Los Angeles based artist Andree B. Carter was born and raised in New Orleans. The city’s vibrant cultural life influenced her use of color and patterning, combined with the nuanced palette and textures of the verdant Northwest. She continues to explore color and texture through the vast cultural diversity of Los Angeles. Carter’s method of collage incorporates paper, fabric, and needlepoint, all adding to the physicality of her work. In 2012, she moved to Los Angeles to be the Program Coordinator of General Education and member of the faculty at the Art Institute of Hollywood, until she retired in 2014 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. She received an MFA from The University of New Orleans and BS from Loyola University in New Orleans (Cum Laude). She also studied art history in Florence, Italy through a summer program at Tulane University.
In addition to numerous solo and group exhibitions, most notably a large-scale installation at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans in 1998, Carter has been honored with painting fellowships from the Bau Institute held in Otranto, Italy, and 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, and the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA where her work received 2nd Place, Best in Show. Her most recent award is artist in residency at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming for September 2019. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections, most notably in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA and the Iberia Bank, New Orleans and Shreveport, LA
Carter is a member of Women Painters West, Los Angeles Art Association, and Women’s Caucus for the Arts, California Chapter.