“My work is driven by a wide-ranging curiosity and a desire to make objects that explore interesting concepts whether societal, scientific, or philosophical. Ideas influence people and perhaps the ultimate work of an artist is to conjure a transformative experience. I paint and draw but find many concepts more easily translated through sculpture. My chosen media: metal, mineral, and paint, allow for ample exploration of technique and design. Reflective or translucent materials appeal to me because I relate these qualities to the ethereal and ephemeral.”
– Carolyn Enz Hack
I grew up on a farm in northwestern New Jersey and, following ten years in Seattle, Washington, settled on a farm in Thetford Center, Vermont. I hold a BFA in theatrical design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and spent years working in the theater. I also studied oil painting at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle . My work has been exhibited nationally and featured in many publications including Sculpture magazine, So Vermont Arts & Living, Northern Woodlands, New Hampshire Home, and New England Home. I have received two Vermont Arts Endowment Awards for the creation of new work as well as grants from the Vermont Arts Council among others. My work is in many private collections and the collections of the University of Vermont Medical Center, the Tilley Clinic, the Waskomium, and the Hilton Garden Inn, all in Burlington, Vermont.