Artist Resume

Exhibitions

2016

  • Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA: “Building Community”, March 11 – April 29, 2016

2015

  • 2015 Fall Members Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, “Oldsmobile” and “Scamp”. Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director Griffin Museum.
  • Semifinalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
  • 18th Annual Regional Show, Newburyport Art Association, “Mid-Century Post Modern”.  Juror: Juror: Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscope Magazine
  • Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA:  “A View From Collier Heights”, May 13 – Aug 23.
  • 2015 Winter Members Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, “The Three Judges” and “Place”.  Juror:  Peter Alpers, Alpers Gallery, Andover, Ma.
  • “Seeking Structures of Comfort” at Fort Point Art Community Gallery, Boston, MA, July 9 –Aug 30.  Juror: Andrew Witkin, Gallery Director of Barbara Krakow Gallery
  • “The 17th Annual Postcards from the Edge Visual AIDS Benefit” at Luhring Augustine January 2015

2014

  • “Your Work Here 2.0” at Photographic Resource Center, November 2014 – January 2015
  • Atlanta Photography Group – Portfolio 2014 – alternate. Juror: Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
  • Edition Lidu – Art Books Wanted International Award Shortlist
  • Photolucida Critical Mass 2014 Finalist
  • 9th Annual Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA, July 18th-August 22nd
  • “Other Worlds” at MassArt graduate film screening. Jury:  Jenny Plante, Soon-mi Yoo
  • The Cyclorama Show: SMFA 2014 Thesis Exhibition, Cyclorama, Boston, MA, May 13 – May 18th
  • “One Hot Night”, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA, May 5th
  • ’14 Annual Film and Anim, Juried Selection if Moving Images at SFMA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, April 23rd
  • “uDOCUMENTA (1/3)”, Collaborative Show, Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA, May 2 – 5th
  • “Massachusetts”, 263 Gallery, Cambridge, MA, “Hendrie”, March 20 – April 12.  Juror: Dina Deitsch (Curator of Contemporary Art, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA).    
  • Photo Area Show, School at the Museum of Fine Arts, March 18 – April 2
  • Things We Carry: Objects in America”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA– March 8 – Aug 17

2013

  • Collier Heights – Photographic Resource Center – Sept 3 – Oct 12, 2013.  Curator:  Francine Weiss, Ph.D.
  • ’13 Annual Film and Anim, Juried Selection of Moving Images from SMFA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, April 25th
  • 15th Annual Regional Show, Newburyport Art Association, “Arrival”, Prevailing Freedom”, “Reflections in Parallel”.  Juror: Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • One Minute Vid-Fest, Reach Fest, East Hampton, MA
  • PRC Student Show, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University

2012

  • Photo Show – School at the Museum of Fine Arts – October 2012
  • Atelier 16 – Griffin Museum of Photography – October 2012
  • EPHEMERA – Solo Show at The Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts – Newburyport, MA.
  • 14th Annual Regional Juried show, Newburyport Art Association, “Hendrie” and “Jacob”.  Juror:  Brian Allen, Director, Addison Gallery, Phillips Andover Academy, – Andover, MA.

2011

  • Alternative Focus, Davis Gallery, Worcester, MA “Casino”, “Cranes”, and “Banchee”.
  • Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Featured Artists – “Without Love – Death” Northeast Exposure Online.
  • Brush Art Gallery:  For The Birds, Lowell, MA  “Oreo” May – June 2010, Juror: David Allen Sibley author, illustrator and ornithologist.
  • 14th Annual Regional Show, Newburyport Art Association, “Pemaquid” and “Coterie”.  Juror: Christine McCarthy – Executive Director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum
  • Light Factory’s 4th Juried Annuale, Charlotte, NC, “Persona”.  Juror: Dr. Susan H. Edwards, Executive Director and CEO of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville
  • UMaine Museum of Art, Photo National 2011, Bangor, ME.  Jurors: Brian Paul Clamp and George Kinghorn.

2010

  • Graduation Exhibit – Maine Media College – Asymmetrick Arts, Rockland, ME.
  • 13th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, “Ropes” Juror:  William Stover, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • Illuminations Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

2009

  • Winter Member’s Show, Newburyport Art Association – “Promise”, Juror:  Marc Mitchell, Director Ad Interim, Boston University Art Gallery
  • Fall Member’s Show Newburyport Art Association – “Oreo”, Juror:  Ron Crusan, Director Oqunquit Museum of American Art
  • 12th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association – “Where the Blue Begins”, Juror: John Stomberg, Deputy Director/Chief Curator, Williams College Museum of Art

 Honors, Awards/Grants, Residencies

2016

  • Hambidge Creative Residency Program, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Science, Rabun Gap, Georgia – March 15 – March 28, 2016

2015

  • Wildacres Residency, Little Switzerland, NC – September 21 – October 4, 2015
  • Best in Photography, 18th Annual Regional Show, Newburyport Art Association, “Mid-Century Post Modern”.  Juror: Juror: Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscope Magazine

2014

  • Jones & Bartlet Learning Award, The Passing of Collier Heights, Print on demand artist’s publication
  • The Puffin Foundation Ltd. Award

2013

  • Students Curate Students “Things We Carry: Objects in America”
  • President’s Research Award School of Museum of Fine Arts
  • School of Art & Science/School of Engineering Graduate Research Award, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2012

  • President’s Research Award School of Museum of Fine Arts
  • School of Art & Science/School of Engineering Graduate Research Award, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • Best in Show and Photography, 15th Regional Show at Newburyport Art Association – “Jacob”

2011

  • Director’s Purchase Award UMAINE Museum of Art – “Hendrie”

2010

  • Best in Show, Winter Member’s Show Newburyport Art Association – “Father and Daughter”
  • Maine Media College Paul Caponigro Scholarship

2009

  •  Maine Frame Photo Book Contest and Blurb Book (Portraits, Places, Documentary)
  •  Boston Globe Award, High School, acrylic

Collections

  • UMAINE Museum of Art

 Bibliography

  • Picture Stories 2014 collaboration between illustration and painting students of Edinburgh College of Art, UK and students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA
  • Madeleine de Sinety:  Photographs, Portland Museum of Art Gallery Catalog, (Sept 2011)
  • Coastal Mountains Land Trust Newsletter (May 2010)
  • Haverhill Gazette:  “Nostalgic Charm Tops Winter Art Show” (January 14, 2010)

Selected Reviews, Publications, Interviews

  • Anulfo Baez, “Telling Other People’s Stories: Lydia Harris on Documenting a Mid-Century Modern Neighborhood in Atlanta”, The Evolving Critic, April 22, 2016
  • Photo Essay by Lydia A. Harris, “Brick by Brick: Atlanta’s Collier Heights”, Southern Spaces April 20, 2016
  • Mark Feeney, “Artist Attempt the Identity Riddle”, The Boston Globe, September 9, 2013
  • Haverhill Gazette: “Nostalgic Charm Tops Winter Art Show” (January 14, 2010)
  • Alexandra Pecci, “What is Eco-Art?”, Eagle Tribune, December 11, 2008

Related Experience

  • Visiting Artist in Photography, Dept. of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University – Spring 2014
  • Intern at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University – Dec 2013 – Apr 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant in Edit and Post Production, The School at the Museum of Fine Arts – Spring 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant in Large Format Photography, The School at the Museum of Fine Arts – Spring 2013
  • Visiting Artist in Photography, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA Fall 2012
  • Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair photographer – 2010 – 2012
  • Groundwork Lawrence Volunteer Photographer: Earth Day Event – 2011 – 2012
  • Fundraising Calendar Photographer for Upper Dam Association and Rocks Village Memorial Association – 2009 – 2012
  • Massachusetts Public Health Association Volunteer Photographer for Act FRESH Agenda: Priorities for Healthy Places, 2011-2012

Education

  • Masters of Fine Art, Tufts University and School of Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA – May 2014
  • Museum Studies Certificate – Tufts University – May 2014
  • Atelier – Griffin Museum March – June 2012 – Karen Davis
  • Maine Media College Professional Certificate Program Sept 2009 – May 2010
  • Maine Media Workshops:  The Portfolio – July 2009 – Brenton Hamilton
  • Maine Media Workshops:  The Streets of Paris May 2009 – Peter Turnley
  • New England School of Photography:  Advanced Digital Winter 2009
  • Maine Media Workshops:  Light, Gesture and Color – Aug 2008 – Jay Maisel
  • Project Management Certificate from Boston University
  • Masters of General Administration in Procurement and Contract Management Track, University of Maryland, School of Science and Technology 1995
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology 1984- University of Maine, Orono, ME

Professional Affiliations

  • Photographic Resource Center – Boston MA
  • Atlanta Photography Group – Atlanta GA
  • The Light Factory – Charlotte NC
  • Newburyport Art Association – Newburyport MA
  • Rocks Village Memorial Association – Haverhill MA