new archival prints at
Lisa Sette Gallery
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Above left: Artist Carrie Marill at work. Left: Two pigment prints by Carrie Marill.

Carrie Marill is a meticulous artist, sophisticated and considered in her techniques and also in the concepts that underpin each of her artworks and series. Drawing on a broad variety of inspirations, her paintings investigate the definition of ‘high’ Modern art in relationship to craft and folk art; the intricacy of textile compositions in Asian fabrics, American quilts and Native American cultures, images and forms from nature, 18th century European landscapes, Persian miniatures and Japanese screen painting, the rigor of abstraction and hard edged painting, Modernism’s knee-jerk aversion to the idea of decoration, and the elemental pleasures of color and shape. 

“Pattern is an inherent part of my artistic practice, it triggers the creation of new work.”  — Artist Carrie Marill

Above, top: Carrie Marill, Learn How to Fall Apart, 2020, pigment print, 17″ x 36″, edition of 10, $1,500 unframed. Bottom left: Carrie Marill, Birds and Beasts, 2020, pigment print, 22″ x 17″, edition of 10, $800 unframed. Bottom right: Carrie Marill, Birds and Beasts Part Deux, 2020, pigment print, 22″ x 17″, edition of 10, $800 unframed.

Marill pushes the interplay of formalist elements of line and shape as well as the loose boundary between painting and sculpture. Her knowing and playful work questions the triumphs and shortcomings of recent art history in an attempt to find new forms and meanings.

Above: Carrie Marill, Modern Interior, 2020, pigment print, 16″ x 20″, edition of 10, $800 unframed.

The artist received an MFA from Cornell University and a BA in painting from San Francisco State University. Her work is shown nationally and has been reviewed in New American Paintings, Wired Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Painters, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times.

Her work is in the collection of Todd Oldham, Angela Missoni, Megan Mullally, Donna & Howard Stone, Disney, The Hallmark Collection, Tiffany & Co. and many other exciting collectors. In addition to continual exhibitions, Marill’s practice includes developing murals for public and private clients.