Catherine Carilli – Artist

Portfolio of Catherine Carilli


Artemis, oil in canvas, 48×24, 2013

Catherine Carilli works currently in Mixed Media, Painting, Asian Inks, and Encaustics.  Her paintings range from bold abstraction, to subtle calligraphic ink drawings, to rich encaustics.  Catherine is influenced by the natural and urban worlds, and often reflects on Modernism and the importance of the individual mark.  Her work reflects the belief that art is a timeless, wordless communication; beautiful, and emotive. The origin of her work lies in personal imaginative story,abstraction, and a love for materials.  Her art holds enigmatic narrative, honors the beauty of this earth, and  human spirit.

La Isla Bonita, Mixed Media on canvas, 4'x5',2011

La Isla Bonita, Mixed Media on canvas, 4′x5′,201The University of Wisconsin awarded Catherine with a MFA in Painting and Drawing. While earning her advanced Art Degree, Catherine created paintings, installations and sculptures.

Many art museums and galleries have featured her artwork including: The Overture Center formerly known as The Madison Wisconsin Art Center; Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art (FCMOCA); University of Wisconsin; LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA; University of Wyoming; Ucross Foundation; University of New Mexico; The Longmont Museum and Cultural Center; Kirkland Museum and Steinbaum Krause Gallery in NYC, to name a few from her resume. She exhibits her work in Denver at Next Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland and formerly at SPARK Gallery.

Carilli is an active member of Boulder County’s and Denver’s art communities. Her artwork is regularly reviewed by art critics. Mary Chandler, for The Rocky Mountain News, mentioned her artwork as a “great “ addition to a recent Rocky Mountain Biennial . Jay Gluckstern, for The Boulder Daily Camera, wrote of a recent exhibition, “ In some instances, Carilli’s surfaces take on the solidity of stone; in others the random beauty of a drop cloth. Together, those qualities combine to suggest both the weight and wake of creation.”

Catherine Carilli’s artwork is in The Permanent Collection of 20th Century Modernism by Colorado Artists, at the Vance Kirkland Museum in Denver, Colorado. Carilli is currently teaching Studio Art and Art History at Front Range Community College in Boulder County. Many Colleges have invited Carilli to lecture including: The University of Denver, in Colorado, and Lewis Clark College in Idaho. She is thankful to all the private and public collectors who have acquired her artwork.