b. 1981 Melrose, MA
University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, NC
MFA, Studio Art
Massachusetts College of Art: Boston, MA
BFA, Photography
Select Solo Exhibitions
I will be the void. Twin Kittens Gallery: Atlanta, GA
Lydia Anne McCarthy Laatikkomo: Jyväskylä, Finland
Black Mountain Biggin Gallery, Auburn University: Auburn, AL
In a Northern Country Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet: Umeå, Sweden
Still Life Park Pictures, North Carolina Museum of Art: Raleigh, NC
Refraction Daniel Cooney Fine Art: New York, NY
Shadows and Reflections ACRE Gallery: Chicago, IL
Select Group Exhibitions
Personal Space Essex Flowers: New York, NY
Project Space. Nau Gallery: Stockholm, Sweden
Bidwell Collection of Photography Amarillo Museum of Art: Amarillo, TX
Collection Gilles Balmet l'École supérieure d'art et design: Grenoble, France
New Mythologies Fosdick-Nelson Gallery: Alfred, NY
Light of Day Transformer Station: Clevland, OH
Collection Gilles Balmet VOG centre d'art contemporain: Fontaine, France
Exploding Boundaries Fosdick-Nelson Gallery: Alfred, NY
31 Women in Art Photography Hasted Kraeutler: New York, NY
Curators: Jon Feinstein+Natalia Sacasa
Unnatural Formations: Three Contemporary Photographers Scandinavia House: New York, NY
Presence Block Gallery: Raleigh, NC
Daylight Savings The Banff Centre: Banff, Canada
Still Life ArtLigue: Paris, France
The Rodan Scholars Rodan: Chicago, IL
New Currents in Contemporary Art Ackland Art Museum: Chapel Hill, NC
New Artists, Winter 2011 Culture Hall: culturehall.com
Holiday Emerging Artists Auction Daniel Cooney Fine Art: New York, NY
Ones to Watch Auction Atlanta Celebrates Photography: Atlanta, GA
Stop. Warehouse: Raleigh, NC
16th Juried Show Griffin Museum of Photography: Boston, MA
Juror: Joerg Colberg, Conscientious Blog
First Year MFA Alcott Gallery, UNC: Chapel Hill, NC
Untitled The Nightlight: Chapel Hill, NC
MFA Open Studios UNC: Chapel Hill, NC
2009 PRC Auction Photographic Resource Center: Boston, MA
50 States Project Online Project: www.50statesproject.net
Fjord @ Meet, Waradise Temporary Space: New York, NY
Could be Me Online Project: www.couldbe.me
Turn Shot Gun Space: Los Angeles, CA
Slide Slam Real Art Ways: Hartford, CT
Photography Fundraiser Stivers School for the Arts: Dayton, OH
RIATS FEST 3rd Ward: Brooklyn, NY
RED Cambridge Art Association: Cambridge, MA
Juror: Jane Farver, Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center
8.5x11 Project Arts + Literature Laboratory: New Haven, CT
Art House Auction Brattle Theater: Cambridge, MA
Fjord Project Online Gallery: fjordphoto.org/
Bone White Rotating Gallery: Brooklyn, NY
Member’s Exhibition Vermont Center for Photography: Brattleboro, VT
Member’s Exhibition Atlantic Works Gallery: Boston, MA
Pin–Up:Thesis Show MassArt Presidents' Gallery: Boston, MA
American Lung Association Auction DKNY: Boston, MA
Vermont Pictures (solo) MassArt A-4 Gallery: Boston, MA
Not Waving, but Drowning MassArt Tower Gallery: Boston, MA
All School Show MassArt Presidents Gallery: Boston, MA
Collection Gilles Balmet Fage editions, Lyon, France
Laatikkomo Interview laatikkomo.fi/artist/lydia-anne-mccarthy/
Das Magazin / Tages-Anzeiger, June 27th Issue
Spektrum Information Fotobloggen http://www.information.dk/fotobloggen/473524
Exploding Boundaries Exhibition Catalog
Word Choice Bomblog http://bombsite.com/issues/1000/articles/7273
Sight Unseen: An Interview with Lydia Anne McCarthy beautifulsavage.com
Lydia Anne McCarthy on Svensk Still Life Videos on the NCMA Blog
Unnatural Formations Scandinavian Review, Vol. 99 No. 1
After Murakami Photo Booth, The New Yorker
24 Hour Portfolio Dossier, Issue #8 2011
Frames From Fiction: Beached Photo Booth, The New Yorker
Shadows and Reflections Dossier Magazine Blog
HHS! Contender Hey, Hot Shot! Blog
Adventice Magazine, Issue #1
Flash Forward Magenta Foundation: Canada
Bruit de fond JSBJ: France
Snow Blind Landscape Stories Online Magazine, Issue #2
I Want You Magazine: Seattle, WA
Southern Photography Blog
Shane Lavalette’s Journal
Human/Nature ITCH Online Magazine, Issue #1
Current Work Moloko+ Online Magazine, Issue #3
Conscientious Blog
The Exposure Project
To Do List ‘I will be the void’ at Twin Kittens in Atlanta, Burnaway.
Carlson, Adam. Weekend Arts Agenda: ‘I will be the void’. Creative Loafing, April 18
Listings: ‘Unnatural Formations’ at the Scandinavia House Gallery, The New Yorker, May 7
Meyers, William. On Photography: ‘Lay of the Land and Strange Sights’. The Wall Street Journal, July 14 & 15
Stenskar, Eva. ‘An Alternate World’. Njordstjernan, July
Unnatural Formations: Lydia Anne McCarthy Interview, American-Scandinavian Foundation
Presence: Kelly McChesney on Lydia Anne McCarthy’s ‘Refraction’, Raleigh Television Network
Listings: The New Yorker Magazine, July 11 & 18
Locke, Maria. ‘Photographing the Unseen: Lydia Anne McCarthy’s ‘Refraction’.’ Photo Booth, The New Yorker Online
‘Lydia Anne McCarthy’s ‘Refraction’ at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York City.’ HuffPost Arts. The Huffington Post Online
Dykstra, Jean. ‘Lydia Anne McCarthy at Daniel Cooney’. Photograph Magazine.
Martin, Alison. ‘Lydia Anne McCarthy’s ‘Refraction’ on View in Chelsea’. The Examiner.
Awards and Residencies
Santa Fe Art Institute Residency: Santa Fe, NM
Kala Arts Residency: Berkeley, CA
Banff Centre Visual Arts Residency: Banff, Canada
PDN’s 30, Nominee
American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship
Hey, Hot Shot!, Honorable Mention
SWEA North Carolina Scholarship
Hyères Festival, Semi-finalist
Conscientious Portfolio Prize
Juror: Elisabeth Biondi, The New Yorker
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Artist Grant: Johnson, VT
ACRE Residency: Steuben, WI
Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention
Bidwell Projects: bidwellprojects.com
Kala Institute
CBC Raleigh
Public Lectures
Artist Talk, Black Mountain Biggin Gallery at Auburn University: Auburn, AL
Shop Talk, New York State College of Ceramics: Alfred, NY
The Banff Centre: Banff, Canada
Vermont Studio Center: Johnson, VT
Artist Talk, First Year MFA Alcott Gallery: Chapel Hill, NC