Carolyn Ard

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Daybreak, 23"x19"x17"h,wood,2009
Nina, 12"x14"x24"h, wood, 2009
How can you tell? installation,9"x9"x11"each, plaster, paint, 2009
Twisted Figure, 20"x13"x9"h, wood copper, 2008
Liberty, 16"x15"x32"h, wood, 2008
Artist's Statement

In creating my sculptures, it is the wood that speaks to me. Bodies also speak to me. They are both flawed, and reveal and conceal much of what lies within them. They may seem unharmed on the outside, but inside time and the stresses of living are taking their toll.

I carefully choose my materials and models by looking at their inherent surface beauty and flaws, but more importantly their hidden language.

The excitement of discovering that which is not apparent, and then having to rethink, change my mind, make mistakes; leads me to wonderful moments of creativity.

My installations and paintings are reactions to popular culture and current events.


Museum Shows
South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Indiana 2000.
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, 1999.
Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, 1996.
Eiteljorg Museum of Western and Indian Art, Indianapolis,1995.
The National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, 1993.
Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, IN, One-person show, 1988

Selected Group Shows
Pen and Brush, NY, 2005-’09
National Arts Club, NY 2005
Diekhoff Gallery, Indianapolis, 2000.
Central Library, Indianapolis, 1999.
University of Indianapolis,1996.
Indiana State University, 1995
A.I.R. Gallery, NY,1991.
A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL1990.
Northern Indiana Art Association, 1990.

Selected One Person Shows
Hot House Art Gallery,IN ,1995.
Indiana National Bank,1988
431 Gallery, IN, 1989,’91.
Indianapolis Art League, 1979.
Numerous juried exhibition in Indiana and NY.