education

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – BFA, May 2013

experience

  • Photo Facilities Assistant Manager, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013-present
  • Resident Artist, Eclipse Salon, Chicago, IL, 2013-present
  • Staff Adviser, Photography Department Catalog, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015-present
  • Student Committee Lead, Photography Department Catalog, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012-2013
  • Teaching Assistant, Photography Department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Large Format with Lewis Toby, Fall 2012
  • Curatorial team, The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, Sullivan Galleries – Summer 2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Photography/Fashion Department(s), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Fashion Photography (inaugural class) with Mayumi Lake and Don Yoshida, Spring 2012
  • Student Committee Lead, Photography Department Catalog, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2011-2012

collections

  • Permanent Collection – Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection / John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL – 2017
    SAIC Photography Department Portfolio – "Fight Like a Girl"
  • Photography Collection – The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL – 2016
  • Permanent Collection – Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection / John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL – 2016
    SAIC Photography Department Portfolio – "Saying Goodbye"
  • Permanent Collection – Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection / John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL – 2013
    "Stand Up Straight" and "i love you too."

solo exhibitions

  • SUGS of The Art Institute of Chicago – Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL – May/July 2013

group exhibitions

  • 30 Day Guarantee, Slayer Gallery – July Online Exhibition, July 2017
  • The Art of Timelessness – LA Photo Curator, Los Angeles, CA – 2017
    http://www.laphotocurator.com/the-art-of-timelessness-curator-lisa-gizara-/group-exhibition-1/6
  • Focus: Narrative Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR – July 2017
  • Nasty Women Art Evanston Art Exhibition & Fundraiser – Evanston, IL – June 2017
  • Nasty Women Art Chicago Exhibition & Fundraiser – Chicago, IL – May 2017
  • Within the Portfolios, 50 yrs of SAIC Photo History – Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection, Chicago, IL – November/December 2016
  • Mesa Community College Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Mesa, AZ – October/December 2016
  • Alphabet – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – July/August 2016
  • Pinhole – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – July/August 2016
  • Old – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – May/June 2016
  • Exhibition '15: Women & Beauty – LA Photo Curator, Los Angeles, CA – 2015
    http://laphotocurator.com/women-and-beauty-curator-barbara-pickles/honorable-mentions-click-/1
  • Time – Streit House Space, Online Exhibition – 2015
  • Primary Colors – The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – Online Exhibition – 2015
  • Dualities – STAC ARTS – Mill Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY – August 2015
  • Family – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – July/August 2015
  • Art Through the Lens – Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY – June/August 2015
  • Black & White – The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT – May/June 2015
  • Cell Phone Photography – LENS/CRATCH Online Exhibition – May 2015
  • Shadow & Light: 2015, Black Box Gallery Online Exhibition – May 2015
  • Semblance – The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT – April/May 2015
  • Hair – LENS/CRATCH Online Exhibition – April 2015
  • Spring: New Beginnings – F-Stop Magazine #70 – April 2015
  • Signs of Spring – LENS/CRATCH Online Exhibition – March 2015
  • Color Space: Contemporary Photography, Black Box Gallery Online Exhibition – October 2014
  • Blue – The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT – August/September 2014
  • Contained – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL – July/August 2014
  • Life Framer: Time of Life – Menier Gallery S.L.A.M., London – July/August 2014
  • Portrait: A Picture Show, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR – July 2014
  • HUE – The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT – May/June 2014
  • Shadow & Light: 2014, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR – May 2014
  • 27th Annual McNeese Works on Paper, Abercrombie Gallery – Lake Charles, LA – April/May 2014
  • Woman, Flow Art~Space – St. Paul, MN – April/May 2014
  • The Natural World – F-Stop Magazine #64 – April 2014
  • Same But Different – New York Center for Photographic Arts – New York City – March 2014
  • Visual Narrative – MPLS Photo Center – Minneapolis, MN – March/April 2014
  • Illinois College of Optometry – Chicago, IL – January/June 2014
  • Coalesse Design Showroom, Merchandise Mart – Chicago, IL – June, 2013-14
  • Family – Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO – December 2013
  • The Photographic Self, Carla Williams, curator – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL – September/October 2013
  • Me, Myself and I, David Hillard, curator – RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA – September/October 2013
  • Real People 2013 Exhibition, NW Area Art Council – Art Center, Woodstock, IL – August/September 2013
  • BFA Annual Juried Exhibit, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ – June/August 2013
  • (Un)Clothed, Mona Luhn, curator – Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO – June 2013
  • SUGS at The Art Institute of Chicago – Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL – May/July 2013
  • 4th Biennial Juried Pinhole Show, San Francisco, CA – April/May 2013
  • BFA Exhibition Spring 2013, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL – March 2013
  • The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL – August/November 2012
  • Advance Artists' Books Display Case Show, SAIC, Chicago, IL – March 2012
  • Sexifyed part Deux, Pearls Bistro, Rockford, IL – August 2011
  • Just Another Print on the Wall, Sophomore Seminar Exhibit, SAIC, Chicago, IL – December 2010
  • SPE Women's Caucus, Juried Show, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – October 2008
  • Mesa Community College Student Art Show, Mesa, AZ – April 2007
  • Western Eye Student Art Show, Juried Show, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ – March/April 2007
  • Mesa Community College Student Art Show, Mesa, AZ – April 2006
  • Scottsdale Community College 1st Annual Best of Artist, Juried Show, Scottsdale, AZ – June/August 2005
  • Phoenix Center for the Arts, Visual Arts, "Photographie VI: Portraiture," Juried Show, Phoenix, AZ – November 2004
  • reZurrection Gallery, Juried Show, Tempe, AZ – April/May 2004
  • Mesa Community College Student Art Show, Mesa, AZ – April 2004
  • 6 X 6 EYE Gallery, Phoenix, AZ – October 2003
  • STEP Gallery, Arizona State University, Society for Photographic Education's (SPE) SouthWest Regional Conference, Tempe, AZ – October 2003

publications

  • 101 Contemporary Artists – 2016
  • ON Semiconductor "Smart Building & Internet-of-Things Solutions" global marketing brochure – 2015, 2016
  • ARTVOICES – Winter 2015 – 8th Anniversary Issue – Released December 2015
  • i love you too. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 – 2013
  • ON Semiconductor "White Goods Solutions" global marketing brochure – 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Photo Department Catalog – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Amazing Women – Book and DVD – 2004
  • TyH Quarterly Newsletter – 2003

awards

  • Honorable Mention, Exhibition '15: Women & Beauty – LA Photo Curator – 2015
  • Finalist, Primary Colors Photography Competition – The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – 2015
  • Honorable Mention, Dualities – STAC ARTS – Mill Pond House Gallery – 2015
  • Honorable Mention, Semblance – The Darkroom Gallery – 2015
  • Recipient – The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – One Year Online Gallery – 2013-14
  • Nominee, 4 Categories – 5th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award – 2013
  • 3rd Place Scholarship – Southwest University of Visual Arts – 2013
  • Merit Scholarship – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – 2010-13
  • "Best of Photography" – Mesa Community College Student Art Show – 2007
  • "Best of Black & White Photography" – Scottsdale Community College 1st Annual Best of Artist Juried Exhibition – 2005
  • "Best of Black & White Photography" – Phoenix Center for the Arts, Visual Arts, "Photographie VI: Portraiture" – 2004
  • Winner – TyH Summer Photo Contest – 2003