Holly Lay

[email protected]

Las Vegas, NV


- 2016-Present MFA candidate at University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

-  2013, BFA in Photography and Intermedia Arts, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Featured Exhibitions:


- Group Show 57 New Psychedelics, HumbleArts Foundation, Online

- 12 Inches of Sin Festival, New Orleans Square, Las Vegas, NV

- Concept 2018, CICA, Gimpo, South Korea

- Holly Lay Midway Exhibition, Grant Hall Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

- aDifferent Festival, aCinema, Milwaukee, WI

- Photography VI, The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO


- Home, Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

- Bending the Truth, The Woody Gaddis Gallery at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

- Through Rose Colored Lenses, Ours Magazine, Online Exhibition

- Freshly Painted Beige Walls, LVL 3, Chicago, IL

- Punctum, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


- Masks, Don't Take Pictures Magazine, Online Exhibition

- Vanitas, LAB-A, Cagliari, Italy

- International Exchange Exhibition, Daegu University, South Korea

- Of Memory, Bone, and Myth, Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota (juried by Stephen Perloff)

- The Abstract Image, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina (juried by Blue Mitchell)


- Primer, hosted by Muncie Arts and Culture Council and BSU art department, Muncie, IN (juried by Braydee Euliss)

- Monkey Thunder 5, Gordy's Fine Art Gallery, Muncie, IN (invitational)

- Postcard Collective, Fall Exchange

- The Plural "I", Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY (juried by Nandita Raman and Karen Davis)

- Water, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI (juried by Dina Deitsch)

- 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Woman's University,  Denton, TX (juried by April Watson)


- The Blue Library, Press Street's Antenna Gallery Reading Room 220, New Orleans, LA

- Color Space: Contemporary Photography, Portland, OR (juried by Todd Johnson)

- Monkey Thunder IV, Gordy's Frame Shop, Muncie, IN (invitational)

- In Focus, Anderson Fine Arts Center, Anderson, IN


- Exchange Screening, Texas State University, TX

- Contemporary Art Forum, Neutral Ground, Regina, Canada (invitational)

- 76th Annual Student Show, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

- Forget the Books There is Art in Here, Bracken Library, Muncie, IN (invitational)


- 8 Channels 1 Station, 312 Gallery, Muncie, IN (invitational)

- SEFF Binghamton: Student Experimental Film Festival in Binghamton, NY

- 13 Directions, Cornerstone Art Gallery, Muncie, IN (invitational)

- Monkey Thunder II and III, Muncie Civic Theater and Gordy's Frame Shop, Muncie, IN (invitational)


- Virginia Ball Center Philosophy and Art exhibition, Double Vision, 312 Gallery, Muncie, IN

- Metabellum performance at Triskelion Arts studio in NY, NY (invitational)

- Metabellum performance at Rapture Rupture, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY (invitational)

- Metabellum performance Ball State University, Muncie, IN

- Illicit Explicit, Video Art Show, Refresh Gallery, Muncie, IN (invitational)


- Cyanotype and Emulsion demo, David Owsley Museum of Art, Muncie, IN 2015

- My Photographic Diary, public artist talk, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 2013

- Glitched Imperfections, Notacon, Cleveland, OH 2013


- Blended Volume 1, Unity, 2017

- Video! Video! Zine, Oomph & Omnipotence, September 2017

- Video! Video! Zine, Freshly Painted Beige Walls, August 2017

- Photo of the day, Don’t Take Pictures, online gallery 2017

- Impossible Project Magazine, Dear Diary, 2016

- Metabellum featuring images, writings, and travels on the project. Compiled by: Victoria Bradbury, 2011

- Ideas Made Visible: An Exploration of Art and Philosophy. Compiled by: Elise Rorick, Veronica Buckler, and Sierra Scott. Muncie: Ball State University, 2011.


- Phoenix Art Museum, Stacy Zuber Photography Award, Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention, Phoenix, AZ, 2017

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