*Indicates a solo exhibition
Circle Foundation for the Arts / Artist of the Year Award Finalist, 2018
*Ponytails and Souvenirs: The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
*Hair Pieces: Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
* Hair Pieces: Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX
*Factory: Oklahoma State Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK
southxeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2018 SPE Combined International Caucus Exhibition: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Our Natural State: The Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR
University of Arkansas Faculty Exhibition: Walker Stone House, Fayetteville, AR
Homage to Femmage: sUgAR Gallery, Fayetteville, AR
University of Arkansas Faculty Exhibition: University of Texas, Tyler, TX
MEED1: Kill the Messenger: Gallery 19, Chicago, IL
Field Projects, Show #42: String Theories: http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/show-42-online
“Hair Pieces: Ponytails and Souvenirs” – SPE South Central Artist Lecture: Baylor University, Waco, TX
Infringe Magazine, Issue no.1 (Article / Artist feature)
Fraction Magazine’s 9th Anniversary issue: http://www.fractionmagazine.com/issue-98/
The Feminist Opposition: The Hera Gallery – Wakefield, RI
Beyond the Selfie: South East Center for Photography – Greenville, SC
*Transplants : Palmetto Center for the Visual Arts at Northwest Vista College – San Antonio, TX
FotoSeptiembre 2016 event
Press: Installation views from opening and curator discussion

Transplanted: Oxford American / Eyes on the South
Good Hair, Bad Hair: Infringe Magazine
Seities & Selves: The Darkroom Gallery – Essex Jct, VT
Me’Samer Seaar: Hachava Municipal Gallery – Holon, Isreal
Expatriates: Manifest Gallery – Cincinnati, OH
SPE South Central Educators Exhibition: Mainsite Gallery – Norman, OK
+ Juror Selection Award – Katherine Ware
Hair Pieces: Streit House Space – streithousespace.com
CICA Contemporary Photography Exhibition: CICA Museum – Gimpo, South Korea
*Hair Pieces : ThreeSquared Gallery – Nashville, TN
Hair : LeSo Gallery – Toledo, OH
Woman, Hair, Power : Ground Floor Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
Parallax : Gormley Gallery – Notre Dame of Maryland University – Baltimore, Maryland
Reminiscential : Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Houston, TX
*Hair Pieces : Royale Hair Parlor – Bloomington, IN
*Hair Pieces : Gallery 121 – Belmont University – Nashville, TN
SPE South Central Member Show : College of the Mainland – Texas City, TX
*Hair Pieces : Gallery 101 – Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia– Athens, GA
*Hair Pieces : SRO Photo Gallery – Texas Tech University – Lubbock, TX
Future Tense – A New Monochromatic : Theory of Clouds Gallery – Kobe, Japan
Portfolio Showcase : The Kiernan Gallery – Lexington, VA – Juror: Dan Estabrook
Living With Others – Chautauqua National : Giles Gallery – Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond, KY
*Particular Histories : Castell Photography Gallery – Asheville, NC
Salon 2011 : Castell Photography Gallery – Asheville, NC
Women Exposed : Space 101 – Bloomington, IN
IU Alumni MFA Show : Perspective Gallery – Evanston, IL
The Human Condition : Castell Photography Gallery – Asheville, NC
+ Juror’s Choice Award – Juror: Diana Stoll, Aperture Magazine
*Particular Histories : SoFA Gallery – Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Idea of Self Exhibition : Center for Fine Art Photography – Fort Collins, CO
+ Director’s Selection Image
22nd McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition : Abercrombie Gallery – McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
+ Permanent Collection Purchase Award
Griffin Museum’s 15th Juried Exhibition : Griffin Museum of Photography – Winchester, MA – Juror: Catherine Edelman
Staged: The Constructed Photograph : Gallery RFD – Swainsboro, GA – Juror: Harvey Stein, ICP
18th Annual National Juried Photography Show : Louisville Art Association – Louisville, CO
Pulled : Art Hospital – Bloomington, IN
Pushed : Art Hospital – Bloomington, IN
*Portraits : Boxcar Books – Bloomington, IN
See Yourself X (SYX), by Madeline Schwartzman: Black Dog Publishing – March, 2016
Focal Point Feature Q2.15: Crusade for Art – http://www.crusadeforart.org/focal-pointx
Hair’s How Magazine Feature – Dec 2015 issue:Russia – hair.su
Don’t Take Pictures – March 2014 – The Kiernan Gallery – Lexington, VA
Hi-Fructose – February 2014 Artist Feature
Beautiful/Decay – February 2014 Artist Feature
Light Leaked – September 2014 Artist Feature
SHOTS Magazine – Issue 119: Creatures – Minneapolis, MN
Nashville Arts Magazine – September 2013 – Nashville, TN
LENSCRATCH – November 2013 Artist Feature
Feature: lenscratch.com/2013/11/rebecca-drolen/
Creating Linus Art Magazine – Artist Feature September 2012 Issue
Nectar Magazine – Most of Us Die Issue
Creative Quarterly Magazine, Issue 23, New York, NY
JPG Magazine, Issue 21: House
Canvas Creative Arts Magazine – Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Photographer’s Forum Magazine Best of Photography 2009
LP Magazine, Autumn Issue – Okinawa, Japan
– Juror’s Selection Award – SPE South Central Educator’s Exhibition, Mainsite Gallery – Norman, OK – Juror: Katherine Ware
– Faculty Research Grant – University of Arkansas
– Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award – Ivy Tech Community College
– Juror’s Choice Award – The Human Condition – Castell Photography
Gallery, Juror: Diana Stoll / Aperture Magazine
– Director’s Selection Image and Honorary one-year inception to Artist’s
Showcase Online – Idea of Self Exhibition – The Center for Fine Art
– Permanent Collection Purchase Award – 22nd National McNeese Works on
Paper Exhibition – Abercrombie Gallery
– Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award, Indiana University
2001 – 2005
-James and Betty Dye Academic Scholarship
-Induction into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Master of Fine Arts, Photography
Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Aug. 2006 – May 2009
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (Concentration on Visual Communication)
Minors in Art History & Studio Art, Photography
Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Aug. 2001 – May 2005
2013 – present Assistant Professor
Belmont University – Nashville, TN
– Full time faculty member teaching all levels of Photography and
Digital Imaging (Intro Darkroom – Advanced Darkroom, Intro
Digital Photography – Advanced Digital Construction, Alternative
Processes, View Camera, History of Photography)
– Photo Area Curriculum Development
– Advising
– Hiring of Adjunct Instructors
– Lab / Facility Management
2012 – 2013 Assistant Professor
Michigan State University – East Lansing, MI
Courses: Photography I, Still Photography, Color Photography,
Photography Workshop/Senior Projects
2011 – 2012 Faculty Fellow (Visiting Artist/Instructor)
University of Georgia – Athens, GA
Courses: Color Photography, Advanced Techniques in Photography
2010 – 2011 Adjunct Instructor
Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Courses: Alternative Processes, Intermediate Photography, Fundamentals
of Photography
Adjunct Instructor
DePauw University – Green Castle, IN
Course: Intro to Darkroom Photography2009 – 2011 Adjunct Instructor
Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus, IN
Courses: Fundamentals of Photography, Intermediate Photography,
Studio Practices (Co-Instructor)
2007 – 2009 Associate Instructor
Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Courses: Intermediate Photography, Seminar on Constructed
Photography, Independent Study in Portraiture, Fundamentals of
Professional Organizations
2013 – present : Society for Photographic Education (SPE)
2013 – present : Kappa Pi Honorary Art Fraternity – Eta Phi Chapter
Other Relevant Professional Experience
2014 Co-Curator of Joe Kelly: New York City, 1981 – Leu Gallery at Belmont University
2012 Photographer in Collaboration with Artist, Jochen Gerz
Project: The Gift – Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
2006 – 2008 Manager of Photographic Wet Labs – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN