2014 Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition

Palitz Gallery

April 14 – May 21 , 2015


Carol Es is a self-taught visionary artist, writer, and musician who was born and raised in Los Angeles County. Her artistic nature was formed early, drawing cartoons beneath tables in bowling alleys. She attended school infrequently, instead working as a pattern cutter in the apparel industry with her family. Her art is fueled by childhood, personal narratives, Judaism, and creating a spiritual resolve. Through an amalgamation of oil paint, paper garment patterns, and embroidery thread, candid experiences are laid bare and forged directly into the work – interweaving a mysterious and primitive, yet childlike flavor.

Carol’s works are featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Getty Museum, Brooklyn Museum, UCLA Special Collections, the Jaffe Collection, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and Zimmer Children’s Museum. She is also a two-time recipient of the ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation and was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in 2010.