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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 (NYC), Below Grand (NYC), and Paradice Palase (NYC/Online).

My recent work includes free-standing and wall-based sculptures made in hydrostone and aquaresin with applications of pigment, marker, and oil color. I also make digital drawings through layers of pixelated lines and scribbles. Influenced by psychological fiction and domestic surroundings, the work references heightened emotional reactions to personal histories such as freak accidents and solitary moments. Often pointy, plant-like, and anthropomorphic, these forms contain thematic elements of fear, solitude, self-preservation, and beauty.

@crudddd

b. 1990, NJ
lives & works in Philadelphia, PA

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

Exhibitions
2022-23, Superbird, curated by Lauren Hirshfield, Paradice Palace, Online
2022, Beam Me Up, curated by Lauren Hirshfield, 5-50 Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2022, #1 Artsin Square Online Exhibition, Artsin Square, Online
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
“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
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
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
2023 – present, Member, Philadelphia Sculptors
2021 – present, Member, Paradice Palase
2019 – present, Member, International Sculpture Center
2017 – present, Member, Common Field
2017 – 2020, 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 Magazine

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