E. Dan Klepper

E. Dan Klepper

E. DAN KLEPPER (American, b. 1956)


Fine art photographer, writer and outdoor adventurer, E Dan Klepper resides just north of Big Bend National Park in Marathon, Texas. Klepper’s renowned large-scale photo mosaics, sculptures and experimental videos carry a unique juxtaposition of subject matter rooted in the wild, untamed landscape of rural Texas crafted with high-tech tools and methods. His works can be found in The Washington Post’s In Sight online magazine, as well as in collections, festivals and exhibitions across Texas, the U.S., Canada and Europe. Klepper’s book of fine art photography and essays, Why the Raven Calls the Canyon, is available in bookstores nationwide from Texas A&M University Press. His work is represented by Foltz Fine Art in Houston and can be found at his gallery in Marathon and online at www.kleppergallery.com. 



·       BFA, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

·       MFA, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois

·       1982-86, Arts Council Fellowship, Illinois

·       2009, Published 100 Classic Hikes in Texas, Mountaineers Books

·       2017, Published Why the Raven Calls the Canyon, Texas A&M University Press



·       2017, Fotosieptembre USA, San Antonio, Texas

·       2017, The Texas Aesthetic, Reaves/Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2018, The West Texas Mystique, Houston Fotofest 2018 Biennial, Reaves/Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2018, Birds in Art, Reaves/Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2019, The Texas Aesthetic XIII, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2019, The New Show, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2019, State of Contrast, Kinzelman Art & Foltz Fine Art, Bank of America Center Lobby, Houston, Texas

·       2019, The Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2019-20, Storied Lands, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2020, Houston Center for Photography Auction, Houston, Texas

·    2020, The Texas Aesthetic, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·    2020, The Contemporary West, Haley Memorial Library, Midland, Texas

      ·    2021 Contemporary Texas Regionalist Landscapes, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas



·       Time Arts (Analogue And Digital Video)

·       American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles, California

·       Montreal Musiques Actuelles/ New Music America, Quebec

·       Australia Video Festival, Adelaide, Australia

·       European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany

·       Video Shorts, Seattle, Washington

·       Berlin International Film Festival, Germany

·       13th Poetry Film/Video Festival, San Francisco, California

·       Video Culture International, “New Media”, Toronto, Canada

·       Great Lakes Film And Video Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

·       San Sebastian International Video Festival, Spain

·       Center For Media Arts, “Festival De Video”, Paris, France



·       Art In Chicago, 1945-1995, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

·       Vipfilm 8, Berlin, Germany

·       Multiples, Atlanta, Georgia

·        Family Ties, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California

·       Encontros” Glubenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

·       Video Drive-In, Ivam, Valencia, Spain

·       Video Drive-In, Nci, Lisbon, Portugal

·       Chicago Works: Art From The Windy City, Erie Museum Of Art, Pennsylvania

·       Kunst Video, Gallery F15, Moss, Norway

·       Basically Boxes, Klein Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

·       Making Myths, White Columns, New York, New York

·       Chicago Survey, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

·       The Science Of Fiction/The Fiction Of Science, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

·       Myths And Miracles, Center For New Television, Chicago, Illinois

·       Chicago Scene, Mandeville Art Gallery, San Diego, California

·       Chicago Video, The Kitchen, New York, New York

·       Video 8, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York

·       Video – Chicago Style, Global Village, New York, New York

·       3 Erlanger Videotage, University Of Erlanger, Germany

·       Video Works, West Hubbard Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

·       Chicago Video, Minneapolis Institute Of Art, Minnesota 

·        Sexuality Series, Rhode Island Museum Of Art, Providence, Rhode Island

·       Video Pool, Winnipeg, Canada

·       Modern Dangers, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York

·       New Wave Series, First Street Forum, St. Louis, Missouri 

·       Roles, Representations, Sexuality, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

·       Science And Fiction, Institute Of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts 

·       Television, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

·       Southofbasse, Baker Studio, San Antonio, Texas



·       San Antonio Area Foundation

·       East Post Ranch

·       Tim Cuppett Architects

·       Arnow Residence

·       Muhlig Residence



·       1982, Arts Council Completion Grant, Illinois 

·       1983, Arts Council Fellowship, Illinois

·       1984, Arts Council Fellowship, Illinois

·       1985, Regional Fellowship Award, Illinois

·       1986, Arts Council Fellowship, Illinois



·       Conoco, Houston, Texas 

·       Lakeside Country Club, Houston, Texas

·       Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas

·       Texas State University, Health Professionals Building, Round Rock, Texas

·       University Health System, Salud-Arte Program, San Antonio, Texas

·       Warburg Pincus, Houston, Texas



·       “E. Dan Klepper And The Middle Of Nowhere”, Dana Joseph, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Feb/March 2018

·       “Show Review: State of Contrast – E. Dan Klepper: The West Texas Mystique”, Mackenzie McCrearySouthwest Art, March 2018

·       “Marathon Run”, Susan L. Ebert, Dorado Magazine, March 2016

·       “Off-The-Grid”, The Washington Post, April 29, 2015

·       Texas Monthly, Jordan Breal, Sept. 2011, Volume 39, Issue 9, P. 54

·       American Film Institute, Catalogue, 1989, P. 13

·       Video Drive-In Valencia, Catalogue (Spanish/English), Sept 1989, P. 31

·       Encontros, Catalogue (Portuguese/English), 1989, P. 126

·       Screen, M. Soltis/D. Schebers, Nov 1989, P. 20

·       New City, Tim Jacobs, July 1989, P. 8

·       New Art Examiner, Review, Jeff Abell, “Basically Boxes”, March 1986, P. 50

·       Chicago Tribune, David Prescott, May 1985, Sec. 7, P. 45

·       New Art Examiner, Review, Lucas Haas, Feb. 1981, P. 17

·       Visions, Satoru Fujii, Editor, Feb. 1981, P. 73




·       Why The Raven Calls The Canyon ~ Off The Grid In Big Bend Country, Texas A&M University Press (Spring 2017)

·       100 Classic Hikes In Texas, Mountaineers Books, (Spring 2009)

·       Spirit Walker ~ Jd Challenger And His Art, Tide-Mark Press (2005).

·       Ghostdancing ~ Sacred Medicine And The Art Of Jd Challenger, Stewart, Tabori And Chang, 1998. (Edwin Daniels)

·       Wolf Walking, Stewart, Tabori And Chang, 1997. (Edwin Daniels)



·       Texas Highways

·       Texas Parks And Wildlife Magazine

·       Texas Coop Power

·       Cowboys & Indians Magazine

·       Texas Lifestyle Magazine

·       Taos Magazine

·       American Cowboy

·       Lonestar Outdoor News

·       Mountain Athletics



·       2015, Gold Award, Photo Series, International Regional Magazine Association

·       2015, Silver Award, Magazine Photographer Of The Year, International Regional Magazine Association

·       2015, Merit Award, Travel Feature, International Regional Magazine Association

·       2014, Silver Award, Travel Feature, International Regional Magazine Association

·       2014, Silver Award, Photo Series, International Regional Magazine Association

·       2010, Silver Award, Historical Feature, International Regional Magazine Association

·       2009, Merit Award, Cultural Feature, International Regional Magazine Association

·       2009, Bronze Award, Historical Feature, International Regional Magazine Association

·       2006, Merit Award, Historical Feature, International Regional Magazine Association

·       2004, Gold Award, Travel Feature, International Regional Magazine Association

·       Excellence In Craft, Books, Texas Outdoor Writers Association

·       Excellence In Craft, Photography, Texas Outdoor Writers Association


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