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Laurie Macfee | CV


MFA Creative Writing/Poetry, Sierra Nevada College, NV  2015

     (thesis committee: Brian Turner, Patricia Smith, Laura McCullough; thesis Byte::Sting)

MA Education & Curriculum Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, NV  2003-2008

MFA Fine Arts Studies, University of South Florida, FL 1991-1993

BFA Photography | BA Liberal Studies, San Jose State University, CA 1990


2019 - present           Program Director, Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley, CA

2018 - 2019               Events and Office Manager, Arts Research Center and Berkeley Center for New Media, UC Berkeley, CA

2016 - 2017               Manager, Writing Program and Grants, Vermont Studio Center, VT

2015 - 2016               Staff Artist, Writing Program Coordinator, Vermont Studio Center, VT

2012 - 2014               Redfield Fellow/Studio Manager: Black Rock Press, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

2013 - 2014               Board Member/Grad Student Rep: Poetry Center, Sierra Nevada College, NV

2009 - 2010               Board Member, Yearly Conference Organizer: Arts Educators of NV, Virginia City, NV

2000 - 2003               Director: Sheppard Contemporary Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

1997 - 2001               Co-Founder (1999-2001), Board Member | President: Youth ArtWorks, Reno, NV

1996 - 1999               Assoc. & Full Curator of Education | Museum School Director: Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

1995 - 1996               Press Assistant: Black Rock Press, University of Nevada, Reno

1992 - 1993               Gallery Assistant: Centre Gallery, University of South Florida, FL

1990 - 1991               Board Member/Secretary: WORKS/San Jose Contemporary Art & Performance, CA



2012 - 2014               Adjunct Faculty, Book Arts: Art Department, University of Nevada, Reno

2005 - 2011               Certified Art Teacher, Beg | Int | Adv Drawing & Art 1/2: Reno High School, NV 

1994 - 2003               Adjunct Faculty, Photography | Gallery Management | Internships: Art Dept., University of NV, Reno, NV

1996 - 1999               Curator of Education, Developed Curricula, Docent Training: Nevada Museum of Art, NV      

1992 - 1993               Teaching Fellow, Photography & Masters of Silent Screen: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL



"Another Year," Rattle, Poet's Respond online, 2020

"New Fault Lines," Washington Square Review, 2019

"Morning," Ninth Letter, forthcoming 2017

"In Beckett's Waiting Room," Tupelo Quarterly 11, 2017

“Shattered,” and “Little Fractures,” Terminus Magazine, 2016

“Bone Music,” Blue Lyra Review, 2016

“We Live All Day Beneath the Stupid Fucking Stars” and “First, Do No Harm,” Big Bell Journal, 2016

“Jogging the Rail Trail Past Parker & Stearns” and “We Were There," Forklift, Ohio, 2015

“On the Shoulder Night of Perseids” as “Enumerations,” by Vermont Studio Center online and in print, 2015

Book Review, “Of Gods & Strangers,” Tina Chang, Four Way Books Online, 2015

Book Review, “Plagiarism Outsource,” Tan Lin, Sierra Nevada Review blog, 2014

Journal Review, Area Sneaks, Sierra Nevada Review blog, 2014

Book Review, “Of Gods & Strangers,” Tina Chang, Sierra Nevada Review blog, 2014

Journal Review, Southern Review, Sierra Nevada Review blog, 2014

Essay, “Nine”, exhibition catalog, Sheppard Contemporary Gallery, 2002

“Nevada in Bloom”, series of 5 poems, Change in the American West, anthology edited by Steven

   Tchudi, University of Nevada Press, 1996

“Nevada in Bloom,” Halcyon: Journal of Literature [Nevada], 1996

“Big Womens One Day,” Brushfire, Journal of Art & Literature, 1994



Photographs, "Project 929," including Aesthetics of Protest,,,,,,, and, etc.  2013-2015

Photographs & catalog text, “Words & Images” catalog for Black Rock Press, Nevada Arts Council, 2014

"Gallery Garage." Reno News & Review 31 Jan. 2002, Vol. 7: 8-9

"Image and Object at Sheppard Gallery." Artweek [San Jose] Feb. 2001

Photograph, "Bay Area’s Biggest Talent." Creative Loafing [Tampa] 17 April 1995

"Foundation’s Exhibit Goes By the Book." Reno Gazette Journal 12 March 1995

"Book Imitates Art." Reno News & Review March 1995 Vol. 1 No. 

"Vigorous and Progressive." St. Petersburg Times: Weekend Section 28 March 1993

"Behind the Screens." Creative Loafing [Tampa, FL] 17 March 1993

"Student Made Flicks Reflect Memories and Ideas." USF Oracle [Tampa, FL] 1 Oct. 1992

Photograph, "Valentine Invitational." San Jose Mercury News 8 February 1991

Photograph, "Computer Art: NCGA Conference." Metro Magazine [San Jose] June 1989

Series of 12 photographs, Food & Culture in America. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1989

CASCr Archeological Site, California State Archeological Archives [Sacramento] 1987


Sundance Bookstore Poetry Month Reading Series, with Sarah Pape, Reno, NV April 2017

Staff Artist Reading, with Ryan Walsh, Vermont Studio Center/ Lowe Lecture Hall, July 2016 (recording)

Page Burner Reading Series, at Waking Windows (15 readers, including Jensen Beach, April Freely, Elizabeth Powell, etc. 3 locations),    

   Burlington, VT  May 2016

Poem CIty Reading, with Major Jackson, Baron Wormser, Kerrin McCadden, Kristin Fogdall, Diana Whitney, etc. Vermont College

   of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT April 2016

Two Pines Reading, thesis, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV  August 2015

Resident Readings (ten 10-minute readings over 18 months), Vermont Studio Center, April 2015 - February 2017)

Open Mic Readings, Sierra Nevada College (six over 2 years), Incline Village and Ireland, 2013 - 2015


Celebrate People’s History: Iraq Veterans Against the War, invitational group portfolio, traveling exhibit to Art ITT, Chicago;

    Ash Street Projects, Portland; UC Davis; University of Texas, San Antonio; IVAW, Denver 2015-2016

Project 929, archive of 250+ photographs, acquisition of permanent collection, Nevada Museum of Art, NV 2015

Sierra Nevada Review, poetry editor, magazine/journal design, Sierra Nevada College, NV 2013-2015

Commemorative Broadsides: designed and hand printed broadsides in collaboration with Jane Hirshfield and Juan Felipe Herrera,

    Poetry Center Grand Opening, SNC 2014

Social Tactics, photographic documentation, Fresno Museum of Art, CA 2014

Project 929/Mapping the Solar: project photographer/videographer, over 5,000 photographs and 15 videos in collaboration with visual      

    artist Joseph DeLappe 2013

RealUNreal 3, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA

La Paloma trans_francisco, photograph, Kulturzentrum Weberhaus, Weiz, Austria

Office Space 2 – Manager’s Games, d3ms collaborative, installation/video, Tel Aviv, Israel

Growing Up Girl, solo exhibition, Churchill County Arts Council Gallery, NV

Poker Face, d3ms collaborative, site specific installation, Works/San Jose, NV

Rubberband Land Speed Sheep Performance, d3ms colllaborative, Black Rock Desert, NV

Counting Sheep, public art project with Artown, d3ms collaborative, Reno, NV

882 27th Avenue, d3ms site specific installation, San Francisco, CA

Barnstorming at the Big Star Ranch, d3ms collaborative, site specific exhibit, Grass Valley, CA

one night collaborative, d3ms site specific installation, Dudley Studios, Reno, NV

Re-Know, d3ms collaborative with Refusalon Gallery SF, Site Santa Fe, NM

Building Desire, solo installation, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno NV

Image & Object, group exhibition, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, NV

Grant Artists Exhibition, Sierra Arts Foundation Gallery, Reno, NV

Photographs, solo, McNamara Gallery, Reno, NV

Word Bound, solo, Getchell Gallery, Reno, NV

One Off, installation segment, Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL

Mildew, Alternative Film and Video Showcase, Public Access TV, Tampa, FL

I.O.U., Video Screening as part of Sexual Subject/Sexual Object: Rethinking the Female Body, "Women in  Photography" Conference,    

     with Barbara DeGeniveve, Tucson, AZ

Photographic Book Art in the United States, Texas Women's University, Denton, and The San Antonio Art Institute, TX

Breaking Boundaries, Solo Installation, Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL

17th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

MFA Review Exhibition, site-specific installation, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Film Structures, Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL

Re: Members II, WORKS/San Jose Contemporary Art & Performance, San Jose, CA

Doing Time, Invitational Exhibition & Auction, SJSU, San Jose, CA

Silent Night, WORKS/San Jose Contemporary Art & Performance, San Jose, CA

Tangibility of Perception, solo, BFA Exhibit/Installation, SJSU Art Gallery, CA

Bay Area Student Show, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Using English Language, solo, San Jose State University Art Gallery, San Jose, CA


2013-2017          Poetry Editor (2013-14) and Journal Designer (2013-16), Sierra Nevada Review, NV

2013-2014          Board Member, Grad Student Rep: Poetry Center, Sierra Nevada College, NV

2009-2010          Board Member, Yearly Conference Organizer: Arts Educators of Nevada

1999-2001          Board Member | Past-President, Youth ArtWorks, NV

1996-2003          Juror, Scholastic Art Awards and Silver Legacy Poster Contest for Youth, NV

1993-1995          Juror | Grants Panelist, Nevada Arts Council, CITY/Arts 2000, & Sierra Arts Foundation

1990-1991          Board Member | Secretary, WORKS/San Jose Contemporary Art & Performance, CA




Spot Award, UC Berkeley, for facilitating the Poetry & the Senses Program, 2020

Semifinalist, Tupelo Quarterly 'Call and Response' Poetry Contest (judge Darcie Dennigan), 2017

Staff Artist, Writing Program Coordinator, 2015-2106

Writing Residency, Vermont Studio Center, 2015

Scholarship for Manuscript Excellence, Sierra Nevada College, 2013 - 2015

Redfield Fellowship in Book Arts, Black Rock Press, NV 2012 – 2014

Jackpot Grant, Nevada Arts Council, 2013

Writing Residency, chashama and cha/North, one month, Pine Plains, NY 2011

Professional Development Grant, Nevada Arts Council 2011

Art Teacher of the Year, with Scholastic Art Awards & Nevada Museum of Art 2011

Website Design, Commissioned by Clark County Library & IDWEB, Reno & Las Vegas, NV 2000

Silver Star Award Recipient, for "Youth ArtWorks," Truckee Meadows Tomorrow, NV 1999

Poster Design, Commissioned by artist, Reno/Tahoe Intnl Airport Public Art Project, NV 1999

Commemorative Broadside Commission, US Mayor’s Conference, NV Arts Council 1998

Professional Artists Grant: Visual Arts, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV 1996

James McMillan Memorial Scholarship in Writing, Honorable Mention, Reno, NV 1996

Broadside Commission, "2nd Annual Poetry Contest," Black Rock Press, Reno, NV 1996

Invited Juror, Grants & Exhibition Committees, CITY Arts 2000 & Sierra Arts Foundation 1994-95

Broadside Commission, "DeBeauvoir," for Women Studies Annual Conference, Reno, NV 1994

James Rosenquist Award, "17th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition," USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

     Juror: Louis Grachos, Curator, Center for Fine Arts, Miami, FL 1993

Photographer, Commissioned by artist, "One Big Universe" CD Project, Anna O., FL 1993

Videographer, AIDS Program, Commissioned by Hospice of Hillsborough Co., FL 1992-93

Graduate Assistantships, Art Department, University of South Florida 1992-93

Scholarship Award, Art Department, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 1989




Artist Lecture: Western Regional Society for Photographic Education Conference, CA 2003

Art Bite Lecture: Nevada Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Carnegie Exhibit, Reno, NV 2003

Docent Lectures: Nevada Museum of Art, on methods of addressing contemporary art, Reno, NV 2003

Panelist & Moderator: Meanwhile Back at the Ranch: Contemporary Practice in Northern Nevada, Capital City Arts Initiative,

     Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, NV 2003

Artist Lecture: Growing Up Girl exhibition, Churchill County Arts Council Gallery, NV 2003

Artist Lecture: Building Desire exhibition, Sheppard Gallery, NV 2002

Lecture, "Grant Writing" Gallery Management Class, University of Nevada, Reno 2000

Artist Presentation: "Image & Object" exhibit, University of Nevada, Reno 1999

Curator Lecture, "By the Book" exhibition, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV 1995

Lecture on Book Art: University of Nevada, Reno, NV 1994

Co-Presenter, "Women, Art, & Power", Southeastern Women's Studies Conference, FL 1992

2010 - present

2010 - present

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