Artist member since 2020
Carrie Chisholm, AOCAD, MFA is an award-winning artist/designer and communications professional who draws inspiration from her engagement with arts and culture communities and institutions at home and abroad. She is a strong proponent for capacity building in the culture sector and has made valuable contributions through events/project/operations management, business development, governance, strategic visioning, marketing, teaching and volunteerism.
When not championing her cause, Carrie methodically devotes her time to her mixed media art practice, interspersing 2-D (drawing/painting) and 3-D (sculpture/installation) applications. She is particularly fascinated with the optical affects and illusions generated by the elements of line, colour and light such as ornamentation, pattern, transparency, shadow-casting and reflection. Conceptually her work questions an individual's free will when confronted by the allure of consumerism. These interests have been mined over the course of Carrie’s practice, which commenced after the completion of her studies in Florence, Italy in 2000.
What do you listen to when you work?
I'm currently listening to a good amount of retro 80's, particularly music in the New Wave and New Romantic sub-genres.
Coffees per day and from where
I try to never exceed one in the morning. I enjoy Propeller Coffee, when I can get my hands on it.
When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...
Business Development & Marketing Manager at a local design firm.
What artists do you admire right now?
Like many in the city, I thoroughly enjoyed the Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires exhibit at the AGO last year. I'm an enduring fan of Janet Cardiff, whose 'Forty-Part Motet' is one of my all time favourite works. For a more local flavour, I am also a fan of the work of my friend Dorian FitzGerald, who is represented by Clint Roenisch.
When did you start making art, and why?
I been making art for as long as I can remember. I still have 2 separate portraits of my parents I created when I was 3 1/2 years old. My expressionist style and energetic line work hasn't evolved too far beyond that effort. I make art because I find it both inspiring and meditative.
Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words
I don't think my audience can be easily-defined, and I hope that the appeal of my artwork is broad.
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