Bradley R. Carter
 
Still
Acrylic on canvas
25" x 37"

Bradley R. Carter
Wilmington, NC

Artist Biography:
American Artist Bradley Carter is an award winning, international selling artist who grew up perusing his passion for art in Virginia before moving to the North Carolina in 2007, where he currently resides in Wilmington, NC. He predominately creates in the medium of painting with his passion in Abstract Expressionism, but his works also include mixed media, paint skins, and furniture. 

Art has held Bradley's admiration since he was young and pretended to be sick and stayed at Grandmas, drawing and watching her paint. Though he received his degree in 2002 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Print Making, Bradley didn't become a full time artist again until 2013 after deciding to leave the business he helped create and get back to his artistic roots. These artistic philosophies hold a predominant narrative throughout his abstract paintings conveying; spontaneous, freedom, passion, fluidity, musicality, and the captured moments through his studies of art processes and techniques, history, and composition design. 
 
Since returning full time to painting, Bradley has taken part in numerous national and regional group exhibitions from WHQR Gallery and Cameron Art Museum here in Wilmington to juried shows across the country. Bradley has had consistent stream group and solo shows from national galleries and private facilities, and has sold work to private and public collectors. Currently he has work represented at Art in Bloom Gallery, Eclipse Gallery, and a ongoing 4 year rotating show at The George on the River walk in Wilmington, NC. His work has also been displayed in several articles in America and Istanbul and has been seen on ABC's secrets and lies, season one and TNT's Good Behavior.

As for the future, Bradley is optimistic about the growing opportunities in expanding his art to new galleries, exhibition, and international art fairs. He is constantly pursuing new techniques, manipulating new materials, and creating new art and still passionate about being involved in his community, art organizations and bringing awareness to the importance of Art in the educational development of today's youth. 



Exhibitions             
2019
  • Resolutions 2019 - Hillsborough Gallery of the Arts - January 7th - 31st - Hillsborough, NC
  • Intracoastal Reality Gallery- 228 N. Front St #101- Solo Show - March 2019 - 4th Friday - Wilmington, NC
 
2018
  • Art In Bloom Gallery-Solo Show Dec 7th - Jan 5th - Wilmington, NC
  • Arts at the Mill - Mooresville, NC June 15,16,&17
  • North Ridge CC Gallery Hall - Solo show June 1st-29th Raleigh, NC
  • Horse Play- Art in Bloom LLC group show May 4 through May 26 Wilmington, NC
  • National Juried Art Exhibition - Academy Center for the Arts Lynchburg, VA April 6th -28th  Juror Laura McManas
  • 36th Spring Show in conjunction with 71st Wilmington Azalea Festival April 7-15 Juror Janet Hopper
  • Full Belly Project  Gala - Wilmington, NC March 24th
  • 23rd Orange Street Art Festival - 2nd place award -Hannah Block community arts center and Thalian Association - May 26, 27 Juror Samantha Herrick
  • 10th North Ridge Country Club Art Gala - Raleigh, NC - March 3, 2018 Juror Gordon Peterson
  • The George on the Riverwalk - Solo Show -Wilmington, NC - Ongoing installation
  • The District Kitchen and Cocktails - Sponsored by Art in Bloom Gallery - Wilmington, NC -January 24 through May 21, 2018
2017
  • 18th annual Landfall Art Show, Wilmington, NC August  Juror Dan Beck
  • 22st Art in the Arboretum Juried show, Wilmington, NC
  • 22nd annual Orange Street Artfest May 27 & 28 Wilmington, NC juror Owen Wexler
  • 311 Gallery, Abstracts Matter Juried show - 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh NC 27601 April 6-29
  • The George, Solo show- Wilmington, NC - ongoing installation
  • Port City Mortgage, Solo show - Wilmington, NC - ongoing installation
  • Leland City Hall, Leland, NC - 4 person show Aug. 6 - Sept. 4 
  • Controlled Chaos, Leland Cultural Art Center 4 person show July 1- Aug. 5
  • 35th Wilmington Art Association - Juror Joseph DiGuilio - annual Azalea Festival Spring Show 
 
2016
  • The George, Solo show- Wilmington, NC - ongoing installation
  • Port City Mortgage, Solo show - Wilmington, NC - ongoing installation
  • ArtFall  2nd annual Juried Show, Wilmington, NC October 13-16
  • Port City Xtreme Office Rotating installation 2016
  • 21st Art in the Arboretum Juried show, Wilmington, NC September 30 - October 2
  • 17th annual Landfall Art Show, Wilmington, NC August 25-27 Juried Show
  • 34th Wilmington Art Association  - Juror Dan Beck - Azalea festival Spring show at USO
 
2015
  • Port City Java, Porter Neck location Wilmington, NC Group show September 3 - January 3
  • The George, Solo show- Wilmington, NC September - January
  • ArtFall Juried Show, Wilmington, NC October 14-18
  • 21st Art in the Arboretum Juried show, Wilmington, NC October 2-4
  • 16th annual Landfall Art Show, Wilmington, NC August 20-22 Juror Nicole Kennedy
  • MC Enry Gallery Two Person show WHQR Wilmington, NC 28401 March 27th through May 8, 2015
  • Caprice Bistro Solo Show 10 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28401 January 1 through February 28, 2015
  • Bank of the Arts Juried Exhibition Group Show, 317 Middle St., New Bern, NC 28560 November 14, 2014 through January 27 Juror Tom Grubb
  • The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts inaugural state-wide juried show, Resolutions 2015 January 5 to January 25, 2015
  • Port City Java Porters Neck Wilmington, NC November 12, 2014 through January 31, 2015
 
2014
  • Upper Crust Bakery Solo show November - December 31, 2014 8450 Honeycutt Road, Suite 106Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Aces Gallery, The Art Council of Wilmington, Two person show October 22, through November 25
  • State of the Art/Art of the state Cameron Art Museum Opening September 20, 2014 through February 12, 2015
  • Art in the Arboretum Wilmington, NC October 3,4,&5
  • Elsewhere Salon, Featured artist 511 Castle St. Wilmington, NC 28401 July 25 through
September 30
  • 15th Annual Landfall Art Show, Wilmington, NC August 21 through 23
Judge Nicole Kennedy *Best in Abstract category
  • 27th Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI July 22 through September 12, 2014
  • Eye of the Artist 4th Annual Juried Show, Welborn Gallery, Yadkinville, NC,  July 11 through August 29 Juror Carolyn Blaylock
  • Installation at Port City Mortgage 108 N. Kerr Ave Unit F-2 Wilmington, NC Ongoing
  • Cape Fear Studios Annual National Juried 2D Exhibition Fayetteville, NC June 27 through July 21 Juror Barbara Jaenicke
  • 40 under 40 Juried Art Show Alamance Art Council, NC April 24 through June 13
Juror Michael Fels
  • 32nd WAA Annual Juried Spring Art Show Wilmington, NC April 11 through April 13
Juror Bob Rankin
  • The Great Getaway Art Exhibition, Lumberton, NC April 8 through 11 Juror Jennifer Dasel
  • Arts of the Bellamy Group Show  Wilmington, NC   March 10 through April 21
  • Figments Gallery, Wilmington, NC Landfall Shopping Center 1319 Military Cutoff Rd Permanent Artist 2013-2014
 
 Experience

  • Interview and Artist feature for the month of November in Wrightsville Beach Magazine 2018
  • Artist Lecture for the Art League of Leland, November 15, 2019
  • 2D judge for New Hanover County High school Art show at the Community Arts Center 2017 and 2018
  • Hanging committee for various shows including WAA Spring Show,Landfall, Silver Arts Show 2016, 17, 18
  • Interview and Feature in Encore Magazine Vol. 31 in 2015
  • Interview with WECT News about selected paintings in ABC's secrets and lies
  • Feature in NijiMagazine.com  September 29, 2014
  • Co-Chair for 2015 WAA spring show
  • Guest Artist/Featured Artist Cape Fear school for the inquiry 2014-2015
  • Featured Artist & Demo at Wilmington Art Association September 2014
  • Chair for Wilmington Art Association and Port City Java Art Partnership 2014 & 2015
  • Interview by Diplomacy post Istanbul - June 29, 2014 American Abstract Artist        
  • Group Curator & Administrator for Abstract Expressionism on Fine Art America 2013-2015
 
Education
  • 2000-2002 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Painting and Printmaking Department, Bachelors of Fine Art
 
  • 1997-2000 John Tyler Community College, Chester VA Associates Degree and Fine Art Certificate


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