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Carol Mode received her BFA at Washington University, worked for Cheekwood Museum of Art early in her career, and then taught at Belmont University before focusing solely on her painting. Mode has received artist residencies from the Christoph Merian Foundation in Basel, Switzerland; the Wurlitzer Foundation in New Mexico; the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming; and was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.

Over the years Mode has exhibited her work internationally in Switzerland, Italy and the United States. She is represented in the U.S. by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been curated into numerous museum exhibitions including: “The Fragile Species” at the Frist Center for Visual Art; “Brooks Perspectives” at the Memphis Brooks Museum; “A Century of Progress: Twentieth Century Painting in Tennessee” which traveled to five regional museums; and at The Watertower Museum in Louisville KY.

As well as museum exhibitions Mode has been in many solo and group shows.  She’s shown at Frontstore Gallery in Basel, Switzerland; the Contemporary Art & Performance space in San Jose, California; the Leu Gallery at Belmont University; made a major installation for the Nashville International Airport; and exhibited at the Temporary/Contemporary Gallery at Cheekwood Museum of Art.

Carol Mode's work has been selected twice for publication in “New American Paintings” and has been awarded and repeatedly exhibited by SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference). She serves on the Artist Council of the Frist Center of Visual Art and the Board of the Fugitive Projects.

Her work is on view now in “Tennessee Abstract Painters” at Cheekwood Museum, and her latest solo show will be at Sandler Hudson Gallery In April of 2009.