M.F.A. Experimental and Documentary Arts, Duke University, Durham, NC
Certificate in College Teaching, Duke University, Durham, NC
B.F.A. Studio Art, Art History Minor, Magna Cum Laude, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
Literary Spirits, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA*
The Library: A Photobook Love Affair, Tête, Berlin, Germany
Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Between the Medium, Curated by Mark Sink, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO
2-Minute Film Festival, Carnegie Museum of Art & Row House Cinema, Pittsburgh, PA
Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, Watershed Cinema, Bristol, UK
Jetzt los, geht's los oder is it the other way around?, Photographic Salon at Fotohaus, Curated by Kaetha, Arles, France
Lake Eden, Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center Interlude Festival, Asheville, NC*
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Platform Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, The Tap, Haverhill, MA
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Logan Theater, Chicago, IL
Experiments in Cinema 11.4, Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
UNX Fest, Unexposed Microcinema, Durham, NC
Automic, Curated by The Hand Magazine, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Heart of Hawick, Hawick, Scotland
Das Kann So Gewesen Sein, Galerie Luzia Sassen, Bonn, Germany
Developer Drawings, Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA*
Prime Time, Asheville Art Musuem, Asheville, NC
Neo-Pre-Post-Contra-ParapAnti-Hyper-Pro-Trans-Ultra-Photography, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC
Griffin Museum of Photography 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jim Casper, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Union Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
Developer Drawings, Cassilhaus Gallery, Durham, NC*
Dateline 012, Dateline, Denver, CO
Houston Center for Photography 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Russell Lord, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Something Said Only Once Festival, Flagstaff, AZ
Self Processing: Instant Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Readymade@100, American University Museum, Washington, D.C.
Cairo Video Festival, Medrar Center for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt
Picture Berlin Festival, Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin, Germany
Teeny-Cine, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
Berserk, Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Logan Theater, Chicago, IL
51st Annual New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, Lincoln Center, NY, NY
Grenzgänger, VBK Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Sören Kierkegaard in Images, Escuela Motivarte de Fotografia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 Rooms | 5 Photographers, Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA
10, Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, IL
Lumen, Artisphere, Arlington, VA*
MDCCCXXXIX, Cassilhaus Gallery, Durham, NC*
48 Hours in Las Vegas, Frederic Jameson Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC
Film & Music, Music & Film, Sheafer Lab Theater, Duke University
It’s Not Yesterday Anymore, UFO Presents, Berlin, Germany
Before Berlin, LoBe, Berlin, Germany
Florid Interiors, Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA
Preoccupations, East Duke Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC
FACE to FACE, Aula Carolina, Aachen, Germany, Villa Herzogenrath, Herzgenrath-Kohlscheld, Germany, & Ministerium der Deutchsprachigen Gemeinschaft, Eupen, Belgium
Illusions, PhotoNOLA Exhibition at Sibley Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Some Account of Lacock Abbey, FotoDC Exhibit at The Gallery at Vivid Solution, Washington, D.C.*
The Polaroid Retrospective, Lamont Bishop Gallery, Washington, D.C.
The Places We Have Known, University of Maryland Stamp Gallery, College Park, MD
10 Cameras Project, Art Space Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Florid Interiors, Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA *
Civilian Editions, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, D.C.
Periphery, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Disclosed, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
One Hour Photo, American University Museum, Washington, D.C.
Accommodation, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Time Sheet, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA *
Riders on the Train, AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media, Boston, MA
Findings, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
No Soul For Sale – A Festival Of Independents, Transformer Flat Files / X-Initiative, New York, NY
New Waves, The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
Paper Trail, Transformer and Heineman Myers Gallery, Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, MD
Astral Bodies, curated by J.W. Mahoney, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C. *
Virginia Annual, Rawls Museum - Affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Courtland, VA
Sparkplug, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
Werewolf Youth, The Warehouse Gallery, Washington, D.C.
* INDICATES SOLO or TWO PERSON EXHIBITION
AWARDS & GRANTS
2016 Interlude Festival Commission, Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center & The Media Arts Project, Asheville, NC
2016 Faculty Travel Grant, Trinity College Arts & Sciences Council, Duke University, Durham, NC
2015 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer, Nominee, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2013 Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards Nominee, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
2012 Graduate Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC
2012 Center for Documentary Studies Summer Study Grant, Duke University, Durham, NC
2012 48 Hour Project, funded by Zappos, Las Vegas, NV
2011 Graduate Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC
2008 Thomas W. Iszard III Alumni Service Award, George Mason University, School of Art
2006 Emerging Curators Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Grant / The District of Columbia Arts Center Curatorial Initiative Program, Washington, D.C.
2005 Outstanding Graduate in Photography, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2013 New York Arts Practicum, NY, NY
2013 Resident Artist, PhD Lab for Digital Knowledge, Duke University, Durham, NC
2012 Platte Clove Artist in Residence, Catskill Center for Conservation & Development, Arkville, NY
2012 PICTURE BERLIN, Berlin, Germany
2011 Face to Face, Artist Exchange & Residency, Aachen, Germany and Arlington, VA
2007-11 Resident Artist, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2007 Summer Studio Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2006 Summer Residency Program in Painting and Mixed Media, School of the Visual Arts, NY, NY
BOOKS / PUBLICATIONS AS ARTIST
2017 CIRCLES, Limited Edition Artist's Book, Edition of 100
2013 ISO, No. 1-9, Limited Edition Zine, Edition of 25
BOOKS / PUBLICATIONS AS WRITER
2017 William Gedney: Only the Lonely, 1958-1983, by Gilles Mora, Lisa McCarty & Margaret Sartor, Hazan & University of Texas Press
2016 "Paradise Lost & Found" essay for the exhibition Paradise Road / Paradise Out-Front at The Southern Gallery, Charleston, SC
2015 "Intimate Gestures" essay for the exhibition, Intimate Gestures: Handmade Books by William Gedney, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, NC
2014 "An Everyday Affair" essay for the exhibition An Everyday Affair, Selling the Kodak Image to America 1888-1989, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC
2016 Wave the Flag, Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC
2015 Intimate Gestures: Handmade Books by William Gedney, Chappell Gallery, Rubenstein Library, Duke University, Durham, NC
2014 An Everyday Affair, Selling the Kodak Image to America 1888-1989, Center for Documentary
Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC
2012 Total Reflective Abstraction, Cassilhaus Gallery, Durham, NC
2011 New Beginnings, Founders Hall Gallery, George Mason University, Arlington, VA
2008 E5: Rangefinder, Transformer, Washington, D.C.
2007 By Chance, The District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
Adjunct Instructor, Duke University, Durham, NC
Courses: Introduction to Photography, Introduction to Film Studies, Photography in Context, Photographic Memory: Photo Albums, Zines, & Photobooks, Activating the Archive: Archival Research as Documentary Practice
Adjunct Instructor, Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education, Duke University, Durham, NC
Workshop: Peripatetic Photography
Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Courses: Introduction to Photography and Intermediate Photography
Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Durham, NC
Courses: Introduction to Photography, Introduction to Visual Practice
LECTURES, TALKS, ACTIVITIES
2017 Conference Presentation, “What are institutions looking for and how do they build their collections?”
American Photography Archives Group, International Center for Photography, NY, NY
2016 Conference Presentation, “Lake Eden," ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 8, Reuter Center, Asheville, NC
2016 Conference Presentation, “Transcendental Vision: Photographing Concord as a Transcendentalist in
the 21st Century," 75th Annual Thoreau Society Gathering, Concord, MA
2016 Panelist, William Gedney: All Facts Eventually Lead to Mysteries, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY, NY
2016 Juror, Dorthea Lange - Paul Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC
2016 Portfolio Reviewer, Society for Photographic Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV
2016 Artist Talk, Transcendental Concord, The John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies at Duke University
2015 Juror, Dorthea Lange - Paul Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC
2015 Artist Talk, Developer Drawings, Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, NC
2015 Portfolio Reviewer, Society for Photographic Education Conference, New Orleans, LA
2015 Conference Presentation, "How to work with Institution and Museums," American Photography Archives Group, International Center for Photography, NY, NY
2014 Conference Presentation, "A Little Bit of Magic Realized: The Invention of Photography in the Victorian Home," Victorians Institute Conference, Charlotte, NC
2014 Juror, Center for Documentary Studies Documentary Essay Prize in Photography, Durham, NC
2013 Panelist, Inspired by the Lens, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
2012 Guest Lecture, Film and Visual Culture , Duke University, Durham, NC
2011 Artist Talk, Some Account of Lacock Abbey, FotoWeek DC
2011 Artist Talk, FACE to FACE, Aula Carolina, Aachen, Germany
2010 Artist Talk & Polaroid Emulsion Lift Demonstration, Florid Interiors, Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
2010 Guest Lecture, Professions in Photography, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
2009 Artist Talk, Findings, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
2008 Moderator, E:5 Rangefinder Artist Talk, Transformer, Washington, D.C.
2008 Convocation Speaker, George Mason University College of Visual and Performing Arts, Fairfax, VA
2008 Panelist, Arts in the Real World Professional Practices Forum, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2008 Artist Talk, Astral Bodies, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
2007 Moderator, By Chance Artist Talk, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
PRESS & WEB FEATURES
Old and New Literary Spirit Comes Alive at Fruitlands Art Gallery, The Harvard Press, April 20, 2017
Concord Marks Patriot Day, Nancy Shohet West, Boston Globe, April 14, 2017
For Photography, A New Way Forward, by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Denver Post, March 25, 2017
Circles, Strant Magazine, March 2017
Lenscratch: Paradise Out-Front at the Southern Gallery, January 2017
Actions of Light, Unseen, Oxford American, Eyes on the South, July 11, 2016
Transcendental Concord | Lisa McCarty, Phases Magazine, 2016
The Hand Magazine, Issue 11, January 2016
Brief Interview with Lisa McCarty, Strant Magazine, Camera Reality Blog
A Microcosmic Burst, Diandra Markgraf, Flagstaff Live Weekly, Vol. 21, Issue 18, May 6, 2015
Diffusion Annual: The Matter of Light curated by Katherine Ware, 2014
Unique as a painting, quick as a flash, Polaroid photos find a place, John D’Addario, The New Orleans Advocate, October 22, 2014
The photographer who rejected racism in the American south, Rob Brown, BBC World Service, September 14, 2014
A Direct Line from Eastman to Phone Images, Blue Greenberg, The Herald-Sun, Durham, NC, July 3, 2014
Forging a Vision of a Transcendental Hero, Duncan Murrell (Editor), Vanishing Point, Vol. 2, Spring 2014
Rigorous Experimentation, Robert J. Bliwise (Editor), Duke Magazine, Vol. 99, No. 3, Summer 2013.
An Explosion of New Music in the Triangle, Chris Vitiello, IndyWeek, Raleigh/Durham, April 24, 2013.
Stripping Vegas: MFA Exhibit in Jameson Gallery, Ezgi Ustundag, Duke Today, January 29, 2013.
Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts Inaugural Class, Document: A Publication of the Center for Documentary Studies, Fall 2011.
Ausstellung FACE to FACE reist in die DG, Echo Grenz, Eupener, October 1, 2011.
Die gemeinsame Sprache der Kunst, Von Antje Uhlenbrock, Aachener Nachrichten, April 27, 2011.
Real Art D.C. Finalist No. 5: Lisa McCarty, Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post, July 23, 2010,
Dawson’s Creak: Reflections on “Real Art D.C.”, John Anderson, The Washington City Paper, November 3, 2010.
One Hour Photo, Larissa Leclair, June 5, 2010.
Art Beat (Radio broadcast episode), Stephanie Kaye, WAMU 88.5 FM, March 18, 2008.
Paints Well With Others, Kim Rinehimer, Washington City Paper, April 5, 2007.
PhotoGenesis: Fine Prints, Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post, January 5, 2007.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Cassilhaus Collection, Chapel Hill, NC
Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC
Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA
Hellenic Centre for Photography Library, Athens, Greece
Impossible Project Library, Berlin, Germany
New York Public Library, New York, New York
Private Collections in Chapel Hill, New York, San Francisco, & Washington, D.C.