Carole P. Kunstadt received her BFA, magna cum laude, from the Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut, with a concentration in two-dimensional studies, and continued with postgraduate studies at the Akademie der Bildenen Künste in Munich, Germany. Her interest in tapestry design and weaving led to an assistantship in the tapestry studio of Helena Hernmarck. She co-founded Kennedy/Kunstadt Tapestries in 1981.
Recently exhibiting in the 1st International Santorini Biennale of Arts, Greece, the artist has also participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the United States. Her work was featured in SLASH: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY and The Book: A Contemporary View, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE. Recent solo exhibitons, Carole P. Kunstadt - Sacred Poems, at the Interchurch Center, New York, NY, as well as Carole P. Kunstadt - The Poetics of Collage, at the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, were well received.
The Art of the Book 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada will include a sculpture from the Sacred Poem Series. The Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY will be featuring Kunstadt's recently expanded Old Testament Series in the upcoming exhibition As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts.
The PBS/OFF BOOK Book Arts mini-documentary in the series on progressive arts, features Kunstadt in the segment, Transforming the Sacred.
Her work is in the Book Arts Collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; The Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; the Montclair State University Collection, Montclair, NJ and the Curt Teich Postcard Archives, Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda, IL.
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