about

carrie R (b. 1990, New Jersey) is a Philadelphia-based artist working mostly in the mediums of sculpture and drawing. carrie received her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where she received a James O. Dumont Travel Grant Award. Most recently she has exhibited with Good Mother Gallery (Los Angeles), Cherry Street Pier (Philadelphia), 5-50 Gallery (NYC), Heiress Gallery (St. Petersburg, FL), Project Gallery V (NYC), Below Grand (NYC), Blah Blah Gallery (Philadelphia), and Paradice Palase (NYC/Online), and participated in the 2023 SPRING/BREAK Art Show (NYC) with 5-50 Gallery. Her work appears in print in the November 2023 issue of Mister Magazine and the January 2024 edition of Suboart Magazine. 

Her recent work includes free-standing and wall-based sculptures made in aquaresin, dramatically patinated with embedded, blended pigments and rough applications of oil color. Influenced by psychological fiction, mobility, and domestic surroundings, the work references heightened emotional reactions to personal histories such as freak accidents and solitary moments. Often pointy, plant-like, and biomorphic, these forms contain thematic elements of fear, solitude, self-preservation, and beauty.

(b. 1990 in NJ, USA)
Lives & works in Philadelphia, PA

Education

2013

BFA – Visual Arts, Sculpture, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Selected Two-Person Exhibitions

2024
Fortress, with Saskia Fleishman, Cherry Street Pier, curated by Libby Rosa, Philadelphia, PA

2023
Superterrestrial Garden, with Alaina Kalbfell, Blah Blah Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2019
Carrie & Morgan, 529 Bangs, Asbury Park, NJ

2017
Grocery, New Art Syndicate, Asbury Park, NJ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024
Small Favors 2024, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
NADA Flea, New Art Dealers Alliance, NYC
LA Art Week, Good Mother Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Luminous Realms, Good Mother Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2023
GLOOP, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, curated by 5-50 Gallery, NYC
Inimitable, curated by Casey Jex Smith, Project Gallery V, NYC
CMND/CTRL, Heiress Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Superbird, curated by Lauren Hirshfield, Paradice Palace, NYC/Online

2022
Beam Me Up, curated by Lauren Hirshfield, 5-50 Gallery, NYC
#1 Artsin Square Online Exhibition, Artsin Square, Online

2021
Apparitions, Paradice Palase, Brooklyn, NY
In-Between the Flurry, curated by Lauren Fejarang, Below Grand, NYC
Summer Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
AFTERLIGHT Online, Field Projects Gallery, NYC/Online
File Save/Sift Search, AUTOMAT, Philadelphia, PA

2018
This is Us, Chashama, Matawan, NJ

2013
Select Art Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL
But No, Yeah, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2012
Systems, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
Project 3×2, Livingston Arts Building (LAB) Gallery, Piscataway, NJ

Curated Art Markets

2024
NADA Flea, New Art Dealers Alliance, NYC

2023
Wunderful Day, Philadelphia, PA
James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Vicarious Love, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Grants

2017
Pollination Project Seed Grant
Common Field Travel Scholarship

2014
ArtSlant Showcase Winner, 3rd Place

2013
James O. Dumont Travel Grant Award

2012
Mason Gross Gallery Award

Selected Press & Publications

2024
“carrie R: Sculpting Emotions And Narratives In Aqua-Resin”, Munchies Art Club Magazine, January 2024
Suboart Magazine, January 2024

2023
“Superterrestrial Garden”, O FLUXO, December 2023
Rubio, Maya, “Step Inside Paradice Palase”, Mister Magazine, November 2023

2022
Interview with 5-50 Gallery, November 2022

2021
“In-Between the Flurry at Below Grand”, Art Viewer, September 2021
“In-Between the Flurry”, O FLUXO, September 2021

2019
Gladden, Michelle, “Carrie & Morgan Exhibit at 529 Bangs”, Asbury Park Sun, July 2019

2017
Nessel, Ariel, “14 Ways to Transform a Community”, HuffPost, October 2017
Gladden, Michelle, “N.A.S. Opens on Bangs Avenue”, Asbury Park Sun, May 2017
Anania, Billie, “Asbury Park art collective premieres first exhibition”, Asbury Park Press, May 2017

2015
Gerges, Merray, “The Anxiety of Being a Critic on the Internet”, Hyperallergic, June 2015

Publications as Author
2017
“Robert Melee: Semi-Quasi Bower Recreational”, Exhibition Catalogue, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design

2014
“Rate My Artist Residency: Money for Artists”, NY Arts Magazine, Online

2013
“A Glimpse Into Contemporary Dance”, NY Arts Magazine, Feature, Vol 20, N.4
“Matthew Brannon: In Italy It’s Called..”, NY Arts Magazine, Book Reviews, Vol 20, N.4
“Giuseppe Gabellone”, NY Arts Magazine, Book Reviews, Vol 20, N.4
“Vessels at the Hort”, NY Arts Magazine, Exhibition Preview, Online

Memberships, Collaborations, Contributions
2023 – present, Member, Center for Emerging Visual Artists
2023 – present, Member, Philadelphia Sculptors
2021 – present, Member, Paradice Palase
2019 – 2021, Member, International Sculpture Center
2017 – 2021, Member, Common Field
2017 – 2019, Co-founder, New Art Syndicate
2018, Guest Lecturer and Juror, Ocean County College – Visual Arts department
2018, Workshop Leader – Arts Marketing, Monmouth County Arts Council
2013 – 2014, Contributing Editor, NY Arts

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