BIO

Elizabeth Fleming is a photographer whose primary artistic focus explores how memory and nostalgia inform perceptions of the world. Her work seeks to communicate 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, DC, Anthology Film Archives in New York City, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. 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, where her central area of study concerned racial inequality in education. She currently works at the Council of State Governments Justice Center in New York City as a researcher and writer focused on prison reform, recidivism reduction, and behavioral health initiatives. 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 two daughters Edie (16) and June (13), 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, Kansas
  • Becoming, Gallery 3, Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
  • Crusadefor 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 (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, 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

1997

  • Here We Are: Senior Thesis Exhibition, Saint Louis Design Center, St. Louis, MO
  • Mounds, Bixby Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • University City Photography Show, Culver City Gallery, St. Louis, MO

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. (forthcoming)

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

1997

  • Manhattan Arts International Magazine, 6th Annual Competition
  • Photographer’s Forum Magazine, 17th Annual Photography Contest

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: “ElizabethFleming,” 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
  • A Photo Editor: Author of the article “Jock Sturges in the Internet Age,” Dec. 13th
  • 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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