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... Read More
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 exhibited in large scale and is published as a monograph by Daylight Books (released January, 2017.) 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 2017. Carroll has taught photography for many years and enthusiastically returned to the studio in order to delight viewers with her playful critique of home and excess. Carroll currently divides her time between being an artist in residence at Studios Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri where she has begun a new still life series. She was part of the prestigious Kansas City Collection for 2016-17, and is represented by Sherry Leedy Gallery in Kansas City and Martha Schneider Gallery in Chicago. Her work has been featured in many online galleries and blogs including the Huffington Post, Slate Magazine , Aint Bad Magazine, It’s Nice That (UK), Fast Company CoDesign Exposure and The British Journal of Photography among many others. Her work has also been featured internationally in magazines devoted to art and the design world, including “Domus,” Israel in 2013, and La Liberation, France 2018 among others.Her work has been shown in galleries and museums internationally including one-person exhibits at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, White Box Museum in Beijing, China, The Zheijhang Museum of Art, Hangzhou, China, Daura Gallery in Lynchburg, Virginia, Northern Illinois Museum of Artin DeKalb, IL, Martine Chaisson Gallery, New Orleans, LA. Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and many others. She has participated in over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and continues to make and show work consistently.