Zenfolio | DAVID HILEY Photography | Recent Exhibitions



2016 RED Biennial (Juried/Joseph D. Ketner) Cambridge Art Association, MA

November 8-December 21, 2016

"On the Road" to Photoville, The Curated Fridge (Juried/Aline Smithson), 


37th Annual Parfitt (Juried/Paula Tognarelli) Photographic Exhibition

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth NH

September 2-25, 2016 



Haitian Townscapes (Eight Images), Invitational Exhibition

Camera Commons Galleries, Dover, NH

April 17-July 3, 2016 

Haitian Children (Ten Images) Gallery Six, New Hampshire Children's Museum

March through May, 2016


The Lawrence Mills Exhibition, Lawrence Heritage State Park, MA

February 1-7, 2016


New Hampshire Society for Photographic Artists Annual Exhibition, Town Hall, Exeter, NH

January 9-30, 2016


New England Photography Biennial (Juried/Susan Nalband), Danford Art Museum, Farmington, MA 

September 9-December 6, 2015




Ogunquit Art Association Photographers (Maine Photography Project), Barns Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine

September 9-October 12, 2015



36 Annual Parfitt (Juried/Julee Holcomb) Exhibition, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (New Hampshire Art Association), Portsmouth, NH

September 2-26, 2015


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Regarding Haiti (solo exhibition), Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

June 3-28, 2014




Joan L. Dunfey Memorial  Open Exhibition (All Media, Juried), Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA), Portsmouth, NH

November 7-30, 2014



The Troubles, 2014: Past is Always Present (8 images)Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA  

September 11- October 5, 2014

The Troubles 2014: Past is Always Present

I was traveling to Northern Ireland, May 2014, the week Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams, was arrested for questioning about the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.*  I was on my way to photograph the political murals of  ‘the Troubles’ that dot Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods of Belfast and Derry.  But with the Adams arrest, a trip that began from historical and aesthetic interests took on a sense of immediacy for me as new murals appeared overnight and older murals were defaced in response to the arrest.

As an outsider and a tourist I cannot presume to understand or judge this long and complicated clash of cultural identities and political aspirations.  But I am a political philosopher as well as a photographer so this series of photographs is a commentary as well as a record. 

I had medieval three-panel paintings in mind as I organized the space of these images.  Some images are explicitly triptychs, others merely by implication.  Through the relationship among panels, I represent the role political murals play in divided communities and the tensions they create between past and present.  In some images, I intervene in the triptych in order to convey my own impressions of the complexity of the conflict and the fragility of peace in Northern Ireland.


Mill Spaces Series (7 images), Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH  

September 5-27, 2014

This series is of the Pacific, Everett, and Stone Mills in Lawrence, MA.  



New Members' Exhibition, Barn Gallery (Ogunquit Art Association), Ogunquit, ME  

September 10-October 13, 2014

This series consists of extreme closeup images of oyster mushrooms, manipulated to produce abstract