Carley Mayhew is a furniture maker currently working on Monhegan Island, Maine. She recently graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Crafts and Materials Studies. Her primary medium is wood however, Carley also uses her skills in metalsmithing and upholstery to create furniture that is both functional and eye-catching. Her love of geometry informs her exploration in materials and form, straying from the path of traditional furniture.

 

 Photo by Vincent Master

Photo by Vincent Master

EDUCATION

2015- BFA in Crafts/ Materials Studies: Wood/Furniture, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011- Diploma in Visual Arts, Salem County Career and Technical High School, Pittsgrove, NJ

2010- Metals/Jewelry Pre-College Course, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA

AWARDS/ GRANTS/ SCHOLARSHIPS

2015- Oscar E. Mertz, Sr. Memorial Award in Wood for the Outstanding Finished Piece

2015- William Penn-Harmony Lodge #52 Award

2015-  Mark Higginson Scholarship

2015- Virginia G. & Harvey Kim Scholarship

2011/15- Promising Artist Award

2011/15- Dean’s Scholarship

2014- Windgate Foundation Craft Scholarship

EXHIBITION RECORD

2015- Annual Student Exhibition, Invited group show, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015-  Hand-Eye: Craft/Material Studies Senior Thesis Show, Solmssen Court, Philadelphia, PA

2015- Art Unleashed, Selected group show, Solmssen Court, Philadelphia, PA

2014- Collab, Group show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2014- Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

2014- Convergence, Selected group show, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014- Rising Seniors, Invited group show, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014- Annual Student Exhibition, Invited group show, Rosenwald Wold Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014- Art Unleashed, Selected group show,Solmssen Court, Philadelphia, PA

2014- PHS Flower Show, Invited group show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

2013- Collab, Group show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2013- Art Unleashed, Selected group show, Solmssen Court, Philadelphia, PA

2013- Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show, Invited group show, 23rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2015- Intern, Wild Chairy, Philadelphia, PA

2014/15- Teacher’s Assistant, Woodworking Exploration, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013/15- Woodshop Monitor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013/15- Studio Assistant, Jack Larimore, Shiloh, NJ

UNRELATED EXPERIENCE 

2014/15- Sales Associate, 10th Street Hardware, Philadelphia, PA

2012/14- Paint Associate, The Home Depot, Vineland, NJ