Calvin Ross Carl

b. Spokane, Washington 1985

Lives and works in Portland, OR

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, 2008

 

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2017

(Upcoming) Solo Exhibition, The Office at Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR

The Rose I Leave Behind Me, SEASON, Seattle, WA

2014

A Beggar on Horseback, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR

All Play & No Work: New Work by Calvin Ross Carl & Matt Jacobs, HQHQ Project Space, Portland, OR (two-person)

2010

Purple Mountain Majesty, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR (Catalog Available)

2009

Reinvestigating Peter Halley: New Work by Calvin Ross Carl & Derek Franklin, Milepost 5, Portland, OR (two-person)

2008

Split Shift, Tractor Gallery, Portland, OR

Dovetail Deux, New American Art Union, Portland, OR

A Diversion of Industry, Pacific Northwest College of Art: Gallery 214, Portland, OR

2007

Natural Selection: Work by Calvin Ross Carl and Jeremy Le Grand, Pacific Northwest

College of Art: BFA Gallery, Portland, OR (two-person)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Painting Affect, Curated by TILT Export., FAR Bazaar Festival at Cerritos College, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Out of Sight 2016: A Survey of Contemporary Art in the Pacific Northwest, King Street

Station, Seattle, WA

PORTLAND2016 Biennial, The Studio Visits, Curated by Michelle Grabner, Disjecta,

Portland, OR

Dear Jenny, We Are All Find: APRIL Festival & Vignettes Gallery, Vignettes Gallery at Indian Summer, Seattle, WA

and from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR (Catalog Available)

10th Annual Art Auction Exhibition, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2015

Of Silence, Curated by TILT Export, Outpost Projects, Joshua Tree, CA

Slow Enhancer: Curated by Robert Yoder of SEASON, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014

New-Onset, Gallery Homeland, Houston, TX

Flatlands, Nisus Gallery, Portland, OR

8th Annual Art Auction Exhibition, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2013

Timeshares: Josh Reames, Calvin Ross Carl and Maria Walker, LVL3, Chicago, IL

Free People: Curated by Victor Maldonado, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

Free People: Curated by Victor Maldonado, Hult Center for the Performing Arts:
Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR

7th Annual Art Auction Exhibition, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2012

Collider, curated by Jeff Jahn, Portland State University Littman Gallery, Portland, OR

SOUTHERN/PACIFIC, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

The Infectious Corruption of Color, Clark College Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA

Benders, NEPO House, Seattle, WA

6th Annual Art Auction Exhibition, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2011

SOUTHERN/PACIFIC, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

Keep em' Coming, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR

5th Annual Art Auction Exhibition, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2010

FOG: A Spring Group Show, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR

Objects of Beauty, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

4th Annual Art Auction Exhibition, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2009

Push Up, Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR

SQFT, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

Incompletely, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

Store for a Month, Portland, OR

Transfixed, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

2008

Holy Sheet, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

 

Curatorial

2015-2016    Co-Director, Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland, OR

2009    Incompletely: Work by Ashley Sloan, Calvin Ross Carl, Gary Wiseman, Derek Franklin, Joshua West Smith, and Bailey Winters, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

 

Press

Johnson, Barry. “Considering the Art Gym’s Abstractions.” Oregon ArtsWatch. 23 Feb. 2016. Web. http://www.orartswatch.org/considering-the-art-gyms-abstractions/

"Mixed Textures With Calvin Ross Carl." Interview. Urban Outfitters Blog. N.p., 2016. Web. http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/blog/photo_diary_mixed_textures_with_calvin_ross_carl

"An Interview with Carl & Sloan." Interview by Graham W. Bell. An Interview with Carl & Sloan. Noise & Color, 23 Mar. 2015. Web. http://noiseandcolorpdx.com/2015/03/23/an-interview-with-carl-sloan/

"Endless Summer: Prolonged Moments Among SEASON Gallery’s Paintings" by Erin Langner. New American Paintings. 31 Aug. 2015. http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/blog/endless-summer-prolonged-moments-among-season-gallery’s-paintings

Bell, Graham W. "Emerging from the Grid." Oregon ArtsWatch. 09 Dec. 2014. Web. http://www.orartswatch.org/crc-hqhq

“Weekend Picks” by Jeff Jahn. PORT. 14 Mar. 2014 http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2014/03/weekend_picks_7.html

"Timeshares at LVL3" by Stephanie Cristello. New American Paintings. 7 August 2013. http://newamericanpaintings.com/blog/timeshares-lvl3

Foumberg, Jason. "Twelve Great Art Gallery Exhibits in Chicago Right Now." Web log post. Chicago Magazine. 8 Aug. 2013. Web. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/C-Notes/August-2013/What-to-Do-in-Chicago-Art-Galleries/

"Calvin Ross Carl." Interview by Kylie Gava. ForgetGood. Aug. 2013. Web. http://www.forget-good.com/August-2013-Issue-12

"Collider: Is painting dead or alive?" by Richard Speer. Willamette Week. 12 September 2012. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19649-collider.html

Angelini, Michele. “The Rules of Abstraction.” Web log post. Lancia TrendVisions. 4 July 2012. Web. http://www.lanciatrendvisions.com/en/article/the-rules-of-abstraction

Breaux, Adrienne. "Featured Artist: Calvin Ross Carl." Web log post. 2Modern. 24 Feb. 2012. Web. http://blog.2modern.com/2012/02/featured-artist-calvin-ross-carl.html

"Artist of the Week: Calvin Ross Carl". Interview with LVL3 Gallery. Web log post. 31 October 2011. http://lvl3.tumblr.com/post/12158820026/artist-of-the-week-calvin-ross-carl

"Living for the Weekend: Calvin Ross Carl's Purple Mountain Majesty" by Victor Maldonado. UltraPDX. 31 July 2010. http://www.ultrapdx.com/zero/2010/07/31/calvin-ross-carl-half-dozen/

“Tonight: First Thursday” by Matt Stangel. Portland Mercury. 01 July 2010. http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2010/07/01/tonight-first-thursday

Interview on KBOO FM's Art Focus with Eva Lake. 06 July 2010. http://kboo.fm/node/22464

"Review: Incompletely at GalleryHOMELAND" by Lisa Radon. Portland Monthly Magazine. 08 Aug. 2009. http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/arts-and-entertainment/culturephile-portland-arts/articles/art-review-080809


Visiting Artist Lectures and Panel Discussions

2016    Conversations on Painting (with Pat Boas and Michael Lazarus), Marylhurst University Art Gym, Portland, OR

2014    The History of Art is Design Lecture, University of Oregon, Art History Department, Portland, OR

2013    Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Oregon, Digital Arts Department, Portland, OR

2011    Visiting Artist Lecture, Willamette University, Art Department, Salem, OR

2010    Visiting Artist Lecture, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

2009     Visiting Artist Lecture, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR


Public and Private Collections

City of Portland (Regional Arts & Culture Council Visual Chronicle of Portland collection), Portland, OR

Lawrence & Clark Gallery, Chicago, IL