Portrait of artist Carrie Lacey Boerio

Artist Carrie Lacey Boerio
Photo by Jehan Daugherty,
courtesy of the Greater Columbus Arts Council

Carrie Lacey Boerio
1370 Grandview Avenue, Apt. 305
Columbus, OH 43212

Carrie is a full-time artist who makes radiant paintings with oil, acrylic, gouache and watercolor. She finds her inspiration in nature, being drawn to the colors and forms in florals and landscapes. She is a Pittsburgh native with a degree in communications from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania now living in Columbus, Ohio. She transitioned to her art career after working at local and national nonprofits serving vulnerable children.

Carrie is self-taught, but studies with professors from The Ohio State University and the Columbus College of Art and Design, and with a number of national and international artists. Her curiosity about art is endless. Her work is in private and public collections across the United States and abroad. 

"The best parts of my childhood were spent wandering my aunt and uncle’s wooded acres in Pennsylvania and working at their nursery and greenhouse. It was a place of natural beauty, calm and unconditional love. Those experiences compound my joy in painting florals and landscapes, and infuse my work with optimism.

Another focus of my art comes from my professional background. I worked for nonprofits that help victims of child abuse for more than 30 years, which makes me passionate about our collective need to help every child thrive. I have a series of paintings dedicated to this message (see the video here).

My biggest artistic influences are paintings by Charles Reid and Euan Uglow. I love Uglow's exploration of planes in the form, Reid's intuitive style, and the crisp color employed by both. And also the work of my artist daughter, Michelle Boerio. Her work is enviably fresh and confident.

It feels like a magic trick to express a multi-sensory experience on a two-dimensional surface. I hope the viewer shares in my delight with the both the subject matter and the creative process."


Children's book illustrations for Tired of Naps! and Where in the World is the Moon? by author Molly Davis

"Like Mother, Like Daughter" feature article in CityScene Magazine

2023     Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA

2019-2023     Individual Artist Grants, Greater Columbus Arts Council

Commissioned Works
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (21)
Private individuals (34)

Juried exhibitions
2023     "AcrylicWorks 10" finalist, inclusion in annual national publication
2023     "Ohio Art League Spring Exhibition" Columbus Cultural Arts Center, OH
2021     GLSD Conservation Trust Awardee, Latrobe, PA
2021     "Best of Ohio Plein Air Society" McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, OH
2020     GLSD Conservation Trust Finalist, Latrobe, PA
2020     "Our Fragile World" Studios on High, Columbus, OH
2020     "Mr. Rogers Invitational" Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA
2020     "Art Neighbors Show" Greensburg Art Center, Greensburg, PA
2020     "Two Million Blossoms" Momentum House Gallery, Gahanna, OH
2019     "An Evening with Art" Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
2019     "Mr. Rogers Invitational" Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA
2019     “Ohio Annual” Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, PA    
2019     “Ohio Art League Spring Exhibition” Denison University Gallery, Newark,OH
2018     "Thumb Box" Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH
2018     “Hit the Hop” Studios on High Gallery, Columbus, OH
2017     “The Sight of Music” Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
2017     “Women in Art” Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA
2017     “Hit the Hop” Studios on High Gallery, Columbus, OH
2017     Westmoreland Art Nationals, Pittsburgh, PA
2017     “Parks En Plein Air” Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
2016     “Hit the Hop” Studios on High Gallery, Columbus, OH
2016     “Thumb Box” Ohio Art League at ROY G BIV, Columbus, OH
2015     “Westmoreland Art Nationals” Pittsburgh, PA

Other exhibitions
2022     "Art at the Audubon: Grange Insurance Audubon Center, Columbus, OH
2022     Central Ohio Plein Air, Columbus Academy, Columbus, OH
2021     "Celebrating Sunlight" at Argo & Lehne Jewelers, Upper Arlington, OH
2020     Mother/Daughter Show, Art @ 43023 Gallery, Granville, OH
2019     Solo exhibit at Dunsmore & Shohl Law Firm, Columbus, OH
2019     Mother/Daughter Show, Art @ 43023 Gallery, Granville, OH
2018     Solo exhibit at First Merchants Bank, Grandview, OH
2018     Mother/Daughter Show, Art @ 43023 Gallery, Granville, OH
2017     “Schiller Park Anniversary” German Village Historical Society, OH
2017     City of Worthington headquarters, Worthington, OH
2017     Brown Family Environmental Center, Gambier, OH
2016     Worthington Community Center, Worthington, OH
2016     McConnell Art Center, Worthington, OH