Carole Rabe

Director, Hess Gallery
Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
Abercrombie Fine Arts Wing


  • M.F.A., Painting, Boston University, School for the Arts, Boston, MA, 1988.
  • B.F.A., Two-Dimensional Art, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, 1974

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2008 StreetRoomObject, Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham, MA
  • 2007-2008 Far and Near, Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • 2007 Accord, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
  • 2006 The View From Within, Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, MA
  • 2006 The Great Indoors, Artana Gallery, Brookline, MA
  • 2006 Road Trip, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
  • 2005 Massachusetts Artists 2005, Juried, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA
  • 2000 Another Look, Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Grants and Awards

  • 2008 Mini-Summer Sabbatical for Research on Visual Literacy
  • 2008 Kellogg Award, Pine Manor College
  • 2002-03 Lindsey Professorship–one semester sabbatical, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • 1986-88 Graduate Teaching Assistantship Grant, Boston University, Boston, MA

Reviews and Publications

  • 2008 Trio of Artists Exhibit at Framingham State, Metrowest Daily News, Dec. 8, by Chris Bergeron
  • 2008 Light Motifs: Natick Artist captures her home’s ever-changing scenes, Metrowest Magazine, Feb.
  • 2006 Celebrating The Great Indoors: Artana Gallery features Natick Painter Carole Rabe, Metrowest Daily News, May 11
  • 1991 Five Painters Represent exhibition catalog by Professor Don Smith, R.I. College, Providence, RI
  • 1988 The Sun, Lowell, MA, review Recent Landscapes: Carole Rabe/Thomas Curry, Gallery 410, Univ. of MA, Lowell

Teaching Experience

  • Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA (1994-1998 part time, 1998-present full time)
    • Assistant Professor of Visual Arts (1998-present)
    • Director, Hess Gallery (1998 - present)
    • Coordinator, Visual Arts Program (2005-present)
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (1991, Spring Semester)
    • Instructor, Introductory Drawing
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell Campus, Lowell, MA (1990, Fall Semester)
    • Instructor, Visual Design
  • DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA (1988-1994)
    • Instructor, Drawing, Landscape Drawing, Painting Principles, Composition-The Design of the Page
  • Boston University, School for the Arts, Boston, MA (1987-1988)
    • Teaching Assistant

Other Work Experience

  • Beacon Communications
    • 1978-1984, Art Director
    • 1976-1978, Graphic Artist
  • TNT Advertising
    • 1975-1975, Layout and Paste-Up Artist, Photography

Service to the Pine Manor College Community

  • 2008 First Year Seminar Instructor and Student Advisor
  • 2007-2009 Faculty Development Committee (Chair, Fall 2008- Spring 09)
  • 2007-present Advisory Board, MFA Creative Writing Program
  • 2005-present Coordinator, Visual Arts Program
  • 2005-2007 Executive Committee
  • 2003-2005 Curriculum Committee
  • 2004-2005 Chair, Academic Standards Sub-Committee
  • 2003-2004 Library Committee
  • 2003 NEASC Task Force (prepare Standards Report for accreditation)
  • 1998-present Student Advising
  • 2004 Participant in Best Drawing Practices Survey, conducted by Professor Jan Arabas, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA
  • 1998-present Coordinator, Student Exhibition Space
  • 2005 Academic Review Board

Community Service (Non-PMC)

  • 2008-2009 Natick High School Sailing Team, Communications Coordinator
  • 2006-present PTSO Board Member, Natick High School
  • 2001-2005 PTO Board Member, Wilson Middle School, Natick, MA
  • 2000 Geography Project “Suitcases” with Johnson Elementary School teacher M. Kinkead
  • 1999 Creation of 4 murals for Johnson Elementary School, Natick, MA

Technology Skills

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Photography of artwork using 35mm and digital camera formats.