Chance DeVille is a queer artist and educator born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. Their photographic and poetic practice addresses issues of trauma, religion, the American south, climate, queerness, landscape, and all of the nooks and crannies in between. They currently live in Providence, Rhode Island where they teach at Providence College.


For contact and inquiries please direct emails to: cdeville@alumni.risd.edu


Education: 

2021 - MFA in Photography, Henry Wolf Scholarship Fellow, Rhode Island School of Design

2021 - Collegiate Teaching certification, Rhode Island School of Design 

2017 - BA in Visual Arts, McNeese State University, Magna Cum Laude 

2015 - AAS in Graphic Design, Sowela Technical Community College  

Related Work Experience: 

Instructor of Record, Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Darkroom Photography, Providence College, Spring 2022 

Instructor of Record, Adjunct Professor, VISA 1510: Black and White Darkroom Photography, Brown University, Fall 2021

Instructor of Record, Adjunct Professor, Queer Experience: Representations of Queerness Through Contemporary Photography and Poetry, Rhode Island School of Design, Wintersession 2021

Teaching Assistant, Advanced Digital Imaging, Instructor: Steve Smith, Rhode Island School of Design, Fall 2020

Teaching Assistant, Bookmaking for Photographers, Instructor: Steve Smith, Rhode Island School of Design, Spring 2020

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Darkroom Photography, Instructor: Theresa Ganz, Brown University, Spring 2020

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Darkroom Photography, Instructor: Theresa Ganz, Brown University, Fall 2019 

Darkroom Manager, Rhode Island School of Design, Fall 2019 - Spring 2021 

Teaching Assistant, Monumental Photography: Large Format in a Digital Landscape, Instructor: John Mann, Florida State University, Spring 2019

Darkroom Manager, Florida State University, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Gallery Assistant to Visual Arts Department Head Lynn Reynolds, McNeese State University,
Spring 2015 - Fall 2017

Museum Intern, Imperial Calcasieu Museum, McNeese State University, Spring 2016- Fall 2017

Marketing Department Intern, McNeese State University, Spring 2016- Fall 2017

Visual Arts Administrative Assistant, McNeese State University, Spring 2015 - Fall 2016 

Graphic Designer, American Press Newspaper, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 2014 - 2015

Fundraising:

Founder and Director of Photographers for Southwest Louisiana (P4SWLA). A collection of 35 artists fundraising for disaster relief after Hurricane Laura. August - September, 2020. 

Participant in Photographs for Louisiana, A collection of artists for Hurricane Ida relief, October 2021. 

Selected Publications/Books:

2022 - Silver List, Vanity Fair, Carnegie Mellon University 

2021 - Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner Up

2021 - Creative Review Magazine - Interview with art director Gemma Fletcher 

2021 - Lenscratch Top 26 to Watch 

2021 - Kodak Film Photo Award Finalist 

2020 - Primal Sight, Published by Gnomic Books Fall 2020, Curated and edited by Efrem Zeloney-Mindell

2020 - Rocket Science Magazine, curated by Pauline Magnenet 

2019 - Lenscratch Student Prize

2019 - Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 

2019 - From Here on Out

2019 - Soil Arts and Literature Volume II: Legacy

2018 - Soil Arts and Literature Volume I: Somatophobia 

2018 - Float Photo Magazine 

2018 - Review of “Mother’s Derangement”, Strant Magazine

Selected Juried Group Exhibitions:

2022 - Big Camera Show, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2022 -  Study Hall, Pratt MWP College of Art and Design, New York, New York 

2021 - B-Words, RISD MFA Photography Exhibition, ClampArt, New York, New York 

2021 - RISD Graduate Exhibition, RISD Museum, Providence, RI 

2021 - #Newvisions 2021, Texas Photographic Society, Houston, TX

2020 - Goodnight Moon, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

2019 - Graduate Photography Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

2019 - One, Red Eye Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2019 - Unfolding, Working Method Contemporary, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2019 - Our Stranger, William Johnston Gallery, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 

2019 - Emerging Vision, Student Biennial Show, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO

2018 - VSA Emerging Young Artist, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. (2 Year national traveling exhibition)

2018 - Jurors: Elizabeth Guffery, Tracey Salaway, Annette Wehrhahn

2018 - TRAHC's 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cabe Hall, Regional Arts Center, Texarkana, TX 

2018 -  Art Melt 2018,  Louisiana Capitol Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

2018 - PORTRAITURE: an international juried show, Specto Art Space, Bridgewater, VA

2018 - TPS 27: The International Competition, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2018 - TPS New Visions: A Student Show, Tammy Cromer Gallery, Dallas, TX 

2017 - Four Elements, Float Photo Magazine, Online Exhibition

2017 - Senior Thesis Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA 

2017 - PaperWest - National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT 

2017 - Gallery Promenade, McNeese State University Grand Gallery Mezzanine, Lake Charles, LA

2017 - As You Were, Float Photo Magazine, Online Exhibition

2017 - Art Through the Lens, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

2017 - Portraiture: Looking at Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

2017 - Louisiana Contemporary 2017, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2017 - Art Melt, Louisiana Capitol Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

2017 - 30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA

2017 - Tasimjae, Art Studio Inc., Beaumont, TX

2017 - 6th Annual ULS Academic Summit Juried Student Exhibition, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

2017 - McNeese Student Juried Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

2017 - Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do Without: Lessons from our Grandmothers, Jewett Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 - Dreamscapes, A Light and Dark Interpretation, Indiana University, Bloomington, IA

2017 - American Advertising Awards, Pioneer Club, Lake Charles, LA

2017 - Book Works, Art Associates Gallery, Lake Charles, LA



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