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MeganC.Chain@gmail.com 
1249 East Spence Ave. Apt 206
Tempe, AZ 85281
724-812-1983 

Education
2006-2010        Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 
                      Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography
                      Minor, Women and Gender Studies 
                      Graduated, December 2010
                      GPA, 3.81 
                              4×5-view camera, alternative processes, history, theory and criticism of photographic and art history, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS4,                                                Microsoft Office, PowerPoint
2009             Introduction to Palladium Printing with Dick Arentz Workshop
2010             Beyond Print: Creative Communication in the Digital Age workshop with Mary Virginia Swanson.
2010             Understanding and Collecting Historic Photographs workshop with Jeremy Rowe

Grants, Honors and Awards
2010-present     Photographers’ Association at ASU, President’s Advisor
2009-10            Photographers’ Association at ASU, President
2010                 Herberger Institute Undergraduate Award- BA
2010                 Herberger Institute, Photography Department, SPE Scholarship
2009                 Herberger Institute Undergraduate Award- BA
2008-09            Photographers’ Association at ASU, Secretary
2007-08            Photographers’ Association, Mini Event Coordinator
2006-10            Deans list
2006-10            National Society for Collegiate Scholars

Work Experience
2010-present   Protection Services Officer, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
                        Monitor galleries and public areas, open and close the museum, patron services, security for special events, set up in-gallery talks and activities,                                    inspection of artwork, stocking brochures and volunteer on SMoCA Lounge committee.
2009-present   Phoenix Fine Arts Examiner – Examiner.com
                         Responsible for writing articles about current and upcoming art exhibitions and happenings in the valley as well as reviews to help communicate to                                  the public.
2007-10          Photography Lab Aid – ASU Herberger College of Design and the Arts
                         Assist students in printing in the black and white/color darkrooms. Open and close the labs, mix chemicals and clean up.
2007-08          Freelance Photography 
                         Head and assistant photographer at weddings, ceremonies and events while using manual and digital cameras.

Internship Experience
2009        Prints Collection Intern – ASU Art Museum 
                   Research and curate an exhibition from the museum’s permanent collection of photographs.
2010        Intern- Northlight Gallery 
                   Installed exhibitions, attended open gallery hours, interact with gallery patrons, completed condition reports and accessioned new pieces.
2011        Intern- Art Intersection 
                   Install exhibitions, attend open gallery hours and interact with gallery patrons.Volunteer Experience
2009-present   Docent – ASU Art Museum 
                       Volunteer at show openings, all museum events and give tours of the museum to all ages. Interact with museum education, curators, artists and                                   patrons.
2011              Northlight Gallery, volunteer
                        Manage social media, fundraise, market and start up publication.

Solo Exhibitions
2009          Desert Exploration 1
                   The Art Café, ASU, Tempe, Arizona

Group Exhibitions
2010        Smudge Match 2010: a book and printmaking show
                   Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
2010        Dine Bikeyah: Familiar Views, Foreign Eyes
                   Deans Office, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
2010        Dine Bikeyah: Familiar Views, Foreign Eyes
                   Step Gallery, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
2010        The After Show
                    First Studio Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2010        ASU Photographers’ Association Silent Auction 
                    First Studio Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2010        Homage to James Hajicek  
                    Northlight Gallery, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
2010        Twofold 
                    Step Gallery, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
2010        Salad Days: a bfa photographic exhibition 
                    Gallery 100, ASU, Tempe Arizona
2010        An Equation of the Fanciful and Bizarre, Juried by Joel Meyerowitz
                    Northlight Gallery, ASU, Tempe Arizona
2009        ASU Photographers’ Association Silent Auction
                    First Studio Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2008        You Are My Only Hope, Juried by Darius Himes
                    Northlight Gallery, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
2008        The Einstein’s Show
                    The Art Café, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
2007        A Photographic Exhibition
                    Studio Tad, Phoenix, Arizona
2007        Intro to….
                    Step Gallery, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
2007        The Best of Photography I, Juried by James Hajicek  
                    Art Building, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
2007        The Positive Space Show, Juried Exhibition 
                    Cantellops Art Gallery, LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
 2011        Dine Bikeyah: Familiar Views, Foreign Eyes
                    Office of Student Success, ASU, Tempe, Arizona 
 2011        Visual Communication 
                    Step Gallery, ASU, Tempe, Arizona

Permanent Collections
        Northlight Gallery, ASU, Tempe, Arizona 
 
Reviews/Publications/Etc.
ASU student’s photo exhibit features Navajos’ traditions. Tempe Republic. The Arizona Republic. September 17, 2010. pg 4. http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/2010/09/16/20100916asu-students-photo-exhibit-reservation-life.html.

Native Art: Student photo exhibit documents Navajo life. The State Press. September 15, 2010. front page.

With Reservation: Navajo Nation hosts student photographers. Phoenix New Times. Volume 41, number 36. September 9-15, 2010. pg 34.

ASU students document life on the Navajo Reservation. Navajo-Hopi Observer. September 14, 2010. http://www.navajohopiobserver.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=12865&SectionID=74&SubSectionID=114&S=1.

Photography majors experience life on Navajo reservation. ASU News [Business, Culture and Affairs]. September 9, 2010. http://asunews.asu.edu/20100908_Navajophotos.

Photography exhibit points lens at Navajo Nation. ASU News [Business, Culture and Affairs]. August 24, 2010. http://asunews.asu.edu/20100824_photographyexhibit.

Dine Bikeyah: Familiar views, Foreign Eyes, photo gallery, ASU News [Business, Culture and Affairs]. August 24, 2010. http://asunews.asu.edu/20100908_gallery_dinebikeyah#2.

The Cart Before the Horse, Arizona State University Photographers’ Association Member Portfolio. 2009. pg 17-20.

Given Lectures/Workshops/Panels
2010        Lecture and Panel Discussion: Review of 47th National SPE Conference. College of Design North. Tempe, Arizona.
2010        Cyanotype Demonstration. Tempe, Arizona. 

Professional Affiliations
              Member of the Society for Photographic Education

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