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Artist Carol Wontkowski


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Biography


Graduating from a technical photography school, Carol began her career as a commercial photographer, but soon found she enjoyed the creativity and spontaneity of the images she created outside the commercial studio. Her photographic interests soon evolved and she pursued freelance work while taking on positions in various fields.
 
"I found that more often than not, I could 'feel' what the light on a subject was trying to say. There's an emotional connection to most of the images I capture."
Several years later, wanting to explore her other interests, Carol made a career change. Earning her degree in Exercise Physiology, she has worked in cardiology and rehabilitation.
Since 2006, and being treated for physical trauma, she has since returned to her creative roots. With new eyes and a rekindled passion, she states, “I can totally immerse myself in the making of an image. Hours elapse, but seem like minutes. It is in this image making that I find fulfillment.”
Education
1978
RI School of Photography, Technical School, Providence, RI
1980
RISD, Providence RI, Continuing Ed. in Advertising
1992
B.S. Exercise Physiology, Cum Laude, Bridgewater state University, Bridgewater, MA
 
Awards
2019
Honorable Mention, 13th Julia Margaret Cameron International Gala Awards, Barcelona, Spain
People's Choice Award, Wickford Art Association, Wickford, RI, "Appetite for Art"
2018
Honorable Mention, 12th Julia Margaret Cameron International Gala Awards, Barcelona, Spain
2017
Honorable Mention, Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, RI
2016
Honorable Mention, Massasoit Community College Art Festival, Canton, MA
Honorable Mention, Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, RI
Honorable Mention, Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI
2015
Juror's Award of Merit, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
First Place, Next Door Gallery, Mansfield, MA
Honorable Mention, Massasoit Community College Art Festival, Canton, MA
Honorable Mention, Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick RI
2014
First Place, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA
2013
Honorable Mention, Art League of Hilton Head, Hilton Head, NC , Bienniale
2012
Juror's Award of Merit, Attleboro Arts [...]

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