Carol Reed’s background in art includes undergraduate degrees in art education, BFA in fine arts and a master’s degree in design. Additionally, she holds an MFA in studio painting and printmaking from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She was Assistant Professor of Design at the University of Alberta, Canada, before joining the staff of the Smithsonian Institution in educational travel and museum outreach. As a cultural heritage and communications consultant for the World Bank she designed exhibitions and education programs to help put a public face on cultural partnerships. Her extensive international travel as influenced and informed the art she makes and her work has been included in group and solo exhibitions in the US and abroad, including exhibitions in Brunei, Seville Spain, Bujumbura, Burundi, and Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2007, she lived and worked in the Indian Subcontinent as a Fulbright scholar. In 2008, the American Center in New Delhi hosted her solo exhibition of 32 paintings. In 2016, she had solo exhibitions in Washington DC at Susan Calloway Fine Arts and the Arts Club of Washington. Her work is included in over thirty public, corporate, and private collections including the Art Bank DC, The United States Department of State, The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution, The World Bank and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.