Carter Kustera

Carter Kustera

2005 106.6 x 154.9 cm mixed media on paper


Carter Kustera

1962 Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
1982-85 Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1980-82 Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Lives and works in New York

Awards and Grants

New York Foundation for the Arts

New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
J.M. Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Company Arts in Industry Program

Rema Hort Mann Cultural Support Grant, Contemporary Institute, New York, NY
Best of Show - Design, The Cleveland Society of Communicating Arts
The Black Book, Best Illustration for an Annual Report
American Advertising Association
Cleveland Advertising Association
International Association of Business Communicators
Print Magazine
Step by Step Graphics
Studio Magazine

Canada Council Arts Grant

Artists Grant, Puffin Foundation, Ltd
Pollack / Krasner Foundation Grant

Artists Grant, Puffin Foundation, Ltd
Artists Grant, Canada Council

Franklin Furnace (Jerome Foundation) Fund for Performance Art
Explorations Grant, Canada Council
Travel Grant, Canada Council
Artists Grant, Artists Space

Solo Exhibitions

Fabulous Anger Redux, Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

Fabulous Anger, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, USA
Fabulous Anger, nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo

Fabulous Anger, lyonswiergallery, New York, USA

Fabulous Anger, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA, USA

New Work, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
The Making of Painted Strokes, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA

The Making of Painted Strokes (in collaboration with Tiong Ang), Proton ICA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
America's Most Wanting, Chassie Post Gallery, New York

America's Most Wanting, Lake Galleries, Toronto, Canada and Josh Baer Gallery, New York, USA
Consciousness, Josh Baer Gallery, New York

Based on a True Story, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, USA

Domicide, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, USA

Death of a Signature, Josh Baer Gallery, New York

Root of Influence/Verify Your Understanding, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Other Mainstream II, Arizona State University Art Museum.

Pretty Soon: An Exhibition of Time Oriented Work, 4 Walls, San Diego, C.A.

Somnambulist/Fabulist, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Sarasota Springs, NY
I Drank the Kool-Aid: (The Experiment Requires That You Continue), AnnaKustera, NY
Netherland 1, The Gouda Museum, curated by Tiong Ang
Copilandia, Centro de Arte de Sevilla, Spain, curated by Kirby Gookin
Busy Going Crazy, Centro de Arte de Sevilla, Spain
The Opening, Beaver Projects, Copenhagen

scope New York, Flatotel, New York, NY
The Disasters of War: from Goya to Golub, curated by Nina Felshin, Ezra and Cecile Sillkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
More than Dirty South, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami

10 Year Anniversary Show, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, Georgia
On Collaboration and Co-existence: Tiong Ang & Co. A Survey of Collaborative Works 1995-2004, Stichting Outline, Amsterdam

Slightly Sinister, Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY
Gun & Wound Show, The Annex, New York, NY
Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Living with Duchamp, The TANG Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs

Interference, Robert J.Shiffler Foundation, organized from the collection by CV Mansoor, OH
Videodrama, at the Shoot Festival, curated by Oliver Hangl, Malmo, Sweden

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
Southern Exposure, curated by Sean Gelb, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
Disappearing Act, curated by Robin Kahn and Kirby Gookin, Bound & Unbound and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY
Graham Gillmore, Carter Kustera, Medrie MacPhee, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Including Clay, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

Tweakville, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Fransisco, CA
New York, North York, Art Gallery of North York, Ontario, Canada
Here's Looking At Me Kid, Art Gallery of North York, Ontario, Canada
Unimplosive Art, Curated by Carmello Strana, Zitelli Region Pavillion Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Summer Selections, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Ceramics, White Columns, New York, NY
Group show, Filipino Fossati/Esso Gallery, Torino
Televisuals, evening of video screenings, curated by Caspar Stracke, Eight Floor Gallery, New York

The Making of Painted Strokes, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
Panzerotti Five, Free Parking, Toronto
Waiting For Something To Happen, curated by John Marriot & Michael Buckland, at various second run movie theaters, Toronto
What I Did on My Summer Vacation, White Columns, New York
Recent Work, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Fuori Uso 1995, AURUM, Ex Liqueur Factory, Via Luisa D'Annunzio, Pescara
Wax, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
Wary Still, curated by Elliot Linwood, Highways, Santa Monica
Take a Good Look at Yourself, The Hudson River Museum of Westchester, New York
The Artful Message: Contemporary Video, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey
Caravansarary of Contemporary Art, curated by giacinto de Pietrantonio, Pescara

Rock and Roll, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Home Video Redefined: Media, Sculpture and Domesticity, organized by Dara Meyers-Kingsley, Center for Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
American Art Today, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL
New Voices 1994, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

American Art Today: Clothing As Metaphor, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL
I Am The Enunciator, organized by Christian Leigh, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
Fall From Fashion, organized by Barry Rosenberg, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary, Art, Ridgefield, CT
PROSPECT 93, Eine internationale Ausstellung aktueller Kunst, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Open 93: Emergency, Selected by Francesco Bonami, ("Mere Interchange"), APERTO, XLV Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Parc St. Leger, Centre d'Art Contemporian, Pouges les Eaux, France
Contacts/Proofs, The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Transient Decor Room 311, organized by Horodner Romley Gallery and Saul Ostrow, The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY
Venice Comes to the Hamptons, Art Finds/Marsha Fogel Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Giochi nell'acqua, organized by Myriam Laplant, Ponte dell'Industria, Lungotevere delgi artigisani, Rome, Italy
The Rag Trade (Right Off the Rack), organized by Saul Ostrow, The InterArt Center, New York, NY
Made in the U.S.A., Caldic Chemie Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Return of the Caldavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Under Thirty, curated by Erik Oppenheim, Galerie Metropol, Vienna

Ikebana: Contemporary Artists and The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Multiplicity, Robin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ecstasy, Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York, NY
Three or More, Spiral Gallery, Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Water Bar, Galerie Metropol, Wein, Austria

Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY
The Imperative Dream, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Monnaie de Singe, Ecole de Nimes, France
Rope, Lino Silverstein Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Videos and a film about some schmoes who are trying to conform (yet miss), Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
Vertigo II, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Salzberg, Austria
Shared Skin: Sub-Social Identifiers, Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York, NY
Value: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Something Blue, 93 Crosby Street, New York, NY
Death of a Signature, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY

Spellbound, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Round Trip, Fernendo Alcolea Gallery, New York, NY
Root of Influence / Verify Your Understanding, Projects Room, Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
Work on Paper, Paula Allen Gallery, New York, NY
Detritus: Transformation and Reconstruction, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Ihara-Ludens Gallery, New York, NY
Collectors Choice of Emerging Artists, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
All Quiet on the Western Front?, Antoine Candau Espace Dieu, Paris, France
Round Trip, Lino Silverstein Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Vertigo, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, France
State of Siege, Jorge Albero Calery, Madrid, Spain
Root of Influence/Verify Your Understanding (with performance), Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Thara-Ludens Gallery, New York

After the Gold Rush, organized by Howard Halle, Milford Gallery, New York, NY
Sculpture, The Gallery, New York, NY
Obscured, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY
Milford Gallery, New York, NY
American Fine Art, New York, NY
Outside the Clock: Beyond Good and Elvis, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, NY

Turbulence, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Alberta
C.K.P. Philly '88, Momenta Art Alternatives, Philadelphia, PA
Democracy: Cultural Participation, Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY

Lotto as Metaphor, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Ground Zero Gallery, New York, NY
Small Works, Public Image Gallery, New York, NY
John Gerstad Gallery, New York, NY
Ledo Gallery, New York, NY
John Gerstad Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Performances

Promotional Copy, organized by Robin Kahn & S.O.S. Int'l, The Kitchen, NYC, April

CKTV, as part of the Water Bar, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, April
CKTV, as part of the Banquet, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, May
After the Thaw, with Michael Greene, private performance at the residence of Bil Ehrlich, New York, NY

Arriving, Directed by Helen Horowitz, Leonor Datil Perez Gallery, New York, NY

Meet, with body builder, Pierre, Althea Viafora Gallery,New York, NY
Green Streets, outdoor performance in Chinatown (Cortlandt Alley), sponsored by Art in General, New York, NY

Other Related Projects

U2 World Tour, "Pop," Computer animation project for stage show
Windows at Barney's Department, New York, NY

Emerging Technologies Program, William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Canada, website project

SPIN Magazine, Visual Politics, monthly illustrations for Anti-Hero Section, August-December

Selected Bibliography

Cullum, Jerry. "Witty pop-culture meditations hit the mark," The Atlanta Journal Constitution, November 11.

Taylor, Kate. "A spoof of talk TV," The Globe and Mail, February 26.
Barnes, Lucinda. "Allen Memorial Art Museum: New Voices 1994," dialogue, March/April.
Litt, Steven. "Art's new voices sing," The Plain Dealer, May 2.

Vogel, Carol. "The Venice Biennale: An Art Bazaar Abuzz," The New York Times, June 12: L13.
Seward, Keith. "Carter Kustera at Josh Baer Gallery," Artforum, Summer: 108.
Bonami, Francesco. "Carter Kustera," Flash Art, Summer.

Johnson, Ken. "Carter Kustera at Josh Baer," Art in America, June: 114.
Bonami, Francesco. "Carter Kustera at Josh Baer," Flash Art, May/June: 114.

Taylor, Simon. "Kevin Carter at Pat Hearn," Art in America, April: 164.
Hayt-Atkins, Elizabeth. "Born Again," ARTnews, September: 18.
Decter, Joshua. "Kevin Carter," Arts Magazine, March: 101.


Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Broadcast News Network, New York, NY
Guccionne Media, New York, NY
Kohler Company, Koehler, Sheboygan, WI
Neuberger & Berman, New York, NY
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
SPIN Magazine, New York, NY
Bard College, Annendale on Hudson, NY
Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Barney's, New York, NY

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