Gwen Walstrand is a Springfield, Missouri based artist and Professor of Photography at Missouri State University. She holds degrees from the University of Iowa (M.A., M.F.A.), and Southwest Missouri State University (B.F.A.).
Gwen has exhibited her photographs in national and international exhibitions including shows in Spain at FotoNoviembre in the Canary
Islands, Art Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Italy, Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, Muse Gallery in Philadelphia, SoHo Photo Gallery in New York City, University of Toledo’s Center for the Visual Arts Gallery in Toledo Ohio, Santa Clara University Art Gallery in California, East Carolina University’s Gray Gallery, and Seton Hall University’s Walsh Library Gallery in South Orange, New Jersey. Gwen has also taught workshops as a visiting artist in the United Arab Emirates and in several university programs in the United States.
She has received numerous exhibition awards as well as residency awards and fellowships to support her work. Gwen’s work has been published in Orion Magazine-Nature/Culture/Place and in two editions of Christopher James’ Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, and has been featured in many exhibition catalogs.
Gwen has taught photography classes in beginning and advanced black and white photography, large format photography, non-silver processes, photography history, advanced senior seminar, art theory, and landscape theory.