Carla Rokes

A native of the Carolinas, Carla received her B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in New York. Carla has been teaching studio art at UNCP since 2003. Her areas of concentration are Drawing and Design. Courses taught include: Art Appreciation, Introduction to Drawing, Figure Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Independent Study at the graduate level.

In her current body of work she explores contemporary surrealism and figurative abstraction. Her paintings and drawings involve mixed media including layered digital images, acrylic paint, marker, graphite, and enamel on canvas and paper. She has exhibited her work both regionally and nationally in 22 galleries including 6 solo exhibitions and 18 invitational and juried exhibitions. She has organized and curated 10 national exhibitions.

In addition to her studio art practice and teaching, she directs the A.D. Gallery within the Art Department, where she organizes approximately 12 exhibitions annually including 4 student exhibitions. Before joining the Art Department Faculty at UNCP, Carla worked as a Development Officer at The Drawing Center and Assistant Gallery Manager at Rosenberg and Kaufman Fine Arts in New York City.

As an artist and educator, she has organized over 10 Drawing Workshops for students and professional artists including weekly Figure Drawing Sessions and Professional Development Workshops. She is member of F.A.T.E. (Foundations in Art Theory and Education) and actively involved in 3 local arts organizations involving theatre and visual arts.

Updated: Monday, April 25, 2011

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