Femininity, fertility, and mortality are the central psychological narrative in my work. My goal is to express private strife I am experiencing with a quiet subtlety. In my paintings, I focus on using the color temperatures in flesh and the tints around the figures to create a vast calming space the viewer can enter into. By using the nude figure I remove social status or political positions and enable the viewer to draw connections between the body and natural objects. Through photography and lithography, I further investigate the birth, life, and death of the female form.
My name is Carrie Dhillon. Born and raised in New Jersey, I spent the majority of my teens and 20's as a working musician in a band called Shamra and Virgo Loves Cancer touring the tri-state area. I attended Ducret School of Art and Design in Plainfield, NJ and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, before receiving my BFA in Painting and Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. I hold a Masters of Art Education from Boston University.
I currently live in Richmond, California, and work at California College of the Arts. I am an interdisciplinary artist that works mainly in oil paint and graphite.