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Lawrence McFarland

Austin, Texas 

(512) 442-2994

 

Home Page (http://www.lawrencemcfarland.com) and (http://www.lawrencemcfarlandphoto.com)

e-mail l_mcfarland@mail.utexas.edu and beavercoyote@mac.com

 

Education:

 

      M.F.A., Photography, University of Nebraska, May 1976

      B.F.A., Photography, Kansas City Art Institute, May 1973

 

Awards and Scholarships:

           

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. New York, New York, 2010-11

National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, 1990-91

 

National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, 1984-85

 

Roster Artist, Art in Public Places, Arizona Commission on the Arts, 1984-90

 

Grant to photograph the Central Arizona Project (Colorado River water delivery system - four photographers), funded by Arizona Commission on the Arts and University of Arizona Foundation; sponsored by Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1984-85

 

Ferguson Grant, Friends of Photography, Carmel, California, 1982

 

National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, 1978-79

 

Employment:

 

Self-employed Artist, 1979-present

 

Appointed the William and Bettye Nowlin, Endowed Professorship in Photography, 2003-Present

 

Professor, Photography, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 1999-2003

 

Associate Professor, Photography, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 1990-1999

 

Assistant Professor, Photography, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 1985-90

 

Assistant Professor/Visiting Artist, Photography, Kansas City Art Institute, Fall 1984

 

Lectures, Residencies, Special Projects:

 

University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, "Voices of Photography" interview for the series, "The Evolution of Contemporary Photography Since the 1970s", I was interviewed and video taped for this collection for about one hour.

 

        Lecture on my work, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savanna, Georgia 2006

 

       Member of Advisory Committee, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savanna, Georgia 2005-2007

 

       Chair of “American Vision”, National Conference for The Society for Photographic Education,
        Austin, Texas, March 2003

 

Member of the National Board, The Society for Photographic Education, 2001-2008

 

Lecture, Art or Artifact: Photographs from the Colorado Plateau,  “Canyonland Vision”, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, (Lectured on my work) 1995

 

Lecture, The Photo Form, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, (Lectured on my work) 1994

 

Lecture, “Views of Italy”, Foto-fest International Festival, College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas, (Lectured on my work) 1994

 

"The Political Landscape:  New Directions in Interpreting the West," a conference sponsored by Anderson Ranch Arts Center and The Society for Photographic Education, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado, 1989

 

“Enchanted Lands/Contested Turfs: Photographic Education and Imagemaking in the 1990’s,” Society for Photographic Education 1990 National Conference, “Photography and Native American Culture,” Santa Fe, New Mexico (Lecture about my work with Native Americans included)

 

Dine'tah/Hajiinei - The Place of Emergence Symposium, sponsored by Vibrant Arts and The Maricopa Community Colleges, Mesa Cultural Center, Arizona, 1989

 

Artist-in-Residence, Hajiinei/Place of Emergence, Sponsored by Chinle Curriculum - Chinle Unified School District #24, Arizona Commission on the Arts, A photographic show to document the Navajo Holy Land which will tour the Navajo reservation and Southwest museums, 1986-87

 

Lecture (own work), Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Pacific Grove, California, 1978

 

Artist-in-Residence, University of Vermont, 1978

 

Artist-in-Residence, Apeiron Workshops, Inc., Millerton, New York, 1977

 

Kansas Album Project, Photographer; James Enyeart, Director, Kansas Bankers Association, Sponsor, 1976

 

Publications:

 

Dancing In The Light, by Tom Nugent, Nebraska Magazine, Winter 2011, pp 24-27
<http://huskeralum.org/communications/nebraska_magazine/documents/11winter/Dancing-In-The-Light.pdf>

Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, Museum of New Mexico Press, The New Mexico History Museum, The Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2009 pp. 237

 

A Short Course in Digital Photography, Barbara London/Jim Stone, Prentice Hall/Pearson, 2009, pp 92-93

 

Photographers of the West:  The Snell & Wilmer Photography Collection, Snell & Wilmer Phoenix, Arizona 2007, pp. 45

 

Passing Through, Settling In, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Texas 2007

 

       A Short Course in Photography, An Introduction to Photographic Technique,
       Barbara London/Jim Stone. Prentice Hall/Pearson, 2006 pp. 164-165

 
        Building a Photographic Library, D. Clarke Evans & Jean Caslin, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, Texas 2001

 

        Lawrence McFarland, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon 2000

 

        The Altered Landscape, University of Nevada Press, Nevada Museum of Art, pp.101-102,       1999

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2008     “Tracing: Images of Italy”, AT&T Education and Executive Conference Center Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

 

2006     “Lawrence McFarland”, University of Notre Dame, Photography Gallery at Riley Hall, 

               Notre Dame, Indiana

 

1999      “Tracing/Searching, Images of the West and Italy. Photographs by Lawrence McFarland”,
              Blue Sky Gallery, Portland Oregon

 

1997      “Immagini Di Due Paesi/Castiglion Fiorentino-Ovest America”, Dragomanni Gallery,  
              
Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

 

              “Searching Italy/Photography’s of Lawrence McFarland”, Helms Fine Art Center,            
              Saint Stephen’s School,  Austin, Texas

 

              “Lawrence McFarland/Panoramas of the West”, Center for Contemporary Arts,  Abilene, Texas

 

              “Lawrence McFarland”, GTE National Headquarters, Fort Worth, Texas

 

1995      “Western Panoramas”, Städtisches Museum Simeonttift Simeonstiftplatz, Trier, Germany

 

1994      “Views of Italy”, Fotofest International, College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2010      "the earth is flat and other truths about the environment", Richman Gallery, Park School of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, Curated by Rick Delaney

 

              "Complimentary Exhibition from the CCP's Collection", as a supplement to the recreation of the "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape" exhibition from 1975, The Center for Creative Photography. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Complimentary Exhibition curated by Shana Lopes

 

              "Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute", The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, Curated by Keith Davis and April Watson.

 

              “Combined”, Visual Arts Center, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas, Austin

 

2009     Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco Texas

 

             “Best Friends: the dog as subject in fine art photography”, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

              “Altered Land, Photography in the 1970’s”, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

2008      “Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe”, Palace of the Governors, The New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
“Through the Lens Contemporary: Contemporary Santa Fe”, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Arts and Design, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe New Mexico

 

               “Atelier 2008: Selections from the University of Texas Art Faculty”, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

 

“Fall Faculty Exhibition”, Creative Research Laboratory, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

 

“Lessons From Rome: the Work of Robert Venturi, Tod Williams, Paul Lewic, and Thomas Phifer”, American Academy in Rome, curated by Smilja Milovanovic-Bertram, Rome, Italy and Austin, Texas

 

 

2007          “Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography”, George Eastman House

International Museum of Photography and Film, Traveling Exhibition until January 2010, Rochester, New York

 

               “Passing Through, Settling In”, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Texas

 

               “Faculty Salon Exhibition”, CRL Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

 

              “VAC Advisory Council Exhibition”, VAC gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

 

 

2006     “Masterworks of American Photography”, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

           

               “The Dream American. Truth and Imagination of a New World”, FOIANOFOTOGRAFIA VIII, Foiano della Chiana, Italy 2006

 

2005      “The Altered Landscape”, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. 2005

                  Collections:

 

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York

Hofstra University, Long Island, New York

Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe

University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman

Atlantic Richfield Corporation

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Getty Oil Company

Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe

Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

Carpenter Center for the Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, Missouri

Canadian Museum of Architecture

Amherst University Museum of Art, Amherst, Massachusetts

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California

Permanent Photography Collection, Tarrant County Junior College, Northeast

            Campus, Hurst, Texas

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Photography Collection,

            University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, California

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Light Works, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Phoenix Arts Commission, City of Phoenix, Arizona

The New Mexico History Museum, Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe,

New Mexico

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York City, New York

 

 


 

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