About

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A Jacksonville, FL native and resident, Doug Eng is a photographer and installation artist whose visual interests are urban and natural landscapes. Eng’s recent projects focus on raising awareness of endangered wetlands and creeks in Northeast Florida by encouraging residents to explore their surroundings. “Finding and connecting with your own sacred places is an important part of caring about where you live.” An engineer and software programmer by education and trade, Eng is pursuing a lifelong interest in the visual arts and has established a reputation for unique imagery and meaningful public projects.

Eng received his BS and MEng degrees at Cornell University studying structural engineering and architecture. This combination of arts and science germinated his interests in natural forms, systems, and design. Photography became the ideal medium to support his studies and document his particular view of the world.

Eng was selected twice as a Critical Mass Finalist and his work has been exhibited widely in the southeast. His projects Streaming South and On Fertile Ground were featured in LensWork magazine, and Eng has won numerous IPA Awards for nature and fine art images. Eng’s studio is located in the CoRK Arts District in Jacksonville, where his large format printers and CNC router equipment are usually running.

Project Links

Please visit these sites for detailed information on the following projects:

Streaming South

On Fertile Ground

Beyond the Facade

Message in a Bottle 

 

Resumé

Education
1976 – BS, Cornell University, Civil Engineering/Architecture
1977 – M Eng., Cornell University, Civil Engineering/Structures
1981 – MBA, University of North Florida, College of Business Administration, Finance

Exhibitions
2017 – Decoding the Infinite Forest, Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville
2017 – Streaming South, Camerawork Gallery, Portland OR
2016 – Southern Icons A-Z, Slow Exposures group exhibition, Zebulon GA
2016 – A River Speaks, Lufrano Intercultural Gallery for Peace, University of North Florida, Jacksonville
2015 – Slow Exposures Pop-Up Tour Photographer, Streaming South, Zebulon GA
2015 – Streaming South: Illuminations from a Journey Home, Wilson Center for the Arts, Florida State College at Jacksonville
2015 – Intersections, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville
2014 – Face Forward, Haskell Gallery – Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville
2014 – On Fertile Ground, Lufrano Intercultural Gallery for Peace, University of North Florida, Jacksonville
2013 – Beyond the Façade, One Spark Festival, Jacksonville
2012 – Folio Weekly Invitational Artists Exhibition, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville
2012 – Message in a Bottle: Wall of Light, Main Street Park, Jacksonville
2011 – Blu Gras – Prelude, Main Street Park, Jacksonville
2011 – Collage City, Pop-up Galleries at Main Street Park, Jacksonville
2010 – At Water’s Edge, LAB Gallery – Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville
2010 – Elements of Water, juried selection, The Center for Fine Art Photography
2009 – City Views, Fogle Fine Art, Jacksonville
2008 – Street Photography, juried selection, The Center for Fine Art Photography
2008 – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, juried selection, The Center for Fine Art Photography

Awards
2016 – Critical Mass 2016 Finalist, Decoding the Infinite Forest
2015 – International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Professional Division, Environmental Landscapes – Streaming South II
2015 – Critical Mass 2015 Finalist, Streaming South
2014 – International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Professional Division, Environmental Landscapes – Streaming South
2013 – Outstanding Project – 2012 Year in Review for Message in a Bottle, Florida Association of Public Art Professionals, Clearwater FL
2013 – 2nd Place Overall, 2nd Place Arts, Beyond the Façade, One Spark Festival, Jacksonville
2013 – Finalist and Employee’s Choice Award for A Magnolia Speaks, Transformations in Healing Art Competition, Healogics, Jacksonville
2013 – International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Professional Division, Nature – Magnolia
2013 – International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Trees – Autumn Stillness
2011 – International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Professional Division, Trees – Straight and Twisted
2010 – International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention Cityscapes – City Views
2010 – Vitality in the Arts Individual Artist Grant, Community Foundation in Jacksonville to fund an exhibition of prints for the Wing Lee Yuen Truck Farm
2008 – Recognition Award from Cmdr. Muzzafar Khan, VS-31 Disestablishment Ceremony, NAS Jacksonville for Photographers for Freedom project

Publications
2017 – LensWork Seeing in Sixes 2017, October 2017, Autumn Stillness and Truth of Trees
2016 – Lenscratch.com - Art + Science, October 9, 2016, Decoding the Infinite Forest, article and review
2016 – LensWork Magazine, March/April 2016, Streaming South, color portfolio
2016 – LensWork Extended Online, March/April 2016, Streaming South, color portfolio and interview
2016 – LensWork Extended Online, March/April 2016, On Fertile Ground, B&W portfolio and interview
2015 – Lenscratch.com, September 11, 2015, Streaming South, article and review
2015 – Arbus, September/October 2015, There’s a Sigh – Doug Eng’s Streaming South, article and essay
2012 – Arbus, July/August 2012, The Art of Doug Eng, article and cover page
2010 – Arbus, November/December 2010, Art Squared: A Photographer’s View of Imagination Squared – 6 page photo essay
2008 – NANPA Expressions, Showcase Winner, Journal Winner
2007 – NANPA Expressions, Showcase Winner