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Associate Professor of Photography

Pictured is April Friges. Photo | Randall ColemanContact Information


  • M.F.A., Studio Art/Photography, University of California, Irvine
  • B.F.A., Photography, University of Akron

Courses Taught

  • Digital Printing Methodologies
  • Experimental Black and White Photography
  • View Camera Techniques
  • Photographic Art Marketing
  • Contemporary Issues in Photo
  • Studio Lighting
  • Senior Thesis

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Affiliations

  • Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
  • College Art Association
  • Society for Photographic Education
  • Photographic Resource Center
  • Protohaven

Artistic Works

  • solo exhibition, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2023.
  • Exposure, Fort Points Arts Community Gallery, Boston, Mass., 2022.
  • Artist in the Window, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA), Altoona, Pa., 2022.
  • The Implications of the Camera, SAMA, Altoona, Pa., 2021.
  • Spectator, Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2020.
  • Secret, SPACE, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2019.
  • Mid-Atlantic Image Makers, SPEMA, Pennsylvania College of Art + Design, Lancaster, Pa., 2019. 
  • Lights, Camera, Action, Kunstraum LLC, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2018.
  • The Photography Show, AIPAD, Stephen Bulger Gallery Exhibition Booth, New York, N.Y., 2018.
  • Starless Midnight, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, 2018.


  • Friges, A. (2023). The Contemporary Student and the Critique. In Armstrong, E. & Doren, M.'s, Let's Talk About Critique: Reimagining Art and Design Education

Awards and Honors

  • Residency Grant, SAMA, 2022
  • Social Impact Scholar Awardee, in partnership with United Homecare Workers, 2022
  • Artistic Scholarship Award (teaching release) for developing research in Tinytypes, 2019
  • Pittsburgh Foundation Creative Development Grant, Heinz Endowments/Pittsburgh Foundation, 2016
  • Assets for Artists Professional Development Fellowship, 2016
  • Flight School Fellowship, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2015
  • Commendation award winner, Fellowship 15 program, Silver Eye Center for Photography, 2014-2015
  • Residency Grant, The Vermont Studio Center, 2012
  • Pedagogical Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, 2010
  • California Fellowship for the Arts, University of California, Irvine, 2010

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