In the most recent works, flowers and plants collected from my travels and garden, are pressed and used as a relief element to make direct impression monotypes. By employing select colors, patterns, shapes, and textures I aim to create images that reveal my association with and response to each flower or plant rather than describing an accurate depiction or something specific.
Carol Struve is a painter who makes prints and resides in upstate New York. Her works have been included in numerous regional and national exhibitions including solo exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City and the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND. Select regional group exhibitions include the Dorsky Museum, Van Brunt Gallery, R & F Handmade Paints, Woodstock Artists Association, and the Steel Plant Gallery at Marist College. Carol served twice as a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship panelist and has been recipient of several grant awards and residencies including a Studio Fellowship at Women’s Studio Workshop. As director of Herter Art Gallery at UMASS Amherst, she curated over 34 exhibitions and since has curated exhibitions at other venues. Carol holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and MFA from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has 20 years experience of teaching art to include UMASS Amherst, Bemidji State University MN, State University of New York at New Paltz and Dutchess Community College. In addition to being an artist and teacher Carol has been a nurse for 44 years, currently working as a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse for Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley.