biography

Andrée B. Carter is a New Orleans native who moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to be the Program Coordinator of General Education and member of the faculty at the Art Institute of Hollywood. In 2014, she left to work full time on her art. Previously, she was the Academic Director of Liberal Arts and faculty member at the Art Institute of Seattle for fifteen years.

The vibrant cultural life in New Orleans influenced her use of color and patterning, combined with the nuanced palette and textures of the verdant Northwest. Andrée continues to explore color and texture through the unbelievable diversity of Los Angeles. Her collage methods range from adding paper, fabric and her own needlepoint methods. All of these elements add to the physicality of Andrée’s work.

Andrée received her MFA from the University of New Orleans and her BS from Loyola University in New Orleans (Cum Laude). She also studied art history in Florence, Italy through a summer program at Tulane University. Since graduate school, Andrée has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, most notably a large-scale installation at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans in 1998.

Some highlights of Andrée’s career include a painting fellowship from the Bau Institute which was held in Otranto, Italy; a painting fellowship from Virginia Center for Creative Arts; the recipient of a solo exhibition from the New Orleans Painting Competition, and several awards from juried shows in Los Angeles, including the Artistic Selection Award from the Korean Cultural Center for the 24th Annual Juried Competition. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections, most notably in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA and the Iberia Bank, New Orleans and Shreveport, LA

Andrée is a member of Women Painters West and Los Angeles Art Association.