The subject matter of my paintings truly is the language of paint, but, composition, gesture, structure and the relationship of 'painter and painting' also comes into the picture. While maintaining a sense of immediacy,
the building of a painting is a challenging task.
There are many versions of the piece that I arrive at layered under the resting surface.The journey of a shape, colour or brush mark seems to be an endless one, moving around the surface until
finding a place to finally rest. When it does, I feel a sense of being released from the painting and know that is the moment when I cannot give anything more and move on to the next piece.
In this way, I work with the idea that each painting is a
continuum from one to the next and is not ever really finished but content in the moment. Painting as a language has a strong force and I continuously look to the voice of Abstract Expressionism. It's where I find the greatest sense of freedom in mark
making. I hope that in my painterly explorations I am not simply recycling, but creating work with its own vocabulary.
Born UK 1965. Emigrated from England to Canada 1979. Working in Canada.|
Originally from England, Carolyn studied painting at Emily Carr Institute (under Landon Mackenzie) and The Art Students League of NYC (under Catherine Redmond). In 2000, she graduated from ECI recognized as a “...boundary buster...” by Vancouver Sun, Arts writer, Michael Scott. Along with continued in depth exploration into abstract painting, the following years have produced collaborations with Etienne Zack and Randy Lee Cutler. Carolyn is also known as the animator and film score composer for award winning experimental films and documentaries by Nina Rota. Screened in 34 countries worldwide, ‘Terminator Seed’ has won worldwide acclaim and ‘Luscious’, shown on Channel 4 in the UK, has received nods from film festival critics. While having a continuous interest in the relationship between sound and image, Carolyn has maintained a strong foundation and presence in painting, exhibiting in NYC, Los Angeles and Vancouver. In 2010, she was in residence in Lakehill, New York, with longtime mentor Henrietta Mantooth. ‘Groupings’ is her third exhibition at the Elliott Louis Gallery. |
Carolyn lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
2000 Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, BFA|
1998 Otis College of Art and Design
1996 The Art Students League
2011 CAROLYN STOCKBRIDGE Grounds For Life. Exhibition catalogue|
2010 VIDEO It's All About Art Ted Lederer interviews Carolyn Stockbridge
2009 Art For Life. Catalogue Hemlock Press
2008 Art For Life. Catalogue Hemlock Press
2001 The Georgia Straight - Chris Brayshaw, - 'New Art Stars on the Rise'. August
2001 Evolution 80 Years of the Emily Carr Institute Alumni. Catalogue
2000 The Vancouver Sun - Michael Scott, - 'Art in Vancouver' July
2000 The Vancouver Sun - Michael Scott, ,- Outside The Box :LOOKING AT THE CLASS OF 2000' May
2000 The Vancouver Sun - Michael Scott, , 'Art grads pollinate Gastown'
2000 The Westender, What is art? Next question, please ?
2000 CBC Radio Canada National (Francais).X-Pollination Interview with Etienne Zack.
1999 Influx - Sean Clancy, 'OBJECT' November
1998 zoe meets carolyn : inspiredoutsiders by Zoe Pawlak
1998 Carolyn Stockbridge: The humble rock star [interview] - impression/expression by Zoe Pawlak
1998 Art For Life Catalogue . Hemlock Press
1998 Drawing Room. Catalogue A Drawn Festival publication
1998 A Great Pleasure: Carolyn Stockbridge Artsy!Dartsy! by Zoe Pawlak
1998 Unite With Art UNICEF Catalogue
1998 The Georgia Straight - Chris Brayshaw, - 'New Art Stars on the Rise'. August
1998 The Vancouver Sun - Michael Scott, ,- Outside The Box :LOOKING AT THE CLASS OF 2000' May
1998 The Vancouver Sun - Michael Scott, '- Art grads pollinate Gastown'
1998 The Westender, What is art? Next question, please ?
1998 CBC Radio Canada National (Francais).X-Pollination Interview with Etienne Zack.
1998 ECIAD Graduation catalogue
2000 The Opus Painting Award|
2000 The Canada Millennium Scholarship
1999 BC Arts Council Grant
1998 ECIAD Bursary Award
1998 ECIAD Scholarship
1998 The Takao Tanabe Scholarship
|Visiting Artist Lectures|
1999 The Art Students League; Catherine Redmond painting class. NYC.|
2011 Grounds for Interpretation, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver. Solo |
2010 Winter, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2010 Figure and Ground, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver. Two person
2010 The Drawing Room, National Juried Show, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver
2010 Never Think Small - Redux!, Climate/Gallery, NYC
2010 Winter, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2009 Never Think Small, Climate Gallery, NYC
2009 Pencil On Paper, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2008 Freewaves' 11th Festival of New Media Arts, Hollywood, USA.
2008 Luscous FIAE at 2008 MAMRio. Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2006 Hacking the Timeline/EZTV, Digitantism and the LA Digital Arts Movement, Santa Monica, CA
2006 Luscious. Exhibition of Digital Art in Print, Video and Installation, Animation and Filmscore.
Directed by Nina Rota. USA.
2005 Selected Paintings, EllArtExchange, Winncastle Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2005 EllArtExchange Group Show, SULKIN SECANT Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2004 New Paintings, Gallery 6612 A, Los Angeles, CA. Solo
2003 On the Verge, DCA Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2001 saltysatedradiant Soundscape. Directed by Randy Lee Cutler. 'Signal&Noise'. Video Inn Vancouver.
2000 Terminator Seed.The Art Students League annual exhibition. Filmscore. Directed by Nina Rota. NYC
2000 Curious Hybrids, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
2000 INCONSPICUOUS, Dynamo Gallery, 'INCONSPICUOUS' Installation. Vancouver.
2000 X-POLLiNATION Surveil Part I Collaboration with Etienne Zack. Palace Sessions,Vancouver
2000 ECI Graduate Show, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
2000 OBJECT ECIAD Concourse Gallery, Vancouver
2000 Domestic Inquisitions.ECIAD Concourse Gallery, Vancouver
2000 A Day in the Life A Different Lite Book store. NYC
2000 Flying Teapots. Dream Designs. Vancouver. Solo
2000 Fuzzy Lamps and MotorCycle Girls. r-studio gallery. Vancouver
1999 NYU Anniversary Juried Show, NYU East Galleries, NYC
1999 Good Show-New Work by Ten British Artists, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver.
1999 ECIAD Concourse Gallery, Painting and sculpture. Vancouver.
1999 ECIAD Concourse Gallery, 'OBJECT' Painting. Vancouver.
1999 ECIAD Concourse Gallery, 'Domestic Inquisitions'. Painting. Vancouver.
1997 The Atlantic Gallery Annual Winter Exhibition. Painting. NYC
1996 The Atlantic Gallery Annual Winter Exhibition. Painting. NYC
1996 Sculpture, A Different Life Book store. NYC
1995 The Atlantic Gallery Annual Winter Exhibition. NYC1995 r-studio gallery, Vancouver
2007 Spineless. 6m, animation. Nina Rota director. USA|
2006 Luscious. 5m, Experimental animation. Nina Rota director. USA
2002 Does Anyone Die of AIDS Anymore? 29m, documentary. Louise Hogarth director. Dream out Loud
2000 Terminator Seed. 6m. documentary. Nina Rota director. Sorella Productions. Worldwide
distribution.Otitis Media. 2m10s. experimental animation. Nina Rota director. USA.
1999 Who Needs Hollywood! The Story of Video Pioneer John Dorr & EZTV. 29m. documentary. Nina Rota
director. Sorella Productions. USA.