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Carol Updegrave

b. in Pennsylvania, U.S., lives and works in Lima, Peru.

Carol Updegrave is a mixed-media artist exploring place and process with materials and research in her work. Transposed from Pennsylvania to Peru, via NYC, Barcelona, and Miami, Updegrave makes expressive paintings and mixed media pieces raising questions about development, culture, decay, and lost memories. Updegrave has her BA in Architecture: from Lehigh University, a Master of Architecture: from Columbia University, a certificate in Visual Anthropology: from Image Center in Lima, Peru, and the Artist Residency Project from SVA. She has exhibited at several venues, namely Teleportal Gallery: Ephemeral Existence, NYC and Movement, Milwaukee, and Lima, Peru.

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n. na Pensilvânia, EUA, vive e trabalha em Lima, Peru.

Carol Updegrave é uma artista de mixed-media que explora o lugar e o processo com materiais e pesquisas em seu trabalho. Transposta da Pensilvânia para o Peru, passando por Nova York, Barcelona e Miami, Updegrave faz pinturas expressivas e peças de mixed-media que levantam questões sobre desenvolvimento, cultura, decadência e memórias perdidas. Updegrave é bacharel em Arquitetura: pela Lehigh University, mestre em Arquitetura: pela Columbia University, certificada em Antropologia Visual: pelo Image Center em Lima, Peru, e pelo Projeto de Residência Artística da SVA. Expôs em vários locais, nomeadamente Galeria Teleportal: Ephemeral Existence, NYC and Movement, Milwaukee, e Lima, Peru.

My art explores process and place: textures, colors, materials, lighting, drifting clouds, roaring seas, desert landscapes, wooded hills, rolling farmland, and forgotten objects. Traversing cities, large and small, and traveling highways in Peru, between New York and Pennsylvania, or the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami, my eyes capture images. My mind, infused with views of billowing clouds, deserted streets, crumbling buildings, and endless highways, allows my hand to transpose and transcribe place on canvas. Playing with acrylic, water, charcoal, ceramics, collage, and sandpaper, I enjoy the process, arriving at an unknown end. The process of tilting and swirling paint on a flooded canvas, attempting to recreate air streams or waves, mesmerizes and challenges me. Infusing landscapes with human interventions raises questions about how we choose to live in the landscapes and tells stories about place.

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Minha arte explora processos e lugares: texturas, cores, materiais, iluminação, nuvens à deriva, mares agitados, paisagens desérticas, colinas arborizadas, terras agrícolas onduladas e objetos esquecidos. Atravessando cidades, grandes e pequenas, e viajando por rodovias no Peru, entre Nova York e Pensilvânia, ou a Rickenbacker Causeway em Miami, meus olhos captam imagens. Minha mente, infundida com vistas de nuvens ondulantes, ruas desertas, prédios em ruínas e estradas sem fim, permite que minha mão transponha e transcreva o lugar na tela. Brincando com acrílico, água, carvão, cerâmica, colagem e lixa, gosto do processo, chegando a um final desconhecido. O processo de inclinar e girar a tinta em uma tela inundada, tentando recriar correntes de ar ou ondas, me fascina e me desafia. Infundir paisagens com intervenções humanas levanta questões sobre como escolhemos viver nas paisagens e conta histórias sobre o lugar.

2022
Teleportal Gallery: Movement at The Real Tinsel Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Home Blues Exhibition, Lima, Peru
Teleportal Gallery: Ephemeral Existence, Chelsea Arts Building, NYC
Group show. https://www.teleportal.gallery/

2021
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, https://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/tagged/tsaxsvawinter

2019-2022
El Rastrillo, ICPNA Curated exhibit/fundraiser

2014 – 2021
American Women’s Literary Club Night of Music and Art, Lima, Perú
Exhibition–Sale of Art for the education fundraiser

2017, 2018
Arte Feliz, Lima, Perú
Exhibition-Sale of Art, Fundraiser organized by Kusimayo to fund the program “Thousands of Dreams.”

2017
Totoritas Beach, Mala, Perú
Group exhibition of Paintings

2015
CasaCor, Callao, Perú
Exhibition of paintings, ceramics and furniture design

2009
Totoritas Beach, Mala, Perú
Ceramic Exhibit

Artworks / Obras

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