About

Mitch Eckert is an award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been included in a variety of publications from textbooks to journals. After earning his B.F.A. in photography and sculpture from the Herron School of Art Mitch Eckert received an M.F.A from Ohio University where he focused on photography, printmaking and art history. His photographic exploration is vast and varied. His choice of camera’s range from using homemade pinhole cameras, Holga, Diana and view cameras as well as iPhone and professional grade DSLR’s. His technical knowledge of photography is well rooted in photography’s rich historic processes including his masterful works in kallitype. For Mitch the camera and process need to have a good marriage with concept and content. His exploration in the genre of still life has been ongoing for the past 25 years while his more recent works made within formal and botanic gardens and natural history museums have captured his attention for the past 10 years. His current project explores photography’s historic beginnings by examining produce containers through the art of the photogram. His work is held in the collections of 21c Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Photographic Archives at the University of Louisville and Swope Museum of Art. Mitch Eckert currently lives and works in Louisville Kentucky where he is an associate professor of art at the University of Louisville.

Recent Select Exhibitions:

  • A Point of View: Contemporary Photography, Site:Brooklyn, NY
  • Natural Beauty: Photographs by Mitch Eckert & Nori Hall, Louisville KY
  • Contemporary Still Life, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO
  • Land, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS
  • Flora or Fauna, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis, MD
  • Context, Filter Photo Space, Chicago, IL
  • Magnitude Seven, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • Photography Since the Millennium, The Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany IN
  • Soho Photo, New York, NY
  • MONOLITHIC, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • Second Life, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, KY
  • Surface: New Landscapes by Mitch Eckert, Cressman Center for Visual Art, Louisville, KY
  • iPhoneoraphy: Updated Visual Dialogs, The Lunch Box Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Illusion, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
  • The Death of Childhood, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY
  • Salt: Photographs by Mitch Eckert and Laura Hartford, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
  • Mitch Eckert: Dialogue/Object, Cressman Center for Visual Arts