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Through savage distortions of the human face and body, Beth Carter showcases a human desire to see ourselves as separate from the natural world while highlighting our inability to ever truly achieve separation from the animal within.

 

Biography

Beth Carter is a visual artist based in Bristol, UK, and an Academician at the Royal West of England Academy, UK. Carter’s sculpture and drawings often morph the human figure with animal, creating mythological creatures and extraordinary fictional compositions. She is represented by galleries in the UK, the USA and Belgium and has work in private collections across Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, Asia and Australia and in the permanent collections of collections of the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, France, the Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan, USA and the New Salem Museum and Academy of Fine Art, Massachusetts, USA.

Artist Statement

“Working within the realms of a sculptural tradition where the symbolic use of animal imagery is a potent and continuous source, my work creates allegories by, amongst other things, integrating the human form with animal forms. The resulting imagery holds both a timeless significance and a contemporary relevance despite and because of our separation from the natural world. It is important for me that my sculpture and drawings are accessible on an individual level as well as implicating more archetypal themes common to human experience.”

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

1995     BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sunderland University, UK

1994     Placement at the Cyprus College of Art, Cyprus

1991     Period of study at the Academy of Fine Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

1991     Art Foundation, Bath College of Further Education, UK

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022    Solo Exhibition - Soul Stories, Hugo Galerie, Soho, NY, USA

2021    Presence (group exhibition), LKFF Art Projects, Beersel, Belgium

            Summer Collective II - Hugo Galerie, SoHo, NY, USA

            Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath, Bath, UK

            Exhibition Collective, M Fine Arts Galerie, Boston, USA

            New Year New Art, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, USA

2020    Beasts (Two Artist Exhibition), Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

            Solo Exhibition - There is no dark until something shines..., Hugo Galerie, Soho, NY, USA

            Art In Doom (Springtime Group Exhibition), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA

            Art We Love (Winter Group Exhibition), M Fine Arts Galerie, Boston MA, USA

            Winter Collective II, Hugo Galerie, Soho, NY, USA

            London Art Fair, Beaux Arts Bath, London, UK

            SOFA Sculpture Projects Functional Art and Design, Hugo Galerie, Chicago, USA

2019    Solo Exhibition – New Sculptures, Beaux Arts Bath, Bath, UK

            Market Art and Design, Hugo Galerie, Bridgehampton Museum, Bridgehampton, NY, USA

            Back to the Drawing Board, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, UK

            Solo Exhibition – Power and Vulnerability, M Fine Arts Galerie, Boston MA, USA

            RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

            Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, LKFF Art and Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium

            London Art Fair, Beaux Arts Bath, London, UK

2018    As the Crow Flies, Bo Lee Gallery, London, UK

            Solo Exhibition – Minotaur -The Golden Thread, Hugo Galerie, Soho, NY, USA

            Magical Realism, Hugo Galerie, Soho, NY, USA

            Hybridization and duality, LKFF Art and Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium

            Mythos, Charlie Smith London, London, UK

            Solo Exhibition – Shadow Stories, LKFF Art and Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium

            Sawdust and Sequins: The Art of the Circus, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

2017    Solo Exhibition of New Work, Beaux Arts Bath, UK

            Exhibition with Helen Flockhart, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

            Making Bronzes, Milwyn Casting, The Lightbox Gallery and Museaum, Woking, UK

            London Art Fair, Beaux Arts Bath, UK

            Group Show, M Fine Arts Galerie, Boston MA, USA

2016    Solo Exhibition - Between the Ancients and Me, Hugo Galerie, Soho, NY, USA

            Group Show, Panter and Hall, London, UK

            Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts Bath, UK

            Chuchoter À Travers La Rivière, Hugo Galerie (NY) at Stanek Galerie, Philadelphia, USA

            Inaugural Exhibition, M Fine Arts Galerie, Boston MA, USA

            Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, represented by Beaux Arts Bath, UK

            London Art Fair, Islington, London, represented by Beaux Arts Bath, UK

            Winter Fête Group Show, Georges Bergès Gallery, Soho, New York, USA

2015    ODYSSEY, Bo.Lee Gallery, The Chapel of The House of St Barnabas, London, UK