Caroline Lovell

8 Via San Inigo, Orinda, CA 94563                                                     

cslov@comcast.net
925-787-7781

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Traveling Postcards Project 2008 Creator and Lead Artist
Traveling Postcards is an opportunity for women to share their lives and make connections across the world, creating postcards that will be taken to Malawi, Africa in hopes that our stories will encourage women around the world to tell their own.

JFK Admissions Counselor 2007-Present
School of Holistic Studies. Guide applicants through the process of personal discovery and identification of their educational goals. Manage all aspects of inquiry to applicant process. Works directly with faculty, administration, and students.
Part of a creative team that is dedicated to establishing an atmosphere where learning and self expression is valued.

Story Card Project 2007
Purpose is to create a body of work, targeting diverse populations to find their most meaningful experiences and translate into a visual form so that it can be shared and preserved.  Requires integration of creativity, photography, technology, and listening skills to honor personal experiences.

Portrait Photography 1990 - Present
Self Employed photographer of individual and family, professional headshots, teens, events, book jackets.  Developed business through establishing trust with prospective clients.  Reputation established from turning around work quickly and from meeting clients’ expectations.   This led to work with landscapes, professional gardens, Mothering magazine, and 2002 Orinda Film Festival.

“Every 15 Minutes”   2004-2005
Initiated program at Miramonte High School organizing and documenting the effects of drunk driving.   Program addressed the DUI problem in Orinda, bringing the community into contact with student body.   Developed lines of communication with outreach to police department, church community, hospitals, fire department, ambulance services, hospitals, and student body.   Exhibition at Orinda Community Center May 2005 expanded awareness to ContraCosta County.

Birthways Resource Counselor, pregnancy and women’s health. 1987-1990
On the spot counseling for women’s health issues, for walk ins and phone calls.  Insured that clients had all of the information necessary to make informed choices regarding personal health care.

Photographer for Miramonte High School for electronic newsletter, EFO 2001- 2007
Sporting events, proms, musical events, speakers, teacher profiles

General Graphics Services, SanFrancisco, Ca. 1983-85
Retouching, printing processes. Large format printing

Robert Boni- Professional Photographer, Berkeley, 1981-83
Photographic processes, wet lab techniques, fine art black & white printing

 

EDUCATION

B.A. Psychology and Art Double Major          University of Richmond, VA.  1981
Graduate student at JFK University, Arts and Consciousness Program, Masters of Transformative Arts, Berkeley 2007

 

EXHIBITS

The Center for Fine Art Photography Perspective Exhibition 2009 "Rattlesnake Rd."

Photolucida Critical Mass finalist 2008 “Drive By Series”

The Water Project Thoreau Gallery, San Francisco, CA. June 2008 “ICE”

Our World Photo Alliance Juried Portfolio Review March 2007 “Altered Memories”

Pro Arts Juried Annual 2007   Altered Memories

“Orchids” Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts Berkeley, Ca. 2006

“Local Voice Exhibition” Walnut Creek, Ca. Defining Community through Art 2005

“What does freedom look like to you” –teenage photo documentary, 2005

“Every 15Minutes”   2004-2005
Initiated program at Miramonte High School organizing and documenting the effects of drunk driving.

Orinda Community Center May 2005

“Orchid Series” Swallowtail, Oakland Ca. 2004 
                                      
“Altered Memories” Photographic stills from 16mm movie film, an exploration into family.  Show at EGO Gallery, Oakland Ca. 2005                                     

“Botanical series” Orinda Library Gallery, 2003

 Zia Gallery Berkeley,Ca.

“Who were you in a past life?” – Lakeridge Gallery, Pinole CA. Photo series of women, 1994

Documentary Series on the Town of Crockett, Ca. 1991

 

Reviews

2009 International Museum of Women Exhibiting You Museum Pick
2008
Local Photographer Uses Talents to Help Women in Africa with Aids, The Orinda News, November 1st, 2008 (p.17)
2008 The Water Project at the Thoreau Center , Artweek, September 2008

 

 

(bio)

I remember falling in love with photography as early as twelve or thirteen. I went away to summer camp, took photos, and had an uncontrollable excitement to get my film back from the drugstore.  My mother insisted that I pay for the film processing, so sometimes I would have to wait until January to see my pictures!  Looking at my photographs has always put everyday life into some kind of order; my life seemed to make more sense, and somehow be witnessed and preserved.

I have seen the power of transforming moments into your own voice. It doesn’t matter if they are profound or ordinary, it is healing to imagine and create without restrictions.

My life as an artist is about using the creative process as a healing tool for personal growth and community awareness. I believe that our story matters and our personal expression of that story can cross borders and reach far beyond ourselves to grow and affect change for generations to come.

My personal expression comes through photography, my medium is memory.