About Carol Radsprecher
Carol Radsprecher was born in Brooklyn and remained in New York City to get her BFA and MFA in painting at Hunter College. Recently, she started to explore the stimulating world of photoshop and digital art. Through this medium, Radsprecher paints different layers with speed and in doing so is able to manipulate and render infinite variations of her abstracted figures. Each image contributes to a series that is both narrative and autobiographical in exploring the first landscape we see in the world– the female body. Radsprecher has shown her distorted representations at many galleries, evoking feelings of confusion as well as wonder which resonances with her audience. Her use of abstract shapes and colors only heighten the sense of mystery as to the artists intentions behind the piece leaving the viewer to project their own meaning onto her work.
Artist Personal Website: https://www.carolradsprecher.com
Distortion of the human figure is a key element in my work. These distorted representations of the figure interact with abstract areas. Most of the figures are representations of the female figure — that first landscape we see as we enter the world. My images are obliquely autobiographical and narrative; each image is one of a series.
I had been a painter for decades. Ten years ago, I started to explore the use of Photoshop, and this medium felt like second nature. The speed with which images can be made and evolve into other images; the ability to save prior renditions while the images continue to evolve; the seemingly infinite possibilities of what can be made visible; the ephemeral nature of virtual products, and the easy storage — all of these qualities inherent in working digitally are exciting and stimulating.
2018 Outta Brooklyn, Chesapeake Gallery, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD 2017 To Be Discussed.Chashama Window Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Clever Hand, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
2015 We’ve Escaped the Studio!,Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
2014 Playing Around, Wiseman Firehouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR
2013 Half Hidden, Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Valley Arts Center (DVAA), Narrowsburg, NY
2012 Fantasmagoria, Next Gallery, Metropolitan College of NewYork, New York, NY
2006 Pierro Gallery at South Orange; South Orange, NJ
2002 The Empty Mirror, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
2001 Breasts in Hiding, Get Real Art Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Rolling, Rolling, Rolling; 1999/2000 Thompson Park Art Exhibition Series, Lincroft, NJ
1999 Taking Up Space, Biagio’s Art Space, New York, NY
1998 Honorable Mention – 19th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition, juried by Holly Solomon
1998 Honorable Mention – Annual Norwich Council Gallery Small Works Juried Exhibition, juried by LaurieSloan
1998 MCAC Award – 19th Monmouth County Arts Council Annual Juried Show ’98, juried by Cicely Cottingham
1998 Juror’s Award of Merit – Wright State University, Drawing From Perception II, juried by Rackstraw Downes