Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Spring 2019 Carlie Trosclair

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Carlie Trosclair

St. Louis, MO
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Carlie Trosclair (b. New Orleans, LA) is a sculptor and installation artist based in St. Louis, MO. Trosclair earned an MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and a BFA from Loyola University New Orleans. She is a Fellow of the Community Arts Training Institute, St. Louis. She has completed residencies at MASS MoCA, Assets for Artists (MA), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), Oxbow (MI), Playa (OR), ACRE (WI), Vermont Studio Center (VT), Woodside Contemporary Artists Center (NY), chashama (NY), and The Luminary Center for the Arts (MO). Trosclair’s work has been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, ArtFile Magazine, and Temporary Art Review, among others. She is the recipient of the Riverfront Times’ Mastermind Award, the Creative Stimulus Award, a Regional Arts Commission Artist Fellowship, and was included in the Great Rivers Biennial. Trosclair was recently selected as an exhibiting artist for the inaugural Open Spaces Biennial in Kansas City, curated by Dan Cameron (2018).


“Approached through a lens of reordering and discovery, my work investigates decorative and structural shifts that occur over a building’s lifespan. Growing up in New Orleans as the daughter of an electrician, I spent my formative years in historic residential properties at varying stages of construction and deconstruction. I found that even when abandoned, the presence of the body still lingered.”


  • Window dressing (installation detail), 2017, latex, 4 x 5 feet

  • Phantom Rehab, 2017, latex in abandoned home, dimensions variable

  • alone, together (door knobs and plates), 2017, latex, 34 x 83 inches

  • Revolve/r (detail), 2016, salvaged 2x4’s, vintage wallpaper, masonite, 16 x 16 x 8 feet

All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.