Carolyn Frischling studied oil painting with Robert Ault, one of the architects of art therapy. At Grinnell College, she studied drawing and printmaking under Bobbi McKibbin, graduating with a degree in French. She focused on making unique prints with Peter Marcus, Joan Hall, and Dawn Guernsey at Washington University in St. Louis, and graduated with an MFA in printmaking in 1993. In St. Louis, Carolyn was influenced by Dr. Gong Shu, a colleague of Robert Ault, art therapist, psychotherapist, and author. Carolyn started a family with her husband and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During this time she focused her artistry on playing Early Music on the harp. In 2009, Carolyn was accepted as a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, a group begun in 1910, whose members have included artists Mary Cassatt, Phillip Pearlstein, and Andy Warhol. Carolyn has exhibited in Pittsburgh at Sewickley Gallery, Fein Gallery, and Mendelson Gallery, at LACDA, The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Trespass Gallery, and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Recently, Carolyn was invited to the PULSE! Art + Technology Festival at Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH.