Alison Carey’s photographic constructs are influenced by biology and paleontology, natural history, and the geology of our planet and moon. Carey exhibits her work in art and science museums throughout the USA. In 2017, Carey was a recipient of an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago, DCASE which contributed to funding one of her current photographic series, In Memoriam. Carey is an Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago where she has been teaching photography for the past 11 years. She has an MFA from the University of New Mexico and a BFA from School of Visual Arts, NYC.