EDUCATION

 

2014     Portland State University, Masters of Fine Arts in Art + Social Practice

2003     Princeton University: AB in Comparative Literature, Visual Arts, Creative Writing; Magna Cum Laude

2006-8  Arizona State University: Graduate photo courses

2002     State University of New York, Buffalo/University of Havana: Study Abroad program in Cuba

  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2011     THE LOCAL, Global Gallery, HeadOn Photo Festival; Sydney, Australia

2011     The Californian, King’s Artist-Run-Initiative; Melbourne, Australia

2011     THE LOCAL, Yarra Sculpture Space; Melbourne, Australia

2009     Refugee Status at School, eye lounge gallery; Phoenix, Arizona

2009     FUSE, Arizona Historical Society; Phoenix, Arizona      

2008     Cousins, eye lounge gallery; Phoenix, Arizona                        

2008     FUSE: Portraits of Refugee Households in Metropolitan Phoenix, ASU Museum of Anthropology; Tempe, Arizona

2007     Redwood and Blue, eye lounge gallery; Phoenix, Arizona                                                           

 

HONORS, AWARDS & FUNDING

 

2011     Successful $7,000 Kickstarter Campaign for THE LOCAL

2008     Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Artist Grant Award                         

2008     Artist Projects Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts

2008     Ted Decker Catalyst Fund grant

2008     Public Art Commission from the City of Phoenix

2007     Creative Capital last round finalist

2005     Princeton in Africa Fellow, IRC Tanzania

2003     Lucas Graphics Prize, Princeton University

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2013    Shine a Light, Portland Art Museum

2012     Only Birds Sing the Music of Heaven in this World, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art

2010     Emmet Gowin, a Collective Portrait, Princeton University Art Museum

2009     Contemporary Forum Prizewinners, Phoenix Museum of Art

2009     Mark Gordon Alta Lofts; Phoenix, Arizona

2009     6x6, eye lounge gallery; Phoenix, Arizona

2008-10 Selected photographs from FUSE exhibited in a storefront on Mill Avenue; Tempe, Arizona

2008     The Immigrant Child, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University

2008     Cold Sweat, Hotcakes Gallery; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2008     The Portrait, Shemer Art Center; Phoenix, AZ

2008     6x6, eye lounge gallery; Phoenix, Arizona

2007     The Visual Text Project, Phoenix Public Library

2007     The Visual Text Project, Phoenix Book Fair

2007     6x6, eye lounge gallery; Phoenix, Arizona

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2014        (expected) Conversations on Photo-Based Social Practice (working title), Publication Studio; Portland, Oregon

2010        Fazal Sheikh: Vulnerability and Fear and Openness, Exposure, The Society for Photographic Education, Fall Issue

2009-10 Primary author, The PhotoPhilanthropy Blog (read by approximately 1,000 people/week)

2010        Image as Oppressor, Soundscapes online journal, http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/EDITORIAL/oped1207.shtml

 

TEACHING & WORKSHOPS

 

2013    Hunter Gatherer: The Art of the Interview, The Power of Story,The Thacher School; Ojai, California

2012-14 Mentor, Southern Exposure One-on-One Mentorship Program; San Francisco, California

2013     Memorybildia: Conversations about family stories, Two workshops conducted with high school students at Trillium Charter School; Portland

2010     Photography 101 workshops, InfoXchange, Fitzroy Housing Estate; Melbourne, Australia

2010     Telling Stories, Strategic Communications workshop for Engineers Without Borders; Melbourne, Australia

2008     Mentored and supervised students in the Arizona State University museum studies class taught by Judy Newland

2007     4 x 5 Polaroid Photography, for female juvenile sex offenders in residence at the Youth Development Institute; Phoenix, Arizona

2005     High School English and Photography Teacher, The Thacher School, Ojai California.

2001     High School English and Math Teacher, Eshibinga Secondary School; Eshibinga, Kenya (8 weeks)

 

COLLECTIONS

 

The Melbourne Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum

The Arizona State University Art Museum

  

PROJECTS

 

2013     Marginalia was created through a residency with the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA); in collaboration with Gemma-Rose Turnbull and Jeffrey Wright. The project consisted of a set of postcards made from images Gemma and I took inside the books of PICA’s reading room (one from each category within the library). Questions from Paul Ramirez Jonas’ list of questions about social practice were inserted into each book a where a photograph had been taken. We gifted PICA a copy of Billy Collins’ Sailing Alone Around the Room, which contains the poem “Marginalia.” 9 sets of postcards were distributed, and PICA has the files to print on demand.

2013     Memorybildia was a suite of small projects about family history done in collaboration with artists Sharita Towne, Betty Marin and Gemma-Rose Turnbull. A conversation-based work occurred at the Portland Art Museum for Shine a Light 2013. Workshops were held at Trillium Charter School. A free family photo day took place at Field Work (the PSU Art and Social Practice Program space at 11th and Jefferson St. in Portland). And an installation asking questions about family history and family stories occupied the windows of Field Work throughout the month of May.

2011     THE LOCAL was a multilayered project designed to increase the density of relationships in Fitzroy, the neighborhood where I lived for two years in Melbourne, Australia. It consisted of a series of portraits, interviews, partnerships, exhibitions and events. The project focused on cultural identity, asking the questions: What have you let go of in order to merge with mainstream culture? And what do you hold on to in order to feel like yourself?

2010     Dialogues on Country was a study tour collaboratively created with a team from Engineers Without Borders Australia. We did a 4,000 km driving trip during which we spoke with a wide variety of people about Indigenous Australian perspectives on land and water management issues. I designed a communications project for the tour called The Postcard Project, through which we created both analog and digital postcards to make the experience accessible to a secondary audience.

2009     Refugee Status at School was a series of portraits and interviews made in collaboration with Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees. We invited students and families with refugee status in Phoenix, Arizona to describe their experiences merging with the American education system. It culminated in an exhibition in downtown Phoenix.

2008     FUSE: Portraits of Resettled Refugee Households in Metropolitan Phoenix was a collaboration with Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees. They introduced me to their clients in the refugee community in exchange for use of the images I made for fundraising and promotional purposes. I interviewed and photographed participants for an exhibition at the Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology, and organized for all participants to be able to attend the opening. That show traveled to the Arizona Historical Society, and selected images were displayed in venues around the university and along Mill Avenue.

 

PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHY (selected)

 

2010      Emmet Gowin, a Collective Portrait, Princeton University Art Museum Catalogue

2006-9   Photographs published in the Arizona State University Community Camera every two weeks.

2004      Go Wild in New York, a children’s book by Brad Matsen

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2011     Cormack, Bridget, “Out and About” The Australian, March 11, 2011

2011     Demetrios, Llisa, Powers of Ten blog on THE LOCAL

http://blog.powersof10.com/?p=2244

2011     Melbourne Museum’s Bunjilaka Blog on THE LOCAL

http://museumvictoria.com.au/bunjilaka/about-us/redevelopment/blog/feb-2011/lucy/

2009     Downtown Phoenix Journal on Refugee Status at School

http://www.downtownphoenixjournal.com/2009/04/07/eliza-gregory-eye-lounge-refugee-status-school/

2008         www.artistaday.com on September 27th

http://www.artistaday.com/?p=2282

2008     Phoenix New Times article on FUSE and Eliza Gregory

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2008-04-10/calendar/alien-encounters/

2008     Arizona Republic article on FUSE

http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/2008/03/31/20080331tr-refugees0402.html

2008     Phoenix New Times article on Art Detour at the eye lounge: photograph published

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2008-03-06/culture/put-the-tour-back-into-art-detour-with-this-list-of-must-see-galleries/

2008     Prensa Hispana on FUSE

www.prensahispanaaz.com (accessible via the archives, April 2, 2008, page B6)

 

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

2012-14            Grantwriter, Portland State University Art and Social Practice Program

2009-10            Social Media Manager, PhotoPhilanthropy                                      

2008-9              Strategic Communications Specialist, Office of University Initiatives, Office of the President of Arizona State University

2007-8              Project Specialist, Office of University Initiatives, Office of the President of Arizona State University

2005                 Princeton in Africa Fellow, Program Assistant, International Rescue Committee Tanzania Program

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

2014     Photography and Social Practice, panel organizer and moderator, Open Engagement Conference, Queens Museum; New York, New York

2013      Artist talk, Mildred’s Lane, Narrowsburg, Pennsylvania

2013      Twin Lens Reflex: An articulation of the aesthetics of photo-based social practice, Beyond the Impasse: Exploring New Thinking in Communication & Social Change Conference, Center for Communication & Social Change, University of Queensland; Brisbane, Australia

2012      Student Presenter, the Creative Time Summit; New York, New York

2013      Artist talk, Gregory Sale’s Intermedia graduate workshop, Arizona State University

2012     Curation and Innovation within Social Practice, organizer and moderator, Open Engagement Conference, Portland State University; Portland

2011      Photojournalism with a Cause, panel presenter, HeadOn Photo Festival; Sydney, Australia

2011     Informal artist talks given throughout the run of THE LOCAL, Yarra Sculpture Space; Melbourne, Australia

2010     Lecture, Monash University Lunch-Time Art Forum; Melbourne, Australia

2009     Artists on Artists: Rooted in the Real, Artist talk, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

2009     Lecture, ARA 394—Marketing for Artists, taught by Kjellgren Alkire, Arizona State University

2008     Formal and informal artist talks given in conjunction with FUSE to high school students, ASU students, ASU community members, and the public.

2008     Artist talk, Betsy Schneider’s Portraiture Class, Arizona State University

2007     Resettled Refugees in the Media, panel speaker, Beyond Flight: Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program Annual Conference; Phoenix, Arizona

2006     Artist talk, Ojai Rotary Club; Ojai, California

2006     NGO’s and the Princeton In Africa experience, lecture, The Thacher School; Ojai, California

2006     Artist talk, Betsy Schneider’s Portraiture Class, Arizona State University

2006     Artist talk, Emmet Gowin’s Advanced Problems in Photography Class, Princeton University

2003     Artist talk, Emmet Gowin’s Advanced Problems in Photography Class, Princeton University

 

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER


2006-9             Community Camera, Office of University Initiatives, Office of the President of ASU

2006-8             Photographer for the International Rescue Committee, Phoenix office

2005                International Rescue Committee Tanzania Program Assistant

2003-4             Freelance Photographer and Photographic Assistant in New York. 

Ongoing            Weddings. RARELY. But consistently.

 

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

 

2012-    Alumni Council Member, The Thacher School; Ojai, California

2012, 2014   Student organizer and presenter, Open Engagement Conference

2007-10 Member and Co-president, eye lounge co-operative gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2006-9   Alumni Interviewer, Central and East Africa, Princeton Admissions

2006-8   Literacy Tutor, International Rescue Committee; Phoenix, Arizona

  

LANGUAGES

 

Spanish—fluent

Italian—good reading comprehension, beginning level speech and writing

French—good reading comprehension, beginning level speech and writing

Kiswahili—beginning conversation and pleasantries

English—native

  

WEBSITES


Artist website: www.elizagregory.com

Memorybildia: http://memorybildia.com/

THE LOCAL: www.holdon-letgo.com

Dialogues on Country, The Postcard Project: http://www.ewb.org.au/explore/initiatives/doc/docteam/postcardproject

The PhotoPhilanthropy Blog (archived): http://elizagregory.wordpress.com/

Arizona State University Community Portal: http://community.asu.edu/