Lindley Warren Mickunas is a Chicago-based photographer and the founder of The Reservoir, a collective editorial project on the politics of image-making. Warren Mickunas is a curatorial assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and an MFA Photography candidate at Columbia College Chicago. Most recently, she was named a 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-Up, published in FotoFilmic's JRNL 2 edited by STANLEY/BARKER, and exhibited by Der Greif at Berlin Photo Week.


Chicago, IL
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Education

2021 MFA in Photography, Columbia College Chicago (expected)
2018 BFA in Photography with highest distinction, University of Iowa

Professional

2019-20 Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Photography
2018-19 Curatorial Assistant of Modern and Contemporary Art, Stanley Museum of Art
2019 VSCO Voices Mentor
2018-19 Program Assistant of the Intermedia Research Initiative
2017-18 Intermedia Research Initiative Research Fellow

Select Exhibitions

2021 What A Body Moves Through, Curated by June T Sanders, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR (forthcoming)
2020 Knotweed, Curated by Dylan Hausthor, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
2020 Take It From Here, Curated by Zora J Murff & Rana Young, Brick City Gallery, Springfield, MO
2020 Roll Call, Study Hall Gallery, Utica, NY
2019 Berlin Photo Week, Exhibited by Der Greif, Kraftwerk Berlin, Berlin, DE
2019 New Poetics, Aviary Gallery, Boston, MA
2018 New Midwest Photography, James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI
2018 Summer Sun Day Dream, The Lab @ Silver Eye, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 Familiar/Familial (best in show), Photo-Emphasis, Online
2018 The Meadows (solo), The Half King, New York, NY
2018 Oranbeg Net 2.8: What will suffice, Online
2018 HATCH, MEDICI Gallery, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Awards

2020 Palm* Photo Prize Shortlist
2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-Up
2020 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Award
2019 Columbia College Chicago, full tuition Graduate Fellowship
2018 PDN Photo Annual, Student Work
2018 Lenscratch Student Prize, Honorable Mention
2018 SPE Student Award for Innovations in Imaging

Select Online & Print Publications

Blythe, Finn. Palm* Photo Prize’s 2020 shortlist showcases the best new photography talent. Hero Magazine. 4 May 2020.

Karallis, Patricia and Giada de Agostinis. Looking onwards: 18 photographers envision hope for the future. Paper Journal. 30 April 2020.

Bayryam. Images of Solidarity and Community in Times of COVID-19. Magnum Photos. 28 April 2020.

Marani, Francesca. When I becomes we, even illness becomes wellness. Vogue Italia. 28 April 2020. 

Lovermann, Simon. When I becomes we, even illness becomes wellness. Der Greif. 28 April 2020.

Paul, Cassidy. 2020 Portfolio Prize Runner-Up: Lindley Warren Mickunas. Aperture. 18 April 2020.

STANLEY/BARKER. JRNL 2, FotoFilmic. October 2019.

Schneider, Anna. “Maternal Sheet” by Photographer Lindley Warren Mickunas, Booooooom. 29 October 2019.

Durst, Eli and Lindley Warren Mickunas. Photographers on Photographers: Lindley Warren Mickunas and Eli Durst, Lenscratch. 21 August 2019.

Hausthor, Dylan. Maternal Sheet, LensCulture. 19 August 2019.

Graves, Kris, Jon Feinstein, and Roula Seikaly. On Death, Kris Graves Projects & Humble Arts Foundation. August 2019.

Houston, J. In Conversation: Lindley Warren Mickunas, Aint-Bad. 29 July 2019.

Warren Mickunas, Lindley. The Pioneer Women, Topic. 6 June 2019.

Celii, Alana. The Meadows, Heavy III. 2019.

Artist Talks

2020 School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Visiting Artist Lecture)
2020 University of Northern Iowa (Visiting Artist Lecture)
2018 Marble Hill Camera Club, New York, NY
2018 Half King Photo, New York, NY


Full CV available upon request.