Carson Street Gallery
Silver Eye Center for Photography
Fellowship 15 features solo exhibitions from our International Award and Keystone Award winners, selected from an open call for entries in mid-2014. International Award winner Christopher Meerdo (Chicago, IL) showcases work from a number of his projects, which explore notions of paranoia, entropy, and memorial through use of data processing, photography, installation, and moving images. Keystone Award winner Matthew Conboy (Pittsburgh, PA) showcases Objects in mirror are closer than they appear, which documents a surreal 88-acre skate park located in rural southeast Ohio. This year's juror is Allison Grant, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.
- Matthew Conboy
Christopher Meerdo (b.1981) is a Chicago based artist who grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lithuania. Meerdo’s work was featured in a year-long solo exhibition at the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art. He is the Silver Eye Fellowship 15 International Award winner and was an artist in residence at the SIM Program in Reykjavik, Iceland and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. Meerdo received his MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Exhibitions include The National Gallery of Kosovo, Exgirlfriend (Berlin); The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL); CocoHunday (Tampa, FL)