Cara Jaye, MFA



Cara Jaye is Professor of Art and she teaches all levels of drawing, photography, and senior seminar. She received her MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City. She has exhibited her work widely in the US and internationally. She lives with her young daughter and two dogs in Bellingham, WA.

Jaye loves drawing for its immediacy and intimacy of marks placed directly on the page. Everything is apparent and obvious in a drawing. Jaye’s aesthetic is varied, but there are re-occurring themes. Jaye’s artwork depicts an exploration of process and accumulation, exploration and failure. Treading the line between the apparent and the ambiguous, visible and invisible, cute and obscene, Jaye loves working with these re-occurring dichotomies. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including recent shows at:

Falling, PUNCH Gallery, Seattle WA • Crossover II, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO • Cluster and ControlEntré Muros, Centro Cultural de Espãna, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic • A Gathering of Printmakers, University of California Davis Gorman Museum • Exotic Plants, Animals and People, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia and University of Colorado Special Collections, Boulder, CO

Education: BFA, Parsons School of Design; MFA, University of Colorado