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,
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
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
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.
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
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