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Mary Carothers, MFA


  • Associate Professor of Fine Art/Photography



  • Room # 08, Schneider Hall
  • Belknap Campus

Phone Number

  • 502-852-0836

Email Address



Mary Carothers received her BFA from Pratt Institute, her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has worked as a Professor of Photography and Fine Art at University of Louisville since 1998.  Carothers has exhibited her work at venues including CEPA (Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art) Buffalo, Atlanta College of Art, Pittsburgh Fimmakers and was most recently featured on the Discovery Channel for collaborative public project "The Frozen Car."  She has received grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Council, the Johnson Foundation and the Kentucky Foundation of Women.  Mary steers her projects inside and outside of gallery spaces, working as both installation and public artist to investigate issues of mobility, power structures, and the collective and individual psychologies that influence American culture. 



Educational Background

  • BFA Photography, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • MFA Photography Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Teaching Areas

  • ART 105: 2-D Design (foundation requirement)
  • ART 351: Introduction to Photography
  • ART 551: Advanced Photography
  • ART 555: Directed Study in Photography (with special permission only)
  • ART 590: Collaborative Projects (available to all art majors)
  • Special Topics courses include:
  • Art 590: Documentary Photography
  • Art 590: Camera-less and Experimental Photography

Research Interests

  • Teaching and Class Sites:
  • KiiS-Kentucky Institute for International Studies-Teaching in Berlin, Germany 2012
  • Art 390/590 Special Topics: Urban and Public German Art
  • Course Description: This course will examine the creative approaches to German public art in association with its historical and contemporary meanings. Students will develop a familiarity with the critical issues surrounding specific public art located in Berlin's urban spaces and will learn of the wide spectrum of sanctioned and unsanctioned public art in depth. Object oriented art produced as a government commission, site conscious art made as a collaboration with the managerial class as well as alternative urban art approaches such as graffiti and site-specific intervention will be addressed.
  • Impacto Project-Worked with Director Anayanso Prado as Site Supervisor, Bocas del Toro, Panama-Summer 2011
  • ARTIS-Study abroad to Florance Italy, Taught Photography, Summer 2006
  • Collaborative Projects:
  • School of Music-Sound and image installation/research and production with Professor Krzysztof Wolek
  • Humanities:
  • Text and Image projects in conjunction with Professor Annette Allen and PhD students including Amy Tudor, Sara Northerner and Julie Wade

Professional Memberships

  • COPA-Commission for Public Art-board member
  • SPE-Society of Photographic Education
  • SECAC-Southeastern College Art Conference
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