Carrie Will, "Rikki and Carrie, China Town (#2)", 2006, from the series "I Am Redundant", archival pigment print, 20x24”.

Carrie Will, “Rikki and Carrie, China Town (#2)”, 2006, from the series “I Am Redundant”, archival pigment print, 20×24”.

Carrie Will

The relationship I have with my twin sister is tightly woven, beautifully strange and difficult to explain. This has led me to explore a visual language that articulates the intimacy and the oddity of being a twin. Having been subjected to stares and double takes my whole life, I use photography to exaggerate the gaze of others and to illustrate the interconnectedness of our identity. It is difficult to see yourself as an individual when no one else does. My photographs from the series “I Am Redundant”, aim at grasping the idea that I am one person as well as two and discovering what that looks like.

Carrie Will (Albany, NY) received her Master of Fine Art degree in photography from Syracuse University in 2008. She has had solo exhibitions at The Yates Gallery (Loudonville, NY), Spark Contemporary Art Space (Syracuse, NY) and The Sage College Library Gallery (Albany, NY). She has also been featured in various group exhibitions, most recently at The Albany Barn (Albany, NY), Project Space (Stone Ridge, NY), The Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), and others. Carrie has had work featured in various publications including, Slate Magazine, Get Visual, The Post-Standard, Democrat and Chronicle, and the Rochester City Newspaper. She is the recipient of the Strategic Opportunity Stipend Recipient from The New York Foundation for the Arts in 2011, The Juror’s Award for The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY 2010, Membership Award for Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2010, and others. Her work is included in private and public collections at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington DC), University of Art Museum (Albany, NY), and in the private collections of Anne Clark, Mark Malloy, William Jeremy Hughes, Andrea Modica, Geert de Turck, and Sally Packard.