PHOTO BY Erica McKeehen

Micah McCoy is a photographer and poet based in Central Illinois and Chicago. Micah’s work explores issues of religiosity, anxiety, and social detachment. With a background in Sociology, Micah captures artifacts left behind from the social interactions of individuals and communities as well as catching these interactions in progress.

In 2020, Micah accepted the Henry Nias Business in the Arts Fellowship with the Museum of Contemporary Photography. He currently serves in this role while working to complete an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago. His work has been featured in many online publications and featured in exhibitions at Belong Gallery Chicago, IL, Millepiani Exhibition Space Rome, Italy, Southeast Center for Photography Greenville, SC and others.


2022 MFA Photography; Columbia College Chicago; In Progress

2017 BA Sociology; University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Like Job, I’m Waiting. Belong Gallery. Chicago, IL.

Group Exhibitions

2022 Co-Relations on Diptychs. Loosenart. 
Millepiani Exhibition Space. Rome, Italy.

2022 Long Live Langston. Manifest. Columbia College Chicago Student Center. Chicago, IL.

2022 Immaterial Gallery Showcase at Boneyard Arts Festival. Prairie Glass House. Champaign, IL. 

2022 Black, White, and Monochrome. Southeast Center for Photography. Greenville, SC.

2021 The Poetry of the Ordinary. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT.

2020 Love in All Forms. Analog Forever Magazine. Online.

2020 Lost In Isolation. Void Collective. Online.

2020 Poetic Art. Her Creative Collective Gallery. Mahomet, IL.

2020 The Road; JKC Gallery. Trenton, NJ. Honorable Mention Slideshow.

2020 CAA Conference Exhibition. Columbia College Chicago Student Center. Chicago, IL.

2019 Urbanizing the Undiscovered Country; Analog Gallery. Urbana, IL.

2017 Shiver Art Show; Independent Media Center Urbana, IL.

2017 All Things Considered, Leica and Film; Urbana Museum of Photography Urbana, IL.

2017 Resist Art Show. Independent Media Center. Urbana, IL.


2020 Confluence Magazine Issue 5 Curation | Theme: Place as Subject

2019 The Collective Magazine Issue 005
2019 Float Magazine Portfolio Feature

2019 Smile Politely

2019 ATX in 3; Elective Reportage Press.

2018 Window Washer; LFI Master Shots (Online).

2018 Shiver Mag Issues 1 & 2.

2014 Memphis in March; Freedom Flashing Press.


2022 Artist Talk. History of Photography. Columbia College Chicago,

2020 Guest Lecturer. Sociology 100, University of Illinois.

2020-Artist Talk; Lost and Found Gallery


2022 enigmazine. 


2020-Present Henry Nias Business in the Arts Fellow; Museum of Contemporary Photography.

2019-Artist In Residence; Lost and Found.

2017-Present Editor at Large; Shiver Mag.

2016-Present Member; Elective Reportage.

© MICAH McCOY 2022.