Carissa Carman’s interdisciplinary artwork incorporates social practice directed by the construction, design, and usability of specialty objects and services. These playful interventions in site-specific environments are pseudo-purposeful, yet soulful and generous. Originally from California, Carman earned her BA from the University of California Chico (2001) and her MFA in Fibres at Concordia University, Montreal (2012). Originally from California, Carman earned her BA from the University of California Chico (2001) and her MFA in fibres and material practices at Concordia University, Montreal (2012). She has received residencies and grants from the Women’s Studio Workshop, Andy Warhol Foundation, New York Foundation of the Arts, New York Council of the Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Elinor Ostrom, and is recently a Curatorial Fellow with the Center for Craft Creativity and Design. She has presented widely in California, New York, Seattle, Florida, Montreal, Sackville, Cuba, Italy, and France. She is currently a Lecturer in textiles at Indiana University Bloomington.
Images (left to right below):
Portable Sauna; Land Quilt-Evansville; Washing – Not At All; Hazard Walks.