Carl Patow creates digital art that reworks and reconfigures recognizable images through photographic layering, image manipulation, and mirroring techniques. He draws on visual languages, responding to ideas and larger conceptual frameworks in the details, references, or juxtaposition of content. His work develops from research on significant social issues, such as online privacy, discrimination law, mortgage redlining, and the environment. He lives in Richmond, VA, and is a graduate of the Master’s in Fine Arts program at VCU. His artwork has been shown locally, nationally, and internationally. It is not unusual for him to personally attend at his installations, talking with viewers about issues raised by his work, and eliciting their impressions and observations. At its heart, his approach is a means to expand cultural understanding and community, and to stimulate positive social change. He has been the recipient of awards for film, video, interactive art and continuing education programs, locally, regionally and nationally.
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, INTERACTIVE ARTWORKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 And Then, There Were None, Performance, Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA
2022 Radius250 Biennial Regions Juried Exhibition, Artspace, Richmond, VA
2022 Member exhibitions at Artspace and Metro Richmond Artists Association, Richmond, VA
2022 And Then, There Were None, Installation, Richmond Public Library, Richmond, VA
2022 Artworks Flood Awareness Exhibition, Artworks, Richmond, VA
2022 Solo exhibition, And Then There Were None, Artspace, Richmond, VA
2021 MRAA Annual Juried Exposition. Crossroads Art Gallery, Richmond VA
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
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
EXHIBITION IN COMMERCIAL SPACE
2022 Solo exhibition, Red Salon, Richmond, VA
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
FILM AND VIDEO
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
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
2021 About This Time. Honorable Mention, MRAA Annual Juried Art Exposition, Richmond, VA
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 Workshops, 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
2022 Modern Problems. Artspace solo exhibitions exploring climate issues and social injustice.
Karen Newton, Style Weekly, Richmond, VA, February 22, 2022.
2021 Documenting InLight. David Hunter Hale, photographer. 1708 Gallery Satellite Exhibition.
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
2022 International Association of Arts, member
2021 Artspace, Richmond, VA, member
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
All rights reserved. All photographs and text included herein are the property of Carl Patow.