February 23, 2010
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
Alison Carey is a photographer who lives and works in Chicago, IL. Born in Hartford, CT, she received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, a M.S. in Art from Central Connecticut State University, and an M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. Carey was a Roswell Artist-in-Residence Fellow during 2005-2006 and a Junior Artist-in-Residence at the Oregon College of Art & Craft, 2007. Carey has exhibited her work throughout the United States; recent solo exhibitions include Michael Mazzeo Gallery in NYC. She is currently an assistant professor at Columbia College Chicago.
Carey's work explores Earth's uncharted territories; she constructs landscapes of the ancient past as well as landscapes that may exist in the possible future. Her current body of work entitled New Kingdoms, depicts a world where engineered "individuals" are transplanted into the Earth's natural landscapes. In these scenarios, entities of human flesh exist in various grotesque forms that are left to thrive or die as they adapt to Earth's diverse environments.