Carrie Able is a Brooklyn based visual artist, poet, musician and virtual reality artist. She has exhibited extensively from the Honolulu Museum of Art to the Toledo Museum of Art and has been printed in publications such as the National Geographic Traveler. Private collections worldwide exhibit Able’s paintings. In March 2018, Able had a solo exhibition at Volta Art Fair, and in Dec 2019 was featured at Art Basel Miami Beach’s Pulse Art Fair.
Jukely describes Able as a “haunting singer-songwriter and guitarist”. While many say they have never heard anything like Able’s music, it has also been described as a link between The Doors, Patti Smith, and The Velvet Underground. Her most recently Single “Stranger” was released Oct 7th, 2019 and was added to the regular rotation of NYC radio. On Oct 11, 2019 Able performed her first ever Augmented Reality Music performance at the Ace Hotel New York which she speaks about in her recent interview with Widewalls Art Magazine. Included in the exhibition was a solo show of her oil paintings and her XR artwork. Five works of her Augmented Reality Art are published by Instagram. In December 2019 Able will do multiple XR Art Music Performances at Pulse Art Basel Miami Beach. Able performed at the Independent Music Awards Showcase in Austin Texas for SXSW in March 2019. Her first single with ADIM records was released May 16, 2019 with a live performance at the legendary Bowery Electric in Manhattan’s Lower East Side . One of the first music videos of its kind an immersive 360 VR painting music video for Able’s latest single with ADIM records “Prince” in collaboration with Jump Into the Light is now streaming on youtube.
In 2016 Able published her first book of poetry entitled “Painted Poetry”. On Sept 20th, 2017 Carrie Able’s debut solo album “frequency” was released on Itunes, Google Play, Amazon and Spotify. An internationally recognized artist, poet and musician, Carrie Able was a keynote speaker at the Kristal Elma Festivali in Istanbul on Oct 5th, 2017.
Able is currently an artist in residence at Jump into the Light in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While VR painting technology is a new cutting edge media, Able has been working with oil on linen for over twenty years. A working portrait artist by the age of 14, Able’s earliest work focused on realism in the renaissance masters oil technique. However, her oil works of the past 8 years have increasingly danced the line between representative and abstract. Using no external visual references, imported files or sound bites, the artist creates directly from subconscious mind to hand.