Originally from Buffalo, New York, Carrie Markello has lived and worked in Texas since 1981. Her mixed media artwork has been included in both regional and national group exhibitions. In 2018, Markello’s work was selected for Augusta Savage Gallery’s Home exhibition at the University of Massachusetts and for the National Art Education Women’s Caucus Exhibition in Seattle, Washington. Markello’s work was exhibited in Lawndale Art Center’s Layered Evidence and Big Shows for 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013, and 2014. She exhibited mixed media paintings in a solo exhibition at Houston Community College’s Northline Gallery in 2008. Markello’s paintings were selected by Dominic Molon, associate curator of the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago, in 2005 for the Assistance League of Houston exhibition at Williams Tower. Her mixed-media paintings were the subject of a solo exhibition at Mountain View College, Dallas, in 1996. In collaboration with artist, Linda Hayward, Markello and Hayward created Zone V, a line of dryer lint clothing exhibited in Fotofest 2002 and at Poissant Gallery. In 2003, Markello exhibited at the Art League in Strands, a two-person exhibition with Jay Hill. Her mixed-media paintings were selected by Jerry Saltz for the two-year traveling exhibition, New American Talent that opened at the Arthouse in Austin in 2004. Receiving her doctorate in art education in 2006, Markello taught art and museum education courses at the University of Houston until her retirement in 2017.