Vaughn Elaine Sills

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Pearl Fryar's Garden, Bishopville, South Carolina, 2002
Archival pigment print
24 x 28 in.

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Reverend Jules Landry's Garden, St. James, Louisiana, 2001
Archival pigment print
24 x 28 in.

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Gilbert Grimball's Yard, Wadmalaw, 2002
Archival pigment print
24 x 28 in.

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Anie Belle Stugehill's Garden, Athens, Georgia, 1988
Archival pigment print
24 x 28 in.

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Vaughn Elaine Sills

Alexander Bell's Garden, Greenville, North Carolina, 2005
Archival pigment print
24 x 28 in.

Lives and works in Boston, MA

Education
1968
BA, The American University, Washington, D.C

1982
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013
Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland OH
Five Churches and Libraries, Flint MI, sponsored by the Ruth Mott Foundation

2012
DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

2011
Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA
North Carolina Museum of the Coastal Plain, Wilson NC

2010
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

2009
US Botanic Garden, West Orangerie Gallery, Washington DC, February 2009
Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY, February 2009
Gamill Gallery, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi, Fall, 2009
Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA, Spring 2009

2008
Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA, November 21 - December 13, 2008

2006
Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA

2005
Baldwin Photographic Gallery, Middle TN State Univ., Nashville, TN

2004
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME
Georgia State Botanical Gardens, Athens, GA
Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI (two person show)

2003
The Columbus Museum Uptown, Columbus, GA
Nesto Gallery at Milton Academy, Milton, MA (two person show)
The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University (two person show)
Flatfile Photography Gallery, Chicago, IL (three person show)

2002
The Carroll Reece Museum/Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
The Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Barnard Observatory, Univ. Mississippi, Oxford, MS
The Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, Easton, MA

2001
The Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC
Red Eye Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
The Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile AL, “Shoot’n Southern: Past and Present”
MCC Artist Grants Photography, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown MA

2008
Artadia Boston 2007, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
“Photographs of Children from the DeCordova Permanent Collection,” DeCordova Museum, Lincoln MA

2005
Small Works Show 05, Sacramento Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2004
Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2003
Rice/Polack Gallery, Provincetown, MA
“New England Photographers 03,” Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

2002
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
Cate Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Flatfile Photography Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000
Sakai City Museum, Sakai, Japan
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, “Photography in Boston: 1955-1985”

Lectures and Presentations

2013
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, University of Michigan, MI
Tour of exhibits in churches and libraries, Flint, MI

2012
Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC

2011
Trinity Church, Boston MA, Co-sponsored by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and Trinity Church
North Carolina Museum of the Coastal Plain, Wilson NC

2009
United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC

2007
Royall House, Medford, MA

2005
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
New England Women in Photography, Simmons College, Boston, MA

2004
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME

2003
The Columbus Museum Uptown, Columbus, GA
Nesto Gallery at Milton Academy, Milton, MA
The Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, MA
Flatfile Photography Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Photography Institute, Columbia University, NY

2002
The Carroll Reece Museum/Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Frazier Gallery, Bethesda, MD
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2001
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
Simmons Alumnae: Washington DC Regional Conference, Simmons College

1995
Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, MA
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

1991
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Montserrat College of Art (1991)

1989
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Publications

Brown, Jane Roy, “Vaughn Sills: Capturing the Spirit of African American Gardens”Conversations, June 2009, www.cogdesign.org, COGdesign, MA
Sills, Vaughn, “Places for the Spirit,” Entelechy International, A Journal of Contemporary Ideas, Number 4, 2006
Sills, Vaughn, “Beyond Words,” The Georgia Review, “Poetry and Poiesis,” Vol. LVIII, No. 2, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Summer, 2004
Brown, Leslie, “Vaughn Sills and Pelle Cass,” In the Loupe, Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Vol 27, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2003
Lafo, Rachel Rosenfield, Photography in Boston, MIT Press, 2000, Cambridge, MA
Sills, Vaughn, One Family, University of Georgia Press, Athens & London, 2001
Sills, Vaughn, “One Family, in Words and Pictures,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 26, 2001, Washington, D.C.
Greenberg, Lisa Weber and Mayes, Catherine, Immortalized, November 1998, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Sills, Vaughn, “A Family I Know in Georgia,” Nieman Reports, Spring 1997, Vol. 51 No. 1, Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, Dirt & Domesticity, June 1992, ISP Papers No. 2, Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, NY, NY
Jussim, Estelle, The Psychological Portrait, Karsh, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 1989, pp. 87-110
Jussim, Estelle, “The Eternal Moment,” Aperture, New York, NY, 1989, pp. 49-60

Collections

Baldwin Photographic Archive, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN
The Carpenter Center for the Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Eaton Vance
Fidelity Corporation
Donald Keyes
Millennium Hotels
The Polaroid Collection, Bedford, MA