Elaine Mayes is a photographic artist who graduated from Stanford University and studied painting and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute.
She became the first female to teach creative photography and film in a US University (1968-2001).
Most recent major exhibitions:
The Painters, Fleischmanns, NY 2012
Steven Kasher Gallery, NY, NY 2009
Robert Burge Fine Arts, NY, NY 2007
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu 2003-4
Most exciting group exhibitions: Landscape/Cityscape, Metropolitan Museum 1980, Metropolitan Museum 2004 and MOMÅ Into the Sunset 2009
Who Shot Rock, Brooklyn Museum 2009
Recent books: It Happened In Monterey, Britannia Press, 2003
"Ki'i No Hawai'i" 2009
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1991-2, NEA, 1971, 1978
Atherton Foundation for publishing a book about Hawaii 2006
2001 retired from teaching photography at The University of Minnesota, Hampshire College, Pratt Institute, ICP, Cooper Union, Bard College and seventeen years at NYU - Tisch School of the Arts