Faculty and Staff
Lydia A. McCarthy
Assist Professor Photography
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Harder Hall
Department: Drawing, Painting, Photography  
Personal Webpage: http://www.lydiamccarthy.com/  
Lydia A. McCarthy
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2011

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, 2004


2017 Non-Game Ecstasy, Essex Flowers: New York, NY (forthcoming)

2015 Artificial Paradises, Frontispiece Hudson: Coxsackie, NY

2014 I will be the void., Twin Kittens Gallery: Atlanta, GA

2013 Lydia Anne McCarthy, Laatikkomo: Jyväskylä, Finland

2013 Black Mountain Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

2012 In a Northern Country Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Umeå, Sweden.

2012 Still Life Park Pictures, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.

2011 Refraction Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY.

2011 Shadows and Reflections ACRE Gallery: Chicago, IL.


2016 Meld, Spectre Arts: Durham, NC

2015 Power and Illusion, Projection at Encontros da Imagem: Braga, Portugal

2015 Space Jamz, Humble Arts Foundation: Online Gallery

2015 Be Here Now, 21 Jefferson Street: Brooklyn, NY

2015 Process Series, Alcott Gallery at The University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, NC

2014 Personal Space, Essex Flowers: New York, NY

2014 Bidwell Collection of Photography, Amarillo Museum of Art: Amarillo, TX

2014 Project Space. Nau Gallery: Stockholm, Sweden

2014 Foundations, Flanders Gallery: Raleigh, NC

2014 Collection Gilles Balmet, l’École supérieure d'art et design: Grenoble, France

2014 New Mythologies, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery: Alfred, NY

2013 Light of Day, Transformer Station: Cleveland, OH

2013 Collection Gilles Balmet, VOG centre d'art contemporain: Fontaine, France

2013 Rebirth, Standard Toykraft: Brooklyn, NY

2013 Exploding Boundaries, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery: Alfred, NY

2012 31 Women in Art Photography Hasted Kraeutler, New York, NY. Curated by Jon Feinstein and Natalia Sacasa.

2012 Unnatural Formations: Three Contemporary Photographers Scandinavia House, New York, NY.

2012 Presence Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

2012 Daylight Savings The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.

2012 Still Life ArtLigue, Paris, France.

2011 The Rodan Scholars Rodan, Chicago, IL.

2011 New Currents Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC.

2011 New Artists Winter 2011 Culture Hall, culturehall.com.

2010 Emerging Artists Auction Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY.

2010 Ones to Watch Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta, GA.

2010 16th Juried Show Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA. Curated by Joerg Colberg, Conscientious Blog.

2009 PRC Auction Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA.

2009 Fjord @ Meet Waradise Temporary Space, New York, NY.

2009 Turn Shot Gun Space, Los Angeles, CA.

2008 Slide Slam Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.

2008 Photography Fundraiser Stivers School for the Arts, Dayton, OH.

2007 RIATS FEST 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY.

Selected Publications

2017 Too Good to be Photographed, ed. by Paul Paper, Lugemik Press (forthcoming)

2015 A New Nothing (in collaboration with Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup)

2014 Parallelograms (in collaboration with Patrick Brennan)

2013 Collection Gilles Balmet Fage editions, Lyon, France

2013 Laatikkomo Interview

2013 Das Magazin / Tages-Anzeiger, June 27th Issue

2013 Spektrum Information Fotobloggen

2013 Exploding Boundaries Exhibition Catalog

2013 Word Choice Bomblog

2013 Sight Unseen: An Interview with Lydia Anne McCarthy beautifulsavage.com

2013 Lydia Anne McCarthy on Svensk Still Life Videos on the NCMA Blog

2012 ‘Unnatural Formations’ Scandinavian Review, Vol. 99 No. 1.

2011 ‘After Murakami’ Photo Booth, The New Yorker.

2011 ‘24 Hour Portfolio’ Dossier, Issue #8 2011.

2011 ‘Frames From Fiction: Beached’ Photo Booth, The New Yorker.

2011 ‘Shadows and Reflections’ Dossier Magazine Blog.

2011 ‘HHS! Contender’ Hey, Hot Shot! Blog.

2010 ‘Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers’ Magenta Foundation, Canada.

2010 ‘Bruit de fond’ Je Suis une Bande de Jeunes, France.

2010 ‘A Conversation with CPC Winner Lydia Anne McCarthy’ Conscientious.

2010 ‘Snow Blind’ Landscape Stories, Online Magazine, Issue #2.


2014 To Do List ‘I will be the void’ at Twin Kittens in Atlanta, Burnaway.

2014 Carlson, Adam. Weekend Arts Agenda: ‘I will be the void’. Creative Loafing, April 18

2012 Listings: ‘Unnatural Formations’ at the Scandinavia House Gallery, The New Yorker, May 7.

2012 Meyers, William. On Photography: ‘Lay of the Land and Strange Sights’. The Wall Street Journal, July 14 & 15.

2012 Stenskar, Eva. ‘An Alternate World’. Njordstjernan, July. 2012 Unnatural Formations: ‘Lydia Anne McCarthy Interview’, American-Scandinavian Foundation.

2012 Presence: Kelly McChesney on Lydia Anne McCarthy’s ‘Refraction’, Raleigh Television Network.

2011 Listings: ‘Refraction’ at Daniel Cooney, The New Yorker, July 11 & 18.

2011 Locke, Maria. ‘Photographing the Unseen: Lydia Anne McCarthy’s ‘Refraction’.’ Photo Booth, The New Yorker Oniline.

2011 ‘Lydia Anne McCarthy’s ‘Refraction’ at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York City.’ HuffPost Arts. The Huffington Post.

2011 Dykstra, Jean. ‘Lydia Anne McCarthy at Daniel Cooney’. Photograph Magazine.

2011 Martin, Alison. ‘Lydia Anne McCarthy’s ‘Refraction’ on View in Chelsea’. The Examiner.

Honors and Awards

2015 Santa Fe Art Institute Residency: Santa Fe, NM

2013 Kala Arts Residency: Berkeley, CA

2012 Banff Centre Visual Arts Residency, Banff, Canada.

2011 PDN’s 30, Nominee.

2011 American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship.

2011 Hey, Hot Shot!, Honorable Mention.

2011 Swedish Women’s Educational Association of North Carolina Scholarship.

2011 Hyères Festival, Semi-finalist.

2010 Conscientious Portfolio Prize, Elisabeth Biondi, The New Yorker.

2010 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Artist Grant, Johnson, VT.

ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI.

Bidwell Projects: bidwellprojects.com.


2016 MassArt Alumni Panel, Massachusetts College of Art and Design: Boston, MA

2015 Santa Fe Art Institute: Santa Fe, NM

2015 Bergen Forum, Alfred University: Alfred, NY

2014 Friday Lectures, Kent State University: Kent, OH

2014 Visiting Artist Lecture, Irina Rozovsky’s Class, ICP: New York, NY

2014 Gallery Talk, New Mythologies Alfred University: Alfred, NY

2013 Visiting Artist Lecture, Auburn University: Auburn, AL

2012 Artist Lecture. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

2012 Artist Lecture. Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Umeå, Sweden.

2012 Gallery Talk. Unnatural Formations Scandinavia House. New York, NY.

2012 Artist Lecture. The Banff Centre. Banff, Canada.

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