Cheryl Medow (cmedow)

Santa Monica-based fine art photographer Cheryl Medow creates images that entice the viewer to enter her world that is both real and imagined.

Cheryl Medow’s background in the arts is diverse, but interconnected. Medow studied ceramics at the famed Chouinard Institute and received a BA in Art from UCLA, concentrating on life drawing with charcoal and pastels. Continuing her art education, she studied printmaking at Hand Graphics in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

With a wealth of materials and techniques, Medow layers her photographs and weaves in other visual elements to create visual narratives.

Since first exhibiting her work in 2006, Medow has received many accolades and her work is held within many private collections. Her work was first published in Nash Editions: Photography and the Art of Digital Printing (New Riders, 2007) as well as 100 Artists of the West Coast II (Schiffer Books, 2009) and the North American Nature Photographer Association’s annual publication Expressions 2009.

Since the beginning of 2014, Medow was awarded First Place at the Texas Photographic Society's TPS:23 Competition, juried by Susan kae Grant; and, Second Place in the TPS:27 Member Only Competition, juried by Jim Casper, Founder and Editor of Lensculture. She received First Place for her Envisioning Habitat series at International Photography Awards in the Digitally Enhanced category.

Articles about her ongoing series have been published in PROOFNationalGeographic: The Art Of Birds Revealed Through An Altered Reality and PROOFNational Geographic - Sunday Stills, Issue 43 Sunday, July 12, 2015.

In 2015, she was a finalist in Lensculture Earth Awards 2015. Her work has been shown at The G2 Gallery in Venice, Lotusland in Montecito and at CPA in Carmel, California. A solo exhibition of her Envisioning Habitat series will be shown later this year at Cameraworks in Portland, Oregon.

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