Hartford Art School's Ellen Carey Featured in The New Yorker

February 20, 2023
Submitted By: Office of Marketing and Communication

The New Yorker’s latest issue features a profile of the Hartford Art School’s associate professor of photography, Ellen Carey. The article reads as a “portrait of an artist,” as it showcases her decades-long career as a practicing artist, and weaves in selections of her photography throughout the piece.  

A well-known, internationally recognized artist, Carey’s career evolution has taken broad strokes. She has taught at HAS since 1983, but her catalog of work goes beyond the decades-long tenure at the University. A conceptual photographer, her images often appear as fractals of light and color. Her approaches to her work involve process, allowing light and time to do the work for her. As Carey’s art evolved, her career is coming full circle and she is getting wider credit for her lifelong work.  

Carey’s photography and lens-based experimental work have been seen in dozens of one-person exhibitions, including M+B, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, and Real Art Ways. She has been included in hundreds of group exhibitions, and her work is featured in permanent collections, including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, George Eastman Museum, Fogg Museum at Harvard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Yale University, plus corporate and private collections. In 2018, she was named to the Royal Photographic Society's Hundred Heroines, a global initiative honoring the top women in photography from around the world.