Curriculum Vitae


2009-12 Master of Fine Arts, Photography, University of Oregon

2006 Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy

2003-07 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Media Arts, University of California, San Diego

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018 TBA, Bolivar Art Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (forthcoming)

2017 A Bright Mirror Standing, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Seminole State College, Sanford, Florida (forthcoming)

2015 The Light of Other Days (with Robert Beam), Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada

Midnight Sun, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

The Light of Other Days (with Robert Beam), The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2014 The Deep, The Banff Center, Banff, Canada

2013 Rest Easy, PDX Contemporary, Windows Project Exhibition, Portland, Oregon

2012 Window Smokers (with Jared Haug), RECESS, Portland, Oregon

Sequence, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon

Harvest, Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon

2011 Apparatus, Eric Washburn Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2008 Landscapes From Nowhere, Peppers Art Gallery, University of Redlands, Redlands, California

Lines in the Sky, The Performance Loft, Redlands, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016  Material as Medium, Target Gallery, Curated by Aaron McIntosh, Richmond, Virginia

Take/Aim, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Curated by William LeGoullon, Tempe, Arizona

RealPhoto, Manifest Gallery, PhotoFocus Biennial, Cincinnati, Ohio

Developed Work: 2016 National Photography Fellowship Competition, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas

Peace Among Savages, Amos Eno Gallery, Curated by Mary Gagler, Brooklyn, New York

Now What, Coop Gallery, Curated by Tom Williams, Ph.D., Nashville, Tennessee

Water Ecologies, Transition Gallery, Idaho State University, Curated by Basia Irland, Pocatello, Idaho

Alter+Combine, (Scene) Metrospace, Curated by Jacquelynn Sullivan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

2015 Punctum: 20th Annual Juried Exhibition of Photography, Photographic Center Northwest, Curated by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., Seattle, Washington

Ednamair, Grammar Center, Curated by Melissa Geppert, Medford, Oregon

Baker’s Dozen, Schneider Museum of Art, Curated by Erika Leppmann, Ashland, Oregon

2014 Lucette, Space4Art, Curated by Scott Polach, San Diego, California

Shapeshifting: Contemporary Masculinities, Wooster Museum of Art, Curated by Kathleen Zurko, Wooster, Ohio

Hunter/Gatherer, Truman State University Gallery, Curated by Aaron Fine, Kirksville, Missouri

International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Curated by Diana L Daniels, Carmel, California

2013 High Desert Test Sites, Selected by Andrea Zittel, Dave Hickey, Libby Lumpkin, and Aurora Tang, Joshua Tree, California

Dumb Angel, 12128, Curated by Mike Bray, Portland, Oregon

Archetype Drift, Johalla Projects, Curated by Jason Lazarus, Chicago, Illinois

Off the Plain, Place Gallery, Curated by TJ Norris, Portland, Oregon

ONWARD Compe ’13, Project Basho, Curated by Mark Steinmetz, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2012 Arrest Me, Punch Gallery, Curated by Scott Lawrimore, Seattle, Washington

National Exposure Revisited, ARC Gallery, Curated by Charles Osgood, Chicago, Illinois

2012 International Art Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Recent Graduates Exhibition, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Self-Calibration, Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center, Portland, Oregon

2011 SPE Members’ Exhibition, Kress Gallery, Spokane, Washington

Extra Medium, LaVerne Kraus Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2010 Alternatives: Unconventional and Uncommon Processes, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Menagerie, LaVerne Kraus Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2008 Young Americans, Galerie Ulike Hamm, Bissendorf, Germany

2008 Art Clash, Lorenzo de Medici Gallery, Florence, Italy

2007 SACI Alumni Exhibition, Salander O’Reilly Gallery, New York City, New York


2016 Emerging Artist Grant, Shortlist, Lucie Foundation, Los Angeles, California

2015 Brink Award Nominee, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2014 Faculty Development Grant, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

2013 Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission, Portland, Oregon

Project Grant, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, California

Honorable Mention, ONWARD Compe ’13, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2012 Dean’s Graduate Fellowship Award, Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

People’s Choice Award, Arrest Me, Punch Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2009-12 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

2010 Finalist, Best College Photographs of the Year, Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Graduate Research Award, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

2007 Fine Art Nominee, International Color Awards, 2nd Annual Photography Masters Cup

Artist Residencies

2017 Santa Fe Art Institute, Water Rights Residency, Santa Fe, New Mexico (forthcoming)

2016 Arteles Creative Center, Haukijarvi, Finland

2014 Banff Artist in Residency, Banff, Alberta, Canada


2016 Artist Talk, The Aesthetics of Eden, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Presenter and Panel Participant, The Aesthetics of Eden, Southeastern College Art Conference, Roanoke, Virginia

Featured Artist, Aint-Bad Magazine,, May 2016

Exhibitor, Philadelphia Art Book Fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2015 Artist Talk, Midnight Sun, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

Artist Talk, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon

2014 Winter 2014 New Artist Feature, Culturehall,, Juried Selection

2013 Contributing Artist, Bailliwik Magazine, Autumn 2013, Published by Surabhi Ghosh and Rob Hunt

Artist Talk, Line of Sight, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California

Featured Artist, I Like This Art,, Curated by Jordan Tate

Panel Participant, The Constant Construct + Inevitability of Complex Perspective, Place Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2012 Contributing Artist, Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice., Rebekah Modrak and Bill Anthes

Artist Talk, Cultural Predators: Photography and Its Relationship to Hunting Culture, Society of Photographic Education, 49th National Conference, San Francisco, California

2011 Artist Talk, Trophy, Society of Photographic Education, Northwest Regional Conference, Spokane, Washington

International Survey of Contemporary Art, Crussell Fine Arts Publishing, Orange, California

Trophy, Portfolio Book, Self-Published

2010 Presenter and Panel Participant, Crossing Borders: Graduate Research Forum, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon


Regina F. Graham, “Take Aim Photography Exhibit Reveals Hunting Culture in Gruesome and Honest Images”, The Daily Mail, December 30th, 2016

Karisma Sandoval, “Take Aim,” The State Press, October 26th, 2016

Patrick Collier, “Step Up,” Exhibition Catalogue, The New Gallery, 2015

Curatorial Collective, “Shapeshifting: Contemporary Masculinities,”,  October 14th, 2014

David Andrew Frey, “New Artists Feature, Winter 2014,”, March 4th, 2014

Richard Speer, “Brooks Dierdorff: Rest Easy,” The Willamette Weekly, January 30th, 2014

Jenna Lechner, “Northwest Photography: The Same but Different,” Daily Serving, May 21, 2013

Richard Speer, “Off the Plain,” Visual Art Source, April 30, 2013

Rebecca Steele, “Most Recent Evidence of a Language You Have Been Looking At: Jared

Haug and Brooks Dierdorff,” Justice League PDX, December 2, 2012

John Motley, “Window Smokers: Brooks Dierdorff and Jared Haug” The Oregonian, November 30, 2012

Tori Abernathy, “Window Smokers,”, November 15, 2012

Patrick Collier, “Spot On: Little Lambs Eat Ivy,” Oregon Arts Watch, May 16, 2012

Curatorial Experience

2015 Sometimes You Get Nowhere, Jesse Sugarmann, Mike Bray, Patrick Rock, and Jared Haug, Grammar Center, Medford, Oregon

2014 You Better Have More Than What You Came With, Talena Sanders, Julie Perini, and Nika Kaiser, Grammar Center, Medford, Oregon

2013 Three Ways to Draw the Landscape, William Lamson and John Mann, Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon

2012 Long Days, Long Nights, Peter Happel Christian, Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon

Alumni Show, LaVerne Kraus Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2011 2:3, LaVerne Kraus Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

Academic Appointments

2015- Assistant Professor of Photography, School of Visual Art and Design, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida   

2014-15 Visiting Faculty, Department of Art and Art History, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

2013-14 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, The College of  Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

2012-13 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art, Photography, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon