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Interview for Cute and Creepy, exhibition at FSU's MoFA, Opening 10/14/11

Published September 27, 2011

Carrie Ann Baade is an internationally exhibiting artist whose surreal oil paintings are rich with allegorical meta-narratives inspired by literature and art history. She has been awarded the Florida Division of Cultural affairs Individual Artist Fellowship, the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for an Established Artist, and has been nominated for the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship. Exhibiting widely with the Pop Surrealists, she has had paintings featured inMetamorphosis, a survey of the top, contemporary visionary surrealists and her works will be included in the upcoming exhibit Suggestivism curated by Nathan Spoor at the Grand Central Art Center in California.

Baade received her Masters in Painting from the University of Delaware where she expanded her knowledge of materials and techniques under the guidance of professors of art conservation. She received her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that included one year of study at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Her work has been reviewed and the subject of features in the NY ARTS Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Austin Chronicle, the Colorado Springs Independent, the Albuquerque Journal, and Philadelphia Today. Recent solo exhibitions include: the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, and the Ningbo Art Museum in China. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.