University of California Berkley-MFA Art Practice
Berkeley, CA
May 2018
Studio based program with a cross disciplinary focus in installation, performance, and social practice

Berkeley City College – Multimedia Arts 
Berkeley, CA
Sept. 2009 –June 2011
Studied digital photography and printmaking

University of Cincinnati – BA International  Affairs & French
Cincinnati, OH
Graduated Aug. 2004
Magna Cum Laude Honors (GPA: 3.78/4.0)
Interdisciplinary major with coursework in political science, history, economics, geography and foreign languages.


Artist, Oakland, CA
September 2008-Present

• Using a variety of medium, including photography, installation, and performance created a body of work exploring various themes linking the attitudes of past with the present, professionalism, women’s role in the workplace, identity, spirituality, and healing

Eye to Eye: art, travel, activism Oakland, CA
Co-founder and Arts and Community Education Director
September 2008-August 2010

Eye to Eye was a project that supported artists and social change makers in creating sustainable  businesses and art practices

• Secured project’s fiscal sponsorship

• Partnered with graphic designer for the creation of logo, website and name for organization

• Recruited team of educators and artists to serve as founding members

• Created structure and facilitated support group for artists and social change makers working on independent projects

• Created an underground restaurant and underground art gallery for participating Eye to Eye artists and surrounding community

• Served as a member of an Eye to Eye delegation to the Dominican Republic: met with Dominican non-profits and documented trip through photography

• Spring 2010 and Spring 2011 recruited and facilitated two 13-week Artist’s Way workshops



November 2009- Jerry Adams Gallery Student Show
Berkeley, CA
Dominican Hands, archival photo print


April 2010-Photographic Currents
Berkeley, CA
Ancestral Self Portrait II, archival photo print

May 2010-Eye to Eye Underground Art Gallery
Oakland, CA
Coordinated participating artists and installation

August 2010-La Pigna Neighborhood Association
San Remo, Italy,
Present, A3 photos, public installation

September 2010-InGiardino Sustainability Street Fair
Biella, Italy
Dystopia, public sculptural installation

October 2010- UNIDEE in Progress
Biella, Italy
Create a Sacred Secular Space, participatory installation


January 2011- Jerry Adams Gallery DAC Show
Berkeley, CA
Ancestral Self Portrait III, archival photo print

April 2011- The Womyn’s Art Show
Oakland, CA
Ancestral Self Portraits I,II,III, archival photo prints

May 2011-June 2011-Southern Exposure
San Francisco, CA
Altar to the Ancestors, installation
The Working Gal at The Cries of San Francisco, public performance

September 2011- Oakland Art Murmur
Oakland, CA
An Art Show for the Grandmothers, participatory installation

October 2011- mauve?
Berkeley, CA
How to Wear Mauve, installation and performance


March 2012-Wire + Nail Gallery
San Francisco, CA
The Brunch Remedy, installation and performance

November 2012-Studio of Maggie Lawson
Oakland, CA
The Takeout Window, participatory installation


May 2013-Studio of Maggie Lawson
Oakland, CA
The Takeout Window, participatory installation

November 2013, Noche de Los Muertos
Oakland, CA
We Belong to Each Other, participatory installation and altar


March 2014-Visual Activism Symposium with SFMoMA
San Francisco, CA
Special Snack for Radical Colophon, food performance

December 2014- Beyond the Corner of the Eye, San Francisco, CA
Sunday Supper Refelctive Space, Digital Print of Performance


March 2015-Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Healing Arts Collective, “Home”, Event & Performance

October 2015-58th & Telegraph Street, Oakland, CA
100 Strong, Street Installation & Performance

November 2015-Humanist Hall, Oakland, CA
Oakland Stock, Micro-granting Dinner for Artists


April 2016-Humanist Hall, Oakland, CA
Oakland Stock, Micro-granting Dinner for Artists

April 2016, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Open Engagement Conference, White Privilege in Socially Engaged Art
Facilitator of Panel for Artists and Arts Administrators

September 2016, Private Residence, Oakland, CA
The Secret Garden, Dinner and Performance

October 2016, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Marking New Paths, Installation

October 2016, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Ark’ive, Interactive Installation

November 2016, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Fruitveil, Interactive Installation and Performance

December 2016, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Sanctuary, Prototype and Model


January 2017, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
The Secret Garden, Installation and Digital Prints

January 2017, Arts and Research Center, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA ARC Fellow in collaboration with Professor Stephanie Syjuco

March 2017, 100 Days of Action and Dialogue & Round, University of California
FEED THE ARTISTS: Nourishing Collective Strategies for Self-Care,
Dinner Performance in Collaboration with Someday is Now Artist Collective

July 2017, Aguas Migrantes, Guanajuato and La Loma, Mexico
Artist in Residence

July 2017, ISSSTE: Centro Cultural Y Deportivo, Guanajuato, Mexico
Long Flight Home, Installation including a Zine, Dual Channel Performance Video, and Vinyl Banners


May 2018, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Spirits: A Portrait of An Artist and Her Father, Installation, including a Zine, Dual-Channel Performance Video, and Vinyl Banners

September 2018, Root Division,  San Francisco, CA
I think that’s enough, Installation with Hand-Poured Candles and Fabric

October 2018, Provoke Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spirits: A Performance Lecture, Performance

December 2018, Pochino Press: Ancestors, Memory, and Place Zine, Oakland, CA
Long Flight Home, Documentation Photos of Installation


February 2019, California College of Arts Hubbell Street Project Space, San Francisco, CA
For Another Maggie: Performance I, Performance and Sculpture

April-May 2019 Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Art is Your Space, Social Practice Artist in Residence

May-June 2019 Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
For Another Maggie, video, sculpture and installation
A Starter Kit for Adulthood, Workshop Series and Performance

August 2019 Beauty Supply Arts, Oakland, CA
Go Home I, Performance Lecture

September 2019 UC Berkeley Platform Artspace, Berkeley, CA
Go Home Workshop, Performance Workshop

October-November 2019 The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Spirits: A Portrait of the Artist and Her Father, Installation, including a Zine, Dual Channel Performance Video, and Vinyl Banners

October 2019 The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Go Home II, Performance Lecture

November 2019, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA
I think that’s enough. Installation with Hand-Poured Candles, Fabric, and Performance Video


July 2020-October 2020, Artworks Jump Start Emerging Artist Award, Cincinnati, OH
When Life Gives Us Lemons,  Site-Specific Meal Performances, Ceramics, Installation, and Artist Publication

September 2020 , Works Progress Agency, Portland, OR
“Teach Me How To”  Untitled, Collage


April 2021, Pique Gallery, Covington, KY
Home/Replanting, Performance

April 2021, Kennedy Heights Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
Secret Space, Photograph

July 2021, Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Wild Pantry, Installation and Workshop

June 2021-October 2021 The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Homemaking: A Speculative Pantry, Installation, Fermentation Workshop, Women Farmers Panel, Artist Publication


May 2022, Cincinnati’s Foodshed: An Art Atlas – Past, Present, & Future, Cincinnati, OH
Future Ancestors, Future Pantries, Photography Series in collaboration with local women artists who are also work in the local food system

July 2022, DAAP & The Civic Garden Center, Cincinnati, OH
Plant Prayer Cards, Printmaking, Installation


University of Ideas International Artists Residency
Cittadelarte, Fondazione Pistoletto
Biella, Italy
Artist and Educator, International Resident
June 2010 – October 2010

Center For Cultural Innovation
Professional Development Grant
San Francisco, CA, 2015

University of California Berkeley
Arts and Research Center Fellow ​
in collaboration with Professor Stephanie Syjuco
Berkeley, CA,
January 2017

Aguas Migrantes Artist Residency
Guanajuato, Mexico
Artist in Residence
July 2017

Piano Farm
Artist in Residence
Sonoma County, California
June 2018

Wave Pool Gallery Art is Your Space
Cincinnati, Ohio
Artist in Residence
April-May 2019


Art, Performance, and Odd Wares Rise Above Mid-Market Din in ‘The Cries of San Francisco’

by Larissa Archer

The Cries of San Francisco: Artists celebrate the call of the street peddler

by Sara Bernard

Crying in Public: Being brave through site-specific choreography on Market Street

by Matt Sussman

Food Artisan Interviews: 10 Questions for Maggie Lawson, The Heirloom Chef

by Lisa Melsted

Symposium-fest at SFMoMA
on Droste Effect by Olivia Fales


• Fluent in French and Spanish

• Avid Gardener & Outdoors person

• Skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Photo Printmaking

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