Carol Newborg has created installations for over 30 years. She received an MFA from UC Berkeley in 1981 and has exhibited nationally and in Mexico. She is also deeply involved in arts in corrections, working as a teacher and exhibit organizer in California prisons. Her Bay Area exhibits have included the de Young Museum as part of an artist-in-residency, the SFMOMA Rental Gallery and the Tides Foundation. She also had a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, among other awards and artist residencies.

When she moved to the Bay Area in 1975 and started studying ceramic sculpture at UC Berkeley, there were few women in the studio. But the connections she made to other students and teachers in the art department opened up a world of women artists, and she found her voice as an installation artist with a focus on sanctuary installations. At the same time, Carol started working in community arts at Creative Growth and other programs, which led to her career-long work in California’s arts in corrections programs.


Sanctuary Installation- wood, leaves, plaster, acrylic

University of Southern California, 1992


Installation- 300 Paper Mache and beeswax forms, copper wire

De Young Kimball Gallery



Installation- 300 Paper Mache pods-,mulberry paper, twine, raffia

De Young Kimball Gallery



Installation- 50 forms- wire, mulberry and mixed papers


Our Spirits Still Fly Free

Installation- Hand-cut paper and monofilament

Oxnard College