Carol Paik

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

I've been a number of different things in my life, including litigator, stay-at-home mom, essayist, playwright, editor, and hand model (once). I'm happy to say I believe I've found my true calling as an artist, currently working mostly with repurposed textiles. After years of buying expensive and often toxic materials for my artwork, my goal now is to create art exclusively out of the unappreciated, overlooked, landfill-destined stuff I find around me, of which there is certainly no shortage.

I try to bring together disparate elements in new ways. I like to avoid labels and rigid categories, in my art as well as in my life.


Educational Background

BA, Harvard; JD and MFA in Creative Writing, Columbia. Also studied at the 92nd Street Y, the Textile Arts Center, the New York School of the Arts, and the Center for Book Arts. 


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