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Alexandra Carter (f)
Artist in Residence

Herkunftsland: USA
KKA-Residency: 2017
Webseite: http://www.alexandra-carter.com

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Alexandra Carter (b. 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an artist working primarily in painting and drawing influenced by print media, collage, and performance. She sources her personal background (she was raised on a cranberry farm in New England) as well as literature, especially that of women using both word and image (the artist has devoted consistent research to the surrealist Unica Zürn’s anagram poetry and automatic drawing). Involving themes such as gender, storytelling, and masquerade, Carter’s media emphasize a visceral mark or refer back to the body in some way--using watered-down pigments to create fluid puddles on the plastic surface of drafting film, or even cranberry juice, creating a staining effect onto antique linens. Her subject matter derives from a large archive of images which she collects and also creates from her own performances. Sometimes she prints these images directly into her paintings using various transfer methods.

Carter received an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London (2015), a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD (2012), and a BA in Studio Art from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN (2009). In 2016, Carter was selected for residency projects at Qwatz (Rome, Italy), Graniti Murales (Graniti, Sicily), and Vice~Versa Foundation (Goa, India). Other residencies have included Projecto’ace Foundation in Buenos Aires, Galerija-Muzej Lendava in Slovenia and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Solo exhibitions include “Pickling Fat Souls in Sugar” at Southfork Gallery in Memphis (2015), “Drift” at Projecto’ace Foundation in Buenos Aires (2011) and “Brooks Introduces” at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (2009). Group shows include On the Ground Floor (Los Angeles), Red Gallery (London), Hyperlink Gallery (Chicago), 808 Gallery (Boston), Coos Art Museum (Oregon), and Athens Institute of Contemporary Art (Georgia).

* 1985, Boston, Massachusetts

2013-2015 Goldsmiths College, University of London: MFA in Fine Art
2011-2012 Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD: Post-Bacalaureate Certificate in Fine Art
2006 – 2009 Rhodes College, Memphis, TN: B.A. in Studio Art
2007 (summer) Accademia dell’Arte, Arezzo, Italy
2005 – 2006 Lesley College/The Art Institute of Boston, Cambridge, MA

2015: Pickling Fat Souls in Sugar: Southfork Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Lauren Kennedy
2011: Drift: A la deriva: Proyecto’ace Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009: Brooks Introduces Alexandra Carter: Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN / Curated by Kathy Dumlao
2007: Displays of Affliction: Broad Avenue Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Lauren Kennedy

Roots: On the Ground Floor Gallery, Los Angeles / Curated by Malika Ali
Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show: Goldsmiths University of London
The Longest Distance Between Two Places: Hyperlink Gallery, Chicago
Art In the Days of Haze: Red Gallery, London
Goldsmiths Interim Show: Studio B, Goldsmiths College, London
Ossuary: Herron Gallery of IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN / Curated by Laurie Beth Clark
Ossuary: University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN / Curated by Laurie Beth Clark
Figurative Art Now: Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
Loaded Pistols: Gallery 500, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD / Curated by Sam Fein
Under Construction: Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition: Fox 3, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
LindArt Co-operate Vol. V, collaborative residency exhibition: Lendava Synagogue, Lendava, Slovenia
Thunder: Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
30 Under 30: Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Taste of Boston: Boston University’s 808 Gallery, Boston, MA / Curated by Brett Svetlik
Rhody Does It Big: West Side Arts, Providence, RI / Curated by Jyll Ethier-Mullen and Karen Jiminez
25 Emerging Boston Artists: Exhibition in conjunction with the book published by Rifrakt Artists Collective: The Temple, Boston, MA

2016 Qwatz art residency in Rome, Italy
2016 Graniti Murales art residency in Graniti, Sicily, Italy
2016 Vice~Versa Foundation art residency in Panjim, Goa, India.
2016 Residential Experience of Cultural Secrets in Mayurbhanj (RECSIM), artist residency in Jashipur, Odisha, India
2011 ‘Ace International A.I.R. Program Production Residency. Projecto’ace Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011 LindArt, “Co-operate Vol. V,” collaborative residency between eight artists from different countries. Galerija-Muzej Lendava, Slovenia
2011 Kentucky Foundation for Women Residency with full funding award, Prospect, KY
2009 Dionysian Award for Studio Art. Given by the Art Department at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2008 Susan Tidball Means Award for Original Research in Women’s Studies, awarded for artistic research and production. Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

2015 Visiting critic - Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2015 Artist lecture and visiting tutor - Camberwell College of Arts, London
2015 Co-organized post_porn: climaxing perverts' research symposium at Peckham Liberal Club
2012-2013 Artist Assistant – Mindy Shapero, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Gallery Assistant – Intern at Bleicher Gallery, Los Angeles
2012 Teaching Assistant – Graduate Teaching Intern to Professor Colette Veasey-Cullors, Photography Majors Seminar, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2009 Artist Lecture – Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: Artist’s Talk for solo exhibition Brooks Introduces Alexandra Carter
2009 Artist Lecture – 8th Biennial Associated Colleges of the South Conference for Gender Studies
2008 Art Research Lecture - Research and Creative Activity Symposium at Rhodes College
2007 Committee Member – Downtown Memphis Mural Project, an initiative to curate and execute a large public mural for Memphis
2007 Curator – "Secret Paintings: Laura Ann Meyers & Joel Parsons," Memphis, TN
2004-2006 Gallery Assistant – Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts

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