Sculptor Carol Schwartz builds monumental, over-life-sized figures from multiple types of wood; her pieces are simultaneously playful and serious, raw and exquisite, vulnerable and strong. Schwartz's successful architectural career has had a profound influence on her sculpture: "I love building, I always have. That I could make people by building with wood, was a miracle. I was hooked. Wood is fantastic. It can do so much. It can be used geometrically and organically," she explains.

Schwartz successfully imbues each sculpture with a vitality and psychological presence, whether in a solitary figure or pair of figures. Her "Warrior Woman" series encapsulates the dichotomy of independence and vulnerability in modern women: each female form supports her solid frame on massive legs, suggesting great inner strength and power, yet these figures have accents of traditionally feminine, soft colors such as pastel yellows and pinks, and their lack of arms suggest a mid-point in their development and search for a complete identity.

Carol Schwartz's work was recently featured in the Bill Lowe Gallery Santa Monica, and is on exhibition in the Noyes Museum in New Jersey. She is the recipient of the First Place Sculptural Award conferred by Museum of Modern Art curator Fereshteh Daftari in a 2004 National Juried Exhibition. She earned a four-year sculptural certificate from the Art Students League in New York, and has been favorably reviewed in numerous art publications.

Lives and works in New Jersey

- Arts Students League: 4 Year sculpture certificate
- Pratt Institute BFA: Architecture/Interior Design
- Putney School of Art: London England: Drawing, Painting and Pottery

- The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, 2007
- The Noyes Museum, 2007
- Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts: The Family Experience, Deconstruction and Reconstruction (May 2006 to the present)
- Gallery International, Baltimore, Maryland: Juried Show, 2004
- Roshkowska Galleries, Windam, NY: One Person Show, 2004
- Ceres Gallery, New York, New York: National Juried Show, 2004
- Rotunda Gallery, New Jersey, NJ: New Kid on the Block, 2003
- Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ: Paper Ball, 2003
- Arts Students League, New York, NY: Small Works Show, 1998

- New Jersey State Fellowship on the Arts receipient, 2007
-  National Juried Competition, Ceres Gallery NYC, first place in sculpture awarded by Museum of Modern Art curator Fereshteh Daftari, 2004
- Allen Tucker Scholarship
- Full Scholarship, Pratt Instituted

- JCVibe online Magazine: Interview with artist: October 2006
- The Jersey City Reporter: October 2006
- The Weehawken Reporter: October 2006
- Union City Reporter: October 2005
- Arts and Entertainment, Windam Journal June 2004
- Jersey City Reporter: October 2003

- National Sculpture Society
- Newark Arts Council
- City Without Walls
- Pro Arts
- Hob’art


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