Carole Spelic' grew up in a remarkably creative household. Her art teacher father and music teacher mother encouraged all of their three kids to try almost anything that interested them, so they all sew, play music, do woodworking, plumbing, gardening, etc. (They did NOT have a television.)
Graduating a year early from high school, Carole went on to Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) where she graduated (yet another year early) with a fine arts major and a botany minor. After taking a break to travel around the country for a year, Carole proceeded to earn both her MA and MFA from the State University of New York at Albany.
Moving to Manhattan, New York City, she rediscovered her artistic equilibrium. Working as assistant coordinator for a University-based Studio Art program, she became immersed in the art scene and stayed in New York for 17 years. Carole relocated to Wisconsin in early 2000, and has worked at UW-Platteville since 2008. She loves teaching both Art Survey and studio classes, as well as helping students find opportunities with community engagement.
Carole lives in one of those fabulous old commercial stone buildings in downtown Mineral Point, Wis. Her studio is in a different stone building on the same property. Her current sculptural output employs home-made paper mache’. Her primary concerns are regional native American artifacts (both functional and ceremonial), obsolete writing systems, and the forms of Wisconsin lakes and rivers. She exhibits both regionally and nationally.