Irrigator's Tarp Directing Water, Fourth of July Creek Ranch, Custer County, Idaho, 2004,
printed 2008, from the series ôRiver of No Return," Pigmented Inkjet Print
on Harman Warmtone Matte Fiber Based Paper
Trade edition of 35. There are 21 artist proofs. One artist proof is given to each of the artists,
one artist proof is given to each of the two printers
and three artist proofs are retained by the PRC.
Born in New York City in 1958, McPhee earned a BA in Art History from Princeton University in 1980 and an MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 1986. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, she worked collaboratively with photographer Virginia Beahan to produce the Aperture book and traveling exhibition, No Ordinary Land (1998). A Beahan/McPhee exhibition was shown at the PRC in 1992. In 1998, McPhee was awarded a Fulbright Scholars Program Fellowship for work in India and Sri Lanka. An artist-in-residence at the Alturas Foundation, McPhee later spent two years photographing in the Sawtooth Valley in rural Idaho as a part of the Foundation's inaugural program. In 2006, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston exhibited the work she made there in a solo show entitled, River of No Return. McPhee is represented in Boston by Carroll and Sons. She lives and works in Brookline, MA. www.lauramcphee.com