Art Resume

Solo Exhibitions:

Bloodwork: A Contemporary Coping Mechanism
Lowertown Lofts Artist Co-opSep 4-30 | St. Paul, MN 

Acknowledged or Not  Third Street Gallery, 
Mar 5-31 | Grand Forks, ND 

Ancient Gods & Contemporary Circumstances  Clube de Oficiais de BA4,
Nov 22-Dec 30 | Azores, Portugal
Sonhos Melancolia  Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art,
Jul 23-Dec 14 | Great Falls, MT
Ancient Gods & Contemporary Circumstances  Academia de Juventude a das Artes de Ilha Terceira,
Apr 26-May 26 | Azores, Portugal 
Sete Pecados Sociais/Seven Social Sins  Museu de Angra do Heroismo,
Feb 23-Jun 9 | Azores, Portugal

Momentary Visual Autobiography Academia de Juventude a das Artes de Ilha Terceira,
Mar 9-Apr 9 | Azores, Portugal 

Unexpected Beauty and Darkness  
Talley Gallery, Bemidji State University,
Mar 5-16 | Bemidji, MN

Group Exhibitions:


Winter Fine Art Exhibition 2019, Squirrel Haus Arts, Feb 16-24 | Minneapolis MN

SweetArt Salon, Gallery 332 Northrop King Building, Jan 24-Feb 7 | Minneapolis MN

Art on the Plains XII
  Plains Art Museum,
Feb 13-May 22Fargo, ND

  Third Street Gallery,
Feb 5-28 | Grand Forks, ND 
The Peace Project Exhibition (Traveling Exhibition) The Whole 9,
Oct 5-Dec 1 | California & New York

Style, Color, & Form
  Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Dec 28, 2013-Feb 1 |
Great Falls, MT
Sismo de 1980: Exposição Colectiva de Pintura  Audiório Ramo Grande, Feb 1-Mar 1 | Azores, Portugal 
Sismo de 1980: Exposição Colectiva de Pintura  Angra Cultural Center,
Jan 1-15 | Azores, Portugal

The Peace Project Exhibition (Traveling Exhibition)
 The Whole 9,
Oct 5-Dec 1 | California & New York 
Outono Vivo  Audiório Ramo Grande, Oct 25-Nov 10 | Azores, Portugal

Then & Now  Translations Art Gallery, Oct 2012 | Canton, OH
Acorianidade (Azoreanity)  Academia de Juventude a das Artes de Ilha Terceira,
Oct 2012 | Azores, Portugal
The Peace Project Exhibition (Traveling Exhibition) 
The Whole 9, Oct 6-Dec 1 | California & New York
Seen/Unseen  Wiseman Gallery,
Jul 9-Aug 30 | Grants Pass, OR

The Peace Project Exhibition (Traveling Exhibition)  The Whole 9, Oct 22-Dec 1 | California & New York
Art of Love/Love of Art  Averitt Center for the Arts,
Jan 21-Feb 25 | Statesboro GA

River Art  West Shore Gallery, Sep 25-Nov 6 | Wormleysburg, PA
The Peace Project  The Whole 9,
 Feb 11-Mar 10 | Culver City, CA
Uncensored  Anderson Creative,
Oct 1-31 | Canton OH
Head to Toes: A Group Exhibition  The Art Studio,
Feb 14-28 | Cut Bank, MT

Bound  Touché Gallery,
Apr 1-30 | Bemidji, MN


•  Stuart, Molly “Altered Aesthetics Artist Interview: Carly Swenson”, video edited by Sarah Kass,, Minneapolis MN 

•  Art Journaling by Somerset Studio, The Written Word, “An Easy Alternative” Vol. 8/Iss. 4 (Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2016) pg. 82

•  Rupard, Wade  Back to Basics: Artist Uses Stream of Consciousness to Create Latest Pieces Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks ND Mar 13, 2015 p. C1
•  The Peace Project The Whole 9, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

•   Burnard, Paulette 
“Lajes Now: Episode 99” (Seven Social Sins Interview)
LC-TV Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal Aug 23, 2013
•   Almeida, Ana Lucia We Sin atMAH! (Portuguese Translation)
Fazendo Magazine no. 86 
Terceira, Azores, Portugal Jun 15, 2013 p. 13
•  Barcelos, Carina “In the Hands or Carly Swenson, Anything Can Be Art” (Portuguese
Translation) Di Domingo, Terceira, Azores, Portugal Mar 3, 2013 p. 16 & 17
•  Bates, Trishell “Carly Swenson is the New Black” Accents Magazine,
Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal Jul 1, 2013 p. 17
•  Burke, Pam “An Artist’s Lens” Havre Daily News, Havre MT Jul 19, 2013 p. B1 & B3
•  Oliveira, Álamo “Carly Swenson Exhibition in Praia” (Portuguese Translation)
Diario Insular, Terceira, Azores, Portugal Apr 4, 2013 p. 12
•  Sorich, Jake “Swenson Exhibit at the Square” Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls MT
Jul 19, 2013 p. 2

•  Burnard, Paulette “Lajes Now: Episode 84” (Interview)
LC-TV Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal Oct 12, 2012
•  Sometimes Out of Turn, Cover, Finishing Line Press, Jan 2012


“Adventures in Change: Self-Realization through Art Journaling”
Somerset Art Journaling, Vol. 9/Iss. 2

(Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2017) p. 48-53
“Setting Goals” Somerset Art Journaling, Vol. 8/Iss. 2
(Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2016) p. 88-92
“Art is My Voice” Somerset Art Journaling, Vol. 6/Iss. 3
(Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2014) p. 106-111
“High Fashion” Digital Inspiration, Vol. 1
(Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2014) p. 160-163
“Gallery {Carly Swenson}” Somerset Art Journaling, Vol. 5/Iss. 3
(Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2013) p. 138-139
“Altered Endings” Somerset Art Journaling, Vol. 4/Iss. 4
(Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2012) p. 80-84
“Gallery {Carly Swenson}” Somerset Art Journaling, Vol. 4/Iss. 2
(Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2012) p. 128-129
“A Love of Journaling” Somerset Art Journaling, Vol. 3/Iss. 2
(Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2011) p. 64-67
“High Fashion” Somerset Digital Studio, Spring Iss.
(Laguna Hills, CA: Stampington & Co. LLC 2011) p. 54-57

Lectures & Presentations:

Artist Demo: Grand Cities Art Fest 2015 | Grand Forks, ND
Artist Demo: Young Professionals ArtSee | Grand Forks, ND

Art Journaling Workshop: Lajes Girl Scouts, Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal

Artist Talk: Seven Social Sins Museu de Angra do Heroísmo | Azores, Portugal Artist Talk: Sonhos Melancholia, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art | Great Falls, MT
Youth Art Workshop:  Seven Social Sins Exhibition

Museu de Angra do Heroísmo | Azores, Portugal
International Women’s Day Event:  Lunch with Carly 

Museu de Angra do Heroísmo | Azores, Portugal

Artist Demo: Ely Art Society | Ely, Cambridgeshire UK


  • Museu de Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal
  • Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn NY
  • Bemidji State University, Bemidji MN


2015:  Prism Award: Peace Project 2015, The Whole 9 | Culver City, CA
2009:  USAF Gallery Showcase Special Achievement Award | Lakenheath, UK
2006:  Dalzatto Art Purchase Award: Gold | Bemidji MN

Related Artistic Experience:

Black Coffee & Waffle Bar Featured ArtistMay-Jul 2018 | Minneapolis, MN 
Fireroast Coffee & Wine Bar Featured Artist
Aug 2017 | Minneapolis, MN
Boiler Room Coffee Featured Artist:
Oct-Dec 2016 | Minneapolis, MN
Curious Featured Artist:
Oct 2015 | Grand Forks, ND
TAG (The Art of Giving):
Charity Art Exhibition & SaleNov 2015 | Grand Forks, ND
Dakota Harvest Featured Artist:
Jul 2015 | Grand Forks, ND
Grand Cities Art Fest 2015: Juried Art Festival Jun 2015 | Grand Forks, ND
Young Professionals ArtSee 2015: Apr 2015 | Grand Forks, ND
Living Sage Featured Artist: Feb 2015 | Grand Forks, ND
TAG (The Art of Giving):
Charity Art Exhibition & Sale Sep 2014 | Grand Forks, ND
International Sketchbook Project 
2014 & 2013  | Brooklyn, NY
Volunteer Art Class for at-risk Youth
Jun-Dec 2014 | Grand Forks ND
NoVac Summer Art & Wine Walks Jul-Oct 2014 | Grand Forks, ND
Facilitated LSC Art with a Twist Events
Mar & Jul 2013/Feb 2014 | Lajes Field, Azores
Private Art Lessons  Jan 2013-Feb 2014 | Lajes Field, Azores
Visual Information Specialist 65 FSS Marketing, Mar 2013- 2014 | Lajes Field, Azores

Volunteer Children’s Mural Painting Mar 2009 | RAF Lakenheath, UK
Visual Information Specialist 48 FSS Marketing, Dec 2007-Oct 2009 | Lakenheath UK
Commissioned Elementary School Mural Painting Feb 2007 | Havre MT
Touché Gallery Director Bemidji State University Aug 2005-Jun 2006, Bemidji MN
Art Internship: Holter Museum of Art Jun 2005, Helena MT
Life Drawing Model Bemidji State University Jan 2003-Mar 2005, Bemidji MN


Bemidji State University | BFA Visual Arts | Art History Minor

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