Carter Mull

Born:
1977
Residence:
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality:
American
Trust:
APT Los Angeles
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  • Exhibitions

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  • The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will show L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists (October 30, 2016–April 2, 2017), featuring a selection of works given to the museum for its 50th anniversary as part of an unprecedented campaign led by artist Catherine Opie.

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  • 10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch

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  • "We live in a truly raucous visual culture," writes curator Sara Krajewski in her catalog essay on the Henry Art Gallery's show, "Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture."

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  • Since the 1960s, artists have had to contend with the fact that contemporary artworks are most frequently encountered in the pages of art magazines

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  • The strict codes of the fashion and consumer world and their communication through images are central themes of the two exhibitions by Tobias Kaspar (b. 1984 in Basel, lives in Rome) and Carter Mull (b. 1977

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  • "We live in a truly raucous visual culture," writes curator Sara Krajewski in her catalog essay on the Henry Art Gallery's show, "Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture."

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  • Since the 1960s, artists have had to contend with the fact that contemporary artworks are most frequently encountered in the pages of art magazines

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  • ‘I think about so many things when I think about working with an image that I just can’t name it,” says Kelley Walker, when asked if

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  • New Photography 2009' is a thematic presentation of significant recent work in photography that examines and expands the conventional definitions of

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  • Contemporary art photographers are opening up new ways of thinking about the medium. Are institutions ready for this wave of photographic innovation?

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BIOGRAPHY

Carter Mull (b. 1977, Atlanta) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from CalArts (2006). His work is in numerous American museum collections including the The Getty Research Institute; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York Orange County Museum of Art; UCLA Hammer Museum; The Walker Art Center and Whitney Museum of American Art

Mull’s work is derived and conceptualized by the experience, theorization and processing of relationships both in the social field and in our shared, mediated landscape, transposing the social image to the exhibition context. Informed by sociology and writing on mediation, Mull’s project owes as much to contemporary popular, mass market fashion and chart topping Hot 100 songs

While his sculpture, installation and video have a temporality built into their form, his works for the wall assume the structure and appearance of painting in the traditional sense, yet also conjure a re-formation and re-structuring of art today. Although the use of drawing and photography, (as opposed to self identification with a given métier) provides no clear consensus as to how to objectify an artwork into a category, Mull’s inquiry into the rigid codes of medium, such as production process, substrate and material application, cultivates a new awareness of how art is produced and formatted in our ever changing present.

Recent solo shows include: Three Star Books, Paris (2015),  “We tell  stories in order to live,” curated by Alexis Vaillant, CAPC, Bordeaux (2014); “The princess is caged in the ©,” (with Tobias Kaspar) curated by Giovanni Carmine (2014). Selected group exhibitions include: “The Violet Crab,” David Roberts Art Foundation, London, curated by Vincent Honoré, (2015); “Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance,” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2015); “Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen at Liste,” Curated by Giovanni Carmine, Liste Art Fair, Basel (2014)