Carrie Gundersdorf’s paintings and drawings use various modes of abstraction and observation to explore how individual experiences can limit and expand our perception. Her work connects the field of art to the scientific exploration of the edges of empirical knowledge of the universe and the capacity for discovery and wonder. While attempting to observe and understand what remains out of reach, the pursuit ultimately reflects back on her, the observer and artist.
Carrie Gundersdorf has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Gahlberg Gallery at the College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL. She has also participated in group exhibitions at 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY; Rare Gallery, NY, NY; Regina Rex, NY, NY; Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Proof Gallery, Boston, MA; the Loyola Museum of Art, Chicago, IL; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, among others. Her work has been discussed in Art Review, Artforum.com, Artnet, Art on Paper, Bad at Sports, Chicago Tribune, and Time Out Chicago. Gundersdorf was the recipient of the Bingham Fellowship from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has a BA from Connecticut College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.