Born: Gold Coast, Australia.
Lives and works: Los Angeles, USA.
Anna Carey is a visual artist whose practice overlaps both photography and sculpture. With memory and recall as the only reference of permanency, she interweaves model-making, drawing and photography to create fictive architectural spaces based on the urban environments of cities such as her hometown of the Gold Coast in Queensland, alongside Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Palm Springs.
Throughout her art practice, Carey focuses on architectural spaces as a medium to open up an imaginative realm for the viewer. She employs fragile cardboard constructions, documented in video and photographs to express and access the psychological sensibility beyond manufactured physical façades.
Since graduating from Griffith University in Queensland (2010), majoring in Fine Art and Art Theory with Honours (first class), Anna Carey has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally. She has shown consistently with the Queensland Centre for Photography, who took her to Photo LA in 2013, and her work has been curated into various regional galleries and other significant institutional exhibitions. She is currently undertaking study towards a PhD.
Anna Carey’s works have been acquired for the collections of Artbank, The Gold Coast City Art Gallery, The National Gallery of Australia, The University of Queensland, and various major corporate and private collections. She was awarded a New Work Grant by the Australia Council for the Arts (2011), and has been a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (2013), the Churchie Emerging Art Prize (2011), and the Queensland Regional Art Awards (2011).