Carole Caroompas

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Carole Caroompas
Born Oregon City, OR
Nationality American

M.F.A. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1971.

B.A. California State University, Fullerton, California, 1968.
Known for Painting
Awards John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1995)

Carole Caroompas is a painter whose work examines the intersection of Pop culture and gender archetypes.[1] She holds a B.A. from California State University, Fullerton and an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California.[2] She is a Professor of Fine Art at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Caroompas has exhibited at the Ben Maltz Gallery in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Western Project in Culver City, Mark Moore in Santa Monica, P.P.O.W. in New York, Sue Spaid Fine Art, the Hammer Museum at UCLA, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Her awards include grants from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, COLA (City of L.A.), two from the National Endowment for the Arts and a California Community Foundation Fellowship.[2] In 1995 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.[3]

Early life and Education[edit]

Carole Caroompas spent her childhood in Newport Beach, California[4]

Selected Exhibitions[edit]

1994: "Before and After Frankenstein: The Woman Who Knew Too Much" at Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California[5]

1998: "Carole Caroompas: Lady of the Castle Perilous" at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California[6]

1999: “Heathcliff and the Femme Fatale go on Tour” at the Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, California[7]

2008: "Dancing with Misfits: Eye-Dazzler” at Western Project, Culver City, California[8]


  1. ^ Curtis, Cathy (27 April 1999). "Simmering Talent in O.C. Suburbs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Carole Caroompas: Biography". Western Project. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Carole Caroompas, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  4. ^ Hanselman, Cheryl (2 October 1990). "Grimm's Stories Take On Adult Perspective : Exhibition: Carole Caroompas' paintings challenge the foundations on which childhood fairy tales are based.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Myers, T. R. (1994). Carole Caroompas. New Art Examiner, 2237-38.
  6. ^ Roth, C. (1998). Carole Caroompas at Otis College of Art and Design. Artweek, 2920-21.
  7. ^ Cooper, J. (1999). Carole Caroompas: Mark Moore Gallery. New Art Examiner, 26(9), 47-48.
  8. ^ Duncan, M. (2008). Carole Caroompas at Western Project. Art In America, 96(5), 204-205.

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