About

Bio

Carol was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, into a family that actively supported the local arts community. She studied drawing, printmaking, and photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and later received a BA from DePaul University. Following college, Carol worked as a financial analyst at an investment management firm in Chicago for 15 years.

In 1999, a move with her husband to California prompted Carol to leave the corporate world and revisit art through drawing and painting. She discovered Photoshop in 2012, which sparked a change in her approach to the making of art. The artist returned to her early interest in photography, but in a new untraditional way that incorporates her past experience, acquired skills, and desire to communicate visually with passion, expression, and an individual style. She is best known for creating constructed and staged fine art images. Carol currently resides in Pacific Palisades, California, with her husband.


Juried Exhibitions, Awards and Group Shows

2017

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. “Center Forward”  Juror: Hamidah Glasgow. All My Children
A. Smith Gallery,
Johnson City, TX. “Black/White”  Juror: Elizabeth Avedon. End of the Road and Warren
Candela Gallery,
Richmond, VA. “Unbound6”, Solar Spots and Sanctified
Kunstrai 2017
, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Group exhibit, Sophie Maree Gallery
Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi, Georgia. “Wild Beasts, Sheep & Crocodiles”  Selected images from Dominion
NYC4PA,
New York, NY. “Liquid”  Juror: Debra Klomp Ching.  Flood Stage (First Place) and Jagged (second place)
The Center for Fine Art Photography
, Fort Collins, CO. “Animalia”  Juror: Arlette Kayafas. Sanctified and Diminishing Returns
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX. “Elsewhere”  Juror: Fran Forman. Flood Stage (Honorable Mention), Cat Walk and Hut
Plates to Pixels Gallery 2017 Annual Exhibit. “Visual Armistice”, Juror: Blue Mitchell. Hut and Sanctuary
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, Annual Auction Exhibit. Not a Thing

2016

Critical Mass Finalist
Selected for Review Santa Fe
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ. InFocus Annual Auction Exhibit. The Way Home
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. “Center Forward”  Jurors: Aline Smithson and Hamidah Glasgow. Serengeti Room
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. “Transitional Landscapes”  Juror: Natasha Egan. Toe of the Titan
Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “Animalia”  Juror: Traer Scott. Environmental Enrichment
Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT. “Open”   Juror: Paula Tognarelli. Stuffed and Vision
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX. “Gathering”  Juror: Jennifer Shaw. Serengeti Room (Jurors Award), Sheep Confinement, and Eagles Caged
Plates to Pixels Gallery 2016 Annual Exhibit. “Intimate Alchemy”, Juror: Blue Mitchell. Serengeti Room and Sheep Confinement
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, Annual Auction Exhibit. Serengeti Room

2015

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. “Illuminate”  Juror: Elizabeth Avedon. Ancestral Spirits
Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “Landscape: Earth and Sky  Juror: Jacob and Alissa Hessler. Adrift
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. “Still Life”  Juror: Del Zogg. Insects and Feathers, and Eight O’Clock
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX. “Still”  Juror: Kate Breakey. Left Behind
dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Lost Angeles Center for Photography Annual Member’s Show  Juror: Patricia Lanza. Animal Stack
Your Daily Photograph, Duncan Miller Gallery. “Love”, May 6th. Big Red Dots
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX. “Water”  Juror: S. Gayle Stevens. Adrift (Jurors Award)
Your Daily Photograph, Duncan Miller Gallery. “Bridges”, April 1st. Footbridge
Los Angeles Center for Photography. Group Show: “f16, New Photographic Visions”
A. Smith Gallery
, Johnson City, TX. “Treasures” Juror: Roy Flukinger. Big Red Dots (Honorable Mention), and Progeny
Plates to Pixels Gallery 2015 Annual Exhibit. “Landscapes”, Juror: Chris Bennett. Alaskan Waterway (Honorable Mention)

2014

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops 2014 Annual Contest, “Water”  Jurors: Céline Cousteau,  Sarah Leen, Elizabeth Opalenik, Daniel Miller. Alaskan Waterway (Honorable Mention)

Publications and Interviews

PDN Pulse with Conor Risch, 2017
What Will You Remember
with Elin Spring, 2017
Lenscratch,
2017
Rfoto Folio,
2017
Beta developments in photography, 2017
Lenscratch, 2016
Square Magazine, 2016
A Photo Editor with Jonathan Blaustein, 2016
Adobe Create with Alyssa Coppelman, 2015
Photo Relevance, 2015
L’Oeil de la Photographie with Elizabeth Avedon, 2015
What Will You Remember with Elin Spring, 2015