Ellen Carey:  Dings & Shadows  Studio View ––

Ellen Carey: Dings & Shadows
Studio View


Ellen Carey: 
Curriculum Vitae


MFA State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (1976-1978)

BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO (1971-1975) 

Art Students League, NY, NY (Fall 1970)

One-Person Exhibitions: Ellen Carey 1976 - 2015

Ellen Carey: Polaroid 20 X 24 Self-Portraits 1984-1988, M+B, Los Angeles, CA

Let There Be Light: The Blacks Swans Of Ellen Carey, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), Willimantic, CT (Catalog/Illustrations)

Photography Degree Zero, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA
In Hamlet’s Shadow: Self-Portraits As Photo-Lithographs From 1987, Celeste LeWitt Gallery, UCONN Health Center, Storrs, CT
Struck By Light, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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

Struck By Light: Ellen Carey: Photogram Retrospective (1992-2009),
St. Joseph University, West Hartford, CT

Picture Nothing, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Photography Degree Zero, Ibu Gallery, Palais Royale, Paris, FR
Shadows & Pulls… A Short History, Diana Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT

Moirés, Blinks, Monochromes, Start & Stops, Mixes, Lyman Allyn Art Museum,
New London, CT (Catalog/Illustrations)

Moirés, Blinks, Monochromes, Start & Stops, Mixes, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Photography Degree Zero/Matrix #153, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, CT (Brochure)

Photography Degree Zero, Katrina Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Photography Degree Zero 1996 – 2003, Beacon Camera Club, Beacon, NY
Mourning Wall For 9/11, Mercy Gallery, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

Push Pin Photograms, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Mourning Wall For 9/11, PABA (Photo Art Book Art), New Haven, CT
Mourning Wall And Birthday Portrait, Museum Of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Columbia College, Chicago, IL (Brochure)
Self-Portrait @ 48, Connecticut Commission On The Arts, Hartford, CT
Photography Degree Zero, NEW/NOW, New Britain Museum Of American Art (NBMAA), CT Prima Facie, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT

Mourning Wall, Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York, NY
Photography Degree Zero, PABA (Photo Art Book Art), New Haven, CT

Mourning Wall-Family Portrait-Birthday Portrait, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (Brochure)
Pulls, Beacon Camera Club, Beacon, NY

Photogenic Drawings, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
Photography Degree Zero, Loughborough University, Loughborough, England

Pulls, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY

Family Portrait-Birthday Portrait, Cleveland Center For Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Photography Degree Zero, Todd Mauritz Gallery, Columbus, OH

Photography Degree Zero, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Center For Photography At Woodstock (CPW), Woodstock, NY

Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery 954, Chicago, IL

Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York, NY
Back To The Future: Ellen Carey, National Academy Of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (Catalog)

Self-Portraits In Polaroid 20 X 24, Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL

Stack And Abstract: Polaroid, John Good Gallery, New York, NY

Ellen Carey: Survey 1978-1986, International Center Of Photography/ICP, NY (Brochure)
Self-Portraits In Polaroid 20 x 24, Simon Cerigo, New York, NY

Self-Portraits In Polaroid 20 x 24, Art City, New York, NY
Self-Portraits In Polaroid 20 x 24, Real Art Ways (RAW), Hartford, CT
Self-Portraits In Polaroid 20 x 24, Zone, Springfield, MA

Concord Gallery, New York, NY
Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Texas Gallery, New York, NY

Memorial Union Art Gallery, University Of California, Davis, CA

University Art Museum, University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Painted Photograph: Figures & Forms, Concord Gallery, New York, NY

Painted Self-Portraits, HallWalls, Buffalo, NY (MFA Thesis Exhibition)

Ellen Carey & Cindy Sherman: Photo Bus Show, CEPA/Niagara Transit System, Buffalo, NY


Group Exhibitions: Ellen Carey 1974 - 2015


The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, Foundation for Exhibiting    Photography (FEP) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Amon Carter Museum    of American Art, Ft. Worth (TX); WestLicht Museum for Photography, Vienna; C/O, Berlin GER); MIT, Cambridge, MA; tour (2017-2019); book Thames & Hudson, London, UK

Indirect Representations, Christin Tierney Gallery, NY, NY; Joe Fig curator
CHANGED: The Altered Photograph, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NY, NY

The Unbearable Lightness - The 1980s, Photography, Film; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR (brochure);
curator: Karolina Lewandowska
Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, George Eastman Museum (GEM), Rochester, NY (book); curator; Lisa Hostetler
Archiving Western New York: Select Artists from The Gerald Mead Collection, Marion Art Gallery, SUNY@Fredonia, NY (catalog)
big nothing, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, NY, NY; curator: Richard Caldicott
Photography is Magic, Aperture Foundation, NY, NY; curator: Charlotte Cotton
new flesh, Rubber Factory, NYC, NY; curator Efrem Zelony-Mindell
Stopping Down, Be-Hold Gallery, Yonkers, NY; curator Larry Gottehim
Chemistry: Explorations in Abstract Photography, Garrison Art Center, NY

Photography Sees The Surface, Higher Pictures, NY, NY
Part-Picture, Museum Of Canadian Contemporary Art (MoCCA), Toronto, CAN; (Catalog)
One-Of-A-Kind: Unique Objects From The Center For Creative Photography (CCP), University Of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; (Brochure)
Art Today: 2000 – Present, New Britain Museum Of American Art (NBMAA), New Britain, CT
Directors Choice: Aspects Of Portraiture: Photographs From The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; (Catalog)
Modern Alchemy: Experiments In Photography, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY; (Brochure)

CHEM 101: The Beauty Of Chemistry In Photography, Benton Art Museum, UConn, Storrs, CT
After Life, Luckman Gallery/Fine Arts Center, California State University/Los Angeles (CSULA)

The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography And Experimentation, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; 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)

The Edge Of Vision: The Rise Of Abstraction In Photography, 2009: Aperture Foundation, NY; 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:Louisana Arts And Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA (Book/Tour); Aperture Curator: Lyle Rexer-Critic

Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-Garde In The 1970s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; (Catalog/Illustrations/Reviews) AKAG Curator, Heather Pesanti
50@50: Selected Artists From The Gerald Mead Collection, UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Focus: New Photography Acquisitions, New Britain Museum Of American Art (NBMMA), CT

Process(ing), Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, FR
The Minimalist Aesthetic, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art,
Hartford, CT
For Once, Then, Something, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Recollection: Thirty Years Of Photography At The New York Public Library, 
New York, NY
The White Show: Subtlety In The Age Of Spectacle, Clarion University Art Gallery, PA (Brochure)
Women Artists @New Britain Museum, New Britain Museum Of American Art, CT (Catalog)
Instant Connections: A Polaroid Exhibition, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
Private/Public: Gerald Mead Collection, Castellani Art University, Niagara University,
New York, NY
The Big Cool, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Spectra: New Abstract Photography, Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburg, PA
Plucking The Rainbow, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Polaroid: Instant Joy! A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
The ART Of POLAROID, Gallery 4, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI

Color Field Photography, The Princeton Arts Council, Princeton, NJ (Brochure)
Exposed, Creon Gallery, New York, NY

Click, eo art lab, Chester, CT
Color Me Real, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT

Connecticut Contemporary, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art,
Hartford, CT (Brochure)

femme brut (e), Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT (Catalog)

Seeing The Light, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
The Persistence Of Geometry, Cleveland Museum Of Art, OH (Catalog, Cover/Ill)
Shifting Terrains, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art. Hartford, CT (Brochure)

Romancing The Shadows, The Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA (Brochure)
Triple Exposure, Chase/Freedman Gallery, Jewish Community Center,
West Hartford, CT
Casting The Light, 1708 Gallery; McLean Projects For Art, VA; SW School,
San Antonio, TX (Catalog)
Black & White, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT

Inside Out: Selections From The Permanent Collection, 
San José Museum Of Art, CA
LeWitt’s LeWitts, New Britain Museum Of American Art (NBMAA),
New Britain, CT

This Is Not A Photograph, DePaul University, Chicago, IL; UNorth Texas, Denton, TX; Bowling Green University, OH; UC La Jolla Art Gallery, CA; Bayle Art Museum, Charlottesville,VA; College Art Gallery, Northfield, MN; Pamela Auchincloss Projects, NY; (Catalog)

Light =Index, Visual Studies Workshop (VSW), Rochester, NY
Prima Facie, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Primary Colours, City Gallery, Leicester, England UK

American Visions: Highlights From The Photography Collection, Whitney Museum, NY (Book)
Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde, Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY (Book)
Self-Portrait @ 48, Connecticut Commission For The Arts, Hartford, CT

What’s New, Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York, NY
Eccentric Photography, Islip Museum, East Islip, NY (Brochure)

American Perspectives: Photographs From The Polaroid Collection, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Of Photography, Tokyo JAPAN (Book)
Portraits, PABA (Photo Art Book Art), New Haven, CT
Yard Sale, NYC Lab School, New York, NY
This Is Not A Photograph, Pamela Auchincloss Art Projects, New York, NY (Tour/Catalog)
Being Human: A Portrait, PABA (Photo Art Book Art), New Haven, CT
Selections, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT

Female, Wessel & O’Connor, New York, NY
Here’s Looking At You, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art, Hartford, CT
Fellowship Awards Exhibition, Connecticut Commission On The Arts, Hartford, CT
100 Years Of Photography: Personal Visions On The 20th Century In The Art And Technology, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
This Is Not A Photograph, Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, NY (Tour/Catalog)
Women’s History Through Art, Burchfield–Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, NY
Phenomenon, Friends Of Photography, Ansel Adams Center,
San Francisco, CT
Innovation/Imagination: 50 Years Of Polaroid Photography 1947–1997, 
Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA (Tour/Book)
Photography’s multiple roles: Art, Document, Market, Science, Museum Of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) @ Columbia College, Chicago, IL (Book)
The Agency of Meaning: Survey Of Contemporary Works In The Collection, Burchfield–Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, NY

Art That Happens To Be Photography, Nina Freudenheim Gallery,
Buffalo, NY

Eye Of The Beholder: The Avon Collection, International Center For Photography (ICP/NY), New York, NY    
The Big Picture Show, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG), Buffalo, NY
Diverse Visions/Photographic Perspectives, The Pittsburgh Center For The Arts, PA

From Transition To Abstraction, Center For Photography At Woodstock (CPW), NY
Collecting In The 90s, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art, Hartford, CT (Portrait Commissions)
Delirium, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY

Not A Metaphor, Arts Projects International, New York, NY
Alternatives: Twenty Years Of HallWalls 1975-1995, Burchfield–Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY (Brochure)
Moholy-Nagy And Present Company, Museum At The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Content And Discontent In Today’s Photography, Lowe Art Museum, University Of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (ICI Tour/Brochure)
Trusting In Magic: Nine Photographers, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
Abstract Photographs, Baltimore Museum Of Art, Baltimore, MD

4 + 4 + 4 = 95, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
Issues And Identities In Contemporary Photography, Museum Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, IL
Making Pictures, Caldwell College, NJ
Beyond The Camera, Large-Scale Manipulated Photographs, Artspace, New Haven, CT
The Abstract Urge, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA (Tour /Brochure)
The Camera “I” Photographic Self Portraits From The Audrey And Sydney Irmas Collection, The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA (Book/Ill)
The Instant Image, Park Avenue Atrium, New York, NY
Life Lessons, The Museum At The Art Institute Of Chicago,
Chicago, IL (Brochure)

Fiction Of The Self, University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; Herter Art Gallery, University Of Massachusettes, Amherst MA; Palazzo De Exhibitions, Rome, Italy; Museum Of Modern Art, Nice, FR (Catalogue/Tour)
The Art Of Diamonds, Tatischeff Gallery, NY; Cleveland Museum Of Natural History, OH; Natural History, Atlanta, GA; Charles And Emma Grye Art Museum, Omniplex Science Center, Seattle, WA; Los Angeles Museum Of Natural History, CA; Rochester Museum And Science Center, NY; Dallas Museum Of Natural History, TX; Dayton Art Institute, OH
Concurrence, 100 Pearl Street Gallery, Hartford, CT (Two-Person With Mary Frey)
Moving Shadows, Tennisport Arts, Long Island City, NY

Dark Décor, Independent Curators Inc. (ICI) Tour/Catalog: DePree Art Center, Hope College, Holland, MI; San José Museum Of Art, CA; Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Bellair, FL; Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; Ilingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College Of Art, Calgary, CAN

Departures Photography 1923–1990, Independent Curators Inc. (ICI) Catalog/Tour: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College Of The Holy Cross, Worcester, MA; Denver Museum Of Art, CO; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; Pittsburgh Center For The Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

The Abortion Project, HallWalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY; New Langton Arts,
San Francisco, CA
Abstraction In The 90s, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Colt 4, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art, Hartford, CT (Catalog)
Representatives: Women Photographers From The Permanent Collection, Center For Creative
Photography (CCP), University Of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Selections 6, Photokina, Polaroid Corporation, Cologne, GER (Book)

Goldie Gallery At Moore College Of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Telfair Academy Of Arts And Sciences, Savannah, GA (Catalog)
Art That Happens To Be Photography, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Fifteen Years Of RAW, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Mixing The Medium: Beyond Silver Photography, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Brochure)
People And Places, 100 Pearl Street Gallery, Hartford, CT
Resonance, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT
The Ruttenberg Collection, Museum Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, IL (Catalog)
Summer Group Exhibition, Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York, NY
Techno-Real, Sol Mednick Gallery, The University Of The Arts,
Philadelphia, PA
Towards 2000, Rhode Island School Of Design, Providence, RI

Against Interpretation, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
5 Person Exhibition, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
Highlights, Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York, NY
Identities: Portraiture In Contemporary Photography, Philadelphia Arts Alliance, PA
Selections 5, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, FR (Catalog)
Summer Group Exhibition, John Good Gallery, New York, NY

Abstraction In Contemporary Photography, Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, NY(Brochure) Artspace, New Haven, CT
Artists’ Portraits by Timothy Greenfield–Sanders, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (Book)
Fotografie, Wissenschaft Und Neue Technologien, Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, GR (Catalog)
Nature And Culture: Conflict And Reconciliation In Recent Photography, Friends Of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
The Photography Of Invention: American Pictures Of The 1980s, National Museum Of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Tour/Book)
Strange Attractors: The Spectacle of Chaos, Kaos Foundation, Chicago, IL (Catalog)

Appropriation And Syntax: Uses Of Photography In Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY
Chaos, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
Complexity And Contradictions, Zilka Art Gallery, Wesleyan University,
Middletown, CT
Connecticut Photographers, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
First Person Singular: Self-Portrait In Photography 1840–1988, High Museum, Atlanta, GA (Cat)
Gallery Artists, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
Layers Of Meaning, Tower Gallery, New York, NY
New Surrealism, The Catskill Center For Photography, Woodstock, NY (Catalog)
Photography On The Edge, Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (Catalog)
The Photo-Ostensive (Propositions Of The Phenomenal And The Mundane), 
Jayne H. Baum, New York, NY
Small Scale, Frank Bernarducci Gallery, New York, NY
Twenty From New York, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Woman And Self-Image, Art Museum, Miami University, Oxford, OH (Catalog)
(Re) Productions, White Columns, New York, NY
Group Show, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Photo-Mannerisms, Laurence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Photo Synthesis, Frank Bernarducci Gallery, New York, NY
Poetic Injury: The Surrealist Legacy In Postmodern Photography, 
Alternative Museum, NY (Catalog)
Portrayals, International Center Of Photography: ICP/Midtown,
New York, NY (Catalog)
Spirals Of Artificiality, HallWalls, Buffalo, NY (Catalog)
Beyond The Image, First Street Forum, St. Louis, MO

Baskerville-Watson Gallery, New York, NY
Context As Content, Catskill Center For Photography, Woodstock, NY
Four Photographers, Promenade Gallery, Bushnell Memorial Hall,
Hartford, CT
Modern Art At Harvard, Sackler Museum, Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA
P, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Painted Pictures, Houston Foto Fest, Houston, TX
Pictures, Simon Cerigo, New York, NY
Recent Acquisitions, Brooklyn Museum Of Art, NY
Sadness, Simon Cerigo Gallery, New York, NY
Self-Portrait: Photography (1840–1985), National Portrait Gallery,
London, UK (Catalog)
Weird Beauty, The Palladium, New York, NY

Acquisitions, Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
KCAI Centennial, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
Persona Non Grata, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
Photo-Graphic, Art City, New York, NY
Sexuality: Expressions And Perceptions, Art City, New York, NY
The Show Room, Michael Katz Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Selections, Castelli Uptown, New York, NY
303 Gallery, NY, NY

Chill Out, The Kenkelba House, New York, NY
HallWalls: Ten Years, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG), Buffalo, NY (Catalog)
The Heroic Figure, 17th Saõ Paulo Biennial, Rio De Janeiro MoMA, Brazil (Tour/Catalog)   
New Images In Photography, The School Of Visual Arts (SVA),
New York, NY
Patterns, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
Wedge Benefit, Nature Morte, New York, NY

Contemporary Self-Portraiture In Photography, MIT Hayden Art Gallery,
Cambridge, MA
Three Dimensional Photographs, Castelli Graphics, New York, NY
Faces Since The 50s, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, PA (Catalog)
Olson Gallery, New York, NY
Pace/MacGill, New York, NY
Portico Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Altered States, University Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Contemporary Photography As Phantasy, The Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, CA (Tour/Catalog)
Figures: Forms And Expressions, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG), Buffalo, NY (Catalog)
Nineteen From New York, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Painting, Pattern, Photograph, The Addison Gallery Of American Art, Andover, MASS
Group Show, Concord Gallery, New York, NY
Photograph Transformed, Stefanotti Gallery, NewYork, NY
Photo Start, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (Catalog)
Group Show, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Some Contemporary Portraits, The Contemporary Arts Museum (CAM), Houston, TX

Carey, Dwyer, Simmons, Skoglund, 
The Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Lichtbildnisse, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany (Book)
The Markers, San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art (SFMoMA), San Francisco, CA (Catalog)
Photo, Metro Pictures, New York,
Photo Fusion, The Pratt Manhattan Center, New York, NY (Catalog)
Points Of Departure, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Photography, Fogg Art Museum At Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA         

HallWalls/Five Years, The New Museum, New York, NY (Catalog) 
Marvin Heiferman Selects, The Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
The Hoffer Memorial Collection, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Painterly Photographs, Washington Project For The Arts (WPA), Washington, D.C. and
Media Studies Center, State University Of New York (SUNY) At Buffalo, NY (Catalog)

About Face, Niagara Community College, Sanborn, NY (With Bruce Morosko)
Altered Photographs, P.S.1/Center For Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY
Buffalo/Chicago/Exchango, NAME Gallery, Chicago, IL
CAPS Show, The Nikon House, New York, NY (Catalog)
Ellen Carey, Larry Williams, Marcia Resnick, Chicago Center For Contemporary Photography, IL
Colors In Question, Catskill Center For Photography, Woodstock, NY
The Grotesque In Photography, Neikrug Gallery, New York, NY (Book)
Inside Out, Galerie Optica, Montreal, Quebec, CAN
Syracuse Show, The Everson Museum Of Art, Syracuse, NY

In Western New York,  The Albright-Knox Gallery (AKAG), Buffalo, NY (Catalog)
Polaroid Show, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Where N’ When, HallWalls, Buffalo, NY

Images Of Women, The Portland Museum Of Art, Portland, ME
Manipulated Polaroids, Wheelock College, Boston, MASS
Recent Portraiture, The Renaissance Society Of University Of Chicago, IL (Brochure)
Spectrum: An Invitational, Rochester Institute Of Technology (RIT), NY

Colorado National, University Of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Five Women Photographers, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

First Light, Humbolt State University, Eureka, CA
Subject: Women, The Spencer Museum Of Art,  University Of Lawrence, KS

Collections: Ellen Carey 1976 – 2015      

Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG), Buffalo, NY
Alliance/Bernstein, New York, NY
Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), Willimantic, CT
Art Institute of Chicago (Museum of), Chicago, IL
Avon Collection, New York, NY
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Banana Republic, Flagship Stores Nationwide, USA
Bell Atlantic, Arlington, VA
Benton Art Museum, University of Connecticut (UCONN), Storrs, CT
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Center for Creative Photography (CCP), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Coca-Cola Corporation, Atlanta, GA
Columbus Museum of Art (MoCA), Columbus, OH
Dallas-Fort Worth Art Museum, TX
Dannheisser Foundation, New York, NY
Dow Jones Collection, New York, NY
First Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
George Eastman Museum (GEM), Rochester, NY
Heckscher Museum, Huntington, LI, NY
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Chicgao, ILL (formerly First Bank of Chicago)
International Center of Photography (ICP/NY), NY, NY
Lannan Foundation, Palm Beach, FL
LeWitt Foundation, Chester, CT
Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Marine Midland Bank, New York, NY
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Columbia College,
Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Houston, TX
Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, D.C.
Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA), New Britain, CT
New York Public Library (NYPL), New York, NY
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Polaorid International Collection, Waltham, MASS (disassembled)
Ponderosa Collection, Cincinnati, OH
Progressive Insurance Company, Cleveland, OH
Reader’s Digest, Pleasantville, NY
Rich’s Products, Buffalo, NY
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, Providence, RI
Ruttenberg Foundation, Chicago, IL
San José Museum of Art, San José, CA
University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
University of Iowa, Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Vassar College, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut (UCONN),
Storrs, CT
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Private Collections


Banana Republic Stores, USA, Flagship Stores
Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Polaroid 20 x 24 Portraits, Private Clients-Commissions



Ground Zero: 9/11; International Open Call, New York, NY (with David Harlan AiA, New Haven, CT)
The Roberto Clemente School, 1% for the Arts; New Haven, CT (with Rick Morse AiA, Hartford, CT)



Polaroid 20 x 24 Artists Program, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT

Te Foundation, Avon, CT

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT

Greater Hartford Council for the Arts, Grover Foundation, Hartford, CT

Coffin Grant, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Coffin Grant, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Bent Award for Creativity, The University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Polaroid 20 x 24 Artists Program, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Council on the Arts, New Works Grant, Boston, MA
New York Foundation for the Arts Grant (NYFA), NY, NY

Coffin Grant, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington DC

Light Work, Syracuse, NY

Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS), NY, NY

Books, Catalogs, Periodicals:

Adrian, Dennis. Recent Portraiture. Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago, IL; 1976; brochure
Armstrong, Bill. Dear Dave, issue #19, New York, NY; feature/interview; 10 pgs./illustration; 2015
Bannon, Anthony. Painterly Photographs. Washington Projects for the Arts (WPA), Washington, D.C. ; March15-May 1, 1980; catalog/illustration
Cathcart, Linda L. The Heroic Figure. Rio De Janeiro Museum of Modern Art, Brazil; United States Information Agency and The Contemporary Arts Museum (CAM), Houston, TX; 1984-1985 (tour): catalog/illustrations; portraits of the artists by Robert Mapplethorpe
Cathcart, Linda L. The New Photography. The Contemporary Arts Museum (CAM), Houston, TX, January 17 - February 22, 1981; booklet/illustrations
Cathcart, Linda L. HallWalls: Five Years. The New Museum, NY; Washington Projects for the Arts (WPA), Washington D.C.; A Space, Toronto, CAN; Upton Gallery, SUNY@Buffalo, 1979-1980, catalog/illustrations
Coke, Van Deren. The Markers. San Francisco MoMA CA; May 29-July 26, 1981; catalog/illustrations
Coleman, A. D.  Photofusion. Pratt Manhattan Center, NY; January 12-31,1981; catalog/illustrations
Coleman, A. D.  The Grotesque in Photography. Ridge Press and Summit Books; March 1977; book w/ill
Denson, G. R.  Figures: Forms and Expressions. Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG), Buffalo, NY; November 30, 1981-January 3, 1982; catalog/illustrations
Denson, Robert. Poetic Injury: The Surrealist Legacy in Post-Modern Photography. The Alternative Museum, NY; pp. 14, 20, 36; catalog/illustrations
Fleischer, Donna. The Black Swans of Ellen Carey: Of Necessary Poetic Realities. Akus Gallery (ECSU) Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), Willimantic, CT; January 9-February 20, 2014, catalog/illustrations
Frascella, Lawrence. Aperture. Technology and Transformation, Aperture Foundation, NY; #106, Spring1987, back cover/ill
Grundberg, Andy. Mourning Wall. Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (2000); Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Colombia College, Chicago, IL; 2000 revised 2002; brochure/illustrations
Grundberg, Andy. American Visions: Highlights from the Photography Collection. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; July 2002; book/illustrations
Grundberg, Andy. See: A Journal of Visual Culture. Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA; cover, issue 1:4, 1995; periodical
Grundberg, Andy. Content and Discontent in Today’s Photography. Independent Curators Incorporate (ICI) NY, NY; 1985; brochure/illustrations
Grundberg, Andy and Ed Yankov. Departures: Photography 1923-1990. Worcester, MA (catalogue)
Grundberg, Andy and Jerry Saltz. Abstraction in Contemporary Photography. Emerson College, Boston, MA; catalog/illustrations
Hagenberg, Roland.  Soho, Egret Publications, NY, NY; 1987-book/illustrations; p. 137
Hagenberg, Roland. Untitled ’84. Pelham Press, NY, NY; 1984-book/illustrations; p. 50
Hagenberg, Roland.  East Village. Pelham Press, NY, NY; 1985-Art City; book/illustrations
Hartshorn, Willis. Ellen Carey: Survey 1978-1986. International Center of Photography, NY; brochure/ill
Hirsch, Robert. Exploring Color Photography: From Darkroom to the Digital Studio. McGraw Hill, NY; book/illustrations; pgs. 11 & 309 (multiple editions)
Hitchcock, Barbara. The Polaroid Book. Taschen, Los Angeles, CA; book/illustrations
Honnef, Klaus. Lichtbildnisse, Rheinisches, Landesmuseum, Bonn, GER; March -June 1981; book/ill
Hunt, Bill. Delirium, Aperture Foundation, NY; 1997; periodical/ illustrations
Jacobs, Joseph. Faces Since the 50s. Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; March 11-April 17, 1983; catalog/illustrations
Laster, Paul and Renee Ricardo. The Spiral of Artificiality, HallWalls, Buffalo, NY; catalog; pgs. 4-8 ill
Liebowitz, Herbert. Parnassus: Poetry In Review, Poetry in Review Foundation, NY; 1986-book p. 248, ill
Lingwood, James. Self Portrait: Photography 1940-1985. National Portrait Gallery, London, UK: book ill
Lombino, Mary-Kay. The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, Frances Lehman Loeb Center for the Arts, Poughkeepise, NY; book/Delmonico-Prestel; pgs. 44, 46, 47, 64-67, 221
Luciana, James. Black and White Photography: An International Collection. Rockport Publishers, Gloucester, MA, 1999-book/illustrations
McCaughey, Patrick. The Colt 4, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT-1992; catalog/ill
Miller, Denise. Photography’s multiple roles. Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Columbia College@Chicago, Chicago, IL-1998, book/illustrations; pg.20
Naef, Weston. New Trends. Shevsha Publishing Company, Tokyo, Japan-June 1984, book/illustrations
Ottman, Klaus. Strange Attractors: The Spectacle of Chaos. Kaos Foundation, Chicago, IL; brochure w/il
Parker, Fred. ContemporaryPhotography as Phantasy. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA;
June 19-August 15, 1982; catalog/illustrations
Peasanti, Heather. Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG), Buffalo, NY; March 30-July 8, 2012; catalog/illustrations; pgs. 28-37,103-110
Pickover, Dr. Clifford. Mazes of the Mind.  St. Martin’s Press, NY; 1991; book/illustrations
Potter, Tina.  Dark Décor. Independent Curators Incorporated (ICI), NY, NY; 1995; catalog/illustrations
Rexer, Lyle.  Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde. Harry N. Abrams Inc., NY, NY-2002; book/illustrations,  pgs. 128-129; 138-139
Rexer, Lyle. The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, Aperture Foundation, NY-2009 (reprinted 2014); book/illustrations: pgs. 147-169.
Richardson, Trevor. Fictions of the Self: The Portrait in Contemporary Photography. Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina (UNC), Greensboro, NC; Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts (UMASS), Amherst, MA; 1993; catalog/illustrations
Roberts, Pamela. A Century of Colour Photography: From the Autochrome to the Digital Age. Carlton Books Ltd., London,  UK; 2007; book/illustrations; pgs. 189, 247
Rohrbach, John. Color: American Photography Transformed, Amon Carter Museum of American Art,   Forth Worth, TX; University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 2013; pgs 230 (ill) & 436n31
Rosenbloom, Naomi.  A History of Women Photographers, Abbeville Press, NY: 1994; book/ill
Rosoff, Patricia. Innocent Eye: A Passionate Look at Art, Tupelo Press, North Adams, MASS; 2012 book w/cover, essay & ill; pgs; 103-107.
Spagnoli, Jerry, Casting the Light; catalog/illustrations
Sobieszek, Robert A. and Deborah Irmas. The Camera “I”: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Harry N.     Abrams Inc., NY; 1994:  catalog/illustrations; pgs.118, 211
Stainback, Charles. Portrayals. International Center of Photography: ICP/Midtown, NY; 1987; catalog/illustrations; pgs. 18, 33, 38
Verre, Phillip. Photo Start.  Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY; September 14 – December 5, 1982; catalog
Stokes, Lowery Sims. The Persistence of Geometry: Form, Content and Culture in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art; catalog/illustrations; cover/pg.115
Walsh, Michael.  Back to the Future: The Photography of Ellen Carey. The National Academy of    Sciences, Washington, D.C.; June 1992; catalog/illustrations
Westerbeck, Colin.  The Intuitive Eye: The Ruttenberg Collection, Chicago, IL; catalog/illustrations
–  Fotografie, Wissenschaft Une Neue Technologien, Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, GER; 1989, pgs.78-81 ill.
–  Young American Photographers, Lustrum Press, NY,1974; book
–  Artfinder, Special Photography Issue. Egret Publications, NY; catalog/illustrations; pg. 71
–  Selections 5, Photokina, Cologne, GER-1990; book/illustration

Articles, Essays, Reviews: Ellen Carey

Brown, Susan Rand. Art New England (ANE); profile March/April 2017
The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, MIT & FEP, book cover/essay

Armstrong, Bill.  Dear Dave, (#19) interview
Carey, Brainard. Yale Radio; interview April 2016
Fig, Joe. Inside the Artist’s Studio (Princeton Architectural Press); book/interview
Reuter, John. Camera Ready, documentary film (TBA), Director of 20 X 24 Studio(1980s-present); Carey’s work with other camera artists (www.20X24studio.com)
Zelony-Mindell, Efrem. Steven Frailey & Ellen Carey, Rubber Factory“New Flesh”; interview

Fleischer, Donna. The Black Swans of Ellen Carey: Of Necessary Poetic Realities, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), Willimantic, CT (essay)

Kino, Carol. Renaissance in an Industrial Town. New York Times, Sunday, May 6; ill.

Bryant, Eric. The Indecisive Image, ArtNews, NY; March, pgs.106-113 ill.

AD Cadeaux.  Architectural Digest French edition, Paris, FR; Dec. 2007-Jan. 2008; p. 43
Gennochio, Benjamin. FeministArtworks with an Edge. New York Times, NY; January 7 ill.
Goodman, Lauren.  Rustic Renaissance, Domino, New York, NY, February
Rosoff, Patricia. Writing with Light: The Abstract World of Ellen Carey. Art New England, Brighton, MA; April/May; pgs/feature

Huntington, Richard. On Target; Ellen Carey’s Shots with Giant Polaroid Hit the Mark
The Buffalo News, NY; October 14; ill
Severin, Jay. Photography’s Spiritual Realm. Sag Harbor, NY; June 2, ill pg. 10
Rexer, Lyle. Abstract Photography. Art on Paper, NY: March/April, color ills.

–Capturing an Essence, Republican American, Waterbury CT; December 14, ill.
Rosoff, Patricia. A Fresh Look at the Mystery of Photography. Hartford Advocate, CT: Dec. 9
Marsh, Joanna. MATRIX 153: Ellen Carey-Photography Degree Zero. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT;  brochure w/illustrations.

Baker, Kenneth. Ellen Carey in Berkeley, Art Review. San Francisco Chronicle, CA; Jan, ill.              
Birke, Judith. Photographer and Architect Contemplate 9/1l. New Haven Register, CT; Jan 19, ill              
Lewis, Jonathan. Louder Than Words.City Newspaper, Rochester, NY;Vol.32 #25, Mar.12-18, ill              
Rosoff, Patrica. Monumental Memento Morte Hartford Advocate, CT;Vol.30 #11, Mar. pp.18, ill
Starger, Steven. Ellen Carey: Photography Degree Zero Art New England; Dec-Jan, p.29, ill

Profile: Rob and Nancy Grover. Art On Paper,  NY; July/August, ill
Adams, Bruce.  Darkroom Dance. Buffalo Evening News, NY; Nov.29 – Dec.6, ill
Rosoff, Patricia.  High-Tech Magic. Hartford Advocate, CT;Vol. 29 #44, Oct. 31; pp. 22 – 23, ill

Pollack, Barbara. Mourning Wall, National Reviews. ArtNews; February, p. 159
Rexer, Lyle.  Ellen Carey at Real Art Ways. Art in America, NY; June, ill
Rosoff, Patricia.  The Unbearable Lightness of Being Ellen Carey: Energy Producing Brightness.  Art New England, Boston, MA, January-February, Feature ARTS, ill.
Schwabsky, Barry.  Mourning Wall at Real Art Ways. Art On Paper, NY; April/May,  ill

Grundberg, Andy. Mourning Wall, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; brochure essay
McNally, Owen.  Good Mourning. Hartford Courant; Feature ARTS; Sun/Oct. 8, Sect. G. ill
McNally, Owen. The Pain of Human Loss. Hartford Courant, CT; ill
McNally, Owen.  A Photo Exhibit on Grieving. Hartford Courant, CT; Oct. 5, ill
Miller-Keller, Andrea.  Whitney Biennial Curators Interview, ArtForum, NY, March
Perrée, Rob, Weer Kunst In Het Warenhuis?, Kunstbeeld, Amsterdam, February,
pgs. 37-39, ill
Zimmer, William.  A FamilyAlbum with No Pictures, New York Times, NY; Dec. 10,
p. 35, ill

Damsker, Matt. Abstraction through the Lens. Hartford Courant, CT;  September 9-15, ill
Glueck, Grace.  Female. Curator; Vince Aletti, Wessel & O’Connor Gallery; The New York Times, NY; September 17 p. 26, ill
Helfand, Glen. Marco Breuer, Ellen Carey, San Francisco Bay Guardian, CA; March 10-16
Jenkins, Steven. Phenomena: The Poetics of Science. Camerawork: Journal of Photographic Arts;    Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA: Vol.26 #1, Spring/Summer, pgs.33-35
Rosoff, Patricia.  Playing with the Light. Hartford Advocate, CT; September 9, ill

Boxer, Sarah. Beauty in a Variety of Disguises. New York Times, NY; Sept. 19, p. E35
Huntington, Richard. Deceptively Intellectual. Buffalo Evening News, NY; Friday, October 9
Huntington, Richard. The Bold and the Body. Buffalo Evening News, NY; Friday,
September 25
Newhall, Edith.  New York Magazine, NY; September 14, p.129
Schwabsky, Barry.  Ellen Carey: Pulls-Ricco/Maresca Gallery, ArtForum, NY: Vol. 37 #3, November, pgs.114-115, ill.

Huntington, Richard. Albright-Knox: Photos on a Large Scale. Buffalo Evening News; Apr. 10
Koeninger, Kay. Modern Photographs Bring to Mind Age-old Questions. Columbus Dispatch, OH; April 27, ill
Leddy, Kim. Photogrammar. Columbus Alive, Columbus, OH, April 2-8
Royse, Erik. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Features Diverse Visions/Photographic Perspectives.  Pittsburgh Family Times, PA; Vol.5 # Issue 4, May
Shearing, Graham. AreaFull of ‘Diverse Visions’ in Art. The Tribune, Pittsburgh, PA; Apr. 27, ill
Thomas, Mary. Photography Exposed to New Processes. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA; June 21
Zambo, Caran-Marie.  ArtsDisplays Offer Diversity. The Daily News, McKeesport, PA; May 2

Aletti, Vince.  Voice Choice, Ellen Carey. Village Voice, New York, NY; November 26, p. 9
Chambers, Karen.  Ellen Carey. Review, New York, NY; December 1, pp. 30-31
McNally, Owen. The Artof Acquisition. Hartford Courant, CT; January 21

Dorsey, John.  Capturing the Abstract in Photographs. The Sun, Baltimore, MD, ill
Raynor, Vivien. Photographers Putting Eggs in Technology’s Basket. NY Times; July 30, p.12
Read, Michael. Phenomena. SEE, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA; #1:4, cover-p.12

Aletti, Vince. Voice Choice: Ellen Carey. Village Voice, NY; December 27; p. 5
Aletti, Vince. Voice Choice: Group Show. Village Voice, NY; August 3-9
Grundberg, Andy. The Abstract Urge. Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, Newsletter Review, San Francisco, CA; cover
Hagen, Charles. Ellen Carey: Jayne Baum Gallery. New York Times, NY; December 23, p. C26
Newhall, Edith. Cue Listing - Galleries, New York Magazine, NY; December 19 – 26, ill
Scalora, Sal. A Banquet of Snacks. Hartford Advocate, CT, Vol. 21, #22; December 15              
– The Camera I, Photographic Self-Portraits from Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, At the MUSEUM, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; July/August, ill

A & E Scene: Pearl Street Gallery Show. Hartford Courant, CT; May 9, p. G2, ill

Aletti, Vince. Voice Choice: Jayne H. Baum Gallery, Village Voice, NY; December 29, p. 74
Gast, Dwight V. Photos as Art Keep Value. Photography and Video, The International Herald Tribune, NY; September 16, p. 1
Mason, John. Colt 4 Exhibit Draws Diversified Crowd to Atheneum. Hartford Courant; May 1
McNally, Owen. The Colt 4: Atheneum Draws Big Local Guns for New Show. Hartford Courant, May 17, pgs. G1 & G4; ill
Rosoff, Patricia. The Colt Four. Hartford Monthly, CT; Vol. 5 #6, June, pp. 40-45, 41, ill
Rosoff, Patricia. The Colt of Personality. Hartford Advocate, CT; May 28-June 3; cover/pgs.6-7
Wilson, Janet.  Ellen Carey’s Revealing Disguises. The Washington Post, D.C.; August 22, ill
Zimmer, William. ‘The Colt Four’ of Hartford: From Guns to Brushes. NY Times, NY; Jul 12 ill               Zimmer, William. Old Works Inspire Modern Ones at Lyman Allyn Museum. NY Times; March 8               – The Portrait and Self Portrait, The Center for Photography at Woodstock Newsletter, NY
– Photographs by Ellen Carey Now on Exhibit. Arts in the Academy, Washington, D.C.
– Footnotes, The ARAA Bulletin, Washington, D.C.; June, p. 3, ill
– Independent Curators Incorporated, Print Collector’s Newsletter, NY; Vol.23 #2 May-June

Ballerini, Julia. The Surrogate Figure: Intercepted Identities in Contemporary Photography. Center Quarterly, Woodstock, NY; #49 Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 9
Hagen, Charles, A Group With Night on Its Minds. New York Times, NY; August 23

Grundberg, Andy. Abstraction Returns to Haunt Photography. New York Times, NY; Feb. 26

Jones, Bill. Born Again: Seeing the End of Photography. ARTS, NY: October, pgs. 72 – 128, ill
Lehman, Edith. Reflections: Woman’s Self-Image in Contemporary Photography. Images Ink, Vol. 4 #1, pgs. 26-27, ill
Zimmer, William. Photographs with Surprises. New York Times, NY; April 30, p.22, ill.

Calnek, Anthony.  Chaos in New York, Contemporanea Magazine, NY; July-August, pp 20-21, ill
Fitzsousa, Michael. Sharp Shooters: RAW Show of Photographers. Hartford Courant; G4, ill

Ottman, Klaus. Photo Mannerisms, Flash Art, Milan, Italy; Nov/Dec; #137, p.72 ill
Ottman, Klaus. Mannerism Anti-Mannerism, Flash Art, Dec.1986/Jan.1987, #131, pp. 64 – 65.
Stretch, Bonnie Barrett.  Contemporary Photography. Art and Auction, NY; Vol. IX #10,May, pgs. 145-146, ill
Westfall, Stephen. Reviews: Ellen Carey at ICP & Simon Cerigo. Art in America NY; November, Vol. 74, #11, ill
– Technology and Transformation, Aperture, NY: Spring 1987, #106, back cover ill

Caley, Shaun. Review: Ellen Carey at Art City, Flash Art, Milan, Italy;  #129, Summer p.72, ill
Johnson, Patricia. Exhibitions Point to Future. Houston Chronicle, TX             
Cork, Richard. Photography-Seeing the Self. Vogue, London, UK:Vol.143, #10, p. 14, ill
Frailey, Stephen. Context as Content: Contemporary Photography and its Function in Esquire Magazine. Center Quarterly, Woodstock, NY; Vol.7 #3; Spring pp. 6-9, ill
Johnson, Patricia. Photo Exhibitions Point to Future. Houston Chronicle, TX; p 8             
Schwabsky, Barry.  Ellen Carey: Art City, Artscribe, London, UK;  September/October, p. 62, ill            
Siegel, Jeanne. Geometry Desurfacing: Ross Bleckner, Alan Belcher, Ellen Carey, Peter Halley, Sherrie Levine, Phillip Taaffe, James Welling. ARTS, NY: Vol.60 #7, March, pgs. 26-32, ill
– Annual Museum Previews. Art in America, NY; August, Vol.74 #8, p.35
– Artwork:  Ellen Carey. Bomb, NY; Winter
– Ellen Carey – Portfolio. Photo Japan, Tokyo, Japan; pp. 49-50, ill

French, Christopher.  Images of Compromise, Artweek, NYC, NY, Vol. 14, #42, December 10             
Knode, Marilu.  Ellen Carey at Pace/MacGill Gallery, Manhattan Arts, NYC, NY, Oct.16 –1981 Crossley, Mimi. The New Photography, The Houston Post, TX: p.6E
Kalil, Susie.  Photographic Cross Currents, Artweek, NY;Vol. 2, February 7

Cooke, Melody. Photos Effective at NCCC Show, Niagra Gazette, ill
Lifson, Ben.  Redundant Kisses, Engaging Ambiguities. The Village Voice, NY; June 11-17
Rice, Shelly.  Image Making, The SoHo Weekly News, NY; Vol.6 #34; May 24-31

– Portfolios-Ellen Carey. Popular Photography, NY; Photography Annual


Published Essays -
Sol LeWitt/Man Ray/Ellen Carey Authored: Ellen Carey

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, CT

At Play with Man Ray. Aperture, fall 2011/issue #204; Aperture Foundation, NY, NY2013     
In Hamlet’s Shadow. The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; Delmonico-Prestel Press, NY


Published Essays -
On Ellen Carey Authored: Poet/Art Historian/Curator

The Black Swans of Ellen Carey: Of Necessary Poetic Realities. Donna Fleischer poet; catalog, Eastern Connecticut State University: Let There Be Light: The Black Swans of Ellen Carey

What Do You Mean Conceptual? Patricia Rosoff. The Innocent Eye; Tupelo Press/book/essay

Subversives (chapter 5) by Lyle Rexer; art historian/curator; The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography; book, pgs. 133,147,151,166-169; Aperture, NY, NY


Unpublished Essays Man Ray Authored:
Ellen Carey or By Art Historian/Critic on Ellen Carey

What’s in a Frame? The ‘Space Writing’ of Man Ray. Ellen Carey, Associate Professor, HAS/UH.      
Drawing with Light, Painting with Emulsion: Ellen Carey’s “Pulls” and “Penlights.” Alden R. Gordon, Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Art History, Trinity College, Hartford, CT (www.trincollege.edu).

Ellen Carey: From Matrix to Monumental. Ben Lifson (1941-2013); critic, curator, photographer.


Published Features on Man Ray Discovery:
Authors Various: Google for All

Man in the Mirror.  Venü magazine by Krystian von Speidel; interview/feature with Ellen Carey.


Guest Curator: Ellen Carey - Group Exhibitions

femme brut (e), Nancy Stula, Director, Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, New London, CT; catalog/illustrations

Color Me Real, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT

Plucking the Rainbow, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY


Art Fairs: Ellen Carey (2013-15)

Art LA Contemporary (ALAC)
Art Hamptons
Art Houston
Art Miami
Art Wynwood
Armory Show
FOG Design & Art
LA Platform
NY Art on Paper
Pulse NY


The Photography Master Retreat, Arles, FR- Summer 2017
Sabbatical (Fall 2015)
Website Updated (Fall 2015)
Women of Colour: Anna Atkins & Those Struck by Light, The Rubber Factory, NY, NY;
Group Exhibition on Women and Color Photography; curator, Ellen Carey (Anon.)


Organizations: Ellen Carey

Society for Photographic Education (SPE)-College Art Association (CAA)
Whitney Museum of American Art (Lifelong Member)
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA)


Lectures/Panels/Conferences/Grants/Research: Ellen Carey

“Wish…” Exhibit; Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG), Buffalo, NY
SUNY@ Buffalo (UB) Lecture Series, Buffalo, NY
SPE Conference: Baltimore, MD (2013); SPE Conference, Chicago, IL (2012) 
Grants/Research Ongoing: Guggenheim, Man Ray, Anna Atkins and Color Photography as: Women of Colour: Anna Atkins, Color Photography and Those Struck by Light
*Ellen Carey has given hundreds of lectures and presentations from 1976-2015


Academic: Ellen Carey: Teaching

Associate Professor, Photography, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, WH, CT

Assistant Professor, Photography, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, WH, CT

Visiting Artist Photography/Drawing, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, WH, CT

Artist-in-Residence, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK-June

Faculty/Photography, MFA Low-Res, Bard College, Annadale-on-the-Hudson, NY-Summer

Faculty/Photography, International Center for Photography/ICP & Queens College, NY

Teaching Assistantship (TA), State University of NY at Buffalo (UB), Buffalo, NY


Academic: Ellen Carey: College/University Service (1991-2014-Overview)

President’s Commission on the Status of Women
Grant and Stipend Committee
Faculty Senator (w/multiple committees within each three-year term)
P&T Appeals Committee
Chair Search in Photography & UH Search WorkshopHAS Chair, P&T Committee & P&T Committee Member
Advisory Committee (ongoing) Photography Department & Sophomore/Junior Reviews
Open House/Portfolio ReviewHAS Foundation of the Future Report (w/ Mary Frey)
Five-Year Overview: SWOT Update (w/Mary Frey)
Curriculum Committee
HAS Inc.
Down n’ Dirty Annual Dinner/Workshop; Dia: Beacon and Studio Visit: Amanda Means and   John Coplans Trust; “Is Photography Art?”–  $20,000.00 fundraiser/lecture for photo department


Community Service: Ellen Carey

Donate Photographs for Various Auction/Galas/Fundraisers:
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT
Free Arts for Children, NY, NY
Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
LightWork, Syracuse, NY
New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA), New Britain, CT
SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) Invitational Biannual
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY
(Various other fundraisers/non-profits on a regular basis) 

Photogram Workshops: B &W and Color
Wadsworth Atheneum – Summer High School Program
Camp Courant – Summer High School Program
HAS Foundations Program – Power Boothe, Professor of Fine Art


Ellen Carey: Bio/Narrative

Ellen Carey (b.1952 USA) is an educator, independent scholar, guest curator, photographer and lens-based artist, whose unique experimental work (1976-2015) spans several decades. Her early work Painted Self-Portraits (1978) were first exhibited at Hallwalls, an artists-run alternative space, home to the Buffalo avant-garde — Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman — and led to a group exhibit The Altered Image at PS 1, another avant-garde institution. The visionary curator, Linda Cathcart, of The Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG) selected Carey’s work for this exhibition as well as The Heroic Figure which presented thirteen American artists for the São Paulo Biennale including Cindy Sherman, Nancy Dwyer, Julian Schnabel and David Salle, with portraits by Robert Mapplethorpe, for its South and North American tour (1984-1986).

In 1983, The Polaroid Artists Support Program invited Carey to work at the Polaroid 20 X 24 Studio. Her Neo-Geo, post-psychedelic Self-Portraits (1984-87) were created, quickly followed by her stacked photo-installations Abstractions (1988-95). Her pioneering breakthrough the Pull (1996) and Rollback (1997) name her practice Photography Degree Zero (1996-2011). Here, she investigates minimal and abstract images with Polaroid instant technology partnered with her innovovative concepts, often using only light, photography’s indexical, or none, emphasizing zero. Her photogram work is cameraless; it parallels her Polaroid less-is-more aesthetic under her umbrella concept Struck by Light (1992-2015). Carey has worked in a variety of cameras and formats: Polaroid SX-70 and Polaroid PN film; black/white to color; 35mm, medium, and large format. Her experimental images, in a range of genres and themes, are one-of-a-kind.

Site-specific monumental installations in Polaroid include Mourning Wall of 100 grey negatives at Real Art Ways (2000) and Part-Picture exhibition (2015) at Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MoCCA); Self-Portrait @ 48 at Connecticut Commission for the Arts (2001) and the gigantic Pulls XL that used the Polaroid 40 X 80 camera (shortly thereafter dismantled, never reassembled) for her MATRIX #153 exhibit (2004-05) at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; the prestigious MATRIX program celebrates its 40th year. Dings & Shadows, a new color photogram installation, recently exhibited at The Benton Museum of Art and another at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Her new series Caesura uses the photogram to introduce visual breaks in color; caesura is Greek or Latin for pause: in word (poetry) or sound (music).

Photography Degree Zero (1996-2011) names her Polaroid lens-based art while Struck by Light (1992-2015) names her parallel practice in the cameraless photogram. Her experimental investigations into abstraction and minimalism, partnered with her innovative concepts and iconoclastic artmaking, often use bold colors and new forms. Pictus & Writ (2008-2015) finds the artist tradition of writing on other artists. Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective at MASS MoCA, with Yale University Press, published the book Sol LeWitt:100 Views with 100 new essays; Color Me Real is Ellen Carey’s contribution. Her Man Ray essay on her discovery of his “hidden” signature in his black and white photograph (1935) titled Space Writings (Self-Portrait) sees an edited version At Play with Man Ray published in Aperture. On her own work In Hamlet’s Shadow, published in The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation exhibit/book/tour (2012-13); Mary-Kay Lombino, Curator, Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

Ellen Carey’s work has been the subject of 53 one-person exhibitions in museums, alternative spaces, university, college and commercial galleries (1978-2015): The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Real Art Ways, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Saint Joseph University, and ICP/NY. Her work seen in hundreds of group exhibitions (1974-2015): museums (Smithsonian), alternative spaces (Hallwalls), galleries (Perrotin) and non-profits (Aperture). Her work is in the permanent collections of over twenty photography and art museums: Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG), George Eastman House (GEH), Museum at the Chicago Art Institute, Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA), Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Whitney Museum ofAmerican Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery; corporate: Banana Republic; private: Linda and Walter Wick, LeWitt Foundation.



Color: American Photography Transformed (UTexas Press), John Rohrbach, Amon Carter Museum of American Art; The Innocent Eye: A Passionate Look at Contemporary Art, Patricia Rosoff (Tupelo Press); The Polaroid Collections (Taschen); A Century of Colour: From the Autochrome to Digital, Pamela Roberts (Carlton Books, Ltd.); The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation (Prestel/Delmonico Press), Mary-Kay Lombino, Vassar College; Lyle Rexer: The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, (Aperture Foundation) he states:

“Ellen Carey is among this country's most committed experimental photographers." 

An extensive bibliography includes reviews, essays, articles, brochures, catalogues, books; NEA, CAPS, Polaroid grants; interviews on TV (Nutmeg), radio (WNPR), video (Aperture), with two documentaries as Pulls (John Froats) and Mourning Wall (Real Art Ways); recent interview/feature in Joe Fig’s book Inside the Artist’s Studio (Princeton Architectural Press); Dear Dave, (#19) by Bill Armstrong; Camera Ready, documentary film on Polaroid 20 X 24 artists (Chuck Close, William Wegman, Elsa Dorfman) by John Reuter, Director of 20 X 24 Studio (1980s-present) also sees Carey’s work on 20x24studio.


Sol LeWitt:

Her Pictus & Writ practice finds Carey’s essay Color Me Real for his retrospective book titled Sol LeWitt: 100 Views published by Yale University Press, Williams College, and MASS MoCA (2009).


Man Ray:

In 2008, Ellen Carey discovered Man Ray’s “hidden” signature in his photograph Space Writing (Self-Portrait 1935) and wrote What’s in a Frame? The ‘Space Writing’ of Man Ray. Her discovery cited in: Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention book/exhibition (2009-10), Dr. Mason Klein, curator, The Jewish Museum and Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography, brochure/exhibition (2014), Andrea Rosen, curator, Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Man in the Mirror interview with Carey by Krystian von Speidel, VENU magazine (2010). Carey’s revised essay as Backstory: At Play with Man Ray, Aperture #204; (2011). Man Ray discovery online at The Smithsonian and Kansas City Art Institute.  Man Ray Discovery/Ellen Carey Google. Carey’s additional discovery in Space Writing finds his multiple penlight portraits, not yet publicly announced.


Ellen Carey:

Carey wrote about her own work (2011) vis-à-vis Polaroid in her essay In Hamlet’s Shadow published in the book The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation (Prestel/Delmonico Press) and exhibit/tour, Mary-Kay Lombino, Curator, Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, 2012-13.


In Development:

Anna Atkins: Women of Colour: Anna Atkins, Color Photography and (Its Origins by) Those Struck by Light on the British Victorian, Anna Atkins (1799-1871), first woman practitioner, its first in color, for: scholarship on women photographers and their contributions in color photography; project proposal complete. Robert Motherwell: Painted Polaroids - Daedalus Foundation, NY.


Various Authors: Donna Fleischer, poet: The Black Swans of Ellen Carey: Of Necessary Poetic Realities, catalog/exhibit (ECSU, 2014)- Hartford Art School; Lyle Rexer, curator, The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (Aperture) www.aperture.org and Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde: New Wave in Old Processes (Abrams).
Unpublished: Ellen Carey: From Matrix to Monumental, Ben Lifson, (2009); Drawing with Light, Painting with Emulsion: Ellen Carey’s ‘Pulls’ and ‘Penlights’ by Professor Alden Gordon (2008).



Ellen Carey is Associate Professor in Photography (1991-2015) at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford: Coffin Grant (1985, 1990, 1991); Bent Award for Creativity (1990); four sabbaticals (1992, 2001, 2008, 2015); Visiting Artist (1983-85); Assistant Professor (1985-1990). She was the first woman to receive promotion/tenure, ranked #1 out of 45 cases (www.hartfordartschool.org).



Polaroid Artists Support Program (1983-1987, 2002); Connecticut Commission on the Arts (2001,1998); Te Foundation Award (1999); Grover Foundation, Greater Hartford Arts Council (1997); Massachusetts Council on the Arts, New Works (1986); New York State Federation for Artists in (1986); NEA-National Endowment for the Arts (1984); Light Works (1980); (CAPS) Creative Artists Public Service (1979). Ellen Carey has given hundreds of lectures, upcoming Penumbra Foundation (NY)-2016.



Los Angeles, CA

Jayne H. Baum
New York, NY

Additional information contact: ecarey@hartford.edu