creative research Projects:
a_ . The Fl3tch3r Exhibit
Founded in 2013, The FL3tch3R Exhibit, Socially & Politically Engaged Art is an annual international juried exhibition. Carrie A. Dyer is a Co-Founder and the Creative Director of the Exhibit. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field. Recent social, political, and economic uncertainty has encouraged the production of works that are not meant for mere market commodity but rather these works serve as avenues or agents for societal transformation.
B_ . Artifact [Bold] Exhibit
In collaboration with the School of Art & Design at High Point University and Emily Gerhold, ARTIFACT [BOLD] was founded in 2021 as a national biennial exhibition of graphic design, new media, illustration, printmaking, and the expanded field. Whether they are building immersive environments that evoke emotional responses or producing concept-driven type, illustration, or sequence systems, the role of the designer is to create objects that make brave, bold formal and conceptual statements and reflect critical cultural moments.
C_ . Graphic Design Collective
The Graphic Design Collective is a collaborative group of students and professionals, inspired & connected to all areas of art, design and related fields. The group is mentored by Carrie A. Dyer. The group supports multiple collaborative projects including the Art Object Benefit Project & Design Factory, a client oriented professional practice project where graphic design students work with clients. This group is focused on Collecting, Making & Risk Taking.
D_ . breaking the system,
Founded in the Spring of 2018, Carrie A. Dyer established the project "Breaking the System", a 365 poster project. The project is an experimental poster project founded around breaking down and re-building existing formal and conceptual structures. This is an experimental making project based on analog and digital making processes where formal and concept driven topics are explored.
E_ . Process Particles / Piece of Day Project
In late Fall of 2016, Carrie A. Dyer started the Process Particles / Piece of Day Project. The focus of the project was to document and catalog artistic & experimental design practices that occur on a daily basis within her studio practice. The goal is to make something daily and to post aspects of the work online. The process focuses on experiential making, abstract reasoning and investigation with media & methods.
F_ . Art Object : Benefit Project
The ART OBJECT : BENEFIT PROJECT is a collaborative project based around social responsibility & the act of making as a catalyst for positive community growth. The project aims to develop an atmosphere where students are exposed to ethical frameworks where one has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large.
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