Carrie Ann Baade

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Carrie Ann Baade
Carrie Ann Jones

(1974-02-18) February 18, 1974 (age 49)
Known forPainting and drawing
MovementPop Surrealism, Visionary
AwardsFlorida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship, the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for Established Artist, and a nomination for the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship.
Patron(s)Billy Shire

Carrie Ann Baade (born February 18, 1974 in Louisiana) is an American painter whose work has been described by Curator of Contemporary Art Margaret Winslow as "autobiographical parables combin(ing) fragments of Renaissance and Baroque religious paintings, resulting in surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic flora, fauna, and figures."[1] The context and the compositional building blocks of her work are fragments of historical masterpieces, which Baade reinterprets using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective. She currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where she is a professor in the Department of Art at Florida State University[2]

Education and early life[edit]

Baade was born in New Orleans but spent the majority of her early years in a small town in central Colorado, where she graduated from high school. She attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating with her BFA in 1997. During that period she spent a year in Italy studying the techniques of the old masters at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2003, she earned her MFA from the University of Delaware.[2]


"Carrie Ann Baade is a talented and highly imaginative artist whose work is irrevocably linked to the contemporary surreal movement."[3] "Baade’s oils often contrast dense, extravagant contemporary and classical symbology with luminescent color, communicating themes of mortality, sexuality, personal transformation, and the darker side of human nature."[3]

Exhibitions, grants, and awards[edit]

Baade has been nominated for the United States Artists Fellowship (2006) and the Joan Mitchell Grant (2012) and received the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship and the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for Established Artists.

Her paintings have been featured in various art exhibitions including: "Back and Forth: Thinking in Paint" at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art,[4] "Solar Midnight" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (solo show,)"¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool" at Harwood Museum of Art,[5] "In Canon" at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, "Suggestivism" at CSUF Grand Central Art Center in Santa Monica,[6] and "Another Roadside Attraction" at ISE Cultural Foundation in New York City.[7] In 2007 she was among a group of three artists who became the first Americans ever to exhibit at the Ningbo Museum, one of the largest provincial museums in China, located outside of Shanghai. The director of the Ningbo Museum called them "the Mayflowers" for their contributions as cultural ambassadors.[8]

Internationally, her paintings have been included in exhibitions in China, Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and the Philippines; and featured in exhibitions at the Center for Culture in Warsaw, Museum La Ensenanza in San Cristóbal and the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, the Instituto de América de Santa Fe Museo in Granada Spain, and Espace Culturel Mompezat Société des Poètes Françaises in Paris.[2]

In 2011, Baade curated "Cute and Creepy", a large group exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art at Florida State University of artists in the pop surrealism movement.[9]

The Perilous Compassion of the Honey Queen by Carrie Ann Baade, oil on panel, 18" x 24"



  • Aberth, Susan. (2022) "Carrie Ann Baade: Scissors & Tears". La Luz de Jesus Press, ISBN No.1732669732, 978-1732669734
  • Baade, Carrie A, Ray Burggraf, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Mark Messersmith, and Judith Rushin.(2015) "Back and Forth: Thinking in Paint." Print. ISBN No. 9781889282312 1889282316
  • Stewart, Mary. (2014) Launching the Imagination. McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN No. 0077773438, 9780077773434
  • Baade, Carrie Ann & Hightower, Nancy E. (2011) Cute and Creepy. University of Washington Press. ISBN No. 978-1889282244
  • Spoor, Nathan. (2011) Suggestivism: A Comprehensive Survey of Contemporary Artists. Gingko Press. ISBN No. 978-1584234470
  • Ziegler, Tina. (2010) Hunt & Gather. Mark Batty Publisher. ISBN No. 978-0981960036
  • Becket-Griffith, Jasmine. (2008) Gothic Art Now. HarperCollins Canada / Harper International. ISBN No. 978-0061626999.
  • Kuntyj, Lynda. (2008) Visual Arts: A Resource for Units 2A-2B. Impact Publishing. ISBN No. 978-1921305245.[10]
  • Beinart, Jon. (2007) Metamorphosis: 50 Surrealists and Visionary Artists. Visionary Press. ISBN No. 978-0980323108


  • Staniec, Kevin. (2008) ISM: Untitled Love Project. Issue #15[11]
  • Weird Tales (Hugo Award Winner). Cover, Issue #358[12]


  1. ^ "In Cannon". DCCA. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  2. ^ a b c "Carrie Ann Baade". Department of Art. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  3. ^ a b "Carrie Ann Baade - The Critique". International Confederation of Art Critics. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  4. ^ "Back and Forth: Thinking in Paint opens at The Ringling". YourObserver. August 13, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Harwood Museum of Art Fall Exhibition Schedule Celebrates ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool". Cision. June 22, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Suggestivism Exhibition in the OCWeekly". OCWeekly. February 10, 2011. Archived from the original on September 5, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  7. ^ "Another Roadside Attraction Exhibition". ArtCat. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  8. ^ "FSU artists travel to China for Ningbo Exhibition". Libby Fairhurst. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  9. ^ "Cute and Creepy art exhibit comes to VSU". 24 October 2017.
  10. ^ Kuntyj, Lynda; Harcourt, Beth (2008). Visual Arts: A Resource for Units 2A-2B. ISBN 9781921305245. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  11. ^ "ISM: Untitled Love Project". ism a community project. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  12. ^ "Weird Tales #358 cover art". Paula Guran. August 2, 2011. Archived from the original on April 13, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2011.

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