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Rob Carter’s artwork reflects a passionate commitment to ecological themes. While photography and video play a prominent role in his work, his creative practice is widely multidisciplinary, incorporating installations, time-lapse photography, animation, painting, and landscape interventions. He examines the historical and contemporary interactions of humanity with the environment, engaging with scientific topics such as plant growth and chemistry. He received his BFA from The Ruskin School of Art at University of Oxford, and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. He currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia, where he teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.


He has shown his work internationally, with solo exhibitions at Art In General in New York, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome, Galerie Stefan Röpke in Cologne, and Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. Carter has also exhibited at the ICA in Philadelphia, König Galerie in Berlin, ICA in San Jose, Centre Pompidou-Metz in France, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, Field Museum in Chicago, Tranen in Copenhagen, and Museum of Arts and Design in New York.


His videos have been selected for many screenings and festivals, including In Light festival in Richmond, VA, award winner at Beijing International Short Film Festival in China, winner of the Best Film award at Move Cine Arte in Venice, Sao Paulo, and Paris, The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo, PUMA Films4Peace(worldwide screenings), and the Creative Time/MTV collaboration, 44½, in Times Square, New York.


Rob Carter has been awarded residencies and fellowships at The Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming, McColl Center for Art+Innovation in Charlotte, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace in Manhattan, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Brooklyn, and Art Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York. In 2010 he was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

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