The SACI community is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of esteemed artist Lawrence Carroll, who passed away on May 21st, 2019.
An Australian-born and American-raised painter, Lawrence Carroll was known for his elegant and poetic sculptural paintings. He participated in DOCUMENTA IX in Kassel in 1992 and the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, and had many solo exhibitions in prestigious museums and galleries around the world. His work is included in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Stuttgart City Gallery; the Vatican Museums, Rome; and the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano. Throughout his 40-year career, Lawrence lived and worked in Italy and in the United States.
Lawrence was a mentor and friend to many members of the SACI community. In 2015, MFA in Studio Art students and faculty members visited Lawrence’s exhibition “Ghost House” at the MAMbo (Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna), where he spoke to the group about his unique journey as an artist and the importance of perseverance in the face of this difficult, yet important, calling. In April 2015, he visited SACI to attend the finissage of the MFA in Studio Art final exhibition, “Long Distance,” and deliver the keynote address for SACI’s first MFA commencement ceremony.
“Moments,” his last solo exhibition, opens at Galerie Karsten Greve, a gallery in Cologne, France, on Friday, May 24th.