Artist Bio
Heidi Clapp-Temple is a photographically based artist currently residing in the Tampa Bay Area with a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Syracuse University. Entwining truth and fiction together she creates visual narratives that explore the complexities of our existence. She often utilizes her visually appealing style to draw the viewer in for a look at the sometimes complicated and darker aspects of life. 
Her most well-known work involves a combination of photography and various fine art processes. The first part of her creative process is the creation of tabletops sets for the camera. She makes drawings which she cuts from paper and then adds multiple types of papers, glass, and various objects to the sets. In her studio she puts a sheet of white paper in front of the sets and illuminates them from behind to create scenes seen through the white paper. Working with shadow, light, silhouettes, and reflections she creates a final composition that she photographs. 
Clapp-Temple has exhibited her work nationally at venues including The Center for Fine Art Photography, SOHO Photo Gallery, Florida Museum of Photographic Art, The Darkroom Gallery, Photo Place Gallery, The SE Center for Photography, and A Smith Photographic Gallery. Her work has also been featured in various publications including Diffusion Magazine, Light Leaked Magazine, F Stop Magazine, and Float Magazine. She has also been the recipient of numerous juror  and competition awards, including awards from Neutral Density and the Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA).
Curriculum Vitae 
BFA Fine Art Photography, Syracuse University, 1991
Educator Preparatory Institute, HCC, Brandon, FL, 2018
Selected Exhibitions
May-July 2020, "Isolation (In the Age of the Pandemic)", LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
May-July 2020, "Corona: It's All About the Light", Griffin Museum of Photography, On-Line Exhibition
May 2020, "Best of Quarantine Exhibition", Float Magazine 
July 2017, "Snap! Summer Show", Snap! Space Gallery, Orlando, FL
June 2017, “Alternative Reality Group Exhibition”, Float Magazine
June 2017, “International Photography Competition 2017 Group Exhibition”, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL
May 2017, “Files & Film 2017: 4th Annual Juried Photographic Art Show”, Creative Soul Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL 
May 2017, “Constructing Narrative Exhibition”, Light Leaked Magazine
March-June 2017, "Aviary Exhibition", Lafayette City Center Passageway, juror Paula Tognarelli, Boston, MA
January 2017, "Root Exhibition", LA Photo Curator
November/December 2016, "Exquisite Corpse International Traveling Exhibition", St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, Duncan McClellan Gallery, Jim Harrison Smith Gallery, and Chihuly Museum Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
October 2016, “FIVE by FIVE Group Exhibition”Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
October 2016, “Masks”, juror Aline Smithson, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
September/October 2016, “Lemniscate of Diffusion Exhibition”A Smith Photographic Arts Gallery, Johnson City, TX
September 2016, “Center Forward 2016 Group Exhibition”, jurors Hamidah Glascow and Aline Smithson, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
July 2016, “SOHO Gallery 2016 International Photography Competition Exhibition”, juror Elizabeth Bondi, SOHO Photo Gallery, NYC
May 2016, “Number: Inc., Art of the South 2016”, juror Chad Alligood, Leu Center for Visual Arts, Belmont University, Nashville, TN
May 2016, “NVAL International Juried Photography Show, Photography: The Full Spectrum”, juror Jack Fulton, Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA
May 2016, “Files & Film 2016: 3rd Annual Juried Photographic Art Show”Leslie Curran Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
March 2016, "Tribe Group Exhibition", juror Blue Mitchell, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
December 2015/January 2016, “Telling Stories Group Exhibition”, F-Stop Magazine
December 2015, “Tall Tales: An Investigative Look into the Surreal”Light Leaked Magazine/ Canopy Collective, Cleveland, OH
November 2015, “Stories and Secrets Group Exhibition” jurors Kirsten Hoving and Emma Powell, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
October 2015, “FIVE by FIVE Group Exhibition”Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
September 2015, “Center Forward 2015 Group Exhibition” jurors Blue Mitchell and Hamidah Glascow, The Center for Fine Art Photography,  Fort Collins, CO
August 2015, “Winner’s Showcase Exhibition, Files and Film: 2015”Creative Soul Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
July 2015, “VSA Florida ADA 25th Anniversary Exhibition”, MOSI, Tampa, FL
June 2015,  “International Photography Competition 2015 Group Exhibition”Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL
May 2015, “Files & Film 2015: 2nd Annual Juried Photographic Art Show”Creative Soul Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL                          
May 2015, “All-Florida Juried Exhibition”Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL
April 2015, “A World Beyond Group Exhibition”PH21 Gallery, Budapest
April 2015, “The Trap Group Exhibition”Hammond Art Center, Hammond, IN
January/February 2015, “Featured Artist On-line Gallery Exhibition”Ticka Arts, TX
December 2014, “Snap to Grid Open Exhibition”Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
December 2014, “Dreams and Hallucinations Group Exhibition” juror Russell Joslin, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT
October 2014, “FIVE by FIVE Group Exhibition”Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
August 2014, “Instagram Group Exhibition 3"Right Side Art Gallery, Portland, OR
June 2014, “Member’s Exhibition”,  Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL

Individual Artist's Grant, 2018 Award Recipient, NH State Council on the Arts, Concord, NH
Honorable Mention, "Fine Art Photography", 2018 Photography Gala Awards, "11th Pollux Awards"
Honorable Mentions, "Fine Art Photography", 2017 Chromatic Awards, "International Color Photograph Contest"
Juror’s Choice Award,“Files & Film 2017: 4th Annual Juried Photographic Art Show”, Creative Soul Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Concept Photography Award, “International Photography Competition 2017”, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL
Honorable Mentions, “Fine Art “Conceptual” and “Other” Photography, 2016 Neutral Density Annual Photography Competition
Fine Art Photography Bronze Award, "2nd Edition International Contest Honouring Fine Art Photography 2016", UK
Honorable Mention, “SOHO Photo Gallery International Photography Competition Exhibition 2016”, SOHO Photo Gallery, NYC
Individual Artist's Grant, 2016 Award RecipientTampa Bay Arts Council, Tampa, FL
Concept Photography Award, “International Photography Competition 2015”, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL
Juror’s Choice Award, “Files & Film 2015: 2nd Annual Juried Photographic Art Show”, Creative Soul Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Award of Merit, VSA Florida ADA 25th Anniversary Exhibition 2015, MOSI, Tampa, FL
Silver Artist AwardArt Ascent Magazine 2015
Best in Digital Photography Award, “Member’s Exhibition 2014”, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL
"12th Anniversary Group Exhibition", Fraction Magazine, Issue 134- May 2020.
"Your Favorite Photograph of 2019", LENSCRATCH Magazine, January 1, 2020.
"The 2019 Dog Exhibition", LENSCRATCH Magazine, October 25, 2019.
"# No Filter: Get Creative With Photography", Lawrence King Publishing Ltd., London, England, 2019.
"Autumn/Winter 2018", Tiferet Journal.
“Diffusion Annual 2018: Vol. IX”, Diffusion Magazine.
"Artist Feature", LENSCRATCH Magazine, July 7, 2017.
"Aviary Group Exhibition" Catalogue, Griffin Museum, June 2017.
“Summer Fun”, LENSCRATCH Magazine, July 4, 2017.
“Color Group Exhibition”, F-Stop Magazine, June 2017.
“Diffusion Alum Artist Feature”, Plates to Pixels, May 2017.
“The 2017 Earth Day Exhibition”, LENSCRATCH Magazine, April 22, 2017.
“The 2016 Favorite Photograph Exhibition", LENSCRATCH Magazine, Jan 1, 2017.
“The 2016 Irreverent Vernacular: Holiday Style Exhibition”, LENSCRATCH Magazine, December 25, 2016.
“The 2016 Last Days of Summer”, LENSCRATCH Magazine, September 2, 2016.
"Femme Visuale Series", Artist Feature, Tampa Bay Creative Loafing Magazine, February 25, 2016.
“Lemniscate of Diffusion: Vol. VIII  2016”, Diffusion Magazine.
“Telling Stories Group Exhibition”, F-Stop Magazine, December 2015/January 2016.
“Stories and Secrets Group Exhibition” catalogue, PhotoPlace Gallery,  November 2015.
“Center Forward 2015” exhibition catalogue, The Center for Fine Art Photography,  September 2015.
“Still Life Issue”, Studio Feature, Art Ascent Magazine, August 2015.
“Unknown Issue”, Artist Feature, Art Ascent Magazine, June 2015.
“A World Beyond Group Exhibition” catalogue, PH21 Gallery, April 2015.
“2015 Biennial Issue”, Artist Feature, ARTiculAction: Art Review Magazine, March 2015.
“Dreams and Hallucinations Group Exhibition” catalogue, Darkroom Gallery, December 2015.
“Shut Eye Group Exhibition”, LENSCRATCH Magazine, September 12, 2014.
“On the Road Group Exhibition”, F-Stop Magazine, August-September 2014.
“The Road Trip Exhibition”, LENSCRATCH Magazine, August 22, 2014.
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