Carl Patow is a multimedia artist who identifies issues of contemporary social importance and engages viewers through dialogue and interactive creativity.
In 2019, he received his MFA in Kinetic Imaging from VCU in Richmond, VA. He has been the recipient of awards for film, video, interactive art and continuing education programs, locally, regionally and nationally.
Recently he has created digital photographs, photo-montages and installations that have addressed issues such as red-lining in Richmond, Virginia in the early 20th century, the social impact of COVID-19, and environmental effects of global climate change.
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. His approach is, at its heart, a means to expand cultural understanding and community, and to stimulate positive social change.
He is the founder of Time and Light Laboratories, an experimental arts center in Richmond, Virginia.
EDUCATION
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,
             Richmond, VA
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

PHOTOGRAPHY
2019      Boston Ballet and Urban Bush Women, company approved photographs, Jacob’s Pillow,
             Becket, MA
2019      VCU Dance, Photography of Faculty work, VCU Dance studios, Richmond, VA
2017      Radius 250. Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA

FILM
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

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
               
THEATER
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.

HISTORICAL DOCUMENTATION
2021      Photographs and Historical Documents of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Chapel, MCV.
             The Valentine Museum, Permanent Collection
 
AWARDS
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

REFERENCED IN
2021      Documenting InLight. 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,
             Richmond, VA
2018      Museum District Residents Win “Best in Show” at InLight Richmond 2018.The Columns,
             Museum District, Richmond, VA

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
2021      Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association, Exhibiting Member

COLLECTIONS
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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