Rodney Carswell

1946, Carmel, CA
Lives in Sante Fe, NM

“My work has often been described as belonging to a category of ‘reductive, geometric abstraction’. In the last decade however, I have been intentionally, slowly reshaping what constitutes my working model to incorporate more surprise and imaginative play. While my work remains what some would call ‘abstract’, image and representation have become more apparent. My lithographs produced with Shark’s Ink are products of this drift.” Rodney Carswell

Carswell’s newest lithographs, Orbelus and Root, are products of this drift into a spirited and good humored abstraction.

Rodney Carswell grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He received his BFA from the University of New Mexico in 1968 and his MFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1972. Carswell has exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the United States. He has received fellowship grants from the John Solomon Guggenheim Foundation; the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; and Illinois Arts Council. His work can be found in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York; the Illinois State Art Museum and others.