CountyPrince George's County
Artist StatementMy paintings show landscape as a means to describe places at the intersection between doing too little and going too far. The work develops out of a process of connecting fragmented figurative imagery into abstract fields of color in a way that allows for a look at conflicted mobility. My source of material is motion within landscape, in particular the unexpected combinations of detail that move in and out of view during walking at a slow pace.
Sabine Carlson studied graphic arts in Germany with a focus on figure drawing and printmaking, before moving to the United States in 1983. She holds a BFA degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where she began focusing on painting, and an MFA degree from the University of California, Irvine. Carlson moved to the east coast in the mid nineties and since 2005 has her main studio in College Park, MD.
Carlson has taught painting and related subjects at universities in UT, CA and MD and has given numerous public lectures. Her work is featured in ‘Studio Visit’, ‘American Art Collector’, ‘West Branch’ and ‘New American Paintings’. She exhibits widely in the United States as well as internationally and her work is included in public, corporate and private collections in the United States as well as in Germany, Italy, in the Netherlands and in the United Arab Emirates.
Recent exhibitions include '45th Anniversary Exhibition Invitational’, curated by Vernita Nemec, gallery director, at Viridian Artists, New York, NY; ‘PG County Juried Exhibition’ at Brentwood Arts Exchange, MD, juried by Myrtis Bedolla, director, Gallery Myrtis, Baltimore; ‘Its Abstract!’ at Black Rock Center for the Arts, MD; ‘Transformations: From One Thing to Another’, at McLean Project for the Arts, VA, juried by Jack Rassmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Washington, DC.
2015 projects include 'Precarious Balance: Sabine Carlson, Helen Frankel and Bobbi Shulman' at BlackRock Center for the Arts, May 6-30 and 'Back Story', a solo exhibition at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD, September 5-28.