Kai M Caemmerer
San Francisco, CA


MFA, Photography – Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL. Follett Fellowship recipient.
BA, Photography – Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Selected Exhibitions

2017, Photolucida Critical Mass Exhibition
2017, Origins, United Photo Industries Gallery, New York, NY 
2017, Tokyo International Photography Festival, Tokyo, Japan

2016, Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore 
2016, Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 
2016, Future Cites, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN 
2016, The AIPAD Photography Show, 798 Photo Gallery, New York, NY 
2016, Columbia College Chicago MFA Thesis Show, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2015, Lianzhou Photography Festival, Solo Artist, Lianzhou, China. Curated by Christopher Philips ICP
2015, Construct, FLATstudio, Chicago, IL. 
2015, Architecture of Unborn Cities (Solo), C33 Gallery, Chicago, IL. 
2015, Vertical Living, Featureshoot/PIX 2015, Seattle, WA
2015, Luminarts Visual Arts Exhibition, Union League Club, Chicago, IL
2015, The AIPAD Photography Show, 798 Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2015, Photography Award Exhibition, Photobook Melbourne, Melbourne, AU
2015, Hidden In Public View, Museum of Art/WSU, Pullman, WA

2014, Golden Colt Awards and Exhibition, Jiangxi, China
2014, FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show, The BUBBLER, Madison, WI
2014, GRIT: The Urban Landscape, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
2014, Contemporary Landscape Invitational, Gallery 183, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
2014, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2014, Scale Up, C33 Gallery, Chicago, IL 
2014, Under Construction, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY 
2014, The Human-Altered Landscape, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT 
2014, Luminarts Visual Arts Exhibition, Union League Club, Chicago, IL
2014, The Enigmatic Object, Johalla Projects and Filter Photo, Chicago, IL

2012, The Unreal, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA
2012, Overlooked (solo), Threshold Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011, Spaces, SMATE Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2011, Motad Group Exhibition, B-Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2011, Color Studies, Macy’s Flagship Store, Seattle, WA
2011, Two Heads are Better Than One, B-Gallery, Bellingham, WA

Awards • Honors

2017, Included in PDN’s 30 2017: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch
2016, John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, Nominee
2016, Photolucia Critical Mass, Top 50
2016, Lucie Foundation, Photo Made Scholarship, Finalist
2016, Photogrvphy Magazine Grant, Finalist
2016, Review Sante Fe, Scholarship Recipient
2015, Recipient of the 2015 Stuart Abelson Fellowship, Chicago, IL
2015, Luminarts Fellowship Finalist, Chicago, IL
2014, Dave Bown Projects - 9th Semiannual Competition (Curators: Steven Matijcio, Dominic Molon, Marina Pacini) Award of Excellence (Unrestricted monetary award).
2014, Recipient of the 2015 Lya Dym Rosenblum Award
2014, Luminarts Fellowship Finalist, Chicago, IL
Luminarts jurors included: Lynne Warren, Elizabeth Whiting, and Janine Mileaf.
2014, Recipient of the Kim Ju Award, Golden Colt Award, Jiangxi, China
2014, International Kontinent Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2013, Follett Fellowship (Columbia College Chicago, 2013-2016)

Lectures • Artist Talks

2016, Artist Talk, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN
2015, Artist Talk, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015, Artist Talk, Beijing Film Academy
2015, Artist Talk, Beijing Institute for Graphic Communication
2014, Speaker, SPE Northwest Regional Conference, Bellingham, WA
2012, Artist Talk, Threshold Gallery, Seattle, WA


Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College Chicago: DEPS Permanent Collection

Recent Press

Gup Magazine
The Independent
Suddeutsch Zeitung
Daily Mail
The Telegraph
Architect Magazine
MSN News
Business Insider
PBS Newshour
New Scientist
Aint-Bad Magazine
Fotografia magazine
Daily Mail
Il Post
Positive Magazine
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