Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Carrie Ungerman lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Her work moves between sculpture and drawing and often takes the form of large scale, site-specific sculpture, installation and wall works whose ephemerality is both offset and underscored by labor intensive processes. Ritualized collecting, sorting and arranging of common and culturally encoded materials is an intrinsic part of her work.
For her exhibition at Winslow Garage, Underman works with items recovered from a legendary downtown LA bead store. Idiosyncratic hanging and display solutions, beaded signage, re-purposed tags, and tiny handwritten labels are the historically rich material that form the foundation of her new work.
Carrie Underman has exhibited in Southern California and has participated in exhibitions and residencies in the US, Europe, Israel, and India. Ungerman is the recipient of the California Community Foundation Fellowship (CCF), the City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (COLA) and a Durfee ARC Grant. She received her BA from Brandeis University and a BFA and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Underman is an alumna of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture