CV / Bio

Kathline Carr CV


Artist statement

I must be making my own universe/out of discards. 

                                                              from Alice Notley’s poem, Waveland (Back in Chicago)

My process of making is one of construction and reiteration: I render abstractions of real and imagined space, while imposing diagrammic marks through those planes. My work seeks to fuse mappings of external spaces with interior imaginings and associations. I utilize materials that are meaningful to me, often employing fabrics, collage, or found objects to hone in on a particular locale or experience. The landscape interests me as a point of entry to explore isolated forms, light, and implications of human interference.

I am interested in organic form, the literary, process-driven failure, visual poetics, form in general, insouciance, dereliction, unsettling roadside stories, visual information, light filtering through trees, reiteration, elegance, memory, the realm of semblance, maps, light in general, contradiction, and deep rich black.




Kathline Carr, writer and visual artist, is the author of Miraculum Monstrum, forthcoming from Red Hen Press and winner of the 2015 Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize. Carr’s writing and art have appeared in Alexandria Quarterly, Calyx, Connecticut Review, Hawaii Review, Earth's Daughters and elsewhere; she has exhibited in the Berkshires, New York City, Boston, Toronto, and at artSTRAND Gallery in Provincetown. Carr received her BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, VT and holds an MFA in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She lives in North Adams, Massachusetts with her husband and sometimes-collaborator, figurative painter Jim Peters, and her youngest daughter Mercedes.