Carol Anne McChrystal’s sculptures have been exhibited in Los Angeles at Mata Gallery, Avenue 50 Studios, and Adjunct Positions, and internationally at Galleria Duemila (Manila) and Horse & Pony (Berlin). She has participated in several residency programs, including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (US), Sitka Center for Art & Ecology (US), Emerging Islands (PH) and Burren College of Art (IE) and her arts writing has been published on platforms like Art Practical. In addition to receiving grants from the Puffin Foundation and Arts Council Ireland, in 2021 she was a recipient of the Mozaik Foundation Ecosystem X, an award which recognizes artists using contemporary art as a medium for social change. Carol Anne received her MFA from California College of the Arts, and she is currently based between Ireland, the Philippines and unceded Tongva land, also known as Los Angeles.
As part of the collaborative duo Nightmare City, she created immersive environments that were exhibited at Alter Space in San Francisco, The Luminary in St. Louis, and Horse & Pony in Berlin among others, and showed video works at Essex Flowers in New York, MASS Gallery in Austin, and ACRETV in Chicago. Their work has been written about in publications such as ArtForum and Modern Painters.