Bio

 

Laurie Macfee is a poet, artist, educator, and art administrator. From 2015-2017 she served as coordinator then manager of the writing program at Vermont Studio Center, and currently is the program director for the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley. Writing publications include Forklift, Ohio; Ninth Letter; Washington Square Review; Tupelo Quarterly; Rattle; Jet Fuel; and the anthology Change in the American West, among others. For over 15 years she's worked in non-profit arts admin including as a director of the Sheppard Gallery at UNR, museum school director and curator of education at the Nevada Museum of Art, and co-founder of an art apprenticeship program for at-risk youth. She was part of the art collaborative d3ms (the m!), and has shown her artwork nationally and abroad. Her photographs of Joseph DeLappe's 10-day performative action Project 929 have been published widely including hyperallergic.com, contemporaryperformance.com, and artthreat.net, and over 200 were added to NMA's permanent collection. Other exhibitions include Book Arts in the United States, and La Paloma trans_francisco, Austria. From 2012-2014, she was the Redfield Fellow at the Black Rock Press, and taught book arts, gallery management, and photography at University of Nevada, Reno. She served as designer for three years of the Sierra Nevada Review, and poetry editor for one. 

She earned her MFA Creative Writing in poetry from Sierra Nevada College in 2015. 

She has a BFA Photography and BA Liberal Studies from San Jose State University, 

studied in the MFA Fine Arts program at University of South Florida, and the MA Ed program at University of Nevada, Reno.