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

NEWS

04.16.17 – Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) / Nominee for Architecture

12.19.16 – Tokyo International Photography Awards / Silver for Architecture series category

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 Cruise in 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 – Art 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

GRANTS / AWARDS / HONORS

Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) / Nominee for Architecture (2017)

Tokyo International Photography Awards / Silver (2016)

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

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

NES Artist in Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland (2016)

Athens Photo Festival Book Exhibition, Benaki Museum, Athens Greece (2016)

Finlandia Foundation National Grant (2014)

Finlandia Foundation National Grant (2012)

Invited participant at the International Photography Festival, Lishui, China (2011)

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

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

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

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

MEDIA/REVIEWS (SELECTED)

Architect Magazine
http://www.architectmagazine.com/newsletter/the-underrated-significance-of-air-traffic-control-towers_c

Architectural Digest
http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/airport-towers-book-russo/all

Art Daily
http://artdaily.com/news/82821/New-exhibition-provides-new-views-on-airport-form-and-function#.VoBkjFoyC-I

Art Uncovered: Breakthrough Radio
http://www.btrtoday.com/listen/artuncovered/art-uncovered-carolyn-russo/

Atlas Obscura
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/these-photos-will-change-how-you-look-at-airport-towers

BBC News
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35162913

BlouinArtinfo
http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1304897/the-art-of-documenting-airport-towers

CNN News
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/02/aviation/airport-control-towers-carolyn-russo/

Complot Magazine
http://complotmagazine.com/el-arte-de-las-torres-de-control-la-belleza-de-lo-funcional/

Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3313812/They-not-eyesores-striking-air-traffic-control-towers-world-featured-new-photo-exhibit.html

Design Boom
http://www.designboom.com/art/carolyn-russo-art-of-the-airport-tower-smithsonian-11-25-2015/

Digicult
http://www.digicult.it/news/art-of-the-airport-tower/

Foreword Reviews
https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/art-of-the-airport-tower/

Hyperallergic
http://hyperallergic.com/257310/the-elegant-architecture-of-airport-control-towers/

Lawfully Chic
http://lawfullychic.com/2016/05/art-of-the-airport-tower-at-the-national-art-and-space-museum/

Lenscratch
http://lenscratch.com/2013/06/photolucida-carolyn-russo-art-of/

Metalocus
http://www.metalocus.es/content/es/blog/exposición-el-arte-de-las-torres-de-control

National Public Radio (NPR) with Susan Stamberg
http://www.npr.org/2015/12/21/459218914/prepare-for-takeoff-smithsonian-celebrates-the-art-of-the-airport-tower

NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/silent-sentinels-tarmac-art-airport-control-tower-n458976

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/travel/smithsonian-photography-airlines.html?_r=0

Norwegian
http://www.norwegian.com/magazine/features/2015/11/castles-in-the-air#sxYR1ixcMUBudhhw.97

Observer
http://observer.com/2015/11/the-subtle-ways-airport-towers-reveal-a-regions-history/

PDN: Photo District News
http://www.pdnonline.com/features/New-Book-and-Exhibition-Explore-the-Art-of-Air-Traffic-Control-Towers-14852.htm

RFOTOFOLIO
http://rfotofolio.org/2015/11/06/carolyn-russo-art-of-the-airport-towers-2/

Smithsonian Magazine
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/appreciating-art-and-architecture-worlds-airport-towers-180957196/?no-ist

Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/12030765/The-worlds-most-beautiful-airport-control-towers.html

The Star – Malaysia
http://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/the-star-malaysia-star2/20160605/281586649858962

Travel and Leisure
http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/travel-photography-exhibits

Washington City Paper
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/visual-arts/2015/12/01/at-the-air-space-museum-an-unexpectedly-soaring-look-at-airport-tower-architecture/

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/art-of-the-airport-tower-at-national-air-and-space-museum/2015/12/03/865e7510-9843-11e5-b499-76cbec161973_story.html

Weather.Com
http://www.weather.com/travel/news/art-airport-tower

What’s Up Miami: Online Journal for the Arts
http://whatsupmiami.blogspot.com/2016/01/smithsonian-photographer-carolyn-russo_8.html

Wired
http://www.wired.com/2015/10/overlooked-curiosity-air-traffic-tower/

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 (SELECTED)

2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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)

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)

SERVICE

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