British-born and now US-based, artist Rob Carter creates multidisciplinary artworks which concern our contemporary understanding of the politics of plants and environment though the lens of history. He received his BFA from The Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and later received an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College in New York.
He has shown his work internationally, with solo exhibitions at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco (2015, 2018), Art In General in New York (2012), Galerie Stefan Röpke in Cologne (2012), Station Independent Projects in New York (2012, 2015), Galeria Arnés y Ropke in Madrid (2013), Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome (2008) and most recently at The Highpoint in Richmond, VA (2019).
Carter has also exhibited at König Galerie, Berlin (2017), Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University (2016), ICA in San Jose (2016) Centre Pompidou-Metz in France (2013), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan (2013), Traneudstillingen in Copenhagen (2013), The Field Museum in Chicago (2012), ICA in Philadelphia (2010) and Museum of Arts and Design in New York (2009).
His videos have been selected for the following screenings and festivals: Move Cine Arte in Venice, Sao Paulo and Paris (2017, 2018), In Light in Richmond, VA (2016, 2019), the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo (2015), PUMA Films4Peace (worldwide screenings (2013), the 8th Busan International Video Festival in Korea (2011), Festival NARRACJE in Gdansk, Poland, (2011), Oslo Screen Festival in Norway (2010), and in the Creative Time/MTV collaboration, 44½, in Times Square, New York (2010).
Carter has been awarded residencies and fellowships at the McColl Center for Art+Innovation in Charlotte (2017 and 2007), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha (2015), Vermont Studio Center in Johnson (2015), Saltonstall Arts Colony in Ithaca (2014), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace in Manhattan (2011-2012), Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Brooklyn (2008-2009), and Art Omi International Arts Center in Ghent (2008). In 2010 he was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.