Using paint, watercolor, ink, and pencil, I transform history into abstraction. This non-allegorical way of representing history that I call 'historical abstraction', allows the viewer to approach the subject focused on their own intuitive, and personal reaction. For each series, I extensively research a place, a time period, an event, and develop a visual language of repetitive motives, patterns, and colors specific to the subject. As I proceed, the language melds into a mix of facts and imagination. Each series, while strongly abstract in character, is informed by the original research, and the unique way I process the information.
Carole d’Inverno is a self-taught artist. She was born in 1956 and grew up in Italy and Belgium. She moved to the United States in 1979 and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
d’Inverno has had numerous solo and group shows in the United States and is the recipient of many awards and honors including upcoming. Solo shows include "Ohio and Massillon," at the Massillon Museum of Art and History, Massillon, Ohio; "The Art of Ivy Side, National Competition Winner," PENN State Altoona, PA; "Appalachia: an Abstraction" at the Western Carolina University Art Center; "A Way of Saying," at SUNY Rochester Monroe College, Rochester, NY. d'Inverno received Fellowships and Residencies at the Art and History Museums, Maitland, Florida, the Studios at Key West, La Playa, Summer Lake (OR,) Willapa Bay AIR, Willapa (WA), the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson (VT), the BAU Institute, Otranto (Italy), Starry Night, Truth or Consequences (NM), and the Wassard Elia Center, Ascea (Italy).
Her work is in the public collections of the Microsoft Art Collection, Kirkland, WA; Group Health Headquarters, Seattle; Swedish Hospital, Seattle; Seattle University, Seattle; The Maitland Art and History Museum and in private collections across the US and Europe.