Nanette Carter, ‘The Weight #2’, 2015, Rush Philanthropic Benefit Auction 2015

Self-proclaimed “scapologist” Nanette Carter, looks to broadly explore the construction and viewing various visual scapes. Through the blending of various abstracted forms, she creates interdisciplinary oil works on mylar that question notions of place, identity, and race. Carter has exhibited internationally at N’Namdi Contemporary, Miami and the National Museum of Fine Art, Havana, and her work can be found in public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem; The Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; and the Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit.


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Image rights: Courtesy of N'Namai Contemporary

About Nanette Carter

Nanette Carter coined the term “scapologist” to describe her practice of creating sea, sky, and landscapes in which she explores political themes and the drama of human nature. These fictional, natural worlds provide the artist with a space to visually reflect on the coexistence of injustice and benevolence in contemporary society. Working exclusively on frosted Mylar, Carter applies layers of paint, markers, and pencil to produce textural yet luminous pieces.

American, Columbus, OH, USA, based in New York, NY, USA

Solo Shows

Miami Florida, 
Miami, FL, USA,
Constructions: Textural Collages

Group Shows

Scope Miami, 
Miami, FL, USA,
N'Namdi Contemporary Fine Art