Carrie Dickason (b. 1971, IN) is a mixed-media artist whose experimental work is influenced by observations of nature, combined with interests in the constructed environment and consumer culture. Over a decade of professional experiences working in textile and upholstery restoration inform her playful approach to materials and the cumulative development of site-specific installations. Underlying all of her work is a curiosity in the tension between art and craft, in a world where the object’s maker oftentimes leaves evidence of the hand invisible.
She has an MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA in Textiles, from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Cranbrook Museum of Art, MI; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, ME; Teton ArtLab, WY; Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, MI; Burlington City Arts, VT; Interstate Projects, NY; Grizzly Grizzly, PA- among others.
In 2018 her work was exhibited at the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK); Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN); Blue Star Contemporary (San Antonio, TX); DeDee Shattuck Gallery (Westport, MA); Rio Bravo Fine Art (Truth of Consequences, NM). She also presented and facilitated creative workshops at Blue Star Contemporary; University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Center for Creative Studies (Detroit); and St. Olaf University (Northfield, MN).
Her studio practice has been supported by The Corporation of Yaddo; The Santa Fe Art Institute; Hemera Foundation; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts; Vermont Studio Center; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; and Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. (image credit: Melissa Lukenbaugh, courtesy Tulsa Artist Fellowship)