Born 7 February in Flint, Michigan
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY
Once in a while, a certain kind of talent pervades our consciousness, rupturing the vernacular and hijacking the way we see things with such stylish seduction it makes you wonder what on earth was hip or cool before.
Carrie Shaltz is that kind of talent. This ‘shoot what’s hip’ director and photographer acts with her heart and is set on reinventing the “reel”.
Which is why it’s no surprise that Carrie and her brother were the ‘chosen ones’ heading up smartphone megabrand BlackBerry’s latest ‘hotshots prefer BlackBerrys’ campaign.
Carrie’s artistic genius lies somewhere between the graphic acrobatics and cosmetic perfectionism she pulls out of the editing room and her talent to conjure raw energy from anything she points a camera at.
Imbued with wit and beauty, and laced with danger, her rock’n’roll mojo and huge horizons have drawn her to shoot cultural contrasts that range from animal masked nudists to Jane Austen retrospectives.
But her real gift lies not in her epic scope but in her ability to sweep you up in a riveting spectacle – with provocative visual innovations in vivid Technicolor or sumptuous film noir atmospherics – and an eye for the unexpected. Add that to her instinctive gift for stoking consumer desire and you’ve got the kind of visionary branding that can capture audience attention in a heartbeat.
If genius is one per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration, it seems as though Carrie is either burning the candle at both ends or has found a way to make it look effortless.
2005 Masters of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
PREYGROUND (collaboration w/ Zach Hyman), 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
GLITTEROUS (collaboration w/ Zach Hyman), Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Peepshow, Bring To Light Festival (curated by Ugly Art Room), Brooklyn, NY
The Art of Love, MILK Studios (curated by Gabriela Hersham), New York, NY
Young Associate’s Emerging Artists Show, Chelsea Art Museum (curated by Gordon Austin), New York, NY
The Naked Truth - West, Hous Projects (curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel), Los Angeles, CA
The Naked Truth, Hous Projects (curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel), New York, NY
LATENT Magazine, Issue 2, July 2013
Nandita Scillitani, ZINK Magazine, Nude Kid on the Block, May 2011
Rachel Khona, CREEM Magazine, In The Buff, May 2011
Marie Havens, PMc Magazine, Carrie Shaltz and Zach Hyman: PREYGROUND, April 2011
Adam Rathe, NYPress, Catching Up with Carrie Shaltz and Zach Hyman, April 2011
N/A, 3rd Ward Winter Issue, Solo Show Winners, December 2010
N/A, The Printed Blog Teaser Issue, 2010
Louise Roug, The Los Angeles Times, Spring in Nude York, April 2010
Britten Heft, Scene B Scene, Glitterous: Zach Hyman and The Shaltzes, April 2010
Anita Sarko, Patrick McMullan Blog, Glitterous, April 2010
Winner of Artists Wanted Solo Competition Grant, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY