I am a New Orleans native who moved to Los Angeles in 2012. After several years in Seattle, I seized an opportunity to transfer my position as Academic Director of Liberal Arts to a college in Los Angeles. Since both of my sons have called Los Angeles home for several years, this was the natural thing to do.
I developed my addiction to color and visual rhythms in New Orleans; then combined that understanding of color with the nuanced textures of the verdant northwest. I continue to explore color and texture through the unbelievable diversity that Los Angeles has to offer. My collage methods range from adding paper, fabric and my own needlepoint methods. All of these elements add to the physicality of my work. I received my MFA from the University of New Orleans and my BS from Loyola University in New Orleans. I also studied art history in Florence, Italy through a summer program at Tulane University. Since graduate school, I have had numerous solo and group exhibitions. Callan Contemporary in New Orleans, Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge, Gallery IMA in Seattle, Grand Image in Seattle, and Gallery 825 in Los Angeles are currently representing my work. Some highlights of my career include a painting fellowship from the Bau Institute which was held in Otranto, Italy; a painting fellowship from Virginia Center for Creative Arts; the recipient of the New Orleans Painting Competition, and several awards from juried shows in Los Angeles. I am a member of Women Painters West and Los Angeles Art Association. www.andreecarter.com