Carla Lobmier received BFA degrees (Painting, Art History) from Eastern Illinois University and her MFA (Painting & Drawing) from the University of Illinois. In 1999, she was awarded an APEX Studio Program residency, NYC, and moved to NYC where she has remained. She has lived and worked in Jackson Heights since 2000.
Her paintings, drawings and collages have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are in the permanent collections of Tarble Arts Center, William Rainey Harper College, Sheldon Swope Museum, Lund & Company Inventions and Whirlpool Corporation. Solo watercolor exhibitions include Love Letter (to Light), Memphis, TN, Dirt, rock and far views, Langston Hughes Cultural Center, NYC and Not so fast, Resobox Gallery, NYC. Site-speciﬁc watercolor installations titled Scrolling Conﬂuence and Supernova for two locations at the Mid-Manhattan Library, NYC, were exhibited January-May 2016. Lobmier’s Queens Art Intervention collected text informed the art piece that she made for the Queens Museum group exhibition of the work of the 2017 QAI artists. Grace In Dwelling, the book, was published by Ragged Sky Press on the occasion of the Queens Museum exhibition and includes detailed images of the painting of this same title, as well as text and photographs of interviewed participants from the QAI intervention.
Shaping the Container, an art and movement workshop inviting participants to engage with Lobmier’s art piece, Next Thing I Know: Shaping the Container, included a collaborator-guided moving response. Shaping the Container was supported by a Queens Council for the Arts 2018 New Works Grant.
UnNatural Zoom: Everything Now, a site-speciﬁc watercolor installation, was made possible through a 2021 City Artist Grant, NYC.
Unlikely Stories commentary by Janina Darling
Unlikely Stories commentary by Leonard Lehrer
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photo courtesy of Joe Calcagno