Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
CAROLYN ENZ HACK

I’m interested in Deep History, examining remnants of the past through my work. Original work comes with the caveat that it builds on what preceded. Charms, myth, sacrifice and ritual, we are creatures seeking the meaning of our being. My work uses the past as a touchstone for a path forward.

One commonality that remains consistent through time is the expression of ideas through art, the oldest surviving remnant of our early worldview. Ancient works beguile with mysterious imagery that exhibit a sense of time and self-awareness, related through references to regeneration, seasonal cycles, and the afterlife.

Virtually all art is referential to the human experience through works that address personal experience or universal themes. My work comes from crystalizing layers of history into objects that reflect on the deep past. These are totems of the knowledge that lives just below our consciousness but remains relevant today.

I grew up on a farm in New Jersey and, after ten years in Seattle, settled in central Vermont. I hold a BFA in theatrical design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and spent years working in the theatre. Additional studies include oil painting courses at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
My work has been exhibited nationally and featured in many publications including Sculpture Magazine, So Vermont Arts & Living, Northern Woodlands, and New Hampshire Home. I am the recipient of two Vermont Arts Endowment Awards, a jury award from the 2016 Festival of Fine Arts Exhibition in Burlington, Vermont, and a painting merit award from the Chaffee Center for the Arts in Rutland, Vermont among others. My work is in many private collections as well as the Waskomium and the Hilton Garden Inn, both in Burlington, Vermont.

Additional Links: 
Carolyn Enz Hack website
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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