Carolyn Carr (b. 1966) received her B.F.A. from the Atlanta College of Art. She is a multi-media artist based in Atlanta, GA, whose work addresses the battle and attendant healing inherent in the struggle to establish personal identity within a cultural landscape. This exploration evolves through research, and a slow making process, whether that be paintings, digital photography, pinhole cameras, short films, artist books, or clay sculptures – hand built or on the wheel; Carr deliberately creates through reenacting traditions of her native south. Through this meditative process, and embedded in her culture, she reconsiders this rich history to illustrate how cultural histories profoundly influence narratives enacted in daily, ordinary domestic life and the stories we tell.
In addition to her studio practice, photographer Carolyn Carr is an arts advocate having worked on many organizational boards in and around Atlanta. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Asia and Europe including the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), BIG POND Artworks (Munich, Germany), Artists Space (New York, NY), 10 Chancery Lane Gallery (Hong Kong), Marisa Newman Projects (New York, NY), and the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC).