About

CZ

Carolyn Zick

I’m a artist interested in capturing moments linked to my own life through drawings, paintings printmaking and small sculptures. Mark-making and exploring color remain formal concerns and a starting point, but my main goal is narration. Narration of a story, a poem, an experience. There are themes that return again and again in my head: an obsession with unidentifiable birds, places of the heart, the continuum of grief and that feeling of inadequacy found while being human.

Writing is an essential part of my practice and I’ve (sporadically) maintained 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 fragments and bits of information that strike my fancy. The archives are currently in the process of being recovered from various now retired places on the web thanks to the Wayback Machine. I also find myself writing occasional longer pieces and more recently a project marinating on slow simmer titled chapbook.

In the spring of 2020 I relocated my studio and life to New London, Connecticut from Seattle, Washington, returning to the East Coast after a two-decade absence.

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 

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.

Misc:

You can find my CV here.

Here I am on Instagram.

You can contact me here.

Thanks for visiting.