Justin Carney

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Justin A. Carney (born 1992, Baltimore, MD; lives Indianapolis, IN) has a BFA in Photography from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster and an MFA in Studio Art from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has exhibited work at Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver; Aurora PhotoCenter, Indianapolis; and Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA; as well as Exposure Photo Festival, Alberta, Canada; Photo London and Open Doors Gallery, both London, UK; and Incadaqués Festival, Catalonia, Spain. He received a Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship 2024 from the Indy Arts Council, Indianapolis, IN; First Place Single Image Award from LensCulture Art Photography Awards, 2023; and an Emerging Artist Grant, 2022, Bloomington Arts Commission, IN. He teaches at Herron School of Art & Design, Indiana University, Indianapolis.

Statement from the Artist:
My work and the disappearing has become questions what it means when one’s memories fade after the death of a loved one and how this forgetting affects a person. I confront my fear of a future where the rest of my family has died, leaving me behind, through a number of techniques: using photography, printmaking and painting techniques to obscure the photo, erasing the image with sandpaper, and using digital assemblage to embody the invisible process of forgetting.