Carol Wyss is a visual artist using printmaking, drawing and photography to create the components for her installations. She is on a concerted search for the structure of things – deconstructing existing and creating new discernible patterns. Recognizing patterns is crucial to humans, helping understand and predict what is coming. The skeleton is the basic structure through which Carol examines our relationship to our surroundings, our temporal human existence and our impact on and synergy with the planet we currently inhabit. Bones are essential in reconstructing who we are and where we come from. Abstraction is part of the process – not trying to hide the origins, rather broadening the possibilities for interpretation.
Since graduating in 1998 with an MFA from the Slade, Carol has won several prizes including the John Ruskin Prize 2012, Zealous Print Prize and the City&Guilds Print Prize. She is a member of the London Group and exhibits nationally and internationally.