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Carolyn Forman Courtney




Gallery Representation

Ann Tower Gallery                2003 till 2017

                        Zepher Gallery                  1999 till 2003                   





Selected Exhibitions


"A Tribute to Ann Tower" Ann Tower Gallery                                                                                                                                             2017
  group shows  Ann Tower Gallery                                                                                                                                                     2003 - 2017

"Touching Lavender"  Firehouse Gallery,  Louisville, Ky   2011
Courtney Doumas Scott at Firehouse Gallery,  Louisville, Ky   2011
Kentucky Women Photographer's Network          "From Dreams to Reality" 2010
  Louisville Visual Arts Festival                                           
Morehead State University
"Veiled Transitions"
"Multiple Exposures"

"Glories of the Garden", Lexington, Ky.   2008
"Z20", Zephyr Gallery   2007
Photo Biennial, Swanson Reed Gallery   2005
"Snaps in the Garden", Digs at Home in the Garden   2005
Group Show, Ann Tower Gallery   2004
Water Tower Annual, juried exhibition, LVAA   2003
Group Show, Swanson Reed Gallery   2003
"Still Life", Ann Tower Gallery   2003
Snake Appreciation Day, Jefferson Memorial Forest   2003
"More Dog Days", Breadworks, Louisville, Ky.   2003
"Carolyn Courtney-Howerton Leighty", Zephyr Gallery   2002
"Towers", Louisville Visual Art Association   2002
"Arts on Main", Shelbyville, Ky.   2002
"In Vino Veritas", Kentucky Opera   2002
"Dog Days of Winter", Breadworks, Louisville, Ky.   2002
"Kentucky Visions", Governor's Mansion, Frankfort, Ky.   2001
"Carolyn Courtney, Suzanne Mitchell and Citiworks", Zephyr Gallery   2001
"Document, Depict Deconstruct - Photographers and the Figure", Zephyr Gallery   1999
"Reflections of the Ohio River Valley", Louisville Visual Art Association   1999
"Monkey Grease - The Print for the New Millenium", Univ. of Alaska   1999
"In Times of Change", Zephyr Gallery   1999







Santa Fe Photography Workshop with Jennifer Schlesinger
Albumen workshop , 2015, 2016

Santa Fe Photography Workshop with Keith Carter, 2006, 2009 , 2019

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2003 


Santa Fe Photography Workshop with Steve McCurry, 2004

and National Geographic Magazine


Santa Fe Photography Workshop with Chris Rainier, 2008


Post Graduate Studies, January 1995 – 2000

University of Louisville, Allen R. Hite Art Institute Louisville, Kentucky

Fine Arts – Photography, Printmaking


Master of Arts Degree, September 1992

University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Humanities and Film Studies Major


Bachelor of Arts Degree, December 1979

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Topical Major with Film Studies Emphasis, Dean’s List 1978



Private Collections


Angela M. Allen

Andersonville Psychology Center

Julia S. Ardery and William Bishop

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Ardery
Joseph Ardery
Phil Ardery

Alex Brown
Ben and Deb

Melvin Brown

Ms. Julia Comer

Commonwealth Bank
Rose Cooper and Alan Bush

Selina and Gordon Costley

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Courtney, Jr.

John R. Cummins

Doumas Architects

Christy & Mark Doumas
Sean Doumas and Jon Smith
Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion

Dr. & Mrs. David Fox

Jefferson County Memorial Forest
Kristi Fulkerson
Isabel Hatchett

Shannon & John Johnson

Allison Summers Lewine

Mohammed Ali International Airport

Richard Mandella                                                    

Ann Mason

Merridean Acupunctur

Suzanne Mitchell
Guy and Libbye Montgomery

Mr. Clay Morton  
Shawn Nelson 
Ann and Nick Ouimet  
Lynn and Steve Penrod
PNC Bank                                                                                                                                               

Mrs. Charlotte Price
Jessica Santos
Cassie and Chris Scott
Becky Shaw
Nancy Tarrant

Mr. Larry Telle

University of Louisville Printmaking Department

University of Louisville Photographic Archives

Wellspring House  
Mary Wilson                                                                                                                                                    




Selected Reviews and Publications

 The Daily Yonder, Julia S. Ardery, "The Woman in the Pink Nightgown",October 28, 2010
Photographic  Contributor



Lexington Herald Leader,  1997, 1998

Photographic Contributor on State Fair for Bill Bishop


The Temptation, Julia S. Ardery  1998

University of North Carolina Press

Author Photo


KET2, Mixed Media  2001


The Texas Observer, “The Man Who Shaved The Beard Off Poetry”,      August 30, 2002

Photographic Contributor


Leo, Visual Arts Review   November 6, 2002


Louisville Courier-Journal, Art Review   November 10, 2002


The Way It Was, Richard Alton Moore   2004

Writers Room Books

Author Photo



Photographic Contributor



Friday July 1, 2005, episode #31

Podcast Interview



Spokengrace, Podcast episode#2

“Respecting the Mystery” An Interview with Photographer Carolyn Courtney









Individual Artist Professional Development Grant    2004         Kentucky Arts Council

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