It’s Sunday and time for Sunday Spotlight. Each Sunday we will spotlight a published contributor from our list. The idea is to reintroduce these wonderful and talented writers/authors to our audience, especially new followers that may not have noticed their writings here on the site, and to give them a boost in exposure.
Carol Es is well known in the artisan circles of L.A. Her contributions here at Two Drops of Ink have been a delight, and our readers love her work. Carol is in the process of publishing her memoir, and we’d like to direct you to her website about her upcoming book and the writing journey she’s been on. Let’s do what we do best here at Two Drops, let’s visit and share her blog about this adventure: shrapnelinthesanfernandovalley.com
Carol Es is a self-taught visual artist, writer, and musician who was born and raised in Los Angeles. Known for creating narrative paintings and Artists’ books, she has used past experience as the fuel for her subject matter, transforming a broken history into a positive and spiritual resolve. Candid experiences are laid bare and forged directly into her paintings, video installations, writings, and handmade books.
Carol’s works are featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Getty Research Library, Brooklyn Museum, UCLA Library Special Collections, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and Zimmer Children’s Museum. She is also a two-time recipient of the ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation, awarded a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in 2010, and the Wynn Newhouse Award in 2015. She was recently nominated for a 2017 Fellows of Contemporary Art Award.
As for publications, Carol has been published by small presses such as Bottle of Smoke Press, NY; Pig Ear Press in the UK, Chance Press, Berkeley, CA, MWE Press, NC, and Islands Fold in British Columbia. She has also written feature articles for Coagula Art Journal, Whitehot Magazine, Art Thought Journal, Art Collector Magazine and the Huffington Post. She is currently finishing up a memoir about growing up on the streets of Los Angeles entitled, Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley.
Carol Es is represented by Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, CA and her Artists’ books can be purchased through Vamp & Tramp, Birmingham, AL.
Carol’s Blog/website: http://esart.com/blog/
Full CV available upon request.
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Centre Pompidou, Bibliotheque Kandinsky, Paris, France
Cowles Memorial Library, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
J. Paul Getty Trust, Research Institute Library, Los Angeles, CA
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Otis College of Art & Design Library, Artists’ Books Collection, Los Angeles, CA
UC Irvine Library Special Collections, Irvine, CA
UCLA Library, Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA
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