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Carl Gunhouse

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Boston, Mass.

Birth year

Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
NY and NJ


Fordham University, MA
Fordham University, MA
Yale University, MFA

figurative, photography, traditional, conceptual, modern, landscape, realism


Carl Gunhouse was born in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts, but he spent his formative years in suburban New Jersey. Growing up, he developed a love/hate relationship with suburbia that led to the angst familiar to most suburban youth. With this unrest came the discovery of the anger and DIY ethics of hardcore punk rock. Yearning to be part of the hardcore scene, he started photographing bands, which began his love of photography.

To escape suburban New Jersey, Carl enrolled at Fordham University in New York City. While completing a BA in European History at Fordham, he discovered that photography could be something to pursue a career so he decided to simultaneously complete a BFA in Photography. After going on to earn his MA in American History from Fordham, Carl concentrated on street photography. In hopes of developing and refining his photography work,  Carl completed his MFA in Photography at Yale University.

Since graduating, he has found a great deal of personal satisfaction teaching as an Adjunct at Montclair State University, Cooper Union, Marymount Manhattan College, and Nassau Community College. He has also gained some renown for his straightforward writing on photography for such web sites as Searching For the Light, Lay Flat, and American Suburb X. His photography has been shown nationally and internationally. As an artist, he has produced a body of landscape and portrait photographs by driving around the United States to expose the little visual bits of America that give voice to our shared history and experience. Carl currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Recent Exhibits

Carl Gunhouse participated in these exhibits:

Brooklyn Fire Proof / Temporary Storage Gallery
The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Mar, 2014 Out There @ SPRING/BREAK Art Show
Old School
Oct, 2013 Everything Falls Apart
Feb, 2013 Pop Up Show! Falling Apart Book Release
Field Projects Gallery
Mar, 2012 Souvenir
Camel Art Space
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