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Carrie Able

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Carrie Able is a visual artist, poet, and musician known for her oil on linen work and immersive Virtual Reality painting that includes her original music.[1] Her artwork has been exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art and her writings have been printed in multiple publications. Able lives in Brooklyn, New York. Able grew up in a small town and suffered from serious illness preventing her from a normal childhood and states that is what drew her to art. Of her childhood illness she states in a recent Widewalls Art magazine interview that she "was alone a lot and drawing and imagination was what filled [her] time." She began doing paid commissions at the age of 14. [2] [1]

Of her artwork, Able's gallery has stated that she "Using no external visual references, imported files or sound bites, the artist creates directly from subconscious mind to hand."[2]

Works[edit]

  • Augmented Reality Art published by Instagram [1]
  • Augmented Reality Art Music Performance at Ace Hotel New York [1]
  • Solo exhibition at Volta Art Fair [3]
  • Exhibited at Art Basel Miami Beach's Pulse Art Fair
  • Exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art[4]
  • Published poetry in the National Geographic Traveler
  • Published Painted Poetry (book of poetry, 2016) [1]
  • Solo musical album frequency (2017)
  • Single Prince (2019) [1]

Art[edit]

Able began painting at a young age and when she was 14, worked as a portrait artist. Her gallery has stated that her earliest work "focused on realism in the renaissance masters oil technique" but that her later work developed in a different direction, balancing between the line of representative and abstract art. In 2018 Able had a solo exhibition at the Volta Art Fair and exhibited at Art Basel Miami Beach's Pulse Art Fair. Her work has also been exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art.[2]

Able also uses virtual reality in her artwork. To create an artwork she will use oil on linen and record the process using VR technology. She is currently an artist in resident at Jump into the Light in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan. On Oct 11, 2019 she will be performing an Augmented Reality Art Music Show of her original works and music at the Ace Hotel New York [2][5] [1] Able's art has been published in the National Geographic Traveler

Poetry[edit]

Able's poetry was published in 2016 in her first book of poetryPainted Poetry, .[6] The following year Able served as one of the keynote speakers at the Kristal Elma Festivali in Istanbul.[2]

Music[edit]

On September 20, 2017 Able released her first solo album, frequency. To mark its release Able performed at Bowery Electric in Manhattan's Lower East Side. In March 2019 Able performed at the ADIM records x Independent Music Awards Showcase for the SXSW film festival .[2] The music video for "Prince" was released at the same time and features 360 VR painting.[7] .[2] [1] In May 2019 she did a single release show at the Bowery Electric with all funds raise being donated to the Foodbank of New York. [8] [8]

Carrie Able Gallery[edit]

The Carrie Able Gallery first opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn during September 2016 and was founded by Able. The gallery is mission based and uses an open submission policy, only evaluating whether the artwork should be showcased as opposed to requiring cover letters or biographical information.[9] The Carrie Able Gallery also hosts free monthly events where poets and musicians share their work and free monthly art classes for 8-12 year olds, taught by Able.[9] The Carrie Able Gallery is partnered with the National Parks Arts Foundation.[9] [1] [10] [10]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Carrie Able: WIDEWALLS Art Magazine interview". widewalls.ch. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "About". Carrie Able. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  3. "Carrie Able: Volta". voltashow.com=2019-10-30.
  4. "Carrie Able". Brooklyn Arts Council. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  5. "Carrie Able: VOLTA New York". ny.voltashow.com. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  6. Able, Carrie (2016-02-16). Painted Poetry. Blurb, Incorporated. ISBN 9781364353087. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  7. Able, Carrie. "Carrie Able "Prince" 360 Virtual Reality Painting Music Video". YouTube.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "City Guide NY: Carrie Able at the Bowery Electric". Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "About". The Carrie Able Gallery. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Wall Street International Magazine=Carrie Able Exhibition". Retrieved 2019-10-30.


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