Carole P. Kunstadt received her BFA, from Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut and continued with postgraduate studies at the Akademie der Bildenen Künste in Munich, Germany. A collagist, painter, book arts and fiber artist she often invokes a metaphysical quality of contemplation and timelessness. Kunstadt’s works on/of paper reference the material of books, antique music manuscripts, ephemera and photo postcards – deconstructing paper, images, and text, and using it in metaphorical ways. Through the exploration and manipulation of the materials, history, memory and time merge in a hybrid form.
Kunstadt’s works on/of paper are widely exhibited throughout the U.S. Regionally, her work has been recently featured in the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; The Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY; The Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY and Gallery66 NY, Cold Spring, NY. Her solo exhibition Spirited Lines at the Gallery at Lifebridge Sanctuary, Rosendale, NY can be viewed by appointment through January 2017.
The PBS/OFF BOOK Book Arts mini-documentary on progressive arts, features Kunstadt in the segment, Transforming the Sacred.