(American, b. 1946; resides in Chicago, IL)
Patty Carroll was born in 1946 in Chicago, where she continues to live and work. She completed a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1968) and an MS at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (1972). Carroll has taught at a number of schools including Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy; Royal College of Art in London, England; Aegean School of Fine Arts, Paros, Cyclades, Greece; and serves on the faculties of both the School of the Art Institute and Columbia College Chicago. Carroll’s work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions, including at the Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England; the White Box Museum in Beijing, China; the Galleria Gagliardi in San Gimignano, Italy; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Her work is held in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress in Washington D.C.; the Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; California Museum of Photography in Riverside, California; and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, in Paris; among others. Carroll is published in Women Photographers (1990) and Changing Chicago (1989), and her books include: Spirited Visions: Portraits of Chicago Artists (1992), Culture is Everywhere (2002), and Living the Life: The World of Elvis Tribute Artists (2005).