Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
CAROLYN ENZ HACK

I’m interested in deep history, examining remnants of past culture and ancient imagery. It’s inspirational and fascinating that remnants of ancient belief systems survive in the collective subconscious. My work explores the topic as it relates to contemporary experience.

My chosen media, metal, mineral, and paint, allow for ample exploration of technique and design. I may create oil paintings or paint details on my sculptures. I enjoy working with copper because it’s easily formed into interesting shapes and the color and texture can be changed with patination techniques using either heat or chemicals. All of the skills that I developed as a theatre technician including welding, sewing, dying, and weaving may be utilized to finish a piece. Reflective or translucent materials also appeal to me because I relate these qualities to the ephemeral and ethereal.

I grew up on a farm in New Jersey. I hold a BFA in theatrical design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and studied oil painting at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. After ten years in Seattle working in the theatre, I settled on a farm in central Vermont. My work has been exhibited nationally and featured in many publications including Sculpture Magazine, So Vermont Arts & Living, Northern Woodlands, New England Home, and New Hampshire Home. I am the recipient of many artist awards and grants including two Vermont Arts Endowment Awards for the creation of new work.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
CAROLYN
Job Title/Position: 
Artist
Mailing Address: 
344 JACKSON BROOK ROAD
Thetford Center, VT 05075
Physical Address: 
344 JACKSON BROOK ROAD
Thetford Center, VT 05075
Last Name: 
ENZ HACK
Phone: 
802-785-4329

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - General
Visual/Crafts - Furniture
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Year Founded: 
2000
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Geographic Reach: 
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
International Sculpture Center
New England Sculpture Association
Vermont Arts Council Juried Artist
Education: 
BFA, Theatrical Design, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, 1983
1988-89 Cornish College of the Arts, non-degree oil painting studies
Awards: 
2016 jurors’ award, Festival of Fine Arts, Art’s Alive, Burlington, VT
2015 Vermont Arts Endowment Award, Vermont Community Foundation
2012 Calendar 2013, featured image July, Fletcher Allen Foundation
2011 ARTslant Worldwide 5th 2011 international showcase winner, sculpture
2011 Vermont Arts Endowment Award, Vermont Community Foundation
2011 Vermont Studio Center, residency
2011 Vermont Studio Center, grant
2010 Vermont Arts Council, grant
2004 Chaffee Center for the Visual Arts, painting merit award