EDUCATION

2013     

M.F.A. Experimental and Documentary Arts, Duke University, Durham, NC

Certificate in College Teaching, Duke University, Durham, NC

2005    

B.F.A. Studio Art, Art History Minor, Magna Cum Laude, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2017

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

 

2016

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

 

2015

Positioning Systems, Curated by Zach Nader, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

 

2014

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

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

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

 

2009

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

 

2008

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

 

RESIDENCIES

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

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

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. 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-17

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

2014      

Adjunct Instructor, Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education, Duke University, Durham, NC
Workshop: Peripatetic Photography

2013      

Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Courses: Introduction to Photography and Intermediate Photography

2011-12

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

Impossible Project Magazine: Book Release: Circles, March 2017

Lenscratch: Paradise Out-Front at the Southern Gallery, January 2017

Humbe Arts Foundation Group Show 50: 'Roid Rage, 2016

Don't Take Pictures, Some Assembly Required Feature, 2016

Actions of Light, Unseen, Oxford American, Eyes on the South, July 11, 2016

Transcendental Concord | Lisa McCarty, Phases Magazine, 2016

Square Magazine, Special Issue SP-06 Holga, 2016

A Conversation with Lisa McCarty, Mysterious Facts, by Jay Turner Frey Seawell

The Hand Magazine, Issue 11, January 2016

Brief Interview with Lisa McCarty, Strant Magazine, Camera Reality Blog

FotoFilmic 2015 Shortlist, 2015

A Microcosmic Burst, Diandra Markgraf, Flagstaff Live Weekly, Vol. 21, Issue 18, May 6, 2015

Humble Arts Foundation Group Show 42: Occultisms, 2014

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.

Reframing Photography: Theoory & Practice, May 2012

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.

Studio Space Wanted, Blair Murphy, Bourgeon. February 16, 2010. 

Long-Range Visions: ‘E5: Rangefinder’, Christopher Correa, Washington Post Express, July 17, 2008.

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.

 

COLLECTIONS

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.