazine, 10 page feature. “The Magic Typewriter”

         • SHOTS magazine, Fall Issue, Open Theme, Portrait of Doug Fitch in the Halo Hill Forest

         • A.Smith Gallery, TREES, gallery catalog accompanying exhibition

         • Don’t Take Pictures, Photo of the Day, curator: Kat Kiernan

         • Portfolio Magazine, Naples, FL; 10 page feature, The Barn at Halo Hill

2019 • Woventale Press, Featured Artist, July/August, 2019

         • Shadows & Light, Feature Story & Interview: 2019

         • Voyage Chicago, Feature Story: Thought-Provokers, January 10, 2019.

         • LIGHT, A Journal of Photography & Poetry. Issue 10 | Labor, Winter, 2019

2018 • The Big Photo E-Zine, The Photographer School, UK, Issue 23, November,

            Portraits Under the Rainfall Piddler. Article by Hegner.

         • LIGHT, A Journal of Photography & Poetry. Issue 07 | Neglected, Summer,

2018 • F-Stop Magazine, June issue, Altered Image, Edited by Christy Karpinski

         • L’Oeil De La Photographie, Holiday Photos, July 10, 2018, edited by

           Jean-Jacques Naudet

2017 • LIGHT, A Journal of Photography & Poetry. Reflection[s], Winter, 2017

2015 • Huffington Post, “How Has Playboy Affected America?” Author; Heidi Legg

         • The Editorial, feature story, Issue No. 66, Heidi Legg, Oct. 28, Chehalis

           Hegner, American Photographer, Artist, Educator

         • El Patio De La Luna, International art magazine, Edited by Miguel Morales Ruiz

2013 • 100 Boston Artists, Mark Feaney, author. Publisher, Shiffer Publishing

2012 • Boston Globe, review; Author; Mark Feeney, July 31, 2012 Photographic

           Resource Center POV exhibition.

         • The White House, Author portrait of Vicki Goldberg. Publisher; Little Brown,

            and Company, NY, NY

2011 • Shots Magazine, Issue 112, Summer. Editor, Russell Joslin

         • Simulation in Media Culture, Believing the Hype. Author, Robin DeRosa.

           Publisher; Lexington Books, a division of Roman & Littlefield Publishers

2009 • Shots Magazine, Issue 105, Male/Female, Autumn. Editor; Russell Joslin.

2007 • Shots Magazine, Issue 97, Dress Up, Autumn. Editor; Russell Joslin

         • Shots Magazine, Issue 96, Summer, Editor; Russell Joslin

         • Art New England, Cover Image, Review of Photographic Resource Center

           POV/PRC exhibition.

2006 • Boston Globe, review, Arts Section, by Mark Feeney, November 17

         • Popular Photography online, State of the Art, November issue

2005 • Shots Magazine, Spring Issue. Editor; Russell Joslin

1999 • The Citizen, Foster’s Sunday Edition. Author Ray Carbone, Concord, NH

           April 11

1998 • Images, Art Magazine. Concord, NH. Editor; Stephen Hodecker, October



2022 • Musuem of Fine Art Houston, Foto Forum Seminar, Chicago, IL 

2017 • Strategic Leadership, Leading the Self 2017, Kellogg School of Business,

           Chicago, IL

         • Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL

2013 • SPE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

         • PerformaMatics, Workshop, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

2011 • Alliance of Artist Communities Annual Conference, Chicago, IL •

         • Creativity and Ingenuity Symposium, invited participant, Haystack Mountain

          School, Deer Isle, Maine

         • Fundamentals of Strategic Planning, Highgate Global, Liam Abramson,

          Boston, MA

2010 • EMMA International Collaboration, Saskatchewan, Canada, invited


2009 • Starting a Non-Profit Seminar, NH Center for Non-Profits, Concord, NH

         • O Brave New World Symposium, Invited participant, Haystack Mountain

           School, Deer Isle, Maine


2019 • Cynthia Ashby, Inc., Woodstock, IL Spring Line of Photo-based textiles for

           fashion designer and manufacturing firm, MIT Museum Store, Cambridge,

           MA. Photo-based textile and scarf design for museum gift shop, Cambridge,




         • American Society of Media Photographers

         • Society of Photographic Educators

         • Woodstock Arts Commissioner

         • Hegner Family Foundation, Founding Board Member

         • Halo Hill Charitable Fund

Past Professional & Non-Profit Memberships:

         • Board Member, 2011-2015, Photographic Resource Center, Boston University,

         • Board Member, Hegner Family Foundation, Harvard, IL 


         • English

         • Italian, conversational

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