short biographical statement

Carol Flax makes work using various media, technologies and forms to investigate our relationship to history and memory. Her most recent project, memoria/memoir, has been supported by a co-production residency at the Banff New Media Institute and premiered at Gallery 44 in Toronto, Canada. It was also exhibited at Volitant Gallery in Austin, Texas. This work as well as an earlier installation, Journeys:1900/2000 received support from the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University. Carol has exhibited internationally including the 2001 XXV Bienal de Sao Paulo, as well as shows in France, Scotland, Germany, the Netherlands and elsewhere. Her extensive U.S. exhibitions include such shows as Iterations: The New Image at ICP and TechnoSeduction at Cooper Union, both in New York, Ruins in Reverse at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY, along with shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Camerawork, The George Eastman House and elsewhere. Carol has received numerous awards including a 2000 National Endowment for the Arts Creation and Presentation Grant and nomination for 2005 and 2007 New Media Fellowships through The Program for Media Artists. She has been awarded a number of residencies in addition to ISA and Banff including a 1993 residency in Inverness, Scotland as part of Fotofeis. Her work has been published in more than twenty anthologies and catalogues on new media art. Her art is in numerous public and private collections including the Seattle Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography. Carol has an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

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