Beth Carter

b. 1968 UK

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Beth Carter received her degree in Fine Art from Sunderland University in the United Kingdom. In 1995, she was awarded 1st prize in the “Northern Graduate Show ‘95” at The Royal College of Art, London. Afterwards, she traveled to Sri Lanka and India to study mythological sculpture. She later travelled to New Zealand, Mexico, Gambia, Kenya and Tanzania to further explore the precedents for this genre of sculpture. Her work has been shown in the US and abroad and appears in private collections throughout Europe, Asia and the US. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Like most artists, I’m inspired by many different things. But essentially my work stems from my internal world, I find things in everyday life, films, books, songs, people etc. act as triggers for ideas and images which are already there in my subconscious, like a big endless library…. the process of making art feels like finding external images which correspond as closely as possible to ones which are already quietly waiting in the wings. My head and my heart are full of ideas, they get developed by blocking out the world and listening to the quiet voices.

Creating “Minotaur and Bird” 70″ x 60″. Charcoal & Pastel on Paper. Video by Stuart Mitchell.


EDUCATION

1992-1995 BA (Hons) Fine Art. Sunderland University, UK
1993-1994 Placement at the Cyprus College of Art, Cyprus
1990-1991 Art Foundation, Bath College of further Education, UK


EXHIBITIONS (US)

2014 Dancing With Morpheus, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2013 Dancing With Morpheus, Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2013 Spring Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2013 Spring Collective, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York
2013 Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2013 Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2013 Winter Group Show, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery , New York
2013 Nocturnes: Romancing the Night exhibition, The National Arts Club, New York
2012 Group Show, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York
2011 Group Show, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York
2011 Group Show, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York
2010 Affordable Arts Fair, New York


EXHIBITIONS (UK)

2013
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2013 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2013 London Art Fair, Islington, London
2013 True Identity, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2012 Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London
2012 Summer Salon, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2012 Unnatural-Natural History, Royal West of England Academy,
2012 Bloomsbury Art Fair, London
2012 Shadowside, Blackall Studios, London
2012 Veiled Voyages, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2012 Amalgamation, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2012
Three Kingdoms, Bo Lee Gallery, Bath
2012 London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2012 In Darkness Blooms, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2011 Here and Now, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2011
Crunch Art Fair, Hay-on-Wye
2011
Hunting The Huntedʼ Bo Lee Gallery, Bath
2011 Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London
2011
Art London, Chelsea, London
2011 Leading The Giant Solo Show, Bo Lee Gallery, Bath
2011
Darkness to Light, The Octagon Chapel, Bath
2011
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2010 Art of Giving, Group Show and Charity Auction, Saatchi Gallery, London
2010 Art London, Chelsea, London
2010 Comfortably Strange, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2010
Group Show, Mauger Modern Gallery, Bath/London
2010 Solo Show, Black Swan Arts, Frome
2009 Christmas Show, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2009 Group Show, Mauger Modern Gallery, Bath/London
2009 Chichester National, (Selected National Art Competition)
2008 National Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2008-09 Joy Experiment, Cross-Artform Collective, Tour of locations across S.W. England
2008 Two person show, Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
2008 Works on Paper, The Royal Academy, London
2008 London Art Fair, represented by Four Square Arts, Brighton
2007-8 ʻAutumn Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2006 Beauty and the Beast, Stourhead Gardens, National Trust / Arts Council England,
2006 Solo Show, Queens Street Gallery, Emsworth.
2005-7 ‘Brighton Art Fairʼ, ʻGlasgow Art Fairʼ, ʻArt Londonʼ, ʻDublin Art Fairʼ
2005 Solo Show, Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn Cornwall
2005-8 Group Shows, Plus One Plus Two Galleries, London
2004 Olympia Artfair, London (Individual Artist Award)
2003 Group Show, No. Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art Gallery, Bath
2000 148th Selected Open Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2000 Wandsworth Arts Festival, Alders & Hobbs Dept. Store Window Exhinition, London
1999 Milfield Open Exhibition, Group Show, Somerset
1999 Spike Island Launch Exhibition, Bristol
1997 Fabulous Beasts, Group Show, Hampshire Sculpture Trust, Hampshire
1995 Northern Graduate Show


EXHIBITIONS (AUSTRALIA)

2012 Art Melbourne, Melbourne


AWARDS & TRAVEL

2007-09 Travelled to Gambia, Kenya and Tanzania
2006 Two month Residency at Bronze Casting Foundry, in Guadalajara, Mexico
2004 Olympia Artfair, London (Individual Artist Award)
2002 Travelled and Worked in New Zealand (Womad: World of Music and Dance)
2000 South West Arts, UK, Individual Artist Award to produce new body of work
1997 Travel in Sri Lanka and India to Study devotional / mythological Sculpture
1996 Northern Arts, UK, Travel Award to Crete
1996 South West Arts, UK, Travel assistance grant
1995 Northern Graduates Show, The Royal College of Art, London (Awarded First Prize)