As a collagist, painter, book arts and fiber artist I often invoke a metaphysical quality of contemplation and timelessness. My works on/of paper reference artifacts, the material of antique books, music manuscripts, ephemera and photo postcards - deconstructing paper, images and text, and using it in metaphorical ways. Through the exploration and manipulation of the antique materials, history, memory and time merge in a hybrid form. My devotion to books is inspired by the ability of the written word to take the reader to other places through stories, poems and prayers. My process reveals how language can become visual through re-interpretation.
I received a BFA, magna cum laude, from Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut, with a concentration in two-dimensional studies and continued with postgraduate studies at the Akademie der Bildenen Künste in Munich, Germany.
As one of eight solo exhibitions in 2018 at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, juried by Gallery Director Kenise Barnes. Carole Kunstadt: PRESSING ON featured an installation of 86 antique sad irons on the 16' wooden table by Elizabeth M. Fraser (ca. 1920) in WAAM's collection.
I am honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Kuniyoshi Fund Award selected by members of
The Kuniyoshi Fund Committee in cooperation with the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum Award Committee as well as the Medal of Honor & The Anna Walinska Memorial Award in 2017