1987       San Jose State University, CA, M.F.A., Photography
1983       University of California, Berkeley, CA, M.A., Visual Design
1977       Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, B.A. with Distinction
1974-75  Brown University, Providence, RI

Solo & Three-Person Exhibitions

2018   Smith Andersen North, San Anselmo, CA, Dreams of Transformation
2018   Marin County Art Walk, McRoskey Showroom, San Rafael, CA, Dreams of Transformation
2003   SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Guggenheim Bilbao
1998   Art Space at San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, CA, What Persists
1997   Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, Sara Leith-Tanous/R.R. Jones/Maggie Perry: Winners of the 1996 Center Awards
1995   Union Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, What we mean when we talk about love
1992   Photography Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
1991   Pro Arts Tempspace Gallery, Oakland, CA, Honored Artists’ Exhibition (with painters Suzanne Dunaway and Paula Metallo)
1990   BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, Cultural Codes, work by Martha Fuller, Sara Leith, Jo Whaley
1989   Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Introductions 1989
1983   Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1979   Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Group Exhibitions

2014   Smith Andersen North, San Anselmo, CA, Fauna
2007   Gallery at City Hall, San Francisco, CA, Our World: From the Document to the Expressive Image
2000   The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY, Face
1999   Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, A Vision Honored
1997   Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Statewide Competition & Exhibition, Photography
           San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, The Compound Image
1996   Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, Families: Rebuilding, Reinventing, Recreating
           Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA, Family Matters: Traditional and Contemporary Depictions of Home Life
           Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM, 11th National Photography Competition
           Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, Familiar Relations
1995   Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, Radius
1994   SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, 20th Anniversary Members’ Exhibition
1993   SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, Paradise Lost
           The Student Union Art Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Memories of Childhood
           The Gallery, University High School, San Francisco, CA, Family Images
1992   Zen Hospice Project Guest House, San Francisco, CA, Passage
1991   Maison de la Culture Parc Frontenac, Montreal, Canada, Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal, Autobiography
           San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, Critically Situated, Photography Beyond the Bounds
           Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford IL, Women Viewing Women
1988   Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA and SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, Cross Currents, Cross Country (catalog)


Kenneth Baker, Galleries, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 July 1989, p. E3.
Center for Phtography at Woodstock, Bloodlines, Photography Quarterly #66, Volume 17 no. 1, illus. p. 10.
Jessica Chiswick, Camerawork: a Journal of Photographic Arts, Spring/Summer 1993, In the Gallery, Recent Exhibitions at SF Camerawork, p. 42.
Victoria Dalkey, A Show of Force, The Sacramento Bee, 22 April 1990, Encore, pp. 16-18.
DoubleTake, summer 2002, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 14-15.
Casey Fitzsimons, Families: Rebuilding, Reinventing, Recreating at the Euphrat Museum of Art, Artweek, February 1997, Volume 28, no. 2, p. 20, illus. p. 20.
Casey Fitzsimons, Inappropriate Appropriations Critically Situated: Photography Beyond the Bounds at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Artweek, 4 July 1991, pp. 11-12.
Anne Hurley, Fossilized Funk, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, 18 April 1990, p. 41.
Bruce Nixon, Human Nature, Paradise Lost at SF Camerawork, Artweek, 18 February 1993, pp. 4-5, illus. p. 5.
Ann Elliott Sherman, Family Affairs: plugging into personal pasts at Euphrat Museum, Metro, January 12-22, 1997, Volume 12, no. 46.
Marcia Tanner, Panorama of the ‘New Landscape’, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 January 1993, Home, p. 8.
Mark Van Proyen, A Fashionable Pluralism, Artweek, 25 February 1989, pp. 5-6.
Kelly Wise, A Coast-to-Coast Photography Exchange, Boston Globe, 4 October 1988, Arts & Film, p. 68.

Public Collections

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
City of Seattle Water Department
Oakland Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art