"For the sublime and the beautiful and the interesting, you do not have to look far away. You have to know how to see."

-Hedda Sterne

Wm Daniel File
Manchester, Missouri

2009 – Present
 
                Permanent Collections
• HNTB Corporation • Kansas City, Missouri •
• The Coffee Hound Café • Normal, Illinois •

                Publications
• Manifest Gallery • International Photography Annual 3 • 2015 • Pages 60, 128 - 129 •
• Peoria Art Guild • Catalogue • "Urban Underground" • 2014 • Pages 17 - 18 •

                Awards
• Eureka Springs Gallery • Day Hawks  • Second Prize Winner - 2018 •
• Ceil Gallery • Kandinsky Blue  • Third Prize Winner - 2017 •
• Soulard Art Gallery • Transitions  • Award of Excellence - 2016 •
• Clayton Fine Art Gallery • Past Years, Past Winters... • Third Prize Winner - 2015 •

               Selected Exhibitions
                                                           Solo Exhibitions
•    2015 • Courtroom Gallery • City of Manchester, Missouri • The Moment • 23 Select Prints
•    2014 • Third Degree Glass Factory, East Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • Welcome to My World • 14 Select Prints
•    2013 • Fleishman-Hillard Corporate Headquarters • St. Louis, Missouri • Series: Transport • 18 Select Prints
•    2012 • Arts In Transit/Metro • St. Louis, Missouri • Series: Transport • 26 select Prints
•    2012 • Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill's Senatorial Office • Washington DC • Gateway, To The West
•    2011 • Iowa Wesleyan College • Mt. Pleasant, Iowa • Series: Ghosts of the Prairie • 20 Select Prints
•    2010 • St. Louis Development Corporation • St. Louis Missouri • Selected Prints • Juried Exhibit via Art St. Louis
•    2009 • Left Bank Books • St. Louis, Missouri • Series: Ghosts of the Prairie • 18 Select Prints
•    2009 • Local Harvest Café • St. Louis, Missouri • Series: Joie de Vivre and Ghosts of the Prairie • 22 Select Prints

                 Selected Juried Group Exhibitions

        DATE              GALLERY NAME                  LOCATION                  EXHIBITION THEME                     ARTWORK TITLE
•    2018 • Eureka Springs Gallery • Eureka Springs, Arkansas • “2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition” • 2 Artworks:   Time Share #0779,  and  Day Hawks
•    2018 • Lincoln Gallery • Loveland, Colorado • “2018 National Fine Art Show” • 2 ArtworksFull Moon At Uluru, and Both Sides Of A Complex Issue
•    2018 • The Foundry Art Center • Saint Charles, Missouri • “Edge Of Excess II” • 2 ArtworksAs It Stands Now and Millennium Three Point Oh • Juror: Carol Cunningham, visual artist and independent curator •
•    2018 • Peoria Art Guild • Peoria, Illinois • “Nude Attitude” •  As I Recall  • Jurors: Joseph Lupo, Board of Directors for Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  Nathan Cox, Professor of Art, South Carolina School of the Arts •
•    2017 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Exhibition XXXIII” •  Triumph Of Change • Juror: Dan Anderson, Internationally Collected Ceramic Artist, Professor Emeritus Southern Illinois University Edwardsville •
•    2017 • Providence Center for Photographic Arts • Providence, Rhode Island  • “Third Annual International Exhibition” • As I Recall  •
•    2017 • Ciel Gallery • Charlotte, North Carolina • “I Spy” • Kandinsky Blue
•    2017 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “The Golden Hour” •  In The Thick Of It • Jurors: Olivia Lahs-Gonzalez and Larry Torno •
•    2017 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Rabbit Hole" • 2 Artworks: As I Recall, and Locked Behind A Breeze • Jurors: Justin Henry Miller, Artist, Associate Professor of Art, Exhibitions Coordinator, Southwest Missouri State; Sarah Paulson, Artist, Art Instructor, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park •
•    2017 • Kansas City Artists Coalition • Kansas City, Missouri • “Truth/Trust/Transcend” • 2 Artworks: Gloved Chains, and I'm Melting • Curator: Curlee Raven Holton, Painter & Printmaker, Exec. Director of the David C. Driskell Center and Senior Artist-in-Residence in the Dept of Art at the University of Maryland •
•    2017 • 30th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition • Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York • "Photowork 2017” •  Triumph Of Change • Jurors: Isaac Diggs, Faculty at School of Visual Arts; Rebecca Morse, Associate Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Robert Stevens, Former Photo Editor at Time Magazine •
•    2017 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Personal Space” •  Variations On Personal Space • Jurors: Artists Cbabi Bayoc and Ruth Reese •
•    2016 • 2nd Biennial Regional Exhibition at Brandenburg Art Gallery • Olivet Nazarine University, Bourbonnais, IL • “Expanding Borders” •  Day Hawks • Juror: Artist Joanne Aono •
•    2016 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Mix Tape” • 2 Artworks: Old Times Not Forgotten, and Four Seasons, Three Panels (triptych) • Jurors: Artist Cat Pick & Eddie Silva•
•    2016 • The Yeiser Art Gallery • Paducah, Kentucky • "Art Through The Lens - 2016" • Old Times Not Forgotten
•    2016 • The Foundry Art Center • St. Charles, Missouri • “Form And Function” • 2 Artworks: Emotional Connections, and Universal Singularity • Juror: Artist Damon McIntyre •
•    2016 • Soulard Art Market • St. Louis, Missouri • "Driven To Abstraction" • 2 Artworks: FActual Truth 2, and Abstraction
•    2016 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Creatures" • I Beg To Differ • Jurors: Heather Woodson & Charles Houska •
•    2015 • Clayton Fine Art Gallery • Clayton, Missouri • "As Time Goes By" • 3 Artworks: Past Years, Past Winters... , and Cat Nap, and The Gallery Experience
•    2015 • The Yeiser Art Gallery • Paducah, Kentucky • "Art Through The Lens - 2015" • Past Years, Past Winters...
•    2015 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Painting: Reconsidered, Deconstructed" • For Every Closed Door... • Jurors: Stefanie Kirkland and B.j. Vogt•
•    2014 • The Sharon Arts Center • Peterborough, New Hampshire • "Looking Out" • Second City By The Water • Juror: Andrew Lucas •
•    2014 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Exhibition XXX" • Childhood Memory Web #3410 • Juror: Nancy Newman Rice •
•    2014 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Good or Evil" • The Choice Is Mine • Jurors: Artist Tim Eberhard, St. Louis, MO, and artist Nicole Dutton, Curator, William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL •
•    2014 • The Foundry Art Center • St. Charles, Missouri • "Photography V" • Lady Intaglio #3 • Juror: Artist Tony Schanuel, St. Louis, MO •
•    2014 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Food, Glorious Food II" • 2 ArtworksRoaster Cogburn and What to Have • Jurors: Allyson Mace, Artist and Publisher & Founder, Sauce Magazine  &  Sara Choler Hale, Artist & Founder, Fair Shares, CCSA •
•    2014 • Peoria Art Guild • Peoria, Illinois • "Urban Underground" • Bar None • Juror: Christina Cosio, Assistant Dir. of Exhibitions, School of the Art Institute of Chicago •
•    2014 • Barnes-Jewish Hospital • St. Louis, Missouri • "Picture of Health" • Family • Jurors: Sarah Colby, Bunny Burson, and Jennifer Arvin •
•    2014 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Pictorialist" • Day Hawks • Jurors: Jennifer Silverberg, Freelance Photographer and Photojournalist & John Nagel, Executive Director of the International Photographic Hall of Fame •
•    2013 • Saint Louis Artist's Guild Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Clearly Human" • EVE # 1369
•    2013 • Salisbury Concours d'Elegance • Des Moines, Iowa • "Celebrating the Art and Design of the Automobile" • Transport
•    2013 • Third Degree Glass Factory • St. Louis, Missouri • "Top Gear: Speed & Sport" • Three images from my Series: Transport
•    2012 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Art St. Louis Exhibition XXVIII" • Timeshare # 0779 • Juror: Richard V. West, art historian, curator, author, and Director Emeritus of the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA •
•    2012 • Chesterfield Arts Gallery • Chesterfield, Missouri • "Colors of the World" • Colors of the World • Juror: Solomon Thurman, Artist in Residence at 10th Street Gallery St. Louis •
•    2012 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • "Food, Glorious Food" • 2 Artworks: Before The Plate and Blue Plate Special • Jurors: Allyson Mace, Artist and Publisher & Founder, Sauce Magazine  &  Linda Pilcher, Artist, Food Stylist, Owner, Something Elegant Catering •
•    2012 • Edwardsville Arts Center • Edwardsville, Illinois •  “EAC 2 All Media Juried Show" • 2 Artworks: An Invitation to See and Place of Refuge • Juror:  Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO •
•    2012 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Memory" • Window Web • Jurors: Patty Heyda, artist, Assistant Professor, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO;   &    Winifred E. Newman, architect, Associate Professor, Florida International University in Miami, and Principal, Architect of Record, LLC, St. Louis
•    2011 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Art St. Louis Exhibition XXVII" Juror: Andrew Stein Raftery, artist, Professor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI •
•    2011 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Drift” • 2 Artworks: Ahh Drift and Ugh! Drift • Juror: Ivy Cooper, Professor of Art History, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville •
•    2010 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • “Art St. Louis XXVI, The Exhibition” Juror: Stacy Switzer, Artistic Director, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO •
•    2009 • Art Saint Louis Gallery • St. Louis Missouri • “Out Of The Blue” • Escher Blue • Jurors: Artist Michael Byron, Professor, Associate Dean of Faculty, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO  &  Artist Douglass Freed, former Director, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

                Group Exhibitions
•    2011 • Syndicate Building Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • Invited show “May Have Been
•    2011 • Syndicate Building Gallery • St. Louis, Missouri • Invited show “Eighteen Hours Later
•    2011 • Old Orchard Gallery • Webster Groves, Missouri • Invited show “33December"
•    2010 • Gateway Gallery • Clayton, Missouri • Series: Forest Park
•    2010 • Richmond Heights Recreation Center • Richmond Heights, Missouri
•    2009 • Richmond Heights Recreation Center • Richmond Heights, Missouri


                Bodies of Work
The Structure Series          Color Photographs
                    Three architectural images purchased by XI Media of Stone Mountain, Georgia used for the sale of a series of 500-piece, 18” x 24” jig saw puzzles created on the theme of an architectural timeline.  I also wrote the material about the significance of the architecture included with the puzzle.  They were sold through Amazon.com and other bookstores.

The Old Men Boys              CD Cover
                    Photographs and the design of a CD cover for this Illinois bluegrass group.

John Flynn Live                  CD Cover
                    Photograph and design of a CD cover for Dawg House Productions.

Actor/Performer Headshots, Theatre Performance Archival & Publicity, Business & Family Portraits

 

               Projects and Series
Ghosts of the Prairie,    Forest Park Series,     Joie de Vivre,    Illustrated Series - Meeting The Edge,
The Structure Series,     Spaces of Creation,     Beyond Our View,     Abstraction Series,
The Transport Series


THEATRE  - ACTING (1990 – Present)
MEMBER:    AEA (Actors Equity Association) since 1992
                   SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) since 1996
I have acted in over 70 professional productions including dramas, comedies, musicals, and classical Shakespeare in regional theatres across the Midwest and South.

 UNIVERSITY TEACHING (1976 – 1991)
Washington University (St. Louis), Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Northern Michigan University (Marquette)