Carrie Ann Baade

Carrie Ann Baade


Carrie Ann Baade (born 1974) is an American painter. Her work quotes from, interacts with, and deeply relates to art history. Baade paints in dialogue with relevant masterpieces in order to reclaim them in a surreal narrative that is simultaneously biographical.

Baade was raised on the front range in Colorado, received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and received her MFA from the University of Delaware. She works in Tallahassee, where she is a full Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.

Since 2005, Baade has had more than 20 solo exhibitions at museums and other venues nationally and internationally. Her exhibits include: Mesa Contemporary Museum of Art (2018), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville (2012), the Delaware Contemporary (2007), La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles (2018), and the Ningbo Art Museum in China (2007). Among her notable group shows, her works have been exhibited at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Harwood Museum in Taos, the Instituto de America de Santa Fe in Granada in Spain, and the Centrum Promocji Kultury Warszawa Praga Południe in Poland. Her awards include a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Award and Delaware Division of the Arts Award for Established Artist in Painting.

Artist Statement

As a radical hybrid of curator and axewoman, I return to the haunting moments in art history to reclaim them for our contemporary sensibilities. Simultaneously revering and cutting images from the “boneyard” of Western painting, I build original collages that become fierce feminist parables. These collages then serve as still-life models for my oil paintings. In other words, I paint narrative compositions made of fragments of old masterworks.