About

 

 

 

 

Hello and welcome to the home of my whimsical silhouettes! 

Here you will discover charming and playful images that adorn greeting cards, prints, night lights and more. 
You'll find most of the art is made up of anthropomorphic animals: bunnies hanging laundry, foxes dancing, bears on a bicycle, aardvarks and hedgehogs kayaking...  
This art is a nod to nostalgia that may spark a memory, or evoke a smile, or perhaps a laugh out loud.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Where do the ideas for your art come from?

 
It is a question I get asked a lot!  I really think that many of the images and scenes I draw have been influenced by the books that were read to me as a child.  My art has an illustrative quality reminiscent of classic picture books.  My favorite stories were from Hans Christian Anderson ...  I later found out that he enjoyed paper cutting.  Coincidence?

 

 

 

 

 

                    Animal Drawings  Age 4

Animal drawings, Kathryn Carr  age 4

 

 

I have focused my talents on the art of paper cutting since 2008.   I've turned my attention towards this art form because I was drawn to the bold imagery of the paper cut silhouette and the intriguing shadows they cast.  I am self taught in this discipline and I continue to experiment with new materials and styles.

 

 

 

 

 

My designs begin by sketching an idea and giving it a sense of movement and playfulness.  I will then draw the image on the back of the paper that is to be cut.    Using a scissor or knife blade I'll carefully cut away the paper to reveal the image.  
 
I am inspired by the German paper cut art
Scherenschnitte (pronounced: sharon-SNIT-tah)  and how it portrays everyday life in silhouette form.
 
  The cards and prints are crafted and printed in Pittsburgh,PA.  Where I can, I try to be mindful and eco-friendly by using recycled paper  for my products (Domtar Earth Choice) and reuse the packing materials that I receive from other suppliers to ship my orders.  I am striving to find new ways and new supplies to leave as little footprint as possible. 

Resume

Kathryn M. Carr
www.gocarrgo.com     kathryn.carr@gocarrgo.com

Education:
1994 Edinboro University, BFA Art Education, Pennsylvania Current Affiliations and Memberships:

Current Affiliations and Memberships:

Professional Teaching Artist with the Lifetime Arts

Board Member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Employment:  
2010- Current, Go Carr Go, Owner, A creative business centered around the art of paper cutting. Encompasses a line of greeting cards, Illustration and commission work, various teaching positions, marketing and displaying art in gallery shows and fine art fairs.                                                                                        

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 West Liberty University, WV

2013   Sewickley Library, Sewickley, PA
2012   Scherenschnitte, 57 Treasury, St. Augustine, FL
2012   Paper Thin Theater, 709 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2011   All Creatures Great and Small, Mathews Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2010   Root, Wild Card, Pittsburgh, PA
2009   Mixed Media, Stephan's Fine Art Gallery, Anchorage, Ak
2008   Collection of Paper Cuts, Gallery Red, Anchorage, Ak

Group Exhibitions:

2014   Illusions, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2013   Collections of Poe, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin
2013   RAW : Natural Born Artists Event, Pittsburgh
2012   Pittsburgh Neighborhoods, Gallery Sim, Pittsburgh, PA
2011   Fantastic Florida, St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL
2011   Bees, Wild Card ,Pittsburgh, PA
2011   Art All Night, Public Space, Pittsburgh, PA
2011   Salon, Gallery 4, Pittsburgh,PA
2011   The Many Sides of Pittsburgh , Gallery Sim Pittsburgh,PA
2011   Halo, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh,PA
2011   Visions, Gallery Sim, Pittsburgh, PA
2010   Rock Paper Scissors, Gallery Sim , Pittsburgh, PA
2009   Art Walk Open House Show, Baku, Azerbaijan

Teaching Positions:

2015   Adult paper cutting class Creative Ageing/Lifetime Arts, Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library

2014   Beginners Paper cutting, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

2013   Nightlights paper cutting class, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2012   Residency teaching position, Children's Museum of Art, Pittsburgh,PA
2011   Vintage Valentine, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh Pittsburgh,PA
2011   Beginner paper cutting, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2008   Private classes, Anchorage, AK
2004   Twindly Bridge Charter School, Art instruction, Wasilla, AK

Commissions & Illustrations

2015

Children's book Illustration, "Lizbeth Lou Got A Rock In Her Shoe"

2014

Quantum Theater

2013

Album Cover, Constellation Prize, Carbon Leaf

2012

Album Cover, Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle, Carbon Leaf

Installation paper cut, A Hair Off The Beach, St. Augustine Florida
Step Trek, South Side, Pittsburgh PA

Awards and Honorable Mentions:

2014

Best in Show 2-D, Mt. Lebanon Artist Market, Pittsburgh, PA

Merit Award, Art in the Park, Portland ME

2013
X-ACTO Masters Club

2012

Best in Show 2-D artist, St. Augustine Art Association Art Fair

Applicable Skills:
QuickBooks, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

Mad Skills in paper cutting