About

Portrait

[Portrait – Carolyn Zick]

Who: Carolyn Zick.
I’m a painter/ printmaker interested in capturing moments related to my own life through drawings, paintings and monotypes. Mark making and exploring color remain formal concerns and a starting point, but my main goal is storytelling. There are themes that return again and again in my head: an obsession with unidentifiable birds,places of the heart,a continuum of grief and the clumsiness of being human.

What: I write a long running blog and studio notebook named dangerouschunky that focuses on art and art making. It’s a space to keep track of my studio activities, works in progress, inspirational things and other bits that strike my fancy. The archives of have been recovered from various now retired places on the web thanks to the Wayback Machine. Writing about what inspires me has long been part of my studio practice and that continues on in the notebook blog and in in another project cooking at the moment called chapbook.

Thank you to those in the past who left generous bread crumbs of kind words about us across the internet :

Regina Hackett: I Heart Dangerous Chunky 

Harold Hollingsworth: Pale Sun 

Hankblog: Dangerous Chunky is Back!

Eva Lake: An Eloquent Response 

Misc: you can find my CV here.
In the spring of 2020 I relocated my studio and life to New London, Connecticut from Seattle, Washington.

Sidebar: this is what I’m interested in, although this article ‘Why Old Women Have Replaced Young Men as the Art World’s Darlings‘ is a fantastic update on those concerns.

Here I am on Instagram.

Thanks for visiting.