Photographers' Sketchbooks , Thames & Hudson, 2014

Photographers' Sketchbooks, Thames & Hudson, 2014

The Photographer's Playbook , Aperture, 2014

The Photographer's Playbook, Aperture, 2014

This Blue , Maureen McLane, FSG, 2014

This Blue, Maureen McLane, FSG, 2014

A Sense of Place , Pier 24, 2013

A Sense of Place, Pier 24, 2013

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Eric William Carroll’s work on photography, science, and nature has been exhibited widely, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Aperture Foundation, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Pier 24 Photography. Carroll has participated in residencies with the MacDowell Colony, Rayko Photo Center and the Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, and was the winner of the 2012 Baum Award for Emerging Photographers. Born and raised in the Midwest, Carroll currently teaches at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. 



2006-Master of Fine Arts, Photography, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
2002-Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Teaching / Lecture Experience

2013 – Present – Assistant Professor of Art (NTT), Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
2014 – 2018 – Adjunct Faculty in Photography, University of Minnesota, MN
2015 – Visiting Artist, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2014 – Visiting Artist, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
2014 – Visiting Artist, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2013 – Digital Printmaking Workshop, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2012 – Visiting Artist, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2011 – Visiting Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2009 – Visiting Artist/Lecturer, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2008 – Visiting Artist/Large Format Workshop, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2007 – Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
2004 – 2006 – Grad. Instructor of Photography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2019-A Light Year of Lead, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN
2018-Standard Stars, SFO Terminal 2, San Francisco, CA
2017-Standard Stars, Smail Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
2016-G.U.T. Feeling v4, Bakken Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2014-G.U.T. Feeling v2, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
-Disappearing Acts, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
2013-G.U.T. Feeling, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-New Photogenic Drawings, BOSI Contemporary, New York, NY
-Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2012- Baum Award: Eric William Carroll, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2011-Plato’s Home Movies, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2010-The Speed of Dark, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY
2008-All Buildings Dream in Blueprints, Christensen Center Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
-Sunburn, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2007-Sunburn, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
-Human Error, Sinclair Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
-Decoupler, Umber Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2006-While Sleeping, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN
-Camera Obscure, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2005-My Sentiments, Exactly, Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN
-A Night of New Music and New Media, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, IA
2004-Sixteen Candles, University of Wisconsin, Wassau, WI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018-Illuminate South Loop, Bloomington Central South, MN
-Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, New York Public Library, NY
-Inner Orbit, Form & Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
-Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Artist Run Residencies, Marshall University, WV
2017-A Field Guide to the Stars, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia
-Totality, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
-Nature's Point, CalTech, Pasadena, CA
2016-Verity in Vision, Instinct Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
-Unfixed, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
2015-The Nature of Nature, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mn
-Disparations, Galerie Honore, Paris, France
-Art Show Vol. X, The Battery, San Francisco, CA
2014-Nature Morte, Galerie Honore, Paris, France
-The Photographer’s Playspace, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY
-Center of Gravity, Waiting Room Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2013-Take Me Away, SFAC Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-Staking Claim: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
-A Sense of Place, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA
2012-What is a Photograph, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
2011-The 770 Show, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-Our Origins, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
2010-Burning Desire, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY
-Vertical Currency, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2009-Carroll/Nedrelow/Thompson, Sellout Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
-Arbor, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY
-First Impression, Camera Club of New York, NY
2008-Pay Attention: GM08, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2007-Ephemerality, Ephemeral Space, Minneapolis, MN
-Bamboo Festival, Anji, China
2006-North American Graduate Art Survey, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
-Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, Minneapolis, MN
-Above the 49th Parallel, Label Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2005-Visible Fringe, Minneapolis, MN
-Rochester International Video Festival, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
-Great Lakes Emerging Artists, SUNY, Fredonia, NY
2004-City Scenes, IDS Center, Minneapolis, MN
-SPE Regional, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Awards, Honors, Publications

2017-Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
-PBS/TPT MN Original, episode feature
-A Field Guide to the Stars, catalog
-The Psychokinesis Test, featured on “Seeing Science
2016-Le Monde, July-September Magazine
-City Pages, Review by Camille Lefevre
2015-Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
-Jerome Travel & Research Grant, MRAC Next Step Grant

-Waabizipinikaan-Ziibi Filmmaking Residency (WZFR)
2014-Photographers' Sketchbooks, edited by Stephen McLaren, Thames & Hudson
-The Photographer’s Playbook, edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, Aperture
- A Sense of Place, Pier 24 exhibition catalog
The Hundreds, Interview by Tucker Gerrick
-Walker Art Center Blog, Interview by Lex Thompson
-New York Times, Review by Philip Gefter
-Resource Magazine, Review by Chantel Paul
2013- San Diego Union Tribune, Review by James Chute
-KQED, Review by Sarah Hotchkiss
-Daily Serving, Review by Amelia Sechman
-Square Cylinder, Review by David Roth
-SFAQ, Review by Ariel Rosen
-New Photogenic Drawings, Catalog with essay by Lyle Rexer
-The New Yorker, Review by Vince Aletti
-Aperture, Article by Jason Fulford
2012-Baum Award for Emerging Photographers
-San Francisco Arts Monthly, Review by Sura Wood
-The World According To, magazine feature
-San Francisco Chronicle, Review by Andrew Chamings
-Photoworld, Feature article by Liu Congyun
2011-Artist in Residence, Rayko Photo Center
-Afterimage, Review by Luke Strosnider
2010-MacDowell Colony Fellowship,
-Makeout Creek, Issue #04
2009-Art Review & Preview, Issue #09
2008-Lay Flat, Issue #01
-Pay Attention:GM08, catalog essay by Christopher Atkins
-Vita.mn, Review by Gregory J. Scott
2007-Fotohof commissioned mural, Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria
2006-Art City Professional Artist Residency, Art City, Winnipeg, Manitoba
-Blacklock Emerging Artist Fellowship, Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, MN