Artist's Statement

I start with photography and may layer and erase drawing, painting and resins –it can be a lengthy process, creating a history with each piece--light leaking, emotional and sensorial. My thematic focus is the necessary tension of opposites—the irony, humor, sadness and beauty of it all.

The Fauna/Horse series pieces are symbols/notes of different awareness, also totem-like and a nod to the diminished siren call of the wild and its habitat. The horse series is also a nod to power combined with heightened awareness of sense.

The Relic/MemoryMap series suggest the question how iconic figures affect awareness-- traveling in India , Africa , Europe , Asia and the Middle East source this series. Beauty and its edge - fragments, textiles, scars, patterns, tiles become layers. 

The Snapshot/InsideOut series uses personal and family snapshots --addressing the emotional/psychological/physiological interplay of intimates/self/others--
 people influenced by their surrounding landscape/flora in their being or becoming.

Meaning for me is plant-like.
I take my images through generations of positive and negative before a final print because it helps me get to:
-- noting what is behind what we see
-- the influence of the unconscious on the conscious
-- considering light and dark.
Unique use of color
influences response.

My formal compositions reflect my love of Renaissance, Surrealistic and Romantic art.

I see art as proceeding from collective memory.

My work is a form of continuous prayer--
"(God) is the name by which I designate all things which cross my willful path violently and recklessly, all things which upset my subjective views, plans and intentions and change the course of my life for better or worse." C.G. Jung, Letters, vol.2, p.525

On Process

The structure of my process has its own metaphoric possibilities. The combination of steps varies with each piece (mixing media, cameras and films), but in general begins with my conventional chemical or digital photograph. I then generate a Polacolor print from the digital file, and tear off the pelicule, a positive transparency, which I paint and draw on with oil and ink and then use in place of a negative in a traditional color enlarger. I print on archival chromogenic paper then sometimes transfer the print and/or transparency onto canvas or board or Plexiglas and work further with acrylics and resins. Mine is a willful process-- I can show my hand by drawing, painting, erasing, sanding, tearing, cutting and digitally manipulating. This allows for fictional gain and generational loss, similar to what happens when experience moves from perception to memory. It reflects the psychological process of teasing meaning from mystery. Figures can take on an iconic or archetypical status, their surroundings not a specific place but a kind of atmosphere.

Augen Gallery, Portland, OR (also 1999, 2000, 2002)
Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA (also 2003, 2000)
Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art Museum Missoula, MT
Simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima, WA
G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Sun Valley Arts Center, Sun Valley, ID
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (also 1996, 1994)
Beta Press, Seattle, WA
Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
Goddard Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Ardmore, OK
Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO (also 1993)
Carolyn Krieg: A Photographic Survey, Holter Museum, Helena, MT
(traveling to Western Montana College Musuem, Dillon: Arts Chateau,
Butte; and Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell)
Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR (also 1995)
Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR
Sutton/West Gallery, Missoula, MT
Documents Northwest: Carolyn Krieg: Interior Vision, Seattle Art Museum
Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (also 1992, 1991, 1990)
Sutton/West Gallery, Missoula, MT
Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, WA (also 1991)
La Guistina Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA
Galleria Sturial, Catania, Sicily (traveling through 1994)
Photography Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Memorial Union Fine Arts Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe
Phinney Gallery, Seattle, WA
Justice Centery, Multnomah County, Portland, OR
New City, Seattle, WA
Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA


Please Ring Bell , Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle WA
SAM Gallery , 35th Anniversary Exhibition
Artist Trust 16th Annual, Seattle WA (also 1994-2000, 2002, 2006)
Art of Dining, Seattle WA (also 1999-06)


The Seed, Port Angeles Fine Art Center , Port Angeles WA
Just Art, Seattle WA (also 2005-06)
Art and All That Jazz, Whatcom Museum , Bellingham WA
18th Annual Works of Heart, Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane WA (also 1996-06)
Museum of NW Art , Annual Auction, La Conner WA  (also 1999-03, 2006)
Pratt Fine Arts Center , Annual Auction, Seattle , WA (also 2005-06)


Art and All That Jazz, Whatcom Museum , Bellingham WA
Just Art, Consolidated Works, Seattle WA (also 2005)
Art of Dining, Paramount , Seattle WA (also 1999-05) delete under 2005          Poncho Invitational, Convention Center, Seattle WA


unNatural History, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound , Tacoma , WA
LKG Artists, Prichard Art gallery, University of Idaho , Moscow , ID
 East Meets West, Art in Embassies Program, US Embassy Rangoon (also 2002-04)

 Bumberbiennale 2004, consumables, Seattle WA
Emerald City Arts, Seattle Men's Chorus, Seattle, WA (also 2000-2003)
Beyond Novelty, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Celebrating Women in the Arts, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Evergreen Aids Foundation, Annual Art Auction, Bellingham , WA (and 2004)
Solace, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
Deus Ex Machina, On-Line Exhibit, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
International Juried Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
Westmoreland Art Nationals, Latrobe, PA
Photographic Processes IV, Period Gallery Internationals, Omaha, NE
Digital Imagination, Pacific Lutheran University Gallery, Tacoma, WA
30th Annual Exhibition and Auction, Art Museum of Missoula, MT (also 1997-01, 1995, 1993)
The Dream Mill, Lakewood Cultural Center, Denver, CO
The Beta Press Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
ART about ART, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Feminine Mystique, Asietique Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Magical Realism, Howard Hanson Gallery, Ashland, OR
Aftershots: Photographers Who Stretch the Limits, Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR
Light Up The Night, Northwest Women's Law Center, Seattle, WA
DoublExposure, Youth in Focus Benefit, Seattle, WA (also 1999-00)
Beyond Novelty: Artists Using Digital Imagery Now, Western Gallery, WWU, Bellingham, WA; traveling to Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA; Everett Community College, Everett, WA
Poncho Invitational Fine Art, Seattle, WA
Seattle Poets and Photographers, A Millennium Reflection, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA
"phresh,"Bumbershoot 1999, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Prints, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
Beauty in the Beast, Maryhill Museum of Art, Maryhill, WA
Ihe Image of the Horse in Contemporary Art, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
Art Works for AIDS, Seattle Center Modern Pavilion, Seattle Center (also 1997, 1995, 1993, 1990)
Sight Lines, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Animism: Icon, Metaphor, Myth, Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Women in Media Arts; Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Puget Sound Country, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, WA (also 1996, 1995, 1994)
Eye Contact, Artspace Gallery, Seattle, WA
Human References, Marks of the Artist, Seattle Art Commission, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Celebrity: Fame, Fortune, Heroism, and Infamy, Olympic Room, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Equus, Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, MT
Surrogacy, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Raven: Icons and Omens, Fisher Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
16th Annual NW International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, WA (also 1992)
Eye of the Camera: Photographs in the 3M Corporate Art Program, 3M Center Building, St. Paul, MN
Dedication Mural, Crow's Shadow Institute, Pendleton, OR
Women's Show, Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT
Family Matters, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (catalog)

The Traditional Impulse, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle (catalog)
1995 Art Equinox, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls , MT (also 1993)
Current Works 1995, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City , MO
Focus on the Figure: Twelve Northwest Photographers, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

The Land, Tacoma Art Museum , Tacoma , WA
Wrecking Ball, Henry Art Gallery , Seaattle
23rd Annual Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima , WA
27th Annual Exhibiton and Auction, Yellowstone Art Center , Billings , MT (also 1993)
Women's Art Works 5, Shoestring Gallery, Rochester , NY (also 1993)
Recent Photographs, Weber State University Gallery, Ogden , UT
Resonance, Bush Barn Art Center , Salem , OR
Women Across the Arts, Friesen Gallery, Seattle and Washington State Trade Center , Seattle


Birds and Beasts, Seattle Art Museum
Predatory Visions, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery , St. Lawrence University, Canton , NY
Works on Paper, Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago , IL
Alternative Processes, Center for Creative Imaging, Camden ME
Techno Prints, Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery


Mementos, William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center , Los Angeles
Photowork '93, Barrett House Gallery, Poughkeepsie , NY
About Face, Tacoma Art Museum
Artquake, Portland , OR (also 1990)
The Fine Art of Photography, AT&T Gateway Tower , Seattle
Currents in Electronic Imagery, University Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University , Tacoma , WA


Spirit of the West, West One Bank Corporation, (traveling: OR, ID, WA)
Out of Time, Port Angeles Fine Art Center , Port Angeles , WA
Eye of the Creator, AN Bush Gallery, Salem , OR


Women in Photography International, Academy of Fine Arts, Catania, Italy; Kulter Huset, Stockholm, Sweden and Royal Photographic Society, National Center of Photography, Bath, UK
Salon, Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles
Underexposed Photographers, University of Oregon , Eugene
Counterpoint: 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Hill County Arts Festival, Ingram , TX
Bumberbiennale: Seattle Photography, 19931-1991, Seattle Center , Seattle
Women Viewing Women, Rockford College , Rochford , IL
Positive/Negative VII, Slocumb Gallery, Eastern Tennessee State University , Johnson City
National Exposure, ARC Gallery, Chicago
New American Talent VI, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton , TX (also 1990)


International Invitational, Benham Gallery, Seattle (catalog)
Matrix International, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento , CA
Big Sky Biennial, John B. Davis Gallery , Idaho State University, Pocatello
Five of Ten, Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University
Beyond the Spill, Visual Arts Center of Alaska , Anchorage
Women in Photography International, Portland School of Art ,
Portland , ME
Printed Image, Graham Horstman Gallery, Denton , TX
Nature/Wildlife '90, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay , OR
Three Northwest Luminists, Italia Gallery, Seattle , WA


Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, Bellevue Art Museum , Bellevue , WA
Salon, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland , OR
Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle


3M Corporation, St. Paul , MN
Amerada/Hess, Houston , TX
Asia Europe America Bank, Seattle , WA
Bank of California , Portland , OR
Biblioteque Nationale de France, Paris
Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA
Chicago Title Company, Los Angeles , CA
Cole Webber, Seattle
East Tennessee State University , Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City , TN
Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco , CA
Goddard Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Ardmore , OK
Hilton Hotels Corporation, Portland , OR
Hoffman, Hart, Wagner, Portland , OR
Holter Museum , Helena , MT
Human Resources Services Center NW, Silverdale , WA
Johns Intercable, Denver, CO
Junior League of Seattle
King County Public Art Program, Kent Regional Justice Center , Kent , WA
Marshall Erdman & Associates, Madison , WI
MCI, Colorado Springs, CO
Merrill Lynch, Seattle, WA
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond , WA
Molex, Lyle , IL
Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane , WA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner WA
Portland Art Museum , Gilkey Print and Drawing Collection, OR
Portland Community College , OR
Primus Corporation, Seattle
SAFECO Insurance, Seattle
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection, Seattle
Source Capital Corporation, Spokane , WA
Swedish Hospital , Seattle
University of Alaska Museum of Art , Fairbanks
University of Washington Medical Center , Seattle
U.S.A. Insurance, Colorado Springs, CO
Washington Research Foundation, Seattle
Washington State Arts Commission, Art in Public Places
Verizon, Issaquah , WA

Excellence Award, Poncho Invitational Fine Art Exhibition and Auction
Art in Embassies Program, Burma ’s ambassadorial residence, (also 2003-04)
Residency at Cape Pine , Newfoundland

Residency at Vivenda Santa Iria, Penado , Portugal


Poetry and Art on Buses Project and Publication, King County Arts Commission, Seattle
Who's Who in American Art, selected for inclusion in 23rd edition forward

Open Studio Project, NEA and Benton Foundation Grant

Juror's Award, Current Works, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City , MO
1st Place Photography, Arts of the Terrace, Mountlake Terrace , WA
People's Choice Award, Canterbury Faire Exhibition, Kent , WA


Metro Poetry/Art Bus Award, Seattle
Juror's Award, Pacific Northwest Annual, Belleuve Art Museum , Bellevue , WA
Juror's Award, WTBA Art Exhibition, Renton , WA (also 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)


Artist in Residence, University of Montana , Missoula
Juror's Award, Best of Show, Photography, Artquake, Portland , OR

GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle

Juror's Award, Artsplash, Bellevue , WA
Purchase and Juror's Award, Renton Annual Art Show, Renton , WA
Juror's Award, Pacific NW Arts Fair, Bellevue , WA (also 1989)
First Place Purchase Award, Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City , TN

Seattle Artists Project, Seattle Arts Commission, Art in Public Places Program  
I started exhibiting in my mid-thirties and have had 45 solo or two person shows in the last 20 years, including Seattle Art Museum; Art Museum Missoula, Montana; William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center; Sun Valley Arts Center, Idaho; Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota; and Goddard Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Oklahoma.

My work is in several museums including the Biblioteque National in Paris; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Seattle Art Museum; University of Alaska Museum, Missoula Art Museum and Portland Art Museum.

I was recently given artist residencies in Newfoundland and Portugal . My public projects include work for the Seattle Arts Commission and Washington State Arts Commission Art in Public Places Programs, Eastern Washington University Press, King County Public Art Program and Seattle City Light Portable Works.


Augen Gallery. Carolyn Krieg : Predator, Prey and Prayer, Portland , OR 1999
Benham Gallery. International Invitational, Seattle , WA 1990
Cheney Cowles Museum . Twelfth Annual Works From the Heart, Spokane , WA 1997
King County Public Art Program. Paint Me a Poem: A Canvas of Words, King County Poetry and Art on Buses, Seattle , WA 19 99 
M issoula Art Museum . Silver Anniversary Art Auction, Missoula , MT 1996 (also 1993)
Northwest Aids Foundation. Art Works for Aids, Seattle WA 1990
Otis, Heather. Eye of the Camera: Photographs from the 3M Corporate Art Program, February 1- April 15, 1996
Laura Russo Gallery. Ten Years 1986-1996, Portland , OR 1996
St. Louis University , Richard F. Brush Gallery. Predatory Visions, March 1-12, 1994
Sellars, Beth. Human References, Marks of the Artist, Seattle Art Commission, October 10-26, 1997
Slemmons, Rod, J.T. Stewart. Seattle Poets and Photographers: A Millennium Reflection, University of Washington Press, Seattle Arts Commission, 1999
Slemmons, Rod. Documents NW, Interior Vision, Seattle Art Museum , January-April 1994
_____________. Carolyn Krieg : A Photographic Survey, Traces and Memories, Holter Museum of Art , Helena , MT 1996
Society for Contemporary Photography, Current Works 1995, Leedy Voulkos Art Center , Kansas City , MO September 1995
Trippi, Laura. New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Art Museum , Austin , TX 1990
Wegmann, M.K. Positive/Negative National Exhibition, Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City , TN 1991


Adamson, Loch . "Lisa Gray, Carolyn Krieg : Seattle Art Museum ," The New Art Examiner, Summer 1994.
Ament, Deloris Tarzan. "Photographer With an Edge," The Seattle Times, March 4, 1993 .
Anderson, Catherine. "Current Works," The Forum Magazine, November 20, 1995 .
Barry, Debby. " Carolyn Krieg : Unsettling Images," NW Gallery Art Magazine, December 1989.
Boyle, Mia K. "Horsefeathers," Arterial Reader, Winter 1992.
Butterworth, Beverly. "Country Renaissance," The Oregonian, August 27, 1995
Clendanial, Nancy. "Women Behind the Image," NW Photo Network, January/February 1990.
de Pontbriand, Eugene . "Art About Town," Northwest Magazine, P. 3, June 1994.
de Roberto, Chiara. "A Catania Le Maxipolaroid di une Fotografa della Psiche," Giomale Di Sicila, May 13, 1992 .
Farr, Sheila.  “Hot Ticket,” Seattle Times, July 19, 2002
Francis, Kevin. "Relief from Leftovers," Willamette Week, January 20, 1994 .
Friedman, Ann. "A Show with Teeth in it," The Bellingham Herald, July 18, 1996 .
Gillis, Cydney. "Women's Art," Reflex, February/March 1995.
Glowen, Ron. "States of Being," Artweek, March 10, 1994 .
Gragg, Randy. "Artquake Juror Passes Judgment," The Oregonian, September 3, 1993 .
____________. "A Gallery For Our Time," The Oregonian, May 17, 1991 .
____________. "Photogenic," The Oregonian, June 19, 1990 .
____________. "Plenty of Art," The Oregonian, December 7, 1990 .
Guilfoil, Michael. "Heart Supplies," The Spokesman Review, January 27, 1995 .
Hackett, Regina .   "Out of Focus Photography Comes into its Own," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 17, 1999 .
_____________. "Printmakers Reveal the Sly Grace of their Medium," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 27, 1999 .
_____________. "A Chance to Shine in Bellevue ," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 30, 1997 .
_____________. "Artists Free-Associate on Their Influences," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 10, 1995 .
_____________. "Artist Leaves Her Mark," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 17, 1994 .
_____________. "Gray and Krieg Extend Photography," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 14, 1994 .
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_____________. "Bumbershoot Art Flourishes," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 28, 1991 .
Halloran, Anne-Marie. "Experimental Art Show," Portland Downtowner, December 1990.
Hill, Hart. "Woman's Intuition," Westword, Vol. 16, No. 38, May 19-25, 1993 .
Im, Soyon. "Visual Arts," The Seattle Weekly, April 23, 1998 .
Jossllin , Victoria .  “Art Review, Lauren Grossman and Carolyn Krieg ,” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 15, 2002 .
Kaimin , Montana . "Artist Manipulates Reality," The Missoulian, September 28, 1993 .
Kangas, Matthew. "Pleasant Changes Enrich BAM's Annual Show," The Seattle Times, July 6, 1997 .
______________. "A Showcase of Pacific Northwest Artists' Work," The Seattle Times, August 3, 1994 .
______________. "Picture Show," The Seattle Times, March 3, 1994 .
______________. " Carolyn Krieg at Cliff Michel," Art in America , September 1993.
Kirkham, Kathy. "Capturing the Spirit," PhotoMedia, pp. 8-10, September/October 1994.
Lauen, Doug. "Five of Ten," Seattle Arts, November 1990.
Lindberg, Ted. " Carolyn Krieg Recent Photographs," Preview, November-January 1999-2000.
___________. " Carolyn Krieg Recent Photography Work," Preview of the Visual Arts, Summer 1995.
Macmillan, Kyle.  “Solace in Art,” Denver Post,  September 13, 2002.
McTaggart, Tom. "Our Friend the Computer," The Stranger, May 22, 1996.
McMoran, Megan. "Russo Gallery Turns 10," The Oregonian, September 26, 1996.
Piazza, Donatella Polizzi. "Fotographica Creativa," Il Corriere, May 1992.
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Ross, Terry. "Summer All-Stars," The Oregonian, September 26, 1996 .
_________. "Power of Narcissism," The Oregonian, June 23, 1995 .
_________. "Galleries Doll Up...," The Oregonian, May 31, 1995 .
Seniuk, Jake. "Out of Time," On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art Center , Summer 1992.
__________. "Summer Show," On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art Center , Summer 1989.
Smallwood, Lyn. "Unreliable Witness," The Seattle Weekly, March 24, 1993
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____________. "A Celebration of India ," The Seattle Times, April 23, 1998 .
____________. "Images of Beauty, Combining Both Art and Technology," The Seattle Times, May 26, 1996 .
____________. "Art Enters High-Tech World," The Seattle Times, May 10, 1996 .
____________. "Made in the Northwest," The Seattle Times, August 3, 1995 .
____________. " Tacoma Art Competition," The Seattle Times, June 27, 1995 .
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American College in Paris , France 1972-73
Portland State University , OR   1974-75
University of California , Santa Barbara 1975-76 BA French Language/Linguistics
Marylhurst University , Marylhurst , OR 1984-86
University of Washington , Seattle , WA 1987-88


SAM Gallery, Seattle WA
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
Augen Gallery, Portland OR
Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA
Dana Gallery, Missoula MT
Beta Press, Tenafly, NJ