Lake Roberson Newton




Master of Fine Arts, Photography, 2009, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1998, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN


Intructor of Art, Department Head of Photography

George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Baltimore, MD (Fall 2016- Current)

Visiting Professor, Department Head of Photography

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

  • Taught 4/4 course schedule
  • Worked with MFA students as the instructor for the Graduate Studio Seminar class.
  • Co-creator and instructor for the Interdisciplinary Practice course, Spring 2015.
  • Managed the photography programs traditional darkroom and digital labs. Supervised 8 student workers.
  • Oversaw purchases of equipment and supplies for digital and darkroom labs


Graduate Advisor

Memphis College of Art, TN (Fall 2013-Spring 2016)

  • Work with Master of Fine Arts students as a member of a three team advisory committee that oversees student advancement towards degree.
  • Conduct individual and group studio critiques to discuss new work, ongoing projects, and research ideas. These are undertaken via Skype and in person.


Adjunct Professor

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (Spring 2014)

  • Taught an upper division course in the Department of Art titled Photography: In Practice and Theory. The course examined crtical issues in contemporary photography through a combination of research and photographic production. Orginal course design.
  • Worked with Fine Art majors in both individual and group critiques.


Adjunct Professor

Dyersburg State Community College, TN (Spring 2014) 

  • Taught three sections of Art Appreciation.
  • The course investigated the links between classical and contemporary art production. Students explored a range of practices including painting, sculpture, architecture, film, design, performance, photography and sound. Original course design.


 Affiliate Professor of Photography

Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD (2011-2012 & 2012-2013 Academic Years)

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Instructed students on the applications and history of photography and digitally based media.
  • Assisted photography majors and minors with developing and editing projects.
  • Assisted students and faculty in Visual Arts Professional Practice course. Worked with graduating students in developing and presenting their Senior Thesis exhibitions.
  • Advised graduating student with career development skills
  • Introduced students to effective studio lighting, flash photography, and alternative output processes.
  • Faculty Advisor to Loyola Photography Club.



Lusher Charter School

Summer Arts Intensive, New Orleans, LA (Summers 2010 - Present)

  • Serve as an Instructor in the Media Arts program, focusing on digital photography and video as contemporary visual forms with students in fourth through twelfth grades.
  • Instruct students in Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Final Cut Pro.


Adjunct Professor

ITT Technical Institute

St. Rose, LA (2009-2011)

Owing Mills, MD (2011-2013)

  • Taught night course in Art Appreciation, Ethics and Contemporary World Culture to non-traditional students.
  • Consulted with students to improve academic performance and writing proficiency.


Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2006-2009

  • Taught courses on black & white, color, and digital photography.
  • Graduate student liaison for BFA Projects & Seminar.


Director of English Department/English Instructor

MunHwa Language Institute, Gwangju, South Korea 2002-2004

  • Served as Director of English curriculum for native teachers.
  • Developed a curriculum that brought together the various teaching methods used by native and foreign teachers.
  • Taught English language courses to primary/secondary school students.


Instructor of English

Karinthy Frigyes Gimnazium, Budapest, Hungary 2000-2002

  • Instructor of English at a prominent bi-lingual high school.
  • Directed ESL scheduling and curriculum development.
  • Acted as educational advisor to seniors preparing for the English Language Board examinations.


Instructor of English

Ady Endre Gimnazium, Debrecen, Hungary 1998-2000

  • Taught high school students ESL courses in conversation, reading and grammar.
  • Coordinated testing and assessment activities for all ESL applications. 




Freelance Photographer 1998-present

Develop and market my photographs to publications resulting in work published by The Memphis Flyer, The Nashville Scene, Leica Fotographie International, Oxford Town, Crye-Leike Realtors, The Sun Magazine, Gamut Magazine, The Memphis Business Journal, The Mallory Group and Tunica County Museum.


Photography Lab Technician

Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD (2011-2012 & 2012-2013 Academic Years)

  • Oversaw purchases of equipment and supplies for digital and darkroom labs, lighting studio and related camera gear.
  • Managed Photography programs' Student Work Study program.  Oversaw a staff of 6 to 8 student workers.
  • Content manager for Department of Fine Arts website.
  • Presented departmental workshops on proper camera usage, efficient digital workflow and correct digital printing.
  • Assisted with the program's Visiting Artist Lectures.


Art Advisor and Handler

Michele C. Quinn Fine Art Advisory, Las Vegas, NV 2006-2009

  • Served as a logistical and technical assistant for company dealing in collection management for private and corporate art collections.
  • Managed relationships with artist studios, galleries and dealers about all handling and installation requirements.



Storyville, 363 Gallery, Memphis (April 2013)

Painters’ Choice, Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans (December 2012)

History of the Land, Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans (July 2011)

An American Garden, Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery, Las Vegas (April 2009)

Conditions on the Ground, Grant Hall Gallery, Las Vegas (January 2008)

Confrontations, Kwak Sun-Young Gallery, Gwangju, South Korea (October 2003)




The 31st Tallahassee International, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahasse, FL (2016)

Louisiana Contemporary, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA (2016)

29th September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA (2016)

2nd Alabama National Biennial, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (2016)

Connect, Woody Gaddis Gallery, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK (2016)

53rd Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA (2016)

International Exhibition on Abstract Art, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi, South Korea (2016)
Belongings II: Repurposed, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN (2016)

29th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA (2016)

in.form, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN (2016)

5th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Marshall University, Huntington, WV (2016)

Contemporary South, Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC (2016)

Body 2016, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (2016)

2015 Biennial Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH (2015)

Re-Picturing Photography, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL (2015)
26th Annual N.E.W. Show, Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC (2015)

2015 Annual Juried Show, Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, NV (2015)

Red Dot Gallery, NMSU Faculty Exhibit, Santa Fe, NM (2015)

4th Annual Armstrong National, Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA (2015)

The National: Best Contemporary Photography, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN (2014)

Unmonumental, Group Public Art Exhibition, Columbia, MO (2014)

Juried Exhibition, Gallery Fifty-Six, Memphis, TN (2014)

Art Papers 15th Annual Art Auction, Masur Murer Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA (2014)

(Sur)face, Group Exhibition, Arizona State Univ. Art Department, Tempe, AZ (2014)

New Color Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR (2014)

Photo/Video 13, Artisphere, Arlington, VA (2013)

Voyages, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA (2013)

SPE Members Exhibition, Gallery 13, Ashbury Park, NJ (2013)

Underground, Mass Visual Arts, Gainesville, FL (2013)

Lotta Art, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD (2013)

Art Papers 14th Annual Art Auction, Masur Murer Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA (2013)
Art of the Urban Environment, Cakewalk Gallery, Baltimore, MD (2012) 

Winter Salon Show, Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD (2012)

2011 Faculty Biennial, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD (2011)

Claus Oldenburg Anniversary Show, Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery, Las Vegas, NV (2010)

This Too Shall Pass, French Quarter Collaborations, New Orleans, LA (2010)

Selected Works from the Collection, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS (2009)

Some Future_Sometime, Reed Whipple Gallery, Las Vegas, NV (2009)

Take Note, Majorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV (2009)

20th Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, NV (2009)

The Fall, Cantorore Gallery, Guanghou, China (2008)

Weights and Measures, Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, NV (2009)

Artist on Traveling, Rosemarie’s Restaurant, Las Vegas, NV (2008)

Collaborations, Galerie Kunstagenten, Berlin, Germany (2007) 

Group Exhibition, A6 Gallery, Henderson, NV (2007)

Lustre Flux, Group Performance, Aruba Theatre, Las Vegas, NV (2007)

Group Show, University of Nevada Las Vegas Alumni Center, LV (2006)

Memphis Art League National Exhibition, Memphis, TN (2006)

Proof 2005, Johnson Center and Fine Arts Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax County, VA (2005)

The Nude, Central Art Gallery, Memphis, TN (2005)

Juried Exhibition, Gallery 1688, Memphis, TN (2005)

SCC Multimedia Invitational, St. Peters, MO (2005)

PhotoMedia Center’s 2004 Open Exhibition, Urraro Gallery, Erie, PA (2004)

Two Person show, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS (2002)

Juried Exhibition, Art Farm Gallery, Memphis, TN (2002)

Juried Exhibition, Jack Kenner Gallery, Memphis, TN (2001)

Gamut Emerging Artist, Overton Park, Memphis, TN (2000)

Juried Student Show, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (1998)

Juried Student Show, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (1997)



Catalogue for Louisiana Contemporary (June 2016)

Catalogue for The 31st Annual Tallahassee International (June 2016)

Catalogue for ‘Unmonumental’ exhibition (December 2014)

“Black and White Photography,” F-STOP Magazine, Issue 62 (December 2013)

 Pelican Bomb, online journal (January 2013)

Gambit: Best of New Orleans (2012)

Oxford American, online publication (November 2012)

Catalogue for 2011 Faculty Biennial, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore (2011)

Art Papers, Volume 35 (5), pages 50-51 (September/October 2011)

Newton’s History of the Land,” New Orleans Art Insider (June 2011)

“Abstraction,” F-STOP Magazine, Issue 45 (February 2011)

The Art Pack, MFA Thesis Catalogue; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2009)

“Korean Girls,” Leica Fotographie International, pages 62-73 (January 2007)

The Sun Magazine, Issue 379 (July 2007)

The Sun Magazine, Issue 374 (February 2007)

The Prodigal Street Photographer: Lake NewtonGamut Magazine, Issue 4, Pages 14-16 (September 2005)

Oxford Town (June 2004)

Nashville Scene (July 2004)

River City Journal, Volume 22 (1) (Winter 2002)

The Sun Magazine, Issue 324 (December 2002)




New Mexico State University, Department of Art, Las Cruces, NM

Morehead State University, Department of Art and Design, Morehead, KY


Rhodes College, Department of Art & Art History, Memphis, TN


University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Fine Arts

Stevenson University, Baltimore, MD


Memphis College of Art

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts


On Walking, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Artist Lecture Series

College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas




John F. Adams/GPSA Scholarship ($500), UNLV


Graduate & Professional Student Association Grant, $1000, UNLV

--Support for project in New Orleans

Graduate Assistant Scholarship, (Tuition Waiver + $10,000), Fine Arts, UNLV


Summer Sessions Scholarship, $3000, UNLV

--Competitive grant to undertake 3-month project in Berlin, Germany

International Programs Scholarship, $1500, UNLV

--Support for international project Berlin, Germany

Graduate & Professional Student Association Grant, $1000, UNLV

 --Support for project in Berlin, Germany

Graduate Assistant Scholarship, (Tuition Waiver + $10,000), Fine Arts, UNLV


Graduate Assistant Scholarship, (Tuition Waiver + $10,000), Fine Arts, UNLV



  • Mac OS
  • Windows XP


  • Adobe CC
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Apple Final Cut Pro 7
  • Epson Scan & Print Utilitities
  • HP Print Utilities



College Art Association

Society for Photographic Education

New Orleans Photo Alliance