Born: 1985, Boston, Massachusetts.
Currently lives and works in San Diego, California.
2015 Goldsmiths, University of London: MFA in Fine Art
2012 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art
2009 Rhodes College, Memphis, TN: B.A. in Studio Art
SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Tether: Alexandra Carter & Christiana Updegraff, Oolong Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
Bumps & Grinds: Rogers Studio Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
2020A Sense of Heat in Her Brain: Luna Anaïs Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019Berries for Baubo: Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA
Superfrutta!: Fusion Art Gallery, Turin, Italy
2019Performative Markmaking and the Botanic Body: Alexandra Carter & Ibuki Kuramochi, Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA / Curated by Olivia Mia Orozco
2018All gods are hot: Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for coming: Casa Musumeci Greco, private collection, Rome / Open studio curated by qwatz
Your skin is song; your house is masked: mural presentation for Graniti Murales, Graniti, Sicily
Pickling Fat Souls in Sugar: Southfork Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Lauren Kennedy
Drift: A la deriva: Proyecto’ace Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brooks Introduces Alexandra Carter: Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN / Curated by Kathy Dumlao
Displays of Affliction: Broad Avenue Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Lauren Kennedy
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
In the Middle With You: The Middle Room Gallery, Los Angeles, CA / Curated by Shannon Rae Fincke
Esprit de l’escalier: I Like Your Work Summer Exhibition / Curated by Alicia Puig (online and print exhibition)
Blue Pink Gold: SIP Art Space, San Marcos, CA / Curated by Katie Dolgov
Intersect Art Fair: Luna Anaïs Gallery booth, Palm Springs, CA
Sensing Woman: C24 Gallery, New York City, NY / Presented by Rosebud Woman / Curated by WoArt
Tight In A Bud: Luna Anaïs Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mynä-Mynä-Maa: Mynämäki, Finland / Curated by Pia Bartsch
Liquid Gold: Three Ladders Collective, Irvine, CA
Pleasure Garden: Laurie Shapiro Studio, Los Angeles / Curated by Olivia Mia Orozco
Informing Memory: Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH / Curated by Stacey Durand
In Conversation: Celebrating 100 Years of Women at Rhodes College: Clough Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Joel Parsons
Werkpräsentation der KulturKontakt A.I.R.: BKA-Veranstaltungsraum, Vienna, Austria
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, Baltimore, MD / Curated by Sam Fein
Under Construction: Fox 3 Gallery, 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: 808 Gallery at Boston University, 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
Be A Doll: Women Artists Look at Women Today: Estel Gallery, Nashville, TN
Crafting Romance: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. Athens, GA / Curated by Rebecca Brantley & Nathanael Roesch
Koobeton: Collaborative Drawings and Paintings by the 180 Finger Collective: Adam Shaw Studio, Memphis, TN
Melody One: the 2009 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Entertainment Value!: Odessa Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Richard Gamble
Concerning Women: Material Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Britt Jenkins
Walled In: Tra Le Mura: Circolo Artistico, Arezzo, Italy
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2022 Rogers Art Loft Artist Residency, Las Vegas, Nevada
2021 Saari Artist Residency, Kone Foundation, Finland2019 Fusion Art Gallery / Inaudita art residency, Turin, Italy
2017 Austrian Federal Chancellery in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria: Visual Art residency in Vienna, Austria.
2016-2017 qwatz art residency, 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
Artist Talk: Alexandra Carter & Christiana Updegraff moderated by Alessandra Moctezuma, Oolong Gallery, Solana Beach CA
Workshop, Burlesque History and Life Drawing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum, Las Vegas
"Cranberry, Fertility, and the Performative Body in Painting" Artist Lecture, Rogers Studio Gallery, Las Vegas
Artist Lecture, Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Visiting Artist Critic, University of Nevada Las Vegas MFA and BFA students
Mentor, Spilt Milk Artist Mentoring Programme
2021 “Flora and Female” Artist Lecture with Tiffanie Turner virtual talk with Lamont Gallery of Phillips Exeter Academy
2020 Artist Lecture for “A Sense of Heat in Her Brain” virtual talk with Luna Anaïs Gallery
2018 Artist lecture - All gods are hot, Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA2017 Artist lecture and visiting critic, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.
2017 Artist Assistant – Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 Artist lecture - Your skin is song; your house is masked: Graniti Murales, Graniti, Sicily.
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, London.
2012-2013 Artist Assistant – Mindy Shapero, Los Angeles, CA.
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 Curator – "Secret Paintings: Laura Ann Meyers & Joel Parsons," Memphis, TN.
2004-2006 Gallery Assistant – Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts.
ARTICLES & PODCASTS
“Portfolio feature: Alexandra Carter.” By Ciara Colgan for HereIn Journal 5 Sept 2023. https://www.hereinjournal.org/features/portfolio-alexandra-carter
Alexandra Carter and Christiana Updegraff Artist Talk for their exhibition "Tether," moderated by Alessandra Moctezuma, Oolong Gallery Podcast 2 May 2023 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/oolong-gallery/id1668722702?i=1000611480778
"Episode 101 Artist Spotlight: Alexandra Carter“ Interview by Rachel Larraine on the Holistic Interior Design Business Podcast 27 April 2023 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/101-artist-spotlight-alexandra-carter/id1614550711?i=1000610884808
Celebrate Mother’s Day 2022 With 5 Artists Who Tackle the ‘Angst, Passion, and Pain of Womanhood and Motherhood.’” By Morgan Laurens for Not Real Art 6 May 2022. https://notrealart.com/celebrate-mothers-day-2022-artists/
“From the Cranberry Farm to the Art Studio, our talk with Alexandra Carter” (Podcast Interview and Article). By Mitch Hampton for Journey of an Aesthete Podcast 6 April 2022. https://www.jouneyofanaesthetepodcast.com/podcast/episode/21f1f311/from-the-cranberry-farm-to-the-art-studio-our-talk-with-alexandra-carter
“Alexandra Carter.” By Laura Seibold for Art Squat August 2021. http://www.art-squat.com/articles2/Carter/
“Artist Alexandra Carter Explores Female Identity with Explosive Ink Paintings.” By Morgan Laurens for Not Real Art 31 July 2021.
“Painting in Motion.” By Genny Beckman Moriarty. The Exeter Bulletin Fall 2019: pg. 51. Exeter, NH. https://www.exeter.edu/people/alexandra-carter
“The Seduction of the Cranberry: Alexandra Carter in Turin” (translated from Italian). By Tecla Azzarone. DEGENEratA 28 April 2019. https://www.degenerata.com/la-seduzione-del-mirtillo-rosso-alexandra-carter-a-torino/
“2018 Top Ten Exhibition Picks.” By Annabel Osberg. Artillery January/February Issue 2019: pg. 32. Los Angeles, CA. https://artillerymag.com/top-10-pick-of-the-week-of-2018/
“Alexandra Carter: Transformative Mythology and the Monstrous Feminine.” By Mel Ciaravino. Girltrip 26 September 2018 http://girltrip.com/2018/09/alexandracarter/
“Alexandra Carter: All gods are hot” (Review). By Annabel Osberg. Artillery 6 June 2018. https://artillerymag.com/alexandra-carter/
“Alexandra Carter” Rhodes College Alumni in the Arts interview 26 October 2017. https://news.rhodes.edu/stories/alumni-arts-alexandra-carter