Discipline: Visual Art

Carol Haerer

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Hoosick Falls, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1969, 1979
Carol Haerer (1933-2002) was a New York-based artist known for abstract painting in the vein of Minimalism and Lyrical abstraction. Haerer is best known for her “White Painting” series. Her work was included in the Lyrical Abstraction exhibition at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut. In 1990, the Rothko Foundation at Artists Space sponsored a three-person exhibition of Ed Clark, Carol Haerer, and Ted Kanshare, which was reviewed by Arts Magazine. Her large paintings were often stretched on supports with rounded corners, creating a sense of elegant objecthood as well as luminous surface quality. Haerer graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1954, and went on receive a Fulbright Fellowship to attend the Sorbonne in Paris for two years. She then attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she received n M.F.A. Haerer received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Art in 1988. Her work is included in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Sheldon Museum of Art, the Spencer Museum of Art, and other notable collections.

Studios

Firth

Carol Haerer worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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