Originally from Chicago, Carrie Seid maintains a full time fine and public art practice out of her studio in Tucson, Arizona. Her works are made primarily of metal, wood, and silk, and incorporate illumination and pattern investigation to conjure various states of being. She has exhibited widely across the United States and internationally.
Seid received her B.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1984, then went on to receive her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she was a Merit Scholar. She has taught at numerous universities in the U.S., including the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Winner of the Purchase Award in 2003, her work is part of the permanent collection of The Tucson Museum of Art. In February 2006, her work was featured on“Arizona Illustrated,” hosted by Sooyeon Lee of KUAT television. Her public commissions in the Tucson area include the reception area of the Udall Senior Center, five distinct projects at the Northwest Medical Center in Oro Valley, and an in-ground glass sculpture in the courtyard of the Flowing Wells Community Center in Tucson. Seid is currently working on a terrazzo floor design for the Phoenix Arts Commission.