Carol Golemboski uses antiquated objects as metaphors in carefully staged scenes. Her process, defined by the use of black and white film and traditional darkroom printing, combines photography and drawing in ambiguous and provocative ways. Her psychologically charged still life images draw on past eras to suggest the continuum of human emotions and anxieties, particularly relating to the experience of women.
Golemboski received an MFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999 and an MA in Art from The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. She has been the recipient of numerous grants including individual artist fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Saltonstall Foundation and Light Work. Her Psychometry series won the 2007 Project Competition Award from Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Golemboski's images have been published internationally in textbooks and notable photographic journals in the United States, China, France, Spain, Austria and Sweden. She is an Associate Professor and the Area head of Photography at the University of Colorado Denver.
In 2013 Golemboski released an interactive artist's book as an iPad app called "Psychometry." It was selected as one of the twelve Outstanding Books of 2013 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards, winning the category of "Outstanding eBook Achievement." Golemboski is represented by the Robert Klein Gallery in Boston and Kevin Longino, Fine Photographs.