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Carrie Dickason’s experimental work is influenced by observations of nature, combined with interests in the constructed environment and consumer society. She develops patterns and systems using familiar materials ranging from spray paint, tape and plastic packaging, to automotive leather and foam. This palette develops from her daily life and a variety of materials and experiences in jobs such as hand-woven carpet preservation and automotive interior work. Born in Indiana, Carrie has also lived in St. Petersburg, FL; Columbus, OH; Deer Isle, ME; Hamtramck, MI; and Johnson, VT. She is a graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she earned an MFA in Fiber, and Indiana University, Bloomington, where she completed a BFA in Textiles. She has exhibited widely across the US, in Canada, and recently in Iran. Her studio practice has taken her to numerous artist residencies, including the Corporation of Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.