Deborah Tharp

University of Alaska Anchorage

Art Department/Photography

3211 Providence Dr.

Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 786-1983


Self Portrait with Mother



MFA in Photography, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois 1989.
MA in Photography, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, California 1987.
BFA in Graphic Design & Photography, Herron School of Art of Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 1985.


Understanding Beauty

from Relationships series


Selected Teaching Experience

2003 - Present Area Head of Photography, Associate Professor, Art Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
1998 - 2003 Area Head of Photography, Assistant Professor, Art Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
1994 - 1998 Area Head of Photography, Visiting Assistant Professor, Art Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
1989 - 1994 Assistant Professor, Art Department / Photography, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA



Selected Publications and Media

2004 Windhover Publication, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX.
2001 "True Fictions", Museum Brochure, Anchorage Museum of History & Art.
1996 & 1992 Exploring Color Photography, Second and Third Edition, By: Robert Hirsch.
1993 Ilford Corporation, Artist Video for Education, Color Photographic Works.
1992 Parents, Exhibition Catalog, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.





Identity Transfer
All images Copyright Deborah Tharp 1999


Selected Exhibitions

2004 "Fine Art Photography in Alaska" Exhibition, International Gallery, Anchorage, AK.
2004 Two-Person Exhibition, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Canada (March - May).
2003 Double XX Ivitational Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK.
2003 Exhibition of 2002 Acquisitions, Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Anchorage, AK (January - March).
2002 "The Collective Conscious" Group Polaroid Installation, Oglethorpe Row Gallery, Savannah, GA.
2001 Solo Exhibition, Louisiana Tech University Gallery and Visiting Artist Lecture, Ruston, LA (September - October).
2001 "True Fictions" Solo Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Anchorage, AK (April 29 - June 10).
1999 "True Fictions," Solo Exhibition at the Bunnell Gallery, Homer, AK (November).
1999 Society for Photographic Education Exhibition, University of Western Washington, Bellingham, WA (October).
1998 "All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition", Juried by Lucinda Barnes; Curator of Collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK

"Rarefied Light" Exhibition, Juried by Susan Kae Grant, Anchorage Museum of Art, Anchorage, AK (October).

1996 Solo Exhibition, International Gallery, Anchorage, AK (May).
1994 "New American Photographers: Diverse Approaches and Cultures," CC Bond Gallery, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, TN.
1992 "Parents," Group Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
1991 Deborah Tharp and Lori Akins, Two Person Exhibition, The Works Gallery, San Jose, CA.
1991 Solo Exhibition, Stoner Arts Center, Main Gallery, Shreveport, LA.

"Common Ground: New Directions," Dallas Women's Caucus National Juried Exhibition, Dallas City Hall, Dallas, TX.

1989 "Relationships," Solo Exhibition, Gallery Nine, Champaign, IL.


Selected Honors and Grants

2004 "Excellence in Fine Art Photography in Alaska Award" Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, AK.
2004 & 2001 University of Alaska Anchorage, Faculty Development Grant.
2003 & 2001 Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity Grant.
2002 Selected to Participate in the BC / Yukon Summer Research Institute, Canadian Consulate Generals Office, Seattle, WA.



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