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Carlie Jo Antes earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an emphasis in Ceramics and was offered the opportunity to return to UNL in the fall of 2020 where she began pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.

Having grown up in the presence of other makers, Carlie draws inspiration from her grandmothers and often references traditional craft mediums and practices—specifically in relation to textiles. Carlie employs these materials using a systematic and ordered approach while also confronting dynamic family and interpersonal relationships. 

Since beginning her career at UNL, Carlie has received the Francis William Vreeland Scholarship Award (2017), is a two-time recipient of Jean R. Faulkner Memorial Art Exhibition Awards (2017, 2020), and was granted the 2020 Dan & Barbara Howard Creative Achievement Award. Carlie has served as the studio art representative for the Graduate Student Assembly since 2021 where she has served on the Teaching Council and currently co-chairs the Committee for Academic Affairs. Carlie completed an artist’s residency at the Cedar Point Biological Station during the summer of 2022 where she worked to prepare for her MFA Thesis Exhibition—scheduled to take place in April of 2023. 

Carlie is a dedicated artist, wife and mother of two, working to further her practice as a studio artist. While pursuing her degree, Carlie has continued to both work and volunteer as a graphic artist, marketing consultant and event coordinator for various functions.

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