Carol Bouyoucos  Works on paper
Mt. Kisco, New York. 

I shoot with an iPhone then manipulate my photographs using various in-phone apps. The final retouching and composition happens in Photoshop. I use various materials to print my work on, from archival rag paper, to archival acrylic, and reclaimed wood. I apply natural and tinted cold wax to the surface as a devise to remove the work from a solely photographic conversation.

Much of my work is inspired by early landscape, portraiture, and botanical art.  Weaving historical imagery into the narrative embeds a feeling of nostalgia, whereas, working within a digital platform, invites us to reconsider our perception of the story.  Walking in the woods every day with my camera, especially this last year, I have begun to notice the cumulative changes in the natural landscape. There is almost a prehistoric feeling to the geography - vines out of control choking great trees; invasive plants that spill over paths and highways. Trees with weakened root masses are ripped from the ground during storms and left in the aftermath.  I find the natural world to be quite ferocious, rebellious and fascinating.

I am influenced by artists like Thomas Cole, Frederick Edwin Church, and Robert John Thornton whose work illustrates an America that inspired awe in a time when expansionism was taking over the west.  Environmental and social borderlines are as conflicted today, but history has taught us that contemplating nature can compel humanity to work toward change.

Solo Shows
2021 CB Gallery, Common Ground, Katonah, NY
2020 Cottage at Marsh Sanctuary, Caretaking, Mount Kisco, NY
2019 CB Gallery, Wild by Nature, Katonah, NY
2019 The Bedford Playhouse, Love in The Garden, Bedford, NY
2018 The Lane Contemporary Art Gallery, Life Botanical, Katonah, NY
2017 The Kitchen Table, Summer Works, Pound Ridge, NY

Group Shows
2021
Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 
Serenity, Virtual, New Haven, CT
Carriage Barn Art Center, Spectrum Ode to Color, New Canaan, CT
Sohn Fine Art Gallery, IMotif, Lenox, MA
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Creativity in Lockdown, Norwalk,CT

2020
CB Gallery,
WOW: Women of Westchester, Katonah, NY
Sohn Fine Art Gallery,
 IMotif, Lenox, MA
Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT
USPS Art Project, Pellum Center for the Arts, NY; Ely Center for Contemporary Art,
                               Art Gym Denver, CO; InLiquid Philadelphia, PA... traveling
Art Fluent, Muse, Sandwich, MA
Foundry Art Center, Global Impact, St. Charles, MO
Art Show Bedford, Bedford, NY 

2019
The Center for Fine Art Photography,
The Changing Planet, Ft. Collins, CO
Volition Gallery, Bell-ans Center for Creative Arts, FEAR, Orangeburg, NY
Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI 
Art League Rhode Island, One Zero One, Providence RI
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Art Show Bedford, Bedford, NY
Ning Gallery, The Illusion and Reality, New York, NY

2018
Bedford Village Pop Up Galery,
 Bedford, NY
Art Show Bedford, Bedford, NY
Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA
Ridgefield Guild of Artist’s Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
South Salem Art Show, South Salem, NY

2017
Ruth Keeler Memorial Library 
Appetite for Art, North Salem, NY
The Red Fox Gallery, Bedford, NY
Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Katonah Memorial Library, Katonah, NY

2015 Center for Contemporary Printmaking Monothon, Norwalk, CT.

2012 Katonah Museum of Art Art to the Point, Katonah, NY

Installations
Memorial Sloan Kettering, Westchester, NY
The Hudson Shore Estate, West Park, NY
Skin Focused Dermatology, Rye, NY
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY
Northern Westchester Hospital, Bedford, NY

Publications and Press
American Corporate Identity, Bedford Magazine, Garden Club of America’s Bulletin Magazine, Communication Arts, Garden Club of America’s Focus Magazine, Hip Style, New Haven Independent, Print Magazine, The Bedford Record Review, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Veranda Magazine, Elements of Style, Veranda

BFA from the University of Michigan’s School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor.

Professional Affiliations
The CritLab. Professional, ethical, artist's critique group, Port Chester, NY
CritLab Flatfile
Katonah Museum of Art. Advisory Board, Katonah, NY
Katonah Museum Artist's Association, Katonah, NY