Carrie Tomberlin

Lecturer and Gallery Director

Contact Information

  • 828-258-7723
  • 218 Owen Hall

Carrie Tomberlin joined UNC Asheville in 2010 after teaching photography in the Seattle, WA area where she served on the regional board of the Society for Photographic Education and was selected to be a Sustainability Teaching Fellow by the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education. Prior to her teaching career, Carrie worked with several non-profit organizations including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.  Carrie’s work is shown regularly in exhibitions nationally and internationally.


  • MFA, Photography
    Clemson University
  • BA, Visual Arts and Creative Writing
    Eckerd College

Courses Taught

  • ART 264 Photography I
  • ART 364 Photography II
  • ART 366 Photography III
  • ART 367 Photographic Lab Management
  • ART 464 Photography IV
  • ARTS 310 Visual Culture
  • ARTS 310 A History of Photography

Recent Exhibitions / Publications (2012 - Present)

  • Contemporary Photography Exhibition Summer/Fall 2016, International Juried Exhibition, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), South Korea, Curator: Leejin Kim, PhD (2016)
  • ReclaimingRemaking, Invitational exhibition
, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Curator: Lyn Govette (2016)
  • Blue Marble, 2nd Place, National Juried Exhibition, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA, Juror: Patricia Watts, Curator, EcoArts Space (2016)
  • Landscape: A Sense Of Place, International Juried Exhibition, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, Juror: Annette Rose - Shapiro, managing editor, ARTNews (2016)
  • The Texas National, National Juried Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, Juror: Abelardo Morrell (2016)
  • Water Ecologies, International Juried Exhibition, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, Juror: Basia Irland (2016)
  • 2016 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Regional Juried Exhibition, Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC, Juror: Bradley Sumrall, Chief Curator, Ogden Museum of Southern Arts, New Orleans (2016)
  • Positive/Negative, National Juried Exhibition, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Juror: Al Miner, Assistant Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2016)
  • Americana, International Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown, PA, Juror: Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review (2016)
  • Contemporary South 2016, Regional Juried Exhibition, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Juror: Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, Manager of Programs at Pulitzer Arts Foundation (2016)
  • Society of Photographic Educators Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibition, Clemson Center for Visual Arts, Greenville, SC Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Juror: Byron Wolfe (2015)
  • Kolga Award, International Juried Exhibition, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Jurors: Brian Griffin, Richard Bram, Tina Schelhorn, and David Tskhadadze (2015)
  • 20th Juried Exhibition, International Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Juror: Aline Smithson (2014)
  • Animals, International Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, New York Center for Photographic Art, NYC, Juror: Kay Kenny (2014)
  • The Texas National, National Juried Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, Juror: Jerome Witkin (2012)
  • Art of Our Century, National Juried Exhibition, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT, Juror: John Sproul (2012)
  • 2014 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Regional Juried Exhibition, Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC, Juror: Erik Denker, Senior Lecturer, The National Gallery of Art (2014)
  • LaGrange National XVIII, National Juried Exhibition, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
  Juror: Annette Cone-Skelton, Founding Director, The Museum of Contemporary Art GA (2014)
  • Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, The University of North Carolina Asheville (2014)
  • Way of Nature/Way of Grace, Invitational Exhibition, Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery, Asheville, NC (2013)
  • Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, The University of North Carolina Asheville (2013)
  • Fotofilmic ’13, International Juried Exhibition, Shortlisted, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2013)
  • Photography and Environmental Concern, National Juried Exhibition, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror:  Kate Ware, Curator of Photographs, New Mexico Museum of Art (2013)
  • Cities: All Dimensions, International Juried Exhibition, Tokarska Gallery, London, England, Juror: Nadiya Pavliv-Tokarska (2013)
  • Photo Spiva 34th Annual National Photo Competition, National Juried Exhibition, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, Juror: Natasha Egan, Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2013)
  • Parallax Women’s Photography Exhibition, National Juried Exhibition, University of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD, Juror: Martha Madigan, artist and Professor of Photography, Temple University (2013)
  • Gala Awards: Street Photography 2012, International Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, York, United Kingdom (2012)
  • National Exposure Revisited, National Juried Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror: Charles Osgood, photojournalist, Chicago Tribune (2012)
  • Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape, International Juried Exhibition in conjunction with book publication, Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul, MN, Juror: Karen Irvine, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL (2012)
  • Streetview, International Juried Exhibition, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Lakewood, CO,  Juror: Anne Kelly,  Associate Gallery Director, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2012)
  • Get Real, National Juried Exhibition, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Juror:  Andrew Overtoom, filmmaker and photographer (2012)
  • A Sense of Place 2012, National Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA, Juror:  Nancy Solomon, Director, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA (2012)
  • International Higher Education Photography Conference Exhibition, Invitational Exhibition, Harbin, China (2012)
  • Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, The University of North Carolina Asheville (2012)
  • Paducah Photo 2012, National Juried Exhibition, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, Juror:  Ellen Simak, Chief Curator, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN (2012)
  • The 49th Annual Juried Competition, National Juried Exhibition, The Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, Juror: Liza Simone, Director, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, (2012)
  • 2012 Environmental Photography Exhibition, International Juried Exhibition Held in conjunction with The Colorado Environmental Film Festival American Mountaineering Center, Golden, CO, Jurors:  Kim Hubbard, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic ; Wendy Erickson, Editor for Photo Technique Magazine; Stephen Weaver, Earth Systems Imaging (2012)
  • Earth Through A Lens, International Juried Exhibition, Third Place, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego and Rancho Mirage Public Library, Rancho Mirage, CA, Jurors:  Arthur Ollman, Founding Director, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego,    CA;  Stuart Funk, Creative Director of Palm Springs Life Magazine; Kim Stringfellow, faculty, San Diego State University; Phillipp Scholz Ritterman, artist (2012)
  • Eco Arts Awards, International Juried National Exhibition, Finalist, Asheville, NC (2012)

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