Carrie-Ann Bracco was born on Long Island, NY. She received her B.A. from Columbia University, a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the New York Academy of Art and a Masters of Science in Sustainability Management, also from Columbia University. During college and the years following, she spent several years living abroad in Italy, England and Bolivia. She now resides in Brooklyn, NY working as an artist and business analyst.
For the past ten years, Carrie's art has focused on remote and endangered landscapes. In 2009, she completed an artist residency at a scientific research station in the jungle of Southern Peru and created a series of paintings depicting her travels down the Madre de Dios River. In 2010 she was a member of The Arctic Circle Residency, a sailing expedition in the high Arctic seas off the northern coast of Norway. A few years later came paintings of trekking over glaciers in Patagonia. In 2013, she joined the American Climber Science Program in the Andes of Peru to collect scientific data and complete her first alpine climb (Maparaju, 17,000 ft). The paintings from these experiences attempt to convey the ethereal quality of these mythic and fragile landscapes. They also illustrate our explorations into the unknown and our tenuous co-existence with the natural environment. More recent work explores light in nature on local landscapes such as the reflective tide pools at Davis Park in Fire Island and the shimmering effect of snow in Park Slope Brooklyn.
Carrie’s work has been included in exhibits at the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Arts Club, Flowers Gallery and Mark Miller Gallery. In 2011, she was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. In 2014, her artwork was included in The Figure, edited by Margaret McCann and published by Skira/Rizzoli Press.
Carrie continues to travel and find ways to connect her interests in rock climbing, sustainability issues and art through landscape painting.