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Deanna Templeton has always shot photos. Her mother bought her a Cannon T - 90 for coming back home after running away. She was 15. That camera got stolen from her luggage on her way back from Mexico in 1987. She stopped for 3 years. When she was 21, she got a Yashica point and shoot. She shot so much, that I got her a Cannon AE - 1 for Christmas one year. That started her on her current roll...

She now has a whole bevy of cameras to choose from, and seems to always have one with her. Looking at her photographs is like knowing her. Photographs say as much about the person behind the lens as it does about the subject. There are choices involved that reveal the sensibilities of the creator. In Deanna's you see an eye to the feminine experience, - the cracks that are forming in that false persona of being a girl in this day and age. She explores what being a child, or a woman feels like today. She gets inside the migrant workers and little ironies on the street that passes us by without a thought usually.

The photos leave you with more questions than answers, like good art should. – Ed Templeton


Deanna Templeton

Solo shows:

“Scratch My Name On Your Arm” – Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City, California
“Scratch My Name On Your Arm” – Schunck Museum, Heerlen, Netherlands
“Scratch My Name On Your Arm” – NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany
“The Swimming Pool” – New Image Art, Los Angeles, California

“Your Logo Here” – Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

“Only Once” – N44. Paris, France
“Only Once” – Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands

Group shows:
“Put Your Finger on the Button” – New Image Art, Los Angeles, California
“Come As You Are” – Prism Gallery, Los Angeles, California
“Thirty Days in New York” Family Pop up Gallery, N.Y. N.Y.
“Rites De Passage” – Schunck Museum, Heerlen, Netherlands
“California Dreams and Realities” – Mollusk Surf Shop, Venice Beach, CA
“Sea No Evil” – Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
“Dear and Yonder” – New Image Art, Los Angeles, California
“Untitled” – Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
“(Untitled) u = ____” – Fette’s Gallery, Culver City, California
“Mooi niet” – Government, Maastricht, Netherlands
“Fairfax and Haight” – VASF San Francisco, California
“Every Picture Tells a Story - Or at Least is a Picture” – Small A Projects, Portland, Oregon

“Five humans share thoughts, people respond” – Anti Social Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
“Skate Culture” – Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
“Print Selection” – Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
“The Invasive Embrace” – Monster Children Gallery, Sydney

“Mixed Plates” – Voice Gallery, San Diego, CA
“Skate Culture” –Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
“Summer Exhibition” – 96 Gillespie Gallery – London, England
“I Do Adore” – Renowned Gallery, Portland, Oregon

“How soon is Now” – Journal Gallery, New York, NY
“The Black Hole” – 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA
“I Do Adore” - Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
“You Ruin my Life” – Anti-Social Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2-Person Show)
“Truly She is None Other” – New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Everyone Sees the Sun” – Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

“How soon is Now” – Studio Soto, Boston, MA
“The First Day of Spring” – New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Crazy Bastard” – New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Spectacle” – Millicent Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Skate Culture: The Art of Skateboarding” – Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

“Special Friend” – New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Barb Wire Heaven” – New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“The Portrait Show” – New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Modart 2000” – Modart Gallery, San Diego, CA

Museum Het Domein

Cederteg #1, 2006
Hamburger Eyes
Museum Paper

“Scratch My Name on Your Arm” – Schunck, Netherlands, 2010
“17 Days” – Self-Published, 2008
“Your Logo Here” – PAM Books, Australia, 2007
“Cube” – Sartoria, Italy, 2005

Self-Published ‘zines:
Blue Kitten 1
Blue Kitten 2
Blue Kitten 3