Carrie Alter

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That Night on Bald Mountain, 2015 Oil On Canvas 60"X40"
The Beautiful Grotesque , 2015 Oil On Canvas 60 X 24 X 1 Inches
Son Of A Bitch...artist Oil On Canvas 24"X18" © Carrie Alter
Deer Diary, 2012 Oil On Canvas 38"X24" © carrie alter
Deer Diary 2, 2014 Oil On Canvas 48"X24"
Deer Diary 3, 2015 Oil And Fur On Canvas 48"X24" © carrie alter
Deer Diary Sculpture 1, 2015 Bendable Mannequin, Sock, Taxidermy And Synthetic Grass 24"X24"X8" © carrie alter
Yoga Queen, 2015 Oil On Canvas 32"X25"
NIGHT FISHING, 2014 Oil On Canvas 30 X 30 X 0 Inches © carrie alter
How I Quit Smoking...the second time, 2015 Oil On Canvas 30"X24" © Carrie Alter
Deer Diary: 2 Oil On Canvas 24"X18" © carrie alter
AWOACA (A Woman of a Certain Age) Oil On Canvas 30"X30" © carrie alter
They Bite: STRINGS, 2012 Oil On Canvas 60"X36" © carrie alter
Pearls Oil On Canvas 48"X30" © carrie alter
They Bite: Not this Doll Oil On Canvas 60 X 36 X 1 Inches © carrie alter
Nadja's World Oil On Canvas 60"X36" © carrie alter
Sleep Marks Oil And Mixed Media On Canvas 30"X30" © carrie alter
SLEEP MARKS 2, 2015 Oil, Hair And Cut Plastic Tablecloth On Canvas 30"X30" © Carrie Alter
COGAN: In Primal Maturity Oil On Canvas © carrie alter
Alyson's World, 2012 Oil On Canvas 30"X30" © carrie alter
They Bite: Colic, 2014 Oil On Canvas 30"X30" © carrie alter
They Bite: Drawing with Demons Oil On Canvas 24" X 18" © carrie alter
They Bite: LOVE Oil On Canvas 24"X18" © carrie alter
PIG Graphite On Watercolor Paper © carrie alter
YOGA QUEEN Graphite And Ink On Watercolor Paper © carrie alter
Why did I Say That? Why did she Say That? , 2015 Graphite On Bristol Board 31 X 45 X 0 Inches
Appendage , 2015 Graphite On Butterball Paper 40 X 30 X 0 Inches
Feeding Time, 2015 Aluminum Print 8"X8"
Violin Lessons, 2015 Oil On Canvas 30 X 24 X .5 Inches
Studio Friends, 2015
Studio Friends, 2015 Aluminum Print 8"X8"
Only One Eye For You, 2015 Aluminum Print 8"X8"
Clown Teeth, 2015 Aluminum Print 8"X8"
Pulling Clown Heads, 2015 Aluminum Print 8"X8"
Studio Mouse, 2015 Aluminum Print 8"X8"
Pulling Mussels from a Shell, 2015 Aluminum Print 8"X8"
Liminal 2, 2017 Oil On Acrylic On Canvas 30"X30"
Liminal gesture, 2017 Graphite On Watercolor Paper 40"X28"
Liminal 1, 2017 Oil On Acrylic On Canvas 30"X30"
Quick Facts
Birth year
Lives in
Chapel Hill
Works in
Chapel Hill
UNC Chapel Hill, 2000, MFA
Ringling College Of Art and Design
Carrboro, Chapel Hill, UNC, Lecturer, BFA, MFA, art school, oil/canvas, oil, marks, texture, sleep, nature, nude, Vampire, teeth, dolls, doll, toy soldiers, Toys, wild animal, wild, animal, diary, Dear, deer, fish, monsters, dogs, little girl. girls, girl, boys, boy, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, conceptual, pop, surrealism, traditional, graffiti/street-art, graffiti, photo



1974 Miami, FL



2015 Artspace, CROSSING THE LINES, Upfront Gallery, Raleigh

2015 LUMP Gallery, WITH EVERYONE WATCHING (two person collaboration w/George Jenne), Raleigh, NC

2010 East End Gallery at the Carrboro ArtsCenter, 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 Next Gallery, Plural Unique 4, Palazzo, Italy

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

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

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

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 grant - Johnson, Vermont

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

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



2015 Direct Art Volume 22, December 2015

2015 Who's Afraid of Feminism? AIR Gallery, catalog Brooklyn, NY, October 2015

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

2015 Artist Interview in Peripheral ARTeries:

2014 Studio Interview by Shana Garr:

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

2014 Level 25 Art journal, CORPUS:



2015 ArtSlant 2015: Showcase/Gallery Winner round 1-6 (painting)

2015 Second place winner at Au Naturel exhibition, monetary award

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

2001 City of Carrboro, NC Sculpture installation grant 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



2016 Why Drawing? “Marks of Genius” , North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC March 7th 2016

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

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



2016 North Carolina Museum of Art, Find the genius of your Mark, workshop. Raleigh NC May 21st  2016

2015 Nasher Museum, Nasher creates drawing workshop, Durham NC

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

2008-current 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



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




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