Carol Padberg is an artist and the founder/director of the Nomad/9 Interdisciplinary MFA at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. For the past 25 years Carol Padberg’s art has been exhibited in a variety of settings, from museums to community centers in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. She is currently serving as the KNOX Community Gardens’ Artist in Residence in Hartford. Padberg’s recent works use textiles and community engagement to address ecology and public space. Her collaborative, intergenerational art collective, The Garden Redux, has produced a mobile studio road trip to honor small scale farmers; a letterpress familyfesto; clothing for climate change marches; hotbeds to extend urban growing seasons; a silkscreened map of community gardens in Hartford; and the Adinkra Gate at Mt. Moriah Garden in Hartford’s North End. Her work has been the subject of exhibitions at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts (1999) and the New Britain Museum of American Art (2011). Carol Padberg’s projects have been featured as part of the programming at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn. (1996), the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2012), and an opening night presentation at the Creative Time Summit in the Venice Biennale (2015).

Reach her at or 860-768-4639.