Bio

TAMMY@TAMMYMERCURE.COMMercure_Self
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Tammy Mercure (1976) was named one of the “100 under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art” by Oxford American magazine. She has been featured on CNN Photos, VICE, Daily Mail, NPR Big Picture Show, and more. She was published in the Guardian UK (Big Picture), Darwin magazine, and in the book “Place, Art, and Self” by Yi-Fu Tuan. She has a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from East Tennessee State University. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

THANKS Carl Gunhouse and The Heavy Collective TPW The Bitter Southerner American Guide Booooooom Don/Dean Conscientious The Exposure Project Eyes on the South. Oxford American. Fallyrag Feature Shoot Flak Photo Fototazo Global Yodel In My Community The Independent Photobook Indie Photobook Library One One Thousand 1000 Words Photography Self Publish, Be Happy Sick of the Radio Southern Photography Stay Young The Swap Urbanautica Walk Your CameraZoum Zoum

EDUCATION
M.F.A. Photography , East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 2009
B.A. Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 1999

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016
Immortals. Notre Dame Photography Gallery. South Bend, IN.
2014
Elysian Fields: Courtney Asztalos & Tammy Mercure. J&J Gallery. Syracuse, NY.
Nowhere Cavaliers. Photographs by Tammy Mercure and Dawn Roe. William King Museum, Abingdon, VA
2009
Animal: Tammy Mercure & John Simmons, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN
Bears Vs. Gems, Calvin College Gallery/ Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
Big Rock Candy Mountain, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
Mountain Empire, Virginia Intermont College Photography Gallery, Bristol, VA 2004
Fictional Wonders / Real Hallucinations: Works by Dan Attoe and Tammy Mercure, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA 2003
Wonders: Photographs by Tammy Mercure, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Common Sense(s), Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY.
Common Sense(s), Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.
Louisiana Photography Biennial. New Orleans Art Center. New Orleans, LA.
Southern Icons. Slow Exposures. Whiskey Bonding Barn. Pike County, GA.
Under the Influence. Reece Museum. Johnson City, TN.
2015
The Rising, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
2014
9/50, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA.
All Visual Triangle 5, Hillsborough, NC.
Country: Portraits of an American Sound. Slideshow. Annenberg Space for Photography. Los Angeles, CA.
IPL at the PPAC Book Fair. Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Book Fair. Philadelphia, PA.
Legacy and Labor. The Forum Art Space. Cleveland, OH. One Place or Another. Aviary Gallery. Boston, MA.
Oranbeg NET 09: Personal Space. Curated by Trevor Powers. Online.
Oranbeg NET 08 Contemporary Youth. Curated by Dean Davies. Online.
Oranbeg NET 03: The Chimera. Online. Slideluck Austin VI. Rosewood Collective. Austin, TX.
Thesaurus. Dossier Outpost at Siopa Leabhar/Bookshop. Boston, MA.
You know what I’m seeing? by Carte Blanche. Muse Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
Variance. Leu Art Gallery. Nashville, TN.
2013
All Visual Triangle. No 2. Durham, NC.
Good Light. Current Space. Baltimore, MD.
Hot Bed. TGIF Gallery. New York, NY.
Onward Compe. Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA.
Selections from the Indie Photobook Library. A Fair. University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS
Unfolding Images, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2012
All Visual Boston. Spectacle. Jamaica Plain, MA.
All Visual Triangle. The Pinhook. Durham, NC.
Captured by a Portrait: 20 Books from Indie Photobook Library, GuatePhoto, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Handmade & Bound. Watkins College. Nashville, TN.
Issue #51: The Portrait, F-Stop Magazine, .fstopmagazine.com
Selections from the Indie Photobook Library, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA
Selections from the Indie Photobook Library, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
Selections from the Indie Photobook Library, PhotoNOLA. New Orleans, LA.
2011
Re-Imaging Appalachia, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Returning the Gaze, Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL
2010
Appalachian Photographers Project, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
Faculty Show, Abingdon Arts Depot, Abingdon, VA
Modern Image, International Orange Photo Festival, Changsha City, Hunan Province, China
New Visionaires 2009, Tobacco Warehouse, New York Photo Festival, New York, NY
Reunion: Invitational Exhibition of 100 Alumni, Johnson City, TN
Slideluck Potshow Chicago IV, Chicago, IL
Slideshow, Hatchfest, Asheville, NC
2009
Breaking Boundaries II, Pingyao, China
Flora and Fauna, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
Look at the Mess You Made, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
Mockingbird, Brief Gallery, Nashville, TN
Slideluck Potshow Charlottesville, Look3 Festival, Charlottesville, VA
ZeroSum, Create Here Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
2008
Contemporary Southern Photographers, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Enfance: Purpose Projection 4, Paris, France
Enfance/ Childhood, Issue 8, Purpose Magazine, www.purpose.fr
Group Show No. 22, Humble Arts, www.humbleartsfoundation.org
Is It Possible to Make a Photograph of New Jersey Regardless of Where You Are At in the World?, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
Marks, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
Place or Space, St. Olaf Collage, Northfield, MN
2007
The Looking Glass, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
Mockingbird, Tipton Place Gallery, Johnson City, TN
New Works: SPA Group Show, Tipton Place Galery, Johnson City, TN
2006
Group-Show.com Pinned Up, 3rd Ward. Brooklyn, NY
Photography Midwest: A Seven State Juried Exhibition, Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, WI
The Chicago Project: Selections from our Online Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005
Crests, Laurels, and Proof, Moser Performing Arts Center Gallery, University of St Francis, Joliet, IL
Servings, City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower, Chicago, IL 2004
Art to Fear II, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fact / Fiction, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. Juror: Dawoud Bey
National Juried Artshow 2004, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM. Award: Honorable Mention
Revealing the Obscure, www.PostPicasso.com. Juror: Barbara Ess
2003
Artists at the Bistro, The Bistro, Batavia, IL
18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
Dancin’ On Dearborn, Three Arts Club, Chicago, IL
Four Walls, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001
Columbian Exposition Invitational Art Auction, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
A State of Art, Shotwell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
First Works, Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Millennial Images, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

GRANTS & AWARDS
2015
Platforms Fund, (Press Street/Ashe/ Pelican Bomb grant)
2010
Award of Excellence, Modern Image, International Orange Photo Festival Honorable Mention
International Photography Award, Professional Portrait
2009
Graduate Research Grant, ETSU School of Graduate Studies
Honorable Mention, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographers
Honorable Mention, New York Photo Festival, Student Fine Art Series
2008
Graduate Research Grant, ETSU School of Graduate Studies
2007
Community Arts Assistant Program (CAAP) Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
2006
Time Out Chicago Photo Contest, Honorable Mention, Time Out Chicago magazine
2005
CAAP Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
Partial Fellowship, Bard MFA Program
2004
Best in Show, Revealing the Obscure, www.PostPicasso.com
Stuart and Iris Baum Project Completion Grant, Chicago, IL
2002
CAAP Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
Polaroid Artist Support Grant, Polaroid Corporation, Waltham, MA
2001
CAAP Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
Emerging Artists Residency, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

COLLECTIONS
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University
Columbia College Chicago Photography Department, Chicago, IL
Contemporary Arts Center. New Orleans, LA.
Franklin Furnace Artists’ Books Collection
Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographer’s Project, Chicago, IL (2007-2009, 2002-2004)
Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
Ogden Museum of Southern Art. New Orleans, LA
Polaroid Corporation, Waltham, MA
Private Collections
Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

PUBLICATIONS
2016
Catahoula. Issue Three.
Could Be Worse. ADP Zine.
The Decadent Revelry of Cajun Mardi Gras. GQ Magazine.
Doin’ Work, Flash Interviews With Contemporary Photographers: Tammy Mercure. by Tara Way. Huffington Post (online)
Don’t Smile. Feature. (online)
Free Lunch Volume 1. Free Lunch Cartel.
Oxford American. No.94.
Southern Glossary. Volume 2.
2015
American Chordata. Issue One. Spring 2015.
Live from the Treasure Chest Casino. Bitter Southerner.
Morns are Meeker. TCB Press.
New Orleans at the Crossroads of Past and Present. Carnegie Museum of Art blog. Matthew Newton.
2014
Beta. Oranbeg Press.
Issue 65: Documentary. F-Stop Magazine. Online.
Interleafs. Volume II. Oranbeg Press.
Mary. TCB Press.
Oxford American. No. 84.
Papersafe. Volume 1.
Petty Thieves Four: Coast to Coast. Empty Stretch.
SoSo (with Ben Alper, Rose Marie Cromwell, and more). Oranbeg Press.
Studies in American Culture. October 2014. 2013
“The American Guide reinvented: a new take on US Travel”. The Guardian UK. May 2013.
Business Insider. July 29, 2013. by Megan Willett.
Big Picture. Guardian UK. “Bristol Motor Speedway.”
CNN Photos. County Fair. ebook. TCB Press.
CZE Magazine. #14 Plants.
Darwin Magazine. Issue 2: The Americas.
Easter Trouble Vol. 1. Easter Trouble Press.
Fraction Magazine. Issue 54. online
No Nay Never No More. Oranbeg Press.
Oxford American No. 83. Tennessee Music Issue.
Petty Thieves. Number Three. Empty Stretch.
Prima Persona Magazine. Sports.
Twelve Nashville Waffle Houses. TCB Press.
Wall Papers. Arts & Sciences Projects.
2012
2012 Book a Month. TCB Press.
O’Neill, Claire. “The Visual South, Part III: Tourist Towns”. NPR Picture Show. May 9, 2012.
Oxford American No. 76. “100 under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art.”
Oxford American No. 77. Best of the South.
Photoworld.
South x Southeast. February 2012.
Southern Appalachia. “Big Rock Candy Mountain from the Great Smoky Mountains.”
Subjective Magazine. Issue #2: The Forgotten.
2009
Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation
Flash Foward- Emerging Photographers 2009, Magenta Foundation
New York Photo Awards 2009 Photo Annual Book
Waterfall Magazine, What’s Your Function in Life Issue
2004
Tuan, Yi Fu. Place, Art, and Self. Iceland: Center for American Places
Cook, Chris. Fictional Wonders/ Real Hallucinations. Exh. Cat., Sioux City Art Center 2001
Shots: #76: Barriers and Passages. December
2000
Pinhole Journal Volume 16 #3. Dec

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2014- Current Freelance Photographer
2010-2013 Assistant Professor, King College, Bristol, TN
2009-2010 Assistant Professor, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA
2009- 2011 Founder, Appalachian Photographers Project
2007- 2009 Graduate Assistant/ Instructor on Record, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2007 Docent Coordinator, City Gallery of Photography, Chicago, IL
2003 – 2006 Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
1999 – 2007 Digital Imaging Coordinator, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

LECTURES, ETC
2016
Guest Lecturer. Ringling College of Art and Design. Sarasota, FL.
Guest Lecturer. Southeastern Louisiana University. Hammond, LA.
Presenter. Marble Hill Camera & Supper Club. New York, NY.
2015
Gallery Talk for The Rising at the Ogden.
Panel Member: In Print: Photobook Panel, Stacks at the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA.
Presenter. ADP Workshop at Ohio University. Athens, OH.
2014
Guest Lecturer. Austin Peay University. Clarksville, TN.
Presenter. ADP Workshop at Ohio University. Athens, OH.
2013
Guest Speaker. f32 Group. Asheville, NC.
Guest Speaker (spring and fall). Virginia Military Institute. Lexington, VA.
Panel Member. “Literally Speaking.” Contemporary Arts Center. New Orelans, LA.
Senior Portfolio Reviews. Virginia Commonwealth University Photography Department.
2010
Panel Member. Women In Photography. Hatch Fest. Asheville, NC.

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2016
The Blue Library Vol 2: Conversations. Antenna Reading Room. New Orleans, LA.
Golden. Photographs by Michelle Groskopf and Sasha Tivetsky. OCH Gallery. New Orleans, LA.
Taxi Dance. Colin Roberson. OCH Gallery. New Orleans, LA.
2015
66<100, 1612 Oretha Castle Haley, Shop with women made goods to highlight gender wage gap
2014
The Blue Library. Antenna Reading Room. New Orleans, LA.
2013
Oranbeg Press. “A New Romance.” PDF Exhibit.
2010
Appalachian Photographers Project, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
Fine Feathers, Photography Gallery at Virginia Intermont, Bristol, VA
2008
Thinking Big, Slucomb Gallery, Johnson City, TN
2006
Nature, InTransit Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005
The Lobby, South Loop SRO, Chicago, IL
2003 – 2007
Series Co-Coordinator, 6×6 Series Photography Books, Chicago, IL