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CAROLYN RUSSO was born in Norwalk, Connecticut and currently lives in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

NEWS

10.10.17 – The Curated Fridge at Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA.  Curated by Brian Paul Clamp

08.10.17 – 10th Pollux Awards / Finalist

04.16.17 – Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) / Nominee

12.19.16 – Tokyo International Photography Awards / Silver

10.03.16 – NES Artist in Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

08.18.16 – Recipient of the 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers/Winner for Architecture series category

07.28.16 – American Alliance of Museums (AAM) 2016 Book Publication Design Awards/Second Place

06.29.16 – Speaker at Rajala, Helsinki, Finland

06.29.16 – “Art of the Airport Tower” at Helsinki Airport, Helsinki, Finland

06.09.16 – “Art of the Airport Tower” selected for The Photo Book Exhibition, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

03.18.16 – “Art of the Airport Tower” at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

11.22.15 – 12.17.15 – Enrichment Speaker for Smithsonian Journeys/Regent Seven Seas 26 day cruise to Amazon, Brazil

11.11.15 – “Art of the Airport Tower” Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (11/2015 -11/ 2016)

10.25.15 – “Art of the Airport Tower” book release by Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C.

EMPLOYMENT

Smithsonian 1988 – Present
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Museum Specialist/Photographer
Aeronautics Division – Co Curator of the Art Collection, Curator of the Trophy Collection

EDUCATION

B. F. A. in Photography, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 1988

SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 1986 – 1988
American Institute for Foreign Study, Florence, Italy 1985
Scuola Di Lingua e Cultura Italiana Per Stranieri, Siena, Italy 1985
Studio Arts Center International (S.A.C.I.), Florence, Italy 1985
Richmond College, London, England 1984
Heatherly School of Fine Arts, London, England 1984
Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH 1983-1984

BOOKS (Author)

“Art of the Airport Tower”, Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C. 2015

“In Plane View: Abstractions of Flight”, powerHouse Books, New York 2007

“Artifacts of Flight”, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New York 2003

“Women and Flight: Portraits of Contemporary Pilots”, Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, New York, Toronto, London 1997

AWARDS / HONORS

2017 – 10th Pollux Awards / Finalist

2017 – Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) / Nominee

2016 – Tokyo International Photography Awards / Silver

2016 – Recipient of the 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers

2016  – American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Publications Design Competition/Second Place

2016 – NES Artist in Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

2016 – Athens Photo Festival Book Exhibition, Benaki Museum, Athens Greece

2014 – Finlandia Foundation National Grant

2012 – Finlandia Foundation National Grant

2012 – Invited participant at the International Photography Festival, Lishui, China

2009 – United States Embassy of Helsinki, Helsinki Finland Invited State Department Speaker’s Program

2008 – American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Publications Design Competition /Second Place

2004 – American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 50 Books/50 Covers Award

2004 – American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Publications Design Competition/Honorable Mention

MEDIA/REVIEWS (SELECTED)

Architectural Digest

Art Daily

Art Uncovered: Breakthrough Radio

Atlas Obscura

BBC News

Blouin Artinfo

CNN News

Complot Magazine

Daily Mail

Design Boom

Digicult

Foreword Reviews

Hyperallergic

Lawfully Chic

Lenscratch

Metalocus

National Public Radio (NPR) with Susan Stamberg

NBC News

New York Times

Norwegian

Observer

PDN: Photo District News

RFOTOFOLIO

Smithsonian Magazine

Telegraph

The Star – Malaysia

Travel and Leisure

Washington City Paper

Washington Post

Weather.Com

What’s Up Miami: Online Journal for the Arts

Wired

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Frontiers of Flight Museum Dallas, TX
Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC

2018
Menello Museum of American Art Orlando, FL
Aerospace Museum of California McClellan, CA

2017
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville, GA
U.S. Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, AL

2016
College Park Museum of Aviation, MD
Helsinki Airport, Helsinki, Finland
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
CFS, Las Vegas, Nevada

2015
Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, McMinnville, OR

2012
Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI
Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI

2011
Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, Manassas, VA
Dulles International Airport, Gateway Art Gallery, Chantilly, VA
John Wayne Airport, Santa Monica, CA
Midland Center for the Art, Midland, MI
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL
Challenger Space Center, Peoria, AZ
National Soaring Museum, Elmira, NY

2010
Helsinki Airport, Helsinki, Finland
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD
National Museum of the Marine Corp, Triangle, VA

2009
Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX
Air Zoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, KS

2008
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

2004
Clark County Museum, Henderson, NV

2003
Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, GA
Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC
Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hill, NC
William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati, OH
Three Rivers Gallery, Poplar Bluff, MO
Rogers Historical Museum, Rogers AR
Tunica Museum, Tunica MS
Challenger Learning Center of Arizona, Peoria AZ
Los Angeles County Fair Association, Pomona, CA
Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa, ID
Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, Rantoul, IL

2001
Virginia Air and Space Center Hampton, VA
Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
Strategic Air Museum, Ashland, NE

2000
Kirkpatrick Center Museum Complex, Oklahoma City, OK
Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins AFB, GA
National Atomic Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Palm Beach Photographic Center, Del Ray Beach, FL
Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN

1999
Elmhurst Historical Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, ME
Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, VA
Wedell Williams Aviation Museum, Patterson, LA

1998
Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN
U.S. Air Force Museum, Wright Patterson, OH
Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA
Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, Tullahoma, TN
Stauth Memorial Museum, Montezuma, KS

1997
New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT
The Wings Club, Inc., NewYork, NY
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

1992
The United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

1990
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2018
Gallery Valid Foto BCN, Barcelona, Spain

2017
The Curated Fridge at Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA.
Jadite Gallery, New York, NY
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

2013
Shijiazhuang Art Museum, Heibi Provence, China
Dali International Photography Festival, Dali, China
Work House Art Center, Lorton, VA

2012
Mobile Works Exhibit, WorkHouse Art Center/McGuire Woods Gallery, Lorton, VA
Embassy of Finland, Washington, D.C.
Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA

2011
Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China

2006
Smithsonian Institution Ripley Center, Washington, DC

2004
Smithsonian Institution Ripley Center, Washington, DC

1996
Gallery 154, Seattle, WA

1995
National Press Photographers Association, Chicago, IL
Smithsonian Institution Ripley Center, Washington, DC

1991
National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
The Tartt Gallery, Washington, DC Washington Center for Photography, Washington, DC
Washington Center for Photography, Washington, DC

1988
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1987
Cyclorama, Boston, MA

1986
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

1985
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy

1984
Richmond College, London, England

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

The Great Picture (Curator)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA, April 2014

High Art: Recent Acquisitions (Co-Curator)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, July 2013

Searching for Goldilocks: Angela Palmer (Curator)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, July 2013

Santaranta: Building Dreams (Curator)
Embassy of Finland, Washington, DC, September 2012

The Jet as Art: Photographs by Jeffrey Milstein (Curator)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, November 2011 – November 2012

Alan Bean: Painting Apollo (Curator)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, July 2009 – January 2010

INVITED LECTURES (Selected)

Alaska Aviation Museum (2017)
Tellus Museum of Science (2017)
Rajala, Helsinki, Finland (2016)
Virginia Festival of the Book: “From Seed to Sky: Micro and Macro Perspectives in Photography” University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2016)
Smithsonian Journey’s Regent Cruise Enrichment Lecturer – Miami, Florida to Amazon River, Brazil/26 days (2015)
Hasselblad Bron Series Guest Speaker, Rockville, MD (2013)
ARTEFACTS Conference 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland (2012)
Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX (2012)
Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, Manassas, VA (2011)
International Society of Aviation Photographers, Las Vegas, NV (2010)
College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD (2010)
Helsinki City Library, Helsinki, Finland (2009)
Oulu University, Oulu, Finland (2009)
Finland University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland (2009)
Arts Academy at Turku University, Turku, Finland (2009)
University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland (2009)
Smithsonian Affiliates Conference, Washington, DC (2008)
Women in Aviation (WAI) Conference, Orlando, FL (2007)
Mutual Concerns of Aviation and Space Conference, Washington, DC (2006)
Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hill, NC (2003)
Virginia Air and Space Center Hampton, VA (2001)
Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins AFB, GA (2000)
Museum of Transportation, Boston, MA (2000)
Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA (1998)
Stauth Memorial Museum, Montezuma, KS (1998)
New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT (1997)
AAM Mutual Concerns Conference, Washington, DC (1996)

ASSOCIATIONS

Board of Directors: FOTODC, Washington, DC since 2014
Member: Women Photojournalists of Washington, DC
Representative: National Press Photographers Association Women’s Committee Region 3 (1995-1998)

JUROR

Juror, Academy of Fine Arts National Photography Exhibition, Lynchburg, VA (2017)
Juror, Exposed Exhibition DC, Washington, DC (2016)
Portfolio Reviewer: FOTODC, Washington, DC (2014)
Judge, MayFair: Polk Museum, Lakeland, FL (2014)
Juror: FOTODC, Washington, DC (2013)

PUBLICATIONS/ MEDIA (Selected)

Air & Space
Always Style (Japan)
Amtrak
Architectural Digest
Aviation for Women
Boston Globe
CNN
Hartford Courant
Kamera (Finland)
Miami Herald
Norwegian
National Geographic Traveler
National Public Radio
New York Times
Oulu City Newspaper (Finland)
Overhaul and Maintenance
Professional Pilot
PDN Photo District News
Science
Smithsonian
Schneider Aviation (Japan)
+Travel (China)
USA Today
US News and World Report
Where
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post