paul jett

       Represented by Susan Calloway Fine Art  (

Photograph by Jane Norman

  • "Annual Members Exhibition" (Special Mentions Category) Colorado Photographic Arts Center.                                                                    Online exhibition  ( June 9–July 14, 2018.
  • "Wintertime"  Don't Take Pictures. Online exhibition ( February 21–May 23, 2018.
  • "Photowork 2018 – National Juried Photography Exhibition"  Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York .  February 10–March 24, 2018.   
  • "District Redefinition" Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. August 11–September 2, 2017.
  • "Black and White"  PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont. July 12–August 12, 2017.
  • "23rd Juried Exhibition for Instagram" Griffin Museum of Photography. Online exhibition ( June 24, 2017–March 4, 2018.
  • “National Juried Competition: Works on Paper”   Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences,                                                    Loveladies, New Jersey. June 2–26, 2017.​
  • "2017 At the Walker Open Exhibition"  Walker Art Gallery, Garnett, Kansas. April 3–May 28, 2017.
  • "Aviary" Griffin Museum of Photography at Lafayette City Center Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. March 21–July 21, 2017.
  • 3rd Open Call Exhibition, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, Rhode Island.  February 16–March 11, 2017.
  • 2017 Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition, Wichita, Kansas.  January 27–February 10, 2017.
  • "National Parks – Personal Narratives" Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin.  October 21–November 27, 2016.
  • “2016 Annual Contemporary Art Survey” Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado.  April 15–May 25, 2016.
  • “Allegany National Photographic Competition and Exhibition” Cumberland, Maryland.  April 9–May 6, 2016.
  • “Open Exhibition 2016” Walker Art Gallery, Garnett, Kansas (3rd Place Award in Photography Category).  April 4–May 28, 2016.
  • “Flora & Fauna” Orange County Creatives Gallery, Laguna Beach, California (Honorable Mention award).  August 31–September 25, 2015.
  • Hill Center Juried Art Exhibition, Washington, D.C.   June 25–September 29, 2015.   
  • "Photowork '15 – National Juried Photography Exhibition"  Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York .  June 20–August 8, 2015.   
  • "Art at the Center – The Juried Exhibition"  City of Overland Park, Kansas.  April 3–June 14, 2015.
  • "39th National Juried Photography Exhibition"  Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington.  March 7–April 18, 2015.
  • "2014 Redux"  Susan Calloway Fine Art, Washington, D.C.  January 9–31, 2015​.
  • "Observations of Form"  Susan Calloway Fine Art.  October 17–November 15, 2014​.
  • “EnviroNature”  Gallery Plan b, Washington, D.C.  July 16–31, 2014.
  • Hill Center Juried Art Exhibition, Washington, D.C. (3rd Place Award).  June 26–September 28, 2014.   
  • Private Exhibit, KhouryVanGelder, Washington, D.C.  December 7–21, 2013
  • Public Exhibit, Baked & Wired, Washington, D.C.  August 15–September 3, 2013 
  • Hill Center Juried Art Exhibition.  June 25–September 3, 2013.                   
  • Smithsonian Institution Staff Art Exhibit, Washington, D.C.  March 20–May 18, 2008.
  • “Eyes on the World”  Smithsonian Institution Staff Photo Contest and Exhibition   (1st Place Award in Objects Category).  February 2006.

I received a B. A. degree in Art and Philosophy from the University of New Mexico, with coursework in photography, Chinese brush painting, and the philosophy, history, art and language of East Asia.  Following that, I received an M. A. degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University in Canada. I worked as a conservator for the Smithsonian Institution’s museums of Asian art, and in that role I frequently traveled to East and Southeast Asia; at the same time I continued with my pursuit of photography. These experiences led me to a style that combines photographic methods with my sense of the aesthetic of East Asian ink paintings in order to create simple, black-and-white or mutely colored images. My aim is to see and photographically capture the inherent beauty and interest in nature that is present in our everyday surroundings. My work has been in various group exhibits in the Washington, D.C. area and nationally, and I am represented by Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. I live and work in Maryland.