This week’s featured artist: Carol Falk, member since 1975:
ME: My studio is in my house overlooking Clements Creek. The view framed by my studio window, of a hill of trees, sculpture and the water beyond, provides continual inspiration. Changing with the time of day as well as seasonally, it suggests infinite shapes for my palette.
My formal art education included high school classes at the Arts Students League in NY, art history and studio classes in college and an MFA in Ceramics. I was a docent for thirteen years at the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Museums of Asian Art which afforded me a rich grounding in eastern art while as the “Arundel Artist” columnist for The Capital in the nineties I sharpened my knowledge of contemporary local art.
MY ART: For twenty-five years I “potted,” until arthritis won. Then I hand-built on a tiny scale, making jewelry with dichotic glass and PMC jewelry clay. Now I’m finally investigating a big item on the bucket list: large format painting with acrylics. Although constantly exploring techniques, I am still infused with a Japanese aesthetic— I try to be minimal, organic and gestural.
MFA & ME: I have been a member of the MFA almost since its inception, have served on its board and continue to volunteer at the gallery. The MFA is a unique venue, allowing all members to display their prowess and progress. In 2006, I had a one-person jewelry show in the Holley Gallery. I continue to enter gallery shows for validation as I hopefully mature in my painting. Currently I have two paintings on display at BWI as part of the AA County Arts Council show (until 6/20) and another was juried into the Mitchell Gallery of St. John’s College show, “Less is More” from 5/28 to 6/15.
Every week, we feature an MFA member for “Me & My Art Monday.” If you are interested, please submit a photo and three paragraphs: one each about YOU, YOUR ART, and MFA & YOU totaling approximately 350 words, to firstname.lastname@example.org.