CALISTA LYON

b. Nagambie, Australia

Lives and works in Columbus, Ohio 

EDUCATION

2019 MFA (candidate), The Ohio State University, OH

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

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2019        ROY G BIV Gallery (upcoming), Columbus, OH

2017        A Continued Conversation, Murray Art Museum Albury, Albury, Australia

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

2013        Living Home, Tallangatta Valley Hall, Tallangatta Valley, Australia

2010        Creators Artspace, Wodonga, Australia

               Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

PERFORMANCES

2019       The Unknown and the Unnamed, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH, March 7, 2019

      The Unknown and the Unnamed, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH, March 14, 2019

2018 Where Our Vanished Days Secretly Gather, Milo Arts, Columbus, OH, August 12, 2018

Where Our Vanished Days Secretly Gather, Milo Arts, Columbus, OH, August 12, 2018

Where Our Vanished Days Secretly Gather, For Freedoms: Art as Political Resistance, DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, OH, September 23, 2018

Where Our Vanished Days Secretly Gather, Sherman Studio Art Center, Columbus, OH, October 13, 2018

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019       Ex:perimental; Punctu[a]tion, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH       

2018       For Freedoms: Art as Political Resistance, 50 State Initiative, For Freedoms, DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, OH

   Hypotheses: Art Inspired by the Many Worlds of Science, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, OH

   Midwestern Photography Exhibition, IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery, Kokomo, IN

Ohio Wesleyan's Wunderkammer: Curious and Curiouser, Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

Groundwork, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH

2017        Legacies, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

               CODA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Living Home, National General Assembly, Australian Local Government Association, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia

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

Making Art Is A Mistake, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH

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

               Open Show, Los Angeles Art Association, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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

               Senior Projects, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

   La Finesse De la Nuit, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

               Undergraduate Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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

               Fuji Site Unseen Traveling Exhibition, Australia

SCREENINGS

2019 The Space Between Us, The Mini Microcinema, Cincinnati, OH

2018 The Space Between Us, Miloti: Program Two, Milo Arts, Columbus, OH

2017 The Branches Are Hope; The Roots Are Memory, Miloti: Program OneThe Mini Microcinema, Cincinnati, OH

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

   The Branches Are Hope; The Roots Are Memory, Miloti: Program One, Milo Arts, Columbus, OH

RESIDENCIES

2019        Frontier Fellow, Epicenter, Green River, UT

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

 

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2019        Grants for Collaborative Creative Projects, Livable Futures Global Arts & Humanities Discovery Theme, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2018       Small Grants for Public Narrative, The Public Narrative Collaborative Global Arts & Humanities Discovery Theme, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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

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

2015        Undergraduate Alumni Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2014        Undergraduate Alumni Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate Student Engagement in Creative Activity Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Associated Students, Inc. Student Achievement Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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

2006        Spotless Scholarship, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2018        The Ohio State University Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award, Columbus, OH

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

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

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

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

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

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

               Student of the Year, Melbourne Polytechnic, Melbourne, Australia

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018-19   Graduate Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2018        Project Assistant, side-by-side, Ann Hamilton Studio, Contextile 2018, Guimarães, Portugal

Project Assistant, Ann Hamilton Studio, the theater is a blank page, Center for the Art of Performance, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2017        Graduate Administrative Associate, Ann Hamilton Studio, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2015       The Symphonic Body UCLA/Stills, collaboration with Ann Carlson, commissioned by Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2019       The Unknown and the Unnamed, Science and Technology Symposium at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, March 7, 2019

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

2019        Epicenter, Green River, UT

2018        Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

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

Murray Art Museum Albury, Albury, Australia

2015        Society for Photographic Education (SPE), West and Southwest Regional Conference, Joshua Tree, CA

2013        Tallangatta Secondary College, Victoria, Australia

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

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

California State University, Los Angeles