Carrie Schneider with her single-channel video projection “Reading Women,” on January 11, 2014.

Carrie Schneider

Brooklyn, NY

Carrie Schneider is a Brooklyn-based artist working in photography and film. Her work has been shown internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; The Kitchen, New York; Galería Alberto Sendros, Buenos Aires; and the California Museum of Photography, Riverside. She received the Jerome Foundation’s NYC Film/Video Grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency Fellowship, a project grant from the Illinois Arts Council, and has participated in residencies with the artist Rineke Dijkstra and choreographer Kyle Abraham. Carrie earned her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki as a Fulbright Fellow, and the Whitney Independent Study Program.


Carrie Schneider is a Brooklyn-based artist working in photography and film.

Artist Bio

Like many of us during the pandemic, Carrie Schneider relied on her phone for community and inspiration in the face of isolation. Using a room-sized camera she built herself, Schneider exposed screen grabs of social media feeds, images from her private archive, and shots of historical art and cinema directly onto photo paper. The resulting images, showcased in her exhibition Sphinx at MASS MoCA, are intimate glimpses into an artist’s life in isolation. Working at night to avoid photo exposure from sunlight, Schneider’s process entails cutting photo paper from long rolls by touch alone, leaving the images unevenly cut. Her current body of work pushes the photographs more fully into the sculptural realm, as she works with rolls of uncut chromogenic paper hundreds of feet long, taking on the scale of the museum’s architecture. The exhibition culminates with a 16mm film that reanimates the photographs on view, exploring the feminine subject and the abstracting potential of the camera.

Sphinx premiered at MASS MoCA on March 11, 2023.

Watch a studio visit with Carrie Schneider below.

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