Carol Struve is a Hudson Valley-based painter who makes prints. She came to WSW for a fellowship (now Workspace Residency) in our etching studio. Using flowers and plants collected from her travels and garden, the artist presses and dries these elements which she then prints as relief elements to make direct impression monotypes. Using select colors, patterns, shapes and textures, Carol creates images that reveal her association with and response to each flower or plant rather than describing an accurate depiction of something specific.
Carol’s work has been included in numerous regional and national exhibitions including solo exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City and the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota. Select regional group exhibitions include the Dorsky Museum, Van Brunt Gallery, R & F Handmade Paints, Woodstock Artists Association, and the Steel Plant Gallery at Marist College. She has served twice as a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship panelist and has been recipient of several grant awards and residencies. Carol holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Images (left to right below):
Allium; Double Allium; Love-in-a-Mist; Texas Bluebonnet. All work: monotype with relief, oil stick.