Carly Ries


Born 1987, Baltimore

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


2013-2015          School of the Art Institute of Chicago: MFA in Photography

2005-2009         Hampshire College, Amherst, MA: BA in Photography and Gender Theory  


2018                     Up like a sun, down like a pancake. 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


2015                   Artist in Residence, Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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


2017                    Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

2016                   Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL


2016                   LDOC: Issues 7.01 and 7.02I'll be your mirror with poetry by Yuan Changming

                           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

                              SAIC MFA Catalogue, essay by Shawn Michelle Smith

                           Systems, Anamesa Journal, NYU

2014                 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Artist Books, essay by Karsten Lund


A Photo Editor


Juxtapoz Magazine

Kollektivet Mabel

Women in the World - The New York Times


The Latent Image

Chicago Reader

Mutant Space

Louise & Maurice