Kendell Carter American, b. 1970


My LOVE “paintings” contain no canvas, no stretcher bars and no brush strokes yet they are made entirely of paint. Instead of constructing the image plane from the back… forward, the image is made from the front… backwards. I hope to inspire a nonlinear perception/read of Love and along with it a break from traditional processes. Engaging with my work help us to extend our perceptions of what the possibilities of “painting” can be. I hope those cues can translate to our human

Kendell Carter was trained as a sculptor and as an environmental designer and holds a BFA from The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA, and a BA in Environmental Design from Art Center College of Design. He received his MFA from California State University, Long Beach. Carter's multidisciplinary practice that includes painting, sculpture, installation, performance, and design bridges the gap between art and life. His environments explore where and how parallel traditions in culture can be utilized for artistic and social revolutions. Carter has had solo exhibitions at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA; Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA and Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA. Group exhibitions include the California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Krannert Art Museum, Champagne, IL; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA and Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA. In 2012 he received an Andy Warhol Foundation Fellowship, and his work is included in such public collections as Fundacao Sindika Dokolo, Luanda, Angola; Compound, Long Beach, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.