Carrie Fonder


Carrie Fonder, lecturer, teaches art appreciation and art foundations studies, including drawing and 2D design.

Fonder is a sculptor whose practice focuses on mixed media pieces that are materially and conceptually driven. Her work is invested in the intersection of nature and culture, and explores issues of gender, power and complicity through the use of humor and kitsch. Her work shifts between 2D and 3D forms as it investigates the real versus the represented. The materials she utilizes in her work often explore devalued materials and methods, including polystyrene foam and airbrushed acrylics. Her work often incorporates simple kinetic elements. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, from Detroit to New Delhi. 

Before coming to UWF in 2015, she was as an adjunct professor at several institutions in the greater Detroit Metro Area, including the College for Creative Studies, and was the director of the Summer Art Studio at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

In 2010, she was awarded a Fulbright Nehru Grant to explore the influence of culture on gender identity through depictions of the feminine in India. She has participated in visiting artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the AICAD New York Studio and Residency Program.  

Degrees & Institutions:

She received a bachelor’s degree in sculpture at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and a master’s in sculpture at Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

Keywords: sculptor, mixed media, Fulbright Nehru Grant, 2D art, 3D art