Carol Es

http://esart.com

Carol Es was funded by the Arts and Accessibility Technical Assistance grant. For more information click here.

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.

Carol's verbal descriptions: "I am a Los Angeles based self-taught artist primarily using personal narrative as my subject matter. I am also a musician and a writer, and work in a wide scope of media, including oil painting, collage, watercolor, textiles, video, and handmade Artist’s books. My work is featured in many collections, such as the Getty Museum, Brooklyn Museum, UCLA Special Collections and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. I’ve also shown in a number of galleries all over the US, as well as my own shows at Riverside Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, and Lancaster Museum of Art and History. I am a two-time recipient of the ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation, a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship and the Wynn Newhouse Award. I have also won several grants from the National Arts and Disability Center/California Arts Council. I am currently represented at Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, CA."

Artistic Discipline: 
Visual Arts
Disability type: 
Physical and Mental Disability
Address: 
Los Angeles, CA 90032