The Landscape as Theater
 
Education
University of Illinois at Urbana, BFA 1964, MFA 1966.
 
Professional Experience
Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo
Photography Program Coordinator, Department of Art, Western Michigan University
   (established the BFA and MFA degree  programs in 1973 and 1974).
Chairperson, Department of Art, Western Michigan University,   1979-80.
Design Manager, Brown Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1970-72 .
Teaching Graphic Design and Photography, Western Michigan University, 1966-70.

One-Person Exhibitions

2011 Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
2002 Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.
2001 Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio.
1999 Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo.
1993 University of Connecticut at Storrs.
1993 Mott Community College, Flint, MI.
1992 Fermi Gallery, Firmilab, Batavia, Il.
1992 Elsie Munro Gallery, Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, Albion College, Albion, MI.
1992 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
1989 Gallery II, Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo.
1988 Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI.
1988 Central Michigan University at Mount Pleasant.
1988 Gallery II, Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo.
1988 University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
1985 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
1984 Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL.
1983 Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.
1982 The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI.
1979 Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL.
1978 Port Huron Museum of Art and History, MI.
1976 Gallery II, Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo.
1974 Oxbow Summer School of Art, Douglas, MI.
1969 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
 
Invitational Group Exhibitions
2017 Time, Location, Space, Richmond Center, Monroe-Brown Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
2010 Six by Six, Midtown Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
2005 University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1997 Michigan Friends of Photography, traveling group exhibition, multiple locations in Michigan.
1996 Significant Others, Fontana Festival of Music & Art, Shelbyville, MI.
1996 Field of Dreams: Art and Baseball, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI.
1996 The Heavens, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI.
1995 Play Ball, Center Galleries, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.
1995 META/PHYSICS Crossing Boundaries in Contemporary Photography, DePree Art Center,
Hope College, Holland, MI.
1993 Select 5 Collect, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI.
1992 East Meets West, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
1992 Tenth Anniversary Celebration, Urban Park Gallery, Detroit, MI.
1992 Photography from the Permanent Collection, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI.
1992 Select 5 Collect, Detroit Artists Market, MI.
1992 Select 5 Collect, Albion College, Albion , MI.
1990 A Sense of Place, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI.
1990 Photographers Collect Photography, traveling show in Michigan of personal work and a piece from
personal collection.
1989 Kalamazoo Perspectives, 30 yrs of photography at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI.
1989 Six Ideas in Photography; A Celebration of Photography's Sesquicentennial, Grand Rapids Art Museum,
Grand Rapids, MI.
1989 Urbanology, The Michigan Council for the Arts Gallery, Detroit, MI.
1987 Bettye Clark-Cannon Gallery, Muskegon, Michigan.
1986 Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo.
1985 Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo.
1984 Carnegie Art Center, Three Rivers, MI.
1984 Photography for Collectors, Lightfantastic, Michigan State University at East Lansing.
1982 Space in South Haven, Citizens Bank, South Haven, MI.
1982 Benefactors Program, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
1980 Muskegon Community College, MI.
1979 University of Oklahoma Museum of Art at Norman.
1977 University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
Group Exhibition, Juried
2016 The Journey, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2016 High Plains Highways, Amarillo Museum of Art.
2016 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI, exhibition and a permanent collection purchase.
1989 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
1997 Ambient Luminosity, all media exhibition, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI.
1993 13th Michigan Biennial, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Twelve artists select to exhibit a body of work.
1988 Great Lakes Photography Invitational, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan. From the Great Lakes states,
seven artists selected to exhibit a body of work.
1984 Art Center, South Bend, IN.
1982 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
1982 Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY.
1982 Views and Points of View II, Kalamazoo Inst. of Arts, MI.
1981 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
1981 Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, KY.
1980 Midwest Photo '80. This exhibition traveled for one year from the Midwest Museum of American Art,
Elkhart, to Ball State University Art Gallery, Muncie; Lafayette Art Center, Lafayette; Sheldon Swope Art
Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana; Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, DeKalb; North Hennepin
Community College Art Gallery, Minneapolis; The Silver Image Gallery at Ohio State University, Columbus.
1979 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
1978 Art Center, South Bend, IN.
1977 Eastern Michigan University at Ypsilanti.
1977 Design Michigan, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
This exhibition traveled throughout the state for one year.
1976 Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
1974 American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York City.
1968 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
Visiting Artist, Judicator, Speaker
2017 Visiting Artist Speaker, Western Michigan University, MI
2010 Panel Member and Speaker, Society of Photographic Education, Midwest Conference, Kalamazoo, MI
2002 Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
2001 Visiting Artist, Speaker, Otterbein College Westerville, Ohio
1999 Speaker, Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo
1993 Visiting Artist, speaker, University of Connecticut at Storrs
1993 Image Maker Presenter, Society for Photographic Education, Midwest Conference, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
1993 Visiting Artist, Mott Community College, Flint, MI.
1992 Visiting Artist, Albion College, Albion, MI.
1991 Speaker, Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI, for MI Friend of Photography.
1989 Visiting Artist, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI.
1987 Juror, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI.
1987 Juror, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI.
1986 Visiting Artist, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant.
1983 Juror, Traverse City Arts Council, Inc., MI.
1982 Juror, Port Huron Museum, MI.
1981 Juror, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI.
1978 Panelist, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI.
1974 Visiting Artist, Oxbow Summer School of Art, Douglas, MI.
Publications
2010 John and Marijo Carney: A Duo with Talent, Encore Magazine, October issue, Kalamazoo, MI
2002 Night Vision, The Muskegon Chronicle, January 7. Exhibition review.
1997 Ambient Luminosity, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, Michigan. Exhibition Catalogue
1995 META/PHYSICS Crossing Boundaries in Contemporary Photography,
exhibition catalogue and exhibition announcement, DePree Art Center, Hope College, Holland, MI.
1993 Passages North, Vol. 14, Num. 14, Winter 1993, Kalamazoo College, a portfolio of eight images reproduced.
1993 13th Michigan Biennial, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Exhibition catalogue.
1991 Detroit Artists Market, Journal of exhibitions, volume 4 / number 2, January 1991. Exhibition Catalogue.
1991 Night Photos Speak of Spiritual Search, Kalamazoo Gazette, F3, Sunday April 5. Exhibition Review.
1991 Night Light: The Aesthetics of Time by Events in Space, two posters from the series, July-September and
October-December, Sequoia Press, Kalamazoo, MI.
1991 Michigan Friends of Photography Newsletter, Issue Number 59, May. Front page article.
1990 Michigan Photography Journal, 4-1990, p.7. This issue served as an exhibition catalogue for the
Photographers Collect Photography exhibition.
1989 Night Light: The Aesthetics of Time by Events in Space, poster from the series, Sequoia Press, Kalamazoo, MI.
1989 Six Ideas in Photography: A Celebration of Photography’s Sesquicentennial, exhibition catalogue, Grand
Rapids Art Museum.
1989 Night Light: The Aesthetics of Time by Events in Space, poster from the series, Sequoia Press, Kalamazoo, MI.
1988 Michigan Photography Journal, 2-1988, p.14-15. Publication of the Michigan Friends of Photography, Detroit.
1988 Night Light: The Aesthetics of Time by Events in Space, poster from the series, Sequoia Press, Kalamazoo, MI.
1987 A Prairie Ronde Island by John M. Carney, 1987 limited edition calendar, Sequoia Press, Kalamazoo, MI.
1986 A Prairie Ronde Island by John M. Carney, 1986 limited edition calendar, Sequoia Press, Kalamazoo, MI.
1985 Artists at Work: The Carneys, Images and Ideas: Arts and Humanities in Kalamazoo, 30 minute aired video.
1984 Photography for Collectors, Volume II; The Midwest, East Lansing, MI.
1982 Magic Silver Show, exhibition catalogue, Murray State University, KY.
1981 Magic Silver Show, exhibition catalogue, Murray State University, KY.
1980 Midwest Photo '80, exhibition catalogue, Midwest Museum of American Art, IN.
1977 Esprit, volume II, No. I, Rockford, Il.
1966 Quest, poetry by Mark Hersey II, photographs and design by John M. Carney.
A privately printed limited edition book of 500.
Grant Awards
1997/98 Sabbatical Leave
1997/98   Western Michigan University Faculty Research and Creative Activity Fund, Fellowship and Grant.
1991 Collectors Portfolio, Michigan Friends of Photography and MCA.
1990/91 Sabbatical Leave.
1990/91 Western Michigan University Faculty Research and Creative Activity Fund, Fellowship and Grant.
1988/87 Michigan Council for the Arts, Artist Grant.
1987/88 Western Michigan University Faculty Research and Creative Activity Fund, Fellowship and Grant.
1985 Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
1984/83 Sabbatical Leave.
1982/81 Ford Foundation/WMU Faculty Enrichment Grant.
1980/81 Western Michigan University Faculty Research and Creative Activity Fund, Fellowship and Grant.
1981/80 Ford Foundation/WMU Faculty Enrichment Grant.
1980/79 Ford Foundation/WMU Faculty Enrichment Grant.
1979/78 Ford Foundation/WMU Faculty Enrichment Grant.
1978/77 Ford Foundation/WMU Faculty Enrichment Grant.
1977/76 Ford Foundation/WMU Faculty Enrichment Grant.
1976/75 Sabbatical Leave.
1976/75 Western Michigan University Faculty Research and Creative Activity Fund, Fellowship and Grant.
Collections
Numerous public, corporate and private collections.

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