Maryanne Braine - CV


Parsons School of Design, New York, New York                                                                       MFA, August 2018
Masters in Photography | Women & Gender Studies Certificate                                               Cumulative GPA 3.9

Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana                                                                                         BA, May 2014
Major: Art, Photography Concentration                                                                                     Cumulative GPA 3.8
Minor: Psychology                                                               

Features, Awards, & Curation

Paper Journal Interview, “Parsons MFA Photo Graduates 2018,” by Maxi Maleka and Giada De Agostinis - September 6, 2018
Interviewed with online publication about graduate thesis work

Featured in Art Magazine “PSD” - Spring 2018
Photography and writing piece featured for collective magazine

Curator & Coordinator for Governing Bodies, Arnold & Sheila Aronson Galleries, NYC - Fall 2017
Coordinated and led group meetings discussing content and show production
Managed print production of pieces and organized the curation and final gallery layout

Designer for “I’ve Got the Music in Me: A Fan’s View of 1960s and 1970s Rock and Pop,” - May 26, 2017
Photographed and designed book cover spread for online and print publication

President’s Purchase Award, Earlham College, Richmond, IN – Spring 2014
Photograph from senior thesis body of work was selected and purchased by Earlham’s President

Opinion Editorial “Consent Has No Euphemism” Published in The Earlham Word - January 15, 2014
Written in response to images promoting consent being removed from the college’s Instagram feed


Upcoming 2019

Future Projections, Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand
Future Projections, India Photo Fesival, Hyderabad, India


NOW, Arnold and Shelia Aronson Galleries, NYC
NOW, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China


Governing Bodies, Arnold and Shelia Aronson Galleries, NYC
Now, An Unbecoming, Skybridge Gallery, NYC
Bushwick Open Studios 2017, Space776, Brooklyn, NYC
Unfixed, 17th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
Apparatus of Discomfort, Photoville, Dumbo, NYC
Future Projections, Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand
Future Projections, India Photo Festival, Hyderabad, India
Photo, Matters, 25 E Gallery, NYC
Interpretation: The Photograph as a Document, State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Privacy, Space, Voice, Photoville, Dumbo, NYC.
Focus: Black and White, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
16th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

Free Pizza, Senior Art Exhibition, Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, Richmond, IN

115th Annual Juried Exhibition of Richmond Artists, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN - Group Show

112th Annual Juried Exhibition of Richmond Artists, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond IN - Group Show

Professional Experience

Social Media Content Provider for Samsung Mobile USA, New York City, NY – Spring 2017 - Present

  • Documents daily life and creates relatable content using the Samsung Galaxy Phone

  • Creates content via online social media platforms such as Instagram

  • Produced short form video and sound for Unboxing Event online promotional spot using Samsung phone

Teaching Assistant at Parsons School of Design, New York, NY - Spring 2017

  • Supported 18 college students in ‘Core Studio 2: Photo Practices’ with studio lighting and group critiques

  • Assisted students in critical thinking and developing their personal creative practice

  • Managed studio equipment and monitored the condition of the studio space

Assistant Photography Lab Technician at The New School / Parsons School of Design, New York, NYC - Fall 2016 -  Spring 2017

  • Maintains cleanliness and functionality of darkroom equipment and chemicals

  • Manages equipment cage and monitor condition of photographic and studio equipment

  • Assists undergraduate students with developing and printing processes in the darkroom

  • Oversee online checkouts for digital printing equipment, scanners, and darkroom equipment

Teaching Assistant at The International Center of Photography, New York, NY – Fall 2016 – Fall 2017

  • Support and instruct 25 high school students individually and in small group lessons and critiques

  • Assist students in developing film and darkroom printing processes, help students create their portfolios, and foster a safe environment to share their creative ideas and work

  • Prepare darkroom chemistry, set up enlargers, and maintain darkroom for each class

Archives Intern at The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York, NY – Spring 2017

  • Handle, re-house, and digitize negatives, contacts, and prints from Richard Avedon’s photo archive

  • Research and update online photo inventory on ArtBase and organize physical foundation archive files

  • Assist with daily foundation operations and lead projects as needed

Photography Scanning Assistant at Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY – Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

  • Handle, scan, and edit thousands of black & white 35 mm negatives with a Flextight X5 scanner

  • Digitally maintain and organize scanned files according to mandated catalogue system

  • Effectively communicate, troubleshoot, and meet deadlines set by supervisor

Photographer for Parsons Documentation Day, New York City, NY – Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

  • Photographed Parsons BFA first year 2D and 3D artwork with strobe lighting and various backdrops

  • Coordinated, set up, and tore down photo shoot with two other staff photographers

  • Managed equipment such as battery operated strobes, light stands, backdrops, and cameras

Americorps Member and Site Coordinator/Manager at Reading Partners, Bronx, NYC – Fall 2015 – Summer 2016

  • Devoted 50 hours of national service per week to Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School

  • Managed reading center where 40 K – 4th grade students received individual tutoring

  • Trained 45 volunteers with structured curriculum and guided them to administer successful tutoring sessions

  • Assessed students entering the program to place them into the appropriate level of curriculum, monitored their progress throughout the year, and created specific strategies to aid their growth

  • Set daily tutoring schedule with volunteer tutors and collaborated with school staff regarding student progress

Americorps Member/After School Coordinator at City Year, East Harlem, NYC - Fall 2014 – Summer 2015

  • Devoted an average of 50 hours per week of full time national service to P.S. 83

  • Lead teacher in after school space. Implemented creative clubs to 50 students in 3rd- 5th grade that taught self expression through the arts

  • Taught behavior workshop for 5 5th grade students emphasizing leadership skills and impulse control

  • Supported 20 3rd and 5th graders with Math and ELA skills through tutoring and classroom support

  • Organized, advertised, and ran 10 whole school events for students and school community including dances, potluck dinners, and family movie nights

Photo Editor at The Earlham Word Newspaper, Richmond, IN - Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

  • Led digital photo training and basic Photoshop skill sessions with 8 staff photographers

  • Trained staff photographers in caption writing with training sessions, handouts, and e-mail correspondence

  • Organized photographer schedule and assigned photo stories to 8 staff photographers

  • Edited 20-30 staff photos and captions for print publication per week

Fleisher Art Memorial Intern, Philadelphia, PA - Summer 2013

  • Teacher assistant for children’s art classes for 30 children ages 10-13

  • Taught approximately 50 children the basics of Photoshop, fabric arts, button pin making, and watercolors

  • Assisted in the operations of community outreach events serving approximately 150 children

  • Created event program booklet, designed flyers, and commemorative photo book for Arts Festival

  • Kept track of inventory, answered phones, input data, and organized spreadsheets

Void Art Gallery Intern, Derry, Northern Ireland - Spring 2013

  • Assistant photographer for gallery openings, events, and general documentation

  • Assisted in the construction of the Factory Gardens public art project through painting and manual labor

  • Created and organized contact spreadsheets, made travel accommodations for guests and directors

Earlham College Photography I Teaching Assistant, Richmond, IN - Fall 2012

  • Taught 20 college students how to use enlargers and create black and white photos in darkroom

  • Provided students with an overview on how to view art critically while offering helpful comments to peers

  • Offered artistic and technical advice for students photographs verbally during class time and office hours

  • Guided, helped facilitate, and participated in weekly art critiques

571 Projects Gallery Intern, Chelsea, NYC - Summer 2012

  • Organized gallery events. Designed and sent e-mail blasts, and advertised on social media platforms

  • Managed social media sites for the gallery, kept spreadsheets of contacts, organized files, and kept inventory

  • Manned the gallery, answered the phones, assembled and hung work for shows, and assisted visitors with questions and purchases