Eileen Counihan
Photography, Truro Massachusetts United States
 
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Brief Summary
Eileen Counihan

Website: http://www.eileencounihan.com/

Artist Statement for Night Images
With my night images, I constantly search for new ways to incorporate the paradox of darkness and light into my work. First, I look for the perfect canvas: the blackest night sky, with little or no moon. Then I literally "paint" the night by illuminating the landscape that is hidden in the darkness, while simultaneously capturing the distant stars. My photographs are pure, not digitally manipulated. What we see is what my camera captured - the real night around us. I hope that as people see the world through my photographs, they feel that “realness” and see how the darkest nights can give us the brightest moments.
Biography
Originally from Boston, Eileen Counihan received her first camera as a gift from her brother when she was 10 years old. After studying jewelry design at the Penland School in North Carolina, she continued her visual art education at the New England School of Photography.

Counihan has a life-long passion for fine art photography. However, after photography school, she took the first job offer and began her professional career as a commercial photographer. Today, after many years in the commercial world, Eileen now focuses on creating fine art photography. Her work is currently exhibited in Provincetown at the A Gallery. Eileen donates her photography services to many of the non-profit organizations in her home community on the Outer Cape. Eileen loves to travel throughout the world in search of the perfect combination of clear, dark nights and bright stars. Most recently, she found that combination in Alaska, along with the Northern Lights. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, with her partner. They have a 19 year old son in college.

Clients

Counihan's photography has been featured in many online and print magazines including: NationalGeographic.com, Photographic Magazine, Encylopedia Brittanica and Provincetown Magazine. Counihan’s images of Boston Mayor Tom Menino were widely used in his campaigns, most notably in a highly acclaimed television advertisement as well as his official portrait.

Counihan has a life-long passion for fine art photography. However, after photography school, she took the first job offer and began her professional career as a commercial photographer. Today, after many years in the commercial world, Eileen now focuses on creating fine art photography. Her work is currently exhibited in Provincetown at the A Gallery. Eileen donates her photography services to many of the non-profit organizations in her home community on the Outer Cape. Eileen loves to travel throughout the world in search of the perfect combination of clear, dark nights and bright stars. Most recently, she found that combination in Alaska, along with the Northern Lights. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, with her partner. They have a 19 year old son in college.

Professional Experience
Eileen Counihan
Email: ecounihan@eileencounihan.com
Eileen’s phone: +1 508-680-6026
Website: http://www.eileencounihan.com/

Artist Statement for Night Images
With my night images, I constantly search for new ways to incorporate the paradox of darkness and light into my work. First, I look for the perfect canvas: the blackest night sky, with little or no moon. Then I literally "paint" the night by illuminating the landscape that is hidden in the darkness, while simultaneously capturing the distant stars. My photographs are pure, not digitally manipulated. What we see is what my camera captured - the real night around us. I hope that as people see the world through my photographs, they feel that “realness” and see how the darkest nights can give us the brightest moments.
Biography
Originally from Boston, Eileen Counihan received her first camera as a gift from her brother when she was 10 years old. After studying jewelry design at the Penland School in North Carolina, she continued her visual art education at the New England School of Photography.

Counihan's photography has been featured in many online and print magazines including: NationalGeographic.com, Photographic Magazine, Encylopedia Brittanica and Provincetown Magazine. Counihan’s images of Boston Mayor Tom Menino were widely used in his campaigns, most notably in a highly acclaimed television advertisement as well as his official portrait.

Counihan has a life-long passion for fine art photography. However, after photography school, she took the first job offer and began her professional career as a commercial photographer. Today, after many years in the commercial world, Eileen now focuses on creating fine art photography. Her work is currently exhibited in Provincetown at the A Gallery. Eileen donates her photography services to many of the non-profit organizations in her home community on the Outer Cape. Eileen loves to travel throughout the world in search of the perfect combination of clear, dark nights and bright stars. Most recently, she found that combination in Alaska, along with the Northern Lights. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, with her partner. They have a 19 year old son in college.
Gallery Representation and Exhibitions:
A Gallery
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Full-time exhibiting artist: June 2011 – present

2011 July 13-19, Opening Reception on Friday July 15; Solo Exhibit: “Starry Starry Night”
2011 Oct 12-19, Opening Reception on Friday Oct 14; Solo Exhibit: “Night Lights”

2012 Aug 1-7, Opening Reception on Friday Aug 3; Solo Exhibit: “Breakwater”
2012 Aug 22-28, Opening Reception on Friday Aug 24; Solo Exhibit: “Dune Shack Nights”

2013 June 26-July 2, Opening Reception on Friday June 28; Solo Exhibit: “Night Color”
2013 Aug 7-13, Opening Reception on Friday Aug 9; Solo Exhibit: “Black White Night”
2013 Dec 14-29, Opening Reception on Saturday Dec 21; Joint Exhibit: “Gas Light” (with Barbara E. Cohen)


Woodman/Shimko Gallery
Palm Springs, California
Full-time exhibiting artist: November 2013 – present
2013/2014 Dec 27 2013 – Jan 18 2014, Opening Reception on Friday Dec 27; Group exhibit: “Provincetown to Palm Springs” with 10 artists; quote from website:
“We are proud to present the work of 10 extremely successful Provincetown artists. For the month of January these artists will take over the walls of the Woodman/Shimko Gallery. Many have never shown outside the “art world” that is Provincetown, one of the strongest collections of galleries in the United States.”
2014 April 4-17, Opening Reception on Friday, Apr 4; Joint Exhibit (with Austin Calloway)

Method Art Gallery
Scottsdale, Arizona

2013/2014 Dec 3 2013 – Feb 1 2014, Opening Reception on Friday Dec 5; Group exhibit
(This show features the art of 10 Finalists in Annual Juried Photography Competition)
 
Awards and Recognition

Originally from Boston, Eileen Counihan received her first camera as a gift from her brother when she was 10 years old. After studying jewelry design at the Penland School in North Carolina, she continued her visual art education at the New England School of Photography.

Counihan's photography has been featured in many online and print magazines including: NationalGeographic.com, Photographic Magazine, Encylopedia Brittanica and Provincetown Magazine. Counihan’s images of Boston Mayor Tom Menino were widely used in his campaigns, most notably in a highly acclaimed television advertisement as well as his official portrait.

Counihan has a life-long passion for fine art photography. However, after photography school, she took the first job offer and began her professional career as a commercial photographer. Today, after many years in the commercial world, Eileen now focuses on creating fine art photography. Her work is currently exhibited in Provincetown at the A Gallery. Eileen donates her photography services to many of the non-profit organizations in her home community on the Outer Cape. Eileen loves to travel throughout the world in search of the perfect combination of clear, dark nights and bright stars. Most recently, she found that combination in Alaska, along with the Northern Lights. 
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