Born in Louisiana, Carrie Ann Baade received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that included one year of study at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and her MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware. Her paintings combine remnants of Renaissance and Baroque imagery, creating surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic flora, fauna, and figures. As a contemporary painter, she returns to the relevant moments in art history in order to reclaim them.
Baade’s artworks are in collections around the world and have been featured in numerous publications. She has been awarded the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship in 2010 and the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for Established Artist in 2005. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions: the Delaware Contemporary, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, the Ningbo Art Museum in China, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida. Raised on the front range in Colorado, she now lives and works in Tallahassee where she is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.
Specialties: Materials and techniques of the old masters including egg tempera and indirect oil glazing.