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b. 1981 Melrose, MA
Education
2011
University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, NC
MFA, Studio Art
2004
Massachusetts College of Art: Boston, MA
BFA, Photography
Select Solo Exhibitions
2014
I will be the void. Twin Kittens Gallery: Atlanta, GA
2013
Lydia Anne McCarthy Laatikkomo: Jyväskylä, Finland
Black Mountain Biggin Gallery, Auburn University: Auburn, AL
2012
In a Northern Country Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet: Umeå, Sweden
Still Life Park Pictures, North Carolina Museum of Art: Raleigh, NC
2011
Refraction Daniel Cooney Fine Art: New York, NY
Shadows and Reflections ACRE Gallery: Chicago, IL
Select Group Exhibitions
2014
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
2013
Light of Day Transformer Station: Clevland, OH
Collection Gilles Balmet VOG centre d'art contemporain: Fontaine, France
Exploding Boundaries Fosdick-Nelson Gallery: Alfred, NY
2012
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
2011
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
2010
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
2009
MFA Open Studios UNC: Chapel Hill, NC
2009 PRC Auction Photographic Resource Center: Boston, MA
50 States Project Online Project: www.50statesproject.net
2008
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
2007
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
2004
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
2003
Not Waving, but Drowning MassArt Tower Gallery: Boston, MA
All School Show MassArt Presidents Gallery: Boston, MA
Publications
2013
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
2012
Unnatural Formations Scandinavian Review, Vol. 99 No. 1
2011
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
2010
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
2009
NOTIFBUTWHEN #2
Human/Nature ITCH Online Magazine, Issue #1
2007
Current Work Moloko+ Online Magazine, Issue #3
Conscientious Blog
The Exposure Project
Press
2014
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
2012
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
2011
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
2015
Santa Fe Art Institute Residency: Santa Fe, NM
2013
Kala Arts Residency: Berkeley, CA
2012
Banff Centre Visual Arts Residency: Banff, Canada
2011
PDN’s 30, Nominee
American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship
Hey, Hot Shot!, Honorable Mention
SWEA North Carolina Scholarship
Hyères Festival, Semi-finalist
2010
Conscientious Portfolio Prize
Juror: Elisabeth Biondi, The New Yorker
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Artist Grant: Johnson, VT
ACRE Residency: Steuben, WI
2008
Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention
Collections
Bidwell Projects: bidwellprojects.com
Kala Institute
CBC Raleigh
Public Lectures
2013
Artist Talk, Black Mountain Biggin Gallery at Auburn University: Auburn, AL
2012
Shop Talk, New York State College of Ceramics: Alfred, NY
The Banff Centre: Banff, Canada
2010
Vermont Studio Center: Johnson, VT
Artist Talk, First Year MFA Alcott Gallery: Chapel Hill, NC