Carrie Nobles
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Artist Biography
Carrie Nobles earned her B. A. in Studio Art from North Carolina Central University in 2003. While attending NCCU, she assisted in the creation of the award winning exhibition catalog “Climbing Up the Mountain: The Modern Art of Malvin Gray Johnson”. In 2006, Carrie started her quest in art education. She completed her art education courses at High Point University and NC A&T State University. In 2011, she earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Howard University in Washington, DC.

Her work consists of figurative abstract and non objective paintings, installations and digital printmaking. When asked about her work, Carrie states, “My work confronts beauty and femininity, evoking questions about the effects of body image on the formation of identity for women and girls.” Specifically, her “D.I.V.A.” series is a celebration of the plus size woman. She describes the series as a “celebration” of the plus sized body and spirit. She says, “My work is influenced by the plus size women that have impacted my life over the years. These women were confident, bold, and beautiful. I use bold colors and various patterns to create the essence of her personality.”

Carrie’s work has been exhibited in North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, and Washington, DC. The Washington Project for the Arts selected her work to be a part of their annual Art Auction, “Select 2011”. In 2012, she was selected by artist/juror John Bankston to present her work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art for “Under the Influence: 30 Americans”.

Today, Carrie Nobles is a highly qualified art teacher. She continues to explore her concerns on issues of identity through painting, digital printmaking, and mixed media.