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Lisa McCarty

Assistant Professor, Photography

Lisa McCarty is an artist, curator and educator based in Dallas. A former librarian and archivist, her work explores disruptive technologies, communities and philosophies across time.

McCarty has participated in over 70 exhibitions and screenings at venues such as the American University Museum (Washington, D.C.), Amherst College's Eli Marsh Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art, Chicago Photography Center, Fruitlands Museum (Harvard, Mass.), Houston Center for Photography, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco), the Nasher Museum of Art (Duke University, Durham, N.C.), the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans), and the Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester, N.Y.). McCarty’s photographs have also been featured in a variety of international festivals including Noorderlicht (The Netherlands), Internationale Photoszene Köln (Cologne, Germany), Picture Berlin, and Sören Kierkegaard in Images (Buenos Aires), while her moving images have been screened at the New York Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque), Cairo Video Festival, Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival (Bristol, UK), and Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival (Hawick, Scotland).

Her first book as a contributing writer and editor, William Gedney: Only the Lonely, 1955-1984 (co-written with Gilles Mora and Margaret Sartor), was published by the University of Texas Press and Editions Hazan. Her first book of photographs, Transcendental Concord, was published by Radius Books.


M.F.A. Experimental and Documentary Arts, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
B.F.A. Studio Art, Art History Minor, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.


Photography and Video


Transcendental Concord, Photographs by Lisa McCarty, Texts by Rebecca Norris Webb and Kirsten Rian, Radius Books, 2018

William Gedney: Only the Lonely, 1958-1983, Written and Edited by Gilles Mora, Lisa McCarty & Margaret Sartor, Editions Hazan (France) & University of Texas Press, 2017


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