Scott Carter

September 19–December 9, 2016

SCOTT CARTER (b. 1984, U.S.) is a Chicago-based artist whose work is influenced by the experience of living amongst mass-produced materials, spaces, and objects that are inherent in contemporary architecture and design. His work manifests as immersive installations and interactive objects that facilitate subtle shifts in value and attempt to redefine utility in relation to everyday experiences. His practice parallels contemporary discourse in art, design, architecture, and sound.

Carter received his MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 where he was the first recipient of the Eldon Danhausen Fellowship for Sculpture. He has attended funded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, and the Ox Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. In addition he is a recipient of the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship for Midwestern artists (2013) and a first-place recipient of the Beers Contemporary Emerging Artist Award in Sculpture (London, 2013).

Selected solo shows include Force Maejure, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL (2012); Disonar, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL (2013); The Shape of Things, Beers Contemporary, London (2014); and The Nature of Being, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, Ga (2015). Recent group exhibitions include a site-specific installation for In Situ and Linda Warren Projects at Expo Chicago (2014); Building Stories, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (2014); and I am What I am Doing, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO (2014). In addition, he was recently a visiting artist as part of DeFINE Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.