Carrie Graber

Carrie Graber

Carrie Graber
  Carrie Graber (b. 1975, American) Carrie had the pleasure of growing up in Southern California, hot summers and warm glowing colors forever romanticized their way into her work. She is a master genre painter of the Southern California contemporary school, whose depictions of light place her in the line of the Luminists. Graber is also in the line of The Hudson River School – 19th-century and early 20th-century painters from the Northeast and Midwest, whose paintings are grounded in capturing the light effects of the sun and nature in dramatic landscapes. Though this movement specialized in anything but genre pictures, Graber mixes this 19th-century fascination with light with her own Pop iconography in the tradition of post-Modern hybridizing. Indeed, the light of SoCal is so different than that of other regions, Graber does a service to the Luminist and Hudson River traditions, with her golden-white light of the skies there, executed so faithfully and fluidly. To top it off, her renditions of the world-famous Southern California lifestyle, as Pop art, are gemlike, sexy, and exacting. She graduated with distinction, in the fall of 1997 from Art Center College of Design where she studied with such luminaries as Burne Hogarth, Harry Carmean and Richard Bunkall. Shortly thereafter, she took a position as an artist apprentice with the famous Romantic Impressionist Aldo Luongo.  A short year later, Aldo sponsored her to develop a body of her own work. Carrie's first opening was in coastal Cambria, California in 1999, and a success. For the next decade, Carrie traveled the world, showing exquisitely developed oil paintings and charcoal drawings. Her admiration for figure and form, juxtaposed with observations of light and shadow and steeped in a fascination with composition materialized in hundreds of paintings. She has become a collector of modern works, is now a furniture designer and builder and is an ardent advocate of architectural preservation. She volunteers at The Institute for Survival Through Design and works with American architect Dion Neutra on art projects, book readings and public relations. "I think that it's important for me to realize that things are coming together -- skill, observation, and consideration. As an artist, I pursue what will give me the greatest satisfaction and joy, a communication filled with discovery and triumph. What's in a medium? What's in a subject matter, or style? I am currently studying the concept of beauty, and why we find something so. What is preconceived, and what can be edited? I always knew, and now fully realize that function always takes a form, not as a conquest but as a lover. I appreciate the opportunity to exhibit this intimate process itself as the art." Coming out of Southern California, Carrie Graber is considered to be among the most talented, exciting and well-collected artists in the market today. With her warm tones and exquisite control of illumination creating a perfect composition of light and contrast, Carrie captures the beauty and subtlety of familiar environments, which are often overlooked. Her soft, realistic but also bold approach warms the viewers' senses and creates a feeling of intimacy. This is the link between Carrie and one of her main influences, Dutch master painter Vermeer. Select Chloe Gallery Exhibitions 2018Women in Art: GREAT Artists who just Happen to be Women 2017Art Market San Francisco, Chloe Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2016 Chloe Gallery, Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA Chloe Gallery, Summer Art and Winemakers’ Dinner Exhibition Group Show: Color | Shape | Form, San Francisco, CA 2015 Chloe Gallery, Summer Art and Winemakers’ Dinner Exhibition Group Show, San Francisco, CA Chloe Gallery, Two-Person Exhibition: Graber | Maltzman, San Francisco, CA Chloe Gallery, Winter Art and Winemakers’ Dinner Exhibition Group Show, San Francico, CA 2014 Chloe Gallery, Art in The Valley Group Show, Yountville/San Francisco, CA
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Artist

Artwork

111 on 111, 2016
Carrie Graber

111 on 111, 2016

oil on canvas

36 x 48 in

The Astro Motel, 2018
Carrie Graber

The Astro Motel, 2018

Oil on Canvas

23 x 35 in

111 on 111 (S/N)
Carrie Graber

111 on 111 (S/N)

giclee on canvas

32 x 24 in

August in the Desert (S/N)
Carrie Graber

August in the Desert (S/N)

giclee on canvas

24 x 24 in

Casual (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Casual (S/N)

giclee on canvas

28 x 22 in

Compliments for Complements (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Compliments for Complements (S/N)

giclee on canvas

23 x 32 in

Don the Beachcomber (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Don the Beachcomber (S/N)

giclee on canvas

27 x 28 in

Gold and Martinis (S/N), 2017
Carrie Graber

Gold and Martinis (S/N), 2017

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 36 in

Heart of Vista Las Palmas (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Heart of Vista Las Palmas (S/N)

giclee on canvas

11 x 60 in

Inspired Curves (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Inspired Curves (S/N)

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 23 in

Little Worlds (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Little Worlds (S/N)

giclee on canvas

34 x 25 in

Nocturne (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Nocturne (S/N)

giclee on canvas

26 x 30 in

Sleepy Girl (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Sleepy Girl (S/N)

giclee on canvas

34 x 26 in

Stahl House Pool (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Stahl House Pool (S/N)

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 21 in

Testing the Water (Sinatra House) (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Testing the Water (Sinatra House) (S/N)

giclee on canvas

28 x 21 in

The Kissers (S/N)
Carrie Graber

The Kissers (S/N)

giclee on canvas

23 x 32 in

When The Sun Dips (Behind The Mountains) S/N
Carrie Graber

When The Sun Dips (Behind The Mountains) S/N

Giclee on Canvas

27 x 32 in

Autumn in the Desert, 2016
Carrie Graber

Autumn in the Desert, 2016

oil on canvas

28 x 44.40 in

The Pleasures of Tending, 2018
Carrie Graber

The Pleasures of Tending, 2018

Oil on Canvas

30 x 48 in

Ahh, Spa! (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Ahh, Spa! (S/N)

giclee on canvas

23 x 30 in

Boardwalk Arcade (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Boardwalk Arcade (S/N)

giclee on canvas

32 x 29 in

Chillin' In The Palm Shadows (S/N), 2018
Carrie Graber

Chillin' In The Palm Shadows (S/N), 2018

giclee on canvas

45 x 26 in

Cool (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Cool (S/N)

giclee on canvas

25 x 43 in

Drifting Through Light, Stahl House (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Drifting Through Light, Stahl House (S/N)

Giclee on Canvas

27 x 36 in

Gotta Wear Shades (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Gotta Wear Shades (S/N)

giclee on canvas

34 x 23 in

Hello, Miss! (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Hello, Miss! (S/N)

giclee on canvas

21 x 28 in

Just Be Still With Me (A/P), 2017
Carrie Graber

Just Be Still With Me (A/P), 2017

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

Love & Rockets (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Love & Rockets (S/N)

giclee on canvas

30 x 20 in

Pick Me Up (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Pick Me Up (S/N)

giclee on canvas

21 x 28 in

Sneaking Out (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Sneaking Out (S/N)

giclee on canvas

30 x 20 in

Sun Worshippers (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Sun Worshippers (S/N)

giclee on canvas

36 x 27 in

The Astro Motel (S/N), 2018
Carrie Graber

The Astro Motel (S/N), 2018

Giclee on Canvas

23 x 35 in

The Purple Room (S/N)
Carrie Graber

The Purple Room (S/N)

giclee on canvas

28 x 21 in

Great Strides
Carrie Graber

Great Strides

Oil on Canvas

36 x 27 in

Skyline Trail
Carrie Graber

Skyline Trail

Oil on Canvas

36 x 27 in

An Affair With Flair (S/N), 2018
Carrie Graber

An Affair With Flair (S/N), 2018

Giclee on Canvas

43 x 29 in

Books and Roses (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Books and Roses (S/N)

giclee on canvas

38 x 22 in

Close as Roses (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Close as Roses (S/N)

giclee on canvas

21 x 32 in

Coy Koi (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Coy Koi (S/N)

giclee on canvas

27 x 36 in

Edris House (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Edris House (S/N)

giclee on canvas

36 x 29 in

Great Strides (S/N), 2018
Carrie Graber

Great Strides (S/N), 2018

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 27 in

Hot Spring Fling (S/N), 2016
Carrie Graber

Hot Spring Fling (S/N), 2016

giclee on canvas

24 x 42 in

Kaufmann House (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Kaufmann House (S/N)

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 40 in

Loves Me (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Loves Me (S/N)

giclee on canvas

34 x 30 in

Polarized and Solarized (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Polarized and Solarized (S/N)

giclee on canvas

21 x 26 in

Sparkling Blue Rendezvous (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Sparkling Blue Rendezvous (S/N)

giclee on canvas

20 x 30 in

Sundress in the Sun (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Sundress in the Sun (S/N)

giclee on canvas

28 x 20 in

The Dinner Hour on Fair Circle (S/N), 10/4/2017
Carrie Graber

The Dinner Hour on Fair Circle (S/N), 10/4/2017

Giclee on Canvas

40 x 30 in

There’s Love in This Home (S/N)
Carrie Graber

There’s Love in This Home (S/N)

giclee on canvas

23 x 30 in

Night Cap (Swan House)
Carrie Graber

Night Cap (Swan House)

Oil on Canvas

26 x 33 in

Warm Concrete, Cool Rosé (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Warm Concrete, Cool Rosé (S/N)

giclee on canvas

27 x 36 in

At the End of the Day (S/N)
Carrie Graber

At the End of the Day (S/N)

giclee on canvas

17 x 38 in

California Crush (S/N)
Carrie Graber

California Crush (S/N)

giclee on canvas

36 x 31 in

Cobalt Abstract (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Cobalt Abstract (S/N)

giclee on canvas

30 x 40 in

Del Marcos Hotel (S/N), 2018
Carrie Graber

Del Marcos Hotel (S/N), 2018

Giclee on Canvas

40 x 24 in

Frey House (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Frey House (S/N)

giclee on canvas

36 x 36 in

Happy to be Home (S/N), 10/4/2017
Carrie Graber

Happy to be Home (S/N), 10/4/2017

Giclee on Canvas

34 x 36 in

Hush, Dusk (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Hush, Dusk (S/N)

giclee on canvas

21 x 30 in

Like Pink Lemonade (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Like Pink Lemonade (S/N)

giclee on canvas

27 x 36 in

Night Cap (Swan House) (S/N), 10/4/2017
Carrie Graber

Night Cap (Swan House) (S/N), 10/4/2017

Giclee on Canvas

27.75 x 36 in

Reds, Reds, Reds (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Reds, Reds, Reds (S/N)

giclee on canvas

21 x 36 in

Stahl House at Night (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Stahl House at Night (S/N)

giclee on canvas

24 x 32 in

Sunny Buns (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Sunny Buns (S/N)

giclee on canvas

20 x 40 in

The Goings-On In the House (S/N)
Carrie Graber

The Goings-On In the House (S/N)

giclee on canvas

23 x 30 in

Waiting for My Dansuer (S/N)
Carrie Graber

Waiting for My Dansuer (S/N)

giclee on canvas

18 x 23 in

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