Carol Prusa 卡蘿.普魯莎(美國,b. 1956) 以 Silverpoint Drawing 銀針筆大型裝置著稱,現居住及創作於美國佛羅里達。普魯莎曾受邀參與備受國際尊崇的美國藝術暨文學學會 (American Academy of Arts and Letters) 邀請展,並獲全美十數間美術館與藝術中心收藏,包含紐約美術與設計博物館(Museum of Arts and Design)、佩雷斯美術館(Perez Museum of Art)、斯賓塞美術館(Spencer Museum of Art)與約翰.麥克.科勒藝術中心(John Michael Kohler Art Center)等。

普魯莎為當代極少數使用銀針筆創作的藝術家,其使用媒材銀針筆的原理為利用銀製的金屬筆尖在物體表面做刻劃金屬成分隨時間氧化使得畫出的圖樣漸漸呈現,因筆觸細膩且畫過的痕跡無法拭去,繪畫時相當著重技巧與功力,每一次創作都需要長時間的意志力以及能精準掌握圖形比例的技術才能完成。在保有傳統繪畫技法之餘,普魯莎更持續將 此十四世紀文藝復興時期流傳的繪畫技術與新素材結合,如於作品內部嵌入光纖裝置或3D印刷技術,使銀針筆的效果更生動地呈現。

Carol Prusa exhibits widely in museums and curated exhibitions. Her work has been supported by fellowships including the Howard Foundation, State of Florida and South Florida Cultural Consortium. Selected for the 2015 American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational, her work was purchased for the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in NewYork City. Additional museum collections include the Perez Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, Hunter Museum of American Art, Arkansas Art Center,Telfair Art Museum and Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Prusa participated in a four-month funded Artist in Industry Residency in ceramics at the Kohler Company and most recently explored glass through a residency at Berengo Furnace, Murano, Italy. Prusa is represented by Brintz Gallery – Palm Beach, Florida, Bluerider – Taipei,Taiwan, Le Salon Vert – Geneva, Switzerland, Kostuik Gallery – Vancouver, Canada, Jenkins-Johnson – New York City and San Francisco. She is a Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida Atlantic University.

Merging silverpoint drawing with contemporary strategies, surfaces are articulated to create liminal skins between known and unknown worlds. Prusa seeks to express her euphoria when glimpsing the strangeness and vital beauty of what is possible – to give form to thin spaces that evoke the mystery that both surrounds and binds us together.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020Night VisionAnne Norton Sculpture Garden and MuseumPalm Beach
2019DarkLightBoca Raton Museum of ArtFlorida
2018Carol Prusa - Silverpoint DrawingBluerider ART GalleryTaipei, Taiwan
2018Dark EnergyEndicott CollegeBoston
2017Liminal WorldsMessiah CollegePennsylvania
2017Thin Spacesseveral person show, Lisa Brintz GalleryPalm Beach, Florida
2017Voids, Walls, Clusters, FilamentsLe Salon VertGeneva, Switzerland
2016Infinite CosmosBluerider ARTTaipei
2016Cornell Art MuseumFlorida
2015UnfathomableAlan Avery GalleryAtlanta
2015University of North CarolinaNorth Carolina
2015OverflowKostuik GalleryVancouver
2014-2015Silver UniverseBluerider ARTTaipei
2014EntanglementSarasota Art CenterFlorida
2014Fearful SymmetryZadok GalleryMiami
2013Liminal WorldsYork CollegePennsylvania
2013Emergent WorldsUniversity of Wyoming Art MuseumWyoming
2012Emergent WorldsUrban Institute of Contemporary ArtMichigan
2012Optic NerveKohler Art CenterWisconsin
2012Non-equilibriumUniversity of ArkansasArkansas
2010Cosmic FabricEO Art LabConnecticut
2009Successive ApproximationsUniversity of Maine Museum of ArtBangor
2009Silver LiningsPolk Museum of ArtLakeland
2008Spooky ActionFinestra ArtspaceMichigan Ave- Chicago
2007Coherent StructuresMuseum of Contemporary ArtFlorida


Recent Curated, Exhibitions

2019KalliopeFlorida State College at JacksonvilleFlorida
2018The Future of Craft Part IMuseum of Arts and Design, Columbus CircleNYC
2018FLAT???Kentler International Drawing Space, Red HookNYC
2018FeminineAlan Avery Art, AtlantaGeorgia
2018SacredClarke College, Dubuque, Iowa
2018Silver LiningColumbus State UniversityGeorgia
2018SelectedMuster-Meier GalleryBern
2018Accrochage: Group ExhibitionLe Salon VertGeneva
2018Silver LiningLauren Rogers Museum of ArtMississippi
2017GlasstressBoca Raton Museum of ArtFlorida
2017Looking BackCornell Art MuseumFlorida
2016NuminousLisa Brintz GalleryFlorida
2016All Florida InvitationalBoca Raton Museum of ArtFlorida
2016DestinesiaStephen Romano GalleryBrooklyn
2016WorldsBascomb MuseumWestern North Carolina
2016FriendsJ. Johnson GalleryFlorida
2015MetalpointMorris Graves Museum
2015Illuminations (Curated by Adriana Herrera)Miami BiennaleFlorida
2015Invitational ExhibitionAmerican AcademyNew York City
2015MiscellaneousLe Salon VertGeneva
2015Crossing the LinesGarrison Art CenterGarrison
2015Art in the Natural World and Cultured SettingsMiami
2015Encyclopedia of Fernal AffairsSan Francisco
2014Mixed Matrix Tinney ContemporaryTennessee
2014Collectors and their CollectionsJewish MuseumMiami
2014Endangered VisionsManila
2014Selected ArtistsFlorida International UniversityFlorida
2014Kohler 40th Anniversary Artist in Industry ExhibitionKohler Art CenterWisconsin
2014OssuaryIndiana University, Herron GalleriesIndiana
2013Curator SelectionsHunter Museum of American ArtChattanooga
2013GRAM SelectsGrand Rapids Art MuseumMichigan
2013Standing on the BonesUniversity of Tennessee, Downtown GalleryTennessee
2012Empire of ThingsSpencer Museum of ArtUniversity Kansas
2012Modern and Contemporary Art from the TelfairTelfair Art MuseumGeorgia
2012Winter SalonJenkins-Johnson GallerySan Francisco
2012Woman to WomanBakehouse Art CenterMiami
2012The Abstract UniverseMaloney Art GalleryMorristown
2011SummertimeJenkins-Johnson GalleryGeorgia
2011Seeing is Knowing: The UniverseCarleton CollegeMinnesota
2011Believe it or NotDunedin Fine Art CenterFlorida
2010Between Here and There: Contemporary Art from the Permanent CollectionMiami Art MuseumMiami
2010Metaphysical MaterialityGeorgia State UniversityAtlanta
2010Luminous Lines (Curated by Margaret Mathews-Berenson)Scripts CollegeCalifornia


Public Collection

Arkansas Arts Center Arkansas USA
Appalachian State University Catherine Smith Gallery North Carolina, USA
Bienes Center for the Literary Art Broward County Library Florida, USA
Central Missouri State University President's Gallery Missouri, USA
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art Missouri USA
Drake University Harmon Fine Arts Center Iowa, USA
Emaar Hospitality Group Dubai UAE
Evansville Museum of Art and Science Indiana USA
Florida Atlantic University Florida USA
Hunter Museum of American Art Tennessee USA
Iowa State University College of Family and Consumer Sciences Iowa, USA
Iowa State University Margaret Sloss Women's Center Iowa, USA
Iowa State University Memorial Union Iowa, USA
Kohler Art Center Wisconsin USA
Kohler Company Wisconsin USA
Messiah College Pennsylvania USA
Miami Art Museum Florida USA
Museum of Arts and Design New York USA
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale USA
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Florida USA
Polk Museum of Art Florida USA
Telfair Museum Savannah Georgia, USA
University of Florida – Public Art Wellness Center Florida, USA
University of Florida – Public Art NIMET Nanotechnology USA
University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art Kansas, USA
University of Oregon Special Collections University Library Oregon, USA
University of Wyoming Museum of Art Wyoming USA
U.S. Embassy Mamagua Nicaragua
Wartburg College Iowa USA


Recent Selected Honors

2019Vermont Studio Program Invited Visiting Artist (Dec. 2019)
2018Nomination for USA Artist Fellowship
2017Awarded SECAC Artistic Achievement Award at 2017 national conference Columbus,Ohio, USA
2017Nomination for USA Artist Fellowship
2016Artist residency in glass at Berengo Foundation Murano, Italy
2015Nominated and selected for American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational (Received purchase award for museum collection) New York, USA
2015Vermont Studio Program Invited Visiting Artist/Lecturer
2014State of Florida Artist Fellowship
2014Southeastern College Art Conference Artist Fellowship
2013Art OMI International Artist Residency New York, USA
2013Vermont Studio Program Visiting Artist
2012Ubertalli Award for Outstanding Artist Palm Beach County
2012Kohler Artist in Industry residency
2011Scholar of the Year at the Professor rank Florida Atlantic University
2008South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists
2008State of Florida Artist Fellowship
2007Howard Foundation Fellowship Brown University, National project award