2008 Master of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2001 Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Maggie Preston & Peter Kirkeby, 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco, CA
New Photography, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Femme Papel, RayKo, San Francisco, CA
New Jack City, Humble Arts Foundation, Online Exhibition
Security Question, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA (upcoming)
Friends with Karma, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
New Directions 13, Wallspace Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
New Directions 13, Wallspace Gallery, Seattle, WA
IMBY, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
An Unfixed Form, (solo exhibition) SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Contact, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
Quasar, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA
Dark Star, Z Space, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Currents, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
Hootenany, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
29th Annual Juried Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
The Edges of Light, Arts Benicia, Benecia, CA
Borders, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Duplicate Location, Spare Room Project, San Francisco, CA
Ersatz, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, SF, CA
Destination:San Francisco, Queen's Nails Annex, SF, CA
Destination:London, Working Rooms, London, England
Destination:Berlin, Many Mini, Berlin, Germany
The Group of 13, Spare Room Project, SF, CA
Never Seen, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
For the Duration, Spare Room Project, SF, CA
Closer, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY
Private Viewing, Leroy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
Brooklyn Artists, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY
When We Were Young, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
LECTURES & PANELS
Visiting Artist Lecture, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Visiting Artist Lecture, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Participant on panel discussion on contemporary photography moderated by Tulsa Kinney of Artillery magazine. ArtPadSF art fair, San Francisco, CA.
Participant on panel discussion on teaching in the arts, moderated by Maria Porges & Glen Helfand. California College of the Arts, SF, CA.
Artist Presentation, Question & Answer Lab, Queen’s Nails Projects, SF, CA
Visiting artist lecture & workshop, First Exposures, San Francisco, CA
Artist panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition Edges of Light, moderated by Glen Helfand. Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
Artist presentation & studio visit, The Contemporary Collectors Council, SF, CA
Guest lecturer, The New School, New York, NY
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
Creative Capacity Fund professional development grant recipient, San Francisco, CA.
Artist-in-Residence, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
SECA award nominee, SF Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Burke, Sarah, “Buildings Bought or Leased: 'New Photography Inspired by the Paul Sack Collection,'” East Bay Express, October 2015
Judy Walgren, “‘Femme Papel’ at Rayko Photo Center,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 2015.
Sura Wood, “Women behind the lens,” Bay Area Reporter, October 2015.
Woodard, Joe, “Light Shadow and Beautiful Differences,” Santa Barbara News Press, January 2013
Barbara Morris, “Maggie Preston, SF Camerawork,” Artillery Magazine, Volume 6 Issue 5, 2012
Simon Hodgson, “The Art of Food,” Spring 2012, CCA Glance Magazine.
Porges, Maria, “The Idea of Light,” exhibition essay for “Quasar,” November, 2011
Dewitt Cheng, “Edge of Light Exhibit Highlights Photographic Experimentation,” Benicia Magazine, November 2010.
Bethany A. Monk, “ ‘Edges’ pushes boundaries,” October 6, 2010, www.beniciaherald.me
Catie Smith, “A Snapshot of Light and Mystery,” October 8, 2010, www.benicia.patch.com