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Keith Carter


Keith Carter
May-JUNE 2018

Meet our current artist-in-residence, Keith Carter.

Keith is a distinguished artist, author, educator, and occasional musician. Keith holds the Endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Texas.  

He is recipient of the prestigious Texas Medal of Arts. Other awards include the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and the Regent's Professor Award from the Texas State University System. Keith is a prolific artist whose work has been shown in over 100 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. He is the author of eleven books: FirefliesA Certain AlchemyOpera NudaEzekiel's HorseHolding VenusBonesMojo, Keith Carter Photographs: Twenty-Five Years, Heaven of AnimalsThe Blue Man, and From Uncertain to Blue. A DVD documentary of his work titled The Photographer's Series: Keith Carter was produced by Anthropy Arts.

Carter's work is included in many private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, George Eastman House, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.