NADC Featured Artist of the Month

Carol Es


Carol Es - Unexpected
Carol Es - Drumlab
Carol Es - Roundhouse
Carol Es - Skyhouse

Carol Es was born in 1968 in Santa Monica, California. She began life as  an artist at age 6, drawing cartoons underneath tables in bowling alleys. A shy recluse, Carol has come to express herself wholly in her art after surviving a traumatic childhood experience and trying to overcome her physical disabilities. Working  mostly in oil and collage as a self-educated painter, many of her works include strong personal messages and are part of an on-going therapy. 

The NADC recently nominated Carol for the Wynn Newhouse award which provides grants to artists of excellence who happen to have disabilities.  Nominees and winners are selected by a committee composed of persons respected in the arts and disabilities communities. For more information http://www.wnewhouseawards.com/caroles.html

In addition Carol has been funded by the NADC’s Arts and Accessibility Technical Assistance Grant program in 2014 to create a new body of paintings for her first solo exhibition in 5 years in 2011 to attend am artist residence. For more information go to http://www.semel.ucla.edu/nadc/grants 

Carol's works are featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Getty Museum, Brooklyn Museum, UCLA Special Collections, the Jaffe Collection, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and Zimmer Children's Museum. She is also a two-time recipient of the ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation and was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in 2010. 


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Carol Es is a native Los Angeles artist, writer and musician. She began life as a visual artist at age 6, drawing cartoons underneath tables in bowling alleys. A shy recluse, Carol has come to express herself wholly in her art after surviving a traumatic childhood while trying to overcome both physical and mental disabilities. 

Working mostly in oil and collage as a self-educated painter, many of her works include strong personal messages and are part of an on-going therapy. A dark, yet childlike humor interweaves throughout her paintings, drawings, installations, soft sculptures and books - forming accessible, narrative works of art that often address her childhood and personal surroundings.

Carol's works are featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Getty Museum, Brooklyn Museum, UCLA Special Collections, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and Zimmer Children's Museum. She is also a two-time recipient of the ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation, received three Technical Assistance Grants from the National Arts and Disability Center, a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, and recently won an award from the Wynn Newhouse Foundation. 


Visual Arts

Physical and Mental Disability