• About


    Carolyn Hazel Drake is a sculptor, arts educator, and third-generation Oregonian based in Phoenix, AZ and Portland, OR. Drake studied English Literature & Architecture at Portland State University’s Honors College and spent a term as a curatorial research & writing intern for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has an M.Ed. in Arts Education and was a longtime K-12 public educator and arts administrator in Oregon school districts. She served on the Portland Art Museum Teacher Advisory Council for seven years, and in 2019 was awarded the Distinguished Service to Arts Education by OAEA.

    In 2022, Carolyn joined the faculty of the School of Art at Arizona State University as an Assistant Teaching Professor for Art Education.

    Drake has been awarded the GLEAN residency, the Leland Ironworks Residency, the Suttle Lodge Artist Residency, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology residency, and is an active participant in the annual Portland Textile Month. Her work has been shown at Guardino Gallery, Oregon Contemporary, Blackfish Gallery, Hanson Howard, and the Sitka Art Invitational. She is a member of artist-run Carnation Contemporary.

    // CV // Glean Residency // Hand-Stitching Techniques // Instagram: @carolynhazeldrake