About the artist
Making radiant paintings to bring nature indoors
Carrie Lacey Boerio
1370 Grandview Avenue, Apt. 305
Columbus, OH 43212
Carrie is a Pittsburgh native with a degree in communications from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a full-time artist who makes original and commissioned art, and illustrates children’s books. Carrie transitioned to her art career after working at local and national nonprofits. Her art can be found in private and public collections across the United States and in Japan. She lives in Columbus, Ohio and can be found online at www.CarrieLaceyBoerio.com.
The best parts of my childhood were spent wandering my aunt and uncle’s wooded acres in Pennsylvania, working at their nursery and greenhouse, and family summer vacations at the beach. I see this in my love for painting landscapes, seascapes and florals. The other part of my inspiration is travel. When we experience something new, we are more present. We literally ‘come to our senses.’ I relish painting the things I want to savor from those moments.
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.
I am self-taught, learning from local and national artists, books, articles, videos and museums. Art has been a thread through my time as a student, an athlete, a parent, a spouse and a nonprofit professional.
My career in communications allowed me to use images and words to garner awareness and support for nonprofit organizations. I enjoy donating art to do the same. I also love making commissioned art, because the recipient has such a strong emotional response to the finished piece.
It feels like a wondrous magic trick to make something out of nothing. My hope is to share my delight with my subject matter and with the act of creation.
2019 Professional development, Greater Columbus Arts Council
2019 Individual artist resource, Greater Columbus Arts Council
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
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
2018 Solo exhibit at Grandview Grind, Grandview, 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