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.
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.
Mica D'Orleans Photography
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)