dale rio
Currently based in Philadelphia and New York, but willing and able to travel
Phone: 323.481.8623
E-Mail: info@dalerio.com


Education
• M.S. The George Washington University, Major: Crime Scene Investigation, 2015
• M.F.A. Pratt Institute, Major: Photography, Minor: Printmaking ,1996
• B.A. Smith College, Double Major: Studio Art/Russian Literature, 1993

Professional Experience
• Co-founder, The Halide Project, 2015 - present
• Coordinator, Member Benefits, Penumbra Foundation, 2014 - present
• Traditional B&W and color printer for private clients, 2014 - present
• Photography Instructor, Photo Center Northwest, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia Photo League, and private events and clients, 2008 - present
• Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography, 2007 - present
• Freelance photographer and writer, 1996 - present
• Academic Director, Forensic Science Institute, Georgetown University, Summer 2015
• Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Black Graves Media 2006 - 2012
• Design Assistant, Big Dipper Wax Works, 2008 – 2009
• Photographic Printer, Exhibition Prints, Inc., 1998 - 2007
• Photography Assistant, Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1996 – 1997
• Personal Assistant to Elaine Mayes, Photographer, 1994 - 1996

Teaching Experience
• On Location at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 2015
• History of Photography: 1970 – present, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 2015
• Quarterly Critique Leader, Philadelphia Photo League, 2013 – 2015
• 5-week Lighting Class, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 2014
• Introduction to Studio Lighting workshop, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 2012 - 2014
• Philly Photo Day community workshop instructor, Philadelphia, Photo Arts Center, 2012 & 2014
• Building Your Portfolio, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 2012

• Pin-up Photography Series through New York School of Burlesque, Studio Noir, and private events and individuals, 2004 - 2010
• Live Performance Photography: Burlesque, Photo Center Northwest, 2008

Teaching Assistant Experience
• Exploring the Waterfront with Kristin Holcomb, 2015
• Bloodstain Pattern Analysis with Elizabeth Toomer, NCIS, 2015
• B&W I in Camera and Darkroom with Chandra Glick, 2011 & 2014
• Street Photography with Natan Dvir, 2013
• B&W I in Camera and Darkroom with Stephanie Badini, 2012
• B&W I in Camera and Darkroom with Doug Mulaire, 2009 & 2011
• Abstracting the Real with Barron Rachman, 2011
• Teen Academy, The Point, 2007

Curatorial Experience
• Philly Artist Project, Philadelphia Photo League, 2014
• Urban Decay, Blackbird, Philadelphia, 2013
• For the Love of Steel, 334 Bowery Gallery, NYC, 2003

Awards
• Lindsey Marie Ferris Prize in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science Department, The George Washington University, 2015
• IAI-CBD Conference Student Poster Award, 2015
• Fulbright Travel Grant, “I Terroni: People of the Earth,” 1997
• Michael Vinciguerra Grant, “I Terroni: People of the Earth,” 1997

Solo Exhibitions
• Forgotten 66, Blackbird, Philadelphia, 2012 - 2013
• Work by Dale Rio, Joe Bar, Seattle, 2009
• Night & Day: Burlesque in the Workplace, Babeland, Seattle, 2008
• American Subculture, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2005
• a gallon of gas and a match, Ristra, Hoboken, NJ, 2001

Group Exhibitions
• Art Show of Horror, Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, 2012
• 7Sins, Aktion Gallery, Philadelphia, 2011
• Unsung Heroes of Burlesque, Naftali Gallery, NYC, 2010
• Slideluck Potshow, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 2010
• Sanctuary & Ceremony, C Art Gallery, Seattle, 2009
• Analog Show, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle, 2007
• The Sex Issue, Volume 2, Projekt30, 2007
• RollerCon Roller Derby Convention, Las Vegas, 2006
• Art Attack, Spirit of Fashion Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2006
• Miss Exotic World Burlesque Pageant, Las Vegas, 2006
• Tattoo: Body Art, Fulton Street Gallery, Fulton, New York, 2006
• Neo-Erotique, Art @ Large, NYC, 2004
• A Bit of a Do Art Festival, Auckland, New Zealand, 2004
• For the Love of Steel, 334 Bowery Gallery, NYC, 2003
• Neo-Eroticism, Art @ Large, NYC, 2003
• Blessing of the Cars, Los Angeles, 2003
• Second Skin I, 334 Bowery Gallery, NYC, 2002
• Summer Hanging, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2002
• State of the Art International Tattoo Convention, Derby, England, 2001
• Self-Portrait, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA, 2001
• ROAR: Women’s Work, Central Arts Collective, Tucson, AZ, 2001
• Far from Loving, A Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2001
• American Identities: land body wind people spirit, Gibson Gallery, SUNY Potsdam, 2000
• Through the Eyes of Three Women, Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2000
• Buried Within, Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2000
• Blink, Friends of the Arts, Chicago, 1999
• Familiar Strangers, Galapagos, Brooklyn, New York, 1999
• Edge, Sacred Body Art Emporium, NYC, 1999
• Body Mods, Sacred Body Art Emporium, NYC, 1998
• Figures & Flowers: Photographs, ArtForms Gallery, Red Bank, NJ, 1998

Publications
Parvenue Magazine, 2014
Planet Ink: The Art and Studios of the World’s Top Tattoo Artists, Voyageur Press (author and contributing photographer), 2012
Roller Derby Art: Women, Wheels & Wicked Fun, Schiffer Publishing, 2008 (contributing photographer and writer), 2008
Roller Derby: The History and All-Girl Revival of the Greatest Sport on Wheels, Speck Press (contributing photographer), 2007
Ripley’s Believe it or Not: Expect the Unexpected, Ripley’s Entertainment, Inc. (contributing photographer), 2006
• Striptease, La Musadine Press (contributing photographer), 2006
• Tattoos, Chrysalis Books, 2004 (co-author and photographer), 2004
• Vicious, Delicious & Ambitious: Lowbrow Women Artists, Schiffer Publishing (contributing photographer), 2003
• Electric Tattooing by Women: 1900 – 2003, Isadore Press (contributing photographer), 2003
• Doctor Martens Air Wair Limited, 1999
• Hard Band for Dead: The Toasters’ Tourbook, 1996

Professional Development
• Bromoil workshop, Center for Alternative Photography, 2015
• Wet Plate Printing workshop, Center for Alternative Photography, 2014
• Digital Negative workshop, Center for Alternative Photography, 2014
• Adobe Creative Suite Class, Seattle Community College, 2008

Clients
• Blackbird Pizzeria, Philadelphia
• Black Book, NYC
• Blood & Thunder Magazine, CA
• Bust Magazine, NYC
• Chord Magazine, NYC/Los Angeles
• Epitaph Records, Los Angeles
• The Face, London
• The Fallser, Philadelphia
• Gold Mountain Forge, Port Washington, PA

• Illicit Clothing, Auckland, New Zealand
• International Tattoo Arts Magazine, NYC
• J-Collabo, NYC
• Kerrang!, London
• Marquis Magazine, Germany
• Melody Maker, London
• Parvenue Magazine
• Pulp Magazine, Auckland, New Zealand
• Shimmy Magazine, CA
• Shofuso Japanese House & Garden, Philadelphia
• Skin Deep Magazine, London
• Spin Magazine, NYC
• Spirit Magazine, Canada
• Tatuajes & Perforaciones, Mexico
• Thrasher Magazine, Los Angeles
• Total Tattoo Magazine, England
• Zelda Magazine, NYC

Miscellaneous
• Permaculture Design Certificate Course, instructed by Melissa Miles, 2012
• Certificate of Completion: Forensic Anthropology, Henry Lee Institute, 2012
• Certificate, Bloodstain Evidence Institute, 2011
• Certificate of Completion: Crime Scene Photography, Henry Lee Institute, 2010
• Certificate of Completion: Evidence Recognition and Recovery, Henry Lee Institute, 2009