Lucinda Carlstrom was born on September 8, 1950 in Jamestown, New York near Lake Chautaqua.  She has lived in Atlanta, Georgia close to 50 years and has a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in Painting and Printmaking. Prior to that she attended Ringling School of Art and majored in  commercial art and package design.  For 30 years she has lived in the north Atlanta area of Brookhaven where she maintains her studio behind her house.


Lucinda lives with Jeffrey Tracy and two cats, Clawneshia and Lily of the Alley.  Jeffrey gets in trees with chainsaws and dreams of restoring and sailing his classic sailboat.  Clawneshia dreams of beheading slow chipmunks and Lily dreams of cans of food.


The paperquilts are an extension of the collages Lucinda was producing and exhibiting in the early 80's.  They started out being copies of Amish quilts and eventually developed into traditional designs which were based on the spirit and tradition of piecework but are modified as to the limitations of paper as a medium.


Interested collectors and real quiltmakers are welcome to visit the studio and see my 40 year collection of silks and papers from around the world.  In 2008 Lucinda bought a Gammill quilting machine and will embark in a new direction with quilts entirely out of silk.  Her knowledge  of design and color will eventually produce a whole new series of artwork.






"Lucinda's work is unique, timeless and exquisitely executed.  Her new pieces are so rich and harmonious in all of their elements that they just sing with beauty.  I can tell that so much thought goes into each section of each piece.  Each section alone can be studied for its composition, color and texture.  The result is an overall complex, aesthetically outstanding work of art."

 - Miriam Perlman, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago



BFA, Atlanta College of Art, 1974, Atlanta, Georgia

Ringling School of, Sarasota, Florida, 1968-69

Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Summer 1973


Collections and Commissions: (Partial List)

Rutgers University, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Brunswick, N.J.

 Novartis Pharmaceutical, Atlanta

Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 Bank of America, Atlanta, Georgia

 Marriott Presidential Suites, Atlanta Airport

Parc Nicolette Hospital, Minneapolis,  Minnesota

Middle Georgia Hospital, Warner Robbins, Georgia

Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota                             

Grady Memorial Hospital, Cancer Center, Atlanta

Cow, Atlanta and Worldwide

City of Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

State of Georgia, Public Health Laboratory, Atlanta

Mayor's Office, City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mayor's Office, City of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

Dow Chemical, Midland, Michigan

Gerald L. Cafesjian, GLC Enterprises, Inc., Minneapolis and Naples

Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

GlaxoWellcome Pharmaceuticals, Princeton, New Jersey

The Shishido Country Club, Tokyo, Japan

Walt Disney World Corporate Offices, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

McDonald's Corporation, Independence and Kansas City, Missouri

The Jewish Hospital, Lobby, Louisville, Kentucky

Knoll Fabric Showroom, The Design Group, Tampa, Florida

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Kabo Kobayashi, Origami Kaikan, Yushima, Tokyo, Japan

Sun Trust Bank, President's Suite and other Locations, Atlanta, Ga.

Cobb County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lobby, Marietta, Ga.

Emory University Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers, Georgia

Berkley Hills Country Club, Reception and Ballroom, Lilburn, Ga.   

Matria Healthcare, Marietta, Georgia

University of Minnesota Hospital, Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota

St. John's Hospital, Maplewood, Minnesota

St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee, Minnesota


Awards:  (Partial Selected List)

 Recognized by the State of Georgia as one of the leading Georgia Women in the Visual Arts as part of the Georgia Women's History Month, 1997

 Best of Fiber, Virginia Highlands Arts Festival, 2011 and 2009

Third Prize, Chastain Arts Festival, Atlanta

Award of Merit, 4 Bridges Art Festival, Chattanooga, Tennessee  2009

Award of Distinction, Florida Craftsman's Show, Florida Craft Council, Tampa, 1997

Awarded the Adrianne Farfalli Award of Excellence in Fiber at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 1995

Best of Show, Fiber, Ann Arbor Summer Arts Festival, 2005

Best of Show, Fiber, Minneapolis Uptown Arts Festival, 2007

Best of Show, Spoleto Crafts Festival, Charleston, S. C., 2007



Quilt National 2009, Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio and American Quilter's Museum, Paducah, KY - 2010

"500 Quilts", Lark Publishing, Spring 2010

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, 2007-2010. "PULP FUNCTION', Paper Exhibit at Museum and touring United States.

"Fantastic Fibers", Yeiser Arts Center, Paducah, Kentucks, April 2010

Marbaum Collection Exhibit, Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio


Lucinda Started exhibiting Nationally in Festivals and Shows in 1973.  In over 35 years she has been included in The American Craft Council Shows in Atlanta, Baltimore and St. Paul, Minnesota, The Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Miami, The Ann Arbor Summer Arts Festival in Michigan, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in Philadelphia, The Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colorado, The Great American Quilt Festival sponsored by the Museum of Folk Art in New York City, The Texas International Quilt Festival in Houston and the New Orleans Museum of Art, Artist's Biennial in New Orleans, Louisiana.