Patty Carroll

Country: United States 🇺🇸

Patty Carroll has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970’s. Her most recent project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman. The photographs are published in two monographs, Anonymous Women, released in January, 2017 by Daylight Books, and Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise, January 2020 by Ain’t Bad Books. Other books include, “Spirited Visions,” 1991, “Living the Life; the World of Elvis Tribute Artsits,” 2005, and “Man Bites Dog,” 2012.

The Anonymous Woman series has been exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards including Carroll being acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2104 and in 2017. Some grants/prizes include Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship, 2003 and 2020, “Herstory” Grand Prize winner 2019 from SeeMe. Her work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as the Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP in Britain. Carroll’s work has been exhibited internationally in China and Europe, and frequently in the USA. (White Box Museum, Beijing, Art Institute of Chicago, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England, among others.) She has participated in over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is included in many public and private collections. After teaching photography for many years, Carroll has enthusiastically returned to the studio to delight viewers with her playful critique of home and excess. She was Artist in Residence at Studios Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri from 2016- 2021, while still working in her studio in Chicago. She currrently resides and works in Chicago. Her work is represented by Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, Texas, Sherry Leedy Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri, PDNB Gallery in Dallas, Texas, Galerie X11 in Santa Monica, CA and Paris, France and others.