A native of Connecticut, Carol Rowan received her B.F.A. in painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in 1986.

She began showing her drawings, paintings and lithographs in group exhibitions at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland, Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, and Gallery Henoch in New York City.

In 1993 Rowan received the Metropolitan Museum of Art Drawing Award in an exhibition at the National Arts Club, and has since exhibited at several other major venues, including:

  • The Corcoran Museum of Art

  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts

  • The Portland Museum of Art.

Rowan has had many solo shows across the country, including:

  • OK Harris, New York City

  • Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York City

  • Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles

  • Vose Contemporary, Boston

  • 10 High Street, Camden, Maine

  • Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, Maryland

Carol’s work depicts architectural reliefs and sculptures, as well as seascapes and landscapes from across the country. Handsome dogs and horses have also been frequent subjects.

She currently maintains studios in Washington, D.C. and mid-coast Maine.