Rob Carter creates multidisciplinary artworks concerning the history of human interaction with the planet’s ecosystems. Installation, video and photographic works focus on historical developments in plant sciences, monetization of the natural world and our dependence on various fated plant species.
Carter received his BFA from Oxford University and an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College in New York. He has shown his work internationally, with solo exhibitions at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, Art in General in New York, Galeria Arnés y Ropke in Madrid, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome and most recently at The Highpoint in Richmond, Virginia. Carter has also exhibited at König Galerie in Berlin, Centre Pompidou-Metz in France, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, The Field Museum in Chicago, ICA in Philadelphia and Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
He has been awarded residencies and fellowships at numerous institutions including McColl Center for Art+Innovation in Charlotte, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, LMCC’s Workspace Program in New York, and Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Brooklyn. In 2010 he was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.