BIO

Elizabeth Fleming is a photographer whose images examine how memory and nostalgia inform perceptions of the world. Her work communicates a sense of longing and the often overlooked mystery in everyday scenes and objects by drawing attention to their underlying quiet beauty. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, earning both her BFA and MFA in photography with honors. Her work has been exhibited widely, including shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and Anthology Film Archives in New York City. She has received awards from institutes that include The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, and Photo Center NW in Seattle, and her images have been published in Lens on Life: Documenting Your World Through Photography, Fraction Magazine, and Foam Magazine, among others (see cv below for more information).

In 2014 she returned to graduate school, earning her master's degree in sociology from Columbia University in 2016. She currently works for the Council of State Governments Justice Center as a senior writer and researcher focused on initiatives related to behavioral health and alternatives to prison. She continues to shoot when she can eke out the time and lives with her husband, photographer / high school art teacher James Worrell and their children Edie and Finn in Maplewood, NJ.

CV

EDUCATION

  • MA, Sociology, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2016
  • MFA, Photography, Video, and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2001
  • BFA, Photography, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1997

EXHIBITIONS

2017
SHOWING (work x family), Working Assumptions Foundation (traveling)

2016
Outlook, Flash Powder Projects Exhibitions (web)

2013
A FAIR, University of Kansas Art + DesignGallery, Lawrence, KS
Becoming, Gallery 3, Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
Crusade for Art: Nationwide tour of exhibitions, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, originating in Atlanta, GA
EXPOSURE Exhibition, See|Exhibition Space, Long Island City, Queens
Fear & Loathing, Art Photo Index Exhibitions, curated by Katherine Ware, New Mexico Museum of Art
Ones2Watch, Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival, Atlanta, GA

2012
Annual Photobook Exhibition, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY
The Greater Good: The collect.give Collection, Base Camp Photo, Greenfield, MA

2011
Indie Photobook Library at the Corcoran, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
15th Annual Juried Show, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, juror: Crista Dix
100 Portraits/100 Photographers, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
New Directions: Moments, wall space gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, curated by David Bram (traveling)
Snap!Orlando: 100 Portraits/100 Photographers, Orlando, FL
The Ten: Elizabeth Fleming, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Through the Plain Camera, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, Haverford, PA (artist lecture)

2010
Versus, Hous Projects, New York, NY, curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Blue, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
Elizabeth Fleming & Bryan Wolf, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (artist lecture)
FotoWeek DC: 100 Portraits/100 Photographers, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Graphic Intersections, Umbrage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
One Hour Photo, American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
Photo LA: The Women of Versus, Hous Projects Booth, Los Angeles, CA
Picturing Home, Emory Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Portraits, Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, juror: David Little
Terra Firma, wall space gallery, Seattle, WA (web)
Yokohama Photo Festival Projection, Yokohama Japan, curated by Yoichi Nagata
Home, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ

2009
Emerging Photographers Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
Unseen, Randall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
EXPOSURE, The Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, juror: Russell Hart
Here and There, 709 Railroad Street Gallery, Johnstown, PA
International Exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, curated by Andy Adams
Purpose projection 4-enfance, Festival Voies Off, Arles, France
The Curve, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

2008
Show Number One, Melanie Flood Projects, Brooklyn, NY
22nd International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of NJ, juror: Carter Foster, Whitney Museum
Here and There, Snowflake/City Stock Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Is it possible? Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, curated by Laurel Ptak (catalog)
Purpose projection 4-enfance, Ecole National Supérieure d'Architecture La Villette, Paris, France
Tiny tiny group show #7, curated by Kevin J. Miyazaki (web)

2007
A Field Guide to the North American Family, Gallery Bar, New York, NY
Photo Exposition, Festival danSite, Salle du Minautore, Vallauris, France
Flash, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY
Group Show no. 19, Humble Arts Foundation (web)

2005
Slide Show, Artists Space, New York, NY, curated by Jen Didik
Beyond Bed, Bath & Kitschen, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ (catalog)

2004
A Slow Read, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Katarina Wong
Familiar, ADM Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Small Works, artSPACE@16, Malden, MA, curated by Leah Oates
DUMBO Art Expo XII, Brooklyn, NY

2002
Girl, Georgia State University Art & Design Galleries, Atlanta, GA, curated by Cathy Bird (catalog)
Come Together (video), The Loid Der Loft, New York, NY

2001
Open Zone 4 (video), Ocularis at Galapagos Art & Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY
How Music Sounds on My Uncle Mustafa’s System, Roulette Performance Space, New York, NY
Moving Image: 10 Years of Video Art, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Sutton 1 Theater, New York, NY
Peephole: MFA Video Thesis Exhibition, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Coriolis, Metro 971 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Video Salon, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

AWARDS

2013
Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist (fourth year running)
Flashpowder Projects: Invitation-only photography retreat, Astoria, OR

2012
Annual Photobook Exhibition: Best of Show Award, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY
CENTER Santa Fe, Project Launch: top 4th percentile

2011
Photo Center NW Juried Show: Second Place, Seattle, WA

2010
IPA Lucie Awards: Honorable Mention

2009
International Exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography: Artist Showcase Award, Fort Collins, CO
Blurb’s Photography.Book.Now Juried Competition: Honorable Mention, Fine Art category
Review Santa Fe: Juried portfolio review, Santa Fe, NM
CENTER Santa Fe: Third Prize, Singular Image competition, juror: publisher Michael Mack
Project 5: Portfolio review led by ClampArt, Daniel Cooney, Amador & Foley Galleries, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS

2017
A Field Guide to The North American Family Reissue, Garth Risk Hallberg, Knopf: NY

2014
Landscape Stories Magazine, Issue 18
Crusade for Your Art: Best Practices for Photographers, Jennifer Schwartz, Crusade Press: Atlanta

2013
Fraction Magazine, Issue 50: The 5th Anniversary, edited by David Bram
Someone I Know, edited by Stuart Pilkington

2012
Artists Wanted: Exposure 2012 (limited edition)
Lens on Life: Documenting Your World, Stephanie Calabrese Roberts, Focal Press: London, England

2011
A Book of Beds. Foam Magazine: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Annual Photo Center NW Publication, Volume 4
collect.give Anthology, edited by Kevin J. Miyazaki
Love Issue #2. Oitzarisme: Bucharest, Romania
Through the Plain Camera, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery: Haverford, PA (cover)

2010
Newspace Center for Photography Spring catalog. Newspace Center: Portland, OR (cover)

2009
Graphic Intersections, Fall 2009
JPG Magazine: Beloved, Issue 20
The Exposure Project Book, Issue 4

2008
/seconds, Issue 7
purpose magazine, Issue 8
VISION magazine, September 2008: Beijing, China
Wassenaar, Issue 1

2007
A Field Guide to The North American Family, Garth Risk Hallberg, Mark Batty Publisher: NY
f-stop magazine, issue 26

SELECTED PRESS

2015
Light Leaked Magazine, “Elizabeth Fleming: Buried on Her 90th Birthday,” Sept. 21st

2014
Bird in Flight, Ira Veles: “Someone I Know,” July 8th

2013
Fraction Magazine, Issue 54: “Becoming,” September 2013
Le Journal de la Photographie: “Fraction Magazine Celebrates 5 Years,” May 21st
Lenscratch: “ElizabethFleming: Buried on Her 90th Birthday,” Oct. 29th
Top Photography Films: “Elizabeth Fleming: Intuitive and Quiet,” July 17th

2012
ARTnews, Robin Rice: “Through the Plain Camera Review,” March 2012
Dead Porcupine Mag: “Elizabeth Fleming,” Feb. 25th

2011
TIME magazine LightBox, Kevin J. Miyazaki: “collect.give: Photography Meets Philanthropy,” Nov. 1st
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Edith Newhall: “A picture-perfect time for pictures at Haverford,” Oct. 30th
Look See Now: “Once it’s over it’s over: Photography with Elizabeth Fleming,” Jan. 12th
Exposure Capture: “Interview with photographer Elizabeth Fleming,” March 16th

2010
Fraction Magazine, Issue 11, Mary Goodwin: “Review of Hous Projects’ show, Versus.”
I Shoot Everything blog: “I Shoot Small Moments: Interview,” Jan. 13th
Café Mom: “Picturing Motherhood,” May 11th
a Curator magazine: “Latest Features,” Oct. 1st
Larissa Leclair blog: “Interview: Elizabeth Fleming,” Jan. 8th

2009
Boston Photography Focus: “Be Exposed,” June 4th
The Boston Phoenix, Greg Cook: “Water World: New talent at PRC,” June 12th
Flak Photo, Image of the day, Dec. 14th
Academy A, “Elizabeth Fleming Interview,” Dec. 21st
Thoughts on Photography: podcast with Paul Giguere, “Interview with Elizabeth Fleming,” Nov. 10th
Shutter Sisters: “Six questions featuring Elizabeth Fleming,” March 26th
Lenscratch: Aline Smithson, “Elizabeth Fleming,” Aug. 17th
Nymphoto: Jane Tam, “A Conversation with Elizabeth Fleming,” Nov. 29th

2008
Conscientious, Joerg Colberg, “Elizabeth Fleming,” May 15th
Exposure Compensation: Miguel Garcia-Guzman, “Photography with emotional quality,” May 8th

2004
The New York Times: Holland Cotter, “Sampling Brooklyn, Keeper of Eclectic Flames,” Jan. 23rd
artnet Magazine: Stephen Maine, “Dateline Brooklyn,” Feb. 12th
Philadelphia City Paper: Andrew Parks, “Strangely Familiar,” Aug. 19th
The Weekly Dig: Kate Ledogar, “Tasty Little Numbers,” Dec. 8th

2002
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Catherine Fox, “Girl Watching Fuels Thought,” Nov. 22nd
Creative Loafing Atlanta: Felicia Feaster, “Grrrl Power,” Nov. 27th

2001
Waterfront Week, Vol. 11.7: Mary Magsamen, “Ocularis Open Zone 4 at Galapagos,” April 5th
Journal of the American Photography Institute, Cheryl Younger, ed., NYU Press

2000
Waterfront Week, Vol. 10.8: Susan Hamburger, “Artburgher” April 24th

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