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Carson Fox
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Gowanus

ARTIST STATEMENT: I interested in beauty, but I mistrust it. Instead, I look for beauty that exists in tension between nature and artifice, the awe of visual spectacle, and humanity’s desire to bridle nature and time. As a child, I often fantasized about nature, and my determination of it – at least in my mind - fulfilled a sense of control that I lacked in life. As an adult, I find myself returning to these concerns and using them as the subject of my artwork, while considering their larger symbolic relevance, both personally and societally. In recent years, I have worked almost exclusively with resin, in bodies of work that can be categorized as flower, tree, sea, and rock forms. Flowers interest me because of their transient nature, their association with memorials, and their potential as vehicles for riotous color, as I assemble them into wall installations composed of hundreds of pieces. The tree forms manifest as logs or cross sections. When a massive backyard tree was cut down, I became intrigued by the trunk, and the wavering network of rings that recorded the rainfall and hardships of every year. I considered the forms as material timekeepers, an idea that permeates much of my interests. Coral forms also draw upon themes of continuance, as they refer to reefs that are thousands of years old. Finally, freestanding sculptures centering on minerals, crystals, and geodes are created with multiple parts of assembled and carved cast resin. My goal is for them to seem preposterous and wondrous, to underscore that nothing is more perplexing, complex, and extraordinary than nature.

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M.F.A. Rutgers University
B.F.A. University of Pennsylvania
Certificate, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


Mimesis, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
Vanishing, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Crystal Lab, Morgan Lehman Gallery Project Room, New York, NY

Bi-Polar, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Cold Comfort, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ice Storm, Redux Center for Contemporary Art, Charlestown, SC (catalog)

Blue Sky Pursuits (permanent public art installation), Metropolitan Transit Authority, Seaford Station, Seaford, NY (2008-2009)

Bonne' Bouche', Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Inflorescence, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

Candyland, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY
Two Seasons, Adelphi University Gallery, Garden City, NY

Fight or Flight, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA (catalog)
Carson Fox and Mary Temple (two-person exhibition), The Martin Museum of Art,
Waco, TX

Louche, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Reliquary, Claire Oliver Fine Art, New York, NY
Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

Broken, O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
Lost Child, Women's Studio Workshop Gallery, Rosendale, NY

Damage, Mary H. Dana Woman Artist Series, Douglas College, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ, curator: Ferris Olin (catalog)
Broken Hearts, Montgomery County College Gallery, Montgomery County, PA


2015 Natural Allusions, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, D.C.
2014 Garden Party, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York
Breathless, Rush Arts, New York, NY
Taking Pleasure, Bergen County College, Paramus, New Jersey
2013 Authors and Artists, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2012 Temple of Flora, Art Gallery at Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, Maine,
curators: Julia and Shane Stratton
The Art of the Book, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY,
Invitational Still Life, Artist House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, curator:
Lorraine Riesenbach
China Artist Association International Print Invitational, Shenzhen, China
The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
Postcards from Long Island, Barrister's Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana,
curator: Christopher Saucedo
Artists and Authors, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2011 The Sketchbook Project (traveling) Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY,
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX, Space Gallery, Portland, ME,
Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC, The Granite Room, Atlanta, GA,
Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, Washington, 111 Minna Gallery, San
Francisco, CA, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL, Full Sail University,
Winter Park, FL
Single Fare, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
PCNY Artist Showcase, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
2010 Anguish, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, curator: Cynthia Thompson
Wordplay: The Lettering of “On Language,” The New York Times Building,
Hair Tactics, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, curator: Rocio Aranda-
Fuzzy Logic, Des Lee Gallery, Sam Fox School of Art, Washington University,
St. Louis, Missouri, curator: Audrey Mast
Looks Good On Paper, DFN Gallery, New York, New York, curator: John
2009 Loose Ends: Contemporary Fiber Arts, Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins,
CO curator: Jeanne Shoaff
MTA Arts for Transit 25th Anniversary Exhibition, NY Transit Museum,
Brooklyn, NY
6th Graphic Biennial, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
Hysteria: Past and Present, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, curator: Anonda Bell (catalog)
Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, (traveling) Scottsdale Museum of
Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, (September 20, 2008-February 1,
2009) curator: David Revere McFadden (catalog)
2008 Black and White, Six at Sixth Gallery, Tucson, AZ, curator: Lauren Rabb
Dangerous Women, Adelphi Klapper Exhibition Hall, Garden City, NY
Chroma, Adelphi University Gallery, Garden City, NY
Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, (traveling) Indiana State Museum,
Indianapolis, IN, (April 25-August 24, 2008) curator: David Revere
McFadden (catalog)
(More) Dangerous Women, DFN Gallery, New York, NY, curator: John Nickle
Contemporary Repetition, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and
Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, curator: Christopher Seiz
Faculty Exhibition, Adelphi University Gallery, Garden City, NY
Artists and Authors, Swirbul Library, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2007 Feminine Mystique, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, curator: Rocio
Aranda-Alvarado (catalog)
Graphic Communications, Estonian National Library, Tallinn, ESTONIA,
curator: Loit Jõekalda
Summertime Blues, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY
Fifteen Years of the Brodsky Center, (traveling 2006-2007) Tweed Museum
of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, the Lamar Dodd School
of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
5th Graphic Biennial, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
Shortcut to Heaven, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
In Words: The Art of Language, The Museum of the University of Delaware,
Newark, DE
Normal, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL, curator: Peter Drake
Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Museum of Arts and Design,
New York, curator: David Revere McFadden (catalog)
2006 What I Did On My Summer Vacation, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY
Hair, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Confluence 2006, Arts India-Aicon Gallery, New York, NY
A Delicate Constitution, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
curator: Melissa Caldwell
Hair Filigrees, Carson Fox, long-term installation: Philadelphia International
Airport, Exhibitions Program
100 Artists Make Prints (traveling to Maputo, Mozambique; Beirut, Lebanon;
Aman, Jordan; Bethelehem, West Bank; Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv,
Israel) The Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Paper, New
Brunswick, NJ
2005 Cheongju International Biennale, Cheongju City, Republic of Korea,
curator: David Revere McFadden
Things to Come, Claire Oliver Fine Arts, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Hamilton Gallery, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine
Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA, curator: Dan Miller
Earthly Delights, Claire Oliver Fine Arts, New York, NY
The Academy at Penn, Kroiz Gallery, The University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, curator: Sean Gannon
Future Perfect, Claire Oliver Fine Arts, New York, NY


2014 Jixiang First Commune Artist Residency, Lijiang, Yunnan, CHINA
2013 Visual Arts Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2012 Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant, Garden City, NY
2011 Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant, Garden City, NY
2006 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant, New York, NY
Confluence 2006, Arts India, artist in residence, New York, NY
2004 Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, artist in residence, Omaha, NE
2003 New Jersey Print and Paper Fellowship, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print
and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ
2001 Kunstlerhaus Kloster Cismar/Gromitz, artist in residence, Kiel, GERMANY
Women’s Studio Workshop, artist in residence, Rosendale, NY
New Jersey Council on the Arts Sculpture Grant, Trenton, NJ
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Grant, Baltimore, MD


Flowers, Yes, but Figures, Too, at ‘Garden Party,’ The New York Times, Aileen
Jacobson, March 21
Eaton Center: Out of the Land, by Michael J. Crosbie, Images Publishing
Group,Victoria, Australia, 2014, page 84
New York’s Underground Art Museum, MTA Arts and Design, by Sandra Bloodworth
and William Ayres, Monacelli Press, New York, NY, 2014, pages 182-183

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, edited by Sharon Louden, Intellect Press,
the University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2013, pages 50-52

Bi-Polar Opposes the Norm, New Britain Herald, December 21

Cold As Ice, Charleston City Paper, Dustin J. Pitts, September 15

All Dressed Up Like Art Galleries, The New York Times, Ruth La Ferla, January 28
Style Makers: An Up-Close and Personal Look at Four Chicago-Based Art
Aficionados, Luxe Magazine Vol. III, Issue I, February, p. 98, Taryn Bickley
Hysteria, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, Anonda Bell, exhibition catalog
Loose Ends: Fiber Arts Exhibit Ties Them All Together, Fort Collins Coloradoan,
Stacey Nick, September 10
Loose Ends Surprises with Untraditional Approaches to Age-Old Arts, Reporter-
Herald, Jeannie Lancaster, September 11

The Feminine Mystique,Jersey City Museum, Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, catalog
Hair-esies, IdN magazine, v14n6 Music + Image Issue

Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Museum of Arts and Design, New York,
David Revere McFadden, catalog
On Language, William Safire, New York Times Magazine, November 25 artist
Many Faces, Many Forms, The Star Ledger, Dan Bischoff, September 30
Back To The 'Burbs, Art & Antiques Magazine, Edward Gomez, May
Richmond's Creative Class Is Growing, Deborah Jackson, Richmond Times Dispatch,
March 9
Art That Eyes 21st Century Feminism, The Los Angeles Times, Suzanne Muchanic,
March 4
The Fine Art of Crafts, The Christian Science Monitor, April Austin, February 16
Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, The New Yorker, February 12
Normal, Time Out Chicago, Issue 101, Lauren Weinberg, February 1-7
In The Eye Of The Collector, The Los Angeles Times, Suzanne Muchanic, January 26
Talking Shop with Claire Oliver, Chelsea Now, Shane McAdams, January 12-18

A Delicate Constitution, American Craft, David Barquist, October/November
Gallery Has a Lock on Impact of Hair, The Arizona Republic, Richard Nilsen,
Phoenix, AZ, July 28
Artistic Excursion, Newindpress, Rosella Stephen, June 22, New York, NY
All That Glitters, Style Weekly, William Spruill, April 12
Planet Rock, Philadelphia Weekly, Roberta Fallon, April 12
What Nature's Really Trying to Tell Us, Style Weekly, Brandon Reynolds, April 5
Artists Display Realism in Work, The Baylor Lariat, Amanda Toller, January 24
Pattern and Decoration Reshaped at BMoCA, The Daily Camera, Elizabeth Marglin,
November 6

Somatic, Art Papers, David Hall, March/April
Real Scenes are Surreally Seen, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Edward J. Sozanski,
January 16
Somatic, Number 47: Journal of the Arts, Jeremy Hauck, Memphis, TN, Winter


Kirkland and Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL
Eaton Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio
Catamaran Corporation, Lisle, IL
International Value Advisors LLC, New York, NY
Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research, Los Angeles, CA
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
The Royal Museum of Belgium, Antwerp, BELGIUM
Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Noyes Museum of Art, Loveladies, NJ
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Morris Museum of Art, Morristown, NJ
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
New Jersey State Museum of Art, Trenton, NJ
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY

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