Ken Gonzales-Day – Art

Professor Gonzales-Day’s work was featured in the following exhibits:

  • “Photography For Social Justice” at the Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference & Exhibition, co-hosted by the West and Southwest Chapters of SPE and the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, November 1, 2019 through January 24, 2020;
  • SF Camerawork’s 2019 Auction presenting works by 70 national and international, emerging and established artists. The auction raises funds that directly support SF Camerawork’s artists and exhibitions.                                

His work East First Street #2 (St. James Park), from the series “Erased Lynchings,” 2013, was featured in the book The Image of Whiteness.”

Professor Gonzales-Day’s photograph of “Shonke Mon thi^, (Shunkamolah), Osage” was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.  The image is part of his series “Profiled (2008–present),” in which he photographed figurative sculptures in American and European museum collections in order to explore conceptions of racial difference and beauty in art.