Carol Erb

Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, lives and works in , Pacific Palisades, USA

Carol Erb was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan.The artist studied drawing, printmaking and photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and later received a BA from DePaul University.

The artist re-discovered art again in 2012, and began to experiment with digital manipulation. She returned to her early interest in photography, but in a new untraditional way that incorporates her past experience, acquired skills, and desire to communicate visually with a unique individual style.


Like many people, I grew up with a fascination for animals. Storybooks, cartoons, puppet shows; our culture fosters the whimsical fantasy that animals are our friends.

In each of my images, an animal has been removed from its natural environment and placed in a human space where it does not belong. Faded murals allude to a history of domestication and the way we can often trick ourselves into thinking of animals as extensions of our own needs and emotions. Looking at the images, you can still find a disturbing beauty in their isolation.