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carrie R is a Philadelphia-based artist who works in sculpture, drawing, and digital media. carrie received her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and is the recipient of a Common Field Travel Scholarship and a James O. Dumont Travel Grant Award. Most recently she has exhibited with 5-50 Gallery, Below Grand, and Paradice Palase.

carrie’s recent works include sculptures made in hydrostone, treated with quick applications of pigment, markers, and oil bars, as well as drawings in colored pencil, marker, and digital mediums that mimic this fast-paced energy through meticulous, built-up layers of thin and pixelated lines and scribbles. These works are vague expressions of the artist as obscure forms, appearing surreal and plant-like. Influenced by psychological fiction and domestic environments—both indoor and outdoor, and referencing heightened emotional reactions to personal histories from freak accidents to solitary moments, these objects sit as relics of an imagined but emotionally real environment, containing thematic elements of fear, solitude, self-preservation, and beauty.

 

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b. 1990, NJ
lives & works in PHL

Education
2013, BFA – Visual Arts, Sculpture, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Exhibitions
2022, Beam Me Up, curated by Lauren Hirshfield, 5-50 Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2022, #1 Artsin Square Online Exhibition, Artsin Square, Virtual
2021, Apparitions, Paradice Palase, Brooklyn, NY
2021, In-Between the Flurry, curated by Lauren Fejarang, Below Grand, NYC
2021, Summer Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
2021, AFTERLIGHT Online, Field Projects Gallery, NY, NY
2021, File Save/Sift Search, AUTOMAT, Philadelphia, PA
2021, Carrie & Morgan II, Sewing Factory, Philadelphia, PA
2019, Carrie & Morgan, 529 Bangs, Asbury Park, NJ
2018, This is Us, Chashama, Matawan, NJ
2017, Grocery (New Art Syndicate), 529 Bangs, Asbury Park, NJ
2013, Select Art Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL
2013, But No, Yeah, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
2012, Systems, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
2012, Project 3×2, Livingston Arts Building (LAB) Gallery, Piscataway, NJ
2011, Capital City Art Show, Art Works Gallery, Trenton, NJ
2011, Chance, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Awards and Grants
2018, NJ Creative Placemaking Summit Scholarship
2017, Pollination Project Seed Grant
2017, Common Field Travel Scholarship
2017, Center for Nonprofits Summit Scholarship
2014, ArtSlant Showcase Winner, 3rd Place
2013, James O. Dumont Travel Grant Award
2012, Mason Gross Gallery Award

Press & Publications
Studio Visit Magazine, Volumes 49 & 50, 2021 (forthcoming)
“In-Between the Flurry at Below Grand”, Art Viewer, September 2021
“In-Between the Flurry”, O FLUXO, September 2021
Michelle Gladden, “Carrie & Morgan Exhibit at 529 Bangs”, Asbury Park Sun, July 2019
Jason Thomson, “Carrie & Morgan”, TriCity News, July 2019, p. 51
Ariel Nessel, “Food For Thought: 14 Ways to Transform a Community”, HuffPost, October 2017
Michelle Gladden, “New Art Syndicate Opens on Bangs Avenue”, Asbury Park Sun, May 2017
Billy Anania, “Asbury Park art collective premieres first exhibition”, Asbury Park Press, May 2017
The Editors, “How This Art Garden Grows”, The Coaster, May 2017
The Editors, “Asbury Park Citizens Successfully Lobby for Arts & Culture in New Master Plan”, CreativeNJ.org, February 2017
Chris Jordan, “Petition drive: The future of the arts in Asbury Park”, Asbury Park Press, February 2017
Merray Gerges, “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
2013, “Matthew Brannon: In Italy It’s Called..”, NY Arts Magazine, Book Reviews, Vol 20, N.4
2013, “Giuseppe Gabellone”, NY Arts Magazine, Book Reviews, Vol 20, N.4
2013, “Vessels at the Hort”, NY Arts Magazine, Exhibition Preview, Online

Memberships, Collaborations, Contributions
2021 – present, Member, Paradice Palase
2019 – present, Member, International Sculpture Center
2017 – present, Member, Common Field – national network of independent visual arts organizers
2017 – 2020, Co-founder/collaborator, New Art Syndicate, nonprofit art collective
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 Magazine

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