Born in New York City, Alfredo Marin-Carle grew up in Puerto Rico and studied art at the Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, Escuela de Artes Plasticas. Marin-Carle was greatly influenced by his father and internationally acclaimed artist Augusto Marín, who taught at the school. The father and son’s close relationship greatly fostered the growth of Alfredo’s love of art.
After a stint in the Army and a tour of duty in the Vietnam War, Marin-Carle earned a BFA at Wayne State University in Detroit and an MFA at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He then started his career as a professor of visual communication at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Marin-Carle's work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. He’s won numerous awards and recognitions. Today, his work can be found in public and private collections.
You can see his work at a https://www.alfredomarincarle.com and https://www.instagram.com/marincarle/.
Marin-Carle currently resides in Indianapolis.
American Frame: What is your genre?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: Painting.
American Frame: What is your medium?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: Acrylic on paper.
American Frame: Is art your occupation, or a hobby?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: It’s been my life.
American Frame: How do you make time to create?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: How does one make time to breathe?
American Frame: Who is your biggest influence?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: My father, Augusto Marin, one of the leading artists of Puerto Rico during the 20th century.
American Frame: If you could meet any artist in the history of the world, who would that be and why?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: V.S. Gaitonde, an Indian abstract expressionist who believed that painting is a spiritual process.
American Frame: What is your biggest challenge as an artist?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: I have not experienced a challenge per se. However, life’s interruptions sometimes get in the way of creativity.
American Frame: How do you break through creative blocks?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: I just keep working. And meditation.
American Frame: What are you most proud of?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: Having been able to keep doing art for over 50 years.
American Frame: How did you discover American Frame?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: Internet research.
American Frame: What do you love about working with our team?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: The quick response to my framing needs and the courtesy of your team.
American Frame: What is your favorite frame from American Frame?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: Black Wood Picture Frame 95504.
American Frame: What advice would you give artists?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: Find your visual story. There are no shortcuts. Art develops over many years of keeping at it. So keep at it.