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 the blog and Instagram @maricofayre

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Vitae.

SELECTED EXPERIENCE.

2015. Artist in Residence. San Miguel Literary Sala. 
2012 – Present. Professor & Curriculum Developer. Graduate Photography. Academy of Art University.
2015 – Present. Creative Director. Sunrise Empire.
2013. Featured Artist. [FRAMED] Network. 
2013. Participating Artist. Crusade for Art by Jennifer Schwartz.
2011. Membership & Marketing Outreach. Newspace Center for Photography.
2010 – Present. Represented Photographer. Trevillion Images.
2006 – 2006. Creative Director. Creative Images.
2004 – 2006. Curator. La Gallerie Pannonica. Portland.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014. mariko. Gotham Arts Salon. New York, NY. 
2014. Dapper Spring in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Brooklyn, NY. 
2012. Memory & Metaphor. Be*Mused. Portland, OR. 
2011. Memory & Metaphor. Union Rose. Portland, OR. 
2009. Memory & Metaphor. Umpqua Valley Arts Association. Roseburg, OR. 
2004. Bildungsroman. Higgins Gallery. Portland, OR. 
2001. at sixteen. Philip Feldman B.F.A. Gallery. Portland, OR. 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS. 

2014. Perfect Wasn’t Bad. Empty Stretch and Hell & Gone. Brooklyn, NY. 
2014. Visual Narratives. Center for Fine Art Photography. Fort Collins, CO.
2013. Then.Now.Here. Photolucida. Portland, OR.
2013. emergence. Lightbox Gallery. Astoria, OR.
2012. Voyeurism & Intimacy. RayKo Photo Center. San Francisco, CA.
2011. Members’ Showcase. Newspace Center for Photography. Portland, OR.
2010. Spring Show. Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA.
2010. Wide-Awake Dreaming. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT.
2010. Uncommon Portraits. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT.
2009. Reflections. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT.
2009. Dreams and Fantasies. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT.
2009. Hundred Valleys. Umpqua Valley Arts Association. Roseburg, OR.
2009. Expose Yourself. Umpqua Valley Arts Association. Roseburg, OR.
2005. Room of Thoughts. La Gallerie Panonica. Portland, OR.
2004. Cold. Higgins Gallery. Portland, OR.
2004. In Print. Pacific Northwest College of Art. Portland, OR.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS.

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. Female Self-Portrait Artists Support Group.
2010. The News Review. “Steamboat Inn Draws Oregon Chefs.” Roseburg, Oregon.
2010. COLOR Magazine. Single Image Competition Bronze Award.
2009. In Her Own Image. Female Self-Portrait Artists Support Group.

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. Portland, OR.
2012 – Present. Photography & Social Media. Rescue San Miguel. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
2010 – 2012. Photographer. Portland Area Business Association.
2001 – 2002. Art History Intern. Pacific Northwest College of Art.

EDUCATION.

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