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About PUNKWASP

Photo courtesy of Heather Kirchhofer

I have been a full-time artist since 2004. Thankfully this has allowed me to travel the world, and during these explorations, I always try to collect beads, fabric, weavings, biomorphic shaped creations, ceramics, and tools. My creative lens is of a traveling androgynous art lady who’ll shop at both the flea market and Barney’s. I like to have fun with my creations, be they paintings or clothing; clashing patterns, embracing color and layering styles from different eras. With all of my creations and accessories, I want to make something unusual that is comfortable and will last the test of time and physical use.

I am an active person with small boys so I understand that things get yanked on and you may have to go to the trampoline park last minute - my motto is make it unique, effortless, and easy to wear.

 

In 2017 I took a respite from painting and started making one of a kind jewelry pieces from my finds. Color, Pattern, and Balance are reoccurring themes in all of my work so creating wearable art that incorporated pattern and color dovetailed nicely into the aesthetics of my creations.

Carrie Marill was born in San Francisco, CA 1976.  As an artist, she draws inspiration from a vast body of research - from folk art quilts and Persian miniatures to propaganda posters and industrial design. Marill is inspired by the tension between ornament and object, intellectual and aesthetic.  She approaches each work with a disciplined philosophy of color and form to entice her audience to engage her work on many levels of beauty, concept, and the invitation to lose themselves in art amongst the noise of the contemporary world.

In addition to displaying her work at galleries and institutions internationally, Marill’s practice includes developing large-scale outdoor murals for public and private clients.   Marill also designs and creates jewelry, prints, clothing, and accessories for her lifestyle business called Punkwasp allowing her to share her aesthetic and artistic vision with a wider audience.

Marill graduated from San Francisco State University in 2002 with a BA in Painting and received an MFA in Painting from Cornell University in 2004. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States in California, New York, Seattle, Miami, Dallas, and Arizona. Marill's work has been published in New American Paintings, Wired Magazine, Southwest Art, The New Times, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Painters, LA Weekly, and the LA Times. Her work is in the collection of Todd Oldham, Missoni, Disney, Tiffany’s, The Hallmark Collection, and many other exciting collectors.