Thomas Carr Photography


 

Thomas Carr Photography Artist Profile

RESUME

EDUCATION 
1996 - MA in Anthropology -University of Colorado at Boulder
1992 - BA in Anthropology (cum laude), minor in English, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
1983 to 1985 – photography, film, and art history; Central Piedmont Community College


SOLO PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS AND FILM SCREENINGS

2016 - Tree & Leaf, Denver International Airport, Concourse A, Denver, CO

2015 – Thomas Carr - Expeditions, Western History Art Gallery, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
2009 - Conflict on the Plains, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton, CO.
2008 - Light, Shadow, and Time, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO
2006 - Pueblos of the Ancestral North, Museum of Anthropology, University of Denver,Denver, CO
2005 - Farmers, Saints, and Tyrants: Historic Scotland from Orkney to the Border, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
2004 to 2006 - Presence within Abandonment, Photography, Archaeology, and Western Historic Sites,    Center of Southwest
Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO; Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM, and BLM Anasazi Heritage
Center, Dolores, CO.
2004 and 2005 - A Forgotten Place: the history of an abandoned farming community (film screenings), 5e Festival
International du Film Archeologique, Brussels, Belgium, and the Archaeology Channel, International Film Festival, Eugene, Oregon, http://www.archaeologychannel.org
1998 - Chaco and Bluff, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1995 - Restless Spirits, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1984 - Winter Scenes from McAlpine Greenway Park, Queens College, Charlotte, NC

GROUP AND JURIED PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS

2015 - What Never Was...Is, Hinterland Gallery, Denver, CO

2014 – One by One (juried show), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
2013 – Annual Member’s Exhibition (juried show), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Lakewood, CO
2011 – Merge (juried show), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Lakewood, CO
2011 – Inanimate (juried show), FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2011 – Down the Rabbit Hole (juried show), Hinterland Gallery, Denver, CO
2011 – Extra-Ordinary (open show), FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2010 - Black and White Photography: Traditional & Contemporary, (group show), Arvada Center, CO
2010 – Sense of Place (juried show), FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2009 – Spirit of the West (group show), Open Shutter Gallery, Denver, CO.
2008 – Current Photography on the Front Range, Sliding Door Gallery, Denver, CO
2008 – Debating Heritage, Museum of Anthropology, University of Denver, Denver, CO
2008 – In and Out of Focus (juried show), Republic Plaza, Denver, CO
2008 – Mindful (juried show), FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO.
2007 – Spirit of the West (group show), Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO
2007 – Wee (open show), FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2007 - Ten “Local” Artists Interpret Genocide (group show), Mizel Museum, Denver, CO
2006 – Mask (juried show), FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO.
2006 - Our Land (juried show), FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2005 – Minimalism (juried exhibit), FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO.
2005 - The Honest Landscape (juried show), FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2005 - Industrial Strength (juried show), Fifth St. Gallery, Pueblo, CO
2005 - Mirrors and Windows (group show), Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2001 - High Stakes Preservation exhibition (montage installation), Colorado History Museum, Denver
1989, 1991, and 1992 - Southern Visions (juried shows), Museum of York County, SC
1987 - Manmade Environments and Altered Spaces (group show) Republic Bank, Charlotte, NC
1985 and 1988 - National Aperture (juried shows), Associated Artists, Winston Salem, NC
1980 to 2007 – The Light Factory Members Show (open shows), Charlotte, NC


CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2008 - Photography 171: a Continuum of Process and Method (co-curator), Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
2008 - Images of the Southwest (juror and guest artist), Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College,  Durango, CO
2007 – Capitol Hill People’s Fair (juror), Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Denver, CO
2007 - (Real) Photographic Constructs (co-curator), Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO
2006 - From Nordenskiold to Nusbaum: Photography, Archaeology, and Tourism in the Early Years of Mesa Verde
National Park (co-curator), Denver Public Library, Denver, CO


AWARDS AND HONORS

2015 - Juror's Honorable Mentin, CPAC Annual Member's Juried Exhibition

2011 - Third Prize, Down the Rabbit Hole exhibit
2008 - Young Arts Magazine, Spring 2008, featured alumni artist
2007 - Westword Magazine Best of Denver Award, for Nordenskiold to Nusbaum exhibit
2007 - Westword Magazine Best of Denver Award, for (Real) Photographic Constructs exhibit
2006 - Capitol Hill People’s Fair, Best of Show for Photography
2005 - Downtown Summer Art Fair,  Best of Show for Photography
2003 - Colorado Photographic Arts Center Annual Member’s Show, Juror’s Award
2002 - University of Colorado at Boulder, Tour Anthropology Scholarship
1999 - University of Colorado at Boulder, Tour Anthropology Scholarship
1997 - University of Colorado Museum, Van Riper Grant
1996 - University of Colorado at Boulder, Dean’s Small Grant
1996 – Nation Science Foundation Fellowship Honorable Mention, Washington, DC
1995 - University of Colorado at Boulder Dean’s Small Grant
1992 - University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Graduated Cum Laude
1992 - University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chancellor's List
1991 - University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chancellor's List
1989 – Museum of York County, Southern Visions exhibition, Third Prize Color Photograph
1982 – National Endowment for Advancement in the Arts, Award in Visual Art
1981 - Scholastic Arts, Kodak Medallion of Excellence nomination
1980 and 1981 - Scholastic Arts, Gold Key Award

Thomas Carr is an archaeologist and photographer living in Denver, Colorado. He works with digital SLRs as well as 6x6-cm and 4x5-inch format film cameras, and makes both traditional silver-emulsion darkroom prints and archival inkjet prints. His artistic influences include Eugene Atget, Fay Godwin, Edward Weston, and Paul Caponigro. His work has been shown in numerous juried, group, and solo exhibitions over the last 30 years. He has also lectured extensively on the history of photography, archaeology, visual ethnography, and historic preservation. In characterizing his own work, he states that “as a young photographer in the 1980s, I found myself drawn towards making images of places with subtle indications of a past human presence. This led to my pursuit of a career in archaeology, which has allowed me to visit many significant historic sites and associated landscapes. Having been trained in photography, I endeavor to document the essence of these places in visual terms. This subtle sense of presence is what I seek in my photography.”