Carrie-Ann Bracco was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She attended Columbia University, receiving a B.A. in Psychology. She traveled extensively after college, living in Italy, England and Bolivia. She received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2006. She has attended several residencies including ones at the Weir Farm National Park and The Arctic Circle in Svalbard, Norway. She has exhibited in the National Arts Club, Island Weiss Gallery and Flowers Gallery in NYC. In 2011, she received a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
My art work focuses on unique and isolated landscapes. In 2009, I created a series of paintings depicting my travels down the Madre de Dios River in the jungle of Southern Peru. In 2010, I was a participant in "The Arctic Circle Residency" aboard a sailing vessel in the High Arctic off the coast of Svalbard, Norway. The paintings resulting from the two residencies attempt to convey the ethereal quality of these mythic and fragile landscapes.
In 2012, I turned my attention to the culture of mountaineering, exploration and the human interactions with these environments. I made a series of paintings based on a hike through the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia. In June of 2013, I traveled to the Cordillera Blanca in northern Peru with the American Climber Science Program. The program paired volunteer mountaineers with scientists to collect high altitude data that can help us understand the impacts of climate change and human activity on mountain environments. And oh yes, I plan to make some paintings...
b. 1976, New York, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY