Maylee Noah

My photographic education began subliminally as a child, examining the illustrations in my father’s “how to” photography books. His neglected hobby settled into my mind and lay dormant, hibernating, emerging in my twenties to become part of my identity.

After years of photographing nature in color and making “pictorial” black and white landscapes, it struck me that the most interesting and unique images were about people. My focus changed to documentary photography, a comfortable blend of people and their environments.


Certificate in Fine Art Photography, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, 2006.

Workshops with Mary Ellen Mark, Keith Carter, and Tim Rudman.

Selected Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

Gallery 110, The Artist's Studio, Seattle, 9/2012.

University Unitarian Church, Vida Mirada: Photographs of Oaxaca, Seattle, 9/2011.

Lynnwood Library Gallery, Vida Mirada: Photographs of Oaxaca, Lynnwood, WA, 8/2010.

Gallery 110, Vida Mirada: Photographs of Oaxaca, Seattle, 11/2009.

City Hall Gallery, Tiger & Si: Environmental Portraits, Auburn, WA, 10/2009.

Gallery 110, Evergreen State of Mind, Seattle, 7/2008.

Lynnwood Convention Center, Tiger & Si: Environmental Portraits, Lynnwood, WA, 1/2007.

Photographic Center Northwest, Thesis Exhibition, Tiger & Si: Environmental Portraits, Seattle, 6/2006.

Google, Inc., Esprit des Lieux, Kirkland, WA, 6/2005.

Berlitz Language Center, Esprit des Lieux, Bellevue, WA, 7/2004.

Selected Group Exhibitions

MFA Circle Gallery, Focal Point, Annapolis, MD, 6/2014.

Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca XV, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico, 3/2011.

Gallery 114, Food for the Soul, Portland, OR, 11/2010.

Blackfish Gallery, Unbridled Narcissism?, Portland, OR, 8/2010.

Kirkland Arts Center, 2010 Members Exhibit, Kirkland, WA, 8/2010. Juror: Gunnar Nordstrom.

Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Evergreen: A Sense of Place, Seattle, 7/2010.

Louisville Art Association, 19th Annual National Juried Photography Show, Boulder, CO, 6/2010. Juror: Timothy B Anderson.

Phinney Center Gallery, Vida Mirada: Photographs of Oaxaca, Seattle, 3/2010.

Columbia City Gallery, Touch, Seattle, 10/2009.

Joyce Gordon Gallery, Glimpses in Time, Oakland, CA, 7/2009.

Soho Photo Gallery, 2009 National Photography Competition, New York, 3/2009.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, New Works Gallery Online, 4/2009.

Soho Photo Gallery, Eleventh Annual Juried Krappy Kamera Competition Exhibition, New York, 3/2009.

Brandt Gallery, At the Cellular Level, Cleveland, OH, 11/2008.

Mills Pond House Gallery, Midnight Oils, St. James, NY, 10/2008.

Art Institute & Gallery, 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Salisbury, MD, 8/2008. Juror: Ellen Harris.

Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Spectra ‘07 National Photography Triennial, New Canaan, CT, 10/2007. Curator: Peter MacGill.

Sammamish City Hall, Demographic Tapestry: Strands of our Culture, Sammamish, WA, 6/2007. Curator: Dianne Elliot.

Museum of History and Industry, Nature in the Balance, Seattle, 2007. Curator: Howard Giske.

National Parks Conservation Association Gallery, Northwest Exposure, Seattle, 1/2007.

Washington Gallery of Photography, Travel Afar, Bethesda, MD, 7/2006.

Texas Artists Museum, Tenth Annual Juried Photography Competition, Port Arthur, TX, 11/2004.

Coleville Arts Foundation Regional Gallery, Bringing in the Wood, Coleville, WA, 10/2004.

Photographic Center Northwest, Visual Proof, Ninth Annual Photographic Competition, Seattle, 7/2004. Curator: Roy Flukinger.

Alder Gallery, La Petite XI, Coburg, OR, 1/2004.

French–European Artistic and Cultural Center of Seattle, Paris/The First Sight, Seattle, 8/2002.

Norton Building Lobby, Passport Series/Sense of Place, Seattle, 2/2002. Curator: Margery Aronson.

Photographic Center Northwest, Take My Picture/Emerging Artists, Seattle, 11/2001.


Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle.


The Photo Review Journal, 2010 Competition. Photo Review Journal, Volume 29, Number 4, Langhorne, PA, 2007. Selected by Brian Paul Clamp.

Krappy Kamera XI: 2009 Krappy Kamera Exhibition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, 2009.

Washington Trails Association Magazine, 1/2009.

Exhibit in Print, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, 12/2008.

Photo Review Journal, Volume 28, Number 1, Langhorne, PA, 2007.

Gallery Representation

Gallery 110, 110 Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104, 206-624-9336,