DM Witman

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DM Witman is a Maine visual artist working with photographic media. She was educated in the environmental sciences which led to her working as a field biologist for more than a decade. During this same period of time, she merged her scientific practice of inquiry and discovery with that of expression and making in her creative practice.  Her work questions our relationship to the natural world, our place in the universe, and our responsibly to this earth and those who inhabit it.  

Living along the banks of the St. George River in Maine with  her husband is where the verdant greens and the shifting tides inspire her.  She is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities at Unity College and the Managing Editor of Hawk & Handsaw - The Journal of Creative Sustainability, the college’s literary and visual arts journal. 

Her work has been exhibited internationally, and she is the recipient of grants from Maine Arts Commission, The John Anson Kittredge Fund, and The Kindling Fund (a re-grantor for The Warhol Foundation).  

Maine Media College, Rockport, ME
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Grants & Awards

2018 - Critical Mass Top 200; Unity College, Faculty Research Grant; Maine Arts Commission Project Grant

2016 - Unity College, Faculty Research Grant; East Carolina University Residency; How to Flatten a Mountain Residency, PhotoIreland

2015 - The Kindling Fund Grant Award

2014 - John Anson Kittredge Education Fund Grant Award

2013 - Honorable Mention, TPS 22, International Competition

2012 - Residency Fellowship Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

Museum Group Exhibitions

2019 - Melt-Down, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

2019 - Melt-Down, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

2018 - Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, ME

2018 - America Now, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

2017 - America Now, The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center, University of Maine, Augusta, ME

2017 - Visual Metric, Griffin Museum, Lafayette City Center, Boston, MA

2017 - To Climb A Tree At Least, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Maine College of Art, Creative Community Partnerships Program

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

  • 2017 - Photo Biologique: Light + Life, Gallery 1/1, Seattle, WA

  • 2016 - Melt, Revela-T, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2015 - A Lensless Vision: Contemporary Camera-less Works by DM Witman, Maine Museum Photographic Arts, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

  • 2015 - Supercluster Arion & Other Phenomena, Unity College, Leonard Craig Gallery, Unity, ME

  • 2013 - Pinhole Photographs, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME

  • 2013 - Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

  • 2012 - dm witman photographs, Uppsala Foto Festival, Uppsala, Sweden

  • 2012 - dm witman photographs, Think Tank, Portland, ME

  • 2010 - dm witman, pinhole photographs, Sussex County Community College, New Jersey

  • 2009 - Featured Artist, Lehigh Valley Arts Council, Allentown, PA

  • 2009 - dm witman, photographs, Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA

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