About - Oliver Klink



Oliver Klink studies in physics and photography were the catalyst for his love of light and the complexity or our existence. As a fine art photographer, he travels the world to capture the intricacy of our ecosystems. The link between his various body of works is the increasingly complex modern world constantly unfolding in new and unexpected ways. He captures our cultural changes, the environments we inhabit, and the insights into our world and ourselves. His artistic goal is telling stories with his images, making the viewers dream, and providing a glimpse of “the world as it should be”.

Oliver’s work has been published with National Geographic, Days of Japan, Black & White magazine, Popular Photography magazine, among others. In 2016, he was selected as Critical Mass Top 50 fine art photographer, “Best of the best” emerging fine art photographer by BWgallerist, and received People’s Choice award from Black and White Magazine single image contest. In 2014, his image “Herding Instinct” won the grand prize at the Rayko International Photo contest. In 2013, “The Great Migration” was selected as the Grand Prize winner at the 30th anniversary Spring Show Exhibit at the PhotoCentral Gallery in Hayward, CA. Other awards have included the Mike Ivanitsky award for photographic excellence (2009) and nominations at the prestigious Black & White Spider Award (2010-2016).

Oliver is a master of the new digital printing process called Piezography. By using a combination of pigment ink and a proprietary profiling process he produces enhanced highlight and shadow details that exceed what is capable using silver-based or platinum-based traditional darkroom processes.

Oliver has been invited to speak to worldwide audiences and to inspire them with his images. He, himself, get inspired by photographers, such as Frans Lanting, Nick Brandt, Sebastiao Salgado, Charles Cramer, Art Wolf, John Sexton, Gregory Colbert, among others.

Originally from Switzerland, Oliver currently resides in Los Gatos, California with his wife.

Two Person Featured Exhibitions

Festival de La Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina - August 2016 (SOLO SHOW)
     Consequences, curated by Elda Harrington & Silvia Mangialardi

55” – Abstraction Meets Reality - DUO Show with Jennifer Koney (Painter)
     Saratoga Library, Saratoga, CA - July, 2016
     The Village Theater, Danville - March, 2016
     San Pablo Gallery, San Pablo, CA - Sept, 2015
     Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA - Aug, 2015
     The Shoreline Center, Hayward, CA - July, 2015

Black Rapid Gallery, Seattle, WA - July, 2014 (SOLO SHOW)
     Ice Project, curated by Susie Nisco

Frames on Broadway, Seaside, California - Feb, 2013
     The “Life” Project with master photography Carl Couchman

Keeble&Shuchat Gallery, Palo Alto, California - June, 2012 (SOLO SHOW)
     Wild, Hot and Cold, curated by Terry Shuchat

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - Jan, 2012
     With master photographer Charles Cramer Curated by Geir Jordhal

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - Jan, 2008
     Nature’s Whisper and Roar curated by Geir Jordahl
     Press Coverage by Karen Holzmeister (Oakland Tribune)

XZIBTiT Gallery, Hercules, California - Oct, 2007
     Africa meets Alaska: Critic’s Choice Award by Rachel Swan

Selected Group Exhibitions

Month of Photography, Denver, Colorado
     Critical Mass Top 50 - April 7 - May 2, 2017

Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California
     2017 Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition - March 11 - April 23, 2017

Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California
     What's Not to Love - February 3 - 27, 2017
     Honorable Mention for Javeena and Ganesha 1

Wildlife Beyond Borders (CURATOR & ARTIST)
     Pacific Grove Art Gallery, Pacific Grove, California - September, 2016
     Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California - June, 2016
     Keeble&Shuchat Gallery, Palo Alto, California - April, 2016
     PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - Sept, 2015

Center for Photography, Carmel, California
     International Competition – “Voie Lactee” - December, 2015
     Member Juried Show – “Agricultural Landscape” - July, 2015
     International Competition – “Shadow Me” - November, 2014

Rayko Center Gallery - Nov, 2014
     Grand Prize Winner International Contest

Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos, California - June, 2014
     Cultural China

Museum of Monterey, Monterey, California - Nov, 2014
     ImageMakers Selected Group show

Filoli Gallery, Woodside, California - June, 2013
      “Vanishing Traditions” Body of work

Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California - 2013, 2014
      “Life” Body of work
     Honorable Mention for “The Great Migration”

The Main Gallery, Redwood City, California - April, 2013
      “Life” Body of work

Ronald Reagan Library, Washington DC - April, 2012
      “Romance” Body of work

Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, California - March, 2010
     Book Release “Artan’s Day”

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - 2008 – 2015
     Merit of Excellence – “Herding Instinct” 2015
     People Choice -“Agricultural Landscape” 2014
     Grand Prize Award - “The Great Migration” 2013
     People Choice -“Diamonds Forever” 2012
     People Choice - “Yosemite Tunnel View” 2011
     People Choice - “Northern Light” 2010
     People Choice - “The Landing” 2009
     People Choice - “Holding Hands” 2008

PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California - January, 2010
     One Earth One People

Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, California - March, 2008

Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos, California - April, 2007
     Frames of View


Pacific Art League - Feb, 2017
     Honorable Mention for Javeena and Ganesha 1

BWGallerist - Dec, 2016
     Best of the Best Black and White Emerging Photographers

B&W Spider Award - Dec, 2016
     4x Honorable Mentions

Black and White Magazine - Oct, 2016
     People's Choice Award - "Stepwell"
     Single Image Award - "God's Rays"

Photolucida - Critical Mass Top 50 - Sept, 2016
     Top 50 Award for "Consequences" Portfolio

B&W Spider Award - Dec, 2015
     3x Honorable Mentions

Rayko Center Gallery, International Travel Contest - Nov, 2014
     Grand Prize Winner – “Herding Instinct”

Artist in Residence, Glacier National Park - Sept, 2014
     Select Artist

Santa Fe Workshop Animal Contest - June, 2013
     Honorable Mention “Shadow Me”

B&W Magazine - Single Image Awards (3 images) - Dec, 2012

Prix de la Photographie (PX3), Paris
     Honorable Mention “Romance” Porftolio - July, 2012

Days of Japan Magazine - May, 2012
     Double page publication - Bear Holding Hands

Color Spider Award - 2011, 2012, 2013
     Nominated in Fine Art, Nature & Wildlife

Popular Photography Magazine - March, 2010
     Best Kept Secret of wildlife photographers

National Geographic - Best Wall Paper of 2009 - 2009
     Bear Holding Hands

Black and White Spider Award - 2010, 2011, 2013
     Images Nominated in Wildlife & Nature

Mike Ivanitsky Award for Photographic Excellence - 2009

North America Nature Photographer Association - 2008, 2009
     Top 100 Wildlife Images

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