Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois USA


BFA, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI 2003  

Selected Group Exhibitions:  


             "Vanitas" Loosen Art, Cagliari Italy

             "Something Wicked" A Dark Arts Exhibit.   Side Street Studio Art, Elgin IL

             Exhibeo's Biosphere: "Life on Earth" Exhibeo Art Magazine, Award Winner


2015      "Oddities" Linus Art Gallery, Los Angeles California

              "Luminous: Light and Space" On-Line Annex gallery exhibition from Black Box Gallery,  Portland Oregon

               LOUVRE MUSEUM Digital Display at the Louvre curated by See Me Exposure Awards, Paris France

2014      "Originals for $1000 & Under" by Chief Curator & Online Director, Rebecca Wilson of Saatchi Gallery, London England  

2012      "At 60 The Height of Art" New York, NY

2010      "Amoeba to Zebra"  440 Gallery, Brooklyn NY 

2009      “Art Cart-el” Art Under The Bridge Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2005      “Group Show” Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

2004      “Motor City Rocks and Rolls Show” Octane Photographic Studios, Ferndale, MI
               “Thursdays on the Nine” Ferndale, MI

2003      "Group Show" Tangent Gallery Detroit, MI

2003      “Annual Student Exhibition” College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
              “Develop, Stop, Fix” Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, MI 

2002      "One Night Stand" New York Studio Program, New York, NY

2001      "Annual Student Exhibition" College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2000      "Group Show" 4331 Gallery Detroit, MI

1999      "Scarab Club 30th Annual Michigan Photography Exhibition" Detroit, MI


Gallery 1839, London England

National and International Private Collections

Awards / Scholarships / Internships:

2012     Nominee / Seventh Annual Black and White Spider Awards  

2002    AICAD, New York Studio Program Residency, New York, NY

2002    Mary Ellen Mark, Internship, New York, NY

2002    20x24 Studio, Internship, New York , NY

2000   Bronica National Photography Four Year Scholarship, First place student portfolio

2000   Metro Times Magazine, Detroit, Michigan, First place 

1999    Scarab Club 30th Annual Michigan Photography Exhibition, black and white honor


2014    Manifest Gallery, International Photography Annual Book II

2012    Exposure Volume III, See Me Annual Exposure Book                             

2011     Conveyor, Spring 2011, Issue No.1

            Insights from the Outside: Interviews / Photography Department / Tyler School of Art: C. Owen Lavoie / by Molly Dwyer

2010    Silvershotz Magazine, Trophy House

2000   American Photo On-Campus Magazine, Student Portfolio


Andreas Dittberner, C. Owen fotografiert tote Insekten und andere Tiere,  Detailverliebt, May 10, 2015. 

Hayley Evans, Photographer C. Owen Captures The Haunting Beauty And Lifelike Detail Of Dead Insects, Beautiful Decay, May 6, 2015.

Ordinary Overlooked By C. Owen, Dodho Online Photography Magazine, April 22, 2015.

Benjamin Egger, Mysteriose Trophaen Aus Dem Schatten C. Owen- Trophies,  I-REF MAGAZINE, August 22, 2013.

C. Owen Trophies, Takungpao, August 6, 2013.

Jaclyn Hudson, C. Owen’s Trophies, Trendland, July 30, 2013.

Patricia Ramos, Photographer Brings Animals Back to Life Through Photo Series “Trophies,” Exposure Guide, July 27. 2013.

Baptiste, Dramatic Portraits of Animals, Fubiz, July 25, 2013.

Fotografia: Dramatic Portraits of Animals por C. Owen, Lamiscelanea, 2013.

Dramatic Black and White Portraits of Exotic Animals, My Modern Metropolis, July 17, 2013.