Carole Loeffler


Contact Information

caroleloeffler@hotmail.com

http://www.caroleloeffler.com

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Fiber Arts/Sculpture/Installation

Artist's Statement

"Many of my cartoons are not a belly laugh. I go for nostalgia, the lump in the throat, the tear in the eye, the tug in the heart. ""
- Bil Keane 

As a young child I remember spending lazy summer afternoons lounging on the grass of our ample suburban lawn staring at the sky through the filtered frame of the tallest trees and their wavering limbs. My body physiologically remembers the feeling of peace, quiet and total calm that it would bring. The experience of sitting under the protective limbs of a mature tree and having my body ooze into relaxation and my mind calm and reflective is the feeling I aim to replicate in my work. I want to instill moments of quiet, peace, joy, awe, wonderment and nostalgia in the viewer. I want to suspend reality and empty minds from the never ending to do lists.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2015
Quietude, Art Gallery at Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

Immersed, Solo Series, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

2014
Daydreaming, Germantown Radio, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Sitting Room: to conflict and coalesce, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Conglomeration, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT

2007
Fringed, Full, Furry and Fuzzy, Art Gallery, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

2006
infestation, Window on Broad, Rosenfeld-Wolf Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

sensations & wishes, Howard Community College Gallery, Columbia, MD

2005
tubes/tuffets, Gallery One, McHenry County College Gallery, Crystal Lake, IL

linger, Gallery Two, McHenry County College Gallery, Crystal Lake, IL

2004
Dangling, draped and dilly-dallying, Community Center Gallery, Greenbelt, MD

Immersion:Dialogue, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, IL

Linger, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Tubes & Tuffets, McLanahan Gallery, Penn State University, Altoona, PA

2003
large scale binks, New Harmony Art Gallery, New Harmony, IN

Binks - day.light.hearted., Cedarhurst Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL

2002
BINKS, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999
breach, Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL

Two-person
2016
Interconnecting Elements, Boston Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Meditative Mediations, Awbury Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Materiality: Sculpture and Installation, Resnikoff Gallery, Roxbury, MA

2003
red lit co., The Space, Carbondale, IL
Collaborative installation

Alteration & Habitation, Cuchifritos Art Gallery, New York, NY

Group
2016
Maker Mayhem, Abington Art Center Sculpture Park, Abington, PA

110 Pointsettias, commissioned by Urban Botanicals, McNeil Consumer Health Care, Fort Washington, PA

Mamacita10, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Jenkintown, PA

Revolutions in Making, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

2015
A Dyeing Art: Contemporary Textile and Fiber Arts, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC

Entangled, Something’s Looming, Reading, PA

Impossible Instructions, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Gender Weave Project, Mt. Airy Art Garage, Philadelphia, PA

Heart Show, Jinxed, Philadelphia, PA

Fibers and Fabric, Markeim Arts Center, Haddonfield, NJ

2014
ON THE GROUND: Four Corners, Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

(PARK)ing Day, Germantown Artist Roundtable, Philadelphia, PA

3rd Annual Germantown Show, Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

Reanimate, Destination Frankford, Philadelphia, PA

Fiber Options, Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

Perspectives, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

2014 Members Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

Summer Show Off, Mt. Airy Art Garage, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Inner Views, Tejas Gallery, Dayton, OH

Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Fibers and Fabric, Markeim Arts Center, Haddonfield, NJ

Sculpture New Hope 2104, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

Fine Arts Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

51st Juried Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

Women’s Work 2014, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

A Dream and A Memory, St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO

Our Earth, Flow Art Space, Minneapolis, MN

40 under 40, Alamance Arts, Graham, NC

2013
Mixed Messages, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ

Open Door, Rosalux Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Philadelphia Open Studio Tour, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

Hidden City Philadelphia, Germantown Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Just for Kicks, Artworks Trenton, Trenton, NJ

Anniversary Exhibition, Red Room Installation, Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012
There is something about Germantown, Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Persistence of Drawing, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

2011
Landscape Love Affair, Philadelphia Welcome Center, Philadelphia, PA

Scale 1:1, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

Art in the Open, Painted Bride Art Center and along the Schuylkill Banks, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Organics, Les Idees Gallery, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

(W)holons, Patrick Henry College, Roanoke, VA

(W)holons, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

William Penn Exhibition, with Abington Art Center at the William Penn Building, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Metamorphosis, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Art a la MODE, 950 Complex Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

Alumni Weekend Exhibition, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

Endurance, Abington Art Center & Sculpture Park, Abington, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

2008
Hovering Above, Abington Art Center & Sculpture Park, Abington, PA

Inside/Outside, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

Dear Fleisher, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Currents, Studio Montclair, Court Gallery, William Patterson University, NJ

2007
Faculty Exhibition, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

Abundance, Schuylkill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

SEPCHE exhibition, Holy Family University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Contemporary Works 2007, Phoenix Village Art Center Gallery, Phoenixville, PA

The Greater Good, Site and Architecture Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Delaware Women’ Exhibition, Newark County Art Alliance, Newark, DE and Biggs Art Museum, Dover, DE

back to school, Schuylkill River School Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Fourth Show, Underwear Nation Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Closeknit: History, Textile & Place, Coral Street Arts House, Philadelphia, PA

StudioB Sculpture Invitational, Findlay Street Warehouse, Cincinnati, OH

2005
Arts: Lake County Sculpture Walk, San Francisco, CA

Industrial Interchange Organic, Robert A. Peck Gallery, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY

Calpine, Geothermal Visitors Center, Middletown, CA

Anniversary Exhibition, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN

Counterpoint: Project Creo, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL

Just in Case, Central Wyoming College Gallery, Riverton, WY

Soft Boundaries, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Invitational

Process, Performance & Projection III, Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Annual Combined Faculty Exhibition, University Museum, SIU, Carbondale, IL

2004
52 words/52 images, Administration Gallery, Cedarhurst Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL

Well Hung, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO

Faculty5, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Certain Charms, Bradley University Gallery, Peoria, IL

Identity Crisis, Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

Recent Works, Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, KY

If you had $1,000,000 mail art project, Monticello Community Center, Monticello, MN

Sprung, Art Coop, St. Louis, MO

52 words/52 images, Vergette Gallery, Carbondale, IL

Selections:Abstractions, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Process, Performance & Projection II, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL

Annual Combined Faculty Exhibition, University Museum, SIU, Carbondale, IL

Miniprint 9, Vergette Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL

2003
Art St. Louis XIX, The Exhibition, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Arts in Celebration, Gallery HQ, Carbondale, IL

Miniprint 8, Vergette Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL

On and on' til the break of dawn, Mossa Center, St. Louis, MO

Boring Mail Show, Andrew Oleksiuk Gallery, Chicago, IL

Sculpture Salmagundi VII, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
Juror: Patrick Dougherty

Figuratively Speaking, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
Juror: Helen Escobedo

Secret Postcards, University of the Arts Printmaking Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Process, Performance & Projection, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL

Annual Combined Faculty Exhibition, University Museum, SIU, Carbondale, IL

2002
Miniprint 7, Vergette Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL

Slang Postcard Art, Fluxus Art Gallery, Rockville, MD

Works II, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL

Annual Combined Faculty Exhibition, University Museum, SIU, Carbondale, IL

2001
Dick Beckman and the Fab Five Game 2, South Florida Art Center, Miami, FL

Union, Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), Tampa, FL

Rebound, Brooke Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

1st Annual Regional Graduate Honors Exhibit, The South Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

25th Annual Student Exhibition, CAM, Tampa, FL

Las Damas - Sunday in the Arts, Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

MFA/USF, Gallery 501, Tampa, FL

Artist's Bibliography

Geringer, Dan, “Germantown artist celebrates her neighborhood’s diversity,” Philadelphia Daily News, March 2015

Mabaso, Alaina, “‘Meditative’ outdoor installation takes over Awbury Arboretum’s grounds,” Newsworks, Philadelphia, PA 2014

Lear, Len, “New outdoor sculptures at G’Town arboretum inspirational,” Chestnut Hill Local, Philadelphia, PA 2014

Newall, Edith, “Art Alliance offers new takes on the old-time sitting room,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 2010

Perseghin, Lou, “Fun, not profit, is key to localite’s ‘Binks’ exhibit,” Chestnut Hill Local, Philadelphia, PA 2006

Bracken Sparks, Amy, "A multitude of ideas, shapes in gathering of abstractions,” The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH 2004

Huh, Jane, "Vergette Gallery opens 52 words later,” The Daily Egyptian, Carbondale, IL 2004

Knowles, Carole, "Seven artists tell it like it is,” Memphis Flyer, Memphis, TN 2004

Panetta, Gary, "Toys the inspiration behind artists' works,” The Journal Star, Peoria, IL 2004

Zimmerman, Andrea, "Art Exhibit gives 52 words a new meaning,” The Daily Egyptian, Carbondale, IL 2004

Bradley, Jerry, “‘Process and Performance’ a different kind of gathering,” Southern Illinoisian, Carbondale, IL 2004

Cooper, Ivy, "Stamp Collecting - It's not for the solitary,” Riverfront Times, St. Louis, MO 2003

Lewis, Susan, “Carole Loeffler’s ‘binks suggest creatures, characters, aliens…’,” Morning Sentinel, Mt. Vernon, IL 2003

Ritter, Geoffrey, “Glove Factory to play host to art show,” Daily Egyptian, Carbondale, IL 2003

Short, Linda, “Carole Loeffler, bink…bink…bink,” Cedarhurst Quarterly, Mt. Vernon, IL 2003

Stetson, Nancy, “Art as Basketball,” The Neapolitan, Naples, FL 2000

Wozniak, Mary, “Fab Five Team up for art,” The News Press, Naples, FL 2000

Ogles, Jacob, “Art causes stink in Marshall Center,” The Oracle, Tampa, FL 1999

Ogles, Jacob, “Artists exhibit O.K.ed for Center,” The Oracle, Tampa, FL 1999

Tyson, Cicely, “Smelly Art,” Fox 13 News, Tampa, FL 1999

Education

2001
University of South Florida, College of Art and Art History, Tampa, FL
MFA, Sculpture

1997
Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
BFA, Sculpture