A deep interest in American History is at the core of all my work. As an artist I strive to transform and codify historical information into a visual abstract language.
To prepare for a new series, I extensively research a place, a time period, an event. From the information gathered, I then develop a visual coded language with repetitive motives, patterns and colors specific to the subject I am working on. As I proceed, the language morphs into a unique melding of imagination and facts. Each piece produced is free of direct reference but underpinned by the original information.
History is of course made of Science, Politics, Art, etc., and this richness allows me to investigate and explore far and wide. As a result each series is unique and as much about the details as the sweeping historical facts.
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 Residencies at the Art and History Museums, Maitland, Florida, and The Studios at Key West. 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 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; and in private collections across the US and Europe.
Carole d'Inverno is married to musician/composer Bill Frisell and they have a daughter, photographer and videographer Monica Jane Frisell.