My primary inspiration comes from America’s crumbling post-industrial landscape. I find these settings particularly animated and filled with the presence of our past. This fascination can be traced back to my experience with the super-industrialized environment of the east coast and Midwest of the United States. These buildings appeared to me as not simply, rigid, lifeless structures, but constructions that are brought to life by randomly flowing sculptural elements and layers of wear. Reflecting my profound ambivalence toward the legacy of my industrialized heritage, I find this landscape patined with the residue of our ancestors. They are places of both life and death, and tragedy and triumph. With objects that inhabit the space between the documentary and metaphysical, I seek to create work that animates the essence of the spirits of the contemporary world that haunt the detritus of a culture obsessed with consumption. It is my way of making peace with the post-industrial heritage that I have inherited.
• 2000 Ph.D., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. History of Art •1994 M.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH •1985 B.A., Washington University, St. Louis, MO
• 2008 Structured Incidents, curated by Charlotta Kotik, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY •2007 Some Assembly Required, Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, OH •2007 Compass: New Directions, curated by Jill Conner, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY •2007 National Association of Women Artists 118th Annual Exhibition, Hoboken, NJ •2007 Made Out of the Ordinary, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY • 2006 Sculpture by Carol Boram-Hays, Little Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Huron, OH •2006 Without Walls ' 06, Mac's Farm and Sculpture Center, Cincinnati, OH • 2005 Unseen City, Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, OH • 2005 15 Years, Gallery Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany • 2005 Small Works, National Association of Women Artists 116th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY • 2005 Eclectic Palette, Kirsten Bowen Gallery, Columbus, OH • 2005 3DeLuxe, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA • 2004 Constructions, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY • 2002 Industriell Menagerie, Studio 972, Columbus, OH • 2001 Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, Germany • 2001 National Association of Women Artists Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ • 2000-2001 Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY • 2000 Expo XIX, B. J. Spoke Gallery, Huntingon, NY. • 1999 Cambridge Art Association National Show, Boston MA • 1998 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA • 1997 Dublin Arts Council Gallery, Dublin, OH • 1988 Roberta Kuhn Gallery, Columbus, OH • 1987/88 Whirlpool Sculpture Competition.
• 2005 Amelia Peabody Memorial Award, National Association of Women Artists 116th Annual Exhibition, NYC, NY • 2001 Greater Columbus Arts Council, Artist Residency Program in Dresden Germany • 2000 B. J. Spoke Gallery, Expo XIX • 1996 Women Artists of Ohio • 1987 Whirlpool Sculpture Competition, 3rd Prize
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