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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
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
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
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
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
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