Houston Cofield is a photographer and artist living and working in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his BA in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. He is a fourth generation photographer, all of which have photographed the American South. Houston is available for commissions and editorial assignments. 

e: houston.cofield [@] gmail.com

m: 901.262.6674




Masters of Fine Art in Photography
University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
University of Mississippi

Solo Exhibitions

  • A Few Good Words for Anybody, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
  • Strangely Familiar, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL
  • Common Ground, Barnard Observatory, Oxford, MS

Group Exhibitions

  • Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • Preview IV, Chicago Artists Coaltion, Chicago, IL
  • Center Forward, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
  • Beneath The Paving Stones, The Beach, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
  • Annual Delta Exhibition, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  • Louisiana Biennial, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
  • National Compact Exhibition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • ViewPoint Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • LENS 2014, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL
  • Through The Lens, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR


  • Bloomberg
  • Doug Carpenter & Associates
  • Edible Memphis
  • GOOD Magazine
  • Gravy Magazine
  • Paradigm Creative
  • Memphis Daily News
  • Memphis Flyer
  • Spatial Affairs
  • Sullivan Branding
  • The Bitter Southerner
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • TIME
  • TIME Online
  • Valvoline Inc.

Publications & Features

  • Ain't Bad Magazine, Feature & Interview
  • BOOOOOOOM Magazine, Feature
  • The Visualist, Feature
  • ArtSlant, Feature
  • Moscow Int'l Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
  • Photographer's Forum, Feature
  • Winner of the LENS 2014 Int'l Photo Competition
  • F-Stop Magazine, Issue No. 63, Feature & Interview
  • Oxford American, Feature
  • Dead Porcupine, Feature
  • StoneCrop Gallery, Feature
  • Artist Portfolio Magazine, Feature
  • TIME, Feature
  • Southern Glossary, Feature & Interview
  • Juxtapoz, Feature
  • Chicago Ideas Week

Artist Visits & Teaching

  • Columbia College Chicago, Visiting Artist
  • Memphis College of Art, Adjunct Professor


  • BOLT Artist in Residence
    Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL