Celia Lara
Born 1979, Providence, RI
Lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA

Education
2012
San Francisco Art Institute, Master of Fine Arts, Photography, San Francisco, CA
2004 -
2010
Cabrillo College, Photography, Aptos, CA
2002
University of Vermont, Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Art, Burlington, VT
1998,
2001 -
2002
Rhode Island School of Design, Foundation Studies and Photography, Providence, RI
Awards and Honors
2012
Honorable Mention, Paul Sacks Photography Award, juried by Linda Connor, Paul Sacks, and Jim Ganz, curator of the de Young Museum
2010
Cabrillo Photography Award, juried by Susan Hoisington and Gordon Hammer
2007
Cabrillo Photography Award, juried by Susan Hoisington and Gordon Hammer
Selected Exhibitions
2012
The Art Of Photography Show, The San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, curated by Julian Cox, Senior Curator of the de Young Museum
2012
Fall National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, curated by Renny Pritikin, Director of The Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Arts Collection, University of California, Davis
2012
Vernisage, San Francisco Art Institute Graduate MFA Exhibition, The Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA, curated by Tony Labat
2012
Paul Sacks Juried Exhibition, Paul Sacks Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, juried by Linda Connor, Paul Sacks, and Jim Ganz, Curator of the de Young Museum
2012
SFAI Open Studios, Graduate Studios, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2011
Journey to Ladakh, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, curated by Linda Conno
2011
SFAI Open Studios, Graduate Studios, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2010
The Documentary Story, Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, curated by Darcy Padilla
2010
Student Exhibition, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
2009
Printed: A Juried Exhibition, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA, curated by Brian Taylor
2007
Student Exhibition, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
Teaching and Experience
2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Photography 1, San Francisco Art Institute, assistant to Lucas Foglia
2010
Digital Imaging Studio Lab Technician, San Francisco Art Institute, Charlie Byrne
2009   Teaching Assistant, Medium and Large Format Photography, Studio Lighting for Photography, Cabrillo College, assistant to Sandra Frank  
2008 -
2009
  Digital Photography Printing Lab Technician, Cabrillo College, Janet Fine  
1999 -
2001
  Darkroom Technician, University of Vermont, Tom Brennan