Carole P. Kunstadt received her BFA, magna cum laude, from 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. Kunstadt's works reference the material of books, deconstructing paper and text, and using it in metaphorical ways. Her devotion to books is inspired by the ability of the written word to take the reader to other places through stories, poems, and prayers. Kunstadt's process reveals how language can become visual through re-interpretation.
The Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY featured Kunstadt's complete Old Testament Series in the exhibition As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts. Representative works from the Old Testament Series are included in Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School. Concurrent in West Hartford, CT, in partnership, the Clare Gallery and the Charter Oak Cultural Center presents Between The Lines: Works by Carole P. Kunstadt - two consecutive exhibitions from September through December, 2014, providing a survey of the artist's past and current work.
Numerous group exhibtions throughout the United States which have also showcased her work are notably, Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY; The Book: A Contemporary View, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; Mangnitude SEVEN and Textuality, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH, and in Canada, The Art of the Book 2013, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, Calgary, Alberta.
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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