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Carrie Alter

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Birth year

Lives in
Chapel Hill

Works in
Chapel Hill


Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, 1998, BFA
UNC Chapel Hill, 2000, MFA

photo, graffiti, graffiti/street-art, traditional, surrealism, realism, pop, conceptual, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, abstract, boy, boys, girl, little girl. girls, dogs, monsters, fish, deer, Dear, diary, animal, wild, wild animal, Toys, toy soldiers, doll, dolls, teeth, Vampire, nude, nature, sleep, texture, marks, oil, oil/canvas, art school, MFA, BFA, Lecturer, UNC, Chapel Hill, Carrboro




1974 Miami, FL



2015 Artspace, Solo in Upfront Gallery, Raleigh, NC Forthcoming December 2015

2010 East End Gallery, Carrboro, NC

2004 Luna Lounge Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, FL

1999 John and June Allcott Gallery, Portraits of Family, Chapel Hill, NC

1998 The Gallery at 508, Sarasota, FL



2016 Crisolart Gallery, Barcelona, Spain Forthcoming 2016

2015 Next Gallery, Milan, Itaily December 2015

2015 Durham Art Guild 61st juried exhibition, juror: Alice Gray Stites, Suntrust Gallery, Durham, NC

2015 The Brayer Gallery, curated by Nancy Pham, Ventura, CA

2015 ARTPRIZE, DeVos Place Convention Center, September 23rd-October 11th, Grand Rapids, MI

2015 LUMP Gallery, With Everyone Watching (George Jenne and Carrie Alter), Raleigh, NC June

2015 NAWA Gallery, Voices - An Artist's Perspective, 80 5th Ave #1405, April 2nd- 30th, New York, NY

2015 110 Gallery, 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by Scott Lawrimore, February 5th-28th, Seattle, WA

2015 Au Naturel, the Nude in the 21st Century 2015, January 22nd-March 5th, Astoria, OR

2015 MINT Gallery, Here To Go, January 10th-February, Atlanta, GA

2015 Baton Rouge Gallery - Center for Contemporary Art: Surreal Salon 7 juried by Shag, January 3rd-31st, Baton Rouge, LA


2014 Skylight Gallery NYC, curated by Vida Sabbaghi, Chelsea, NY

2014 Limner Gallery, Strange Figurations, Hudson, NY

2014 57th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Juror: Jerry Saltz, Chautauqua, NY

2014 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art - OCCCA: Body Language, Santa Ana, CA

2014 Dark via Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 Welborn Gallery: Eye of the Artist... Yadkinville, NC

2014 Artspace new member show, Raleigh, NC

2014 The Rymer Gallery: Figuratively Speaking, Nashville, TN

2014 Fine Arts League of Cary: 19th Annual Art Exhibition, Cary, NC

2014 Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, Rochester, NY

2014 Peoria Art Guild: 2014 Nude Attitude, internationally juried event, Peoria, IL

2014 Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR

2014 Las Laguna Art Gallery: Impressions, Laguna Beach, CA

2014 The Creative Spirit, Rotunda Galley, Meredith College Raleigh, NC


2013 Au Naturel 2013: The Nude in the 21st Century, International art exhibition Astoria, OR

2013 Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Progress Energy Center for the performing Arts, Raleigh, NC


2012 After Dark, National Juried Exhibition, Greg Moon Gallery, Taos, NM

2012 Art Anonymous, Art Council of Moore County, Southern Pines, NC

2012 Carrboro ArtsCenter Faculty Show, Carrboro, NC


2011 2D National Figurative Exhibition, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA

2011 REAL PEOPLE, National Juried Exhibition, Woodstock, IL


2009 Carrboro ArtsCenter Faculty Show, Carrboro, NC

2006 Zombie Art Show, Chapel Hill Comics, Chapel Hill, NC

2003 Figurative Works, Bronwyn Merritt Gallery, Carrboro, NC

2002 Mira Mar Gallery, Turning Point Seven, Sarasota, FL

2001 Lump Gallery, The Young Ones, Raleigh, NC

2000 Ackland Art Museum, New Currents in Contemporary Art, Chapel Hill, NC

1999 Allcott Gallery, Pink and Grey, Chapel Hill, NC

1999 Selby Gallery, Annual Best of Ringling Student Exhibitions, Sarasota, FL

1998 Ringling School of Art and Design Campus Installation, Voices, Sarasota, FL

1998 Sarasota Arts Council at Holley Hall, Sarasota, FL

1998 Asolo Theatre mixed media show/performance, Sarasota, FL

1998 Fine Arts Thesis show, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

1996 Lee Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL



2015 Artspace, Summer studio residency/fellowship (July), Raleigh NC

2015 Vermont Studio Center, summer residency (May) with partial merit award – Johnson, Vermont

1998 Art New England, summer residency at Bennington College - Bennington, VT



2015 Who's Afraid of Feminism? AIR Gallery, Brookyn, NY

2015 Academic Art Lecture at USSEA conference, Queens Museum, Queens NY, July 17th

2015 Exposure Award Reception at the Louvre, photography presented at private reception, Musee du Louvre, Paris - France, July 13th, 2015

2015 Direct Art inclusion 2015 publication

2015 Artist Interview in Peripheral ARTeries:

2015 Second place winner at Au Naturel exhibition, monetary award

2015 ArtSlant 2015: Showcase Winner round 5 (painting)

2015 ArtSlant 2015: Showcase Winner round 4 (drawing)

2015 ArtSlant 2015: Showcase Winner round 3 (sculpture)

2015 ArtSlant 2015: Showcase/Gallery Winner round 2 (painting)

2015 ArtSlant 2015: Showcase Winner round 1 (painting)

2014 Studio Interview by Shana Garr:

2014 Art Scene Today - Off The Grid, online interview:

2014 Level 25 Art journal, CORPUS:

2014 SeeMe take over Times Square, Images included in video billboard installation, NY

2014 Gallery for me, I paint therefore I am:  Winner: \

2014 Art Master of the Month (June): \

2014 ArtSlant 2014: May Showcase Winner, SLEEP MARKS

2014 ArtSlant 2014: April Showcase Winner, DEER DIARY

2014 Fine Arts League of Cary: Monetary award for painting

2014 Digital share: \

2013 ArtSlant 2013: Showcase Winner, SON OF AN ARTIST

2002 Artist Lecture Series in conjunction with solo show, Ringling School of Art and Design - Sarasota, FL

2002 Alumni Visiting Artist in Residence, Ringling School of Art and Design - Sarasota, FL

2002 UNC Graduate Liaison, UNC Chapel Hill: awarded travel GRANT - Chapel Hill, NC

2001 City of Carrboro, NC Sculpture installation in Century Center Garden - Carrboro, NC

1999 UNC Hanes Alumni Sculpture GRANT recipient - Chapel Hill, NC

1998 Ringling Senior Audio Installation GRANT, Ringling School of Art and Design - Sarasota, FL

1998 Asolo Theatre, Performance Art GRANT- Sarasota, FL



Gray Collection, New York, NY

Felicia Michaels, Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Thomas McGuire, Sarasota, FL

Holt Collection, Greensboro, NC

Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

Century Center, Carrboro, NC

Carrboro Arts Center, Carrboro, NC



2013-present Adjunct Professor: Meredith College Art Department - Raleigh, NC

2008-present Drawing Instructor: Carrboro Arts Center - Carrboro, NC

2012-2014 Governor's School NC: Area II – (Philosophy) summer job - Raleigh, NC

2010-2014 Visiting Lecturer/Art Department: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

2003 Adjunct Professor (painting): University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

2001 Artist in Residence, Ringling School of Art and Design – Sarasota, FL

2000 Adjunct Professor (drawing): UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education - Chapel Hill, NC

2000-2003 Adjunct Professor of Art: Elon University - Elon, NC

2000 Adjunct Professor (drawing): Durham Technical Community College - Durham, NC



2000        UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC Master of Fine Arts    MFA

1998        Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL Bachelor of Fine Arts   BFA

1996        University of Tampa, Tampa, FL Bachelor of Arts    BA

1994        Brevard College, Brevard, NC Associate of Arts    AA




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Recent Exhibits

Carrie Alter participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2015 New Familiar
The Brayer
Jul, 2015 Electron Salon
LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Jun, 2015 With Everyone Watching
Lump Gallery/Projects
Apr, 2015 Voices Exhibition
NAWA Gallery, 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405 New York, NY
Sep, 2014 Strange Figurations
Limner Gallery
Sep, 2014 Shifting Alterity
Skylight Gallery NYC
Click here to see all exhibits for Carrie Alter
6th 2015 Showcase Entry


Carrie Alter Why did I Say That? Why did she Say That?

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