William Mark Sommer

williammarksommer@gmail.com

Education

2019

BFA Photography from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2012

AA Photography from Sierra College, Rocklin, CA

Other

University of Las Vegas and San Francisco Art Institute

Residencies

2018

OpenWabi Artist in Residence, Fredricktown, Ohio 

Selected Shows

2018

Gallery 100 "Surface: A Different Landscape" –Photography.

2016

The Photocopy Club "Xerox and Destroy 2" (Exeter City Centre) 
-Photography.

The Photocopy Club “Hit The Road” (Fotofestiwal, Poland) 
-Photography.

KVIE Art Auction 2016 Featured Artist
 –Photography.

KVIE Gallery "Fine Art of Public Television Group Show" –Photograph

2015

Desert Companion Photo Show –Photograph

Blue Line Gallery “Lottery for the Arts 2015” –Painting

2014

Grant Hall Gallery UNLV, “Just Being Human” Group show –Photographs.

Book and Job gallery, Findrangers Zine #3 release “Smoke andMirrors”  –Photographs.

Book and Job gallery, Findrangers Zine #2 release –Photographs.

2013

Ro Sham Bo “365/Circles show” –Photography & Painting.

Taste and Toast Art Auction Featured Artist 
–Photography.

KVIE Art Auction 2013 Featured Artist
 –Photography.

Lifecycles “Go Gettas” Group Show –Photography.

Placer Arts “2013 Open Juried Show, celebrating Placer Arts 30th Jubilee” –Painting.

2012

Placer Arts “Under 30 Show” –Photography & Painting.

Sacramento News and Review: News Stand Project.  –Painting.

Blue Line Gallery “Shine Juried Show” –Photography.

Blue Line Gallery “Minimal/Colorful” –Painting.

2011

KVIE Art Auction 2011 Featured Artist 
–Photography.

Viewpoint Gallery “Members Show 2011” –Photography

Blue Line Gallery “2011 Juried Show: Medley of Masterpieces” –Photography

Blue Line Gallery “Photography Open Exhibition 2011”

2010

Blue Line Gallery “Lottery for the Arts 2010” –Photography.

KVIE Art Auction 2010 Featured Artist 
–Photography.

2009

Viewpoint Gallery “Twelve- Play of Light”  –Photography.


Fairs

2018

La Zine Fest. Pasadena Convention Center. May 27, 2018

2016

SF Zinefest. County Fair Building. September 4, 2016

Collections

2019

Northlight Gallery ASU “Dusted Book” (Tempe, AZ)

Self-Publised Books and Zines

2020

Route 66 book (Forthcoming)

2019

Lost Highway book (Forthcoming)

Desert Days Vol. 2 zine (Forthcoming)

2018

Buckeye zine

That's Life zine

2017

To The Sea zine

All The Time In The World zine

2016

Pacific North West zine

Desert Days zine

2015

Vegas Streets zine

10 years zine

2014

365 Days of Photographs Part 2 book

2012

365 Days of Photographs book

Selected Publication

2019

Subjectively Objective “Observations in the Ordinary” Book

Mono Visions “Dusted” Interview

NewLandscapePhotography.com “All The Time In The World”Feature

Phoenix Transect “Dusted” Article

Subjectively Objective Mini Monograph “Issue 73: WilliamMark Sommer” 

2018

Format Magazine “18 Landscape Photographers Who Will Inspire You to GetOutside”

Findrangers 16 group zine "Color" –Photography.

2017

Stay Wild Magazine Cover: "Winter 2017" –Photography.

Feature Shoot “12 Photos will make you yearn for the American West” –Photography.

Aesthetica Magazine "New Artists: August 2017 –Photography.

Awesome Cameras Episode #31 William Mark Sommer

2016

Equilibrium Vol.3 group zine –Photography.

Photocopy Club "Xerox and Destroy 2" group zine –Photography.

Find Rangers Zine #11 group zine (Travel) –Photography.

Find Rangers "X" group zine –Photography.

2015

Paper Memory "Something Personal" group zine –Photography.

The Analogue Project Feature “Abandoned” –Photography

Nido Magazine(Germany) –Photography

Desert Companion Magazine –Photography

Find Rangers Zine #6 "Close to Home" group zine –Photography.

Thrasher Magazine March 2015 –Photography.

2014

Find Rangers Zine #5 "Far From Home" group zine –Photography.

Portland Mercury “Catching Out”article  –Photography.

Nighted zines “Nighted Life 6” –Photography.

Blackout Magazine interview, feature. –Photography.

A Love Token Zine “All The Time In The World” Solo zine –Photography.

Find Rangers Zine #2 group zine –Photograph

2013

Blood of the Young Magazine “100 photographs 2013” groupzine –Photograph.

A Love Token Zine “Moonbeams” group zine –Photograph.

Blood of the Young Magazine “Go Getta Zine” – Photograph.

Japan Camera Hunter “Inside Your Bag #453” –Featured Photographer

Blood of the Young Magazine “That’s Life Solo Zine” –Photograph.

2012

Fecal Face Dot Com –Photo of the day.

SFMOMA Blog –Featured Photograph.

KALTBLUT Magazine –Featured Artist with Interview

DearPhotograph.com –Featured Photographer

Strongbox Magazine Spring 2012 issue –Featured Artist withStatement

The Sierra Journal 2012 –Featured Photographer

2011

The Press Tribune Newspaper “Face to Face with Blue LineGallery Artist” –Featured Painter.

Light Leaks Magazine “Issue 19: Secrets...” –Photography

Screenings

2013

John Worthington Flat Broke (5 minute long skateboarding Film. Produced, Filmed, and Edited)

Online Premiere September 13th 2013

2012

Say Hi To Your Neighbor (21 minute long Skateboarding movie. Produced, Filmed, and Edited)

Online Premiere August 10, 2012

RCK//: First Day Of Hell. (24 minute long BMX movie. Produced, Filmed, and Edited)

Outdoor Theater Premiere: 7-1-12

2011 - 2012

Last Day of Heaven Part: 1-5 (2 to 4 minute long skateboarding shorts. Produced, Filmed, and Edited)

Online Premieres

2009

Rebuild it All (20 minute skateboarding movie. Produced, Filmed, and Edited)

Online Premiere 7-5-09.

2008

Destroy it All (61 minute long skateboarding movie. Produced, Filmed, and Edited)

Theater Premiere 10-18-08.

Professional Experience

2011-2019

Studio Assistant to Chris Fraiser

2016-2017

Special Education Aid in the Loomis Union School District

2014

Polaroid Fotobar Las Vegas Museum Technician 

2009-2012

Teachers Assistant for Chris Fraser at Sierra College.

Using Format