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Deserted American Dreaming, Culture Trip, 2017.
Deserted American Dreaming, Alternative Realities, Maine Magazine, 2016. 
The Source, CMCA Biennial, Portland Press Herald, 2016.
The Source, CMCA Biennial, Maine Home and Design, 2016.
Peripheral Subsistence, Escape Routes, Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, 2016.
Peripheral Subsistence, CMCA Biennial, Art NewEngland, 2014.
“Caswell’s tintypes point to a resurgence of historic processes seen in Maine and elsewhere. With Transient Salesman, he affords us a vicarious look at
the bohemian counterculture of hipsterism that exists with effortless cool on the margins of Americana.”

Peripheral Subsistence, CMCA Biennial, Press Herald, 2014.
Peripheral Subsistence, BRINKv1, Boston Globe, 2014.
Flash Forward Festival, Big Red and Shiny, 2013.
Formal; Evidence, Portland Press Herald, 2011.
Geographic Observatory, Art and Other Important Things, 2010.
Patches Within Proxcility, Portland Pheniox, 2010.
Aggregate, Portland Pheniox, 2009.
Aggregate, Maine Suday Tellegram, 2009.

Cole Caswell researches the remnants and patterns in our landscape that reflect contemporary strategies of survival. Through strata of observation, technology, subjectivity, and his surroundings, Caswell investigates geography and its impact on our perceived ability to survive. He uses traditional, historic and digital photographic media—including tintypes, environmental data sets, and augmented sampling procedures—to investigate our present condition. Cole received an interdisciplinary M.F.A. from the Maine College of Art, and has been working, living and traveling throughout the county in a nomadic format. At the present he is exploring ones ability to subsist within our contemporary environment, while furthering his inquirers into emergent and experimental photographic processes, perspectives, and applications. His studio is located on Peaks Island off the coast of Maine.



MFA, Photography, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, 2008.
BFA, Photography / Art History, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005.
Associates of Arts, Photography, Rockport College, Rockport, Maine, 2003.


Swamp Thing, Sun System Press, Space Gallery, Portland, ME.
Water, James May Gallery, Algoma, Wisconsin.

The Source, CMCA Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine.
Escape Routes, John Michael Kohler Center for the Arts, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Sheboygan Project, River Walk and N14th, Sheboygan Wisconsin.
Thwampsing, Sunsystem Press, Palmdale, California.
Branching Out, CMTV Gallery, Portland, Maine.

Interior Arachnid Territory Tracking Kit, Spurse, Experimental Geography, Museum London, London, Ontario, Canada.
Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later, Center For Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine.
We Are X / wearex / Wax, Gorilla Store Front and Tintype Studio, 157 High Street Portland, Maine.
Interior Arachnid Territory Tracking Kit, Spurse, Experimental Geography, The James Gallery,nThe Graduate Center at CUNY, New York, New York.
Patches Within Proximity, The Geographic Observatory, Area Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.
Interior Arachnid Territory Tracking Kit, Spurse, Experimental Geography, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine.

Open, Hatch Gallery, Brunswick, Maine.
ITTY/BITTY Invitational, YES Gallery, Warren Rhode Island.
Wearex Factory, Sacred and Profane, Peaks Island, Maine.
First Traces, Center For Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine.
Runway Earth, Roger Williams Botanical Garden, Providence, Rhode Island.
Species, Gem Gallery, Peaks Island, Maine.
Interior Arachnid Territory Tracking Kit, Spurse, Experimental Geography, Richard E. Peeler Art Center , DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.
Imprint, GEM Gallery, Peaks Island, Maine.
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine.
Sprout, GEM Gallery, Peaks Island, Maine.
Oil, Three Fish Gallery, Portland, Maine.
Spring Thing II, AS220, Providence, Rhode Island.
Treading Lightly, Waterfall Arts Center, Belfast, Maine.

Fall show, GEM Gallery, Peaks Island, Maine.
Free For All, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine.
Annual End of Year Show, Gem Gallery, Peaks Island, Maine.

Annual Polaroid Show, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine.
Extended Views, Edwards Gallery, Holderness, New Hampshire.

BFA Graduate Exhibition, Art Institute of Boston Main Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.
Landscape Within Reason, Marran Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Community, Jamaica Plain Art Market, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
PRC Student Exhibition, Photographic Resources Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

PRC Student Exhibition, Photographic Resources Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Next Generation, The Center For Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine.

Maine Art New, University of Maine Press (Prospective)
Brink V1, Lexi Lee Sullivan, BCA press.
Night Market, Dark Rye, Detroit.

Hawk and Handsaw, Unity College Press.
Eat Your Side Walk / The Cook Book.

Conveyer Magazine, Mapping.

Beloit Poetry Journal, AJB Publishers.
Experimental Geography: Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism,     Nato Thompson, ICi.

Kohler Artist in Residence, Kohler Center for The Arts, Sheboygan, WI.

Boston Center for the Arts, Street Murals, Boston, MA.

Montclair Grad Program, Practices – A tour of the Dismal Swamp, Metuchen, NJ.
Institute of Contemporary Art, The Forest, Portland, ME.

Bakery Photo Collective, Recent Watersheds, Westbrook, ME.
Tyler School of Art, Photographic Process Overview, Philadelphia, PA.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Collaboration, Boston, MA
University of Southern Maine, Inspection Processes, Portland, ME.

Syracuse University School of Architecture, Visualization, New York, NY.

Maine Arts Commission, Artists Project Grant.
Largo Canyon Artist Residency, Wild Mustang Training Facility, Northwestern New Mexico.

Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission.

The Baie Sainte-Marie Artist and Family Residency at the Jenny Family Compound in New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia

Albert K. Murray Fellowship, Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Fund.

Albert K. Murray Fellowship, Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Fund.

Maine College of Art Restricted Scholarship.

Art Institute of Boston Merit Scholarship Award.
Rockport College Portfolio Merit Award.