Clayton Cotterell is a photographer based in Portland, OR. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally as well as appeared in numerous publications.


Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR.


MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 2008
BA Fine Arts, Seattle University, Seattle, WA 2005

Client List:

Esquire Russia
Poler Stuff
Marie Claire
Bloomberg Businessweek
Gratuitous Type
Men's Journal
American Express
Men's Journal
Red Bull


Aaron Siskind Memorial Award


Paper Journal
This is a Cult
Phases Mag
Eye on PDX: Clayton Cotterell, Interview with Pete Brook of Prison Photography, 2012
Global Yodel - Smith Rock, May, 2012
Escape to which Mountain? - ETWM Interview No. 3, 2012
Oitzarisma - Interview for "Noé", 2010
Too Much Chocolate - Sunday Showcase, July 17th, 2010
Culturehall - Feature Issue 47, America by Tema Stauffer, 2010
Rebel Magazine - Featured Photographer, Issue 2, 2010
01 Magazine’s Featured Photographer, October 2009


Arrangements - Ampersand Editions, 2014
Aint-Bad Magazine - Featured Artist, February, 2013
Unarmed - published by Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books, 2012


Museo d'Arte Contemporenea di Roma - Rome, Italy
Blue Sky Gallery - Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Portland, Oregon, juried selection 2012


PNCA Photography Department Artist In Residence, 2012


Arrangements - Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Portland, OR 2013
XI Fotografia di Roma - Work - Museo d'Arte Contemporenea di Roma, Rome, Italy 2012
B-Sides - Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Portland, OR 2012
Unarmed - Pacific Northwest College of Art, Corner Gallery, Portland, OR 2012
Unarmed - Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Portland, OR 2012
15th Annual Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise - Nantes, France 2011
Hot Authors - presented by Canteen Magazine, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY 2011
Sunny Side Up - Margate Photo Festival, presented by Wandering Bears, Margate, England 2011
100 Portraits - Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia 2011
100 Portraits - New York Photo Festival, NYC, NY 2011
100 Portraits - Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010
Try - Jen Bekman Gallery, NYC, NY 2010
Group Show 36 - Humble Arts Foundation, 2010
One Hour Photo - American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center,
Washington, DC 2010
Unseen, A Photographer's Salon - Randall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2009
Miles From Home, presented by James Casabere – The Bakery Artspace, Rhinebeck, NY 2009
100x100Photo – Espai B Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 2009
SUNY Art Department Faculty Show – State University Plaza Gallery, Albany, NY 2009
March Madness – Melanie Flood Projects, Brooklyn, NY 2009
Space In-Between – Broadway Gallery, NYC, NY 2009
Emerging Photographers Auction – Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC, NY 2009
Milchstraße – University luav of Venice, Venice, Italy 2008
Surrounded by America – SVA Westside Gallery, NYC, NY 2008
Detachable Belief – SVA Eastside Gallery, NYC, NY 2008
Group Show 18 – Humble Arts Foundation, 2007