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Lawrence McFarland

Austin, Texas 

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      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




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




Dancing In The Light, by Tom Nugent, Nebraska Magazine, Winter 2011, pp 24-27

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




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