Cara Ober earned an MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005 and a BA in fine arts in 1996 from the American University. Ober writes art reviews for The Urbanite Magazine, ARTnews and publishes her own award-winning local art blog, BmoreArt. She was awarded a Best of Baltimore MVP Award from Baltimore Magazine in 2009. A 2006 MD Individual Artist Grant recipient for painting, she also took second prize in the 2007 Bethesda Painting Awards. She received a Warhol Grant for Emerging Curators in 2006, and a Best in Show Award at the Torpedo Factory’s Juried painting exhibit in 2006.
Ober layers drawing, painting, and printmaking into mixed media works that reinterpret sentimental imagery. Working in series, Ober combines culturally mediated imagery from children's schoolbooks, home décor, historical texts, and greeting cards to explore notions of authenticity, appropriation, personal identity, and vocabulary.
For more information about the artist, please visit caraober.com/home.html.
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