Carol-Anne McFarlane creates work that addresses social messages and how they interfere with the way men and women relate to each other. She looks to culture and pulls out ideas worthy of investigation. These ideas are explored in various media including painting, drawing, video, and alternative media. The impetus of these pieces stem primarily from personal experiences. McFarlane’s goal is to provoke thought and create dialogue.
McFarlane has exhibited in Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, New York, Des Plaines, Kansas City, London, and in various cities in South Florida. Her writing was published in an issue of Girls Get Busy, a UK zine about feminist artists. McFarlane’s work was in SELECT Art Fair in 2014 and in a segment of the Real Housewives of New York. McFarlane was a guest artist on ARTGirlTV in 2015. Recently, McFarlane was on a panel discussion about art and sexuality at the Beaver exhibition in New York, and in the Intersectionality show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. The Self-Reflection show in New York, lead to McFarlane being covered in the Huffington Post and Vice. Last October, McFarlane was shown in the Outer Space show in London, UK. In 2017, McFarlane was chosen as a part of the 2017 Jamaica Biennial. Coco Dolle included McFarlane’s work in the Milk and Night/Black Mirror: 13 Artists exhibition at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in Times Square in New Year earlier this year. McFarlane’s work will be published in the BEAVER: The Exhibition Book Project later this year.
McFarlane was born in Fort Lauderdale, to Jamaican parents. She attended the Atlanta College of Art and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. She is a Resident Artist at the Lauderhill Arts Center. She lives and works in Lauderhill, Florida.