Artists Statement

Carol Brody,  May, 2018

 

         When I notice something that intrigues me, I often think about how I could distill it to understand what caught my  attention.  How will an image lend itself to be expressed through color, form, imagery, layering, representational skill and/or any way I could conjure.I have worked in a variety of media, including ceramics, encaustics, watercolor, photography, and digital media.  I constantly experiment with different media to find a way of capturing what the essence is for me. This process often dictates the outcome.  Different processes, and different approaches often suggest new ways of presenting a concept. During the process, something happens.  A direction to follow unfolds. I respond to the space between intention and accident that occurs in art. The process also reveals newpossibilities. Ican explore the tension between opposites: structureversusspontaneity, hard versus soft, amorphous versus line, depth versus flatness.  Whether my art arrivesfrom close-ups of plants, urban architecture, or is imaged through digital drawings,
I am able to find new constructs and imagery that reinvents my work.

 



Resume

2000 Broadway 8D, New York, NY 10023, 410-­‐409-­‐8452,
cbluchs@gmail.com     www.carolbrodyart.com

Exhibitions

  • 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY, featured Artist, September 2017
  • Juried Exhibition, 92nd Street Y, Art Annual Student Show, May 2016, 2017
  • The National Association of Women Artists, small works show, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Juried Exhibition, International Encaustic Conference, 2013, 2014
  • Baltimore Clayworks, artist member solo show, 2002
  • Carol Brody Porcelain, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995
  • Solo Ceramic Show, Goucher College, 1980

 

Juried Affiliations

  • Artist Member, 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2016 to present
  • Artist Member, The National Association of Women Artists, 2015 to present
  • Artist Member, Baltimore Clayworks, 2000 to present

 

Experience

  • CEO, Craft Concepts, 1980–2000

Originated, developed and managed a retail crafts media art gallery. Originated concept. Planned and built retail rental space. Managed all inventory (purchased and consigned). Developed and oversaw business record-keeping practices. Hired and managed staff.

  • Instructor, Ceramics, Goucher College, 1980–1985
  • Ceramics Instructor, Potters Guild of Baltimore, 1971–1976
  • Studio Assistant, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1967–1970

 

Other Art-Related Experience

  • ­­Treasurer & Board of Directors, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY
  • Board of Directors, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
  • Board of Directors, Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, MD
  • Member, Art Seminar Group, Baltimore, MD (a lecture/travel educational group with weekly lectures)
  • Extensive world travel, including India, Japan with Holly Hockner, Director, Museum of Art and Design and travel to Spain & Mexico City with art expert

 

Education

  • Continuing Education, 1970 to present
    • Maryland Institute College of Art
    • Art Students League
    • Maine Media Workshops
    • International Center for Photography
    • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
    • International Encaustic Conference
  • Graduate work in Ceramic Art, Oberlin College, Columbia, MD, 1967–1968
  • Bachelor of Arts, Art History & Studio Art, Goucher College, Baltimore MD, 1963