b. 1984 Houston, lives and works in San Francisco

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2014 MA Visual & Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California
2013 MFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California

2007 BFA (magna cum laude) Photography + Imaging, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York


2015 Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, California
2014 Record of Cherry Road, New York University's Gulf & Western Gallery, New York, New York


2015 Too Close to Home, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California
2015 Sociability 2.0, Odd B. Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 (Im)materiel, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California
2015 Embodied Place: Observations & Notations, Sierra Nevada College's Holman Arts & Media Center, Incline Village, Nevada
2015 Out of Storage, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, California
2014 International Photo Festival Leiden, exhibiting with Photoville New York, Leiden, Netherlands
2014 Visions at Twilight: Día de los Muertos 2014, SOMArts, San Francisco, California
2014 Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, Brighton, UK
2014 Art Now, Morris Museum, Augusta, Georgia
2014 9/50 Southeast Arts Presenters Summit, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
2013 Petty Thieves, Furthermore, Washington, D.C.
2013 Boundaries, University of Nebraska's Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
2013 Tokyo International Photography Festival, 72 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; United Photo Industries Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2013 Cover to Cover, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California
2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California
2013 MFA Now 2013, Root Division, San Francisco, California
2012 American Daydream, RAC Gallery, New York, New York
2012 The Collector's Eye, The Collection of Frazier King, FotoFest, Houston, Texas
2012 The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, SOMArts, San Francisco, California
2012 so nah, tête, Berlin, Germany
2012 Corner of the World, MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, California
2012 John Baldessari: Class Assignments, (optional), Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California
2011 SLIDESLAM, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
2010 Evolution, NYU's Gulf & Western Gallery New York, New York
2009 Group Show 33, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, New York


2015 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Nominee
2015 Rayko Photo Center Artist-in-Residence Program, San Francisco, CA
2015 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency Program, Nebraska City, NE
2014 The Print Center's 88th Annual International Competition
2014 Review Santa Fe 100
2014 New York Times Portfolio Review
2014 Photoboite's 30 Under 30 | Women Photographers
2013 Tierney Fellowship
2013 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Emerging Photographers (US) Winner
2013 Lenscratch Student Prize 1st Place Winner
2013 California College of the Arts Graduate All College Honors Scholarship
2012 Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship
2011 California College of the Arts Merit Scholarship
2009 CDMiConnect Grace Award
2007 New York University Tisch Shield Banner Bearer
2007 Tisch Photography + Imaging Leadership Award


2014 Magnum Foundation & Atlantic Philanthropies


2015– Visiting Faculty, Undergraduate Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
2014– Lecturer, Undergraduate Photography, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2015 Instructor, Berkeley Art Studio, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


2015 Visiting Artist, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2014 Visiting Artist, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
2014 Visiting Artist, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2014 Visiting Artist, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2014 “The Photograph as Evidence: Contingencies of Meaning and Mattering,” Providing Visibility, Visual and Critical Studies Spring Symposium, San Francisco, CA (link)
2014 Visiting Artist and Critic, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2014 Visiting Critic, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2013 “Correspondence 1,” Cover to Cover, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2013 “Collecting Ourselves: Marketing and Advertising of Private Collections for Public Viewing,” Collecting and the Mediated Body, Identities Symposium, San Francisco, CA
2013 Visiting Artist, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2012 “For Christopher Fife,” Open Show SF Bay Area #38, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2011 “For Christopher Fife,” Survival, Society for Photographic Education West Regional Conference hosted by Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA
2010 Visiting Artist, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY


2015 The Collector's Eye: The Collection of Frazier King (Houston: FotoFest, 2015)

2015 "Readings," Harper's Magazine, (July 2015): 13.
2015 Der Greif, no. 8 (April 2015): 23.
2015 “From Here On,” Aint-Bad Magazine, no. 9 (March, 2015): n.p.
2015 Jeff Rich, “Believing is Seeing,” Oxford American's Eyes on the South (blog), February 23, 2015 (link).
2015 Alan Rapp, "Ten Most Exciting Photographers from the Past Year." Presentation at Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, February 11, 2015 (link).
2015 Jennifer Schwartz, Focal Point Q1.15 (blog), Crusade for Art, January 17, 2015 (link).
2015 Kat Kiernan, “Ghost Hunting in Memphis with Photographer Elizabeth Moran,” Feature Shoot (blog), January 12, 2015 (link).
2014 Tate Shaw, ed., The Ephemeral, (Detroit: Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, 2014): n.p.
2014 Kyle Seis, “Elizabeth Moran,” Wavepool (blog), December 15, 2014 (link).
2014 John N. Wall, “Elizabeth Moran Photographs the Ghosts of Memphis,” The Southern Photographer (blog), December 5, 2014 (link).
2014 Jackson Krule, “Photographing the Invisible,” The New Yorker’s Photo Booth (blog), December 3, 2014 (link).
2014 Dan Damon, “Record of Cherry Road.” Interview with Elizabeth Moran. BBC World News Radio. November 25, 2014. (link).
2014 Jakob Schiller, “Live a Day in the Life of an Obsessive Ghost Hunter,” WIRED’s Raw File (blog), August 26, 2014 (link).
2014 Aline Smithson, “Review Santa Fe: Elizabeth Moran: Record of Cherry Road,” Lenscratch (blog), August 11, 2014 (link).
2014 David Gonzalez, “Exploring the Photographic Spirit,” The New York Times Lens Blog (blog), June 3, 2014 (link).
2014 Canbra Hodsdon, “Behind the Closed Doors of Kink.com,” Juxtapoz (blog), March 28, 2014 (link).
2014 “The Constructed Image,” ArchivoZine, no. 8 (Spring 2014): 66–74.
2014 “Elizabeth Moran,” British Journal of Photography 161, no. 7822 (March 2014): 20–21.
2013 “Sets and the City.” Marie Claire South Africa, (October 2013): 60–61.
2013 Petty Thieves Number Three (Washington, D. C.: Empty Stretch, 2013), n.p.
2013 MaryAnn Camilleri, ed. Flash Forward 2013, (Toronto: The Magenta Foundation, 2013), 220.
2013 Darren Campion, “Elizabeth Moran: Staging Desire,” Paper Journal, July 9, 2013 (link).
2013 Sparkle & Blink, no. 39, (May 2014), cover.
2013 Mae Ryan, “The Stark Absence of Kink,” Southern California Public Radio’s AudioVision (blog), May 16, 2013 (link).
2013 Sophia Wise, “Work Space 2 (The Armory): Elizabeth Moran,” Hotshoe (blog), May 9, 2013 (link).
2013 “The Armory,” Prism Contemporary Photography Journal, no. 10 (March/April, 2013): 32–43.
2013 Emily Kirkpatrick, “Elizabeth Moran’s Kinky Photos,” The Wild Magazine (blog), March 26, 2013 (link).
2013 Julie Ma, “A Woman Photographs Kink.com’s Custom Porn Sets,” New York Magazine’s The Cut (blog), March 22, 3013 (link).
2013 Jakob Schiller, “Porn Without the Porn,” WIRED’s Raw File (blog), March 15, 2013 (link).
2013 Anastasia Indrikova, “Kink,” Esquire Russia, (March, 2013): 146–159.
2013 Matteo Bittanti, “Elizabeth Moran’s The Armory,” WIRED Italia (blog), February 22, 2013 (link).
2013 Jörg Colberg, “Elizabeth Moran,” Conscientious (blog), February 20, 2013 (link).
2013 Michele Mansour, ed. MFA Now 2013, (San Francisco: Root Division, 2013), 110.
2012 Judy Walgren, “Elizabeth Moran on Facade as Reality,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 27, 2012 (link).
2012 Dominica Paige, “Trading Reason for Wonder,” Conveyor Magazine, no. 3 (June 2012): 32–33.
2012 April Gertler and Kelli Yon, eds., so nah, (Berlin: Picture Berlin, 2012): n.p.
2012 Amanda Roscoe Mayo, et al., On Apology (exhibition catalogue), (San Francisco: Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2012): 14.
2012 Liz Glass, “Open Studio,” ArtSlant, April 8, 2012 (link).