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Carol Es is a self-taught visionary artist, writer, and musician who was born and raised in Los Angeles. Known for creating personal narratives, she has used past experience as the fuel for her subject matter, transforming a broken history into a positive and spiritual resolve. Candid experiences are laid bare and forged directly into her paintings, drawings, soft sculptures, mixed media installations, and handmade books.

Carol's works are featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Getty Museum, Brooklyn Museum, UCLA Special Collections, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and Zimmer Children's Museum. She is also a two-time recipient of the ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation, was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in 2010, and the 2014 Wynn Newhouse Award. She lives in northeast LA with her strange boyfriend and their little dog, Gemma.