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Caroline Fay

CAROLINE FAY

caroline.fay@gmail.com  • 607 297 8855 • www.carolinefayart.com

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CAROLINE FAY is an Irish painter, recently moved from London to Upstate NY. Her art combines aspects of still life, nature morte and scientific illustration. Her realist paintings are traditional in style but contemporary in context, highlighting the realities of modern times. By fusing elements from nature, visual metaphors and symbolism, her work captures the tenacity and fragility of both humans and nature.

Caroline is a professional artist and art tutor based in the Western Catskills of Upstate NY. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art and trained at the Art Students League of New York. She has exhibited widely and has been researching and painting nature and threatened species for the past 5 years. In November 2017, Caroline founded the Big Little Art Studio in Walton, NY, which serves as both her own personal studio and a creative community space for all ages and abilities to learn new skills and enjoy all areas of art through various classes and workshops.

“Current environmental concerns and the relationship between man and nature are always at the forefront of my work. I want to encourage thoughtful reflection on our interaction with the natural world that is disappearing in front of our eyes. We need to remove the notion of separateness. We are interconnected and interdependent on each other. I hope my work can inspire others to reconnect, preserve and protect the wild species and natural habitats with which we share this planet.”

EDUCATION
2010 Art Students League of New York
2006 B.A. Degree in Fine Art, D.I.T. Mountjoy Square, Dublin
2002 NCVA Level 2 in Art, Craft & Design, Cavan Institute

SOLO SHOWS
2010 Skin, Teachers Centre Gallery, Cavan, Ireland
2018 Real & Imagined, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton NY

RESIDENCIES/AWARDS
2010 Tyrone Guthrie Bursary from Cavan County Council
2001 Student of the Year Award, Cavan Institute

COLLECTIONS
Artisans Guild of Oneonta, NY
Office of Public Works Ireland
Cavan County Council

MURALS
2018 ‘Walton Rising’ – Community Mural with West branch Artists, Walton, NY
2013 Riya Hollings ‘Love your Life’ editorial – Mural for Mixmag Magazine, London
2012 Gonzo Theatre and Gonzo Lounge, Cavan, Ireland
2012 ‘Alley Tales’ – Blessing’s Bar, Cavan, Ireland
2011 ‘Lost to the Forest’ – Mustang’s Bar, Cavan, Ireland

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2018 Artisan’s Guild of Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
2018 Real & Imagined, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton NY
2018 Stagecoach Art Run, Thredwell, NY
2018 Wide Open 9 – BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Red Hook, NY
2018 Leaf & Art Exhibition, CANO Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
2017 Holiday Show, Co-operative Gallery 213, Binghamton NY
2017 Whittington & James Gallery, Crouch End, London
2017 ‘Incognito’ Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
2016 ‘A Retrospective: Lough Inchin Art Club’, Teachers Centre, Cavan, Ireland
2016 The Yellow Days Arts & Music Festival, London
2014 London Irish Art 2015, Westminster Abbey, London
2014 A Bittersweet Christmas, TriSpace Gallery, London
2012 The Moth Christmas Fair, The Moth Studios, Cavan
2012 Bah! Humbug, Cavan County Museum, Cavan
2012 Rianta Art Fair 2012 as part of the Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann 2012
2011 Dazed & Refused, BP Portrait Rejection Exhibition, Arnold Circus, London
2010 Unframed, Bluewall Gallery, Corracanvy, Cavan
2011 Rianta Art Fair 2011 as part of the Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann 2011
2010 RHA Unselected Show 2010, Bad Art Gallery, Dublin
2009 Art Fair ‘09, represented by Sol Art Gallery, RDS, Dublin
2009 3 Woman Show, Sol Art Gallery, Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan
2009 All Tomorrow’s Parties, Teachers Centre, Main St., Cavan
2008 Group Show, Radisson S.A.S., Farnham Estate, Cavan
2007 Still Life, Oak Room Restaurant, Main Street, Cavan
2006 D.I.T. B.A. Fine Art Degree Show, Portland Row, Dublin