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Artist Carole Kunstadt

Carole Kunstadt

West Hurley, USA


American, b. 1951   —   As a collagist, painter, book arts and fiber artist Kunstadt often invokes a metaphysical quality of contemplation and timelessness. Her works on/of paper reference artifacts, antique books, music manuscripts and journals - deconstructing paper and text and using it in metaphorical ways. Process reveals how language can become visual through re-interpretation. Born in Boston, with a childhood in a small New England town, Kunstadt received a BFA, Hartford Art School and continued with postgraduate studies at the Akademie der Bildenen Künste, Munich, Germany. Seven years ago she re-entered a familiar landscape as in her youth, moving to the Hudson Valley, having lived for 35 years in NYC. Recent awards include the 2017 Kuniyoshi Fund Award; Medal of Honor & The Anna Walinska Memorial Award 2017, National Association of Women Artists; Award for Excellence 2016, Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, Nyack, NY. A recent solo exhibition, Carole Kunstadt: PRESSING ON, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, featured a PRESSING ON installation of 86 antique sad irons. Notable group exhibitions include: The Vision of Care, WAAM, Woodstock, NY; SMOKEHOUSE and In Pursuit of Color, Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY; SALLY, Artpoetica, Brooklyn, NY; If Only: A Feminist Exhibition, Olive Free Public Library, Shokan, NY; 2018 Inaugural Triennial, ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY; Freed Formats: the book reconsidered, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT; Interfaith Biennial, Dominican University, River Forest, IL; Books Undone: the art of altered books in contemporary art, Penn College, Williamsport, PA; WORD 2016, HVMOCA, Peekskill, NY; Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY; The Divine and Sublime, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ; Fire In The Belly, Burnett Gallery, Woodstock, NY; NEW YORK REGIONAL, Magnitude SEVEN and Textuality, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Declaration of Sentiments: Reflections on the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote in New York State, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY; Boundless: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT (curator/exhibitor); PATTERNS, Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY; Materials: Hard & Soft, Denton, TX; Illumination, Abstract Evocative and Far & Wide, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY; The Book: A Contemporary View, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; The Book As Art, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, GA and The Book as Art: Flight Edition, Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA; Between The Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art, Scranton, PA; As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY; And The Word Is....Gershman Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT; Opulence: Not Everything That Glitters Is Gold, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY. Private and Public Collections: George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, ME; The Book Arts Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; The Permanent Collection, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; Baylor Book Arts Collection, Baylor University, Waco, Texas; Special Collections Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The PBS/OFF BOOK Book Arts mini-documentary features Kunstadt in the segment, Transforming the Sacred.

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51 Ryan Drive, West Hurley, NY 12491

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