CARLA ASPENBERG

Place of Residence: New York, NY

Date of Birth: 1980

www.carlaaspenberg.com

 

Artist's Statement

I create mixed media sculptures and works on paper. I initially learned traditional printmaking techniques, and have since strived to create contemporary prints that incorporate both established and experimental practices. I want my prints to standalone but also mirror the ongoing themes found in all my work. Throughout my process, I manipulate materials while meditatively delving into the subconscious. My work is a byproduct of my own imagination and esoteric inquiry and I seek to awaken the latent qualities of the objects I am working with.

This past Fall I was able to explore some of the hidden qualities of glass as an Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA.  There, I experimented with vitreography, a printmaking process that uses a glass plate matrix to create editions with the aid of a press.  During my experimentations I created a suite of prints of glass I had shattered, one of which is featured in the New Prints 2011 / Winter exhibition.

 

Biography

Carla Aspenberg was born in 1980 in New York City. She received an MFA in Sculpture from Brooklyn College in 2006 and a BA in Studio Art from Bard College in upstate New York in 2002. She has participated in many distinct group exhibitions in New York including Borderline at Rush Arts Gallery, and NY, NY, NY at the Flux Factory.  She is the recipient of a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship and two Cerf Awards for artistic excellence from Brooklyn College.  She has completed residencies at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.