Owen Gump is a Bay Area-based visual artist working with photography and related media. His work examines the relationship between built environments and nature, focusing on the landscapes of the Western U.S. and their representation of cultural ideologies, past and present. He received his BA in Urban and Community Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle, and studied photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany. His work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe and cited with several grants and awards, including the Kunstpreis der Leipzger Volkszeitung, and the Chargesheimer Prize of the City of Cologne. He has completed arts residencies in the U.S. and Germany, including the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Wendover, Utah, Residency Program, which initiated a more than 15-year project photographing changing land use patterns in the Great Basin.