Kate Carvellas

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Supplication Ascending
2011 Assemblage
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Supplication Ascending
2011 Assemblage
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Untitled Assemblage
2013 Assemblage
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Waiting For Godot
Assemblage 11" h x 12" w
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Robusto Gusto - God of Fire
2013 Assemblage
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Working Man
Assemblage 14" h x 4.5" w
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Morphology 360
2010 Assemblage
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Strange Recipe
2008 Mixed Media Assemblage 15.75 x 19.75 x 2.35 inches
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Head to Toe
2013 Assemblage
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Quantum Motherboard
2013 Assemblage
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Do You Remember
2011 Assemblage
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Through Space and Time
2011 Assemblage
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To the Power of Ten
2012 Assemblage
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Solitude
Assemblage
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Three
2010 Mixed Media Assemblage
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World View
2010 Assemblage 18" h x 17.5 w x 6.75" d
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Equilibrium's Abettor
2012 Assemblage
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The Pleasure is Worth All the Pain
2013 Assemblage 17.5' w x 7" h x 2" d

Solo Exhibits

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"Inside Out" - Artwork by Kate Carvellas
600 E. Mariposa Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
October 3rd, 2014 - October 29th, 2014
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The Ebb and Flow
453 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
November 14th, 2013 - November 14th, 2013
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Fold Gallery Presents "Hunter & Gatherer": The Artwork of Kate Carvellas
453 South Spring Street, #M7 Los Angeles, CA 90013
March 25th, 2013 - May 5th, 2013
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Kate Carvellas' Uniting Dissipations
5683 York Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90042
February 1st, 2013 - February 28th, 2013
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The Art of Kate Carvellas
2450 N. Lake Avenue Altadena, CA 91001
May 11th, 2012 - May 11th, 2012
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Art Reception and Live Music!
1864 N. Allen Avenue Pasadena, CA 91104
September 9th, 2011 - September 23rd, 2011
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"Pieces of Me" an Exhibit of Assemblage, Collage & Mixed Media
600 E. Mariposa Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
November 6th, 2010 - November 26th, 2010
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Solo Exhibit
2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
May 15th, 2009 - June 15th, 2009
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Vroman's Art on the Stairwell
695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101
February 6th, 2009 - March 11th, 2009
Mindfull
Debut Art Exhibit
2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
June 21st, 2008 - July 21st, 2008

Group Exhibits

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5 by Five at I-5
March 28th, 2015 - March 29th, 2015
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REVIVAL: New Approaches to Found Objects - Featuring Ben Zask and Dave Lovejoy
the Loft Third Floor San Pedro, CA 90731
January 17th, 2015 - February 20th, 2015
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4th Annual Open Studio
3061 Ridgeview Dr. Altadena, CA 91001
December 6th, 2014 - December 7th, 2014
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REASSEMBLED
869 E. Mariposa Street Altadena, California 91001
December 6th, 2014 - February 7th, 2015
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The Eight by Eight Show
18640 Ventura Blvd Tarzana, ca 91365
December 5th, 2014 - January 3rd, 2015
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Fresh
the Loft Third Floor San Pedro, CA 90731
November 8th, 2014 - December 28th, 2014
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The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability
453 South Spring Street, #M7 Los Angeles, CA 90013
August 20th, 2014 - September 17th, 2014
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I Art You: Create:Fixate Emerging Art Exhibit
613 Imperial Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
February 15th, 2014 - February 15th, 2014
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Third Dimemsion: The Sculpture, Assemblage and 3-D Art of the Pasadena Society of Artists
3609 West Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91505
August 3rd, 2013 - August 17th, 2013
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11:11 A Creative Collective Presents "Refuse to Destroy"
11135 Weddington St. #112 North Hollywood, CA 91601
March 30th, 2013 - April 5th, 2013
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Holiday Art Sale
3061 Ridgeview Drive Altadena, CA 91001
December 1st, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012
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Bits and Pieces Art Exhibition
545 S. Raymond Avenue Pasadena, California 91105
October 19th, 2012 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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7th Annual Pasadena Artwalk
October 13th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012
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3rd Annual Art on Millionaire's Row Salon Exhibit
600 E. Mariposa Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
June 8th, 2012 - June 9th, 2012
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Pasadena Society of Artists - New Member Exhibit
3609 West Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91505
March 10th, 2012 - March 31st, 2012
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Grand Opening Memphis George Fine Art to Wear Jewelry and Gallery
3229 1/2 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039
March 2nd, 2012 - March 31st, 2012
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Pasadena Society of Artists 87th Annual Juried Exhibition
1100 W. Clark Ave. Burbank, CA 91506
February 3rd, 2012 - February 23rd, 2012
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Open Studio
3061 Ridgeview Drive Altadena, CA 91001
December 4th, 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Edges And Curves, Nothing In Between
5052 York Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90042
October 7th, 2011 - October 7th, 2011
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L.A. Artwalk - Group Show
453 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
February 10th, 2011 - February 10th, 2011
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Arsenal of Desire: Omnific Society Group Show
801 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA
November 20th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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57th Annual Spring Art Show - Central California Art Association
1015 J Street Modesto, CA 95354
May 7th, 2010 - June 24th, 2010
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Assemblage & Collage
821 South Raymond, #27 Alhambra, CA 91803
February 21st, 2010 - March 13th, 2010
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Circa Sometime - A collaborative installation by an assemblage of artists
2475 N. LAKE AVE ALTADENA, CA 91001
January 9th, 2010 - January 31st, 2010
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Group Show at The Gallery at the End of the World
2475 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
September 3rd, 2009 - September 6th, 2009
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Rockets, Lambs & Time
1017 Mission Street South Pasadena, CA 91030
July 25th, 2009 - September 1st, 2009
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Bold Expressions 53rd Annual International Open Juried Art Exhibition
5330B Gibbons Dr. Carmichael, California 95608
September 30th, 2008 - October 25th, 2008
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Sunday Salon: Kate Carvellas and other Local Artists
2475 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
August 31st, 2008 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Biography
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Artist Statement

My ongoing journey of creative expression has recently led me to a new and unexpected place.  When I began creating artwork seven years ago it was made entirely of borrowed images and objects.  Through the years, I slowly began leaving my own marks on the work.  Starting out with light pencil markings to more visible lines and shapes.  While I am is still deeply enjoying creating assemblages out of found objects, I have now begun creating abstract paintings made entirely of paint and pure intuitive imagination.  These painting, at first, sprang straight from my subconscious.  Lately, however, I have also been using my own photographs as the springboard for my abstract paintings.  Abstracting reality.

My work is an essential and intensely personal part of my life.  It explores and expresses the inner workings of my mind and heart in a way that words cannot express. It is my hope that when people see my work, it will somehow resonate with them on some level, be it intellectual, emotional or spiritual.

Artist Profile

I am a self-taught artist who lives and creates in Pasadena, CA.  In 2004, I found myself in need of an artistic outlet. I began creating two-dimensional thematic montages using imagery from various magazines and clip art sources. With further exploration and a new-found confidence, I began to pursue a different direction, creating, original, three dimensional collages.  In 2007 I began exploring the creative world of mixed media and assemblage and fell in love with both of these media. In 2014 I started exploring the unlimited potential of abstract painting.  Creating work purely from my own mind, without borrowing images or objects to bring the work to life, has been an exhilarating experience.

I now find great joy working in abstract painting and assemblage. In 2008 I began reading up on the history of painting and assemblage, and found inspiration in the work of artists such as Salvador Dali, Joseph Cornell and Kurt Schwitters: and more recently, the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro.  Watching the documentary "The Radiant Child" about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat had a deep impact on me and I strive to create work, not in his style, but that that has the freedom and spontaneity of his.

In 2012 I had the great pleasure of seeing the exhibit "Wonderland - The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States".  This exhibit profoundly affected me and I found kindred spirits in Louise Nevelson, Frida Kahlo and Remedios Varo and the work they have created.

Exhibit Highlights

2014 - Received Best in Show 3rd place ribbon from Mat Gleason for the "FRESH" exhibit at Southbay Contemporary/Zask Gallery

Received “Special Recognition” for "Fragmented" and "Life's Masquerade" from Upstream People Gallery’s “9th Annual Faces Online Art Exhibit”.

Received Awards of Merit at the “53rd Bold Expressions International Art Exhibit” in Carmichael, California for “Will You Still Need Me” and "Through the Looking Grass” 

Two pieces ("Process" and "Three") were chosen to be a part of The Central California Art Association & Mistlin Gallery's 57th Annual Spring Art Show. 

 

 

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