ABOUT SCOTT BOLENDZ

 

Scott Bolendz is an award-winning fine art photographer living in the Tampa Bay area.  Using intellectually-driven, concept-based projects, he creates emotionally expressive images of physical environments infused with an intensely personal vision — a vision of both beauty and disquiet. 

Bolendz is a survivor of a rare childhood disease.  This disruptive experience early in his life has been a source of insight and inspiration for him.  As an artist, he's drawn to darkly atmospheric places that speak directly to his own brooding sense of existential vulnerability.  Memory, personal history and self-identity shape his photographic engagement with the external world – a world in which mortality, the fragility of life and the impermanence of all things looms large for him. 

Bolendz's photographs have been widely exhibited in museum, gallery and juried shows in the United States and Europe - including a solo show in 2021 at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa.  LensCulture and South x Southeast Photomagazine have also featured his work.  Additionally, his work has been recognized by Praxis Gallery and Photographic Art Center, International Photography Awards, International Color Awards, Black and White Spider Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris and the ND Photography Awards.  His work is in the Permanent Collection of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, where he is also an award-winning workshop instructor.  

 

SCOTT BOLENDZ CV (link below)

Scott Bolendz CV (2020)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

  • "Against the Sea & Dark Mountains" (August 6 - September 12, 2021), Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, Florida

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 


2021

  • "Weather" (October 22 - November 19, 2021), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont 
  • "Black & White Photography Awards 2021 Competition Gallery", LensCulture 
  • "Mono-Kromatic" (June 19 - July 3, 2021), Praxis Gallery Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • "The Southern Landscape" (May 15 - July 15, 2021), South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, Georgia
  • "Quiet Landscape" (April 30 - May 21, 2021), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont

2020

  • "Vistas" (August 29 - September 26, 2020), A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
  • "Liquid - Sky" (June 18 - July 14, 2020), Praxis Gallery Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2019

  • "The Sublime Landscape" (September 27 - October 21, 2019), Praxis Gallery & Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Winner: Director's Choice Award)
  • UPA Gallery 2019 (August 1 - September 7, 2019), Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
  • "Summertime" (July 19 - August 31, 2019), A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
  • "Water 2019" (July 18 - August 10, 2019), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
  • "Mono-Kromatic" (June 28 - July 24, 2019), Praxis Gallery & Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • "A Color Moment" (March 7 - April 6, 2019), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
  • "Black and White: Photography" (February 1 - 20, 2019), Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • "Wet" (February 6 - March 17, 2019), Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont

2018

  • "Travel: Places and Faces" (November 7 - December 8, 2018), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
  • "UPA Gallery 2018" (October 22 - November 30, 2018), Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, Florida
  • "Trees" (September 20 - October 28, 2018), Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont
  • "Grayscale: A Picture Show" (August 1 - 20, 2018), Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • "Color Space: Contemporary Photography" (June 1 - 20, 2018), Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • "UPAG International Exhibit" (June - July, 2018), Artemesia, Art & Tendencies, Barcelona, Spain
  • "Black and White: 2018" (June 27 - July 28, 2018), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
  • "Mono-Kromatic" (April 27 - May 23, 2018), Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • "Black and White: 2018" (Feb 1 - 20, 2018), Black Box Gallery, Portland Oregon
  • "Framed: Landscape Photography" (Jan 1 - 20, 2018), Black Box Gallery, Portland Oregon

2017

  • "Vistas" (November 3 - December 17, 2017), A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

 

RECENT AWARDS

  • 16th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Winner, Honorable Mention, 2021
  • 14th Annual International Color Awards Winner, Honorable Mention, 2021
  • 15th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee, 2020
  • 13th Annual International Color Awards Nominee, 2020
  • Director's Choice Award, The Sublime Landscape, Praxis Gallery & Photographic Arts Center, 2019
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 2018 Instructor of the Year Award

 

RECENT PRESS 

  • South x Southeast Photomagazine, Curator's Choice: "Rainy Season", June/July, 2021, by Nancy McCrary (Link to article)
  • Creative Loafing: "Spice Up Your Travel Photos with Tonight's Class at FMoPA in Tampa", July 10, 2018, by Cathy Salustri

 

ABOUT SCOTT BOLENDZ PHOTOGRAPHY

Scott Bolendz Photography is a DBA for Scott Bolendz LLC, a limited liability company.  Scott Bolendz LLC produces, promotes, licenses and sells the photographic art and creative services of the photographer, Scott Bolendz.

 

CONTACT

For questions about acquiring fine art prints, licensing images, traveling exhibitions, photography workshops and private consulting, please send an email to [email protected] via this website's  "Contact" page or call / text (727) 709-7300