Cary Tijerina

is mildly colorblind, a photographer, contrarian, and nomad.

After studying photography in Mexico and Austin at institutions both accredited and not, he worked for some years as the Director of a photography gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Subsequently he traveled internationally and settled in New York City. There he worked in various capacities for several photographers while obtaining an MFA from Bard College and the International Center of Photography. His work during graduate school examined questions of meaning in photography through dynamic physical interaction. He remains keenly interested in these questions, as well as: cultivating a critical and curious nature, the misuse of materials, “getting it wrong”, and generally doing everything the hard way.

Recently relocated in Portland, Oregon, he continues to travel and make images. His recent work stresses the importance of impermanence and daily tasks of modern life.