Cara Ober earned her MFA from MICA in 2005, focusing on a series of narrative paintings and drawings, which still feed her current body of artwork. Ober graduated from the American University in Washington D.C. in 1996, Phi Beta Kappa, where she majored in Fine Arts.
A painter, teacher, and writer, Ober exhibits her work locally and nationally, most recently in Washington, DC at Flashpoint and The Randall Scott Gallery, and in Baltimore at Gallery Imperato and Maryland Art Place. In the past year, Ober has also shown her work at the Riviera Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, the Arlington ArtsCenter in Arlington, VA, Moxy Studios in New Orleans, LA, Artizen Fine Arts in Dallas, TX, the Karin Sanders Gallery in the Hamptons, NY, and in The Red Show in Ferrara, Italy.
Cara is a 2005 MD Artist Grant recipient for painting and took second prize in the 2007 Bethesda Painting Awards. Other projects include curating The Jolly Cowboy at the DC Arts Center as part of a Warhol grant for emerging curators. Cara teaches art at MICA, TowsonUniversity and Johns Hopkins University and writes art reviews for various art publications like Art US Magazine, Art Papers, Gutter Magazine, and her own local art blog, bmoreart.blogspot.com.