Carol Wallace completed her Bachelor of Science degree with a geology major at the University of Calgary in the early 1990s. While working seasonally as a geologist, Carol moved to Nelson, BC where she completed visual art classes with Kootenay School of the Arts and Oxygen Art Centre. She maintained her painting practice while working as a geologist, which included bedrock mapping for the Yukon Geological Survey and then starting her own company providing consulting services in geomorphology and terrain stability in the Columbia Basin. In 2008, Carol left her consulting business to work full time in her studio in Nelson. Carol’s current work is exploring ideas and imagery informed by her former work as a geologist.


1992 Bachelor of Science - Geology
University of Calgary AB


2018 Toni Onley Artist Project, Island Mountain Arts, Wells BC

2017 Painting Intensive with Deb Thompson
Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC

2013 Moving into Abstraction with Natasha Smith
Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC

2003 Abstract painting with Courtenay Anderson
Kootenay School of Arts, Nelson BC

1998 Colour Theory with John Cooper
Kootenay School of Arts, Nelson BC

1993 Stone Sculpture with John McKinnon
Kootenay School of Arts, Nelson BC

1993 Painting with Richard Reid
Kootenay School of Arts, Nelson BC


2018 In-Between-Time Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar BC

2018 Below Clouds Capital Theatre, Nelson BC

2017 Member Show & Sale
Touchstones Museum, Nelson BC

2017 The Green Layer Gallery 378
Craft Connection, Nelson BC




2017 Covalence-Group Show
Langham Gallery, Kaslo BC

2017 Creatures Kolmel Jewellers, Nelson BC

2016 City of Nelson Art Rental Program,
Nelson BC

2016 UBC West Kootenay Teacher Education Program, Nelson BC

2015 Migration Gallery 378
Craft Connection, Nelson BC