Carley Zarzeka is a sculpture and installation artist who builds assemblages from found objects and construction materials. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Studio Art from Dickinson College, and is currently working and teaching as an MFA Candidate at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Zarzeka has exhibited her work at The Guest Room, Anchorlight, The Whitaker Center for the Arts, and The Trout Gallery.
Critical to evoking a sense of “home,” Zarzeka prefers to utilize common domestic materials in her artwork such as wool, concrete, wood, and cotton, in addition to selectively integrating collected objects that are both found and personal. Layered throughout Zarzeka’s constant relation to the domestic space is the present of the grid and how this axillary structure has imprinted its features on household objects and structures