Instructor of Art Studio

Contact Info

  • M.F.A., Parsons School of Design/New School in New York City
  • B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute
Teaching Experience
  • James Madison University, 2003 - present
  • Gallery Director at Roanoke College, 2001-2002
  • Washington and Lee University, 1992-1996
  • Parsons School of Design in New York City, 1981- 1991

Slideshow of Agnes Carbrey's work
Honors and Residencies
  • She was awarded a grant from Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation for a multi-site outdoor installation at Washington and Lee University.
  • In 2014-16 she was awarded International Artist Fellowships to Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts at Moulin à Nef, France and at Sweet Briar, Va. 
Professional Interests
  • Carbrey currently leads a summer study abroad, “Painting in France” for JMU.
  • She is also a graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at JMU, and in May 2016 Carbrey was awarded the Jonathan Davis Memorial Scholarship for Study in the Prevention of Suicide.
Recent Shows

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 


Ms. 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 and Meadows Museum of Art (Shreveport, La.) among others. Her work 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.

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