Varese Layzer

Performances + readings
2017 Read "Telephone Cord" (from Households) at Above the Bridge, New York City
2016 Read "Book End" (from Households) at Above the Bridge, New York City
2016 Read "Typewriter Ball" (from Households) at Above the Bridge, New York City
2016 Read the backstory to Iron Mountain at Above the Bridge, New York City
2016 Read "Roladex" (from Households) at Above the Bridge, New York City
2016 Read "Compass" (from Households) at Above the Bridge, New York City
2016 Read "Eraser" (from Households) at Above the Bridge, New York City
2015 Read "Paper Weight" (from Households) at Above the Bridge, New York City
2015 Performed Visit: What I Saw at Above the Bridge, New York City
2015 Read "Record Album" (from Households) at Above the Bridge, New York City

Publications
2016 House (from Reverse Interpreting Practise) in The Hand Magazine
2016 The series Households featured in Else: the Journal of International Art, Literature, Theory and Creative Media (Germany)
2015 The full series Equity featured in Boaat 4
2011 "Backseat," Photoworks no. 5
2011 "Galley," Photoworks no. 3
2010 "A2," Photoworks no. 2
2010 "Vantaa," Photoworks no. 1

Group shows
2016 Fire (from Reverse Interpreting Practise) in "Postcards from the Edge," Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York City
2016 Lean in "In Celebration of Trees," Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
2016 Tap (from Reverse Interpreting Practise) in Annual Members' Show, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City
2015  Stop the War On in "Heads Will Roll," Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
2015  Running in "Elemental," Flow Art Space, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2015  1982, My Mom in "Early Works Project," Photographic Resource Center, Boston
2014  1982, My Mom in "Early Works Project," Sol Mednick Gallery, Philadelphia
2014  Arch and Parked in "Women in the Heights," Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Gallery, New York City
2014  1982, My Mom in "Early Works Project," Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
2013  1982, My Mom in "Early Works Project," Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco
2013  1982, My Mom in "Early Works Project," Newspace Center for Photography, Portland
2012  The full series Equity and the full series Making Room in "Illuminations," Krowswork Gallery, Oakland
2011  The full series Making Room in "Sound and Vision," St John's Church, San Francisco
2010  Vantaa, Photoworks, San Francisco

Distinctions
2016 Djurgården used as album cover art, Memories, Denny Berthiaume
2016 Curated art and photojournalism for social media, Office of the Mayor, City of New York
2015 Participated in Uptown Art Stroll's open studios, New York City
2014 Will-Call used as album cover art, Calling You, Catherine Seidel and Denny Berthiaume
2011 Spoke at San Francisco Camerawork
2011 Making Room became subject of international media blitz (see here)
2011 Named curator and creative director, Photoworks no. 4

Pro bono
2015 Photographer, New York City Office of Emergency Management
2012–2013 Mentor, First Exposures, San Francisco
2012 Photographer, Rebuilding Together, San Francisco

Continuing education
2014 Photopolymer intaglio printmaking, Lower East Side Printshop, New York City
2009 Large format photography, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco

Solo shows
2011  Actual Café, Oakland
2011  Hôtel Biron, San Francisco
2011  Ritual, San Francisco
2011  Ensoma, San Francisco

Education
PhD, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
MA, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom