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A little about my technique  

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 whimsical 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.



Kathryn M. Carr

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

Guild of American Paper Cutters

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

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:

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


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


4 Private commission works

Quantum Theater


5 Private commission works

Album Cover, Constellation Prize, Carbon Leaf


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
 10 individual private commission works
 8 individual private commission works

Awards and Honorable Mentions:


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

Merit Award, Art in the Park, Portland ME

X-ACTO Masters Club


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

Applicable Skills:
QuickBooks, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

Mad Skills in paper cutting


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