Tresha Glenister is a fine art photographer newly based in Providence, Rhode Island. She grew up in Savannah, Georgia, but completed her BFA in Graphic Design at Georgia State University. She remained in Atlanta after college enjoying the vibrant arts community, but missed the architectural charm of Savannah and the sand beneath her toes. In the historic city of Providence, she's found the perfect marriage of coastal and city living. Tresha is excited to be living in the creative capital with an abundance of opportunities to grow as an artist while enjoying a new phenomenon called winter.

Tresha is a self-proclaimed professional dabbler, having worked in a comedy club, a photography gallery, and corporate finance — all of which have influenced her eclectic portfolio to various degrees. Tresha has exhibited in private and non-profit galleries around the southeast, as well as the occasional festival. Her work has been purchased for private collection and for a major motion picture. 

My Work

I see life through a viewfinder. All the time. I can't seem to turn off the part of my brain that is incessantly framing my surroundings. I have more photos than I will admit to anyone. I see a random interesting object on the ground and I tell myself to keep walking. But I can't. I circle back and take a photo (or ten) because inevitably I'll discover another photo in my ever-growing library that forms a perfect diptych with that one.

When I'm still, I ruminate. My mind spins with ideas and images for new projects. Ideas that I find curious. Or humorous. Or abstract. I enjoy exploring these ideas through digital editing and I love creating work sprinkled with off-kilter elements.

I like reading stories and I like telling stories. I like taking photos that remind me of a particular period of time or place that brings these stories to life.  I like mystery and humor and unusual angles. I love light and shadows and the mood that unfolds by the convergence of the two. 

I take photos because I don't know how to not take photos. Addiction or passion? Sometimes I'm not sure.



March 28 - April 25 Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Foundation Show

Opening: March 28th | 5:30 - 7:30pm | 560 Mineral Spring Ave.

Solo Exhibitions

September 2017 – September 2018  Water Flow: Topsy Turvy and Good Clean Fun,  Akasa Salon, Atlanta, GA

Invitational Group Exhibitions

2024   Behind the Lens: 2024 Documents from the 21st Century, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI

2021    Slow Exposures: Print Exhibition “Southern Conversations in a Time of Pandemic”, Zebulon, GA

2019    Nine,  PB&J Gallery, Atlanta, GA  

2018    Nine,  PB&J Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2011     Nine,  PB&J Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2010     Nine,  PB&J Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

Juried Group Exhibitions

2020      Photo Buckhead, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Gregory John Harris, Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA)

2020     Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (Juror: Jerushia Graham, Museum Coordinator for the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA; Juror: Kevin Sipp, Gallery 72 Cultural Affairs and Public Art Coordinator; Juror: Lauri Jones, Atlanta-based artist and instructor, Atlanta, GA)

2020     Little Five Points Halloween Storefront Window Exhibition presented by the L5P Alliance, Atlanta, GA

2019     Abstract or Reality,  Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Dolores Kennedy, artist and instructor, Chastain Art Center)

2018     Abstract or Reality, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention (Juror: Joseph Norman, Professor of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA ; Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art at Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI)

2018     Synchronicity, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Shanna Scott, former Exhibitions and Collections Manager for The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)

2017     Dogwood Show, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Margaret Dyer, Master Pastelist, Pastel Society of America)

2017     Simple Pleasures, McRitchie-Hollis Museum,  Newnan, GA, Two Honorable Mentions (Juror: Julie Dice Wynn, photographer and instructor, Columbus State University Rankin Arts Center, Columbus, GA)

2017     Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (Juror: Anne Collins Smith, Curator of Collections, Spelman Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA; Juror: Yu-Kai Lin, owner and Director of Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA; Juror: Phil Proctor, sculptor and owner, Nucleus Sculpture Studio, Atlanta, GA)

2017     Camera USA: National Photography & Exhibition Award, Naples Art Association, Naples, FL (Juror: David Houston, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA; Juror: Robin O'Dell, Curator of the Photographic Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL; Juror: photographer Gary Monroe)

2014     Lucinda Bunnen Selects , Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Lucinda Bunnen, noted Atlanta-based photographer, collector and philanthropist)

2013     Barbara Griffin Selects, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Barbara Griffin, Senior VP, Turner Image Management, Atlanta, GA and Board Chair, Atlanta Celebrates Photography)

2012     Jane Jackson Selects, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Jane Jackson, Director and Curator, Sir Elton John Collection)

2012     Seeing Red, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA Honorable Mention (Juror: Gail Wegodsky, Atlanta-based artist and instructor)

2011     A Photographic Celebration, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Mark Karelson, Owner and Director, Mason Murer Fine Art,  Atlanta, GA)

2010     A Photographic Celebration, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Kathryn Kolb, photographer and Director, Serenbe Photography Center, Palmetto, GA)

2009     Fay Gold Selects, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Fay Gold, Owner and Curator, Fay Gold Galleries, Atlanta, GA)

2009     In Your Dreams,  Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Naomi Silva, Art & Photography Advisor, Owner, Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta, GA)

2008     Anna Skillman Selects, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA (Juror: Anna Skillman, Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA)


Lucinda Bunnen


2013     Last Vegas, four photos purchased for set design  (Starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman & Kevin Kline)

Online Publications

Erica Hague, "Check on Your People: An Atlanta Corona Collective Update," Atlanta History Center, access: November 4, 2020, Image credit and feature for my series, Disposable

Matthew Terrell, " Lucinda Bunnen Juries Show at ATL Photo Group Gallery,", access date: October 2014, Image Credit and mention for my photo, Up Above


August 2010 - May 2015     Atlanta Photography Group Newlsetter - manager, designer, and writer for digital bi-monthly publication

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