Carrie Ann Baade is an internationally exhibiting artist whose oil paintings are rich with allegorical meta-narratives. These painted parables combine remnants of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, creating surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic flora, fauna, and figures. As a contemporary painter, she returns to the relevant moments in art history in order to reclaim them, not merely as a quotation of a theme or an image, but also as the materiality of methods and techniques that ultimately create them.
- MFA, University of Delaware
- BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Research & Teaching Areas of Interests & Expertise
- Historic materials and technique of the old masters, with emphasis on processes from 1250 to 1860, including egg tempera and indirect oil glazing.
- Contemporary focus includes the techniques and genre development of the Lowbrow, Pop Surreal and Visionary Artists.
- Baade was awarded the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship in 2010, the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for Established Artist in 2005, and was nominated for the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship in 2006 and the Joan Mitchell Grant in 2012.
- Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including recent solo exhibitions: the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, the Ningbo Art Museum in China, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida.
- She has been featured in several publications and media outlets, including recent profiles: Poets and Artist Interview, B20 Interview, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Miroir Magazine: Myth & Majesty, and Hi Fructose.