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Carrie M. Becker

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St. Louis

Birth year

Lives in

Works in
St. Louis


Kansas State University, 2010, MFA
Southern Ilinois University-Carbondale, 2002, BFA

Representing galleries

conceptual, abstract, digital, photography, surrealism, installation, pop, mixed-media, sculpture


b. 1978, St. Louis, MO.

MFA, Sculpture, Kansas State University, 2010

BA, Photography, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2002

Artist Residencies
2013    High Concept Laboratories Chicago, IL
2011    McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC 

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

2014    Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
2013    Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO 
2012    Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
2011    McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
2008    Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS
2007    Washburn University, Topeka, KS 

Selected Exhibition History(*denotes solo show)

2014 Collector's Choice, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA  

Hoarding, Amassing, and Excess, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL     (invitational)

SHOEBOX, MTSU Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

2013    *Odd Habitat, Hothouse Theater Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Small Worlds, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2012    *Colonize, Solo Show, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, MO 

* “Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse”, Riney Museum of Fine Art, Friends University, Wichita, KS 

2011     *Elements, Solo show, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL   

Faculty Show, St. Louis Community College- Forest Park, St. Louis, MO            

2010        *Emergent Structures, MFA Thesis Show, Chapman Gallery, Manhattan, KS

4th 2010  Showcase, Online Exhibition, Juried Winner

Art Kudos International Art Competition and Exhibition, Online Exhibition, Juror: Mitchell Albala, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics, Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS Juror: Karla Prickett ,Visual Arts Director, Salina Arts Commission, Salina, KS (catalog)

Uncommon Portraits, Online Exhibition, Vermont Photo Workplace Juror: Cig Harvey, Fine Art Photographer

12th National Juried Art Exhibition, Baker Arts Center, Liberal, KS Juror: Dan Addington, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue, award)                      

2-3-D-14-15, Online Exhibit,, curated by Energy Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2009 Presents, Emerson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Juror: Catherine McCormack-Skiba, CEO of

Art Basel off Miami Beach: The Fallout, Macy’s Corner, Miami, FL Jurors: Gregory de la Haba, New York, NY, Clifton Childree, Miami, FL and Christina Petterson, Sweden

WSU vs. KSU Art Exchange 2009, Shiftspace Gallery, Wichita, KS

Nineteen Vernaculars, Chapman Gallery at KSU, Manhattan, KS

Graduate Students of K-State, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS

40th Annual Smoky Hill Art Exhibition, Hays Art Center, Hays, KS  Juror:  Jan Schall, Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern and ContemporaryArt,  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (catalogue)

Continuous Change, Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Kentucky National, Murray State University, Murray, KY   Juror:  Mark Masuoka, Executive Director, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts,Omaha, NE (catalogue)         

2008      K-State Graduate Students, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS

Graduate Art Show, Chapman Gallery at KSU, Manhattan, KS

Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Faculty, Photography, St. Louis Community College, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO       8/10-present


Becker, Carrie M. Interview by Kasey Joyce. "Has Barbie Gone Mad?." Channel 5 News. KSDK, St. Louis, 9 Jan. 2012 Web. 9 Jan. 2012.


Kelly, Tara. "Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse By Artist Carrie M. Becker (PHOTOS)." Huffington Post. n.p., 3 Jan. 2012. Web. 3 Jan. 2012.

Friedman, Megan. "Photos: If Barbie Trashed Her Dream House." Time. n.p., 3 Jan. 2012. Web. 3 Jan. 2012.

Levitt, Aimee. "Local Artist Wonders, What If Barbie Were Secretly a Hoarder?." Riverfront Times. n.p., 06 Jan. 2012. Web. 06 Jan. 2012.

Toroian Keaggy, Diane. "Local Artist Gets National Attention For Her Dark Series, “Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse"." Culture Club. STL Today, 4 Jan. 2012. Web. 4 Jan. 2012.

Bass, Debra. "St. Louis Photographer Unveils Barbie the Hoarder ." STL Today. n.p., 5 Jan. 2012. Web. 5 Jan. 2012.

Designboom, Staff. "Hoarder Barbie’s Dream House." Designboom. n.p., 4 Jan. 2012. Web. 4 Jan. 2012.

Brown, Marissa. "Scary Photos Show What Barbie's Dreamhouse Would Look Like If She Was a Hoarder." The Stir. Cafe Mom, 3 Jan. 2012. Web. 3 Jan. 2012.

Doty, Amber. "Hoarder Barbie? An Art Project Turns the Dreamhouse into a Nightmare ." Stollerderby. Babble, 3 Jan. 2012. Web. 3 Jan. 2012.

Willis, Betsy. ""Hoarder Barbie" Photography by Carrie M. Becker." Artstormer. n.p., 10 Jan. 2012. Web. 10 Jan. 2012.

Staff, Pipilot. ""Hoarder Barbie" Photography BARBIE DOLLS dirt - super session! Photos of Carrie M. Becker." Pipilot. n.p., 10 Jan. 2012. Web. 10 Jan. 2012.

Staff, Unclutterer. "Hoarding as Art, in Miniature." Unclutterer. n.p., 09 Jan. 2012. Web. 09 Jan. 2012.

Matt, Hickman. "Hoader Barbie: Not Even Skipper can Save Her Now." Mother Nature Network. N.p., 2012. Web. 9 Jan 2012.

Greenmuze, Staff. "Another Side of Barbie." Greenmuze. n.p., 05 Jan. 2012. Web. 06 Jan. 2012.

High, Brittany. "Hoarder Barbie’s Dream House." Incredible Things. n.p., 5 Jan. 2012. Web. 5 Jan. 2012.

Thompson, Elizabeth . "Hey Kids, Meet Hoarder Barbie!." Papermag. n.p., 3 Jan. 2012. Web. 3 Jan. 2012.

Young, Meagan. "Pathological Hoarder Dollhouses." Trendhunter. n.p., 3 Jan. 2012. Web. 3 Jan. 2012.

The Charlotte Observer, Wk of 09/23/11, page 3, ‘Elements Opening Reception

Creative Loafing, Wk of 09/21-27/11, page 6, “Colliding Particles”, Anita Overcash


Recent Exhibits

Carrie M. Becker participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2015 Of Small Rooms
William Shearburn Gallery
Mar, 2014 Hoarding, Amassing, and Excess
NIU Art Museum
Nov, 2011 Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century
Woman Made Gallery

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