This is my art – witnessing and creating in equal measure.

Storytelling permeates all of my endeavors, first as an actress and dancer, then a marketing professional with expertise in branding, and now as a professional photographer and educator. I specialize in conceptual photography, environmental portraits, and often collaborate with other artists to create unique images and books for their design, collections, websites, and headshots. I also share my passion with graduate students as a member of the Academy of Art’s Graduate Photography faculty.

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.