Carolyn Pomponio Biography

Carolyn Pomponio



Carolyn Pomponio was born Carolyn Cowdin on 2 January 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She earned her undergraduate degrees at George Washington University in English Literature and Art History, and studied Graphic Arts and Design at George Mason University.  Additionally, she studied painting and printmaking at the Corcoran School of Art; intaglio with John Carr at Montgomery College, Maryland; screen-printing with John Oswald at Northern Virginia Community College; stone lithography with Ann Zahn, screenprint and monotype with John Beckley at Carnegie Mellon University, and with Pepe Coronado and Elizabeth Dove at Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, Maryland.  

She is a member of the Washington Printmakers and the California Society of Printmakers. In 1985, she was a founding member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery and served as its first president. In 2005, Pomponio founded the Washington Print Foundation and serves on it board of directors. She was also a member of the Washington Women's Art Center.

Carolyn Pomponio's work is represented in the collections of the Library of Congress, National Museum of American History, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Georgetown University. Her work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions and is held in several corporate collections.

This bio was drawn in part from the online biography posted on the website of the Washington Printmakers Gallery.  For more information on the artist follow this link:  Carolyn Pomponio