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Agnes Cabrey earned her MFA from Parsons School of Design/New School in New York City, before moving to Virginia. Her BFA is from Kansas City Art Institute.  

Agnes Carbrey has had exhibitions in New York City, Philadelphia, Annapolis, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Richmond, and Atlanta. Her work has been featured at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Smithsonian, The Union Theological Seminary, Muscarelle Museum, College of William and Mary, Museum of the American Indian of the Heye Foundation, Meadows Museum, Shreveport, LA, among others and is in the permanent collections of Lynchburg College, Washington and Lee University, the Gibbes Museum of Art and numerous corporate fine art collections, including Capital One, Federal Reserve Bank, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 

Slideshow of Agnes Carbrey's work

She was awarded grant from Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation for a multi-site specific outdoor installation at Washington and Lee University. In 2014-16 she was awarded International Artist Fellowships to Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany, Virginia Center for Creative Arts at Moulin A Nef France in Auvillar France and VCCA in Sweet Briar, Virginia. 

Agnes Carbrey taught at Parsons School of Design in New York City from 1981- 1991. She taught at Washington and Lee University from 1992-1996 and was Gallery Director at Roanoke College from 2001-2002. She has taught part-time at JMU since 2003.

She currently leads a summer study abroad: Painting in France through James Madison University.

Stephanie Chong with her two pastels of the harbor in Collioure, France
JMU art student, Stephanie Chong, with her two pastels of the harbor in Collioure, France

Ms. Carbrey is also a graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at JMU and in May 2016 was awarded the Jonathan Davis Memorial Scholarship for Study in the Prevention of Suicide.

2016 – Certain Dreams Alert the Dreamer and Other Works, Chapel du Port Gallery, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Auvillar, France

2015 - “Women’s Voices”, NAWA Gallery, 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

2014 – Open Studio, “DuLeckst Honig von einer Rasierklinge
Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus International Artist Residency Fellowship, Schwandorf, Germany 


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