Biography

  Born in Indiana, moved to California, stopped in Michigan; all by the age of seven, Cara was thrust into an artistic life by unusually curious and creative parents (we’re talking blue soup). Trying to move in a different direction from the obvious, she studied and worked in architectural engineering and was a business owner. Always hungry for knowledge, she attended Indiana University where a requirement was a course (any course) in the Arts.  Creativity eventually won out with time at the Art Institute of Chicago, Oxbow. 

 Living with her husband David, dog Jules Verne and four chickens, Jane Curtain, Annie Jump Cannon Marie Curie and Julia Roberts, Cara creates from her studio in Michigan inspired by the vernacular and her imagination.   When not in her studio, you might find her canoeing and hiking in the north.  She is a member of the American Craft Association, American Rivers and the Sierra Club.



Cara Lawson-Ball (b. 1959, US)

clawsonball@gmail.com

574-675-1218

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013   Kenapochamocha, North Manchester, Indiana

2012   Circa Arts Gallery, South Bend, Indiana

2003   Wildlife Prairie State Park, Illinois

2003   Starved Rock State Park, Illinois

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014   Midwest Museum of American Art, Indiana

2013   St. Mary's University, Notre Dame, Indiana

2012   Midwest Museum of American Art, Indiana

2011   Wellfield Botanic Garden, Founders Dinner, Indiana

2003   Lafayette Zoo, Indiana

2003   Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, Indiana

2002   Get Into Nature, Bremen, Indiana   

1999   Cantigny Sculpture Show, Chicago, Illinois

 

 

Education

St. Mary's University, Notre Dame, Indiana, Business, 2013

Indiana University South Bend, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, 1999

Art Institute Chicago, Oxbow, Metal-smithing, 1997



Selected Publications and Reviews



National Sculpture Review, April 2008

Country Lines Journal, August 2004

Journal Star “Sculpture Garden”, September 2003

National Public Radio “Sculpture Unveiling”, September 2003

Art Foundry Journal “Herman Wells”, November 2001

 

Selected Commissions



Riverbridge Park, Indiana

Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Indiana

Wildlife Prairie State Park, Illinois


Collections


Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Indiana

Midwest Museum of American Art, Indiana

Wildlife Prairie State Park, Illinois

Starved Rock State Park, Illinois

Private collections in California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio