About

Fred Brashear Jr is a Southern California, photo-based artist focusing on the relationship between humans and the natural environment. Concerned with the imbalance of the natural world, Fred's current and ongoing project focuses on documenting the environmental impact of climate change and human encroachment into the Mojave Desert landscape. 


Education

 2019     MFA in Studio Art (with honors), California State University, San Bernardino

 2013     BA in Studio Art, California State University, San Bernardino

 2008    A.A. in Fine Art (with honors), Victor Valley College, Victorville, CA

Teaching and related Experience

 2021     University of La Verne, La Verne CA

                Cypress College, Cypress CA

                California Baptist University, Riverside

                Fullerton College, Fullerton CA

                Riverside City College, Riverside CA

2020    California Baptist University, Riverside

                Fullerton College, Fullerton CA

                Riverside City College, Riverside CA

2019      Fullerton College, Fullerton CA

                California Baptist University, Riverside

                Instructor, California State University, San Bernardino

                Photographer’s Assistant to Mark Power, Magnum Photo Agency, Pacific Northwest, United States

2018      Teaching Assistant, Beginning Analog Photography, California State University, San Bernardino

                Teaching Assistant, Beginning Digital Photography, California State University, San Bernardino

2017      Gallery Preparator, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA

                Teaching Assistant, Beginning Analog Photography, California State University, San Bernardino

2016      Associate Editor, DotPhotozine, San Bernardino, CA 

2015      Photographer’s Assistant to Mark Power & Jim Goldberg, Magnum Photo Agency,Inland Empire, CA

2014      Residential Photographer, Colony American Homes, Scottsdale, AZ

2013      Teaching Assistant, Beginning Analog Photography, California State University, San Bernardino

                 Freelance Photographer, Arts and Understanding Magazine, Albany, NY 

                 Action Photographer, eSynchro National Championships (Artistic Swimming), UP Top Photos,Riverside, CA

                 Event Photographer, U.S.C. and U.C.L.A. Football games, Brand Affinity, Los Angeles, CA

2007      Photography Intern, Daily Press Newspaper, Victorville, CA

Awards

  2019      Finalist - Winter Edition,Focus PhotoLA, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

                  Outstanding Graduate Student, College of Arts & Letters, California State University, San Bernardino

                  Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Art, California StateUniversity, San Bernardino

2018       RAFFMA Emerging Museum Professional Scholarship, California State University, San Bernardino

2017      Office of Student Research Student Grant, California State University, San Bernardino

2015      Ofelia Delgado purchase award, California State University, San Bernardino 

2014      First Place in Photography “Trains Art Competition” Focus Point Shape International Online Art Gallery

2013      Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Art “3rd Annual CityScapes Art Competition”, Light, Space, & Time Art Gallery

                Finalist Award of Excellence, “Photographer’s Forum Magazine 33rd Annual Photography Contest”, Santa Barbara, CA

2012      Freestyle Supplies Excellence in Photography Award,California State University, San Bernardino

2006     First Place,  Daily Press Amateur Photo Contest, High Desert Center for the Arts, Victorville, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2019      Other Nature, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA        

CollaborativeProjects

2013       In the Streets: A Photography Collection with Kahlil Pyburn California State University, San Bernardino

Artist talks/Panels

2021       Online Art Talk in conjunction with the Photography Past and Present Exhibition, Sasse Museum of Art

2020      Tree Talk: Artist Speak for Trees (Hosted by Sant Khalsa) Joshua Tree Center of Photographic Arts &Ecoartspace.org.

                 OpenShow L.A. #57: Focus Photo L.A. Finalists @ Photo L.A. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA

Group Exhibitions

2021      Joshua Tree Center of the Photographic Arts Pop-Up Exhibition, JTCPA, Joshua Tree, CA

                 PhotographyPast & Present, Sasse Museum of Art, Progress art Gallery, Pomona, CA

                 Placeholder: Landscapes of Loss, Moments of Beauty and Mourning, All Eyes on Me Studio, San Bernardino CA

                 California Love – A Visual Mix Tape Part 2, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2020      California Love – A Visual Mix Tape, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles

                 FocusPhotoLA – Winter Edition 2019, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA

2019      Voices of Ancient Palmyra Resounded, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA

 2018      Transition Zone, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA

                  Golden Empire, Gallery of ContemporaryArt, Colorado Springs, CO

 2017      Emergence,Second Year MFA show, California State University, San Bernardino

                 Americana, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO

2016      Man in the Landscape, PhotoPlace Main Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2014     Altered Landscapes, Arts Benicia Main Gallery, Benicia, CA

               The Human Altered Landscape, PhotoPlace Main Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2014      Photography: Writing with Light, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto: Main Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

                Trains Art Competition & Group Exhibition, Focus, Point & Shape International Online Art Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2013      California Open Exhibition, TAG gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                The Story of the Creative, An International Exhibition, Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, NY

                3rdAnnual CityScapes Art Competition, Light, Space & Time Online ArtGallery

                Identity…..The Curiosity of Human Nature, Gallery 106, California State University, San Bernardino

                Dotphotozine Exhibition, NY Delight Deli, Pomona, CA

2012      42nd Annual Student Show, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA

                Dotphotozine Launch Party & Group Show Lifework Art Gallery and Studio, Palm Springs, CA

2006    Daily Press Amateur Photo Contest, High Desert Center for the Arts, Victorville, CA

Publication Inclusions

2020      California Love: A visual Mix Tape, Cali Editions, ISBN:978-0-578-76385

2018      Transition Zone,Exhibition Catalog, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA

2016       Man in the Landscape, Exhibition Catalog, PhotoPlace Gallery, VT

                 Fraction Magazine: Issue 86; Eighth Anniversary Issue, Fractionmagazine.com

2015      Featured in 5th Annual Dotphotozine Magazine, San Bernardino, CA

2014      The Human-Altered Landscape, Exhibition Catalog, PhotoPlace Gallery, VT

2013      A&U, America’s Aids Magazine, Issue 225, New York, NY

                Photographer’s Forum Best of College & High School Photography

                Featured in 3rd Annual Dotphotozine Magazine, San Bernardino, CA

2012      Featured in 2nd Annual Dotphotozine Magazine, San Bernardino, CA

Professional Memberships

                Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, California State University, San Bernardino

                Golden Key International Honor Society, California State University, San Bernardino

                Ecoartspace, Santa Fe, NM

                Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA

                Society of Photographic Education















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