Carrie Schneider (b. 1979, Chicago, IL) is based between Hudson, NY, and New York City.


Schneider's work challenges the camera's presumed capacity for documentation and exactitude, employing multiple exposures, light bleeds and obstructions to express an associative collection of images and influences. These photographs, each a unique print, were created with a lens-less camera by exposing existing images directly to photographic paper. The process allows ample space for failure and discovery, and share the aura of mystery often associated with early experiments in photography, but rediscovered using the visual vocabulary of social media, pop culture and art historical references.


Schneider has exhibited her photographs and videos at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Pérez Art Museum Miami; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; The Art Institute of Chicago; and The Kitchen, New York; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Galería Sendros, Buenos Aires; santralistanbul, Istanbul; and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, ArtForum, VICE, Modern Painters, and The New Yorker. She received a Creative Capital Award and a Fulbright Fellowship, and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Her work is in numerous public collections including The Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; Art in Embassies, Mbabane, Swaziland; University Galleries, Illinois State University; and DePaul University Public Collection, Chicago. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Schneider is represented by CHART and CANDICE MADEY in New York.

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