Carol Prusa
Professor, Painting/Drawing
MFA, Drake University
curriculum vitae 

Boca Raton Campus, VA 106A

Carol Prusa was born in Chicago, earned her B.S from the University of Illinois and M.F.A. from Drake University. She currently teaches painting as a Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University. She has been in numerous exhibitions and was awarded a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists (2002, 2008). Her work is in private and public collections including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Telfair Museum, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and the Arkansas Art Center. Her work traveled in the Triennial Exhibition of German and American Artists curated by the American Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, exhibited at the Museum for Angewandte Kunst - Frankfurt and at the Museum of Arts and Design. Recent one-person exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville (2007-8) Municipal Gallery, Lakatamia, Cyprus (2006), Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami (2009), and Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock (2005). Upcoming exhibitions include the Polk Museum of Art, Florida (2009) and the Kentler International Drawing Space, New York (2009).    She recently completed a new body of work, Innies and Outies Unification Series: An Investigation of “Wonderfully Strange Ideas” (Expressed in Domes and Quantum Foam) funded by a fellowship from the Howard Foundation through Brown University. She is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami.

Yet Prusa’s horrors are all sublime, tinged with melancholy and charged with an extreme attention to detail that makes them seem, somehow, to probe the heart of life’s mysteries and illuminate the essential fact of life: that it is abundant, simple, unpredictable and very beautiful… Prusa presents a vision of the minuscule, and makes it as monumental as the life force itself; sophisticated and elemental, her images whisper their secrets and hint at meanings.

-Laura Stewart, Fine Arts Writer, The News-Journal, Sept. 3, 2006