born in 1970, lives and works in New York


1997 MFA, University of California, Davis, CA
1994 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1992 BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


Carter - Janus Travestito


Carter - Janus Travestito

Trasformato due volte Janus 2012

Carter - Janus Travestito

Architettura 2012

Carter - Janus Travestito

Constant fugure audible 2012

Carter - Janus Travestito

Double disguised ineffable 2012

Carter - Janus Travestito

Draped landscape janus 2012

Carter - Janus Travestito

Prosopopoeia constant 2012

Carter - Janus Travestito

Tutto a un tratto velato 2012

Carter - Janus Travestito

Two modern abstracts placed 2012


Carter - Janus Travestito

Janus Travestito

Dal 9 Marzo al 30 Aprile 2012


American Painting, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
Twelve Drawings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
Beside Myself, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York
Suddenness & Certainty, Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Some Feelings, 1984, 1970, Marc Jancou, New York
Maladies, feature film released featuring Catherine Keener, James Franco, David Strathairn, Alan Cumming
Janus Travestito
, Galleria Annarumma, Naples
Throughout, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
Erased James Franco
, Georg Kargl Box, Vienna
Forthcoming, Marc Jancou, Geneva

And Within Area Although, Salon 94 Freemans, New York

And, It, The, Constant, Although, Hotel Gallery, London
Erased James Franco, film screenings and appearances: Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, Cleveland Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Castro Theater, San Francisco

Leg opens door / 1963 , Yvon Lambert, Paris

1972, Georg Kargl BOX, Vienna
Stasis / Front, Salon 94, New York
Stasis / Front The Project, New York
Exactly 29 Days (32 Days), Medium, St. Barth – French West Indies

Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
Carter, 23 Drawings and Polaroids, University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery 400, Chicago

Prosopopeia, Hotel Gallery, London
White Room, White Columns, New York
White Columns, Armory 2005, New York

Before During and After – Bulletin Board Project, CCA – Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Carter, Drawings and Polaroids, Richard Dadd Gallery, St. Paul – Minnesota

Conversation Piece, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

Bring in the Actual Photo, Four Walls Gallery, San Francisco

Carter, New Work, Four Walls Gallery, San Francisco
Introductions, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco


Under Winter Moon, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Paule Anglim – Retrospective, 
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
Group Show, 
Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
Building a Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Naples
New Pop: Illustrated Americana, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
Galerie Max Mayer, Duesseldorf
Suddenness & Certainty, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Erased James Franco
, CPHPIX (Copenhagen Film Festival)
Highpoint Editions – Decade One, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
Play Time, Yvon Lambert, New York

Private Future, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
Persona: A Body in Parts, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro

Aktualität eines Mediums – Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Knight’s Move, Sculpture Center, New York
Substance Abuse, Leo Koenig, New York
Rive Gauche / Rive Droit, Marc Jancou Contemporary, Paris

Final San Francisco, Show Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

Especes D´Espaces, Yvon Lambert, New York

Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London

Time Based Art Festival, Portland Art Museum, Portland

The Secret Life Of Objects, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

White Columns Xerox Papers, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park

Stars!, Salon 94, New York


Comme Au Cinema, The Cinematic as Method and Metaphor, Fotogalleriet, Oslo (featuring, Erased James Franco)

Faces and Figures (Revisited), Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York

Peripheral Vision and Collective Body, Museion – Museo d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano

In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream, Blondeau Fine Art, Geneva

Update, 2005-2008, White Columns, New York


Swap: Hotel Gallery, London; Guido W. Baudach Gallery, Berlin

Wrong Number, Jack Hanley, San Francisco


USA Today – New American Art from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Dereconstruction, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, curated by Matthew Higgs, New York

Carter, Chris Johanson, Harrell Fletcher, Jack Hanley Gallery, Art Nova at Art Basel, Miami Beach

Art on Paper, biennial exhibition, Wheatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro

Carter, Kate Davis, Karen Lofgren, Torbjorn Vejvi, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles

The Swan Is Very Peaceful, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Le Retour de la Colonne Durutti, Isabella Bortolozzi, curated by Gyonata Bonvincini, Berlin

25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala, New York

25 x 25, White Columns at Cereal Art, curated by Matthew Higgs and Amy Scally, Philadelphia


Sticks and Stones, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York

Bebe le Strange, D´Amelio Terras, New York

Self Formations, Art2102, curated by Renaud Proch, Los Angeles

Trade, White Columns, curated by Matthew Higgs, New York

Drawing Gifts, Drawing Center, New York


Rebus, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

Art Point, Midway Contemporary Art, St.Paul – Minnesota; Miami


The Stray Show, Midway Contemporary Art, St.Paul – Minnesota; Chicago

Multiplicity, Midway Contemporary Art, St.Paul – Minnesota


Being There, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

Artist of the Month, April 2001, Artists Space Gallery, New York

Luminous Wonders of the Electric World, New Langton Arts, San Francisco


The Future of the Body, Richmond Art Center, Oakland

Faculty 2000, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore

Circus SOEX, Southern Exposure, San Francisco


All of Me, New Langton Arts, curated by Susan Miller, San Francisco

Deep Forest: When Urgency Becomes Form, Four Walls Gallery, San Francisco

Covert Pleasures, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

A Skowhegan Decade: 1987-97, David Beitzel Gallery, New York

SAP: The Residue of the San Francisco Art Scene, Four Walls Gallery, San Francisco

Spoon Full of Sugar, Southern Exposure, San Francisco


Taking Pictures in California, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California,Davis


Bio/Graph, Buehler Center Gallery, Davis

Quickie, Basement Gallery, Davis

Big Bundle of Joy, Pence Gallery, Davis


Skowhegan Annual Exhibition, Skowhegan


Word and Image, Bauhouse Gallery, curated by Joe Cardarelli, Baltimore


8th National Miniature Show, Art Gallery of Fell´s Point, Baltimore


2005  Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Artist Residency
AIR, Artist in Residence, East Hampton NewYork

1996   Humanities Graduate Research Award, University of California, Davis
Robert C. Arneson Graduate Fellowship Award


2013    5 Questions with Maladies Director, Carter, SXSW Magazine
(R)evolution in Berlin: 63rd Berlinale Resurrects Berlin’s Cultural Heritage, Huffington Post, Lisa Paul Streitfeld
Maladies Director, Carter, Filmmaker Magazine
Maladies, Los Angeles Times
Maladies First Look, The Guardian
Art Imitating Life in Maladies?, The Hollywood Reporter

2012    Bullett Magazine,”Gang of Four”, Spring 2012
YA5, The Film Issue, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?”, Carter

2011   Believer Magazine, “In Conversation”, November/December 2011, Ross Simonini
Max Halperen. “Persona: A Body in Parts”, Art Papers, November/December 2011, p. 49.
Guillod-Cavat, Josiane. “Nuit des Bains”, Espaces Contemporains, September-October 2011, p. 50
Gachet, Stéphane. “Nouvelle galerie à Genève”, L’Agefi, September 16, 2011, p. 7
Chardon, Elisabeth. “La Nuit des Bains plaît aux nouveaux venus”, Le Temps, September 17, 2011,
p. 28

2009   Artforum, December 2009, “Carter, Salon 94 Freemans”, Suzanne Hudson
Frieze, October 2009, “Carter, Salon 94 Freemans”, Morgan Falconer
VMAN magazine, #15 Fall 2009, “Double-Third-Portrait”, Carter and James Franco
Wall Street Journal, Interview with Carter, December 3rd, 2009, Cathy Yan
ArtReview magazine, Artists Portraits, December 2009
NY Daily News, Sept 16, 2009 Gatecrasher
Tank Volume 5 Issue 6, “Man On – Carter and James Franco redefine performance and rewrite the past, slowly”, Christabel Stewart
ArtReview magazine, Issue 34, September 2009, “Feature, Carter”, Mark Rappolt
Advocate, May 2009, “In a Word: Carter”, Aaron Krach
Guardian, June 2009, Ben Walters
London Times
Artforum, April 2009, “Negative Thinking”, Dennis Lim
Los Angeles Times, April 2009, “James Franco, avant-garde muse”
Flavorwire, April 2009
Frieze, April 2009, “Erased James Franco”, Jennifer Krasinski
USAToday, April 2009
V Magazine, April 2009, “Eraserhead”
Movieline, “The Real Story (and the Mastermind) Behind James Franco’s Soap Opera Career Move”, by Kyle Buchanan, Nov. 2009
2008   Art World magazine, Carter, July 4, 2008, Morgan Falconer
Evening Standard, London October 17, 2008, 10 of the Best at Frieze, 2008, Ben Lewis
Telerama, (France) “Carter at Yvon Lambert”
idomenee, Issue 2, 2008 “Leg opens door/1963, Carter at Yvon Lambert”

2007   Frieze, September 2007, “Carter at Salon 94 and The Project, New York”, Morgan Falconer
The New York Sun, April 6, “Forget Chelsea: Dealers Look Uptown” Art Around Town, Brook Mason
St. Barth Observer, “Exactly 29 Days (32 Days)” – Carter at Gallery
            Saatchi Gallery September 7, 2007, “Carter photographs New York studio”

2006  Artforum, September, “Carter at Jack Hanley”, Glen Helfand
Art on Paper, September, Glen Helfand
ArtReview magazine, April, “Debut: Carter at Hotel, London”, Cedar Lewisohn
London Guardian Observer, January 1, “Introducing…”, Alice Fisher
Frieze, Summer, “2006 Whitney Biennial”, Peter Eleey
Mission Arts Monthly, June/July, “Carter at Jack Hanley Gallery”
San Francisco Chronicle, June 1, “Don’t Miss”

2005 New York Post, July 23rd, “Bebe Le Strange”, James Gardner
New York Times, July 8, “Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable”, Holland Cotter
New York Times, May 6, “Making an Entrance at Any Age”, Roberta Smith
New York Magazine, November, “Let’s Play Dream House” (Jeanne Greenberg / Salon94), Wendy Goodman
Useless Magazine, Issue #2, “Interview with Carter”, by Laird Borrelli
Tank Volume 4, Issue 2, “Carter and Jim Jocoy – White Columns”, Matthew Higgs
The Village Voice, June 8, “Parting Glances”, Pradeep Dalal
Gay City News, March, “Trade”

2002  New Art Examiner, June, “Multiplicity”, Aaron Van Dyke

1999  Flash Art, September, “Bring In The Actual Photo”, David Hunt
Citysearch, March, “Carter: Bring in the Actual Photo”, Colin Berry

1998  Artweek, March, “When Urgency Becomes Form at Four Walls Gallery”

1997   San Francisco Chronicle, July, “Singular Colors with Rainbows of Meaning”, Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Bay Guardian, July, “Hair Piece-Introductions at Gallery Paule Anglim”


The Polaroid Years; Instant Photography and Experimentation
Hellish”, Carter / Franco, Visionaire 59 Fairytale
“California Film: 1996”, Carter
“An Arm With Hair (the Vienna Catalogue, 1973)”
“Abstract America”
“USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery”
“Rive Gauche / Rive Droite”
“In Geneva No One Can Hear Your Scream”
“Faces and Figures (Revisited)”
“Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night”
“An Artist’s Handbook: Materials and Techniques”