Born: 1985, Boston, Massachusetts. 
Currently lives and works in San Diego, California.


2015 Goldsmiths, University of London: MFA in Fine Art

2012 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art

2009 Rhodes College, Memphis, TN: B.A. in Studio Art



We Are Volcanoes: Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (scheduled June-Sept)


Monstrous Mothers: The Middle Room Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Tether: Alexandra Carter & Christiana Updegraff, Oolong Gallery, Solana Beach, CA


Bumps & Grinds: Rogers Studio Gallery, Las Vegas, NV


A Sense of Heat in Her Brain: Luna Anaïs Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Berries for Baubo: Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA

Superfrutta!: Fusion Art Gallery, Turin, Italy


Performative Markmaking and the Botanic Body: Alexandra Carter & Ibuki Kuramochi, Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA / Curated by Olivia Mia Orozco


All gods are hot: Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA

Thank you for coming: Casa Musumeci Greco, private collection, Rome / Open studio curated by qwatz

Your skin is song; your house is masked: mural presentation for Graniti Murales, Graniti, Sicily

Pickling Fat Souls in Sugar: Southfork Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Lauren Kennedy

Drift: A la deriva: Proyecto’ace Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Brooks Introduces Alexandra Carter: Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN / Curated by Kathy Dumlao 

Displays of Affliction: Broad Avenue Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Lauren Kennedy



Matrescence: MassArt SoWa Gallery, Boston, MA / Curated by Catherine LeComte 

The Fate of Eve: Golden West College Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA / Curated by Heather Bowling

Trauma: Hyde Gallery at Grossmont College, San Diego, CA / Curated by Annie Claflin and Ted Meyer


In the Middle With You: The Middle Room Gallery, Los Angeles, CA / Curated by Shannon Rae Fincke

Esprit de l’escalier: I Like Your Work Summer Exhibition / Curated by Alicia Puig (online and print exhibition)

Blue Pink Gold: SIP Art Space, San Marcos, CA / Curated by Katie Dolgov

Intersect Art Fair: Luna Anaïs Gallery booth, Palm Springs, CA


Sensing Woman: C24 Gallery, New York City, NY / Presented by Rosebud Woman / Curated by WoArt

Tight In A Bud: Luna Anaïs Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Mynä-Mynä-Maa: Mynämäki, Finland / Curated by Pia Bartsch

Liquid Gold: Three Ladders Collective, Irvine, CA

Pleasure Garden: Laurie Shapiro Studio, Los Angeles / Curated by Olivia Mia Orozco

Informing Memory: Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH / Curated by Stacey Durand


Drawn to Paper: Brea Gallery, Brea, CA / Curated by Heather Bowling
Evolution of a Woman: Laurie Shapiro Studio, Los Angeles / Curated by Olivia Mia Orozco
Taking Up Space: Brea Gallery, Brea, CA / Curated by Heather Bowling
A Collective Curiosity: Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH / Curated by Stacey Durand (online exhibition and programming)


Projecting Possibilities: Helms Design Center, Culver City, CA
Ossuary: Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI / Curated by Laurie Beth Clark

In Conversation: Celebrating 100 Years of Women at Rhodes College: Clough Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Joel Parsons
Werkpräsentation der KulturKontakt A.I.R.: BKA-Veranstaltungsraum, Vienna, Austria

Roots: On the Ground Floor Gallery, Los Angeles / Curated by Malika Ali
Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show: Goldsmiths University of London
The Longest Distance Between Two Places: Hyperlink Gallery, Chicago

Art In the Days of Haze: Red Gallery, London
Goldsmiths Interim Show: Studio B, Goldsmiths College, London
Ossuary: Herron Gallery of IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN / Curated by Laurie Beth Clark

Ossuary: University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN / Curated by Laurie Beth Clark
Figurative Art Now: Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ

Loaded Pistols: Gallery 500, Baltimore, MD / Curated by Sam Fein
Under Construction: Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore, MD

LindArt Co-operate Vol. V, collaborative residency exhibition: Lendava Synagogue, Lendava, Slovenia
Thunder: Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
30 Under 30: Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Taste of Boston: 808 Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA / Curated by Brett Svetlik

Rhody Does It Big: West Side Arts, Providence, RI / Curated by Jyll Ethier-Mullen and Karen Jiminez
25 Emerging Boston Artists: Exhibition in conjunction with the book published by Rifrakt Artists Collective: The Temple, Boston, MA

Be A Doll: Women Artists Look at Women Today: Estel Gallery, Nashville, TN
Crafting Romance: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. Athens, GA / Curated by Rebecca Brantley & Nathanael Roesch
Koobeton: Collaborative Drawings and Paintings by the 180 Finger Collective: Adam Shaw Studio, Memphis, TN
Melody One: the 2009 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Entertainment Value!: Odessa Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Richard Gamble
Concerning Women: Material Gallery, Memphis, TN / Curated by Britt Jenkins

Walled In: Tra Le Mura: Circolo Artistico, Arezzo, Italy


2022 Rogers Art Loft Artist Residency, Las Vegas, Nevada

2021 Saari Artist Residency, Kone Foundation, Finland

2019 Fusion Art Gallery / Inaudita art residency, Turin, Italy
2017 Austrian Federal Chancellery in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria: Visual Art residency in Vienna, Austria.
2016-2017 qwatz art residency, Rome, Italy.
2016 Graniti Murales art residency in Graniti, Sicily, Italy.
2016 Vice~Versa Foundation art residency in Panjim, Goa, India.
2016 Residential Experience of Cultural Secrets in Mayurbhanj (RECSIM), artist residency in Jashipur, Odisha, India.
2011 ‘Ace International A.I.R. Program Production Residency. Projecto’ace Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011 LindArt, “Co-operate Vol. V,” collaborative residency between eight artists from different countries. Galerija-Muzej Lendava, Slovenia
2011 Kentucky Foundation for Women Residency with full funding award, Prospect, KY
2009 Dionysian Award for Studio Art. Given by the Art Department at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2008 Susan Tidball Means Award for Original Research in Women’s Studies, awarded for artistic research and production. Rhodes College, Memphis, TN



Artist Talk for “Monstrous Mothers” moderated by Shannon Rae Fincke, The Middle Room, Los Angeles

Artist Talk: Alexandra Carter & Christiana Updegraff moderated by Alessandra Moctezuma, Oolong Gallery, Solana Beach CA


Workshop, Burlesque History and Life Drawing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum, Las Vegas

"Cranberry, Fertility, and the Performative Body in Painting" Artist Lecture, Rogers Studio Gallery, Las Vegas

Artist Lecture, Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Visiting Artist Critic, University of Nevada Las Vegas MFA and BFA students

Mentor, Spilt Milk Artist Mentoring Programme 

2021 “Flora and Female” Artist Lecture with Tiffanie Turner  virtual talk with Lamont Gallery of Phillips Exeter Academy

2020 Artist Lecture for “A Sense of Heat in Her Brain” virtual talk with Luna Anaïs Gallery

2018 Artist lecture - All gods are hot, Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Artist lecture and visiting critic, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. 
2017 Artist Assistant – Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 Artist lecture - Your skin is song; your house is masked: Graniti Murales, Graniti, Sicily.
2015 Visiting critic - Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.
2015 Artist lecture and visiting tutor - Camberwell College of Arts, London.
2015 Co-organized post_porn: climaxing perverts' research symposium at Peckham Liberal Club, London.
2012-2013 Artist Assistant – Mindy Shapero, Los Angeles, CA.
2012 Teaching Assistant – Graduate Teaching Intern to Professor Colette Veasey-Cullors, Photography Majors Seminar, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2009 Artist Lecture – Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: Artist’s Talk for solo exhibition Brooks Introduces Alexandra Carter.
2009 Artist Lecture – 8th Biennial Associated Colleges of the South Conference for Gender Studies.
2008 Art Research Lecture - Research and Creative Activity Symposium at Rhodes College.
2007 Curator – "Secret Paintings: Laura Ann Meyers & Joel Parsons," Memphis, TN. 
2004-2006 Gallery Assistant – Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts.


“The Explosive Female Body: Artist Alexandra Carter’s Muse in Birth and Beyond” Interview by Kaitlin Solimine for Postpartum Production Podcast 8 May 2024

“Portfolio feature: Alexandra Carter.” By Ciara Colgan for HereIn Journal 5 Sept 2023.

Alexandra Carter and Christiana Updegraff Artist Talk for their exhibition "Tether," moderated by Alessandra Moctezuma, Oolong Gallery Podcast 2 May 2023

"Episode 101 Artist Spotlight: Alexandra Carter“ Interview by Rachel Larraine on the Holistic Interior Design Business Podcast 27 April 2023

“Celebrate Mother’s Day 2022 With 5 Artists Who Tackle the ‘Angst, Passion, and Pain of Womanhood and Motherhood.’” By Morgan Laurens for Not Real Art 6 May 2022.

“From the Cranberry Farm to the Art Studio, our talk with Alexandra Carter” (Podcast Interview and Article). By Mitch Hampton for Journey of an Aesthete Podcast 6 April 2022.

“Alexandra Carter.” By Laura Seibold for Art Squat August 2021.

“Artist Alexandra Carter Explores Female Identity with Explosive Ink Paintings.” By Morgan Laurens for Not Real Art 31 July 2021.

“Painting in Motion.” By Genny Beckman Moriarty. The Exeter Bulletin Fall 2019: pg. 51. Exeter, NH.

“The Seduction of the Cranberry: Alexandra Carter in Turin” (translated from Italian). By Tecla Azzarone. DEGENEratA 28 April 2019.

“2018 Top Ten Exhibition Picks.” By Annabel Osberg. Artillery January/February Issue 2019: pg. 32. Los Angeles, CA.

“Alexandra Carter: Transformative Mythology and the Monstrous Feminine.” By Mel Ciaravino. Girltrip 26 September 2018

“Alexandra Carter: All gods are hot” (Review). By Annabel Osberg. Artillery 6 June 2018.

“Alexandra Carter” Rhodes College Alumni in the Arts interview 26 October 2017.