Artist Carissa Carman to Present Exhibit in UE’s Melvin Peterson Gallery

Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The University of Evansville Department of Art is presenting an exhibit of the work of multidisciplinary artist Carissa Carman in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, January 17-February 25. She will speak at a public lecture on Thursday, January 26, at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. She will also be offering a lecture and workshop for students. The exhibit and lectures are sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund.

Carman’s artwork incorporates social practice directed by the construction, design, and usability of specialty objects and services.

Carman earned her MFA in fibers at Concordia University, Montreal.

She has received grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation, New York Foundation of the Arts, New York Council of the Arts, and the Canada Council of the Arts, among others. Carman has presented at the Havana Biennial, the Textile Museum of Canada, and the Verge Art Fair. She has been published in the New York Times, New York Metro, Sculpture Magazine, and Espace Culture (Montreal).

She recently was selected as a Center for Craft Creativity and Design curatorial fellow. She has been part of numerous collaborative projects and collectives, SP Potluck, The Waterpod, Tie Up, Draw Down, and The Color Collective. Her work is in private collections at Yale University, Wesleyan University, RISD, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently a lecturer in textiles at Indiana University Bloomington.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at 1935 Lincoln Avenue on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues in Evansville.

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