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Born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1970, Carter is an
internationally known painter, sculptor, photographer and filmmaker
based in New York.
Carter studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992. He then studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1994, and the University of California, Davis, earning an MFA degree in 1997.
His works are included in significant collections around the world and have been exhibited internationally including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Tate Modern, London, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the USA Today and Abstract America exhibitions, at the Saatchi Gallery in London, the Royal Academy, London and the Museion in Bolzano, Italy, Jack Hanley Gallery San Francisco, HOTEL Gallery in London, Yvon Lambert Gallery in Paris, Paule Anglim in San Francisco, Salon 94 in NYC. A comprehensive catalogue of Carter's work edited by Georg Kargl was published in 2008 titled, An Arm with Hair, (The Vienna Catalogue 1973).
Carter's first feature film, Erased James Franco was released in 2008. It stars the American actor, James Franco in a performance that has him reenact every film and television appearance from his entire career. The film also features Franco playing the part of Julianne Moore as her character in the film Safe directed by Todd Haynes and as Rock Hudson in the 1966 film, Seconds.
Franco's appearances as a version of 'himself' on the daytime soap opera, General Hospital was inspired by Carter and can be seen as another facet or an extension of the work that began with the film, Erased James Franco. Erased was screened at major museums around the world including; Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, Cleveland Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Castro Theater, San Francisco, Georg Kargl, Vienna, Yvon Lambert, Paris, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC, and Brisbane Australia.
Carter wrote and directed the feature film, Maladies, released in 2013 - starring Catherine Keener, David Strathairn and James Franco. Maladies had it’s world premiere in 2013 at the Berlinale International Film Festival and it’s US premiere at the SXSW film festival in Austin and is being released nationwide in March of 2014 by Tribeca Films.
A new exhibition of Carter’s paintings will be on display at Lisa Cooley Gallery in New York City in March 2014 and several of his Polaroid works can be seen in the traveling exhibition, The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation.
For additional information about this artist, visit Mutual Art