About:

Chance is a queer artist and poet born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. Their photographs and prose climb inside of trauma, queerness, and landscape where they search all of the nooks and crannies on their way out. Chance currently resides in Providence where they are teaching at Brown University.

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

CV:

Education:
2021 - MFA in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Cum Laude
2021 - Collegiate Teaching Certificate, 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, Summa Cum Laude

Publications: 

2021:

Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-Up
Creative Review Magazine, Interview with Gemma Fletcher
Lenscratch Top 26 to Watch 
Rocket Science Magazine, Interview with Efrem Zelony-Mindell 

2019: 

Lenscratch Student Prize
Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward
From Here on Out
Soil Arts and Literature Volume II: Legacy

2018: 

Soil Arts and Literature Volume I: Somatophobia
Float Photo Magazine Review of “Mother’s Derangement”
Strant Magazine

Juried Group Exhibitions: ​

2019:
Graduate Photography Biennial, ​ Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
One, ​ Red Eye Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Unfolding, ​ Working Method Contemporary, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Our Stranger, ​ William Johnston Gallery, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
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)
Jurors: Elizabeth Guffery, Tracey Salaway, Annette Wehrhahn
TRAHC's 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, ​ Cabe Hall, Regional Arts Center, Texarkana, TX
Art Melt 2018, ​ Louisiana Capitol Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
PORTRAITURE: An International juried show, ​ Specto Art Space, Bridgewater, VA
TPS 27: The International Competition, ​ Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
TPS New Visions: A Student Show, ​ Tammy Cromer Gallery, Dallas, TX

2017:
Four Elements, ​Float Photo Magazine, Online Exhibition
Senior Thesis Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
PaperWest - National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, ​ Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Gallery Promenade, ​ McNeese State University Grand Gallery Mezzanine, Lake Charles, LA
As You Were, ​Float Photo Magazine, Online Exhibition
Art Through the Lens, ​ Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
Portraiture: Looking at Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Louisiana Contemporary 2017, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Art Melt, Louisiana Capitol Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA
Tasimjae, Art Studio Inc., Beaumont, TX
6th Annual ULS Academic Summit Juried Student Exhibition, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA McNeese Student Juried Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do Without: Lessons from our Grandmothers, ​ Jewett Gallery, San Francisco, CA Dreamscapes, A Light and Dark Interpretation, Indiana University, Bloomington, IA
American Advertising Awards, Pioneer Club, Lake Charles, LA
Book Works, Art Associates Gallery, Lake Charles, LA

2016:

Gallery Promenade, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
American Advertising Awards, Lake Charles Country Club, Lake Charles
Tasimjae, Art Studio Inc., Beaumont, TX
Art Melt, Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

2015:
American Advertising Awards - District Level, Sheraton Resort, Dallas, TX
American Advertising Awards, Golden Nugget Casino and Resort, Lake Charles, LA
Gallery Promenade, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA ​

2014:
American Advertising Awards, Isle of Capris Casino and Resort, Lake Charles, LA
SOWELA Student Juried Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA

Awards:

2019:
Honorable Mention, LENSCRATCH Student Prize
Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward
Area Award for Photography, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2018:

Best in Show, ​PORTRAITURE, ​ Specto Art Space, Bridgewater, Virginia
Award of Excellence​, VSA Emerging Young Artist Award, Washington D.C.

2017:
Juror’s Choice Award, Art Melt, Baton Rouge, LA
Honorable Mention, Tasimjae Exhibition, Beaumont, TX
Best in Show – Photography, McNeese Student Juried Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA
Best in Show – Mixed Media, McNeese Student Juried Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA
1st Place – Photography, American Advertising Awards, Lake Charles, LA

2016:

2nd Place – Photography, American Advertising Awards, Lake Charles, LA
3rd Place – Photography, American Advertising Awards, Lake Charles, LA

2015:

1st Place – Photography, American Advertising Awards, Lake Charles, LA
2nd Place – Photography, American Advertising Awards District Level, Dallas, TX

2014:
3rd Place – Photography, American Advertising Awards, Lake Charles, LA
Best in Show – Photography, Sowela Student Juried Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA

2013:
Best in Show – Photography, Sowela Student Juried Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA

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