Kurt Weston

Artist Bio
As a legally blind photographer I have overcome the barriers, obstacles and challenges of producing and exhibiting my art. My most iconic work is from my Blind Vision series of self- portraits. These photographs represent the physical, psychological and emotional weight of sight loss. The images illustrate an inner journey involving my fears about becoming totally blind. These self-portraits allow me to focus on a moment which has profoundly altered the course of my life, developing a relationship between personal experience and artistic expression. This work has drawn much attention, spawning articles and art exhibitions. My art has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.

Artistic Discipline
I trend towards bending photographic parameters. I enjoy experimenting with alternative image capture. For my Blind Vision work I utilized a scanner as camera. I felt the extremely shallow depth of field and stark black backgrounds were a perfect way to represent my visual impairment.

I possess an extensive academic background in contemporary art, a BA in Photography from Columbia College, Chicago (1985) and an MFA in Photography from California State University, Fullerton (2008).

Professional Experience:

  • January. 6th - 27th, 2018- Inside Out, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA.
  • December. 6th - 20th, 2017- Sensations, Long Beach Community College, 4901 East Carson Street Long Beach, CA.
  • April 13th & 14th ,2017 – Disability as Spectacle, Presenter at lecture series, UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Teaching Experience

  • Photography Instructor at Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA.
  • Photography instructor at California State University, Fullerton
  • Photography instructor at the Photo Society of Orange County

Accommodation Needs
Transportation, Digital Projector


Disability Description
Visual Disability

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Phone: 949-600-514

Email: kurtweston@gmail.com

Website: https://www.kurtweston.com/

Artistic Discipline: 
Photographic parameters
Disability type: 
Visual Disability