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.
Artist Resume

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

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,
             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    
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,
             Becket, MA
2019     VCU Dance, Photography of Faculty work, VCU Dance studios, Richmond, VA
2017     Radius 250. Artspace Gallery, 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
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.

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,
             Richmond, VA
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
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