Bigindicator

Carol Es

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Awards  |  Reviews  |  Blog  |  Comments
20101013163013-bridgedetail
Too Much Under the Bridge, 2010 Oil, Paper Patterns, Thread, Embroidery on Linen 40 X 60 Inches © Carol Es 2010
20101013162829-danaramadetail
Danarama, 2010 Oil, Paper and Embroidery on Linen 30 X 30 Inches © Carol Es 2010
20101013162708-birthofdandetail
The Birth of Dan, 2010 Oil on Linen 20 X 16 Inches © Carol Es 2010
20101013162526-machinedetail
Machine, 2010 Oil, Paper, Pencil and Embroidery on Canvas 40 X 60 Inches © Carol Es 2010
Thedeal
The Deal, 2009 Oil, Paper and Emboidery on Canvas 36 X 48 Inches
Contenderdetail
Contender, 2009 Oil, Pencil, Paper Patterns and Thread on Canvas 40 X 60 Inches
Calvin3
Calvin, 2009 Fabric Sculpture Approx 24 Inches High © 2009, Carol Es
Evesdilemmadetail
Eve's Dilemma, 2008 Oil, Paper Patterns, Pencil & Thread on Canvas 30 X30 in © 2009, Carol Es
Argumentpark
Arguement Park, 2008 Oil, Paper Patterns, Pencil, Thread, Woven Rugs on Canvas 34 X 34 Inches © 2008
Headinthesouldetail
Head in the Soul, 2008 Oil, Paper Patterns, Pencil, Thread, Embroidery on Canvas 30 X 30 Inches © 2008, Carol Es
Arcticmemory
Arctic Memory, 2008 Oil, Paper Patterns, Pencil, Thread, Embroidery on Canvas 40 X 60 In. © 2008, Carol Es
Stopapologizing2
Stop Apologizing for Who You Are, 2008 Oil, Paper Patterns, Pencil, Thread, Woven Rugs on Canvas 36 X 48 Inches © 2008, Carol Es
Seek
Seek, 2008 Oil, Acrylic, Paper, Ink & Graphite on Wood Panel 20 X 16 Inches © 2008, Carol Es
Forgive
Forgive, 2007 Oil, Paper Patterns, Pencil & Thread on Canvas, With Pins. 48 X 65 Inches © 2007, Carol Es
Remember
Remember, 2008 Oil, Acrylic, Paper, Ink & Graphite on Wood Panel 18 X 18 Inches © 2008, Carol Es
Dawn
Dawn, 2008 Oil, Paper and Pencil on Panel 20 X 20 Inches © 2008, Carol Es
Maywall2
46 Days, 2008 Drawing Installation on Manila Pattern Paper Approx 48 X 84 Inches © Carol Es, 2008
35-carol_es
A Girl Apart (detail), 2007 Site Specific Installation: Straight Pins and Thread © Carol Es
Adbookdisplay2
All Done But None, 2007 Handmade Book 7 X 12 X 2 © 2007, Carol Es.
20110408001706-esthedeal
20111221214013-hepatopuswhiskar
Hepatopus Whiskar, 2011 Soft Sculpture in Glass 12 Inches Tall © 2011 Carol Es
20111222203801-inheritedshock_copy
inheritedshock Mixed © Carol Es
20130329221409-hat02
Dream, 2009 Mixed Media 24" X 24" © Carol Es
20151201224601-flintrockterrace
Flintrock Terrace, 2015 Oil, Paper, and Fabric on Birch Panel 18 X 24" © Courtesy of Carol Es and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles, Ca.
Birth year
1968
Lives in
Los Angeles, Ca.
Works in
Los Angeles, Ca.
Representing galleries
George Billis Gallery LA
Tags
mixed-media, installation, abstract, sculpture
Statement
Statement

Growing up in the sweatshops of the Los Angeles apparel industry with my dysfunctional family has become the thread that flows through the story in my work. Dreams, childhood memory, and the materials from the garment manufacturing trade creep into my artwork as a type of redemption. I see my work as an argument for reality and a sort of sarcastic documentation where I use narratives as bits of paradoxical truths that reveal psychological trepidation. Art has become a methodical, visionary activity I've used to distract myself from all the bullshit I've had to encounter, and a saving grace I use to reconstruct what wasn't.

 

CV

AWARDS AND HONORS

2009 Pollock-Krasner Fellowship Award, New York, NY
2008 Print Residency, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Artists' Resource for Completion Grant, The Durfee Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
2005 Artists' Resource for Completion Grant, The Durfee Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2003 Foundation Grant, Artists' Fellowship Inc., New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITS

2010

It's Mostly About Me and Much Less About You, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Goodbye Mrs. Beasley, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
Visions, Dreams, Patterns & Memories, Slutzky Art Gallery, JCC, Irvine, CA

2009

Float Without Moving, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
2-person Show w/Lucinda Cobley, Galleri Urbane, Marfa, TX
Inner Outline, UCLA Hillel, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2008

She Dreamed She Remembered, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Above the Bias Forces, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN

2007

Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
All Done But None, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A Girl Apart, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2006

My Identity Lab, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2005

George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004

Distance ÷ 3, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003

Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2010

Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity, Saint Vincent College Art Gallery, Latrobe, PA

2009

Red Dot fair with George Billis Gallery LA, Miami, FL
Fresh Voices, Hebrew Union College, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
The Art of Language, Zimmer Childrens Museum, Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)

2008

Summer Salon, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Listen to Your Heart, MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bookish, Seattle University Center for the Arts, Seattle, WA

2007

Selections from the 7th National Sunnyview Exhibit, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Outside the Box, Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
Dark Objects, Light Matter, Galleri Urbane, Marfa, TX
Material Girls, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA (Catalog)

2006

Perspectives, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SURVIVING: Kinkade, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Self-taught Artists, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)
Zimmer Children's Museum, Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)
Configuration, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ

2005

George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
BGH Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Ontario International Airport, Ontario, CA

2004

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Outsiders, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Highways Gallery and Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

2003

Gallery 825 at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
LA Women Artists, Bedlam Art, Los Angeles, CA
Now and Now Again, The Wedge at the Womens Building, LA, CA
Brush, The Office: An Art Space, Huntington Beach, CA

2002

Held Ransom, three. Gallery, San Pedro, CA
words., Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Dougherty Art Center, Austin, TX

2001

Bush Barn Art Center, Salem Arts Association, Salem, OR
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000

Westside Art Gallery, Venice, CA

1999

Early Days of LA Punk, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1998

Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
New Alchemy Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

 

REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

2010

Nashville Scene, Art Crawl Highlights, Joe Nolan, Nashville, TN

2009

FiberArts Magazine. News & Notes: Awards, Nov/Dec Issue, Loveland, CO
ArtWorks Magazine, feature: Handmade Memory, A, Moret, Los Angeles, CA
Art, LTD, Review, December, Shana Nys Dambrot, Los Angeles, CA

2008

THE Magazine, Preview 10/08, Los Angeles, CA
Jewish Journal, Picks and Clicks by Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin, Los Angeles, CA
Flavorpill, Preview 10/7/08, Heather Silva, Los Angeles, CA
The Tennessean, Critics Picks 9/21/08, Artist's Works Transcend Abuse, Nashville, TN
Seattle Times, Bookish, Gayle Clemans, Seattle, WA
Los Angeles Times, Picture Brightens for Self Help Graphics, Agustin Gurza, Los Angeles, CA

2007

Times Union, Review by Tim Kane, Albany, NY
ArtScene Visual Radio, Mat Gleason Seven, Carol Es at George Billis, Los Angeles, CA
Jewish Journal, Calendar Features: 7 Days in Art by Keren Engelberg, Los Angeles, CA
Favorpill LA, #213: Carol Es at George Billis, Shana Nys Dambrot, Los Angeles, CA
Long Beach Press-Telegram, Shirle Gottlieb, LBC, CA
Press-Enterprise, The Fabric of Art, Vanessa Franko, Riverside, CA

2006

RiffRAG, Fall, New York, NY
San Pedro Magazine, "Getty, Getty Good," Joshua Stecker, Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA
Flavorpill LA, #161, "Carol Es: My Identity Lab," Shana Nys Dambrot, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Alternative, "Carol Es Alchemizes Childhood," Lucinda M. Knapp, LA, CA
Daily Breeze, "A Pattern of Creativity," Josh Grossberg, Torrance, CA

2005

Umbrella, Vol. 28, #2-3, October, Judith Hoffberg, Santa Monica, CA
1-SELF, catalog essays, Shana Nys Dambrot, Kristina Newhouse, San Pedro, CA
Flavorpill LA, #106, "Hybrids and Mongrels," Shana Nys Dambrot, Los Angeles, CA
Coagula Art Journal, #75, Interview with Mat Gleason, Los Angeles, CA

2004

Flavorpill LA #73, "Distance Divided by 3," Shana Nys Dambrot, Los Angeles, CA
Uprising, Pacifica Radio KPFK, Interview with Sonali Kolhatkar, Los Angeles, CA
Flavorpill LA #57, "Identification," Daniel Stephan MacCannell, Los Angeles, CA
.ISM Magazine, Issue 01, 2 page spread; printed images, Santa Ana, CA

2003

Olam Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
The Sentinel, "Exceptional artwork on display" Megan Shirey, Carlisle, PA
Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Book, Springfield, NJ

2002

Artesian Arts Magazine, Scotland, UK
The Morning Show, Pacifica Radio KPFK, interview with Sonali Kolhatkar, Los Angeles, CA
Playful & Provocative, Nancy Nield, Ph.D., Art History Dept., University of Chicago, IL
Austin American-Statesman, "Emerging Artist Within," Austin, TX

2001

Raw Vision Magazine, Issue #37, New York & Watford, UK
Verge Art Magazine, Los Angeles & Washington, DC

2000

Internet Tonight, featured segment on esart.com, TechTV, San Francisco, CA

1999

Art Venues Magazine, "Target Headed Carol Es," Donna Klaasen, Capistrano Beach, CA

1998

NoHo News, featured artist, North Hollywood, CA

1997

Art Collector Magazine, Vol. 1 #4, Beverly Hills, CA
Brainchild Magazine, Issue #4, Illustrations and prose, Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Centre Pompidou, Bibliotheque Kandinsky, Paris, France
J. Paul Getty Trust, Research Institute Library, Los Angeles, CA
Fred Giampietro Art, New Haven, CT
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Beverly Kaye, Art Brut Collection, Woodbridge, CT
Paul Kirkpatrick Music, London, UK
Juliette Lewis, Los Angeles, CA
The Jack Morton Company, Atlanta & NY
Memory Bridge, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Otis College of Art & Design, Artists' Books Collection, Los Angeles, CA
The Ann Savage Collection, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Library, Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA
Zetter Collection, Carlsbad, CA
Gail Zone, Los Angeles, CA