Carlie Trosclair’s sculptural installations explore the liminal space between development and deconstruction; contemplating the living and transitional components of home. Growing up in New Orleans as the daughter of an electrician, Trosclair spent her formative years in historic residential properties at varying stages of construction and deconstruction. She found that even when abandoned, the presence of the body still lingered. Reflectively her work reimagines the genealogy of home by highlighting structural and decorative shifts evolving over a building’s lifespan. Using latex as an architectural skin, she creates ghostlike imprints that mark an in-between space that is transient and ever changing: both structurally and in our memory. These become the shells we leave behind; Relics of habitation and home-making. Trosclair’s select artist residencies include: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), Joan Mitchell Center (LA), Loghaven Residency (TN), Tides Institute & Museum of Art (ME), MASS MoCA (MA), chashama (NY), Oxbow (MI), Vermont Studio Center (VT), and The Luminary Center for the Arts (MO). Trosclair’s work has been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, ArtFile Magazine, and Temporary Art Review, among others. She is the recipient of the Riverfront Time‘s Mastermind Award, the Creative Stimulus Award, Regional Arts Commission Artist Fellowship and the Great Rivers Biennial Award. Trosclair earned an M.F.A from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, a B.F.A from Loyola University New Orleans, and is an alumni of the Community Arts Training Institute in St. Louis.
2023 Changing Climate
New Orleans, Louisiana USA