Patty Carroll-Plantlady-2014

Patty Carroll

Plantlady 2014

36" x 36" (91.50 x 91.50 cm) Digital archival prints, Epson Premium Luster paper printed on an Epson 9900

Anonymous Women is about becoming the dwelling itself; experiencing various facets of domesticity. The domestic interior of the home is a place of comfort but can also camouflage individual identity, especially when the idealized decor becomes an obsession, or indication of position or status. “Staying home” for some women is a place of power, while others abhor because of its prison-like atmosphere. The new constructions are of home turned in on itself; where things are topsy-turvy and scale is variable. Decoration is out of control, and the woman of the house is lost in her own madness.
- Patty

Patty Carroll received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and a Master of Science degree in photography from The Institute of Design, IIT in Chicago, studying fine art traditional photography with Aaron Siskind, Arthur Siegel, and Garry Winogrand, Since then, she has continuously taught photography at the university level. Beginning at a small American art school, The Aegean School of Fine Arts in Paros, Greece, and onto full-time faculty at Penn State University in 1973-74, the University of Michigan in 1974-76, and at the Institute of Design from 1977-1992.  In England, she was Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art in London and Tutor at London College of Printing from 1992-96. In Chicago, she has taught digital photography part-time at Columbia College until 2013, and is currently Adjunct Full Professor of Photography at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The John and Mabel Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL3
FRAC Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, France
Polaroid Corporation, International Collection, Cambridge, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Ponderosa Collection, Dayton, OH
Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Chicago Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
First Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis MN
Vienna Beef, Chicago, IL
Ruttenberg Foundation, Chicago, IL
Stone Container Corporation, Chicago, IL
Pacific Telesis Corporation, San Francisco, CA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Saks Fifth Avenue
Numerous private collections
Selected Awards
2014 San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, Gold Medal Winner
WPGA Annual Gala Awards, Honorable Mention, and Finalist, Fine Art 2014
4th annual EXPOSURE Photography Competition (2013), Fine Art Category Winner, 2013
Art Takes Miami, Photography Category Award Winner, 2011
Prix de la Photo, Gold Award, 2011
Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy 2011 
WPGA Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Third Place, Fine Art, 2010
WPGA Annual Gala Awards, Honorable Mention, and Finalist, Fine Art 2009
Artist in Residence, Texas A & M University, 2005
Illinois Arts Council, Artist Fellowship, 2003
Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO 1999
Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant, 1999
Residency, Akiyoshidai Int’l Art Village, Japan through Atlantic Center for the Arts,1998
Excellence in Teaching Award, Illinois Institute of Technology 1990
"Changing Chicago" Focus Infinity Fund Commission, 1987
Illinois Arts Council, Artist Grant, 1987 
Illinois Arts Council Artist Grant, 1984
IIT Faculty Research Fellowship, 1981 
Illinois Arts Council, Project Completion Grant, 1981, 1977
Polaroid Corporation, Materials Grant, 1981
Selected Exhibitions

“Anonymous Women: Draped”, One Person Exhibit, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose College, Davenport, IA
“Neither Here Nor There” Group Exhibit, Manifest Gallery, Cincinatti, OH
San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, Gallery Photographica, Berkeley, CA
“Human Altered Landscape,” Group Exhibit, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, 
(Gallery and online exhibit)
Professional Members Exhibit, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
“Artemisia: After 40: current work by past members,” Group Exhibit, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
“Be Mine” Group Exhibition, Greenleaf Art Center, Chicago, IL
3rd International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Heritage Museum 
of Malaga, Spain
“Swath,” Azimuth Projects, Chicago, IL
“Anonymous Women: Draped and Moving”, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
“The Nature of a Collective; The Stellas” Ukranian Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
“Long Shot 2014” Photographic Center North West, Seattle, WA13
“Hot Dog Stands in Chicago,” One person exhibit, Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, IL
“Looking Back: The Art of Nostalgia,” Group Exhibit, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
“The Exposure 2013 Exhibition” See Exhibit Space, Long Island City, NY, Art Category Winner
“Iconoclastic” Group Exhibition, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
“Faces Forward” Group Exhibition, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
“Home Where We Live” Group Exhibition, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
“Warp and Weft” Group Exhibition, University of Chicago Medical Center Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Reworked Collection,” Group Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
“Anonymous Women,” One person exhibit, Singapore International Photography Festival
“Summer Group Show,” Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Working” Group Exhibition, Chicago Photography Collective Pop Up Loop Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Material Possessions,” Patty Carroll and Julie Laffin, Waubonsee College, Sugar Grove, IL
“Indulge,” Group Exhibition, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL
“Anonymous Women,” One Person Exhibition, Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
“The Salon Show” Group Exhibition, Chicago Photography Collective Pop Up Loop Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Warrenville Inspired,” Group Exhibition, Warrenville Historical Society and Gallery, Warrenville, IL
“Tapped,” Group Exhibitiion, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
“Anonymous Women” One Person Exhibition, Giudecca 795 Gallery, Venice, Italy
Stella Art Cart and Exhibition, Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, IL
“Anonymous Women” One Person Exhibition, Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano, Italy
“Go Do Good” Group Exhibition, Chicago Photography Collective Pop Up Loop Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Beloit and Vicinity Show” Wright Museum, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
“Anonymous Women” One Person Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery, Indiana University 
Northwest, Gary, IN 
“Contemporary Portraits by Women Photographers” Group Exhibition, Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL
“Arte Laguna” Group Exhibition and Awards, Nappe Area Arsenale, Venice, Italy
“Woman as Photographer” Group Exhibition, Minneapolis Photography Center, Minneapolis