Carrie Dickason’s experimental work is influenced by observations of nature, combined with interests in the constructed environment and consumer society. She develops patterns and systems using familiar materials ranging from spray paint, tape and plastic packaging, to automotive leather and foam. This palette develops from her daily life and experiences in jobs such as hand-woven carpet preservation and automotive interior work.
Dickason has an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. Some residencies include the Corporation of Yaddo; Vermont Studio Center; and Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd School of Architecture. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Denver, Columbus, Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit, among others.
After SFAI 2010, she moved to Hamtramck, MI to work on luxury automotive interiors. She was a staff-artist at the Vermont Studio Center 2015-2016, and will begin the year-long Tulsa Artist Fellowship program, in Tulsa, OK, in 2017.
I am extremely grateful for my time at SFAI in 2010. The residency provided the luxury of time and space to think and experiment with new work and materials. While I was a resident, someone gave me metallic, slide-masking tape, which I continue to use in my meditative, pattern-based drawings. These drawings were partially inspired through exploring the mesmerizing landscape surrounding Santa Fe.
Today I remain inspired by the other artists and writers with whom I shared that special time, as we remain in contact through social media, and have even had the opportunity to reunite with some people in person. I am thrilled as my SFAI community continues to expand, while I regularly meet incredible artists and writers who have spent time there.
Many, many thanks to SFAI and all of its supporters!