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Carri  Skoczek My Circus_ My Monkeys
My Circus, My Monkeys
Carri  Skoczek Red Samurai
Red Samurai
Carri  Skoczek After Renoir
After Renoir
Carri  Skoczek After Van Gogh
After Van Gogh
Carri  Skoczek Alexandra Limpert
Alexandra Limpert
Carri  Skoczek Amrita Sher-Gil
Amrita Sher-Gil
Carri  Skoczek Angela hernandez
Angela hernandez
Carri  Skoczek Banana Stripper
Banana Stripper
Carri  Skoczek Beatrice Wood
Beatrice Wood
Carri  Skoczek Bernice Ford
Bernice Ford
Carri  Skoczek Bucktown Bessie
Bucktown Bessie
Carri  Skoczek Burtlahr1
Carri  Skoczek Chasing the dragon
Chasing the dragon
Carri  Skoczek Cortigiana Onesta
Cortigiana Onesta
Carri  Skoczek Dolly Wilde
Dolly Wilde
Carri  Skoczek Donatella
Carri  Skoczek
Eudora Welty
Carri  Skoczek Eva Florencia
Eva Florencia
Carri  Skoczek Flamenco Singer
Flamenco Singer
Carri  Skoczek Geisha
Carri  Skoczek Go Tell Alice
Go Ask Alice
Carri  Skoczek Jaunita Cruz
Jaunita Cruz
Carri  Skoczek Le temps marque
Le temps marque
Carri  Skoczek Lili Elbe
Lili Elbe
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Carri Skoczek

Carri Skoczek Biography

Carri is  a painter, printmaker, costume designer and voodoo doll maker. She has  exhibited extensively for the last 23 years across the United States, the Caribbean, and Mexico.  Stylistically her paintings reference German Expressionism and indeed a particular hero of hers is Egon Schiele. But she also counts strong women in the arts and fashion as her heroes such as Iris Apfel and Laurie Anderson.   Carri’s paintings are often feminine and indeed feminist in subject matter portraying women toreadors, women circus performers, women samurai, fallen women and the like - even her choice of media - pearlized pigments enhances this aspect of the works.  In addition, to her painting and print work, Carri has created costumes for Carnival in Trinidad and theaters in Wisconsin and curated the annual Mermaid Parade Exhibition in Coney Island.  Most recently, she completed a residency in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She has an upcoming solo exhibition at Causey Contemporary in October 2016.

Carri Skoczek Statement

My work has always been about portraiture.  I am fascinated by personality and human behavior.

My work is a reflection of the world around me.

For many years now, my work has been an exploration in expressing female sexuality and allure as a vehicle of power.  Eye candy with balls, so to speak.   The work is a sly homage and backward glance: “if I knew then what I know now.” A stab at reclaiming the power of seduction.  It’s a reconciliation of the qualities we are often taught as mutually exclusive- strength, beauty, sexiness, power, sensuality and intelligence.  The female body as a power tool.  I’m concerned with the sensuality of the materials as well as the subject matter. The inherent sensuality of the pearl powders is integral to the work. 

The resulting images are women contentious, bold, and unashamed in their sexuality and sensuousness.

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