BLM Artist-in-Residence Carol Chamberland grew up in Connecticut where she developed an early love for outdoor activities—bicycling, skating, and hiking.
After high school, Chamberland attended the Hartford Art School to pursue her interest in art. Later transferring to Arizona State University, she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting. She minored in Computer Science, a practical move that landed her a rewarding career in software development.
Chamberland then enrolled at San Francisco State University in California, where she combined her art and computer skills to earn an Master of Fine Arts degree in Conceptual Design. These new studies led to a creative career in video production and graphic design.
In 2004 Chamberland relocated from Berkeley, California, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she currently lives and works. This move afforded her more time for her art and greater opportunities for outdoor exploration.
Chamberland is represented in Albuquerque by the Weyrich Gallery. She also volunteers as a docent at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and volunteers for the Bureau of Land Management. As a BLM volunteer, she leads a group of avocational archaeologists in recording ancient rock art on public lands in New Mexico. Carol believes that all of life’s experiences provide inspiration for the mindful artist.