Carrie Schneider (b.1979) earned her Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. On graduating she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki as a Fulbright Fellow. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include the Third Azerbaijan Biennial in Baku, Gallery 44 in Toronto, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Galleri KiT in Trondheim, Norway and The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. She lives and works in Chicago, USA and Helsinki, Finland.
Schneider’s practice plays with ideas of mimicry and builds narratives of the self in relation to others and otherness. Her photographic work and videos explore the limits of her own circumstances, abilities and needs. Great emphasis is placed on recreating modes of action and careful positioning of characters in their settings. The result is highly disciplined and intense as she uses herself to embody situations of intimacy and desire, such as problematic sibling relations. In previous work she has also utilized well-known motifs and art-historical references to compose a dialogue with the painting tradition.
Carrie Schneider’s residency is organised in collaboration with the Finnish Museum of Photography where Schneider is participating in the exhibition Tense Territories: Contemporary Aspects on Territorial Behaviours, 22.1.–24.5.2009.