Patty Carroll is known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970’s. Her most recent project, “Anonymous Women”, is a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and domestic status, and camouflages the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects. The photographs are exhibited in large scale and the work is published as a monograph to be released in the fall of 2016 by Daylight Books. This work has been exhibited in China several times, as well as won various awards. Carroll was one of the “Top 50” awarded by Photolucida in 2014. Carroll taught photography for many years and has enthusiastically returned to the studio to delight viewers with her sense of humor and critique of home life.
Her work is represented by Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Martha Schneider Gallery in Chicago, and Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans, and has been collected nationally and internationally.
I make studio photographs that are commentary about women, home, and identity. In the “Anonymous Women: Draped” photographic series, a lone woman is hidden in a vignette within the drapery, where she performs domestic trickery. Her identity is fused with the domestic trappings of home. The “Anonymous Women: Reconstructed Series” is commentary on obsession with collecting, accumulating, designing and decorating, inviting hilarity and pathos about our relationship with “things.” They are installations made in the studio for the camera that play with color, space and scale, and use household objects as subject matter. I am photographically creating worlds that debunk, critique and satirize myths of domestic, claustrophobic perfection.