Carolyn Carr (b. 1966) received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1992. Since she has been actively engaged as a painter, photographer, sculptor, and installation artist.
A multi-generational Southerner, Carr's work evolves out of her interest in understanding her complicated lineage. Carr makes stand alone objects that are often arranged using the various paradigms of domestic interiors. Thus far she has recreated a kitchen, a vestibule, a hallway, a photographer's studio, and a fictitious story in photographs all to illustrate the challenges between cultural and personal identity.
In addition to her studio practice, Carr advocates for artists and arts organizations by working on the board of the Forward Arts Foundation, and the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center. Past board work includes the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, the Fulton County Arts Council, and the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association. Carr lives and works in Atlanta, GA and Western North Carolina.