Marico Fayre is a photographic artist and visual poet whose work explores personal metaphor, notions of home, vulnerability, mental illness, LGBTQ identity, the search for community and belonging, and a deep curiosity about the shared experience of creating and experiencing art.

The close relationship that exists between communications and photography led Marico to become a seasoned marketing professional with specific expertise in public relations, branding, and project management. Drawing on this experience to support the business and logistical side of artistic endeavors, she often collaborates with other artists to create unique images and books for their designs, collections, websites, and branding. Brining a diverse background to her fine art and editorial work allows Marico to realize projects of depth and detail with an efficiency and calm that lead one client to describe her style as, “doing wild things very quietly.”

Marico’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Newspace Center for Photography (Portland, OR), Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), RayKo Photo Center (San Francisco, CA), 625 Sutter Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Gotham Arts Salon (New York, NY), Brooklyn Pride Center (Brooklyn, NY), PhotoPlace Gallery (Middlebury, VT), Lightbox Gallery (Astoria, OR), and Bellas Artes (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico). Her images have been published in Diffusion Magazine, Shots Magazine, Color Magazine, ToneLit, Method Press, 5x5 Magazine, online for Vogue Italia, and VJC – Journal on Images and Culture.

She is one of the founding members of Small Talk Collective, a group of seven women photographers based in Portland, Oregon, and she works with non-profit organizations in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, her other (unofficial) home. Marico teaches for the graduate photography program at the Academy of Art University.

A gypsy at heart, she travels as often as possible in order to continue challenging how she sees the world and what she is able to discover with her camera.

You can see more on Instagram @maricofayre and over at Small Talk Collective.

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Vitae.

EDUCATION.
2011. MFA Photography. Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA.
2005. BFA Photography. Pacific Northwest College of Art. Portland, OR.

EXPERIENCE.
2017. Panel Member. Portland Art Museum: NW Photography Council. Portland, OR.
2017. Guest Presenter. Newspace Center for Photography: SlideShowNight. Portland, OR
2017. LGBTQ Caucus Secretary. Society for Photographic Education.
2015 – Present. Founding member of Small Talk Collective. Portland, OR.
2015. Visual Storytelling Workshop. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
2014. Guest Lecturer. Oregon State University.
2014. Pathways to the Inner Story Workshop. Nine Mountain, MA.
2012 – Present. Graduate Photography Faculty. Academy of Art University.
2011. Membership & Marketing Outreach. Newspace Center for Photography.
2010 – Present. Represented Photographer. Trevillion Images.
2006 – 2010. Freelance Creative Director and Production Manager. Portland, OR.
2004 – 2006. Curator. La Gallerie Pannonica. Portland.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS.
2017. Members’ Showcase. Newspace Center for Photography. Portland, OR. (group)
2016. A Summer in Italy. 688 Sutter Gallery. San Francisco, CA. (group)
2016. Introspective Landscapes. 625 Sutter Gallery. San Francisco, CA. (group)
2015. The Politics of Voyeuriism. Milepost 5. Portland, OR. (group)
2014. mariko. Gotham Arts Salon. New York, NY. (solo)
2014. Dapper Spring in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Brooklyn, NY. (solo)
2014. Perfect Wasn’t Bad. Empty Stretch and Hell & Gone. Brooklyn, NY. (group)
2014. Visual Narratives. Center for Fine Art Photography. Fort Collins, CO. (Honorable Mention)
2013. Then.Now.Here. Photolucida. Portland, OR. (group)
2013. emergence. Lightbox Gallery. Astoria, OR. (group)
2012. Voyeurism & Intimacy. RayKo Photo Center. San Francisco, CA. (group)
2012. What Will You Remeber? Be*Mused. Portland, OR. (solo)
2011. Fragments of a Girl. Union Rose. Portland, OR. (solo)
2010. Spring Show. Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA. (group)
2010. Wide-Awake Dreaming. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT. (group)
2010. Uncommon Portraits. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT. (group)
2009. Memory & Metaphor. Umpqua Valley Arts Association. Roseburg, OR. (solo)
2009. Reflections. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT. (group)
2009. Dreams and Fantasies. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT. (group)
2009. Hundred Valleys. Umpqua Valley Arts Association. Roseburg, OR. (group)
2009. Expose Yourself. Umpqua Valley Arts Association. Roseburg, OR. (group)
2004. Bildungsroman. Higgins Gallery. Portland, OR. (solo)
2004. Cold. Higgins Gallery. Portland, OR. (group)
2004. In Print. Pacific Northwest College of Art. Portland, OR. (group)
2001. at sixteen. Philip Feldman Gallery. Portland, OR. (solo)

PRESS. PRINT. WEB.
2016. Represented Artist. Fraction Magazine Shop.
2013. Featured Artist: Interviewed by Brooke Shaden. [FRAMED] Network.
2013. Featured Portfolio. VJIC - Journal on Images and Culture. Issue 5. November.
2013. Shots Magazine. 120. Summer.
2013. 5x5 Magazine. July.
2013. ToneLit. Issue 2. Spring.
2012. 5x5 Magazine. March & December.
2012. Diffusion. IV.
2011. Shots Magazine. 113. Autumn.
2011. Method Press. Issue 03. “A Moving Target.”
2011. BroadSheet. Broad Universe. Autumn.
2011. Still: The Art of Living. Published by the Female Self-Portrait Artists Support Group.
2010. COLOR Magazine. Single Image Competition Bronze Award.
2009. In Her Own Image. Published by the Female Self-Portrait Artists Support Group.

AWARDS, ETC.
2015. Visual Artist in Residence. San Miguel Writers Conference.
2015. Critical Mass Finalist. Photolucida.

NON-PROFITS & ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE.
2013 – 2014. Facilitator. Asterisk Queer Co-Working. Brooklyn, NY.
2012 – Present. Certified Business. National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
2012. Chair & Founding Member. QueerNW Travel & Tourism. Portland, OR.
2012 – 2014. Photography & Social Media. Rescue San Miguel. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
2010 – 2012. Photographer. Portland Area Business Association.