Curatorial Work 

Select Exhibitions

The University Club of Chicago
2016 - 2018
Chicago, Illinois

I served as the lead creative director of $250,000 creative arts acquisition initiative for14,000 square foot building expansion. The new permanent art collection focused on diversity and inclusivity while also complimenting the interior architecture and historic legacy of the building. 


Finding Elsewhere
October 5 - November 10, 2018
Boyden Gallery, Saint Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD

The Faculty Exhibition: Finding Elsewhere is an exhibition of the bravery and faith of studio practices that unhinge notions of reality, that question one’s senses and physicality, and unveil illusions of truth and time. The six artists and St. Mary’s college professors in the exhibition, Tristan Cai, Sue Johnson, Giulia Piera Livi, Jessye McDowell, Carrie Patterson, and Lisa Scheer traverse a range of mediums from digital modeling, printmaking and artist books, to painting and installation

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I Have Vivid Memories of Lightning 
July 17 - December 15, 2017
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Chicago, IL 

Why do we so often damage and draw borders around those things that are most fragile in life? Owning land and constraining citizens into states of immobility; demolishing ecosystems while exploiting natural resources; and binding individuals into frozen states of binary labels, social expectations, and economic class structures. Each artist in this exhibition transcends these habits of trauma and constraint, to visualize a new way of being or interpreting the human condition in the context of the environment and the body.

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March 19 - April 23, 2017
Terrain Exhibitions
Oak Park, Illinois

Practice. Perfect. Audition. Rehearse. Setup…. Choke.
Choke is a continuation of Carter’s ongoing interest in the aesthetics of music and performance. The installation title contains two meanings: the inability to perform when necessary or “to choke,” and the term used when silencing a cymbal. In this installation, Carter re-materializes a complete drum set into a hardened, dense, concrete object that calls on both industry and the monumentality of ancient stone sculptures within art history. During the duration of the exhibition, the public may engage with the sculpture, stepping into the role of performer, to strike, drum, and kick an object that resists its normative musical operation.

​Exhibition review by the Chicago Tribune 

Roger Brown: This Boy's Own Story
August 25 - November 10, 2012
Sullivan Galleries, Chicago

Marking the 15th anniversary of artist and SAIC alumnus Roger Brown's death due to complications of HIV/AIDS, This Boy's Own Story considers a significant, yet under-explored current in the artist's career. The paintings, writings, and ephemera brought together in this exhibition evoke a range of social, political, and religious considerations, calling attention to Brown's engagement with the subject of sexuality—a theme he addressed throughout his 27-year career. This show reflects the trajectory of Brown's artistic practice in relation to the broader histories of Chicago's gay nightlife, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the Culture Wars of the 1980s and 90s.

Exhibition reviewed by Time Out Chicago.

All Exhibitions 

July 2021, Low Res. MFA Graduating Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
January 2021, 2021, Evanston + Vicinity Biennial (Exhibition Juror), Evanston Arts Center, IL
July 2020, Low Res. MFA Graduating Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
July 2019, Low Res. MFA Graduating Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

October 5 - November 10, 2018, Finding Elsewhere, Boyden Gallery, Saint Mary's City, MD
July 17 - December 15, 2017, I Have Vivid Memories of Lightning, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago, IL
March 19 - April 23, 2017, Choke, Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL
February 5 - March 12, 2017,  High Water, Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL
July 22 - August 11, 2016, Being Enough, Chicago Artists Coalition, IL 
April 1 - 21, 2016, Tracing the Invisible, Chicago Artists Coalition, IL
January 6 - 26, 2016, Being, Enough, Chicago Artists Coalition, IL 

August 25 - November 10, 2012, Roger Brown: This Boy's Own Story, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL