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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



BORN     1974 Miami, FL


SOLO (and two person) EXHIBITIONS

2016 Crisolart Gallery, Barcelona, Spain Forthcoming

2016 Curated Exhibition: Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (March 2016)

2015 LUMP Gallery: George Jenne and Carrie Alter - two person show, Raleigh, NC (June 2015)

2015 Artspace, Upfront Gallery, Raleigh, NC December 2015

2015 Pop-Up Show at Golden Belt, Durham, NC (Date TBA)

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



2015 NAWA Gallery, Voices - An Artist's Perspective, Curator Karen Gutfreund 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, Juried by: Barbara Shaiman 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 Faculty exhibition: The CarrboroArts Center, Carrboro NC

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

2013 Carrboro ArtsCenter Faculty Show, Carrboro, 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


2010 Carrboro ArtsCenter Faculty Show, Carrboro, NC

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 Elon University Faculty Show, Elon, NC

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

2001 Lump Gallery, The Young Ones, Raleigh, NC




2015 Vermont Studio Center, Summer Residency with partial merit fellowship: May 2015


2015 The T.I.N.A prize: An international solo exhibition award:


2015 Monetary Award: 2nd Place in Au Naturel, the Nude in the 21st Century 2015:


2014 Burnaway 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 Digital share:


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


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 Art New England, summer RESIDENCY - Bennington, VT


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


1998 Asolo Theatre, Performance Art GRANT- Sarasota, FL


1994 Presidential Award, Brevard College, NC: for securing $6.8 million donation to support the art and music programs, while serving on the Presidential Fundraising Committee.




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

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

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



Gray Collection, New York, NY

Felicia Michaels, Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Thomas McGuire, Sarasota, FL

Jefferson Holt and Kate Bottomley, Greensboro, NC

Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

Century Center, Carrboro, NC

Carrboro Arts Center, Carrboro, 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




Recent Exhibits

Carrie Alter participated in these exhibits:

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
Jun, 2014 57th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Strohl Art Center
Click here to see all exhibits for Carrie Alter

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