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Carrie Fertig

Carrie Fertig
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I create sonic and visual environments for transformative experiences. I often use flameworked glass in an interdisciplinary practice incorporating film, sound, performance, fire, music, and electronics, to address emotional, spiritual, and physical states and thresholds. I build environments and situations to which people privately bring their deepest selves to visually public installations. All of my work contains engagement with collaborators or participants, and much of it is interactive.
Solo Exhibitions
2020 Le Sirenuse, Aberdeen Art Gallery
2019 Forgiveness, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland
2019 Forgiveness, The Thurso Gallery, Thurso, Scotland
2018-2019 Forgiveness, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England
2018-2019 Ausklingen (Fade Away), Veste Coburg, Coburg, Germany
2011-2012 Homing, Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, England

2021-2022 DISTANCE Residency, remote, Applied Arts Scotland, Soluis Heritage, Virtual Reality residency
2021 The Barn, Banchory, Scotland, Inaugural UNFIX Residency, Scotland
2020 Space/Time, Magnetic North, remote, Edinburgh, Scotland
2020 Yaddo, Performance Art Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
2016 Royal Scottish Academy, Residencies for Scotland; Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath; North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster; Stills, Edinburgh
2014 Lyth Art Centre, Caithness, Scotland, Creative Scotland Creative Futures Residency
2014 ICT/ART Connect, Black Cube Collective and the European Commission
2014 European Museum of Modern Glass, Rödental, Germany
2014 Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
2013 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
2011 Chichester Cathedral / West Dean College
2009 Artist in Residence, University of Sunderland, England
2009 AA2A Artists Access to Art Colleges Scheme, Glass, Flameworking, University of Sunderland, England
2007 North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland

Selected Awards
2022 Creative Scotland Open Fund
2022 VACMA Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards
2021 Digital Pivot, Creative Scotland
2020 a-n Artist Bursary 2020
2019 Inches Carr Craft Bursary
2018 Powderhall Bronze Foundry Award, Open: Society of Scottish Artists/Visual Arts Scotland.
2015 Open Project Funding Grant, Creative Scotland
2015 Royal Scottish Academy, Residencies for Scotland Bursary
2013 Professional Development Grant, Creative Scotland
2011 Best Creative Campaign of 2011: Art. Glass Wings for Chichester. Crowdfunding website IndieGoGo
2009 Professional Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council

European Museum of Modern Glass, Germany
Broadfield House Glass Museum, England
North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland
Perth Art Gallery, Scotland
The Roslin Institute, Scotland