Tricia Louvar is a West Coaster (U.S.A.) who studied journalism, poetry, French aesthetics, and documentary photography in college and beyond. She has spent the last 21 years working in publishing as a writer, poet, and editor. During that time she also completed sporadic assignments and gigs in the visual arts. Her visual work has earned recognition in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, New York Post, among others. Tricia has an eclectic project load, creating graphic narrative short stories, writing and illustrating a graphic memoir, writing essays, and copywriting content marketing. She volunteers in hospice, assigned as a trained pet therapist.
The following luminaries continue to inspire her work: Lynda Barry, Jorie Graham, Elizabeth Bishop, Annie Dilliard, Joan Didion, Wallace Stegner, Pema Chödrön, Mary Ellen Mark, Maya Deren, Chantal Akerman, Robert Frank, William Eggleston, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Thích Nhất Hạnh.
MEDIA + PUBLISHING:
New York Times. Los Angeles Times, Bedford/St. Martin's, Bend Design Conference 2016, Cengage, Bearface Instructional Technologies, CitySearch, Cherbo Publishing, Corwin Press, Creative Teaching Press, Drummond Publishing, Elsevier, Glencoe, Harcourt, International Executive Resources Group, J.D. Powers and Associates, McGraw-Hill, SAGE Publications (London, UK, and Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Routledge Reference/Taylor and Francis Group, Thomson, Trade Press Services, Wadsworth, Van Brien & Associates, Statehood Media, Rockaway Artists Alliance
BYLINE CREDITS FOR CREATIVE WORKS:
New York Times, Los Angeles Times, 1859 Oregon's Magazine, OnTrak Magazine (Amtrak), 1889 Washington's Magazine, The Best of the Web 2009 Anthology (Dzanc Books), "Hanging by Threads" (Midwest Literary Magazine/Quiet Press), American Cinematographer Magazine, Anthem Journal, Bark Magazine, Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, Bound Off, Burner Magazine (Toronto, Canada), BURST, Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature, Cerise Press, CitySearch, Daily Palette, decomP: a literary magazine, Desert News, The Hairpin Magazine - Ladies First, Jackson Hole Review, Literary Mama, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, Morning Call, Newsday, Orion Online, Orlando Sentinel, Peaceful Dumpling - The Vegan Network, Prick of the Spindle, Salt Lake Magazine, SmokeLong Quarterly, Superstition Review, Red Fez, Tampa Review, Vagabondish.com, Vestal Review, Wildlfe Art Magazine, Word Riot, Working World Magazine, XCP: Streetnotes, Zyzzyva
- My creative illustrated comic "Open Letter to Jenna Lyons" caught national attention by the New York Post, The Hairpin, and the fashion blogosphere. Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal. Mentioned in FastCompany, too.
- Cover feature story, "Pollinator Plight," (1859 Oregon's Magazine) nominated for a 2017 Maggie Award
- Best of the Web Anthology (2009) for short fiction story "Bounty"; selected and published by Dzanc Books
Follow my creative journey on Instagram. @tricia.louvar
time melts away here.
*this is not an exhaustive list of my credited work, but only a sample of my range as a journalist, writer, and creative artist. I keep adding to the list ...
The State of Coffee: Why roastmasters are chasing the ghosts / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
The Art of Beef / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Pollinator Plight / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Aquatic Wildlife Rights / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Pressing Forward / Orion Magazine
Positive Vibes in Violent Times / 1889 Washington's Magazine
FERN: Perfecting the Personal Dating Brand / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
The Luminous, Private World of Christopher Burkett / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Bibliophile: Put Down the Remote / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
The Everyman's Designer / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Ann Friedman Tickles Your Mind / Bend Design Conference
Linsey Corbin as Uber Iron(wo)man / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Social Justice Filmmaking / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
The Wild Collective: Exploring Washington's National Wildlife Refuges l 1889 Washington's Magazine
Hiking into the Opal Creek Wilderness / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Yaletown Mission: Take the City / OnTrak Magazine, Amtrak
How To Shoot Killer Travel Photography / Vagabondish
CREATIVE NONFICTION: ESSAYS
Chained Up on All Fours / Anthem Journal
Bedtime Encyclopedia / Tampa Review
Floodplain: Episodes of ER Delirium / Prick of the Spindle
Hall of the Sky / Superstition Review
A Flyover State l Vestal Review
Measurement of Resting Potential / decomp literary magazine
The Colombian Bird Flap Gesture / Mad Hatter's Review
An Expectant Mother's Motion Parallax / Literary Mama
A Birthday in the Making / Literary Mama
My visual art series illustrated the poetry section of Up the Staircase Quarterly, No. 41, 2018. Here's the gallery above.
Photography for Oregon's Americana by Tricia Louvar. Copyright held by Statehood Media. All shot on Holga, Velvia film
Visual Artist/illustrator for the poetry section of Up the Staircase Quarterly, no. 41., 2018
A Solar Eclipse's Journey Across America / New York Times
Open Letter to Jenna Lyons / The Hairpin
Brief Transcription of Pantie Chatter / The Hairpin
The Wisdom Collection / RedFez
The Yoga-Juice Continuum / The Hairpin
World Time / The Hairpin
The Extroverts' Cocktail Party / The Hairpin
Created original photography to accompany each creative nonfiction essays in Brevity, issue 31. Had the pleasure of working with Dinty Moore on this project. Highlight of writers in this issue included Brenda Miller and Sherman Alexie.
Where Pavement Ends / Cerise Press (France/U.S.) > Selected as featured artist for issue volume 4, issue 12.
The Wallflower, The Poet, Day 124 / Calyx Press
Jackson Hole Review/ May 2011
Friend Highball at Bastion Square / Word Riot