Elizabeth M. Claffey

Education
Master of Fine Arts & Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, Texas Woman’s University
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, Earlham College


Solo Exhibitions
The Ordinary and the Domestic, Cochenour Gallery, Georgetown, KY. 2017
Mother's Milk, Father's Blood, Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass, OR. 2016
Mother's Milk, Father's Blood, West Gallery, Texas Woman's University, 2015
Te Lumshen Duart, Zeta Gallery, Tirana, Albania. 2013
Uniforma, Miza Gallery, Tirana, Albania. 2013
Blood Work, College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID. 2012
Emerging Artist Exhibition, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO. 2011
Blood Lines, West Gallery, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. 2011


Group Exhibitions

2017
Half-Truth, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
4th National Louisiana Biennial, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA. 

2016
Flesh & Blood, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Atyppical Typogrophies, Clyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO.
Masur Museum of Art 53rd Annual Juried Competition, Monroe, LA.
Art From the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN.
The Mother Load, Hannah Maclure Center, Scotland, UK
Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood, Elder Gallery, Lincoln, NE.
Faculty Exhibition, The Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

2015
Evidence and Advocacy: SPE Northeast Regional Member Juried Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA.
Taking Place: Documentary Photography by Elizabeth M. Claffey and Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo, Shircliff Gallery of Art, Vincennes, IN. 
Focus: The Portrait, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. Juror: Amy Arbus
Consciousness & Conflict Resolution: Photographic Impressions of Earth and Its People, The Loft at 600 F, Washington DC. 

2014
Editions of Grandeur, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR.
Figures | Contexts, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT.
Reminiscing the Book, Shircliff Gallery of Art, Vincennes, IN

2013
Borders, Berlin Fulbright Exhibition, Staycation Museum, Berlin, German.
Ticka Arts Exhibition, O2 Gallery, Austin, TX.
School of Art & Visual Studies Faculty Exhibition, Lexington, KY.

2012
Interplay: Photographer’s Focus on the Book, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR. 
Intimacy & Voyeurism, Women’s Caucus Exhibition, California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA.
Women’s Works, Northwest Area Arts Council, Woodstock, IL.
Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR. 

2011
Stitches: Healing Body & Mind, 010 Gallery, Denton, TX.
Symbiosis, 11th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.
Galerie Huit Open Salon Photography Competition, Galerie Huit, Arles, France.
Developed Work 2011 National Photography Fellowship Competition, Center Gallery at the Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS.
Woman as Photographer: Picturing Life as a Woman, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN.
National Juried Exhibition, Steenbock Gallery, Madison, WI.
Louisiana Purchase, School of the Arts Gallery, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA.
Human + Being, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
ISTORIA: Exploration in Contemporary Narrative, UTSA Satellite Space, Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX.
Evolutionaries: Art and Healing, Houston Community College Central Gallery, Houston, TX.
Eye on the World, Spokane Public Library Gallery, SPENW Conference, Spokane Falls, WA.
43rd Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX.
Biennial Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Boise State University, Boise, ID.
Postcards From the Edge, CRG Gallery, New York, NY.
Rising Eyes of Texas 2011: Emerging Student Artists From Across the State, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport TX.
Voertman’s Juried Student Exhibition, East Gallery, Denton, TX 
Five x Seven, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX.

2010
Onward ’10,Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
The Human Condition, Castell Photography, Asheville, NC.
500X Expo: College, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Photo Book Works, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO.
Book Power!, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR.
9 x 12, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX.
Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN.
Rising Eyes of Texas 2010: Emerging Student Artists From Across the State, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport TX.
Spirit of the Times, SCSPE Student Show, Fayetteville, AK.
The Alliance Show, East and West Galleries, Denton, TX.
The Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, West Gallery, Denton, TX.
Voertman’s Juried Student Exhibition, East Gallery, Denton, TX.
UArts SPE Pinup Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
Artist Showcase, The Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX.
Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium, Denton, TX.
The Pin-Up, 010 Gallery, Denton, TX.

2009
UNT Libraries’ Artists’ Books Competition, Willis Library, Denton, TX.
Art Alliance Juried Exhibition, East Gallery, Denton, TX.
The Extended Moment, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA.
Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium, Denton, TX.

2008
Toledo Friends of Photography 2008 National Juried Photographic Exhibition,
University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, Toledo, OH.

2007
INDWELLING: Living in the Female Body, The Cooper Union Gallery, New York, NY.


Awards & Select Publications

2016 - 2017
Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration, and Short Term Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University, IN.

2014
4th International Photography Annual, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2013
Winner, Creative Quarterly, Issue 31 (summer), New York, NY.
Single Image Honorable Mention, Spirit of Place, Maine Media Workshops, Camden, ME.

2012
J. William Fulbright Fellowship, International Institute of Exchange, New York, NY. Full research grant awarded in Fine Art Photography
Critical Mass Finalist, Photo Lucida, Portland, OR.
Santa Fe Review, Center, Santa Fe, NM.
“Pink Ribbon Blues,” 2nd Edition, Gayle Sulik, Oxford University Press.
2nd Place Exhibition Award, Women’s Works, Northwest Area Arts Council, Woodstock, IL.
2012 Northwest Society of Photographic Education Travel Scholarship Award, Intimacy & Voyeurism, San Francisco, CA.

2011
Critical Mass Finalist, Photo Lucida, Portland, OR.
“Blood Lines,” PDN Magazine, vol. XXXI, pg. 155, June 2011.
PDN Magazine, student recipient of a photo annual award, New York, NY.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Former Student Association, Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX.
Director’s Honorable Mention, Human+Being, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Finalist, Best of College Photography 2011, Photographer’s Forum, Santa Barbara, CA.
Rowena Caldwell Elkins Memorial Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.
Julia Hill Atwell and Mary Marshall Memorial Endowment Fund, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.

2010
Student/Emerging Artist Exhibition Grant, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO.
“500X’s College Show Offers Sneak Peek at Art Scene’s Future,” D Magazine, Oct 28, 2010 Review by Lucia Simek.
2010 South Central Society of Photographic Education Student Travel Scholarship Award, Spirit of the Times, Fayetteville, AR.
Rowena Caldwell Elkins Memorial Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.
Julia Hill Atwell and Mary Marshall Memorial Endowment Fund, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.

2009
Society of Photographic Scholarship Award, Sprawl 46th National Conference, Dallas, TX.
Rowena Caldwell Elkins Memorial Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.
Emmy Award Contributor, NBC Universal Studios, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, 2006-07 New York City.
“The Home Front: Families Dealing with Loved Ones at War,” Korean Photo Monthly, vol. 464, pgs. 158-161, September 2006.
“Until Their Feet Leave the Sand,” Salt Magazine: Telling Maine Stories, vol. 60/61, pgs. 4-17, 2006
Eddie Adams Workshop, Barnstorm XVIII, Jeffersonville, NY. 2005
The Washington Times Internship, A position awarded through The Eddie Adams Workshop. 2006
Canon Light Scholarship Award, 2005 recipient, New York, NY. 2005
PDN Magazine, student recipient of a photo annual award, New York, NY. 2005
“The Home Front: Families Dealing with Loved Ones at War,” PDN Magazine, vol. xxv, pg. 155, May 2005.
“Todo Cambia, Everything Changes,” Yankee Magazine, pgs. 68-75, November 2004. 2004


Visiting Lectures/Panel Discussions
Artist Lecture, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 10/10/2016
Panel Chair, Mothering on the Tenure Track: Paths for Choice and Empowerment, Midwest Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, St. Louis, MO. 10/08/2016
Artist Lecture, Exposure Lecture Series, Cincinnati Art Museum & University of Cincinnati, OH. 04/07/2016
Artist Lecture, Miami Beach Urban Studios, Florida International University, Miami, FL. 03/23/2016
Artist Lecture, West Gallery, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. 09/02/2015
Art, Identity, & Activism, Keynote Lecture, Focus Fest, Milwaukee, WI. 12/06/2014
Artist Lecture, Society for Photographic Education Northwest, Seattle, WA. 11/08/2013
Artist Lecture, Professional Practices, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 09/20/2013
Digital Media and the Unintentional Story: How Technologies Transform Daily Lives into Digital Stories, Create, Act, Change: 5th International Digital Storytelling Conference, Ankara, Turkey. 05/08/2013
Artist Lecture, Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, Prague, Czech Republic. 04/18/2013
Artist Lecture, Marywood University (via Skype), Scranton, PA. 02/15/2013
Race and Representation: African American Artists and the (re)Telling of History
University of New York (Tirana) 03/06/2013
Faculty of Foreign Language 02/27/2013
American Corner (National Library) 02/26/2013
High School of Foreign Languages 02/25/2013
Artist lecture, Texas Women’s University (via Skype), Denton, TX. 11/13/2012
Artist lecture, College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID. 04/26/2012
Artist lecture, Earlham College, Richmond, IN. 03/05/2012
Photography: The Moments in Between, SPENW Regional Conference, Spokane Falls, WA. 11/04/2011
Gallery lecture, Houston Community College Central, Center Gallery, Houston, TX. 06/22/2011
Human Subject as Theme, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. 03/23/2011
Artist lecture, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN. 01/12/2011
Artist lecture, South Central SPE Regional Conference, Fayetteville, AR. 10/09/2010
Artist lecture, Youngstown State University (via Skype), Youngstown, OH. 08/25/2010
Maquilopolis, public panel organized by the Women’s Studies Department, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. 04/26/2010
A Visual Autobiography, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA. 09/06/2007
Artist lecture, Habitat for Humanity’s Media Seminar, Cluj, Romania. 06/30/2007
Exposures: Developing Storytelling Through Images, Wheaton College, Norton, MA. 03/26/2007



Permanent Collections/Archives
Harris Fine Arts Library, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Zeta Gallery, Tirana, Albania.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX. 
Frick Fine Arts Library, Pittsburgh, PA. 
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
The Kinsey Institute Collection, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX. 
The Bangor Daily News, Bangor, ME. 
The Washington Times, Washington D.C. 
Salt Gallery, Portland, ME.
NBC Universal Studios, New York City. 

 
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