Based in the Bay Area, Zio Ziegler paints elaborate, fantastical and vibrant works that are both of this world and totally out of it. As he says about his own art, “My painting begin with an existential journey and can only end with an absurdist conclusion — the rest is just a vehicle for conveying this.”
In Person: Zio Ziegler
Corey Arnold is both a photographer and an Alaskan commercial fisherman. He’s working on a lifelong series about the world of international fishing called “Fish-Work,” and his images have been featured in The New York Times, Outside magazine and Paris Review.
In Person: Corey Arnold
In a story called “The People of the Clouds,” Matt Black has chronicled the lives of poor farmers in Santiago Mitlatongo in Mexico. Their town is literally sliding down a hillside because of soil erosion, and these powerful photographs (which were featured in Orion Magazine and the film After the Fall, attest to the power of the human spirit.
In Person: Matt Black
Based in Durango, Colorado, Rebecca Barfoot has traveled around the world, including most recently six weeks in a cabin in Greenland, to pursue her art. She works in many mediums, and this show will feature a series of ceramic boats.
In Person: Rebecca Barfoot
Kevin Michael Connolly was born without legs and has travelled around the world, mostly on a skateboard. On one trip, he grew tired of people staring at him, so he started taking photographs of their reactions — the result of which is “The Rolling Exhibition.”
In Person: Kevin Connolly
Chad Hensel’s work is sculpted by the time he has spent outdoors in high, wild places. Inspired by vast alpine landscapes, his pieces are a collision of his passion for painting, photography and mountains.
In Person: Chad Hensel
Tim Laman & Edwin Scholes
Tim Laman is a photographer; Edwin Scholes is an ornithologist. The two men spent eight years finding and photographing the elusive birds of paradise for National Geographic.
In Person: Tim LamanEdwin Scholes
Scott MacLaren is both an artist and a gallerist who focuses primarily on the American Southwest. His show of paneled photographs captures a familiar desert landscape with thoughtful and fresh approach.
In Person: Scott MacLaren
Alicia Nogueira is a Brazilian-born artist who has made Telluride her home. For this exhibit, she collected local flora and added fantastical colors, creating an effect that is part naturalistic, part psychedelic.
In Person: Alicia Nogueira
Lynsey Addario has worked in some of the most dangerous war zones in the world, including Libya where she and three other journalists were held hostage by the Libyan army. Her photojournalism, which often focuses on women in the middle of conflict or humanitarian crises, has won numerous awards, including a prestigious MacArthur fellowship.
Barry Bishop | Brent Bishop
Barry Bishop was one of the photographers on the 1963 expedition that first put Americans on top of Mt. Everest. These images from that expedition were curated by Brent Bishop, his son and a high-altitude alpinist himself.
In Person: Brent Bishop
Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky)
Musician, writer and conceptual artist Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky) works in many mediums. This collection of posters was inspired by a trip to Antarctica and are from his book titled Book of Ice.
In Person: Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky)
National Geographic Young Explorers
This group show features the work of several grantees from National Geographic’s Young Explorer program: Emily Ainsworth, Drew Fulton, Max Lowe and Gabby Salazar.
In Person: Emily Ainsworth Drew Fulton Max LoweGabby Salazar
David Tomb has spent extensive time in the Philippines studying the country’s diverse bird life. He creates paintings of the creatures in their environment and incorporates live plants and sounds of the jungle into galleries so that visitors are immersed in an exotic landscape.
In Person: David Tomb
John B. Weller
John Weller returns to Mountainfilm with an exhibit of photographs from the Ross Sea, the body of water that is the subject of the film The Last Ocean. These stunning images of shimmery glacial landscapes and indigenous animals are part of an effort to save this wild place.
In Person: John B. Weller