Carl Patow is a multimedia artist who identifies issues of contemporary social importance and engages viewers through images and dialogue. Objects, such as legal documents, food, or written phrases are catalysts for discussion. Conversations are documented through writing, drawing or audio recording, and become the basis for gallery and public installations.
During the COVID pandemic he has turned to photography as his primary artistic modality, through multilayered photographic images, as well as an ongoing project documenting transformation of Carytown, Richmond, Virginia.
He received his MFA in Kinetic Imaging from VCU in Richmond, VA in 2019, and has received awards for film, video, interactive art and continuing education programs locally, regionally and nationally.
His approach is, at its heart, a means to expand intercultural understanding and build community.
He is the founder of Time and Light Laboratories, an experimental arts center in Richmond, Virginia.
2017 - 2019 MFA, Kinetic Imaging, VCU, Richmond, VA
2005 - 2007 MBA, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
1993 - 1996 MPH, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1975 - 1979 MD, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1971 - 1975 B.A., Magna cum laude, Duke University, Durham, NC
EXHIBITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
INSTALLATIONS, RELATIONAL ART AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 Max Exuberance. MRAA Exhibition. Glen Allen Community Center, Glen Allen, VA
2021 Summer Time. MRAA Exhibition. SunTrust Gallery, Richmond, VA
2021 20/20 Vision. Gallery5 Virtual Exhibition, Richmond, VA
2021 Current Instability. ArtFields, Lake City SC. Competition Artist
2020 Richmond Residential Security. InLight. 1708Gallery, Richmond, VA
2020 ART WORKS. Virginia Commission for the Arts commissioned interactive artwork
Art Works for Virginia Conference & Virginia Arts Advocacy Day, Dominion Energy Center
2019 Three Wishes. Think Small, Tenth Biennial International Invitational Exhibition.
Artspace, Richmond, VA
2019 Park(ing) Day, MacTavish Beach. Richmond, VA
2019 WORKS WHEN. Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, Richmond, VA
2019 WORKS WHEN. Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA
2018 Come to Rest. 4 Channel sound installation, Cello quartet composition and performance
Jefferson Davis Memorial Chapel, VCU, Richmond, VA
2018 River City Reflections. InLight. 1708Gallery at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art,
2018 Masterpiece Before and After. University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2018 Lonely Lights, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA
2018 Portal on Grace, VCU, Richmond, VA
2018 At 4 a.m. Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA
2018 I am your digital identity. Manchester Contemporary Gallery, Richmond, VA
2017 Framework. Gilded Pear Gallery. Cedar Rapids, IA
2017 Now Hear Us, See Us. Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA
2017 Annunciation Arch. Fine Arts Building, VCU, Richmond, VA
2017 Cesi n’est pas un gateau. The Anderson Gallery. VCU, Richmond, VA 2016
2017 Mullet. Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA
2016 GRAIN. Depot Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA
2016 Trace and Remembrance. Official Selection:
Student Experimental Film Festival, Binghamton, NY, December 2016.
Five Minutes of Fame Film Festival, August 2016.
Best Videos Film Competition, July 2016
Healdsburg Flix Mix Short Film Festival, June 2016
EXHIBITION IN COMMERCIAL SPACE
2021 Selected Panels from Large Panes Series, Red Salon, Richmond, VA
2020 Selected Panels from Current Instability. Circle Square, Richmond, VA
2016 Thriller, Filler and Spiller. Circle Square, Richmond, VA
2016 Summer Time. Circle Square, Richmond, VA
2019 Boston Ballet and Urban Bush Women, company approved photographs, Jacob’s Pillow,
2019 VCU Dance, Photography of Faculty work, VCU Dance studios, Richmond, VA
2017 Radius 250. Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA
2011 “Healthy Choices”. Four films exploring immigrant health-care access issues for Hmong,
African American, Latino and Somali populations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
Producer. TPT Television (St Paul, MN), Minnesota Public Television
2012 “Healthy Acts” Documentary. Issues of immigrant health-care access.
TPT Television (St Paul, MN), Minnesota Public Television
2007 “Joining Forces.” Documentary. US Military return from the Middle East.
TPT Television (St Paul, MN) Minnesota Public Television
2012 “Play What’s Not There.” Producer. The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Black Box CME. Artistic Director and Producer. Mixed Blood Theater, Minneapolis, MN
and additional locations.
2021 Photographs and Historical Documents of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Chapel, MCV.
The Valentine Museum, Permanent Collection
2019 Park(ing) Day, MacTavish Beach. Richmond, VA. Award for Most Transformational Parklet
2018 InLight, 1708Gallery at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA, Best of Show
2016 Five Minutes of Fame Film Festival, Best of Category, Experiment Shorts
2012 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Nominee, National Academy of Television Arts and
Science, Category: Documentary – Topical Television.
RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS
2021 Eye 2 Eye, Photography Workshop, Whitney Browne, New York, NY
2020 Experimental Photography, Whitney Browne, New York, NY
2019 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Center, The Art of Photographing Dance, Becket, MA
2018 Total Immersion, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Hungarian Multi-Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary
2021 ArtFields 2021, The Exhibition. Catalog.
2020 Life of a JPEG. Whitney Browne. Ed. Yonkers International Press.
2021 Museum Distract Artist Shines a Light on Redlining. The Columns, Museum District,
2018 Museum District Residents Win “Best in Show” at InLight Richmond 2018.The Columns,
Museum District, Richmond, VA
2021 Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association, Exhibiting Member
Virginia Commission for the Arts Duke University Archives
The Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA Amerifirst Home Mortgage
TPT Minnesota Public Media, Video Vault Private Collections
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