Carol Es is a self-taught artist, writer, and musician who was born and raised in Los Angeles. Sometimes considered an Outsider artist, she is primarily known for creating personal narratives and has used past experiences 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 unique oil paintings mixed with paper garment patterns and textiles. Her mixed media collages, videos, drawings, soft sculptures, installations, and handmade Artists' books are featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Getty Museum, Brooklyn Museum, UCLA Special Collections, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Selected venues, like the Riverside Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and Lancaster Museum of Art and History make up just a few of her past and upcoming exhibitions. She is also a two-time recipient of the ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation, a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, and the Wynn Newhouse Award. She is represented by Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, CA and lives in northeast LA with her strange boyfriend and their little dog, Gemma.