Winston Boyer

Winston Boyer’s photographs engage a viewer’s imagination like paintings while remaining documents of the world of ordinary perception inhabited by artist and viewer alike. Each photograph is both a painterly construction and a discovery of art in life. Each one both sings in the choir of visual art and sounds the tonic note of a duet, which the viewer develops and transforms with imagination, recollections, knowledge, and contemplation.

Boyer was born in Great Falls, Montana, in 1954 and studied cinematography and art history at San Francisco State College and the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 1979 he traveled to Europe for three years as a sports photographer for European and American publications. During this time, his photographs of European landscapes, people, and architecture were shown in American and European galleries. In the 1980s he traveled the US compiling photographs for the book American Roads, published by Bulfinch Press in 1989 with an introduction by William Least Heat-Moon.

Prior to the advent of digital printing, Boyer was one of a very small group of fine art photographers who acquired the skills and equipment to make his own color prints, experience which adds maturity and depth to his work today. He lives in Carmel, California, working in both fine art and commercial photography and compiling photographs for a second book.

Boyer’s photographs are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Corcoran Gallery, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Crocker Art Museum, the Fresno Art Museum, and in significant private collections in the US and Europe. Among other publications, his work has appeared in Picture Magazine, Camera Arts Magazine, American Photographer, Camera 35, Petersens Photographic, and in “The Artistry of Master Printmakers,” a chapter in Color, a volume of the Life Library of Photography (Time/Life Books, 1981).

Past Solo Exhibitions with Matthew Swift Gallery
Winston Boyer: An Eye for Form
August 18, 2018September 16, 2018
An exhibition of photographs exploring Winston Boyer's painterly approach to photography and his remarkable eye for color, line, and shape.
Winston Boyer: Ocean
June 4, 2016June 26, 2016
An exhibition of large scale photographs of ocean horizons by Winston Boyer
Past Group Exhibitions with Matthew Swift Gallery
Up to Eleven
May 5, 2023June 19, 2023
A group exhibition celebrating the commencement of the Gallery's 11th year and the formal reopening of its Main Street location after a pause of several months.
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2023
March 23, 2023 · 5:00 pmMarch 26, 2023 · 6:00 pm
Matthew Swift Gallery will be exhibiting at the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary art fair in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Art Wynwood 2023
February 16, 2023 · 6:00 pmFebruary 19, 2023 · 6:00 pm
Matthew Swift Gallery will be exhibiting at the Art Wynwood 2023 art fair in Miami, Florida.
Right Here on Paper: Gloucester MA and environs
August 6, 2022November 30, 2022
An exhibition of works on paper depicting Gloucester, Massachusetts, and surrounding areas.
Still Figuring It Out: Human Figures and ?
June 24, 2021August 2, 2021
A group exhibition of art representing the human figure.
A Closer Look at Still Lifes
March 6, 2021June 21, 2021
A group exhibition exploring the diversity of the tradition of still lifes.
Art Miami 2020
December 1, 2020December 20, 2020
Matthew Swift Gallery is participating in the 2020 edition of the prestigious Art Miami fair, which is exclusively online at this year.
September 5, 2020October 4, 2020
An exhibition for a time of danger and transitions.
November 23, 2019February 29, 2020
An exhibition which invites you to take a closer look while approaching and beginning the year 2020.
New Series Two
October 10, 2019November 18, 2019
Signature works of art by gallery and guest artists, in harmonious groupings, but without an express theme.
Organic Complications
April 13, 2019May 27, 2019
An exhibition exploring the complex, evolving living world & the question of our human place in it.
Facing Five Years
January 17, 2019March 31, 2019
A program of exhibitions and events revisiting Trident Gallery’s first half-decade years and assaying the next.
SCOPE Miami Beach 2018
December 4, 2018 · 12:00 pmDecember 9, 2018 · 8:00 pm
Trident Gallery exhibited work by Peter Lyons, Susan Erony, Diane Ayott, Gabrielle Barzaghi, and Ed Touchette at the 2018 SCOPE Miami Beach art fair.
Boston International Fine Art Show, 2018
October 18, 2018October 21, 2018
In With The New
January 26, 2018March 25, 2018
An exhibition of new, unseen, and selected works of art by represented artists.
Boston International Fine Art Show, 2017
October 19, 2017October 22, 2017
Trident Gallery showed work by Peter Lyons, Winston Boyer, and Zygmund Jankowski in Booth 17 at the 2017 Boston International Fine Art Show.
The Political Body
March 31, 2017April 30, 2017
An exhibition of art on the political dimensions of the body, which opens with a performance and a panel discussion.
A Time for Blue
January 20, 2017March 26, 2017
A themed exhibition of art selected by Director Matthew Swift.
AD20/21 2016
April 7, 2016April 10, 2016
Trident Gallery showed works on paper by four represented artists at the 2016 AD20/21 art fair.
January 30, 2016March 6, 2016
This year’s partnership with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon explores birds’ nests as wondrous natural objects, emblems of shelter, and monuments in the cycle of life and death.
Beyond Real: Contemporary Landscapes
August 15, 2015September 13, 2015
A group exhibition offering more than fifty paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media works in the genre of landscape, chosen to represent a diversity of artistic approaches.
Winter Meditations
January 17, 2014March 16, 2014
A trans-discipline, evolving, multi-media art experience—an exhibition of visual art and a coordinated series of performances evolving with the season from mid-winter into spring.
Walls of Plenty
November 29, 2013January 5, 2014
A cornucopia of art to feed the soul.
Home: The Inaugural Exhibition
August 30, 2013October 14, 2013
Trident Gallery's inaugural exhibition shows the work of twelve artists representing the excellence and variety of contemporary fine art on Cape Ann. Gallery Director Dr. Matthew Swift has assembled 39 works of art that explore ideas of “home.”