b. New Orleans 1970
lives Long Beach, CA
2006 MFA, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2000 BA, Art Center College of Design, Environmental Design, Pasadena, CA
1994 BFA, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
2017 Marvel, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Expanding on an expansive subject, Part 6: Kendell Carter, Constructs, curated by Sinéad Finnerty
Pyne, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2012 WE, with Darren Hostetter, curated by Kendra Paitz, University Galleries, Illinois State University,
2011 Liberation Summer, moniquemeloche, Chicago
2010 It is what it is but it isn't, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah and Atlanta, GA
2009 Changing Room, project space at Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Drip Paintings, The Art Hall at the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel, Chicago, IL
2008 Common Ground, moniquemeloche, Chicago, IL
2007 American Traditions, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Kendell Carter, Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX
2006 Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hommie/Homey, Werby Gallery, MFA Thesis Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2005 Advancement to Candidacy Exhibition, Werby Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Styles of Resistance: From the Corner to the Catwalk, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan
2018 Black Blooded, New Gallery of Modern Art. Charotte, NC
The Garden, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR
2017 Unobstructed Views, W. Hawkins Ferry House, Detroit, MI
Contra, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
TRANSPARENCY SHADE: SEEING THROUGH THE SHADOW, projects+gallery, St. Louis, MO
2016 Human Condition, presented and curated by John Wolf, site-specific, Los Angeles, CA
2015 WE, on the wall, moniquemeloche, Chicago, IL
Art on Paper NYC, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
MetaModern, Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, travels to Scottsdale
Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida;
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2014 My Self Is An Other, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Life of Forms @ Marine Contemporary, Venice, CA
2012 Stretching the Limits, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Cross Currents, curated by Jennifer Sargent, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
2011 Listen with Your Eyes, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Move, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
OsCene, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2009 Objects of Desire, SeeLine Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
In Bed Together, curated by Jane Glassman, Royal/T Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
I Want You to Want Me, Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
2008 Off the Wall: From Vandalism to Urban Art, Wilde Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2007 Blacks in and out of the Box, The California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
ZeitHeist, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005 25.35, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Save the Youth of America Summer Tour 2005, Five Countries De Haag Gallery, London, UK, Berlin,
GER, Rotterdam, NL, Antwerp, BEL, Dublin, IRL
Insights 2005, California State University, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
2004 Juried Student Exhibition, California State University, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
2003 Intermedia, Werby Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2002 Ghetto Fabulous, Armory Arts Complex, Pasadena, CA
1999 From Your House to Our House, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
1997 Atlanta Biennial, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Center Space, Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Artists, Positive Space Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Sampling An Insistent Beat, King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Malcolm X, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1994 New Blues, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2015 Zarley, B. David, “Kendall Carter/Monique Meloche Gallery”, December 13.
Jaffe, Tali, “Getting to Know Kendell Carter”, Cultured, January.
2014 Marden, Iris, “My Highlights from Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2014”, Artsy, January 23.
Paitz, Kendra, Claudine Ise and Kendell Carter. “We: Kendell Carter with Darren Hostetter”,
State University College of Fine Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
2013 Corbett, Rachel & Halperin, Julie, “Young Artists Dominate Armory Show Opening Sales, as Focus
Section Draws Crowds”, BLOUIN ARTINFO, March 6.
Sarathy, Jennifer, “Top 10 Things To See at the 2013 Armory Show”, The Vivant, March 7.
2012 Tepper, Brittany, “We draws visitors’ attention the importance of unity,” Daily Vidette ISU, Oct 28.
2011 Weinberg, Lauren, “Kendell Carter weaves references to hip-hop into abstract works. Carter strives for
a post-black art”, Time Out Chicago, June 15.
Germanos, Paul. “Editorial: After Minimalism in Chicago the Summer of 2011”, Chicago Critical, http://paulgermanos.blogspot.com, July 22.
Smigasiewicz, Beatrice. “Kendell Carter: Liberation Summer” Flavorpill.
Hauser, Alisa. “'Liberation Summer' Breezes into Monique Meloche Gallery, Bringing Messages
and Markings, with Boots, too!”, Streets of Wicker, http://streetsofwicker.blogspot.com,
2010 Pomonis, Mary Anna. “Jet Set Saturdays: In Bed Together at Royal T. Café” www.artlurker.com.
2009 Myers, Holly. “Review: Kendell Carter at Sandroni.Rey” Los Angeles Times, April 24.
2008 McClure, Diana. “Art + Culture Diaries: Kendell Carter”, www.cultureserve.net.
Pearl, Sarah. “Kendell Carter in conversation with Sarah Pearl”. The Saatchi Gallery on-line. April 9.
Artner, Alan. “Taking if from the streets: Graffiti tags, hoodies and bling”. Chicago Tribune. April 4.
Waxman, Lori. “Review: Kendell Carter” Art Forum Online, April 3.
Furnari, Rachel. “Kendell Carter”. NewCity Chicago. March 23.
2007 Riggot, Julie. “Boxed In, Boxed Out. Intentionally or Not, CAAM Show Brings Race Into the
Picture.” LA Downtown News. Oct 29 .
Schulze, Troy. “Art Capsule Reviews: Kendell Carter” Houston Press. Aug 2.
Mallinson, Constance. “Review: Kendell Carter at the Hammer Museum”, Art in America, No.4, April.
“Review”, Sculpture, Jan/Feb, vol. 26, No. 1.
Fisher, Deborah. “Review: Kendell Carter at Hammer Museum”, deborahfisher.blogspot.
2006 Brooks, Amra. “Must See Art: Kendell Carter Hommie/Homey at UCLA Hammer Museum,” LA Weekly,
Coleman, Caryn. “Review,” artblogging.la.
2002 Dreisinger, Baz. “Review,” Los Angeles Times.
1999 “From Your House to Our House,” Catalogue.
“Atlanta on the Go,” City Advertising Magazine.
1996 Axis (Design Publication), Japan.
1995 “Good Day Atlanta: Artist Feature,” Channel 5 Morning Show.
1994 “Featured Artist,” Atlanta Journal/Constitution
“Review,” The New Art Examiner.
Fundação Sindika Dokolo, Luanda, Angola
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Public Collections continued
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Grants and Awards
2012 Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts