Mica D'Orleans Photography

I strongly believe that with art you can capture a person's interest and peak their curiosity of different cultures, races and beliefs to break down the barriers created by our news media. It is hard for me to take a classic picture because I have no intention of repeating what I've seen or love, so I turn to deconstruction.  For instance, rearranging an image so that it is slightly off, or looking for blurry or "bad" images to give them a picturesque quality, or idealizing the mundane... Things of that nature are what I try to capture. And maybe because of my journalistic background, I like to work with natural light.

2018            Belskie Museum of  Art & Science "The American Dream: 

                     The Latino Experience In America"  (photo) group - NJ

2011               Sasa’s Lounge  "5+1 GROUP SHOW”  (photo) group - NYC
2008               Agni Gallery  “EMERGING MARKET”  (photo) group - NYC
                       22 Central Park South Gallery  "CPS 22"  (photo) group - NYC
2005               Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts  "SOLO MUJERES: TACTICA Y ESTRATEGIA:
                        TACTICS AND STRATEGIES"  (photo) group -  San Francisco, CA
2002-2004    Tribes Gallery  "THE CHARLIE PARKER FESTIVAL"  (photo) group - NYC
2003               Saatchi & Saatchi "Harlem Art Project" New York, NY
2000               Tribes Gallery  "THE CHARLIE PARKER FESTIVAL"  (photo) group - NYC
1996               Café International  "WOODSTOCK '94"  (photo) solo - San Francisco, CA
1995               La Passerelle  "WOODSTOCK '94"  (photo) solo - Marseille, France
                        ABC No Rio   "ART FOR THE ZAPATISTA MOVEMENT"  (photo)  group - NYC
                        Hudson Grill & Gallery  "CITY SCAPES"  (photo) 2-man show - NYC
1994               Painted Bride Gallery  "NARRATIVES: LANGUAGE / TEXTS / IMAGERY"
                        (mixed media)   group - Philadelphia, PA
                        Tribes Gallery  "WOODSTOCK 1969 / 1994" (photo) group - NYC
1993               Tribeca 148 Gallery  "REFLECTIONS, A LEGACY UNEARTHED,
                        DISCOVERY OF THE DUANE ST - NYC BURIAL SITE" (mixed media)  group - NYC
                        Tribes Gallery  "MULTIPLE EXPOSURES" (photo) solo
                        b.o.b. "N.Y. POWER DICHOTOMY"  (photo montage) group - NYC
1989               179 Varick  "MICA" (photo) solo - NYC
                        Atlantic Liberty Savings Bank "THE COALITION OF INDEPENDENT ARTISTS"
                        (mixed media) group - Brooklyn, NY
1988               Black + White Gallery “GROUP SHOW”  (photo) group - Bronx, NY
                        Whitney Museum of American Art "STAFF SHOW"  (mixed media) group - NYC

2008    Aurobora Press Monotype Workshop (San Francisco, CA)
1982    New York University Tisch S.O.A. - Undergraduate Film - T.V. - B.F.A. in Film (New York, NY)
1979    Long Island University Brooklyn Center - Journalism (Brooklyn, NY)
1978    Friends World College - Journalism (Huntington, NY)

Mica D’Orléans studied journalism at Friends World College and Long Island University's Brooklyn Center.   She later transferred to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received a BFA for film production.  Turning her attention to photography and mixed media, Ms. D'Orléans began exhibiting her works in 1988. She has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and France. In 1993, she joined Dora Espinoza and Norman Ohler to open Tribes Gallery in New York City's Lower East Side. For the past five years, Ms. D’Orléans has been concentrating on writing short stories and novels.