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Carol Gove works out of her Santa Fe, NM studio as an abstract mixed media collage artist. She has a BS from the University of New Hampshire and studied at the DeCordova Museum School in Boston. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits over the last 25 years. She has been accepted in many nationally juried shows including a 100 year retrospective exhibit “In Context: Collage & Abstraction” at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York. This exhibit included contemporary artists as well as master work by Kurt Schwitters, Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner and more. She has also exhibited in museum group shows in the Boston area at the DeCordova Museum, the Danforth Museum, and the Whistler Museum of Art.


In addition to working in her studio, Carol is a dedicated volunteer and has given much of her time the last 25 years to animal rescue. She is the former Board Vice President at Felines & Friends New Mexico. Currently she is volunteering with Helping Paws Across Borders that sets up spay/neuter field clinics on pueblos in New Mexico. She is also a  caregiver volunteer at Scott’s Hospice House in Santa Fe. She also has donated her artwork to many non-profit causes including The Human Rights Campaign, The Cancer Foundation For New Mexico, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in NH, Citizens for Affordable Housing in Boston, The NH Institute of Art, and the Contemporary Art Forum in Phoenix.



I enjoy giving new life to older materials, leaving only a fragment of their original state. I also enjoy combining those materials with photographs from my current, daily life. Each painting feels like a diary entry for me – a reflection on a memory, a record of an experience from my day, or an expression of an emotion. I strive to create dialogue and play between the collage materials and photographs and the fluidity and opacity of paint. Remnants of recognizable imagery appear and disappear in my work, as the materials are washed and worn by layers of paint.


I do not hold back when using color in my work. I love how each hue evokes a different feeling or message and how the colors and gestures work together to complete the expression. Each painting incorporates acrylic paint, collage and a variety of mixed media. All of the collage materials are adhered with an archival medium. There is a rich history to the surface of my work. This is a direct result of building up, and subsequently removing, selective layers during the creative process.


DeCordova School, Lincoln MA

B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1993, Durham NH



The Palm Beach Fair - Steidel Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL 2024
Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 2023
Path to Pop: Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg & More, Galerie d’Orsay, Boston 2018
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN 2016
Mill Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 2016
The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY 2015
The San Francisco Gallery, San Francisco 2015
Regis College Carney Gallery, Weston, MA 2015
Stremmel Gallery, Reno NV 2015
East End Gallery, Nantucket, MA 2015
Mill Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM 2012
Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ 2011
Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA 2011
Art Chicago, Judy A. Saslow Gallery 2010
In Context, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY 2007
Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA 2003-2009



Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA
Kodiak Venture Capital, Boston, MA
Dana Associates, Cambridge, MA
Wells Fargo Bank, Summit, NJ



DeCordova Museum Corporate Program, MA 2013

DeCordova Museum School, MA 2001, 2002, 2003

Danforth Museum, MA 2008, 2012

Whistler Museum, MA 2005

Museum of Fine Arts, MA 2006
Phoenix Art Museum, AZ 2013, 2015, 2018

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