Dore Gardner received a BFA from Ohio State University, and MEd from Lesley University.
Her photographs have been widely exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Houston Center for Photography; Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, NM; among other museums and galleries.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards to individual artists including a National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship.
Her photographs are in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX; Boston Public Library; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; The Trustman Art Collection at Simmons College; Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, among others and in numerous private collections. Her work has been published in Aperture (NY: issue 130); Women in Documentary Photography, Springfield Museum of Art, OH and many other photographic publications.
Her book, Nino Fidencio: A Heart Thrown Open, was published by the Museum of New Mexico Press.
She is currently working on two photographic projects, Landscape of Memory, about a once thriving Jewish resort in Sharon Springs, NY and Reverence, Dread and Wonder, a year spent living in Roswell, NM.