William S. Sutton

William Stephen Sutton

845 Lost Angel Road

Boulder, Colorado  80302

(303) 819-3426  (303) 458-4287




EDUCATION         University of Colorado. Boulder, Colorado.  MFA 1984, BFA 1978.

                           Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona.  1973-1975.


EMPLOYMENT      Professor. Regis College. Denver, Colorado.


FELLOWSHIPS       National Endowment for the Arts. Fellowship in Photography. 1981.

                           Guggenheim Fellowship.  2015.


COLLECTIONS      The Museum of Modern Art, NYC

                            Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

                            The Denver Art Museum

                            Joslyn Art Museum

                            Princeton University Art Museum

                            Yale University Art Gallery

                            The Bellevue Art Museum.

                            Colorado Historical Society

                            Southwest Collection-Texas Tech

                            Arizona State University

                            University of Colorado Special Collections

                            University of Chicago

                            Phoenix Arts Commission

                            Chase Manhattan Bank

                            Amoco Collection

                            Denver National Bank

                            UMB Bank




2017                    Wyoming.  O’Sullivan Art Gallery. Regis University.  Denver, CO.

                            Inside Outside Colorado: Chuck Forsman and William Sutton. Colorado State Capital.  Denver, CO.

2016                    40th Anniversary Exhibition. Arvada Center for the Arts.  Arvada, CO.

                            Celebration! A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder. Highland City Club. Boulder, CO.

                            Grass/Roots.  Colorado Photographic Art Center.  Denver, CO.

2015                    The Grasslands of Wyoming Photographic Project. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, WY.

                            The Grasslands of Wyoming Photographic Project. National Museum of Wildlife Art. Jackson, WY.

                            The Grasslands of Wyoming Photographic Project.  Ucross Art Gallery.  Ucross, WY.

                            The Grasslands of Wyoming Photographic Project.  (14) Local libraries through out Wyoming.

2014                    The Lure of Public Land.  Joslyn Art Museum. Omaha, NE.

                            Wilderness. Marion Center for Photographic Arts.  Santa Fe University of Art.  Santa Fe, NM. (three person).

                            The Western Terrain.  PACE. Parker, CO. (two person).

2013                    Public Lands in the American West. Joslyn Art Museum. Omaha, NE. (solo)

2011                    American Landscape: Contemporary Photographs of the West. Joslyn Art Museum. Omaha, NE.

                            Portrait of the Artist. Loveland Art Museum. Loveland, Colorado.

                            Situating Robert Adams. Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Denver, Colorado.

2010                    Faith, Mourning, Concadence. BC Gallery Space. Bellevue College. Washington. (three person).

2009                    Inherent Form. College of Southern Nevada.  Las Vegas, Nevada. (solo).

                            Yavapai College.  Prescott, Arizona. (three person).

                            Colorado Photographs. Arvada Center for the Arts. Arvada, Colorado.

                            WATERSHED.  Regis University. Denver, Colorado. (solo).

2008                    Inherent Form. The Dairy Center for the Arts. Boulder, CO (solo).

                            Inherent Form. Chadron State College.  Chadron, NE. (solo).

2006                    Considering the Sublime.  Ironton Studios. Denver, CO. (two person).

2005                    Water and Trees.  The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO (solo).

2004                    SPE Exhibition.  Colorado Institute of the Arts.  Denver, CO

2002                    Places in the West. Francis McCray Gallery, Western New Mexico State. Silver City, NM (solo).

2000                    Black Tiger Gulch Fire Landscapes 1989/ 1999, SRO Gallery, Texas Tech University, TX (solo).

1999                    Rephotography, Colorado History Museum, Denver, Colorado.

1997                    20th Anniversary Show, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.

1995                    The Real West: A Contemporary Photographic Overview, Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO

1994                    Timothy O'Sullivan, William Bell, Mark Klett, W. S. Sutton, Grant Gallery, Denver, CO.

                            Real Vision- Photographs from the Southwest, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, ACC, Denver, CO.

1993                    Boulder Flow: Boulder County Artists, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

1992                    Landscape as Subject: Contemporary Photography, Nebraska Wesleyan University, NE.

                            Expanded Visions, Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, CO.

1991                    Recent Landscapes and Other Swan Songs..., Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO.

                            Environmental Photographs, Boulder Art Center, Boulder, CO.

1990                    Black Tiger Gulch, After the Sugar Loaf Fire, July 9, 1989.  (solo exhibitions)

                                              Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.    Boulder Art Center, Boulder, CO.

1989                   Recent Work (solo exhibitions), Regis University, Denver, CO.  University of Northern Iowa.

                           Three Photographers, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.

1987                   Terrestrial Territory (solo exhibitions),  University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

                                                                                        Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

                            Photography and the West:  The 80s, The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY.

1986                    Phrasing (solo exhibition), UMC Fine Arts Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

                            Symbiotic Notion (solo exhibition), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

1985                    Photography Exhibition, The Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC.

1984                    La Photographie Creative, Pavillon des Arts, Paris, France.

                            Young Southwest Photographers, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

                            Colorado Photographers, Visual Studies Workshop Galleries, Rochester, NY.

                            W. S. Sutton/Karen Lee, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

1983                    Twelve Songs from the Hill (solo exhibition), Arvada Center for the Arts, CO.

                            Arboretum, The Tree As Symbol, Form and Object in American Photography, U of Denver.

                            Contemporary Photography as Phantasy, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA.

1982                    I Want Clean Air and No Bombs (solo exhibition), Project Art Center, Cambridge, MA.

                            Colorado Photographers, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.

                            Northlight Southwest, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

1981                    Recent Landscapes (solo exhibition), Colorado Photographic Art Center, Denver, CO.

1980                    Northlight Southwest, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

1979                    Sixth Colorado Annual, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.


BIBLIOGRAPHY      Wyoming Grasslands.  Photographs by William Sutton and Michael Berman.  Inroduction by Dan Flores.

                                                               Essays by Frank Goodyear and Charles Preston.  University of Oklahoma Press. 2015.

                            At Home in the West: The Lure of Public Lands. William Sutton. Essays by Toby Jurovics and Susan Moldenhauer.

                                                               George Thompson Publishing. 2013.

                            Art Can Help.  Robert Adams.  Yale University Press.  2017.

                           The Orthodox Icon, editor, O’Sullivan Arts Center, Regis University, 2000.

                            Where Land is Mostly Sky, Essays on the American West, Richard F. Fleck, Passeggiata Press, 1997.

                            Santos: Sacred Art of Colorado, Regis University, LPD Press, 1997.

                            Paintbrush: A Journal of Contemporary Multicultural Literature, Northeast Missouri State Press, 1994.

                            Public Lands in the American West, portfolio, W. S. Sutton, 1993.

                            A History of Photography: Social & Cultural Perspectives, Jean-Claude Lemagny and Andre Roville, Cambridge Press, 1987.

                            La Photographie Creative, Jean-Claude Lemagny, Bibiotheque Nationale, Paris, 1984.

                            New Art Examiner, Exhibition review, Dec. 1991, May 1990, Sept.1990.

                            Swan Songs, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 1991.

                            Sugar Loaf's Black Tiger Gulch Fire, July 9, 1989,  Dawn Kummli, Sugar Loaf Press, 1990.

                            The Kiote Landscape Project, Kiote Press, S.W., U.S., 1984.

                            Afterimage, "NEA Supplement", Rochester, New York, 1980.

                            Various exhibition catalogs.