b. 1986, Nagambie, Australia

Lives and works in Columbus, Ohio

 

EDUCATION

2019 MFA (candidate), The Ohio State University, United States

2015 BA summa cum laude, Studio Art, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

2006 Dip(Arts), Applied Photography, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2017 A Continued Conversation, Murray Art Museum Albury, Australia

2017 The Space Between Us, National General Assembly, Australian Local Government Association, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia

2013 Screening: Living Home, Tallangatta Valley Hall, Australia

2010 Creators Artspace, Wodonga, Australia

2010 Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Legacies, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, California, United States

2017 CODA, The Ohio State University MFA Second-Year Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio, United States

2017 The Branches Are Hope; The Roots Are Memory, Miloti: Program One, The Mini Microcinema, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

2017 The Space Between Us, National General Assembly, Australian Local Government Association, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia

2017 Head On Portrait Prize, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney Museum, Australia

2017 The Branches Are Hope; The Roots Are Memory, Miloti: Program One, Milo Arts, Columbus, Ohio, United States

2017 Making Art Is A Mistake, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, United States

2016 MAMA Art Prize, Murray Art Museum Albury, Australia

2016 Open Show, Los Angeles Art Association, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

2015 Gallery-of-Solutions: Artists Respond to Human Behaviour and the Environment, curated by Kim Abeles, Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

2015 Senior Projects, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

2015 La Finesse De la Nuit, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

2015 Undergraduate Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

2014 La Finesse De la Nuit, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

2011 Celebrating Women in Photography, Art Est. Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009 Celebrating Women in Photography, Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), Melbourne, Australia

2006 Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia

2006 Graduate Exhibition, Melbourne Polytechnic, Open Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2006 Australian Professional Photography Awards Travelling Exhibition, Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), Australia

2006 Fuji Site Unseen Travelling Exhibition, Australia

 

RESIDENCIES

2014 - 16 Center for the Art of Performance, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

 

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2017 Arts and Humanities Graduate Research Small Grants Program, The Ohio State University

2016 Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship, The Ohio State University

2015 Undergraduate Alumni Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

2014 Undergraduate Alumni Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

2014 Undergraduate Student Engagement in Creative Activity Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

2014 Associated Students, Inc. Student Achievement Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

2013 Project Grant, The Regional Art Fund, Australian Federal Government, Australia

2006 Spotless Scholarship, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2017 Head On Portrait Prize Semi FinalistSydney Museum, New South Wales, Australia

2016 MAMA Art Prize Finalist, Murray Art Museum Albury, Australia

2007 Outstanding Student of the Year Finalist, Victorian Training Awards, State Government of Victoria, Australia

2007 Outstanding Student of the Year Finalist, SpArta Arts and Culture Award, Australia

2007 Projections Finalist, Australian Commercial and Media Photographers Association (ACMP), Australia

2006 Student Photographer of the Year, Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), Australia

2006 Student of the Year, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 OSU Graduate Administrative Associate, Ann Hamilton Studio, Columbus, Ohio

2016 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art, California State University, Los Angeles

2015 The Symphonic Body UCLA, collaboration with Ann Carlson, commissioned by Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

2015 Photographer, The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA

2014 - 15 Photograph Archivist, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles

2011 Photographer, Tower Suites, Choreographer/Dancer/Producer Ros Warby, Director/Designer Margie Medlin

2011 Motion Control Operator, 10,000 Paper Planes, Visual Artist Ross Coulter

2011 Motion Control Assistant, BFG Motion, Motion Control Operator/Cinematographer Gerald Thompson

2007 - 08 Camera Assistant, Mary and Max stop motion claymation feature film, Writer and Director Adam Elliot

 

PRESS

Brown, Annie. "Visual Artist Calista Lyon Photographs Her Regional Home Town of Tallangatta Valley."ABC National News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 16 Jan. 2017. Web.

"Breakfast with Joseph Thomsen." ABC Goulbourn Murray. Albury, Victoria, 17 Jan. 2017. Radio.

Reid, Karen. "A Continued Conversation." Tallangatta Herald 9 Feb. 2017: 8. Print.

Reid, Karen. "Essence of the Land." Tallangatta Herald 8 Sep. 2016: 5. Print.

WIN News - Border and North East. WIN Network. Albury Wodonga, Victoria, 03 Aug. 2013. Television.

Wallace, Sue. "Pulse." Editorial. The Border Mail [Albury Wodonga] 24 Aug. 2013: 41. Print.

Wallace, Sue. "Valley Folk Caught On Camera." The Border Mail [Albury Wodonga] 28 Aug. 2013: n. pag. Print.

"Portraits of Tallangatta Valley." Tallangatta Herald 22 Aug. 2013: 9. Print.

"Worlds Apart." Editorial. The Weekly Times. 04 Sept. 2013: 3. 04 Sept. 2013. Web.

ABC Goulbourn Murray. Albury, Victoria, 08 Aug. 2013. Radio.

 

LECTURES & ARTIST TALKS

2017 Regional Cooperation and Development Forum, Australian Local Government Association, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia

2017 Calista Lyon: A Continued Conversation, Murray Art Museum Albury, Australia

2015 Living Home, Society for Photographic Education (SPE), West and Southwest Regional Conference, Joshua Tree, United States

2013 Finding Purpose, Tallangatta Secondary College, Australia

2006 Gold Award Winners, Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), Melbourne, Australia