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Biography: Randy Getty


1969-1970 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Field of studies: Fine Art

1972-1974 University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

1987-1988 College of Santa Fe. Field of studies: Photography and the History of
Photography. Instructor: David Scheinbaum

1991 University of New Mexico. Field of studies: Photography Instructor: Patrick

2005- Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque,NM. Studied with Holly Roberts

2003-2008 Santa Fe Community College. Field of studies: Photography and Film


Born, Kansas City, Kansas


2008   Second place, Silent Auction, Center for Contemporary Art Seventh Annual Photography Auction, Santa Fe, NM

2001  Art in Public Places Design award;location: Milner Plaza at the Santa Fe
 Museum Complex. Project: entry foyer porphyry tile design

2004   Honorable mention award, Alibi magazine inaugural photo competition,
Albuquerque, NM

Solo exhibitions:

2008   East of the Sun,  Downtown Subscription, Santa Fe

2006   Time Travel, First National Bank, Santa Fe, NM

2005   Night Fishing on the River Styx,  (collage) ,Borders Books, Santa Fe

2004   Vagabond Camera, The Outpost, Albuquerque, NM

2003    From Tupelo to Mandalay, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque

2002   Departures, Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe

1988   New Work, Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe

Group Exhibitions:

2009   Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

2009   Salon Mar Graff, Santa Fe

2009   Center for Contemporary Art 8th Annual Photo Auction, Santa Fe

2008   Center for Contemporary Art 7th Annual Photo Auction, Santa Fe

2005   Blues Photography, Counter Culture Café, Santa Fe

2004    Center for Contemporary Art 3rd Annual Photo Auction, Santa Fe

2003    Light Images 7, Rotunda Gallery, New Mexico State Capitol Building

2002    Collect, Plan B, Santa Fe

1992    Global Fusion, East/West Gallery, New York City

1990    Valentine’s Day Show, Casa Sin Nombre Gallery, Santa Fe

Life experiences:

In my younger days I was infatuated with South America. When I was 19 years

old, I hitch-hiked from New York City to Ecuador. This trip spawned in me a

lifelong hunger for adventure. I made nine subsequent trips to South America.

I’ve traveled by motorcycle, freight train, riverboat and tramp steamer; I’ve worked

on tankers, fishing boats and sailboats (see: Maritime Bio). From 1976 to 1987 I

lived on the Big Island of Hawaii. My village, Kalapana, was destroyed by the

volcanic eruption in the winter of 1986. I moved to Santa Fe soon thereafter.

More recently I’ve developed a love for Asia and have spent the past eleven

winters travelimg and photographing in Burma, Thailand, india, Nepal, China, Laos, Viet Nam and Cambodia.

Every year I try to spend some time at sea. Sailing is a passion and the ocean life is a great

source of inspiration for me. 

Maritime Bio:

1975- worked as a fish puller on a salmon troller, F/V Ardy out of La Push,


1976- worked as deckhand on Bahamian cargo ship, M/V Fortuna Reefer

 transporting frozen tuna, Panama to Honolulu. earning 65 cents an hour.

 1978- worked as deckhand on a Danish gasoline tanker from Honolulu to

Anacortes, Washington.

1979- worked as ordinary seaman on the M/V Meadowbrook (solvent tanker, w/ the National Maritime Union) from San Francisco to New York via the Panama canal.

1992- Sailed from Annapolis, Md. To Newport, R.I. aboard the Big Easy, a
64’ Nautor Swan yacht.

2004- assisted in a yacht delivery from Colon, Panama to Huatulco, Mexico, through the Panama Canal aboard the Pura Vida II, a 54' Hinkley yacht.

2007- Sailed from Phuket, Thailand to Galle, Sri Lanka aboard a

a 45’ Jeanneau yacht using an emergency tiller for 11 days.

2008- Assisted in the delivery of a 60' carbon fiber racing sailboat, s/v Titi Nui from the Galapagos Islands to New Zealand via the Marquesas and Cook Islands, a 40 day passage.

             2010- Crossed the Atlantic on a 45' Hallberg-Rassy
             2011 - Sailed from Phuket, Thailand to Salalah, Oman via Sri Lanka on a 45 foot German sloop

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