Carianne Mack Garside was born in Coldspring, NY, grew up in the woods of Northwestern CT, and has lived in many cities across the U.S. since. She received a B.F.A. from Alfred University and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Carianne also studied at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. Exhibitions include Lo River Arts Gallery in Beacon, NY; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA; A.I.R. Gallery in NYC; Wendy Cooper Gallery in Madison, WI; the INOVA center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; ArtLab space at the University of Memphis Museum of Art, Memphis, TN. Garside has taught at The University of Iowa, The University of Northern Iowa and The University of CT, as well as other institutions. She is currently a Professor of Fine Arts and Art and Media Department Chairperson at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT, and lives nearby with her family.