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Ellen Carey

Ellen Carey

Carey

Associate Professor of Photography

ecarey@hartford.edu
www.ellencareyphotography.com

MFA, Photography, State University of New York, Buffalo
BFA, Printmaking, Kansas City Art Institute

Ellen Carey’s photography and lens-based experimental work have been seen in 53 one-person exhibitions (1975-2015) in museums, alternative spaces, commercial galleries: M+B, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Real Art Ways; hundreds of group exhibitions (1974-2017): museums (Centre Pompidou), alternative (Hallwalls), galleries (Perrotin), non-profits (Aperture); permanent collections: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, George Eastman Museum, Fogg Museum at Harvard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Whitney Museum of  American Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Yale University, plus corporate and private collections.

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Books:
  • Color: American Photography Transformed, John Rohrbach, Amon Carter Museum;
  • The Innocent Eye: A Passionate Look at Contemporary Art, Patricia Rosoff;
  • The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography andExperimentation, Mary-Kay Lombino, Vassar College;
  • The Edge of Vision:TheRise of Abstraction in Photography, Lyle Rexer, Aperture Foundation, he states: “Ellen Carey is among this country's most committed experimental photographers."
Bibilography:

CV has reviews, essays, articles, brochures, catalogues; NEA, CAPS, Polaroid grants; interview: TV (Nutmeg), radio (WNPR), video (Aperture); documentaries Pulls (John Froats) and Mourning Wall (Real Art Ways); Yale Radio by Brainard Carey; Joe Fig Inside the Artist’s Studio; Bill Armstrong Dear Dave; film Camera Ready John Reuter, 20 X 24 Studio www.20X24studio.com. She is an independent scholar: Man Ray, Anna Atkins, Robert Motherwell, Sol LeWitt.

Solo Exhibitions:

2015

  • Ellen Carey:The Polaroid 20 X 24 ‘Self-Portraits’ 1984-1988, M+B, Los Angeles, Calif.

2014

  • Let There Be Light: The Blacks Swans of Ellen Carey, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), Willimantic, Conn. (catalog/illustrations)

2012

  • Photography Degree Zero, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, Calif.
  • In Hamlet’s Shadow: Self-Portraits as Photo-Lithographs from 1987, Celeste LeWitt Gallery, UCONN Health Center, Storrs, Conn.
  • Struck by Light, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.

2010      

  • The Black Swans of Ellen Carey: Of Necessary Poetic Realities, Art League, West Hartford

2009      

  • Struck by Light: Ellen Carey: Photogram Retrospective (1992-2009), St. Joseph University,

2008      

  • Picture Nothing, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.

2007     

  • Photography Degree Zero, Ibu Gallery, Palais Royale, Paris, France
  • Shadows & Pulls… A Short History, Diana Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Conn.

2006     

  • Moirés, Blinks, Monochromes, Start & Stops, Mixes, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Conn.

2005     

  • Moirés, Blinks, Monochromes, Start & Stops, Mixes, Nina Freudenheim, Buffalo, N.Y.

2004     

  • Photography Degree Zero/Matrix #153, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, Conn. (brochure)
Group Exhibitions:

 2016

  • TheUnbearable Lightness - The 1980s, Photography, Film; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR (brochure)
  • Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, George Eastman Museum (GEM), Rochester, N.Y. (book); curator: Lisa Hostetler
  • Stopping Down, Be-hold Gallery, Yonkers, N.Y. (two-person)
  • Archiving Western New York: Select Artists from The Gerald Mead Collection, Marion Art Gallery, SUNY@ Fredonia, N.Y. (catalog)
  • big nothing, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, NY, NY; curator: Richard Caldicott, London, U.K.
  • Photography is Magic, Aperture Foundation, NY, N.Y., curator: Charlotte Cotton, LA, CA

2015   

  • Photography Sees the Surface, Higher Pictures, New York, N.Y.
  • Part-Picture, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MoCCA), Toronto, Canada; (catalog)
  • One-of-a-Kind: Unique Objects from The  Center for Creative Photography (CCP), Norton Gallery, The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Ariz.; (brochure)
  • Art Today: 2000 – Present, New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA), New Britain, Conn.
  • Director’s Choice:Aspects of Portraiture: Photographs from Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn.

2015-2014   

  • Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; (catalog)
  • Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, N.Y.; (brochure)
  • Momentum: An Experiment in the Unexpected: San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA), San Jose, CA

2014    

  • CHEM 101: The Beauty of Chemistry in Photography, Benton Art Museum, UConn, Storrs, Conn.
  • After Life, Luckman Gallery/Fine Arts Center, California State University/Los Angeles, CA

2015-2013

  • The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center,                               
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Norton Museum, Palm Beach, FL; (book/tour/reviews)
  • A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAMM), Washington, D.C.; SAAM curator: Merry Foresta; (brochure/review)

2013-2009

  • The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography,
  • 2009: Aperture Foundation, New York Galerie Pangée, Montreal, CAN; Pingyao Photo Festival, Pingyao, CHINA:
  • 2010: Center for Creative Photography (CCP), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; 2011: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL;
  • 2012: Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clarke University, Portland, OR; Schneider Museum of Art, University of Southern Oregon, Ashland, OR; Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV;
  • 2013: Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA (book/tour); Aperture curator: Lyle Rexer-critic

2012

  • Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-Garde in the 1970s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.; catalog/illustrations/reviews; AKAG curator, Heather Pesanti
  • 50@50: Selected Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection, UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Focus: New Photography Acquisitions, New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMMA), Conn.

2011    

  • Process(ing), Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, FR
  • The Minimalist Aesthetic, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn.
  • For Once, Then, Something, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Recollection: Thirty Years of Photography at The New York Public Library, New York, N.Y.
  • The White Show: Subtlety in the Age of Spectacle, Clarion University Art Gallery, Penn. (brochure)
  • Women Artists @New Britain Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Conn. (catalog)             
  • Instant Connections: A Polaroid Exhibition, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, Mass.
  • Private/Public: Gerald Mead Collection, Castellani Art University, Niagara University, N.Y.
  • The Big Cool, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Polaroid: Instant Joy! A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2010    

  • Spectra: New Abstract Photography, Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburg, Penn.
  • Plucking the Rainbow, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • The Art of Polaroid, Gallery 4, Tiverton 4 Corners, R.I.

2009

  • Color Field Photography, The Princeton Arts Council, Princeton, N.J. (brochure)
  • Exposed, Creon Gallery, New York, N.Y.

2008    

  • Click, eo art lab, Chester, Conn.
  • Color Me Real, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, Conn.

2007    

  • Connecticut Contemporary, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn.

2006    

  • femme brut(e), Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Conn. (catalog)

2006   

  • Seeing the Light, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • The Persistence of Geometry, Cleveland Museum of Art, OhioH (catalog, cover/ill)
  • Shifting Terrains, Wadsworth Atheneum
Upcoming: Solo/Group:

2017-2018   

  • Picture Nothing: Ellen Carey, Penney-Burchfield Center for Art (PBAC), Buffalo, N.Y.; curator: Anthony Bannon, PhD, Executive Director; 40-year retrospective on Carey’s work; book/tour

2017-2020  

  • The Polaroid Project: Art & Science, MIT and FEP; tour: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Forth Worth, Texas-tour TBA; book- Thames & Hudson.
Published Essays – (On) Sol LeWitt; Man Ray; Ellen Carey — Author: Ellen Carey

2009      

  • Color Me Real. Sol LeWitt: 100 Views, MASS MoCA catalog (2008-2033) for: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective (2008-2033); Yale University Art Gallery, Williams College and MASS MoCA; Yale University Press (2009), New Haven, Conn.

2011

  • At Play with Man Ray. Aperture, fall 2011/issue #204; Aperture Foundation, New York, N.Y.

2013

  • In Hamlet’s Shadow. The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Delmonico-Prestel Press, New York
Guest Curator: Ellen Carey - Group Exhibitions

2006

  • femme brut(e), Nancy Stula, Director, Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, New London, Conn. (catalog)

2009      

  • Color Me Real, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, Conn.

2010      

  • Plucking the Rainbow, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.