Carly Ries is a New York based artist exploring intimacy through the camera. Combining street photography, botanical imagery, and nude portraits of female collaborators, her work spans photographic approaches, themes, and technologies. Focusing at times on the importance of small gestures, at other times on the possibilities of the expansive, her approach to making images and being in the world mimics the always and ever-expanding field of photography.
Her work has been exhibited at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, Schneider Gallery Chicago, Project Basho in Philadelphia, EXPO Chicago, and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, among other venues. Features on her work have been published in Juxtapoz, Aint-Bad, Women in the World and The New York Times.
MFA, Dept. of Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2015
BA, Dept. of Film, Video, and Photography, Hampshire College 2009
CV available upon available request