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Master of Fine Arts

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts

University of Toronto

Carolyn Prue

Born in Toronto, Canada

Lives in Philadelphia, PA, USA

My home is the vantage point from which I view the world, and my paintings spring from moments in my domestic environment. I think about the tenuous hold we have on home and its ever-changing parameters. Using the language of abstraction, I re-imagine home life and reposition impermanence as a natural state of existence.

Yet this ephemeral nature of life does not always make for a dark and dangerous world and can instead, at times, add joy and inspiration to our lives. To capture life’s capricious nature, I inject a sense of whimsy to my work, while at the same time allowing for the appearance of the unexpected. 


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