Marico Fayre is a photographic artist whose work explores vulnerability, aloneness, mental illness, LGBTQ identity, the search for belonging, and a deep curiosity about the connection that occurs between making and experiencing art. Her work has been described as visual poetry; her drive to create both encompasses and challenges notions of beauty.
Marico often collaborates with performance artists and writers, weaving together the two voices in order to create projects of depth and strength. She is one of the founding members of Small Talk Collective, a group of seven women photographers based in Portland, Oregon.
She works as an educator, mentoring graduate thesis students and giving workshops because she loves supporting other artists and believes in the importance of understanding the business side of being an artist in order to be successful in artistic endeavors.
Marico's work has been exhibited internationally, including Newspace Center for Photography (Portland, OR), Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), RayKo Photo Center (San Francisco, CA), 625 Sutter Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Gotham Arts Salon (New York, NY), Brooklyn Pride Center (Brooklyn, NY), PhotoPlace Gallery (Middlebury, VT), Lightbox Gallery (Astoria, OR), and Bellas Artes (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico). Her images have been published in Diffusion Magazine, Shots Magazine, Color Magazine, ToneLit, Method Press, 5x5 Magazine, Vogue Italia online, and VJC–Journal on Images and Culture.
A gypsy at heart, she travels as often as possible in order to continue challenging how she sees the world and what she is able to discover with her camera.