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Dance 20To make art that is both personal and artistically relevant, I consider my semi- abstract approach a search for the visual logic to living in the world. The imagery presented here is filtered through observations, thoughts and memories from the landscape of my inner life.

I am fascinated with cultural boundaries and the impact of iconic markers –disruption in the natural world, the built environment-- ingenuity in the designed world --the pleasure of decoration. I am amused by puns, ironies and mixed messages plus the shifting meanings of components out of context. I look for affinities that unite the seemingly unrelated through a vocabulary of reusable shapes – heavily working through volume and void, inside and outside, positive and negative, original and imprint.

The pieces presented here show construction and deconstruction as significant to each piece—evidence of the artist's hand assertively applied. By cutting, tearing and layering, I puzzle through a process of subtraction – building by removing, deleting my way to clarity. The resulting images are densely built with multiple technique combinations --painted areas layered over drawing, layered over with multiple hand printed images, (blocks of carved wood, lino and rubber) –resulting in deep marks, thick geometry and hard edges worked against a flow of delicate drawing, the fog of past images – memory of abandoned thoughts. Overlapping transparency connects layers; top becomes bottom, patterns advance and recede. In each piece –I work toward this constant exchange, searching for the rational thread and key to an internal logic. Outwardly, I am oriented toward timely artistic issues while living my own aesthetic sensibility.

Selected Professional Exhibitions

2017 Residence of the U.S. Ambassador, Art in Embassies exhibition, U.S Department of State, January 2017 – 2020, Bratislava, Slovakia
2017 INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices, Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD February 11 – March 11, 2017
2017 2016 Year In Review, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC, January 13 – February 4, 2017
2016 Carol Reed: paper arches, The Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC, November 4 -26, 2016
2016 Carol Reed—Work on Paper, The Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC, November, 2016
2016 Carol Reed: not just black or white, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington DC, February 23 - March 23, 2016
2015 Carol Reed: Original and Imprint, Hill Center, October 29, 2015 - Jan 4, 2016
2015 "Don't Fence Me In" Athenaeum, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, September 13 - October 25, 2015
2013 Hill Center Juried Invitational, Washington, DC, June 2013, June 2014, June 2015
2013 Carol Reed: Work on Paper, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville Civic Center Park, Rockville Maryland, April 7 - 30, 2013
2012 Carol Reed: Puzzles and Locks, Hinges and Knots, The Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC, November 1 -30, 2012
2012 Call Collect Invitational, Hamiltonian Artists, Washington, DC, November 2012
2011 Carol Reed, 2011: Work on Paper, Athenaeum, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, October 20 - December 4, 2011
2011 Drawn to Washington 2, Washington Print Club, VisArts Kaplan Gallery, Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts, Rockville, MD September 26 - October 23, 2011
2010 MICA Takes Flight, Selected Works from Alumni, Regan National Airport, Gallery Walk, Terminal A, Washington DC, November 2010 - February 2011
2008 Carol Reed: India 2007 -- Work on Paper, Solo Exhibition, The American Center, Cultural Center for the American Embassy, New Delhi, India, December, 2007 - January 2008
2000 Residence of the American Ambassador to Brunei, Art in Embassies Program, US Department of State, September, 2000 - 2003
1999 - 06 The World Bank Staff Artist Exhibition, Washington, DC, September 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
1999 Ten by Ten, Group Exhibition, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington DC, January 1999
1996 Artists at Work, International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, June 19- August 11, 1996
1995 Carol Reed, Charcoal Drawings from India, Society of Woman Geographers, International Headquarters, Washington, DC, September-December, 1995
1994 Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, June 1994
1994 Carol Reed: Invitational Exhibition, School 33 Art Center, Mayor's Advisory Council on Art and Culture, Baltimore, MD, January 1994
1991 Carol Reed: A Selection of New Work on Paper, Solo Exhibition, Fota Gallery, Alexandria, VA, February, 1991, December, 1993
1992 Three Caravels, United States Pavilion, 1992 Universal Exposition--World's Fair, Seville, Spain
1990 Explorations - New Talent, G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD, July 1990
1990 Marks of Vision Traveling Drawing Exhibition, Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Harmony Hall Regional Art Center, University of Maryland, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Martin Luther King Library, December 1990 - March 1991
1990 WPA Invitational Auction, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, May 1990
1989 Carol Reed: Metroart Windows, First American Bank at 1100 Connecticut Avenue, Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington DC August 1989
1988 Baltimore Collects: Twentieth-Century Illustrated Books from a Private Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD 1988
1988 Private Evolutions: Public Paperworks, ARTSCAPE, 1988, Baltimore, MD
1987 Artist's Books USA, American Centers, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta, India, 1987
1986 Artists Books Invitational, Southeastern Center for Contempory Art, Winston-Salem, NC, June1986
1986 Members Invitational Exhibition, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY 1986
1986 One Foot Square, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY 1986
1986 Book Arts II -- Invitational, Hand in Hand Gallery, New York, NY 1986
1985 Carol Reed: Work on Paper, Solo Exhibition, The Gallery, Catonsville Community College, Catonsville, MD 1985
1985 Book Rate -- Invitational, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, 1985
1985 Many Voices/Many Visions, Woman's Caucus for Art, National invitational Exhibition, Glendale, CA 1985
1984 The First Decade, Center for Book Arts, New York Public Library, New York, NY 1984
1984 Art as Book as Art, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, May - June, 1984
1983 Maryland Biennial, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1983
1984 Contemporary Printmaking in Maryland, City Hall Rotunda, Baltimore, MD 1984
1984-85 Maryland Annual, Maryland State Capital Complex, Annapolis, MD 1983, 1984
1983 Maryland Artist Exhibition, Towson State University, Towson, MD 1983
1980 Pittsburgh Print Group Annual Invitational Exhibition, District Court House, Pittsburgh, PA 1980
1975 Carol Reed, Solo Exhibition, Gardner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 1975
1973 Carol Reed, Solo Exhibition, Lefebvre Gallery, Edmonton, Canada 1973
1974-76 Collector's Choice Invitational, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada 1974, 1975, 1976
1974 Invitational 1974, Provincial Museum and Archives, Edmonton, Canada, 1974

Selected Corporate, Public & Private Collections

American Center, New Delhi, India
Alberta Arts Foundation, Edmonton, Canada
Allarco Building, Edmonton, Canada
Bozzuto Group - Spinnaker Bay, Baltimore, MD
Embassies of the United States, Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Bujumbura
Fulbright House, New Delhi, India
Guardian Building, Edmonton, Canada
Law Courts, Edmonton, Canada
Hecht-Levi Foundation, Baltimore, MD
HEALTHSOUTH, National Headquarters, Birmingham, Al
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Noxell Corporation, Baltimore, MD
Petroleum Plaza Building, Edmonton, Canada
Rolibooks Publishing House, New Delhi India
Royal Bank/Edmonton Properties, Edmonton, Canada
Rosenwald Collection of Illustrated Books, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Sibley Hospital, Washington, DC
United States Information Agency, Department of State, Washington, DC
The World Bank, Washington, DC

Grants & Distinctions

Fulbright Scholar, Senior Research Fellowship to India in visual arts and museum studies, January, 2007- February 2008

Spot Award for Performance Excellence, Europe and Central Asia Region, The World Bank, September 2001, March 2002

Juror's First Prize, Marks of Vision--Drawing Exhibition, Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, 1990

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Grant, Washington, D.C, 1988

Smithsonian Institution, Travel/Research, Travel grant to India, 1987

Maryland State Arts Council, Works in Progress Grant, 1984

Juror's First Prize, Alcoa Award for Printmaking, Pittsburgh Print Group, 1980

Omicron Nu and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies


Master of Fine Arts,
Mount Royal Graduate School

Bachelor of Fine Arts,
studio/painting, printmaking
College of Art and Design

Master of Science,
housing, planning, interior design,
Emphasis on textile design, visual communication and presentation

Bachelor of Science,
art education, with emphasis on studio painting,

Faculty Positions


Department of Information Technology, Communication and Design, 2004 - 2007

Department of Education, Adjunct Faculty, 1982 - 1984

Maryland Department of Education, Gifted and Talented summer program
Fine Arts Faculty, 1980 - 1982

Adjunct Faculty, summer 1982 - 1983

Assistant Professor, Design
1971 - 1979

Additional Professional Experience

Senior Exhibition /Visual Communications Specialist
May 2001 - November 2006, February 2008 - present

Europe and Central Asia Vice- Presidency (ECA VP)

  • Visual Communications Specialist -March 2012 - April 2013 Developed concept, Design and produced multi-page publications for Knowledge and Learning programs and Fee-Based services program or ECA VP
  • Exhibition consultant-- IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN EURPOE AND CENTRAL ASIA April 2008, February 2009, June 2010; multi- panel exhibition (installed in each of 12 regional country offices) focusing on the most outstanding development projects from the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank.
  • Exhibition consultant-- ECA VP, Smithsonian Institution,(Office of Folklife) and the Central Asian Craft Support Assn.-- exhibition and outreach project entitled: CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND DEVELOPMENT: ALONG THE SILK ROAD. designed to link the operational concept of community driven development and to support three Central Asian indigenous craft workers through a visit to Washington DC, to exhibit, display and market works of fine craft (unique to the 5 countries of Central Asia), plus participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall

Curator -- Poverty Reduction and Equity (PREM) The World Bank-- for 22-panel traveling photography exhibition designed to launch, over 6 months, the publication of 4- volume book series "MOVING OUT OF POVERTY: SUCCESS FORM THE BOTTOM UP," a comprehensive study about poverty, vulnerability and mobility, April - July 2009.

Exhibition specialist-- Urban Infrastructure, Rural Environment, Natural Resource Management, Social Development ECAVP, The World Bank -- for following World Bank traveling photo exhibitions: THE TEST OF CIVILIZATION IS THE POWER TO DRAW THE MOST BENEFIT FROM CITIES; FROM FACILITATING THE TRANSITION TO IMPROVING THE LIVLIHOOD OF COMMUNITIES; THE FACES OF INCLUSION, March 1998 -- May 2001

Exhibition specialist-- Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank, multi-panel exhibition --INDIGENOUS ART IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: CREATIVE POWER IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, January - April 1999

Project Manager—-Office of the Vice President for Special Programs, Cultural Heritage Anchor, The World Bank, for 36 panel traveling exhibition and 88 page catalog: CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT AT THE MILLENNIUM; May- September 1998

THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington, DC, The Smithsonian Associates

  • Program Coordinator-- International Museum Education and Study Tours July 1985 - April 1998
  • Project Manager--The Smithsonian Associates, Commissioned Art Project-Expanded corporate collection of commissioned graphics chosen to reflect the ideals of the Smithsonian Institution membership,1994 - 1998, Washington, DC

Special Consultant to the Director-
Discovery Tours
(International Museum Education Programs),
New York, New York, January 2000 - 2004

Senior Cultural Heritage Specialist/Exhibition Specialist—

Research and concept development for OAS archive photo exhibition,
Office of Cultural Affairs, Washington DC,
August 1999-June 2000

Director of Membership,

Washington DC, May-November 2000

Commissioner, Visual Arts,
Alexandria City Council Appointment, City of Alexandria, Virginia, Visual arts advisor for annual grant review, selection and award process; Member of task team to prepare the City of Alexandria Cultural Assessment and five-year Strategic Cultural Plan; Team leader for comprehensive revision of the Commission's Annual Report, April 1990 - April 1995