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Mel Curtis

"I view my work as an act of discovery. My interests are mainly about exploring the manmade landscape with all its beauty and mystery."

Mel Curtis regards his work largely as poetic documents and emotional bookmarks, and his prints as artifacts and evidence of his travels and explorations of the manmade landscape. Always looking, always discovering, always trying to create a sense of place, his work reflects a romantic view of the world.

Curtis' 40-year career bridges the eras of traditional film and digital. Much of his work consists of silver gelatin prints handmade in a wet darkroom, while most of his contemporary work consists of archival ink-jet prints. Along the way, traditional film captures have been scanned and produced as ink-jet prints. Only the finest archival materials are used to create beautiful, long-lasting prints.

Mel Curtis studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati, where he was first exposed to photography. After a few years working in Washington, D.C., he began to explore the medium full time. He received an M.F.A. degree in photography from Ohio University. For most of his career, he has balanced his time between the worlds of art, commerce, and academia.

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Roma #90v5 2011 C
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma #40 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma #173v2 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma #5v3 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma, St Peter's Basilica ...
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma #21v3 2008
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma #40v5 2007
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma #15v2 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma #7v4 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma #55v2 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 200 - $ 500
Roma #176v4 The Colosseum ...
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Supreme Court Facade #2
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #26v4 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #52v8 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #173v4 Trevi...
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #28v2 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #74v3 The Colosseum...
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma - the Vatican #123v4 ...
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
US Treasury Building #1
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #60v2 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #53v2 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #20v5 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #21v2 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #90v5 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #42v7 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Supreme Court Colums #1
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #34v2 The Forum 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #4v2 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #35v4 2011
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
roma #75v3 St Peter's...
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #135v2 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #149v5 2009
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Roma #231v2 2010
Color Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Jefferson Memorial #1 -...
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Washington Monument #2,...
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 350 - $ 500
Goat, Athens, Ohio 1982
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
Calhoon, the Coon Hound,...
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
Dumbarton Oaks Path, 1987
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
A Gaggle of Geese, 1985
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
Space Cruise, Seattle,...
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
Supreme Court Columns...
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
Japanese Maple -...
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
Mausoleum - Roche Harbor
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
Monument at Twilight
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
Cherub Fountain -...
Black & White Photograph
by Mel Curtis
$ 800
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Head to Toe: The Art of the Human Figure, Seattle, WA, University House, 2013
Seattle in Winter, Seattle, WA, Sisko Gallery, 2013
Profound and Profane, Seattle, WA, Sisko Gallery, 2010
Rome, Seattle, WA, Aljoya, 2010
Sacred and Secular, Seattle, WA, Sisko Gallery, 2007
Collections
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, , Washington, DC,
The Seattle Art Museum, , Seattle, WA,
Microsoft Corporation, , Redmond, WA,
Hyatt Hotels, , Chicago, IL,