Carol Collicutt was born and grew up in Halifax graduating from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, and later from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Education. She received her art training at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, where she focused on drawing and painting.
She has maintained a studio in Fredericton for almost 30 years. Primarily a mixed media artist, she has recently turned to photography as a vehicle for her work on memory and identity, themes which have permeated her work for many years.
She has been the recipient of many grants from the Province of New Brunswick and the NB Arts Board, including 5 Creation B grants in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2012, and her work is represented in the New Brunswick Art Bank as well as many corporate and private collections.
She was President of Gallery Connexion 2004 – 2010, and her involvement with the Board of Gallery Connexion extends back some 20 years. During her tenure as President, Gallery Connexion received the TD Canada Trust and NB Foundation for the Arts Excellence award for Arts Organization of the Year for 2006.
Carol has participated in many solo and group exhibitions at such venues as Gallery Connexion, the University Club Gallery at the University of New Brunswick, the City of Saint John Galleries in Saint John, the CBC Georges Goguen Gallery in Moncton, ArtsPlace in Annapolis Royal NS, eyelevelgallery, and the Mary E Black Gallery in Halifax.
Her work was also part of the group exhibition The Exquisite Corpse curated by Tom Smart at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 1993.
Her large photographs of eyes were shown at the Beaverbrook Gallery in the Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition 2007, curated by Tom Lovett of Winnipeg.
She has participated in special projects such as the Artist-in-Residence program of the Fredericton Arts Alliance from 2002 to the present, has taught many mixed media workshops, including at the NB College of Craft and Design during the summers as part of the City of Fredericton EdVentures program, and as an instructor for evening classes.
The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of ARTSNB