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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



2014 Skylight Gallery Manhattan, curated by Vida Sabbaghi, Manhattan, NY  (September-October)

2014 Limner Gallery, Strange Figurations, Hudson, NY (September 11- October 4th)

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

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

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


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



2014 Pop-Up Show at Golden Belt, Durham, NC (Forthcoming 2014)

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



2013-presentAdjunct Professor: Meredith College Art Department - Raleigh, NC

2012-presentGovernor’s School NC: Area II – (Philosophy) summer job - Raleigh, NC

2008-presentDrawing Instructor: Carrboro Arts Center - Carrboro, NC

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

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

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

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

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

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



2014 SeMe 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 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.



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




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

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

1996        University of Tampa, Tampa, FLBachelor of Arts    BA

1994        Brevard College, Brevard, NCAssociate of Arts    AA




Recent Exhibits

Carrie Alter participated in these exhibits:

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
Aug, 2011 Real People 2011
Old Court House Arts Center Gallery

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