Carrie Crane’s artistic practice fuses science and art to address issues of truth and ambiguity. Her work includes sculptural constructions, sketches, and paintings, all of which imply maps, diagrams, and scientific instruments. Her current series, Beyond Measure, links ambiguous instruments and two-dimensional works . These sculptural “instruments of measure” assess un-quantifiable ideas emerging from emotional responses and forgotten memories. The data suggested by the instrument’s suggested analysis is incorporated in their accompanying acrylic and mixed media diagrams and maps.
Carrie has been making art since the 1990s. She lives and works in Boylston, Massachusetts. She has earned an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design, as well as and a BA in Geography from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has held residencies at the National Science Foundation Worcester Incubator, Clark University’s Physics Department and Mass MoCA. Galleries, universities, and museums have shown Carrie’s work in eight states and as far away as Russia.
Carrie has earned awards for her work, including a commission from the Mayo Clinic, various a Jurors’ awards at the 2017 ArtsWorcester Biennial. Mostand most recently, she won first prize in the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 83rd Annual Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft.
Carrie’s full CV is available here