Patty Carroll has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970’s. Her most recent project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman. The photographs were published as a monograph, Anonymous Women, officially released in January, 2017 by Daylight Books, and most recently Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise published in 2020 by Aint-Bad Books.
Patty Carroll received her BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in Graphic Design, and her Master of Science (MS) in Photography from the Institute of Design at IIT, Chicago. Since 2010, Carroll has shown at the White Box Museum in Beijing, (2011), Shanghai University Gallery (2010), the Cultural Center in Chicago (2012), Zhejiang Art Museum (2015), as well a several other University galleries and museums. Carroll was the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2003 and 2020.
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