Caren Canier is a Professor of Painting, Drawing and 2D Design in the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She has a BFA in Painting from Cornell University, where she studied with Gillian Pederson-Krag and an MFA in Painting from Boston University where she studied with Philip Guston and James Weeks. Canier has won numerous awards for her work including the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, the Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant,and two Artist's Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in many venues including solo exhibitions at the Robert Schoelkopf and Bowery Galleries in New York, Boston University's Sherman Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of New Hampshire, Durham and the Korn Gallery at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University.
MFA, Painting, Boston University
BFA, Painting, Cornell University