Mike Basher (b. 1979, New York)
With a career in commercial photography that spans two decades, Mike Basher's intimate, fine art work breathes a powerful sense of peace and tranquility through spatial relationships. His work–captured entirely on large format film–has an incisive clarity and quiet meditative mood. Many photographs tell the tale of a grander space, whilst showing only the limited elements he has chosen to unveil.
The simplicity of his work is more of an allusion to, not a direct depiction of his subject matter, where he challenges the viewer to derive their own interpretation as to its whereabouts. Directly, his photographs deliver a sublime experience, found in ordinary space.
His background with fast-paced, high stress commercial shoots has taken him all over the globe, creating campaigns for brands like Under Armour, The North Face and Reebok. This expertise has culminated in his captivating personal fine art work.
Time Sensitive, Broto: Art-Climate-Science, Provincetown, MA
MJE 2020, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
JAS 2020, Rocky Mount Imperial Center, Rocky Mount, NC
Solo Exhibition, RELATIVITY, Ella Richardson Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Solo Exhibition, REVERENCE, Ella Richardson Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Montgomery Museum of Art, Art Auction 2018, Montgomery, AL
Nicholas School Of The Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, NC
Southern Landscapes - South x Southeast Photogallery, Molena, GA
Black & White: 2017, Specto Art Space, Harrisonburg, VA
The Shadow Aspect, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Solo Exhibition, PULSE, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Solo Exhibition, ELEMENTS, Bradford Gallery, Atlantic Beach, NC
2017 International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA. JUROR: Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Photo Shoot: 2017, Blackbox Gallery, Portland, OR. JUROR: Todd Johnson, Director Blackbox Gallery
Elegance & Decadence, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC
Art From The Heart, Carteret County Arts Council, NC
Solo Exhibition, ELEMENTS, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
Two-person show, Black, White & Color, Beaufort Art Market, NC
Composition Craven, Craven County Arts Council, New Bern, NC
Art From The Heart, Carteret Country Arts Council, NC
Wild Horses Of The Outer Banks, Carolina Artist Gallery, Morehead City, NC
1999 Art Institute of Pittsburgh
2017 - American Photographic Artists (APA) Winning Series (Cypress Studies)
2017 - Shortlist, Tidal IV, CCAC
2016 - Award Of Excellence, Pound Net Studies, Art From The Heart - CCAC
2015 - Shortlist, Beaufort Inlet I, CCAC
Works held in private collections in the United States and Canada.
Interview: Artist Directory, Volume 2, artGuide Publishing, North America
Charleston Style & Design, Winter 2018 issue
Interview: American Photographic Artists: The Beauty Of Polar Opposites
The Shadow Aspect, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN catalog
American Photographic Artists (APA) 2017 Awards softcover catalog
Photo Shoot: 2017, Blackbox Gallery, Portland, OR catalog
artGuide, March 2016 interview
Leader: American Photographic Artists
Member: Center for Photographic Art
Member: Atlanta Photography Group×