A b o u t
Carol Bevilacqua believes that art saves lives. Her joy in art making is to encourage people to touch, laugh, enjoy, and make art. Her love of folk, tramp, and outsider art has inspired her to create art in the medium of linoleum flooring, mosaic, custom tiles, and sculpture. Within her intricate designs, she develops a concrete refined framework that contains immense energy through patterns and line work. Within this restraint is an exploration of chaos, albeit controlled chaos. She includes visual puns and surprises; she creates treasure hunts that engage the observer to dig deeper and find more prizes. Throughout her varied mediums her only constraint is that she is dedicated to fine craftsmanship and strong concepts.
Trained in illustration, lettering, and graphic design, she also applies this practice to create (LushLino™) retro linoleum patterns, custom tiles and mosaic murals for community, public art, and residential, projects. Her wide-ranging teaching and leading experience is with the Institute of Mosaic Art, the Richmond Art Center’s Artist in Schools program, and community build projects. Her commissions are at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, parks, and private residences. She has worked as a senior illustrator, graphic and exhibit designer at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley.
Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center
Berkeley Public Library Foundation
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Copper Leaf Productions
Downtown Berkeley Association; Berkeley Sunday Streets
Institute of Mosaic Art
The National Breast Cancer Coalition
Nevin Community Center
North Berkeley Merchants Association; Gourmet Ghetto
Richmond Art Center
St. Mary's Senior Center
UC Berkeley Alumni Chorus