CAREY MAXON is an artist. She has pursued a variety of professional paths; as sources of information to enrich her work and as means to support it. Her absolute commitment to the contemplative and expressive requirements of artistic production have led her to her best teachers.
Born in 1978 in Northern California, she moved to New York City to attend Barnard College. She graduated with honors from the Visual Art/Art History major, and then went to work on a farm in Italy.
In 2003, she returned to Brooklyn enrolled in social work school and was waiting tables and selling drawings with Pierogi Gallery when the MoMA, The Whitney and the Brooklyn Museum bought her work. At that point, she enrolled in a Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology program that seemed better preparation for her interest in becoming a Jungian Analyst.
Amidst the ebbs and flows of the gallery world, and with support of important friends, family and mentors she kept working at drawing and painting between 2006 and 2016. During this time, she worked as a bookeeper for a Lithography Studio and a gallery in Chelsea. She continued to practice yoga which had been a part of her life since high school.
In March of 2015, she received notice that her friend, Architect Ermanno Gardani had passed away and left her his estate. After a year of legal processing, she said goodbye to Brooklyn in August 2016. This year, she will learn to take care of the farm with the 75 year Tuscan farmers that live there.