The Greenwich Art Society proudly presents “The Art of Carol Dixon”, an exhibition comprised of paintings and mixed media collages from the artist’s personal collection. From June 15 to October 2, 2020 at the Garden Café at Greenwich Hospital. On view weekdays 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Located at 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT
Carol Dixon was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where she lived until 1972 when she moved to Old Greenwich, CT. She is a graduate of Vassar College, from which she received her B.A. Phi Beta Kappa. A major interest there were her courses in Art History. She received an M.A. in history from Columbia University. As a young girl., she took Saturday art courses at Pratt Institute, and during her high school and graduate study years, she took courses in painting at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Reuben Tam was her most influential teacher there.
Upon moving to Greenwich, she took a Critique Course at the Greenwich Art Society taught by Leo Manso. She has been drawing, painting, making collages,photographing, and embroidering since childhood. It was her Russia-Born grandmother who taught her to embroider and her grandfather who gave her fabric scraps from his tailor shop to use in collages. She taught courses in AP Art History and Architecture at Greenwich Academy from 1976-2005, where she chaired the Visual Arts Department and the History Department. Since 2005, she has been teaching the Collage Mixed Media Course at the Greenwich Art Society Studio School and co-teaching the Critique and Collaboration Course there with Anna Patalano. She also has been teaching a Drawing Course through Stamford’s adult Education Program. Past President and currently Board member of the Greenwich Art Society, she is also on the Board of the Art Society of Old Greenwich. She is an active member of the Stamford Art Association, a Lifetime Member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists where she served as an artist member on its Board of Trustees, the National Association of Women Artists where she served on its Operating Board, and the Connecticut Women Artists. She also is a member of the Exhibition and Education Committees of the Greenwich Historical Society and served on the Bruce Museum’s Education Committee.
She has had over forty solo exhibitions, and recently had one-artist shows at the Byram Shubert Library, Nathaniel Witherell Gallery, People’s Bank in Old Greenwich, and the Medical Building at 49 Lake Avenue in Greenwich. Her work was featured at Richard’s in Greenwich during the last Art to the Avenue event sponsored by the Greenwich Arts Council.Her works appear in galleries, museums, corporate headquarters and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She is the recipient of numerous local, regional, and national awards. Most recently she gained the Dowling Purchase Award at the 2019 Art Society of Old Greenwich Sidewalk Show; the Jerry’s Artarama Award at the Greenwich Art Society’s Summer 2019 Juried Show; a top award at the Greenwich Art Society’s 101st Juried Exhibition from the juror Randall R. Griffey, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the Joyce and Bob Jones Award at the 37th Annual Juried Faber Birren National Color Award Show.
In discussing her art work, Carol says "I create art because I love to do it, even when struggles are involved. I have been creating art since I was a child, and I like to think that the child in me still appears in the work I do, along with more mature "soul", feeling, intelligence, and often wit, expressed in large part through color, texture, shape, and composition. For me, art needs to convey a personal, original point of view, along with its strong visual elements and well-executed techniques. The pieces I create attempt to capture the essence of my reaction to the world around me. My inspiration comes from my own experiences and emotions, nature, varied cultures, historical eras, and art over the ages -- ranging from Ming Dynasty squares to paintings by Klimt, Kandinsky, and Krasner and collages by Schwitters. My most distinctive works are my small-scaled embroidered collages, which often incorporate contemporary papers, original photos, and found objects into traditional stitchery.
All works can be purchased by contacting the Greenwich Art Society at 203-629-1533 between 9:30 am and 12:30 PM Monday through Friday.