“An insatiable curiosity drives my life and art. My work explores the agendas of architecture and sites, the ideas of designers, the clients and cultures that make structures, the people that inhabit the places and the socio-economic environments that act as the themes and layers of buildings. I stalk places, architects and buildings to identify the narratives that speak about what it is to be human. These motifs become my inspiration to create visual dialectics about the meanings that particular places and structures convey. By engaging in the narratives of design, my art generates poetic interpretations of the experiences I share with buildings.”
Carol Bishop’s work has been widely exhibited in America and Europe. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Romantic Spirit was exhibited at the Huntington in San Marino and at the Bismarck Foundation, Paris. Fantome: Memory and Dream of I.M. Pei marks the first living American woman to have a solo show in the Carousel du Louvre in Paris.
Ms. Bishop has received the Sony Corporation Per Cent for Art commission and was a recipient of the Pomona “Envisioning the Future” photography artist. Her work was included in Turning Silver; the Most Important Women Photographers of the Past Twenty Five Years (Kodak). She has been an invited artist-in-residence at: Foundation Langley in France, the City of Volterra, Italy; Herzliya Art Center, Israel, and Krefeld, Germany. Ms. Bishop was an invited Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome and recently spoke on Art and Physics at the Sorbonne.
Balconly Press publishes her book, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Romantic Spirit by Carol Bishop. Ms. Bishop is a well-known speaker on art and architecture and is a Contributing Arts Editor for FORM: Pioneering Design. Her work is in the Huntington Museum, UCLA Archives, Taliesin West, and numerous Museum and private collections. The Perfect Exposure Gallery represents her work.
I stalk places, architects and buildings to identify the narratives that speak about what it is to be human.
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Author: Form Magazine
FORM: pioneering design, a publication that celebrates Southern California’s contribution to architecture, design, and the visual arts.