Carly Ries  (they/she)

b. 1987, Baltimore, MD

Lives and works in New York


2013-2015 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Photography

2005-2009 BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA


2020 Minor Goddesses, Curated by Frances Dorenbaum, Likely General, Toronto, Canada

2019 CENTERFOLD, ZH Projects, Brooklyn, NY


2023 Women of Independent Spirit: Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of Peter J. Cohen, curated by Julie Saul and Carly Ries, Tampa Museum of Art, FL


2020 A Fractured Sigh, curated by Chiara Mannarino and Charlotte Bravin Lee, Bravin Lee, NY

2018 Up like a sun, down like a pancake, curated by Kelly Lloyd, Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore

2017 For the Love of Barbara, The Jungle Lounge, Brooklyn, NY

Property, Rogers Park Historical Society and Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016 We the People, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Blueprints, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago, IL

Onward Compé, Project Basho, Philadephia, PA

2015 EXPO Chicago, curated by Kori Newkirk, Chicago, IL

Who's Afraid of Feminism, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Radiance, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Rendered in an Idiom Other Than for Scientists, USS Gallery Nomadic Projects, Chicago, IL

Hair Club, John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2014 Nervous Splendor (solo), Schneider Gallery Project Space, Chicago, IL

I Make Me Up, the work of Robert Seydel and his students, Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College, MA

2013 Culture, Mind, and Body: Intersections, Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College, MA

2011 Skin, Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2009 Becomings (solo), The Mill Center, Baltimore, MD

Second Nature, Thesis Exhibition, Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College, MA


Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

New York Public Library

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection


Artist in Residence, Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bruce Goodman Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Parsons, The New School, New York, NY

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL


2023 CENTERFOLD, second edition, artist book published by Picture Speak

2021  Sky Mirror, artist book

2021  100 Photographs, published by the Collection of Peter J. Cohen

2019  CENTERFOLD, artist book

2017  Book of HAIR, published by HAIR CLUB (Suzanne Gold, Kelly LLoyd, and Michal Lynn Schumate)

2015 Who's Afraid of Feminism, exhibition catalogue, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Artnet Editors' Picks, Taylor Dafoe, artnet, September, 2019


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