Carol Auld - bio
My creative explosion began by studying and working at Atelier Pochinko, with the late Richard Pochinko. After that, I studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Ontario, where I graduated with a Double Major in Intermedia/New
Media. I subsequently completed a Masters of Media Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. I have also taken courses in Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. I have worked on a wide range of community-based creative projects, and taught art and media classes and workshops at artist-run centres as well as the college level. In my work, I explore the meaning of visual communication by combining my knowledge of many different techniques of art and design. I have exhibited my work in Canada, the US and internationally. I create compelling and vibrant visual images to attract attention from an emotional
viewpoint, rather than just a scientific or intellectual one.
My work combines elements of dream states, abstract expressionism, surrealism, feminism and graphic art and is infused with
psychological, spiritual and sexual content. My feeling for texture, colour, line and form create pieces that vibrate with energy. In 2015, I was an Artist-in-Residence at the Starry Nights Residence in Truth of Consequences, New Mexico. In New Mexico, I feel I have found my true spiritual home. In 2016, I returned to New Mexico to photograph the northern part of the state, focussing on environmental issues. In 2020, I decided to relocate to beautiful Victoria, BC and have been endlessly inspired by the quality of light and natural environment as sources of inspiration for my work.